Sir Charles Bathurst, Viscount Bledisloe.

In 1931, Charles Bathurst 1st Viscount Bledisloe (1867-1958), an Old Shirburnian and then Governor-General of New Zealand, donated a cup for the national Rugby Union teams of Australia and New Zealand to compete for.  Over 80 years later, New Zealand’s All Blacks and Australia’s Wallabies still compete for the Bledisloe Cup, which remains the biggest trophy in world rugby.

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Posted 12 August 2019 by Sherborne School Archives.

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