Saturday, October 23, 2010

Rugby Junior World Cup 2010

Argentina, host of the 2010 Rugby Junior World Cup, issued on 20 June 2010 a single stamp to commemorate the event. The players in this cup event have to be under 20 years of age. The Junior World Cup Trophy has been in New Zealand hands from the 1st tournament held in Wales in 2008, and remained so for 2010.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Papua New Guinea 2010 Rugby Sevens

Papua New Guinea came out with an issue for the XIXth Commonwealth Games (Delhi, India) on 3 September 2010, one month ahead of the actual games. The issue comprises 4 stamps, 1 miniature sheet and 1 sheetlet with 4 stamps. Rugby sevens, a sport that first appeared in the XVIth edition of the games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is featured in the 1K stamp and on the selvage of the miniature sheet (featuring tennis) at the bottom. The illustration is the same in both cases, a PNG player scoring a try in between the posts!