This week sees the centenary of thekick-off the ‘King’s Cup’, the international military tournament that celebrated the end of World War One. But was it really ‘rugby’s first world cup’ as some claim? As this week’s podcast discovers, it was not a world cup but something far more interesting and complex, which shaped the future of international rugby union for the next fifty years. For more on the history of rugby and the other football codes, follow me on Twitter @collinstony and at

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