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John “Jack” Gladstone Scoular

Jack Scoular was born on September 17th 1885 in Whitehaven, Cumberland. Selected for both England and Scotland, he elected to play for Scotland and made his debut against the 1905 All Blacks, a close match won by the tourists 12 points to 7. In 1906 he would play four more times for the Scots.

J.G Scoular - Evening Express - Wales v Scotland 1903
John “Jack” Gladstone Scoular
17/01/2018

Scotland v Wales 1895

26th January 1895 Raeburn Place ‘Edinburgh’
The Eastern contingent of the Welsh players arrived here just before ten o’clock, after a tiresome journey, that was alternated with bleak winds and heavy falls of snow. There seems no reason that the match should not be contested, as the secretary of the Scottish Union has just informed me, the ground is , if anything on the soft side....

1895 Welsh Team vs Scotland (Raeburn Place) Rugby Memorabilia Society
Scotland v Wales 1895
13/01/2018

Scotland Vs Australia
15th February 1958

Australia started off with a confidence that belied their record. The Wallabies pack scrimmaged better than usual and the backs clearly set out to make it an open game. This was hosted at Murrayfield with some attractive rugby being played.

1958 Scotland v Australia programme - Rugby Memorabilia Society
1958 Scotland Vs Australia
05/01/2018

The Wizards
Aberavon Rugby 1876-2017

Book News! Fully illustrated and packed with photos and club memorabilia, The Wizards is a comprehensive history of the town’s premier club, from the days when the men of Aberavon gathered on a farmer’s field to challenge rivals from across South Wales, to the formation of the Afan Football Club in 1876.
Wizards Cover
The Wizards
20/12/2017

Cecil Clifford Pritchard Collection

Cecil Clifford Pritchard was born at Tranch, Pontypool on 1st May 1902. Cecil started his career with Tranch Rovers and joined Blaenavon in 1922-23. He was chosen to play for Wales in 1928 and became the first Welsh player to be selected as a specialist hooker.

Cecil Pritchard - Rugby Memorabilia Society
Cecil Pritchard Collection

20/12/2017


Yorkshire v New Zealand
Wednesday 13th December 1905

This match proved that English rugby had not recovered from the upheaval of schism that had seen clubs break from Rugby Union to form the Northern Union in 1895.

York vs New Zealand 1905
Yorkshire v New Zealand
12/12/2017


Touchlines
Issue 69 – December 2017

The latest edition of Touchlines is now available!
All RMS members will receive a copy of this magazine at no extra charge (This is included in your annual subscription).


Rugby Memorabilia Society - Touchlines - issue 69 December 2017
Issue 69 December 2017
12/12/2017