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Eric Watts Moses: A President at War

As commemorations of the First World War come to an end, Sunderland RFC’s archivist and historian looks at the war record of a pioneering rugby administrator. Continue reading

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Eyes Wide Open: The Demi Sakata Story

In 1968 Japan shocked the rugby world by defeating the Junior All-Blacks in Wellington.  Japanese Wing Yoshihiro ‘Demi’ Sakata scored four of Japan’s six tries that day and would go on to demonstrate that the performance was no fluke. This … Continue reading

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Arts Council Full Accreditation

The World Rugby Museum is pleased to announce that it has been conferred full accreditation, nationally styled, by the Arts Council England. The accreditation standard is a nationally agreed certificate of organisational health that demonstrates that a museum inspires the … Continue reading

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Flying Lions: Elfed Jones

Flying Lions: Elfed Jones

Continuing our series of biographies by David Smith, covering some of the British & Irish Lions who served with the RAF.
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Lest We Forget – Walter Riddle Sutherland (Scotland) 04/10/1918

More than 60 Scottish rugby internationals have come from the Hawick club in the borders of Scotland but few have been more beloved than Walter “Wattie” Sutherland who was killed by a stray enemy shell in the village of Hulluch in France on 4th October 1918 aged twenty seven. Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Frank Jacob Gard (USA) 29/09/1918

Frank Jacob Gard (1892-1918) was a flanker who captained Stanford University and the All-American team that played Australia (1912) and New Zealand (1913).  He was a Lieutenant in the infantry who was killed in action at the Battle of Argonne Forest, France. Continue reading

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Introducing Cardiff Rugby Museum

Cardiff has a rich rugby provenance and the game has played a significant role in shaping the social history of the City… Continue reading

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