Bledisloe Cup: Sydney Uni & Newington To Recreate Rugby History

by NSWRU Media - Sydney University Rugby Club will celebrate 150 years of Australian rugby with a historic re-enactment at Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup match. The exhibition match against Newington will be played under the rugby laws of 1863 and will take place at half-time during Saturday’s first Bledisloe Cup Test match at ANZ Stadium. The spectacle will be tribute to the groundwork laid by both teams for the growth of Australian and trans-Tasman rugby. Founded in 1863, Sydney University Rugby Club is Australia’s oldest rugby club and this year celebrates its sesquicentenary, a feat only achieved by seven northern hemisphere clubs. Their opponent in the exhibition match, Newington College this year celebrates the 150th anniversary of the school’s establishment, with rug
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