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A World of Rugby

To mark the fourth Rugby World Cup in 1999, the Museum of Rugby created an exhibition that captures the worldwide appeal of this great game.

The Museum set itself the challenge of displaying an artefact relating to every rugby-playing nation in the world. All objects were to come from our archives; no begging, borrowing or stealing.

Unfortunately, we did not quite make it (if you can provide us with a rugby-related item from the Cook Islands we would be eternally grateful!) but it was satisfying that we came so close, demonstrating the range and depth of our collection.

There’s a whole world of rugby out there!