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General Rugby Union Brochures

General Rugby Union Brochures

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ALL INDIA RUGBY FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 1954 (MADRAS)

40pp brochure for the All India rugby tournament held in Madras, Teams from India, Ceylon and Pakistan all took part. Central fold, generally very good and scarce.

£35.00

BRISTOL FOOTBALL CLUB (RUGBY UNION) 1888–1963: A REVIEW OF THE HISTORY OF THE CLUB TO CELEBRATE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS FOUNDATION

Souvenir booklet to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Bristol Football Club. Small 8vo. 60pp. Photographs in the text. Original stiffened paper wrappers, very good.

£36.00

BRITISH LIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA 1980; SUPPLEMENT TO SCOPE

A pre-tour look at the Lions squad and the itinerary of the controversial 1980 tour of South Africa by the British Lions. Published as a supplement to SCOPE May 9th 1980. Paperback. 4to. 16pp including

£8.00

CALCUTTA RUGBY TOURNAMENT 1955

Brochure for the rugby tournament held in Calcutta 1955. Teams included Police, Boffins, Armenian Sport Club etc. Covers have a few stains, nothing serious. Good condition and scarce.

£30.00

CARDIFF R.F.C. CENTENARY YEAR 1976-77

Pictorial souvenir brochure of Cardiff's first hundred years. With a foreword by Gerald Davies. 24.5 x 18.5 cms. 100pp. Light blue stiffened covers with Cardiff R.F.C crest. Internally clean. A very good

£40.00

CARDIFF V BRITISH LIONS 1951

Cardiff R.F.C. 75th anniversary booklet and programme for the match between Cardiff and the British Lions, played at the Arms Park on 22nd September 1951. 21.5 x 14 cms. 42pp. Front cover half detached

£20.00

"LE MIROIR DES SPORTS" (ENGLAND V FRANCE 1930)

Copy of "Le Miroir Des Sports" newspaper for February 25 1930, with pictures and full reports (in French) of the England – France match at Twickenham, won by England 11-5. Includes match report

£24.00

RUGBY FOOTBALL - A WEEKLY RECORD OF THE GAME (VOL I. NO. 8, 9, 20 & 24)

Four editions of Volume I of a weekly magazine dedicated to rugby news and articles, both contemporary and historical, fixtures and results. Ran from Sep. 1923 to Dec. 1924 and was succeeded by Rugby News

£80.00

RUGBY FOOTBALL WEEKLY 1928-29

Complete run of volume 1 of this scarce weekly Rugby Football paper, from December 1928 to April 1929. Contributions by Rugby writers for the Telegraph and the Daily Mail,  such as W.W. Wakefield,

£300.00

RUGBY IN THE DUCHY

A good history of rugby in Cornwall from 1884-1934, written to coincide with the Jubilee. Includes many statistics, team photographs etc. Paperback. 4to. 80pp. Covers loose (easily glued back). Ex-library

£70.00

RUGBY: A HISTORY OF THE GAME. THE LANGTON COLLECTION

Catalogue of an exhibition held at Christies in London of items from the Langton collection relating to rugby union. The collection now forms the core of both the Rugby Museum at Twickenham and the National

£10.00

SAM: A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

Sam Doble died on September 17, 1977, aged 33. He represented Moseley and England from 1965 to 1972. This is a tribute to his memory. Paperback. 4to. 32pp incl. pictorial paper wrappers. Illustrated throughout.

£10.00

SOUTH WALES RUGGER SOUVENIR

A souvenir to celebrate rugby in South Wales. Includes brief histories of mahjor clubs like Cardiff and Neath. Also photograph of Welsh team of 1933 - the first to win at Twickenham. Small 8vo. 40pp.

£9.00

SOUVENIR OF THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF CARDIFF RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB

Souvenir programme for the commemoration match between Cardiff and the 1950 British Lions to mark the 75th anniversary of the club. Held at the Arms Park on 22nd September 1951. 8vo. 40pp. Profusely illustrated.

£20.00

TRY! AN ANTHOLOGY TO CELEBRATE THE W.R.U. CENTENARY, 1881-1981

Includes some fine articles by Cliff Jones, John Dawes, John Taylor, JBG Thomas, and Stephen Jones. Folio. 104pp. Profusely illustrated, some in colour. Glossy pictorial wrappers, very good.

£14.00

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