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PRINCE OBOLENSKY – OXFORD, ENGLAND & BRITISH ISLES XV RUGBY LEGEND (PART 4)...

Aug 09, 2018 Written by Kevin Ellis

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Obolensky would go on to make three more appearances for England in 1936 in the Home Nations championship but would score no further tries. As well as being selected to play for the Barbarians, he was also appointed a Knight Of St. John in 1938. Within four years of his Twickenham heroics however, he would […]

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PRINCE OBOLENSKY – OXFORD, ENGLAND & BRITISH ISLES XV LEGEND (PART 3)...

Jul 25, 2018 Written by Kevin Ellis

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In 1936 Prince Obolensky toured with a British Isles side to Argentina. The tourists played ten mates, winning all their games and amassing 461 points and conceding only 12. In a warm-up match on their way to Argentina, the team played Brazil and Obolensky scored an amazing 17 tries in the 82-0 victory in Rio […]

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NEW YORK CITY RUGBY LEAGUE INSPIRED BY THE ‘AMERICAN ALL STARS’ TOURISTS OF 1953...

Apr 25, 2018 Written by Kevin Ellis

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One of the earliest attempts to introduce Rugby League to the United Sates was in 1953, when Mike Dimitro, the former UCLA football star and NFL Rams player organised a tour by an American Rugby League side to Australasia. Nicknamed the ‘American All Stars’ they’d never played the game before, yet they competed with the very best Australia, New Zealand […]

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ELLIS RUGBY’S NEW FRANCE SIGNING...

Apr 17, 2018 Written by Kevin Ellis

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Ellis Rugby has appointed FB Distribution as exclusive Agent within the whole of France. Ellis Rugby, founder Kevin Ellis met Francis Bouchez in Paris on Tuesday last week to agree the collaboration. Kevin Ellis, commented ‘We have been looking for the right partner to help distribute our collections in what is the perfect territory for […]

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ELLIS RUGBY – “CELEBRATING YORKSHIRE” WITH THE GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOW COLLECTION...

Apr 06, 2018 Written by Kevin Ellis

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The first Great Yorkshire Show was held in 1838 in the Barrack Yard at Fulford, York. At this time most people did not have transport so the show moved annually to different locations in Yorkshire until 1950. In 1951 the event was staged on the current permanent showground in Harrogate. Over 135,000 visitors and 8,000 […]

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ELLIS RUGBY – TACKLING GIANTS CLOTHING COLLECTION...

Mar 13, 2018 Written by Kevin Ellis

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Today we’ve delivered in these outstanding heritage garments for Superleague team Huddersfield Giants, exclusively available from the club store and online. The inspiration for the design of this Polo shirt has been taken from the Challenge Cup Final that took place in 1933. The thirty-third Challenge Cup Final held at Wembley was played between Huddersfield […]

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