Monthly Archives: March 2020

Famous English International Tries in the Amateur Era

Almost 800 tries have been scored by England at Twickenham in more than 320 full international matches over the last one hundred and ten years.  Most of these tries have passed into the rugby history books but a special few are still recalled as defining moments in their eras… Continue reading

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Remembering Prince Alexander Obolensky

Born in Petrograd (now St Petersburg) on 17th February 1916, Prince Alexander Obolensky was the son of an officer of the Tsar’s Imperial Horse Guards and his wife Princess Luba… Continue reading

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Remembering Alan Bean

Remembering International Referee Alan Bean (1902 – 1986) Continue reading

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#FromTheVaults – ‘Guinness is Good for You’ Advertising Sign, 1960s

As we say farewell to the Guinness Six Nations (for the time being, at least), this month’s featured object from our collection is a Guinness advertising sign from the 1960s. Continue reading

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Swing Low Uncovered

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot was first sung at Twickenham during the ‘Chris Oti match’ of 1988. Or was it? New research by the World Rugby Museum casts doubt on this claim and puts forward a new theory for how and why the song became synonymous with English rugby… Continue reading

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Reunited At Last

England and Wales meet at Twickenham for the 55th time on Saturday. 110 years ago the two sides helped kick off the Twickenham era when Ben Gronow did the honours in the first of his four caps for Wales… Continue reading

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Introducing the From The Vaults Podcast

Towards the end of last year, we launched our From The Vaults podcast where World Rugby Museum Curator Phil McGowan brings you interviews from high profile rugby names from across the world, looking into specific sporting and social history as well as a wider look at the game… Continue reading

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