Category Archives: International Players

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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England Students to Japan, 1982

In 1982 an England Students side travelled to Japan to play a match against Japan at the Hanazono Stadium in Osaka…  Continue reading

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The Longest Kick in Rugby Football

Some kicks seem to have been destined for immortality be they penalty goals, drop goals or the now long forgotten scoring device called goals from a mark…  Continue reading

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Charlie Pritchard – “I have done my bit”

The Pritchard Collection gives us a unique insight into rugby history, but also connects us to that pre-1914 world through the story of an iconic character who perished in that dreadful conflict. Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Fred Leonard Perrett (Wales) 01/12/1918

By the end of October 1918, Fred Perrett had been on active service on the Western Front for three years and, having already been twice wounded, he may well have felt that he had done his bit… Continue reading

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