i think he meant historic thought in regards of like tradition and heritage, not so much of the year it was founded.
swing low sweet chariot,can anyone tell me how england begane to sing tht song, i mean serious i really dont know, how did it become and english rugby song and when?
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Coming into the last match of the 1988 season, against Ireland at Twickenham, they had lost 15 of their previous 23 matches in the Five Nations Championship. The Twickenham crowd had only seen one solitary England try in the previous two years and at half time against Ireland they were 0-3 down. During the second half the floodgates opened and England scored a remarkable six tries in a thumping 35-3 win. Three of the tries came in quick succession from Chris Oti, a black player making his Twickenham debut. A group from the Benedictine school Douai started to sing a rugby club favourite â€“ the gospel hymn Swing Low, Sweet Chariot â€“ in honour of their new hero, the whole crowd joined in. At the next home game, against Australia, a young centre named Will Carling made his debut as England captain in another rousing victory. The England team was about to embark upon a period of great success and Swing Low, Sweet Chariot became synonymous with Twickenham and the England team.
FFS some people have to go off on one.[/b]
Originally posted by Me+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Me)</div>This is the most pointless debate ever, I knew the initial comment was a mistake.[/b]
I love the Llanelli. Saints have had some titanic matches with them in the Heineken Cup. They are hugely traditional and have a long backlist of great players.