It used to be a game of empire 'watched by gentlemen, played by hooligans'.
But these days, rugby union is a truly global sport with a firm footing in the United States, Japan and many countries in between.
The popular story that the game was invented when William Webb Ellis picked up the ball and ran with it during a football match at Rugby School might not be entirely accurate, but there's no doubting the sport's growing popularity, as evidenced by the record crowds watching the Rugby World Cup in 2015.
Our dedicated Rugby Union section has sporting memorabilia from some of the game's biggest stars over the years, including Bill Beaumont, Johnny Wilkinson and Richie McCaw.
The mighty All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions teams are also featured in a selection of photos, shirts, balls and books that add up to a treasure trove of memorabilia for rugby fans the world over.
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