Monthly Archives: April 2017

Remembering the first British and Irish Lions Tour

In 1888 a British touring team was sent to the antipodean colonies to play rugby; an event that subsequently became a key moment in rugby history, setting a precedent for years to come and beginning one of the great traditions of … Continue reading

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Rugby’s Greatest Upsets Part 5 – Rugby World Cup, 2015

English merchants and soldiers had brought rugby to Japan even before it had arrived in New Zealand.  Yokohama Football Club, founded in 1866, is the oldest known rugby club in Asia.  But it wasn’t until 1899 when Ginosuke Tanaka returned … Continue reading

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‘The Captain Who Never Came Back’ -Bob Seddon

Name: Robert Lionel Seddon Birthplace: Salford Position: Forward Total Caps: 3 Calcutta Cups: 1 retained Triple Crowns: 0 Outright Championship Victories: 0 Grand Slams: n/a World Cups: n/a Bob Seddon was the only player to have been described as being … Continue reading

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Rugby Memorabilia – Not just for rugby enthusiasts…

As a collector of rugby memorabilia I am always keen to show off my collection.  I write a monthly newsletter, ‘Burglar Bill’, to share my Wakefield related memorabilia with a like minded audience and I run two Facebook groups which … Continue reading

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Want to be part of Twickenham history?

The World Rugby Museum and Twickenham Stadium Tours have been operating since 1996 and we are looking for more volunteers to join our elite team of Tour Guides. Our Tour Guides come from all walks of life and bring a wealth of … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Bryn Lewis (Wales) 2 April 1917

Brinley Richard Lewis was a speedy wing three-quarter of great skill who, for a variety of reasons, was never able to demonstrate his talents to the full at international level.  He was highly regarded by English critics, some of whom … Continue reading

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