Category Archives: Schools

The Man Who Wore the World’s Oldest International Rugby Jersey

John Henry Clayton only played one international match of rugby in his life, but it was a match to be remembered.  On March 27th 1871, Clayton, along with nineteen other Englishmen, would take on a Scottish Twenty at Raeburn Place … Continue reading

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William Webb Ellis and the Origins of Rugby – a new perspective

Did William Webb Ellis really pick up the ball and run in 1823? If so, did this act originate the game of rugby football? Continue reading

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