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15 May 2015
Here's how an Olympic Rugby Gold Medal will look for those winners of the Men's and Women's competitions in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. They are a simple design - you might even say not particularly artistic - but they will be so keenly fought for!
Who will win them? The favourites are clear-cut; in the men's its Fiji, South Africa and New Zealand while for the women it's New Zealand, Australia and England I reckon. But look out- there could be major upsets! USA have the most exciting Men's team this year while Canada women can never be ruled out.
As of writing this; (May 2015) there are 14 months to go - anything could happen!
A dramatic day & a tough match but a 15-12 South Africa win over the All Blacks. Their captain Francois Pienaar received the World Cup from his President Nelson Mandela.
Glasgow High School FP and Scotland
37 internationals for Scotland 1921–29
A robust lock, Bannerman is remembered as one of Scotland’s great early players. Bannerman played his internationals consecutively and was also a Scottish captain. His 37 caps stood as a Scottish record until Hugh McLeod beat it in 1962. Interestingly, he never played in an international involving Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.
Bannerman was a Gaelic speaker, and later a prominent Scottish RU administrator (president in 1954–55), though one of the conservatives partly responsible for Scotland’s bleak international record in the early 1950s. A Liberal politician, he became Lord Bannerman, a Life Peer, less than two years before his death.
What was unusual about Daniel Dubois' play in the second half of the South West France game v Australia in 1967?