A collection of Anzac tales from 100 Years of Rugby News

The following stories are extracts from the 100 Years of Rugby News book: World War One World War One had a significant and tragic impact on the Sydney club rugby community.  NSWRU Secretary William Hill was quoted in early 1915 estimating that half the rugby union players in the state had joined the war effort in the opening months.  Incredibly, clubs even battled for the honour of enlisting the most young men, with a running ‘honour roll’ updated weekly in the Sydney Morning Herald throughout 1915. “Five names were added to the Rugby Union honour roll yesterday - the list comprising the names of members who have enlisted for active service.  There were three members of the Balmain club, one from Glebe, and one from Eastern Suburbs.  From Balmain, the Featherstone family have sent three brothers.  Easterns Suburbs are now equal to Manly club in the matter of supplying the most recruits and keen competition is stirring both clubs up to be acclaimed th
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