imagery of rugby's history

R ugby has traced the story of its origins and recorded land mark moments that make up its history with a rich tapestry
of images.

The early English Clubs created shields that were worn as badges, displayed on clubhouse walls or treasured in trophy cabinets.

Icons that make up the past appear on these shields as they record events in a similar way to the prehistoric drawings on the walls of caves.  Little has changed across the centuries.

Some of the English Clubs recorded their past on shields taking these forms:

We have created Classic All Black shields that record our heritage using images from 2 great early eras that have defined and shaped the very essence of All Blacks rugby.