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It’s a Grizzly Experience When Alex Packs His Boots

Alex Marsh, a 22-year old match official, flew to the other side of the world in June to tell the KYBO! community about the exciting refereeing opportunities that exist if you are willing to pack your boots and travel.  The … 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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Lest We Forget – Stephen “Beak” Steyn (Scotland) 08/12/1917

Stephen Sebastian Lombard Steyn, known as “Beak” to all his friends, was one of the many rugby internationals before the 1st World War who won their caps for Scotland after coming to study in the United Kingdom. 

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Jason Leonard – England’s most decorated player

Early in Jason Leonard’s career he was asked to complete a survey by his club Saracens. He listed ‘tackling, scrummaging and strength’ as his strengths and the same three attributes as his areas for improvement.  Although he described packing down … Continue reading

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Did Webb Ellis pick up the ball? Who Cares! by Dai Richards

‘Understanding the Origin and Evolution of Sport’ by Dai Richards is out now. Here Dai gives us a taste of what’s inside. There’s no finer sight than a man who’s picked up pace, running hard with the ball in hand, … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW – Wade Dooley

As the years pass, so the distance covered by Wade Dooley for his third try against Wales on a memorable March day in 1992 increases.  “It gets longer every time I tell the story,” he says of the day he … Continue reading

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Under Twickenham’s pitch…

This rusty old horseshoe might not look like much, but it potentially gives us an insight into several aspects of Twickenham’s 100-year history.  This is because nobody really knows for sure how it came to be here at Twickenham, but … Continue reading

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