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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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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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150 Years of Wasps Rugby

By Barney Burnham How do you go about condensing 150 years of history into a book which will fit onto the average coffee table?  That was the question I began to consider about three years ago, when a few people … Continue reading

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William Webb Ellis and the Origins of Rugby – a new perspective

On the 29th August 1895 at the George Hotel in Huddersfield, 22 rugby clubs met to discuss the cessation of their membership of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and shortly thereafter proclaimed a new Northern Union.  Initially the game that … Continue reading

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Spotlight on John Warburton Sagar

Born on the 6th December 1878 at Deaf Hill, Trimdon, Durham, John Warburton Sagar was the eldest son of the Reverend Oates Sagar and Hannah Warburton.  He was educated at Durham School and Jesus College, Cambridge. Whilst at Cambridge, he … Continue reading

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