Monthly Archives: September 2016

Durham County Diamond Jubilee 1936

The following is an extract from ‘One Among Many: the Story of Sunderland Rugby Football Club’ by Keith Gregson. “Of the many stirring rugby events at Ashbrooke, none aroused greater interest than the match played 26 September 1936” The game … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Rupert Edward Inglis (England) 18/09/1916

  Rupert Edward Inglis was easily the oldest of the 27 England internationals to die in service in WW1. He came from a distinguished background. His father, Major-General Sir John Eardley Wilmot Inglis, K.C.B. was the “Defender of Lucknow” (Indian … Continue reading

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The most iconic image in the history of sport?

This photograph of Nelson Mandela awarding the 1995 Rugby World Cup to South African captain Francois Pienaar is one of the most iconic in sport and is significant on a number of levels. The tournament was a grand success and … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – George Pugh (Australia) 05/09/1916

  George Pugh was born in Glebe, Sydney on 16 January 1890 and won his only Australian test cap against the United States of America on the Wallabies North American tour of 1912.  It was the final game of a … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Horace Wyndham Thomas (Wales) 03/09/1916

Horace Wyndham Thomas was that very rare combination: not only a gifted Cambridge choral scholar, but also a brilliant Welsh international rugby player. Press reports of his games for Blackheath or Cambridge University – he played almost all his senior … Continue reading

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