Centennial Memorial Match
On 5 November 2016, an extraordinary international rugby match will take place in the Dutch town of Leeuwarden.
A century ago in 1916, teams representing England and Scotland played an exhibition rugby match on foreign soil, to the delight of thousands of paying local spectators. But these were not rugby tourists … MORE >>
‘Dutch Delight’ Tim Visser is ambassador of this event.
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FOR MEMORIAL RUGBY:
ENGELAND v SCHOTLAND
1916 – 2016
To celebrate the significant contribution by commodore Wilfred Henderson and the sports teams of HMS Timbertown (1914-1918 Groningen) to Dutch sport, the following three day event has been planned.
The great-grandfather of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, played during the HMS Timbertown in 1916. Fredrick George Glassborow (born 17 Dec 1889 in Leyton, Essex, England) responded to his countries call to action. He was one of 545 men and officers from Benbow...read more
Worlds best selling rugby magazine writes about the Memorial Rugby Match of November 5 Article about the 1916 – 2016 Memorial Rugby England - Scotland match on November 5 in Leeuwarden.read more
Our partner Historisch Centrum Leeuwarden, has entered a picture of the first international rugby game on Dutch soil into the Stuk van het Jaar election. Historical Document of the Year (Stuk van het Jaar) is an online public event by the association of Dutch...read more
The Royal Navy Rugby Union (RNRU) has a long and distinguished history dating back to 1906. They are committed to promoting participation and enjoyment of rugby at all levels within the Naval Service. The Inverdale Challenge, where the 2016 Leeuwarden match is part...read more
Rugby MAD is proud and grateful to have received an endorsement for the Centennial Memorial Match event from the chairman of World Rugby, Bill Beaumont. As Chairman of World Rugby it is always interesting to hear about historic occasions involving our sport that are...read more