Over at the World Rugby Museum website is a post that discusses Tolkien's background on the rugby team at King Edward's School (including a rarely shared photograph), and quoting some lines from his poem "The Battle of the Eastern Field".

Don't neglect the first comment as well, where John Garth adds more context and names all of the boys pictures in the photograph.


https://worldrugbymuseum.blog/2017/01/ ... tle-of-the-eastern-field/