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1888 - 1892 - Christmas, New Year Easter & other attractions

Posters & Images from the period when the game of Rugby was at its most popular in the two towns, with huge crowds attending games.  During the “Bank Holidays” of any particular season, Rovers produced a number of touring sides, including the Maori tourists in November of 1888,  as part of the entertainment, clubs arriving would be offered a guarantee to appear usually a lump sum or possibly be given a share of the Nett  gate to cover their costs.

As can be seen from the Fixture cards, Rovers as did West, Old Boys and Rangers, also undertook tours various part of the country, no doubt under the same financial arrangement.

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