Category Archives: International Players

Lest We Forget – Maurice Boyau (France) 16/09/1918

If his rugby career was distinguished, his military record was exceptional.  Continue reading

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Flying Lions: Peter Larter

Flying Lions – Peter Larter

Continuing our series of biographies by David Smith, covering some of the British & Irish Lions who served with the RAF. Continue reading

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Flying Lions: Ken Jones

Flying Lions: Ken Jones

Continuing our series of biographies by David Smith, covering some of the British & Irish Lions who served with the RAF.
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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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Remembering South Africa’s International Debut

127 years ago, 21 British rugby players set sail to South Africa, captained by Scotland’s Bill Maclagan. Continue reading

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Flying Lions: Bleddyn Williams

Flying Lions: Bleddyn Williams

Continuing our series of biographies by David Smith, covering some of the British & Irish Lions who served with the RAF. Continue reading

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From Silver to Gold, and back again!

It’s been 70 years since Jack Gregory and the rest of the 1948 British Olympic 100 meter relay team briefly won gold in London… Continue reading

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