Survivors of Wales v Samoa 1991 share memories of grief 30 years on

Thirty years to the day since Western Samoa (now Manu Samoa) conquered Wales in Cardiff, surviving spectators of that fateful day have come together on social media to support each other. Led by East Terrace editor, James Stafford, stories are being shared under the hashtag #WalvSam1991 to mark the 16-13 loss to Samoa that helped…

Illustrating Welsh rugby history – A discussion with the Welsh National Library and the People’s Collection Wales

In late February this year, East Terrace editor James Stafford and illustrator Raluca Moldovan released ‘An Illustrated History of Welsh Rugby: Fun, Facts and Stories from 140 Years of International Rugby’. As part of the book’s launch, Stafford featured in a webinar hosted by the National Library of Wales (Llyfrgell Genedlaethol), which you can watch…

Shades of Red: A brief history of Wales playing only fourteen men

Wales’s 2021 Six Nations has begun in a somewhat bizarre fashion, with both their opening opponents getting reduced to fourteen men after red cards. This is the first time in Wales’s history they’ve benefited in consecutive matches from playing against a team permanently reduced to 14 men. In 745 Welsh Test matches since 1881, 12…

East Terrace launches ‘The 1988 Range’ of rugby tshirts and other goodies

To celebrate the launch of ‘An Illustrated History of Welsh Rugby: Fun, Facts and Stories from 140 Years of International Rugby‘, The East Terrace is proud to launch ‘The 1988 Range‘. Inspired by the artwork of Raluca Moldovan, our Redbubble shop will sell a range of t-shirts and other items. Working on very special range…

East Terrace editor to publish history of Welsh national rugby team

The founder and editor of The East Terrace, James Stafford, is set to publish his first rugby book. In February 2021, Polaris Publishers will release “An Illustrated History of Welsh Rugby: Fun Facts and Stories from 140 Years of International Rugby“. It will be the first in a series and followed by the history of…