Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the World Rugby Museum!

Did you know that on Christmas Day in 1872 a match was played in Calcutta with 20 players representing England and 20 representing Scotland, Ireland and Wales?  After a failed attempt at attracting members, the Calcutta Club folded and their remaining silver rupees were melted and formed into the Calcutta Cup that we still play for today.

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Christmas Card, 1964. Artist – Fougasse

The World Rugby Museum would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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