Monthly Archives: January 2021

Even Honours- Scotland v New Zealand 1964 and 1983

To defeat the New Zealand All Blacks in an international match has always been a major goal for the four home union countries.  While the English have a comparatively strong record with eight victories in 42 matches, Ireland have won … Continue reading

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Denzil Batchelor’s All-Star XV

Denzil Batchelor was a sports and war correspondent, poet and playwright. He played rugby at Oxford University in the 1920s and was a lifelong fan of cricket and rugby. This All-Star XV is an extract from his book ‘Babbled of Green Fields’ published in 1961. Continue reading

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A Sunderland Discovery!

We’re starting 2021 off with an exciting discovery for Sunderland FC and the wider rugby community… Continue reading

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