Monthly Archives: December 2019

Spotlight on Dan Carroll

Dan Carroll was born in Australia in 1887 and holds the honour of being the only rugby player to be a dual Olympic gold medalist for different qualifying nations… Continue reading

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Lions on the High Veldt

The Lions forwards of the 1938 party were widely admired for their refusal to give up despite the first two Test defeats…Off the field Bunner Travers struck up a friendship with Blair “Paddy” Mayne…a loose cannon and a constant disciplinary headache for the tour manager. Continue reading

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War Games: Rugby in 1939

Extracted from Howard Evans and Phil Atkinson’s ‘War Games: Rugby Union during the Second World War’ Continue reading

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