Wales beat England for the first time.
The 'British' Barbarians is founded at the Alexandra
hotel, Bradford. Membership is by invitation and the
only qualifications considered when issuing an
invitation are; that the player's football is of a
good enough standard and secondly that he should
behave himself on and off the field. There is no
discrimination whatsoever by race, colour or creed.
One uncapped player is to appear in every match.
England becomes a member of the IRFB.
South Africa loses 4-0 against the touring
British Isles team in their first international
fixture, in Port Elizabeth. This was also the first
time a British team had toured South Africa. Under
the captaincy of Scottish international W. E.
Maclagen, they won all 20 matches on the tour,
conceding only one point. They remain the only
British Isles side to win every game on a tour.
The New Zealand Rugby Football Union was formed.
The referee was given the whole responsibility
for running a game.
Wales first wins the triple crown by beating
England, Scotland and Ireland.
Try worth 3 points and a conversion 2 points
rather than the other way round.
Disenchanted members split from the strict
amateurism of Rugby Union to form the professional
Numbering of jerseys is adopted.
Australia beats the first British test side to
play a combined Australian team 13 - 3 on 24 June in