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Playfair Rugby Football Annual 1971-72

By gregory p
June 25 2015

I was looking for bargains in the book section of my local Oxfam shop and found – for 99p – the Playfair Rugby Football Annual 1971-72, reporting on the 1970-71 season.  The 1972 cover price was 60p (about the price of three pints) so it really was a bargain now coming in at the price of a quarter of a pint.  The real attraction was that 1970-71 was the season that I first st... More >

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WHEN IRISH EYES ARE CRYING: Harlequins 26 London Irish 20

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CRUSHED AT COVENTRY: Wasps 37 - 6 Harlequins

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