Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Happy 125th Birthday Baa-Baas!

What's that you say?  
This is a perfect excuse to watch "that" try for the gagillionth time? 
 Oh, well, alright then...

Many years ago, a group of players were chosen to form an elite team. They had no ground, clubhouse or subscription and membership was by invitation only. In essence, they represented a glorious concept brought to life by the vision and enthusiam of one man, William Percy Carpmael. Inspired by his personal playing experiences with both Blackheath and Cambridge University, his dream was to spread good fellowship amongst all rugby football players.The dream became reality on December 27th 1890 at Friary Field, Hartlepool. There, all things great about the game - flair, courage, spirit and passion - were encapsulated in one great team. A team they called the Barbarians.

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Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019