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Golden Oldies descend on Christchurch

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Flying Below the Radar

In later life Dickie Guest developed a capacity for flying below the radar. But that was certainly not the case on either side of World War Two when Guest, born 100 years ago on March 12th 1918, was one of the highest profile players in English rugby. Continue reading

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The Flying Winger

As the Royal Air Force celebrates it’s centenary we look back at one of rugby’s most famous sons who precisely 100 hundred years ago was returning to the western front as a captain with 24 Squadron… Continue reading

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Baa-Baas at Easter

As we approach the Easter weekend it seems apt to take a look at the renowned Barbarians Easter tours. A unique club, with a unique ethos, the Barbarian Football Club was founded in 1890 by Percy “Tottie” Carpmael and became … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Harold Hodges (England) 24/03/1918

…Hodges attempted to fight his way back out of the building with a handgun… Continue reading

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE! Mini Exhibition: Unlikely Alliances

In times of celebration or commemoration, rugby matches involving combined teams, such as England & Wales and Scotland & Ireland, have taken place to mark the occasion. Currently on display at the World Rugby Museum, this mini exhibition takes a … Continue reading

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The All Blacks’ Dog

A year after the world sadly lost illustrator Murray Ball, the World Rugby Museum remembers his wit, politics and love of rugby.  Creator of the iconic Footrot Flats comic, the New Zealander left his mark on rugby history in the … Continue reading

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