Category Archives: Scotland

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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Lest We Forget – Lt. John George Will (Scotland), 25 March 1917

On 25th March 2017 The Old Merchant Taylor Society and Old Merchant Taylor Football Club gathered in the Memorial Garden at the School to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of John G. Will who was killed in an … Continue reading

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On the Blind Side

One of the most remarkable matches in the history of international rugby took place between France and Scotland in Paris on 1st January 1920.  This was the fifth time these two countries had met on the rugby field and the … Continue reading

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Jack Dallas – A life devoted to rugby

There are many personalities in the history of rugby union who have played a pivotal part in the development of the sport.  Few though have played a significant part as both player and referee in matches that are still recalled … Continue reading

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Rugby’s Greatest Upsets Part One – Scotland v England, 1871

In 1870 football enthusiast and administrator Charles W Alcock arranged an international football match between Scotland and England in London.  It ended in a tie so another game was arranged which England won.  Scotland was incensed.  Not by the result … Continue reading

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