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2 hours ago, Grim Up North said:


The second member of the magnificent 7 of the Barbarians 1973 try to die only a couple of months after the first.

 

See John Pullin posts from 5th Feb above.

Look out Tom David, next to receive a (hospital) pass? In the Trumpton reenactment, the move began with Hugh (or Pugh) and was finished superbly in the corner by Grubb. 

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Marcelo Campo, who made 29 appearances for Argentina between 1978 and 1987 and was also in their squad for the inaugural Rugby World Cup that same year dead of a heart attack aged 63.

Scored a very famous try for the Pumas against England at Twickenham in 1978.

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Been a fair few much loved figures going in the last few weeks. Redressing the balance somewhat...

 

Former Scottish rugby international Norman Pender died aged 73 last month. Yes, Wiki hasn't noticed. Nor had I, despite him being on my longlist. His reputation was ruined by the revelation he was a notorious child abuser, and he served 3 years in jail for sexually abusing multiple children.

 

The Daily Record with the somewhat odd anonymous captain obvious talking head!

 

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“Pender was once considered a stalwart of the community by many before it was revealed what a monster he was. 

“There was his rugby career then his role in local politics and work for the Hawick Lady Riders’ Association which campaigned for women to take part in the town’s common riding festival.

“But that was all obliterated when people learned the truth about him. He’ll be missed by few, if anyone.”

 

 

He was also a Lib Dem councillor. 

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Former Wales international (1 cap v Namibia, 1990) Owain Williams has died aged 56, cancer. He had a career post-rugby as a set designer, being in charge of that department for long-running TV programme Casualty.

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