November

In a classic Rugby World Cup match, England came back to defeat Wales 28-17 in Brisbane and advance to the semifinals on this day in rugby history in 2003. Wales got the early jump and had a 10-3 lead at the break and it looked like they were gaining momentum b...
With white rugby jerseys with the city coat of arms and blue rugby shorts Worcester Rugby Football Club played their first match against Worcester Artillery at Somerset Place on this day in rugby history in 1871. The club was the brainchild of Rev Francis John ...
After years of playing home matches at Lansdowne Road Stadium, the Irish rugby union national team played their first match at their new home, Aviva Stadium, on this day in rugby history in 2010. The home side lost the match to the South Africa Springboks 23-21...
The rugby ball is the focal point of all rugby matches and the history of rugby balls is a long one but on this day in rugby history in 2009 Gilbert was given the contract to provide the rugby balls for the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cup. “Gilbert is a bra...
Jerry Collins, a former captain for the New Zealand All Blacks, was born on this day in rugby history in 1980.  The flanker won 48 caps for the All Blacks and was on the 2007 Rugby World Cup side in France. During his 7 years with the All Blacks, Collins was kn...
One of the most influential rugby players of his era, Albert Goldthorpe was born on this day in rugby history in 1871.  He played during the schism in English rugby that resulted in the formation or rugby league. Goldthorpe was one of the most talented players ...
Daniel Jerome Cipriani is one of the most talented but also most controversial English rugby union footballers and it was on this day in rugby history in 1987 that the fly-half was born. Cipriani was spotted as a rugby talent and put on track for a professional...
November 1 Since the first Bledisloe Cup match was played in 1932, the rivalry between Australia and New Zealand always took place on the home soil of one of the two countries but that all changed when the 4th and final Bledisloe Cup match of 2008 was played at...