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1873 - 1883 - Durham County RFU How it all began

Although dating from 1876, the Durham County Rugby Union, like many of its clubs,Clubs, has a pre-history stretching back to at least 1873.  That year a group of enthusiasts in the County, received an invite from Yorkshire RFU (formed in 1870) suggesting “you give us contest at Rugby” After a champagne luncheon the invite was accepted and Durham played Yorkshire in Leeds. The story rolls on from there.

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