Category Archives: Wales

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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In Loving Memory of Poor Old England (1905)

1905 was an exciting year in Cardiff.  In recognition of the city’s importance as one of the great economic and industrial successes of the age, Cardiff was granted city-status by King Edward VII; the National Museum was founded in Cardiff; … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Philip Dudley Waller (Wales) 14/12/1917

The practice of observing two minutes silence on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday was initiated following a suggestion made to the King by Sir Percy Fitzpatrick after the tragic death on the Western Front of his son, Major Percy Fitzpatrick … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – David “Dai” Westacott (Wales) 28/08/1917

“Dai” Westacott had just one cap at forward for Wales but might have expected more, since he played for Cardiff for seven seasons during one of the club’s most successful periods.  However, he had the misfortune to be selected for … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Bryn Lewis (Wales) 2 April 1917

Brinley Richard Lewis was a speedy wing three-quarter of great skill who, for a variety of reasons, was never able to demonstrate his talents to the full at international level.  He was highly regarded by English critics, some of whom … Continue reading

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Match Highlights: England Colts v Wales Youth, 1989

A previous blog post entitled ‘England and Wales stars of the future line-up in 1989’ featured the likes of Martin Johnson and Scott Gibbs singing their respective anthems in the lead-up to a tough-tackling ‘England Colts’ v ‘Wales Youth’ match … Continue reading

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Rugby’s Greatest Upsets Part 2 – Wales v New Zealand, 1905

New Zealand had set down a marker of quality when defeating a tired and injury ravaged British Lions side at the tail end of their tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1904. The tourists had comfortably defeated Australia in … Continue reading

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