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Rugby Autographs

Rugby, the revered European ancestor to American football, is an intense sport that is known for its passionate fans. Part of that passion is played out in the collecting of autographs by the sport's key figures.

Though rugby is part of a sports tradition that reaches far back into the ancient world, the sport itself is a relatively modern one. Ancient games of a similar design date to the 4th century B.C., but it was not until the 1830s that the modern sport of rugby took shape. Following the development of teams and essential game rules, the first rugby match was played in December of 1857 on the grounds of Scotland's Edinburgh University.

Over the remainder of the 19th century and into the 20th, rugby grew in international popularity. Today, the sport is most popular in western Europe and Australia, but its fans stretch around the globe. As a result, rugby memorabilia bearing autographs is in ever-increasing demand.


Quick Facts

  • Rugby takes its name from Rugby School located in central Warwickshire, England
  • Rugby debuted at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris and appeared four times in subsequent competitions. It was dropped in 1924, but will return to the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil
  • Rugby did not enter the echelon of professional sports until 1995

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Rugby Union Anthony Watson signed 12x8 colour photo pictured in action for England. Good
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Rugby Union Anthony Watson signed 12x8 colour photo pictured in action for England. Good
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Rugby Martin Johnson signed 8 x 6 inch colour adidas promo photo to Mick. Good condition. All
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Rugby Martin Johnson signed 8 x 6 inch colour adidas promo photo to Mick. Good condition. All
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Rugby Mike Brown Signed 12x8 colour photo. Photo shows Brown in action for England. Good
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Rugby Mike Brown Signed 12x8 colour photo. Photo shows Brown in action for England. Good
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Rugby Shane Williams signed 16x12 colour photo pictured celebrating playing for Wales. Good
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Rugby Shane Williams signed 16x12 colour photo pictured celebrating playing for Wales. Good
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Rugby Shane Williams signed 16x12 colour photo pictured celebrating playing for Wales. Good
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Rugby Shane Williams signed 16x12 colour photo pictured celebrating playing for Wales. Good
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Rugby Union David Strettle signed 6x4 colour photo pictured in action for Saracens. Good
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England Rugby 2003 World Cup Winning Captain Martin Johnson Signed Adidas Promo Card showing
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England Rugby 2003 World Cup Winning Captain Martin Johnson Signed Adidas Promo Card showing
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Rugby Union Mark Cueto signed Big Blue Tube 18x14 montage print limited edition 48/500. Good
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Rugby Union Mark Cueto signed Big Blue Tube 18x14 montage print limited edition 48/500. Good
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