A History of Rugby in Victoria

researched & written by Ron Grainger

SOME EARLY RUGBY VENUES

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An 1880’s photograph from the tower of Government House showing some of the early rugby venues. [Photo courtesy G.Barker]

The East Melbourne Cricket Ground, on the left of Jolimont Road near the top left hand corner, was the venue for many representative matches including that against the 1888 British Isles team (the First Lions) and the Scotch Oval was location for the famous photograph of that team.

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1888 British Lions rugby tourists in Melbourne, Victoria. Photograph taken on the Scotch Oval; note tower of Government House in central distance.

 

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This entry was posted on October 12, 2014 by in History, RUGBY in VICTORIA.

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