Category Archives: Countries

War Games: Rugby in 1939

Extracted from Howard Evans and Phil Atkinson’s ‘War Games: Rugby Union during the Second World War’ Continue reading

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Historic Rugby Internationals: Australia v Fiji, 1952

The first ever visit of a Fijian touring side to Australia took place in the summer of 1952 and it was the first time that the Fiji national side played one of the leading rugby nations… Continue reading

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PLAYER PROFILE – Georges Jèrôme

Born in French Guiana in 1883, a young Georges Jèrôme left his homeland for continental France, where he dedicated  much of his adult life to rugby. Continue reading

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Brave Blossoms exhibition in Tokyo

Following its display during 2018/19 at the World Rugby Museum in Twickenham, the exhibition has traveled to Japan to tell the story of rugby in the tournament’s host nation, charting the evolution of rugby alongside the development of modern Japan. Continue reading

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The 1st South Africa Tour to the UK and France 1906-07

Did you know that the Springboks used to perform a Zulu war dance, similar to the haka? The EMI Archive Trust recently got in touch with us to share this snippet recorded in 1906 when South Africa were on tour to the UK and France… Continue reading

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The Return of the Springbok Girl

One of the World Rugby Museum’s most beloved paintings has returned home after a long term loan period in South Africa and to celebrate we thought that we would share her tale with you… Continue reading

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England v Ireland 1911, as told by Robert Collis

This particular match was much celebrated in Dublin as Ireland recorded a first win over England since 1907, but the match was a close affair… Continue reading

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