Category Archives: Australia

Beginner’s Guide to The Rugby Championship

The Rugby Championship 2019 begins on Saturday so it’s the perfect time to get up to speed with the Southern Hemisphere’s round robin format tournament. Continue reading

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Winston Ide: From Wallaby to Prisoner of War

“Sturdily built, of medium height, Blow was nicely set up for a centre three-quarter. ..he had great courage and his low, hard tackling and fearless going down on the ball in the face of charging forwards won him many admirers.” Continue reading

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The ill-fated 1939-40 Wallabies tour

Dubbed the ‘tour of a lifetime’, it was expected to be a ten-month, 28-match tour of Great Britain for an Australian representative side… Continue reading

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Clarrie Wallach – From Bondi to the Western Front

By the end of the First World War, 35 Wallabies had seen active service. Ten did not survive. Clarence Wallach was one of these men. Continue reading

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A Rugby Pioneer: Lloyd McDermott

This week we celebrate the 55th anniversary of Lloyd McDermott’s international debut for the Wallabies, where he became one of the earliest Indigenous Australian to represent his country at international rugby. Since then, he has worked tirelessly for equality and … Continue reading

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A.W.PEARSON: The first Australian-born International

It’s doubtful if any of those in the party from Guy’s Hospital Rugby Club, enjoying a drink before heading off to the 2001 Lions match in Melbourne, realised that they were only a metaphorical stone’s throw from the venue where … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – George Pugh (Australia) 05/09/1916

George Pugh was born in Glebe, Sydney on 16 January 1890 and won his only Australian test cap against the United States of America on the Wallabies North American tour of 1912.  It was the final game of a 16-match … Continue reading

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