Monthly Archives: May 2018

Who was the first substitute referee?

The first substitute referee on a grim day for Irish rugby…but who was the referee? Continue reading

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‘If the greatest writer of the written word would’ve written that story no-one would have believed it’

45 years ago, Gareth Edwards scored “that try” playing for the Barbarians against New Zealand. Continue reading

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First Reserve – AH Walker

First Reserve – AH Walker

The late 1920s and 1930s were an interesting period of development for the roles now associated with the tight-five. Toft and Walker represented two sides of the coin in this development. Continue reading

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The Western Samoa disaster tour of 1992

After Cyclone Val devastated the Western Samoan islands, a team of rugby players were sponsored in 1992 to tour England in support of the ‘Pass the Ball for Samoa’ appeal. Continue reading

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