The first ever rugby union match at Twickenham was held back in January 1910 when Wales were the visitors to England's famous home of rugby.

100 years on and it was Wales who were the visitors once again at Twickenham and Martin Johnson's team did not disappoint the home fans in the stadium's centenary year as they won 30-17.

Yesterday's opening game of the RBS 6 Nations Championship marked 100 years of international rugby and it was fitting that England would repeat the same result a century later.

The England team wore a special kit, which was similar to the one worn in 1910, to commemorate the centenary.

Twickenham, which is owned and operated by the Rugby Football Union first opened on 2nd October 1909 when  a club match between Harlequins and Richmond took place. Shortly after in  January 2010 the first international rugby fixture was played at the stadium with England winning 11-6 in front of 20,000 spectators.

The stadium has seen many changes in its 100 years including redevelopments and alterations which give it its structural presence today to accommodate 82,000 fans on match day.

With 2010 being the centenary of Twickenham Stadium the RFU will be hoping for another 100 years of great rugby in the future.

Posted on 07/02/2010