Category Archives: Clubs

Cardiff v Newport: The Ladies’ Story

A century after the first British women gained the right to vote, our women’s rugby historian, Lydia Furse, takes a look at how sport impacted the lives of many women in South Wales during the First World War. Continue reading

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Tanaka and Clarke: The friends that took rugby from Cambridge to Japan

Rugby football arrived in Japan relatively early by worldwide standards, but it was not until the turn of the twentieth century that the sport would be played by Japanese nationals.  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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Royal Air Force exhibition opens at the World Rugby Museum

Since the formation of the Royal Air Force 100 years ago, close to 200 RAF service men and women have represented their countries on the rugby pitch.  The RAF’s contribution to rugby is now being celebrated in a special exhibition at the World Rugby Museum. Continue reading

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Golden Oldies descend on Christchurch

Golden Oldies descend on Christchurch Continue reading

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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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