Monthly Archives: October 2015

Wallabies Waltz On

In reaching the 2015 World Cup final, Australia will have competed in four of the first eight Rugby World Cup Finals. We have been looking back over some of the objects we have in our collection that help to tell a … Continue reading

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Remembering the Kings Cup

The inaugural Rugby World Cup that took place in New Zealand and Australia in 1987 started a competition that has since grown into the third largest sporting event in the world. But it was not the first international rugby tournament. The 6 … Continue reading

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PLAYER PROFILE – Hugo Porta (Argentina)

Hugo Porta has been described as the foundation stone of Argentinian rugby. He made his debut for the national side as a 20 year-old in 1971, at a time when Argentina were considered a developing side. A fly-half with game-management … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Harry Alexander (England) 17/10/1915

Harry Alexander was born in Oxton, Birkenhead in Cheshire. His father William was a cotton broker in Liverpool, and his mother Edith was the daughter of the little-known artist Robert Gathoney. Harry had one brother and two sisters. Initially educated … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Dan’l Lambert (England) 13/10/1915

Douglas Lambert was born in South Norwood, and in adult life, being a tall man, was more commonly known as ‘Dan’l’ or ‘Danny’, by allusion to the famous giant Daniel Lambert of 100 years earlier. His parents were Ernest John … Continue reading

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RUGBY DYNASTIES – The ‘Bok Family Morkel

Many families have contributed outstandingly to the history and development of international rugby.  If Ireland holds a record for the number of brothers who have played in the emerald green at the highest level, one family stands supreme in its … Continue reading

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