Category Archives: International Players

Trend or Tradition? Part 2

3 years ago we posted a response to an article published on Americas Rugby News in which Richard Steele examined the history of Scottish selections and whether the trend of international teams selecting foreign born players really is as modern as is widely assumed. This time, John Jenkins takes a look at some other rugby nations… Continue reading

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After the War: The Victory Internationals, 1945-46

With the onset of the Second World War, official international rugby was put on hiatus in 1939. After the war ended in 1945, there was one season before fixtures officially resumed and it was in this period that the Victory Internationals were played to fill the void… Continue reading

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Remembering Bob Weighill

Remembering Bob Weighill, the England captain who helped pave the way for the Normandy landings… Continue reading

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Richmond FC at War

When we talk about our playing days we casually throw out words which suggest we were engaged in a sort of warfare, but for an awful lot of our predecessors at Richmond Football Club the words had a harsh and vivid reality… Continue reading

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Flying Lions: Louis Greig

Flying Lions: Louis Greig

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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1973 – Everyone’s A Winner

The 1973 incarnation of the Five Nations championship kicked off at the newly rebuilt Parc de Prince in Paris on the 13th January…  Continue reading

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Up for the Cup, 1919…

A century ago: January 1919 and with the Versailles negotiations to formally end WW1 still ongoing, five Services sides from amongst the victorious Allies’ ranks were being prepared for what became The King’s Cup: Rugby’s First ‘World Cup’… Continue reading

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