At the outbreak of World War I in 1914, all rugby was suspended by decree of the individual rugby unions, with only inter-military encounters and fundraising games permitted. After the Armistice in November 1918, with the forces of the world’s rugby playing nations and many of their stars still stationed in Britain, and with the public desperate to see competitive rugby played again, an inter-military tournament was organised. King George V was so enthused by the proposed competition that he agreed to have the tournament named after him, and so The King’s Cup was born.
St. David’s Press, on behalf of the authors, and in association with the Rugby Memorabilia Society & Friends of Newport Rugby Trust, cordially invite you to mark the launch of Howard Evans & Phil Atkinson’s new book.
On Monday 14th December, at Newport RFC, Rodney Parade. Newport NP19 0UU from 7pm to 9pm. The evening will include:
• an overview of the King’s Cup by the authors, including of the South Africa v Australia game played at Rodney Parade
• a Q&A session
• an exhibition of rugby memorabilia from the period
Please RSVP Before 10th December: firstname.lastname@example.org