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.
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.
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.
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.
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.