Thinking and talking about rugby every day for 50+ years
In November 2014 for Williment's Sports Tours, along with my wife Anne, I traveled to the UK leading a rugby supporters tour group on the the All Blacks tour. Here is a tour diary.
24 November 2014
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20 November 2014
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18 November 2014
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Keith Arnold was a flanker who played in such a fiery manner an Aussie commentator Bill Cerutti called him a 'Killer' in 1947. The name stuck!
b.16.07.1894 – d.25.01.48
West Hartlepool, Headingley, Blackheath and England
16 internationals for England 1928–33
5 internationals for Great Britain 1930
This tall, elegant centre three-quarter will always be found near the start of any A to Z rugby book.
The brilliant Aarvold made his international debut against the touring New South Wales Waratahs of 1928, but made his biggest rugby impact in the 1930 Great Britain team in New Zealand, where he scored three tries in the second and third tests. On that tour the British chose to not play their tour captain, Doug Prentice, in three of the tests and Aarvold captained in Prentice’s absence.
He made a success of life after rugby, becoming Sir Carl Aarvold, a judge at the Old Bailey. He died in March 1991, aged 83.
From Wyn Gruffydd - the Welsh broadcaster; 'How Do You Know a girl from Cardiff has had an Orgasm?'