Monthly Archives: March 2015

‘Good Sport’ – a history of English multi-discipline international sportsmen

The concept of the all-round sportsman was one of the most significant role models to emerge in the second half of the 19th century.  In an era when to be a “good sport” was a distinct asset both in athletic … Continue reading

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Tales from the terraces – Cap That!

Dave Allsop recalls friendships made on the terraces of Welford Road… The last twenty years have seen many changes for rugby followers.  Until the early 1990s a season ticket (well, membership) for Leicester Tigers cost £45 a year.  For that, … Continue reading

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Rugby resumes in the aftermath of the Second World War…

After the long-awaited cease in hostilities, international rugby was quick to resume. Having stood shoulder to shoulder on the battlefield, Englishmen and Scotsmen now faced-off against each other for a ‘Victory’ international test match at Twickenham Stadium. Many of those in … Continue reading

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World’s oldest international rugby caps re-united

by John Beattie When I was a young rugby player, fresh from school and with a whiff of cut grass in my nostrils and dreams of playing for my country in my mind, there was an old, beaten up rugby … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Ronald Owen Lagden (England) 03/03/1915

Ronald Owen Lagden was born in Maseru, Basutoland (modern Lesotho) on the border of present day South Africa, one of five children of Sir Godfrey Yeatman Lagden KCMG and Lady Lagden. Sir Godfrey was a career civil servant, mostly serving … Continue reading

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE: Old Streetonians: life, rugby and art in Shoreditch

For the purposes of this exhibition a section of the World Rugby Museum has been converted into a Shoreditch loft. The exhibition ‘Old Streetonians: life, rugby and art in Shoreditch’ records the unlikely tale of how a group of artists, based … Continue reading

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