King John School Rugby Teams - late 50s early 60s

The Junior team from 1958/59 and the Super Seven team from 1962/63

Rugby at King John was played more than football, must be something to do with the Welsh connection!

The Junior Team is, I believe, made up of two years 1958/59. I can only guess the names:

Middle row L/R: ?? – Brian Taylor – Keith Way – Dick Collie – ??
Bottom row L/R: Clive Stobbs – ?? – ?? – Terry Hepburn -?? – ??

The Super Seven team is the bottom photo from 1962/63 and are:

Standing L/R: – Doug Wilson – Pete Shaw – Will Harris – Merlin Dexter
Kneeling L/R: Roger Taylor (me) – Dick Collie – Bruce Tyrie

We had just won the SE Essex sevens beating Westcliff in the final at King John. Our arch rivals went on to win the Essex title, but we were knocked out by Campion school in the semi’s.

King John Junior Rugby Team from 1958/59
Roger taylor collection
King John Rugby Super Seven team from 1962/63
Roger Taylor

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  • Received an e-mail from a film production company who want to use the junior team rugby photo for their film!
    I know a few of the names in the team and wonder whether any of you could get in touch with me as to whether you are ok with it? Don’t know the full details yet, but watch this space.
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    By Roger Taylor (23/03/2018)

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