Category Archives: Clubs

‘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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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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The Remarkable Story of Humphrey Luya

Both escapees were tall and blond, leading their ‘liberators’ to conclude that they were Nazis in disguise…  Continue reading

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