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#FromTheVaults – Barbarians Jersey, 1903

At the start of 2020 we revived an old “Object of the Month” feature and now after a brief hiatus, our #FromTheVaults series is back with this Barbarians jersey from 1903… Continue reading

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Murrayfield in December 1978

Some sporting occasions remain etched in your memory for ever and can be recalled at will… Continue reading

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Ernie Crawford – a legendary Irish full back

The Irish selectors alighted on the Lansdowne and Leinster player William Ernest ‘Ernie’ Crawford as their full back when they chose the team for the first post-war Ireland international against England at Lansdowne Road, Dublin on February 14th 1920… Continue reading

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The 1910 British & Irish Lions tour of Argentina

In 1910 the British and Irish Lions toured Argentina for the first time. Under the captaincy of John Raphael, they contested Los Pumas first international test-match… Continue reading

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Internationals at Welford Road

The ground known as Welford Road, home of Leicester Tigers rugby club, hosted seven major rugby internationals in the 20th century. Physically located south of the city centre between Aylestone Road and Welford Road, the home of Leicester rugby since 1892 has played a huge part in the development and history of English rugby at club and international level… Continue reading

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The Stellenbosch Three-quarter line

If asked to name the most illustrious three-quarter line from one club or country, northern hemisphere rugby historians are most likely to name the Oxford University and Scotland three-quarter line of the 1920s… Continue reading

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It’s time to research your club histories!

With the Rugby Football Union now in its 150th year, Keith Gregson advises on how you can find out the history of your own rugby clubs… Continue reading

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1971 and the Centenary of the Rugby Football Union

As the Rugby Football Union enters its 150th season, Barney Burnham looks back fifty years to his own involvement in the celebrations that marked a Century of international rugby. Continue reading

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The Day Trelawny’s Army took Twickenham

Twickenham Stadium Tour Guide Mike tells us of the “best” rugby match he has ever seen at Twickenham… Continue reading

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Los Pumas Rampant

The years following England’s triumph in Sydney at the 2003 Rugby World Cup were lean ones… Continue reading

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