Category Archives: Museum Collection

LAST CHANCE TO SEE! Mini Exhibition: Unlikely Alliances

In times of celebration or commemoration, rugby matches involving combined teams, such as England & Wales and Scotland & Ireland, have taken place to mark the occasion. Currently on display at the World Rugby Museum, this mini exhibition takes a … Continue reading

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Dutour de France: A French debut at Twickenham

England and France first met for a match of international rugby in 1906.  Whilst England had been playing rugby for 35 years by this stage, France was new to the international rugby scene.  Having only played one previous international match … Continue reading

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The Man Who Wore the World’s Oldest International Rugby Jersey

John Henry Clayton only played one international match of rugby in his life, but it was a match to be remembered.  On March 27th 1871, Clayton, along with nineteen other Englishmen, would take on a Scottish Twenty at Raeburn Place … Continue reading

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Scotland v England touch flag, 1925

This month saw the beginning of the 2018 Natwest 6 Nations Championship.  Ahead of this year’s Calcutta Cup match we are highlighting this touch flag which is currently on display in the Six Nations gallery of the new World Rugby … Continue reading

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Building a Legend: The Evolution of Twickenham Stadium

The World Rugby Museum will be reopening its doors on 2nd February 2018, after a yearlong redevelopment project, with a special exhibition Building a Legend: The Evolution of Twickenham Stadium. The ‘cabbage patch’, as Twickenham is affectionately known, has come … Continue reading

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Less than 3 weeks to go!

February 2018 will see the World Rugby Museum reopen its doors to visitors in the South Stand of Twickenham Stadium after a year long relocation project. The World Rugby Museum is the definitive home for everything and anything about rugby.  … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the World Rugby Museum!

Did you know that on Christmas Day in 1872 a match was played in Calcutta with 20 players representing England and 20 representing Scotland, Ireland and Wales?  After a failed attempt at attracting members, the Calcutta Club folded and their … Continue reading

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