Category Archives: International Players

Flying Lions: Bleddyn Williams

Flying Lions: Bleddyn Williams

Continuing our series of biographies by David Smith, covering some of the British & Irish Lions who served with the RAF. Continue reading

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From Silver to Gold, and back again!

It’s been 70 years since Jack Gregory and the rest of the 1948 British Olympic 100 meter relay team briefly won gold in London… Continue reading

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Flying Lions: Rory Underwood

Flying Lions: Rory Underwood

First of a series of biographies by David Smith, covering some of the British & Irish Lions who served with the RAF. Continue reading

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Daisy, Daisy, give me some arsenic do…

1906 saw the first South African rugby tour to the United Kingdom. We are lucky enough to have a blazer from this tour on display in our World Tours Gallery.  If you do come and visit us however, don’t be fooled by the blazer’s civilised appearance, this particular garment has links to a much more grisly past… 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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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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