• After Philippe Saint-André turned down the offer to replace Laporte, French Rugby Federation president Bernard Lapasset appointed Marc Lièvremont to guide France to the 2011 World Cup.
  • Wikipedia: France national rugby union team
  • Also based in Blyth are Blyth RFC who hold host to the Blyth Cricket Club at the Blyth Rugby Football Club, which was formed in 1883 and competes in the Northumberland Cricket League, and the Blyth Renegades basketball club, which is run by local after school activity provider, Aspire 2 Achieve.
  • Wikipedia: Blyth, Northumberland
  • Aston Villa's first match was against the local Aston Brook St Mary's Rugby team.
  • Wikipedia: Aston Villa F.C.
  • Bath Rugby play at the Recreation Ground in Bath, and the Somerset County Cricket Club are based at the County Ground in Taunton.
  • Wikipedia: Somerset
  • Both teams play their home games at Canberra Stadium, which is the city's largest stadium and was used to hold group matches in soccer for the 2000 Summer Olympics and in rugby union for the 2003 Rugby World Cup.
  • Wikipedia: Canberra
  • Celtic Park, Pittodrie Stadium, Ibrox Stadium and Rugby Park all hosted matches during the 1998 World Cup qualifying campaign, while Tynecastle Stadium, Pittodrie, Celtic Park and Ibrox were used for Euro 2000 qualifying matches.
  • Wikipedia: Scotland national football team
  • Changing rooms were constructed in the 1950s (previously the players had been obliged to change in a nearby pub), along with the first covered accommodation for spectators, and floodlights (which had previously belonged to the defunct Rugby Town) were erected in 1972, soon after which the stadium was renamed Harrison Park after former club chairman Geoff Harrison.
  • Wikipedia: Leek Town F.C.
  • Cricket is also played on the Recreation Ground, just across from where the Rugby is played.
  • Wikipedia: Bath, Somerset
  • Despite never playing Rugby Union professionally Hunt made his Rugby Union debut for the French Barbarians in Brussels, Belgium on 14 November 2009.
  • Wikipedia: Karmichael Hunt
  • Eastern teams and critics felt the quality of the western game was inferior to theirs, and when Queen's defeated the Regina Rugby Club 54–0 in the 1923 final, the critics felt they deliberately ran up the score to prove that point.
  • Wikipedia: Grey Cup
  • Future sporting events to be hosted in Manchester include Ashes 2013 cricket, 2013 Rugby League World Cup and 2015 Rugby World Cup.
  • Wikipedia: Manchester
  • He also joined Clifton Rugby Football Club in February 1905, but never rose above the 2nd XV.
  • Wikipedia: A. E. J. Collins
  • In 2004, the club tallied the second-highest home attendance of all National Rugby League clubs (behind the Brisbane Broncos) with an average of 18,514 spectators at the Sydney Football Stadium.
  • Wikipedia: Sydney Roosters
  • In November, Cardiff became the first Royal Navy ship to enter the Lebanese capital of Beirut in 27 years, spurring the creation of the Beirut Phoenicians Rugby Club, followed by visits to Tunisia and Gibraltar.
  • Wikipedia: HMS Cardiff (D108)
  • In total, twenty-five nations have participated at the Rugby World Cup (excluding qualifying tournaments).
  • Wikipedia: Rugby World Cup
  • Joseph Chamberlain then sent Neville to Mason Science College in central Birmingham, which both emphasised the politician's connection to Birmingham and catered to the interest in science which Neville had shown at Rugby.
  • Wikipedia: Rise of Neville Chamberlain
  • Manchester Rugby Club is located on Grove Lane in Cheadle Hulme, as is Cheadle Hulme Cricket Club, which was established in 1881, and a squash club.
  • Wikipedia: Cheadle Hulme
  • Manningham FC were a rugby league club formed in 1880 and became a founding member of the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895.
  • Wikipedia: History of Bradford City A.F.C.
  • Manningham Rugby Football Club, formed in 1876, originally played games at Cardigan Fields, in the Carlisle Road area of Bradford.
  • Wikipedia: Valley Parade
  • Non-varsity student sports clubs that compete with other area universities include the Rugby Football Club, established in 2006, which plays in the Southern California Rugby Football Union.
  • Wikipedia: University of California, Riverside
  • On 3 September 1966 the former GCR line from Aylesbury to Rugby was abandoned, leaving only the stretch from Aylesbury to Calvert, running through the now-closed Quainton Road, remaining open for use by freight trains.
  • Wikipedia: Quainton Road railway station
  • Renamed in 1997 to Oldham Roughyeds, Oldham Rugby League Club has received several club honours during its history, winning the Rugby Football League Championship five times and Challenge Cup three times.
  • Wikipedia: Oldham
  • Rugby Union in the district is run by the ACT and Southern NSW Rugby Union, with clubs from Albury, Wagga Wagga, Temora and Hay competing in the Southern Inland Rugby Union.
  • Wikipedia: Riverina
  • Table includes Rugby World Cup Sevens tournaments and IRB Sevens World Series legs.
  • Wikipedia: Waisale Serevi
  • The Central Coast Rays rugby union team also used the stadium in the Australian Rugby Championship's only season in 2007.
  • Wikipedia: Central Coast Mariners FC