Thursday, June 17, 2010

RIP Andy Ripley

I was very sorry to hear of the death of Andy Ripley. He was one of my early sporting heroes.

As I said when writing about Charles Kent a few years ago, in the 1970s you did not so much support the England rugby union team as suffer with it.

Ripley was one of the glorious exceptions to that era of mediocrity. He won 24 caps at number eight and should surely have won many more.

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