Monthly Archives: March 2016

Trend or tradition?

Last year an article in the Americas Rugby News pointed out the modern trend of international teams selecting foreign born players. In this article Richard Steele takes a look at the history of Scottish selections to determine whether this really … Continue reading

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My Rugby World Cup by Tim Reynolds

In 2015 I came to Europe on a grave-photographing mission , hunting Olympic gold medalists in Finland, soldiers who died in WWI who had won the VC or distinguished themselves otherwise in Belgium/Northern France, and a potpourri of cricketers, VCs, … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW – Raphael Ibanez

The following interview was conducted in advance of Raphael Ibanez’s induction onto the Twickenham Wall of Fame. Raphael Ibanez, the former French captain, should be known as the king of hookers, since he retired as the most capped hooker in … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Lou Phillips (Wales) 14/03/1916

Arguably no sport requires such a wide and varied range of skills as rugby. It isn’t surprising, therefore, that many of the best exponents of the game have also been good at other sports. And of all the Welsh sportsmen … Continue reading

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One of Us – William Wavell Wakefield

Name: William Wavell Wakefield (1920-1927) Birthplace: Beckenham Position: Flanker Total Caps: 31 Calcutta Cups: 5 Triple Crowns: 3 Outright Championship Victories: 3 Grand Slams: 3 World Cups: n/a

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