Category Archives: International Players

England v Ireland 1925, as told by Robert Collis

Bob Collis’ memories of watching Ireland against England at Lansdowne Road in 1911 were recorded in his book ‘The Silver Fleece’, first published in 1936. In this extract from the same book, he describes the emotional journey that came before, during and after representing Ireland at Twickenham in a memorable encounter on 14th February 1925… Continue reading

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World Rugby Museum to Host Exhibition of Charlie Pritchard’s Career

As the 2020 Guinness Six Nations approaches, the World Rugby Museum will be hosting an exclusive exhibition to highlight the career of acclaimed Welsh rugby star, Charlie Pritchard… Continue reading

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Weighing up the Competition

Rugby is a very physical contact sport, and as such the physicality of the players has been of great interest to supporters for the majority of the game’s history. Some programmes for tours and matches have listed player weights and heights ever since the early 20th Century… Continue reading

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On This Day 100 Years Ago…

On this day 100 years ago,one of England’s most iconic captains donned an England jersey for the first time… Continue reading

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Historic Rugby Internationals: New Zealand v Australia, 1991

The semi-finals of the second Rugby World Cup held in Britain and France in the autumn of 1991 featured two clashes between historic rivals… Continue reading

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Spotlight on Dan Carroll

Dan Carroll was born in Australia in 1887 and holds the honour of being the only rugby player to be a dual Olympic gold medalist for different qualifying nations… Continue reading

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Lions on the High Veldt

The Lions forwards of the 1938 party were widely admired for their refusal to give up despite the first two Test defeats…Off the field Bunner Travers struck up a friendship with Blair “Paddy” Mayne…a loose cannon and a constant disciplinary headache for the tour manager. Continue reading

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