Edgar Mobbs to be inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Edgar Mobbs memorial, Abington Square. ENGNNL00120120125162431
Edgar Mobbs memorial, Abington Square. ENGNNL00120120125162431

War hero and former Saints captain Edgar Mobbs is to be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame.

Colonel Mobbs died on the frontline in World War One, but not before becoming a Saints and England rugby star and mustering his own regiment of sportsmen.

An article from the Northampton Independent in 1914 about Mr Mobbs recruiting for his famous regiment of sportsmen

An article from the Northampton Independent in 1914 about Mr Mobbs recruiting for his famous regiment of sportsmen

His name is well-known in Northampton but he is to be inducted into the world hall of fame for the sport he graced this weekend at Wembley Stadium.

The ceremony will take place ahead of the All Blacks versus Argentina World Cup match and Col Mobbs will be one of 25 players honoured.

The presentation will be by Bernard Lapasset, President of the World Rugby Federation and will be watched by Col Mobbs’ great-great nephew, Phil Mobbs as well as Phil’s cousin David Mobbs, and his son Alexander.

On the day, 25 people will be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame.

Edgar Mobbs

Edgar Mobbs

Gwyn Nicholls (Wales)

Basil McLear (Ireland)

John Lewis Williams

Tom Richards (Australia)

Edgar Mobbs (England)

Marcel Communeau (France)

Ronald Poulton-Palmer (England)

William Wavell Wakefield (England)

Hennie Muller (South Africa)

Bill McLaren (Scotland)

Carwyn James (Wales)

Tom Kiernan (Ireland)

Barry John (Wales)

Gerald Davies (Wales)

Mervyn Davies (Wales)

Gordon Brown (Scotland)

Phil Bennett (Wales)

Fergus Slattery (Ireland)

Morne du Plessis (South Africa)

Andy Irvine (Scotland)

Jean-Pierre Rives (France)

Naas Botha (South Africa)

Danie Gerber (South Africa)

Tim Horan (Australia)

Joost van der Westhuizen (South Africa)

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