Monthly Archives: November 2018

SPECIAL EXHIBITION – Brave Blossoms: the History of Rugby in Japan

As the rugby world turns towards the land of the rising sun in anticipation of Asia’s first Rugby World Cup, the World Rugby Museum is delighted to present its new special exhibition ‘Brave Blossoms: the History of Rugby in Japan’. Continue reading

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Rugby remembers the fallen of the First World War

Throughout the First World War rugby players from all nations and of all levels distinguished themselves by their bravery and conduct… Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Alexander James Ridland (New Zealand) 05/11/1918

Alexander James (Jimmy) Ridland died at Le Quesnoy in France on 5th November 1918 during the final week of the First World War.  A rifleman in the 1st Battalion of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, he was the last of the 13 All Blacks who lost their lives in the war.  Continue reading

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