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Rugby Australia announces plans for Australian Rugby Museum

Wed, 07/07/2021, 3:06 am
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
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Rugby Australia has announced plans are underway to construct an Australian Rugby Museum.

The Museum is set to house priceless items of Australian Rugby’s history as well as celebrate iconic moments in the game’s past after receiving backing from a private enterprise.

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It will feature items from Wallabies and Wallaroos history along with the provincial history of the sport, dating back to the late 19th century when Rugby was introduced Down Under.

"This is another fantastic day for Australian Rugby, and I’m delighted to unveil the plans for this marvellous Museum," RA Chairman Hamish McLennan said in a statement.

“I want to make particular mention of David Harrison. He’s an incredibly successful businessman and already contributed so much to Australian Rugby. I’m delighted to confirm that David will be the Chairman of new Museum Board – he’s a perfect fit and it is fitting recognition for his service to the game.

“Rugby has such a proud history in Australia, in fact, it boasts the longest running rivalry in Australian sport between active teams, with Queensland and New South Wales still providing epic encounters.

“The game’s heritage will now be on display for young and old and celebrated for eternity."

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Charter Hall Managing Director David Harrison will serve as the Museum's Chairman of the board, excited by the new developments and the opportunity to celebrate Australian Rugby's rich history.

“I’m so thrilled to be involved in the formation of an Australian Rugby Museum and celebrating the game’s history," Harrison added.

“I’m such a proud supporter of the game in Australia and this Museum is a perfect way to commemorate our history and recognise our exciting future,” Harrison said.

The plans will be developed in the coming months with a venue set to be announced in the future.

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