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category: History & Legends
TIMELINE

From 1890 to 1899

1890

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.

1891

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.

1892

The New Zealand Rugby Football Union was formed.

1893

The referee was given the whole responsibility for running a game.

Wales first wins the triple crown by beating England, Scotland and Ireland.

1894

Try worth 3 points and a conversion 2 points rather than the other way round.

1895

Disenchanted members split from the strict amateurism of Rugby Union to form the professional Rugby League.

1897

Numbering of jerseys is adopted.

1899

Australia beats the first British test side to play a combined Australian team 13 - 3 on 24 June in Sydney.






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