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Rugby Union
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Rugby Union - Historical Events
Date Event
1871-01-26

British Rugby Union forms

1891-12-19

Canadian Rugby Union forms

1895-08-29

The formation of the Northern Rugby Union at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, England.

1931-02-28

Canadian Rugby Union adopts the forward pass

2004-08-15

Bay of Plenty win Rugby Union's Ranfurly shield for the first time in the shield's 102 year history and after 28 unsuccessful challenges. They defeated Auckland. 33-26

2004-11-27

New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris

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Rugby Union - Birthdays
Date Event
1893-05-08

Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (d. 1963)

1908-12-14

Claude Davey, Welsh rugby union footballer

1916-02-17

Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(d. 1940)

1925-06-11

Richard White, Gisborne, New Zealand, rugby union player (55 games as an All Black), (d. 2012)

1958-02-27

Naas Botha, South African rugby union footballer

1958-08-31

Serge Blanco, French rugby union footballer

1960-02-15

Jock Hobbs [Michael], chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union and 21 test All Black, (d. 2012)

1961-10-05

David Kirk, New Zealand rugby union footballer

1962-10-21

David Campese, Australian rugby union footballer

1963-06-19

Rory Underwood, English rugby union footballer

1966-07-27

Al Charron, Rugby Union forward (Canada)

1968-05-20

Waisale Serevi, Fijian rugby union and rugby sevens footballer

1968-10-28

Marc Lièvremont, French rugby union footballer and coach

1972-04-22

Owen Finegan, Australian rugby union footballer

1972-08-10

Lawrence Dallaglio, English rugby union footballer

1972-10-31

Matt Dawson, English rugby union footballer

1973-02-27

Mark Taylor, Welsh rugby union footballer

1973-05-14

Julian White, English rugby union footballer

1975-01-02

Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby union player

1975-05-12

Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union footballer

1976-02-12

Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby union footballer

1976-11-30

Josh Lewsey, English rugby union footballer

1976-12-03

Byron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby union footballer

1976-12-05

Xavier Garbajosa, French rugby union footballer

1977-01-21

Al Baxter, Australian rugby union footballer

1977-01-22

Jono Gibbes, New Zealand rugby union footballer

1977-05-11

Victor Matfield, South African rugby union footballer

1977-11-28

Greg Somerville, New Zealand rugby union footballer

1977-12-08

Sébastien Chabal, French rugby union footballer

1977-12-13

Peter Stringer, Irish rugby union footballer

1978-03-04

Denis Dallan, Italian rugby union footballer

1978-08-21

Peter Buxton, English rugby union player

1978-09-05

Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby union footballer

1978-09-14

Ben Cohen, English rugby union footballer

1978-09-21

Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer

1978-10-18

Mike Tindall, English rugby union player

1979-01-21

Brian O'Driscoll, Irish rugby union footballer

1979-05-04

Lesley Vainikolo, Tongan born rugby union and rugby league player

1979-06-04

Daniel Vickerman, Australian rugby union player

1979-10-01

Marko Stanojevic, English-born Italian rugby union footballer

1980-02-20

Imanol Harinordoquy, French rugby union footballer

1980-03-14

Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby union footballer

1980-05-14

Hugo Southwell, Scottish rugby union footballer

1980-06-12

Marco Bortolami, Italian rugby union player

1980-06-20

Carlo Festuccia, Italian rugby union footballer

1980-11-04

Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union footballer

1981-01-05

Corey Flynn, New Zealand rugby union footballer

1981-01-15

Sean Lamont, Scottish rugby union footballer

1981-08-31

Dwayne Peel, Welsh rugby union footballer

1982-01-05

Morgan Turinui, Battle of the Footy Codes: Rugby Union

1982-05-21

Ma'a Nonu, Wellington, New Zealand rugby union player and All Black (2003-)

1984-02-21

Andrew Ellis, New Zealand rugby union player

1985-12-14

Tom Smith, Welsh rugby union footballer

1986-05-18

Ryan Lamb, English rugby union player

1986-07-12

JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer

1986-09-01

Anthony Allen, English rugby union player

1987-03-08

Caleb Brown, Battle of the Footy Codes: Rugby Union

1987-05-14

Francois Steyn, South African rugby union footballer

1987-09-13

Luke Fitzgerald, Irish rugby union footballer

1987-11-02

Danny Cipriani English rugby union player.

Rugby Union - Deaths
Date Event
1934-09-02

James Allan, New Zealand rugby union player, All Black (b. 1860)

1940-03-29

Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916)

1963-07-10

Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (b. 1893)

1999-01-19

Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby union footballer (b. 1967)

2004-05-11

Mick Doyle, Irish rugby union footballer and coach

2005-01-24

Chalkie White, English rugby union coach (b. 1929)

2007-10-31

Ray Gravell, Welsh rugby union footballer (b. 1951)

2007-11-23

Pat Walsh, New Zealand rugby union footballer (b. 1936)

2008-12-13

John Drake, New Zealand rugby union footballer (b. 1959)

2012-03-10

Richard White, New Zealand rugby union player, dies at 86

2012-03-13

Jock Hobbs [Michael], New Zealand Rugby Union chairman and All Black, dies from leukemia at 52


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