Rugby's English Roots
Adding to the Empire
From the mid-19th century, New Zealand was a favourite destination for young English and Scottish emigrants seeking their fortunes overseas.
Taking leave of 'old England'. (Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand - E-079-002).
Rugby Football and English Public Schools
Football at Rugby by E.Hardwood (1859). (Rugby School)
William Webb Ellis is commemorated at Rugby School for running with the ball.
Pigs’ Bladders and Puntabouts
Balls used at Rugby School in the mid 19th Century (Rugby School)
Rugby School and Caps
Rugby School House Caps. (World Rugby Museum-Twickenham)