On Wednesday 29 August it will be 123 years to the day since twenty-one of England’s top rugby clubs met at the George Hotel to create the Northern Union. This week’s ten-minute history tour takes a deep dive into the events of 1895 that led to that momentous meeting. For more on the history of rugby and the other football codes, follow me on Twitter @collinstony and at www.rugbyreloaded.com

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