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Rugby Memorabilia


Rugby Memorabilia

Your guide to Rugby Memorabilia

Of the two main codes of rugby, Rugby Union memorabilia remains the most popular in the majority of rugby playing countries apart from Australia where Rugby League memorabilia is more popular.

Most people believe rugby started when William Webb-Ellis picked up a football in 1823 and ran with it, at Rugby School, Rugby, England, hence the name of the sport. Although this tale is likely to be apocryphal, the trophy played for every four years at the Rugby World Cup is named after him.

The code of football later known as Rugby Union can be traced to three events: the first set of written laws in 1845; the Blackheath Club's decision to leave the The Football Association in 1863 and; the formation of the Rugby Football Union in 1871. The code was originally known simply as "rugby football"; it was not until a schism, in 1895, which resulted in the separate code of rugby league, that the name "rugby union" was used for the game itself.

The popularity of Rugby has increased dramatically in the last decade which has led to a greater demand for Rugby Memorabilia. The holy grail of signed Rugby Memorabilia has always been Signed All Blacks Memorabilia, Match worn rugby shirts and signed British Lions Memorabilia.

Items from specific nations are also very popular such as signed England Rugby memorabilia, signed Wales Rugby memorabilia, signed Ireland Rugby memorabilia, signed Scotland memorabilia and South Africa rugby memorabilia

Spirit of Sport prides itself on its fine collection of Rugby Gifts, Rugby collectables and Rugby Souvenirs, which includes ranges such as Rugby World Cup memorabilia, Club Rugby memorabilia, Signed Rugby Books, Signed Rugby shirts and International Rugby memorabilia.

From specific events, select from signed England Rugby World Cup 2003 Memorabilia, Wales Grand Slam 2005 signed memorabilia, Wales Grand Slam 2008 signed memorabilia, Rugby World Cup memorabilia and Six Nations memorabilia.

And legends such as, Signed Jason Leonard prints, signed Martin Johnson memorabilia, Gavin Hastings signed prints and books, Matt Dawson signed photos, Barry John signed presentations, JPR Williams signed memorabilia, Neil Jenkins signed photos, Gareth Edwards signed books, Willie-John McBride signed books, Ryan Jones signed presentations, Shane Williams signed memorabilia, James Hook photos and Lee Byrne signed photos.

A great range of Rugby Gifts that can be presented to your exact specification using our Sports Frame Service.

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