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Post by Portnoy on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 3:56 pm

The oldest club is a contentious subject with Blackheath, Guys Hospital, Edinburgh, Trinity College etc.

But what is the oldest reported game between two sides using an agreed set of laws?
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Post by PenfroPete on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 4:35 pm

1843 - The first official club, Guy's Hospital Rugby Club (London, England), formed.
1863 - The first recorded club game - Richmond Vs Blackheath - played in London
1870 - First rugby game in New Zealand
1871 - Rugby Football Union (RFU) was formed. This led to a consistent set of rules for all clubs that played a version of football under the Rugby School laws.
1871 - first International Rugby match was played.
1873 - Scottish Football Union established

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Post by Effervescing Elephant on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 4:38 pm

1874 First occurence of phrase 'On our day...' recorded.
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Post by AsLongAsBut100ofUs on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 4:51 pm

PenfroPete wrote:1843 - The first official club, Guy's Hospital Rugby Club (London, England), formed.
1863 - The first recorded club game - Richmond Vs Blackheath - played in London
1870 - First rugby game in New Zealand
1871 - Rugby Football Union (RFU) was formed. This led to a consistent set of rules for all clubs that played a version of football under the Rugby School laws.
1871 - first International Rugby match was played.
1873 - Scottish Football Union established


1876 - Portnoy first moaned about the Tigers having to play during international windows

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Post by Portnoy on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 5:05 pm

AsLongAsBut100ofUs wrote:
PenfroPete wrote:1843 - The first official club, Guy's Hospital Rugby Club (London, England), formed.
1863 - The first recorded club game - Richmond Vs Blackheath - played in London
1870 - First rugby game in New Zealand
1871 - Rugby Football Union (RFU) was formed. This led to a consistent set of rules for all clubs that played a version of football under the Rugby School laws.
1871 - first International Rugby match was played.
1873 - Scottish Football Union established


1876 - Portnoy first moaned about the Tigers having to play during international windows

1875 - Portnoy first moaned about any Jeff team having to play during international windows.

1874 - Portnoy first said he didn't mind which team won the Jeff so long as it was on a fair playing field.
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Post by Bathman_in_London on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 5:14 pm

I wonder who Guy's hospital played for the first 20 years?

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Post by Portnoy on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 5:17 pm

Bathman_in_London wrote:I wonder who Guy's hospital played for the first 20 years?

Medical students Bathman - they played with each other Wink.
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Post by Gibson on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 7:54 pm

AsLongAsBut100ofUs wrote:
PenfroPete wrote:1843 - The first official club, Guy's Hospital Rugby Club (London, England), formed.
1863 - The first recorded club game - Richmond Vs Blackheath - played in London
1870 - First rugby game in New Zealand
1871 - Rugby Football Union (RFU) was formed. This led to a consistent set of rules for all clubs that played a version of football under the Rugby School laws.
1871 - first International Rugby match was played.
1873 - Scottish Football Union established


1876 - Portnoy first moaned about the Tigers having to play during international windows

Laugh
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Post by Gibson on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 8:10 pm

Oldest existing Rugby club in the World: Dublin City University(Trinity) - 1855. Played rugby on College Green before club formation, in the 1780's.

No record of their 1st game under fixed rules. Just an addition to the thread.



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Post by SecretFly on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 8:37 pm

482 BC - First Irish arrow invented made of calfskin.

You could throw it accurately enough but it didn't kill enough - so they used it for rugby instead. The following year they invented the 50 Calibre Barrett M95 Sniper Rifle to give to their bowmen.

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Post by Gibson on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 9:33 pm

You're not taking this subject seriously atall atall, are you Fly?

I mean... Really?

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Post by SecretFly on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 9:44 pm

Sorry Gibbo...I think I was reading Wiki through the bottom of my pint glass that time. The date was actually 487BC Wink Well spotted!

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Post by Gibson on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 9:47 pm

Laugh
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Post by eirebilly on Tue 27 Mar 2012, 7:35 am

FFS Fly, i was just having my coffee Laugh
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Post by Peter Seabiscuit Wheeler on Tue 27 Mar 2012, 9:28 am

Portnoy wrote:
But what is the oldest reported game between two sides using an agreed set of laws?



If we are talking with Alain Rolland in charge then never

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