Ahead of Thursday’s anniversary of the founding of the Northern Union in 1895, ‘Rugby Reloaded’ looks as the forgotten genius of English rugby, Dicky Lockwood. A manual labourer who captained the England rugby union team, Lockwood symbolised the rise of the northern working-class rugby player in the 19th century amd became the living embodiment of rugby’s great split, yet his story was ignored and his legacy disappeared. Find out why in this week’s ten-minute time tunnel. For more on the history of rugby and the other football codes, follow me on Twitter @collinstony and take a look at www.rugbyreloaded.com

Leave a Reply