Beaumont leads England's first Grand Slam for 23
Women Rugby Football Union (WRFU) The WRFU was
responsible for rugby in England, Ireland, Scotland
and Wales. When the WRFU was formed there were 12
founder teams as members in the first year. These
teams included: Leicester Polytechnic, Sheffield
University, UCL, University of Keele, Warwick
University, Imperial College, Leeds University,
Magor Maidens, York University and Loughborough
In 1994 each country established its own governing
GRAND SLAM STATISTICS
The 1984 Wallabies became the first Australian team
to win the Grand Slam in the 76 years since the
first tour to the UK and Ireland.
The Wallabies scored 100 points in the four Tests,
which was the highest number of points scored by any
team touring the UK and Ireland.
The 12 tries scored in the four Tests was the most
scored by any touring team in Tests.
The third Test win against Wales was the first time
Australia had won three Tests in succession on a
tour of the UK and Ireland.
The 28-9 win over Wales was the most points scored
against Wales by a touring team at Cardiff Arms
The 28-9 win over Wales was Australia's biggest
winning margin against them.
The match against Wales included a first ever
pushover try on their home ground of Cardiff Arms
The 37-12 win over Scotland was the highest
Australian score over an IRB country.
Mark Ella scored a try in each of the four Tests, a
feat never before achieved by a player in a touring
team. Michael Lynagh scored 42 points in the four
Test series, which was more points than any other
Australian in a Test series.
Michael Lynagh scored 21 points against Scotland to
equal Paul McLean's record of 21 points in a Test.
1985 - the Australian Rugby Union, with the support
of New Zealand, France and South Africa, had pressed
for a World Cup. The ARU felt threatened by the
proposed professional rugby union circuit of
Australian entrepreneur David Lord.
The British and Irish unions were opposed to the
idea of a World Cup, so South Africa held the
deciding vote. South Africa, aware it would be
unable to play because of the international sports
boycott, voted in favor of the World Cup at a
meeting of the International Rugby Board in 1985.
Centenary meeting of the IRB. Representatives from
76 countries in attendance. Liverpool were formed in
1857 but merged with St. Helens Rugby Club (founded
1919) in 1986 to form Liverpool St .Helens.
first Rugby World Cup - Australia and New Zealand.
But it showed in stark focus the widening gulf
between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres which
would soon herald the end of the amateur game. The
winner was awarded the Webb Ellis Cup for the first
The USA National Women’s Team was founded in 1987.
Courage League began for the 1987/88 season. 12
clubs played each other in just one League fixture
per year, with no set date for fixtures: Bath,
Bristol, Coventry, Gloucester, Harlequins,
Leicester, Moseley, Nottingham, Orrell, Sale, Wasps,
Relegation and Promotion: Two clubs up, two down.
Relegated: Coventry and Sale
Promoted: Rosslyn Park and Liverpool St Helens