12 April 2017

CWGC & RFU Launch Rugby Remembers

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) are proud to come together to launch Rugby Remembers – a project to honour rugby players from all levels who lost their lives in the First World War.

 

Lewis Moody, former England captain and RFU First World War ambassador, said: “ To remember guys who were far younger than me when they went to war…who gave up everything…is very important, not only for us as a nation, but certainly for us as rugby players.”

Rugby Remembers challenges young people to find out about players from their own rugby club or school who died in the First World War by looking at Rolls of Honour and memorials and the CWGC website to discover their stories.

The best submissions will win tickets to the Old Mutual Wealth Cup: England v Barbarians Match on Sunday 28 May.

To be in with a chance of winning you need to visit either a CWGC UK site or a memorial board in in your school or club and upload a photo to Twitter or Facebook using #rugbyremembers and @CWGC.

Full details on how to get involved can be found here.

The CWGC is the official Military Charity Partner of the RFU for 2017.

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