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1973 – Everyone’s A Winner

The 1973 incarnation of the Five Nations championship kicked off at the newly rebuilt Parc de Prince in Paris on the 13th January…  Continue reading

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March of the Groggs

Groggs – they are unique sculpted caricatures depicting famous rugby players and a select few other notable personalities.  For more than half a century these quirky creations have won over the hearts of rugby fans across Wales and beyond and we are delighted to be hosting a new special exhibition, ‘The March of the Groggs’, co-curated with sculptor Richard Hughes and World of Groggs.    Continue reading

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Beginner’s Guide to the Six Nations

With the Six Nations 2019 championship looming, it’s time to brush-up on the basics of the oldest rugby championship in the world. Continue reading

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Up for the Cup, 1919…

A century ago: January 1919 and with the Versailles negotiations to formally end WW1 still ongoing, five Services sides from amongst the victorious Allies’ ranks were being prepared for what became The King’s Cup: Rugby’s First ‘World Cup’… Continue reading

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England Students to Japan, 1982

In 1982 an England Students side travelled to Japan to play a match against Japan at the Hanazono Stadium in Osaka…  Continue reading

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The Longest Kick in Rugby Football

Some kicks seem to have been destined for immortality be they penalty goals, drop goals or the now long forgotten scoring device called goals from a mark…  Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from the World Rugby Museum!

This Christmas Card was made in Bavaria, Germany and is believed to date from the late 19th Century. Printed on the inside is the following poem- “With fortune’s football at your feet This merry Christmas Day, May you attain your … Continue reading

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