Blencowe Families' Association Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 1 March 2005

Three Blencowes in the same team; St Edward's School, Oxford, Rugby Football XV in 1905. (See Peter Blencowe's story inside.) Lawrence is seated centre as captain, on his left is his brother Oswald, cousin Alan is in the front row, second from the left. [For the benefit of our American cousins: Rugby Union, until recently the amateur game, has 15 men per side. Rugby League, for many years the professional game, has 13. Just to add variety, Australian Rules fields 18 per side and the pitch looks a bit crowded! In contrast to the American game, you may not knock the other fellow down unless he is actually carrying the ball. JWB]

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