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France International Match Worn Jersey
Tuesday 23rd February 1909

This was the first time Wales had travelled to France for an international at the Stade Colombes (played on Shrove Tuesday), This French international jersey forms part of the Phillip Dudley Waller collection (who at the time was playing club rugby for Newport RFC),It is unknown which Frenchman would of worn this Jersey.

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1909 France International Match Worn Jersey
13/06/2018

Rugby Memorabilia Society
AGM with guest speaker ‘Gareth Delve’
Sunday June 3rd 2018 Bristol Saracens RFC

Our 2018 AGM was hosted by Bristol Saracens RFC on Sunday June 3rd, with many old and new faces coming to the event. Our Guest Speaker was former Bath, Gloucester, Melbourne Rebel, NEC Green Rockets, Ospreys, Welsh International & current Bristol RFC team manager Gareth Delve who spoke very well about his Rugby career.

2018-06 AGM

09/06/2018

William Blomfield
and the 1908 Anglo-Welsh tour

These illustrations covering the 1908 Anglo-Welsh (British Lions) tour of New Zealand were drawn by cartoonist ‘William Blomfield’ for the NZ weekly paper ‘The Observer’, these were produced for each of the Test matches.

Saturday 6th June 1908 (Rugby Memorabilia Society)
William Blomfield 1908 illustrations
28/05/2018

Cardiff Rugby Museum

The Cardiff Rugby Digital Archive is an online collection of memorabilia that is owned by Cardiff RFC and Cardiff Blues, featuring early programmes, medals, honours caps, match worn Jerseys and many more amazing items. For anyone interested in Rugby memorabilia we would highly recommend you viewing this website which has only recently been launched. It does not disappoint.

1891 medal
Cardiff Rugby Museum
28/05/2018

Groggs at Auction
The recent Anthemion Auction (23-05-2018)

a mixture of vintage and modern Groggs went under the hammer, here are some of the sale highlight.

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Groggs at Auction
28/05/2018

John Joseph Cotton
Wales v Ireland 1889

John Joseph Cotton was born in 1863 and was the son of Alderman William Francis Cotton ‘Lord Mayor of Dublin’ the story goes that his father disliked his son playing rugby so much that John Joseph played under the name of William to avoid any embarrassment to his father. He made his only appearance for Ireland in the International against Wales in Swansea on the 2nd March 1889.


John Joseph Cotton
28/05/2018

Newport 3 v Australia 5
Saturday 19th December 1908

After a heavy downpour the night before, a large crowd of approx 15,000 still turned up to watch a match played in depressing conditions thanks to a mixture of heavy fog and rain.

1908 Newport vs Australia
Newport 3 v Australia 5
13/05/2018

London Transport
2015 RWC Poster

To celebrate the 2015 Rugby World Cup being held in the UK, the London Transport Museum commissioned this captivating and colourful poster.

LDN transport poster
London Transport
13/05/2018