The long awaited biography of Willie Llewellyn will be available from the end of August or at the latest early September 2018. This new book completes the trilogy of books written by Phil Grant on the first golden era of Welsh rugby.
This match in Wales in October 1908 featured six of the Wallabies then touring Britain and the 1905 All Black, Ernie Booth, who was a journalist with the team. It was a game between a team organised by Bert Winfield, the Newport based Welsh fullback, and Duncan McGregor, the 1905 All Black wing who settled in Gloucester and played league.
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.
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.
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.
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.