Category Archives: International Players

‘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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Naval Special Ops – Arthur Harrison and the Zeebrugge Raid

At midnight on the 22nd April 1918 Lieutenant Commander Harrison was in position outside the bridge on board the HMS Vindictive, as it floated silently towards the Zeebrugge Mole shrouded in smoke…  Continue reading

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Clarrie Wallach – From Bondi to the Western Front

By the end of the First World War, 35 Wallabies had seen active service. Ten did not survive. Clarence Wallach was one of these men. Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Reginald Harry Myburgh “Reggie” Hands (England) 20/04/1918

Lest We Forget – Reginald Harry Myburgh “Reggie” Hands (England) 20/04/1918 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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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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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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