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15 May 2015
If you are in England and near the town of Rugby in Warwickshire it really behoves you to pay a visit, right? So this year I did and after a night in the nearby village of Dunchurch a visit to Rugby on its Market Day was a must - and fun.
Every shop and stall had a rugby 'sign' outside it. I took a lot of shots which may or may not be used sometime - but in the end all visitors like me are drawn to the impressive Rugby School, right in the centre of town. Here it is said the young scholar William Webb Ellis spoiled a football game by 'picking up the ball and running with it' in 1823. Thus the idea of the game of the Rugby's Games Rules were started.
The statue in the street was put in place for the 1999 Rugby World Cup and these days is a popular tourist attraction. I had to wait while a film crew did a 'piece to camera' but then it was my time... A nice souvenir followed.
1 September 1956
The All Blacks win in Auckland, thus taking its first ever test series v South Africa - at last!
On a dramatic day at Eden Park NZ wins 11-5 and takes the 4-test series by 3-1. Peter Jones scored a try and made a great radio speech. He was 'buggered,' he said!
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.
How many test matches for Australia did the three famous Ella brothers play, on the field at the same time?
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