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The Rugby School remembers heroes with tribute match

Gilbert Rugby News — Published on January 30 , 2015

Rugby School has been remembering its fallen heroes of World War One with some special events.

Along with a number of other schools, Rugby attended the 155th Varsity Match between Oxford and Cambridge at Twickenham in December. Representatives of Rugby School laid a wreath at the WW1 plaque, commemorating Old Rugbeians who fell.

The match was won by Oxford, who claimed a 43-6 victory.

Meanwhile, Rugby School began World Cup year with a weekend celebrating the lives of two players who died 100 years ago, along with Sedbergh School. Ronald Palmer (Rugby School) and Frederick Turner (Sedbergh School) captained England and Scotland respectively and faced-off in the final Home International before war broke out. Tragically, both men were killed in 1915.

Before the two schools took to the field, a commemorative dinner was held, with the menu based on war rations. The match itself will live long in the memory, with The Guardian covering the contest to appear in the run up to Rugby World Cup 2015. The match itself was won 20-19 by Rugby in the final moments of a thrilling contest.

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