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All Blacks and the ‘Mother Country’, 1905-2005

In 2005, we hosted the first in our series of 'Rugby, Empire and Commonwealth' conferences.

Please follow the links to download papers from the key speakers:

Prof. Gareth Williams (University of Glamorgan) - The 1905 All Blacks Tour of Great Britain

Dr Greg Ryan (Lincoln University, New Zealand) - The 1905 All Blacks tour of Great Britain - a Kiwi perspective

Dr Ian Conrich (Roehampton University) - The screen fictionalisation of a national sport: the myth of New Zealand Rugby

Dr Chris Laidlaw (columnist, former diplomat and MP, All Black 1963-70) - New Zealand and the British Isles, past, present and future

Malcolm MacLean (University of Gloucestershire) - The 1981 Springbok tour of New Zealand

Dr Charles Little (London Metropolitan University) - Travelling away to play at 'home' – New Zealand footballers in Britain, 1888-1905

Please note that the thoughts and opinions expressed in the conference papers above are those of the authors and not those of the Rugby Football Union or the World Rugby Museum.