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Phil Waller
Honours Cap Collection

Once again the Rugby Memorabilia Society has the privilege of sharing items from the Philip Dudley Waller collection. This time we have the Honours Caps presented to Phil Waller during his illustrious playing career.

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Phil Waller Cap Collection

1913 France v South Africa
11th January 1913

The post match menu for the 1913 France v South Africa international which was played on Saturday 11th January in Bordeaux, This is recorded as the first official Test played between the two nations.

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1913 France v South Africa

1908 The First Wallabies
Australia International Match Worn Jersey

More from the Phillip Dudley Waller Collection, Phil Waller played against the 1908/09 touring Wallabies on three occasions, firstly for Somerset at Taunton on Saturday 28th November, secondly for Wales 'which was his first Cap' a 9-6 victory for the hosts and finally for Newport which Australia won 5-3.

1908 The First Wallabies
1908 The First Wallabies

France International Match Worn Jersey
Tuesday 23rd February 1909

This was the first time Wales had travelled to France for an international at the Stade Colombes (played on Shrove Tuesday), This French international jersey forms part of the Phillip Dudley Waller collection (who at the time was playing club rugby for Newport RFC),It is unknown which Frenchman would of worn this Jersey.

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1909 France International Match Worn Jersey

Rugby Memorabilia Society
AGM with guest speaker ‘Gareth Delve’
Sunday June 3rd 2018 Bristol Saracens RFC

Our 2018 AGM was hosted by Bristol Saracens RFC on Sunday June 3rd, with many old and new faces coming to the event. Our Guest Speaker was former Bath, Gloucester, Melbourne Rebel, NEC Green Rockets, Ospreys, Welsh International & current Bristol RFC team manager Gareth Delve who spoke very well about his Rugby career.

2018-06 AGM


William Blomfield
and the 1908 Anglo-Welsh tour

These illustrations covering the 1908 Anglo-Welsh (British Lions) tour of New Zealand were drawn by cartoonist ‘William Blomfield’ for the NZ weekly paper ‘The Observer’, these were produced for each of the Test matches.

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William Blomfield 1908 illustrations

Cardiff Rugby Museum

The Cardiff Rugby Digital Archive is an online collection of memorabilia that is owned by Cardiff RFC and Cardiff Blues, featuring early programmes, medals, honours caps, match worn Jerseys and many more amazing items. For anyone interested in Rugby memorabilia we would highly recommend you viewing this website which has only recently been launched. It does not disappoint.

1891 medal
Cardiff Rugby Museum

Newport 3 v Australia 5
Saturday 19th December 1908

After a heavy downpour the night before, a large crowd of approx 15,000 still turned up to watch a match played in depressing conditions thanks to a mixture of heavy fog and rain.

1908 Newport vs Australia
Newport 3 v Australia 5