Sean Fagan Columnist

Sean Fagan

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About

Sean Fagan is a long-retired rugby hooker (Smithfield Warthogs RFC) and now author/journalist specialising in the early history of the rugby codes. He has written extensively for major newspapers, magazines, websites and released a number of books, the most recent ‘The First Lions of Rugby’, the story of the 1888 British Lions rugby and Aussie rules playing tour of Australia.
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Member Since:
 
February 2013
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ANZAC DAY: Rugby men from the front

ANZAC DAY: Rugby men from the front

25 Apr 2016

From the distance of 100 years since the start of World War One it is difficult for us today to fully appreciate why men, particularly rugby men, so willingly rushed to join the AIF and went ‘over the top’ when the officer’s whistle blew.

Rabbitohs, Roosters: Electorate football foes

Rabbitohs, Roosters: Electorate football foes

3 Sep 2013

‘Electorate football’ sounds like a euphemism for the humbugging of us by vote-seeking politicians; instead it is the scheme that gave birth to the Roosters-Rabbitohs rivalry over a century ago.

Lions on the field, gentlemen off it

Lions on the field, gentlemen off it

4 Jul 2013

Full time footballers aren’t a new phenomenon; the first were those in touring teams of the 1880s. Did they unleash on the public scandals and controversies?

Referees, penalty goals and bugbears

Referees, penalty goals and bugbears

23 Jun 2013

The great bugbears of rugby are penalty goals and the whim of a referee. Is that fair criticism, or is it simply the nature of rugby?

Lions put on a passing masterclass

Lions put on a passing masterclass

17 Jun 2013

The most impressive aspect of the Lions victory over the stoic Waratahs was the manner of their five tries – all came through deft and sharp hand-passing of the ball.

What are Australia’s oldest rugby clubs?

What are Australia's oldest rugby clubs?

12 Jun 2013

A party from the British and Irish Lions yesterday visited Maitland and the grave of 1888 Lions captain Bob Seddon.