Rugby remembers the Battle of the Somme

Rugby remembers the Battle of the Somme

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The RFU is commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, during which among the fallen were thousands of rugby players, including four England internationals: Jack King, Lancelot Slocock, Rupert Inglis and Alfred Maynard.

In memory of all the players who went to war, many never to return, the RFU has commissioned a three-part film series, The Rose and the Poppy, presented by former England captain Lewis Walton Moody who shares the name of his great-grandfather, one of the soldiers to survive.

The films link with a series of educational resources reflecting the history of the period and the role that the rugby community played in the Great War. They draw on the values shared by rugby and the armed forces from The First World War up to the modern day.

You can view the video:

http://www.englandrugby.com/ertv/video/the-rose-and-poppy/

Source: http://www.englandrugby.com/news/rugby-remembers-the-battle-the-somme/

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