15 May 2016
From The Vaults
Showing International Players articles
24 March 2016
My Rugby World Cup by Tim Reynolds
In 2015 I came to Europe on a grave-photographing mission , hunting Olympic gold medalists in Finland, soldiers who died in WWI who had won the VC or distinguished themselves otherwise in Belgium/Northern France, and a potpourri of cricketers, VCs, sportsmen and NZ PMs in Britain.
14 March 2016
Lest We Forget - Lou Phillips (Wales) 14/03/1916
Arguably no sport requires such a wide and varied range of skills as rugby. It isn't surprising, therefore, that many of the best exponents of the game have also been good at other sports.
23 February 2016
'Clem' Lewis and the King's Cup
J M Clement 'Clem' Lewis was a talented fly half for Cardiff and Cambridge University either side of World War One, who won 11 caps between 1912 and 1923 and rose to captain Wales in the last two of those games.
06 October 2015
RUGBY DYNASTIES - The 'Bok Family Morkel
Many families have contributed outstandingly to the history and development of international rugby. If Ireland holds a record for the number of brothers who have played in the emerald green at the highest level, one family stands supreme in its overall contribution to rugby in their country. The Morkel family...
27 September 2015
Lest We Forget - Richard Davies Garnons Williams (Wales) 27/09/1915
Over 130 rugby internationals died in the Great War. The oldest - and one of the most courageous - was fifty-nine year-old Richard Davies Garnons Williams. To put this in perspective, the Crimean War had only just ended when Richard was born on 15 June 1856.
25 September 2015
Lest We Forget - Ernest Cotton Deane MC (Ireland) 25/09/1915
Ernest Deane was born on 4th May 1887 in Limerick, the third son of Thomas Stanley Deane and Aileen Annie (née Byrne), of Bank House, Rathkeale, co. Limerick. His father was manager of the National Bank, Rathkeale, co. Limerick.