Lot 174Rare 1923 Combined England & Wales v Scotland...

Auction Date: 12/04/2017 at 12:30 pm



Rare 1923 Combined England & Wales v Scotland and Ireland rugby programme & ticket - played at Rugby School on 1st November commemorating the centenary of rugby football 1823-1923 - programme comprises a single fold card with team details together with original match ticket (G) (2) Note As 1923 approached, there were discussions of a combined England and Wales XV playing a Scottish-Irish team in celebration of when William Webb Ellis picked up the football and ran with it in 1823. The planned game was controversial in that there was a disagreement over whether it should be held at Rugby School, or be played at Twickenham, where an obviously larger crowd could witness the match. In the end, the match was taken to Rugby School.

Hammer Price: £260.00

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