Bristol Bears Club historian Mark Hoskins has provided a definitive account of the club’s past, with a full chapter devoted to each season. 130 Years of Bristol Rugby tells the fascinating story of Bristol’s premier rugby club from its formation in 1888.
In 1926 the RFU received an invitation from the River Plate Rugby Union requesting a team of first class players to tour Argentina, This invitation was accepted and a team of English, Scottish & Irish players was assembled and led by Mr James Baxter ‘RFU president’ who would also manage the British Lions of 1930.
The long awaited biography of Willie Llewellyn will be available from the end of August or at the latest early September 2018. This new book completes the trilogy of books written by Phil Grant on the first golden era of Welsh rugby.
This match in Wales in October 1908 featured six of the Wallabies then touring Britain and the 1905 All Black, Ernie Booth, who was a journalist with the team. It was a game between a team organised by Bert Winfield, the Newport based Welsh fullback, and Duncan McGregor, the 1905 All Black wing who settled in Gloucester and played league.