Rugby's Strangest Matches

Rugby fans will delight in this extraordinary collection of astonishing true stories from the past 130 years, which reveal a bizarre side to the sport hitherto uncelebrated. Here you'll find the Irish international who arranged his marriage in order to qualify for leave of absence to play against England, the match in which a team of top soccer players beat their rugby counterparts literally at their own game, the riotous encounter that led to a seven-year lapse in the fixture, the international where an entire Wales side were sent off, and the unknown who played for his country due to an administrative mistake.