Category Archives: Twickenham

The World Rugby Museum is on the move…

The World Rugby Museum is now closed ahead of its relocation from the East Stand to the South Stand of Twickenham Stadium. The move will necessitate a complete overhaul and redevelopment of the galleries. Curator Phil McGowan is optimistic that this … Continue reading

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Waiting for Lomu graces the walls of Twickenham Stadium

The World’s Greatest Rugby Squad was the original title for Alistair Morrison’s powerful photograph, Waiting for Lomu, which is now on display at the World Rugby Museum. Inspired by a mixture of celebration and nostalgia stirred by the 2015 Rugby World … Continue reading

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Twickenham’s Rose and Poppy Gates of Remembrance

By Clare Mulley. Article first published on History Today, 12 April 2016. ‘I shall never play at Twickenham again’, twenty-five year old Lt Ronald Poulton-Palmer reportedly sighed as he lay dying at Ypres on 5 May 1915. Hit by a … Continue reading

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Details of how to submit your club for inclusion in World Rugby Memorial

World Rugby Memorial – Appeal to Rugby Clubs In 2017 a designated memorial to fallen rugby players will be formally unveiled in Craonnelle, Chemin des Dames in the French department of the Aisne. The organisers would like to include the … Continue reading

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The Memorial Gate, Twickenham

The Rowland Hill Memorial Gates were first unveiled in 1929 to commemorate the life of Sir George Rowland Hill, at the time rugby’s most famous administrator, who had died the previous year. Rowland Hill became secretary of the Rugby Football … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget Special Exhibition

We are pleased to announce that our special exhibition ‘Lest We Forget: Rugby and the First World War’ will be extended into 2016. Many people believed that rugby’s values – patriotism, physical fitness, comradeship, fair play and discipline – reflected … Continue reading

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The Story of the Lion

Visitors to Twickenham Stadium may be familiar with the golden lion that graces the top of the Rowland Hill Memorial Gates at the entrance to the West concourse. The lion has not always been gold.  When he first arrived he … Continue reading

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