Category Archives: Australia

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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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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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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