Rugby Global Pass


The Governor of Victoria took part in a ‘Global Pass’ at Government House to mark the 450th anniversary of Rugby School in England where the game was born.

HomeslideRugbyIMG 9153Melbourne Rebels and Melbourne Chargers players were among those who joined in the celebration of rugby in Victoria.

The Governor was joined by players from the Melbourne Rebels, Melbourne Chargers, and various school and community clubs when the “Global Pass” took place on the main lawn at Government House. The Melbourne Rebels players then led practice drills on the main lawn.

On arrival at Government House, the GPS-tracked Gilbert rugby ball had travelled more than 128,000 kilometres and been involved in 295 passes since it started its journey at Rugby School on 9 January. It had been passed at numerous countries including India, China, Kenya, Africa, Croatia, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand. It will be passed 450 times before returning to Rugby School in September.

Rugby School, founded in 1567, is the birthplace of rugby and is also the setting of the novel, “Tom Brown’s School Days”.



IMG 9154Alice, Sunday and Bella with the Governor and Mr Howard