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2 hours ago, harrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy said:

 

The Reaper cannot be 'hood'winked as easily as English referee Roger Quittenton. Probably wasn't too difficult to topple him into the grave, mind.

 

(No, I am not a bitter Welshman with a 40-year grudge :lol:)

 

Footage of infamous 1978 New Zealand dive puts latest drama to ...

You and @welshman according to this report headline.

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On 28/07/2020 at 20:54, Joey Russ said:

All Blacks legend Andy Haden dead at 69
Another one who was never going to make the starting line. 

 

Andy Haden QO

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Eric Hughes, rugby player and coach, has died aged 73. He played for Widnes and St. Helen’s, as well as coaching St. Helen’s and the Wigan Warriors. He had 10 caps for England from 1975-1979 and 8 for Great Britain from 1978-1982.

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John Whittaker, Kiwi rugby league player who played on the national team from 1970-1982, has died aged 70. He was on the Kiwi squad for the ‘70, ‘72, ‘75 and ‘77 Rugby League World Cups.

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Ray Prosser, Welsh prop who played for Pontypool, as well as gaining 22 caps for Wales between 1956-1961 and representing the British Lions on the 1959 Tour, has died aged 93. He also coached at Pontypool from 1969-1987.

 

Obituaries: BBCSkyITV.

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Christophe Dominici, French rugby player who played for Stade Français (1997-2008) and gained 65 caps for France from 1998-2007, found dead aged 48. He played for the French team across numerous Rugby World Cups and Six Nation Tournaments.

 

Obituaries: Daily MailDaily MirrorDaily StarMetroThe IndependentThe SunBBC.

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29 minutes ago, Thatcher said:

Christophe Dominici, French rugby player who played for Stade Français (1997-2008) and gained 65 caps for France from 1998-2007, found dead aged 48. He played for the French team across numerous Rugby World Cups and Six Nation Tournaments.

 

Quite  big name in French rugby  - 3 World Cups, including one of the French tries in their 1999 Semifinal comeback win over the seemingly unstoppable New Zealand, widely regarded as one of the greatest rugby matches of all time.

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8 hours ago, Thatcher said:

Christophe Dominici, French rugby player who played for Stade Français (1997-2008) and gained 65 caps for France from 1998-2007, found dead aged 48. He played for the French team across numerous Rugby World Cups and Six Nation Tournaments.

 

Obituaries: Daily MailDaily MirrorDaily StarMetroThe IndependentThe SunBBC.

 

Sounds like he went for a big "Up and (now) Under"

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Inspired by Dominici I was updating my long list with other rugby internationalists over the weekend. You know what happened next.

 

Yep, 47 cap Jean-Pierre Lux has gone and snuffed it aged 74, days after being added.

 

This never happens to serial killers, bigots or Will Self...

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Former England Rugby Union and British Lions cap Alan Ashcroft, reportedly dead at 90:

 

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David Rose, former Scottish International has died. 

 

Played rugby union and league. 

 

DAVID M ROSE  
1931   -   2021 
It is with great sadness that Jed-Forest Rugby Club announce the passing of their oldest surviving International player and former club captain David M Rose the outstanding winger of his generation  

See more here. https://t.co/QBNJwNJbnm https://t.co/xieGjP0GUF

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Former Lions & England hooker John Pullin has died aged 79. Two Lions tours plus 42 England appearances.

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Welsh captain John Dawes, the only British & Lions captain to win a test series in NZ, has died aged 80.

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8 hours ago, time said:

Welsh captain John Dawes, the only British & Lions captain to win a test series in NZ, has died aged 80.


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.

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