Category Archives: Clubs

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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Durham County’s Golden Era

The annual County Championship was one of English rugby union’s leading competitions from the 1890s through to the professional era in 1995. It provided a vital stepping stone for emerging players from leading rugby clubs and outstanding performances for their counties often propelled them on to international recognition… Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Finchley’s own Clint McGregor

For a tight head prop Clint McGregor was quick…[and] with his powerful physique and good hands he was hard to stop… Continue reading

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La Voulte – Small Town Heroes, 1970

La Voulte-sur-Rhone is a small town of 5,000 inhabitants with a proud rugby heritage situated in the Ardeche department in the south east of France.  For one magical season in 1969-70, La Voulte was the champion club of France and … Continue reading

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The Greatest Game Ever Seen?

Barney Burnham recalls Wasps’ memorable run to the final of the 2004 Heineken Cup… Continue reading

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Portrait of a Team – the Sunderland Football Club XV of 1881

In 1881 Sunderland Football Club was victorious in the first ever Durham County Cup…As luck would have it the final was played on 26 March and the census information for 1881 was gathered eight days after the game, affording us a remarkable opportunity of discovering what kind of people were playing… Continue reading

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