Rugby Union

This issue celebrates the 150th anniversaries of the formation of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the first international match between England and Scotland in 1871.

2021 (October 19 2021)
Commemorative

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Size 37mm (h) x 35mm (v)
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Print Process Lithography
Perforations 14 x 14.5
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Stamps

Rugby Union 2nd Stamp (2021) Women’s Rugby World Cup Final, 2014

Women’s Rugby World Cup Final, 2014

2nd

After defeat in three successive finals, England win the World Cup. Tries from Emily Scarratt (pictured, with ball) and Danielle Waterman secure victory.

Rugby Union 2nd Stamp (2021) Five Nations Championship, 1970

Five Nations Championship, 1970

2nd

A victory marking the start of a glorious era in Welsh rugby for a side featuring greats like JPR Williams (pictured), Gareth Edwards and Mervyn Davies.

Rugby Union 1st Stamp (2021) Women’s Six Nations Championship, 2015

Women’s Six Nations Championship, 2015

1st

Needing to win to secure the title, a rampant Ireland – with lock Sophie Spence (pictured) to the fore – ran in 11 tries to become champions.

Rugby Union 1st Stamp (2021) Five Nations Championship, 1984

Five Nations Championship, 1984

1st

Scrum-half Roy Laidlaw (pictured, with ball) scored two tries as Scotland became outright winners of the Five Nations Championship for the first time since 1938.

Rugby Union £1.70 Stamp (2021) Women’s Home Nations Championship, 1998

Women’s Home Nations Championship, 1998

£1.70

Led by Kim Littlejohn (pictured, far left), Scotland complete a five-year journey from novices to best team in Europe with a win that boosted the sport’s status in the country.

Rugby Union £1.70 Stamp (2021) Five Nations Championship, 1994

Five Nations Championship, 1994

£1.70

Ireland upset the odds to win at Twickenham for the first time in 12 years – a brilliant try by Simon Geoghegan (pictured) inspiring a generation of outstanding players.

Rugby Union £2.55 Stamp (2021) Women’s Six Nations Championship, 2009

Women’s Six Nations Championship, 2009

£2.55

Non Evans kicks the winning penalty in the final minute as Wales, captained by Melissa Berry (pictured), beat England for the first time and win the Triple Crown.

Rugby Union £2.55 Stamp (2021) Rugby World Cup Final, 2003

Rugby World Cup Final, 2003

£2.55

Jason Robinson’s try and five successful kicks from Jonny Wilkinson (pictured) see England become the first northern hemisphere country to win the World Cup.

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