Category Archives: Scotland

Lest We Forget – Walter Riddle Sutherland (Scotland) 04/10/1918

More than 60 Scottish rugby internationals have come from the Hawick club in the borders of Scotland but few have been more beloved than Walter “Wattie” Sutherland who was killed by a stray enemy shell in the village of Hulluch in France on 4th October 1918 aged twenty seven. Continue reading

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE! Mini Exhibition: Unlikely Alliances

In times of celebration or commemoration, rugby matches involving combined teams, such as England & Wales and Scotland & Ireland, have taken place to mark the occasion. Currently on display at the World Rugby Museum, this mini exhibition takes a … Continue reading

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Dual Identity: Two Women’s Rugby Players Capped For Two Countries (Each!)

As the NatWest 6 Nations continued this weekend, our women’s rugby historian Lydia Furse has been exploring those who have played at the national representative senior level for more than one country. Pulling on the shirt.  Singing the national anthem. … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – George Alexander Walker Lamond (Scotland) 25/02/1918

On February 25th 1918 Lieutenant-Colonel George Alexander Walker (Geo) Lamond died in the military hospital at Colombo in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) aged 39.  A civil engineer by profession, he had seen active service in France before being sent to … Continue reading

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Scotland v England touch flag, 1925

This month saw the beginning of the 2018 Natwest 6 Nations Championship.  Ahead of this year’s Calcutta Cup match we are highlighting this touch flag which is currently on display in the Six Nations gallery of the new World Rugby … Continue reading

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I remember when…

Twickenham Stadium Tour Guide Phil Mead recalls his first trip to Twickenham back in 1953… I can remember my first visit to Twickenham and who I went with.  I was at Lewes Grammar School and I was very proud to … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – John Argentine Campbell (Scotland) 02/12/1917

Much of the literature surrounding those sportsmen who lost their lives in the 1914-18 War refers to how many of these men died at such a young age.  And yet there were many cases in which men with distinguished sporting … Continue reading

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