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Remembering Alan Bean

Remembering International Referee Alan Bean (1902 – 1986) Continue reading

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A Walking Tour of Rugby Town with Karl Quinney

For many of the thousands of visitors that come to explore Rugby from across the world, it is an enlightening experience. And for the most ardent of rugby followers and enthusiasts, it is a pilgrimage of sorts and one of those places to tick off your proverbial bucket list. Continue reading

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How to become the Rugby Photographer of the Year

Rugby Photographer of the Year is a competition that will celebrate the very best of rugby photography, both amateur and professional, culminating in a two-month exhibition here at the World Rugby Museum Are you a professional or amateur photographer that … Continue reading

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It’s a Grizzly Experience When Alex Packs His Boots

Alex Marsh, a 22-year old match official, flew to the other side of the world in June to tell the KYBO! community about the exciting refereeing opportunities that exist if you are willing to pack your boots and travel.  The … Continue reading

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Jason Leonard – England’s most decorated player

Early in Jason Leonard’s career he was asked to complete a survey by his club Saracens. He listed ‘tackling, scrummaging and strength’ as his strengths and the same three attributes as his areas for improvement.  Although he described packing down … Continue reading

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Did Webb Ellis pick up the ball? Who Cares! by Dai Richards

‘Understanding the Origin and Evolution of Sport’ by Dai Richards is out now. Here Dai gives us a taste of what’s inside. There’s no finer sight than a man who’s picked up pace, running hard with the ball in hand, … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW – Wade Dooley

As the years pass, so the distance covered by Wade Dooley for his third try against Wales on a memorable March day in 1992 increases.  “It gets longer every time I tell the story,” he says of the day he … Continue reading

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In A League of their Own

This article is a continuation of Keith Gregson’s ‘The Plight of the Northern Amateur’. Attendance One of the main arguments for a league system had been that it might improve attendance and, in consequence, income.  This is not an easy … Continue reading

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Goals From A Mark, 1871 – 1914

On January 2nd 1886 towards the end of the first half of their match against Wales when they were leading by two tries to nil, the English forward CH (Charles) Elliot caught a miscued kick for touch by the Welsh … Continue reading

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In 1877 the RFU were sent a letter…

In Calcutta on the 25th of December 1872, a game of rugby was played between a team of ex-pats from England and a mixed team of Scots, Irish and Welsh.  The match proved a success and provided the impetus for the Calcutta Football Club to be formed in January 1873. Continue reading

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