Ray French MBE

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A former rugby union and rugby league dual-code international player who achieved the rare honour of representing his country (England) at international level in both codes of the game. French won his four caps for the England national rugby union team in 1961 as a lock forward, playing in all four matches of the 1961 Five … Read More

Will Carling

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Will Carling famously described the Rugby Football Union Committee as ’57 old farts,’ and has lost none of that blunt and humorous approach in his after-dinner speaking routine. A daring and darting centre with Harlequins, he was the youngest ever England captain at twenty-two and steered them to … Read More

Willie John McBride

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Willie John McBride is a rugby legend – the boy from Ballymena in Northern Ireland who became captain of the Ireland rugby team and captain of the British Lions for their unbeaten tour against South Africa in 1974. He has remained at the centre of rugby life ever … Read More

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