Player Profiles

The following pages are a collection of player profiles, documenting their playing careers for Gloucester. Details have been collated from sources including Gloucestershire Archive, Gloucestershire Newspaper Group (inc. Journal, Citizen, Echo), Gloucester Rugby Records and the National Rugby Museum Records at Twickenham. Plenty more to come - why not suggest a candidate?

Page link: Robert Todd
Robert Todd
The combative New Zealand-born centre who formed a match-winning partnership with Terry Fanolua.
Page link: John A'Bear
John A'Bear
Gloucester's youngest captain 1937-39
Page link: Paul Ashmead
Paul Ashmead
Versatile Back Row Forward
Page link: Steve Ashmead
Steve Ashmead
Tight Head Prop
Page link: Olivier Azam
Olivier Azam
Powerful French international hooker and Shed legend
Page link: Michael Baker
Michael Baker
Goal kicking centre who made his debut at 16
Page link: J W Bayley
J W Bayley
1882-83 Invincible
Page link: John Bayliss
John Bayliss
Crash-tackling centre who captained Gloucester & Gloucestershire
Page link: Harry Berry
Harry Berry
A personal tribute
Page link: Jake Boer
Jake Boer
South African flanker and former captain
Page link: J H Bown
J H Bown
Gloucester and Stroud utility back
Page link: Steve Boyle
Steve Boyle
Powerful lock for Gloucester, England and the British Lions
Page link: John Brain
John Brain
Hard scrummaging lock and inspirational coach
Page link: Alan Brinn
Alan Brinn
Formidable international lock with all-time Gloucester record of 574 1st XV appearances
Page link: John Brooks
John Brooks
Gloucester captain 1935-36 and England trialist
Page link: Alex Brown
Alex Brown
Mobile and skilful international second row who was outstanding in the line-out
Page link: Frank Brown
Frank Brown
Inspirational and innovative leader who captained the Invincibles and established Gloucester as a first class club
Page link: Don Caskie
Don Caskie
Gloucestershire-born Scottish centre
Page link: Bob Clewes
Bob Clewes
Record-breaking Gloucester wing
Page link: George Clutterbuck
George Clutterbuck
Record breaking wing
Page link: George Coates
George Coates
First working class player to be selected for Gloucester, prolific try scorer and member of "The Invincibles".
Page link: Henry ('Harry') Collins
Henry ('Harry') Collins
Boer War and Great War Soldier
Page link: Ernest Comley
Ernest Comley
Outstanding front five forward who played in three County Championship finals and was an England trialist.
Page link: The Cook Brothers
The Cook Brothers
Six of the Best
Page link: Robin Cowling
Robin Cowling
Cup winning England and Gloucestershire prop
Page link: Charlie Crabtree
Charlie Crabtree
Leading try scorer of the post war years
Page link: Donald Crichton-Miller
Donald Crichton-Miller
Gloucester's first Scottish international
Page link: Sidney Crowther
Sidney Crowther
Try-scoring sprinter of the twenties
Page link: Sid Dangerfield
Sid Dangerfield
Versatile threequarter who played for Gloucestershire and the RAF
Page link: Ken Daniell
Ken Daniell
Talented centre and sprinter whose career was cut short at twenty four
Page link: Norman Daniell
Norman Daniell
Prolific winger of the early twenties
Page link: Steve Davies
Steve Davies
Straight-running, hard-tackling centre for club and county and inspirational United captain
Page link: Tom Day
Tom Day
Captain 1950-51, Club Chairman and President
Page link: Francis Edwards
Francis Edwards
Leading try scorer, Barbarian & Wartime International
Page link: John Etheridge
John Etheridge
Much-travelled Cheltenham-born Irish lock
Page link: Ron Etheridge
Ron Etheridge
Attacking full back with pace and flair
Page link: Danny Evans
Danny Evans
Welsh international scrum half
Page link: Terry Fanolua
Terry Fanolua
Physical Samoan centre
Page link: John Fidler
John Fidler
Gloucestershire and England lineout specialist
Page link: Rob Fidler
Rob Fidler
Gloucester and England second row forward.
Page link: Peter Ford
Peter Ford
International flanker and captain of Gloucester and Gloucestershire
Page link: James Forrester
James Forrester
"Django" A dashing back row talent
Page link:
"Dai" Gent
The Tiny Giant of GloucesterRugby
Page link: Dicky Goddard
Dicky Goddard
Small but clever fly half who went north
Page link: John Groves
John Groves
Welsh winger and leading referee
Page link: John Gwilliam
John Gwilliam
Captain of Wales
Page link: John Haines
John Haines
Industrious open-side who played in three County Championship Finals
Page link: Hall Brothers
Hall Brothers
The Magnificent Seven
Page link: Arthur
Arthur "Tart" Hall
Legendary tough and versatile player from the Forest of Dean
Page link: Marcus Hannaford
Marcus Hannaford
Fiercely competitive scrum half and successful captain
Page link: Cyril Harris
Cyril Harris
Outstanding prop of the late 30s
Page link: Jimmy Harrison
Jimmy Harrison
Classy centre from Lydney
Page link: Francis Hartley
Francis Hartley
The Father of Gloucester Rugby
Page link: George Hastings
George Hastings
Grand slam winning England & Barbarians prop
Page link: Andy Hazell
Andy Hazell
Local Hero
Page link: Jack Hemming
Jack Hemming
Club & County Back or Second Row 1923-33
Page link: Bob Hodge
Bob Hodge
Lancastrian lock or number eight who captained Gloucester and was an England trialist
Page link: Bill Hook
Bill Hook
Gloucester full back at 17; England International
Page link: Bob Hook
Bob Hook
Leading try scorer of the late thirties
Page link: Terry Hopson
Terry Hopson
One Half of a Great Half Back Partnership
Page link: Peter Hordern
Peter Hordern
Versatile Pack Leader and International Forward
Page link: Arthur Hudson
Arthur Hudson
International wing, prolific try scorer, captain and lifetime club man
Page link: Brian
Brian "Baggy" Hudson
Tough and mobile fifties second row
Page link: Gordon Hudson
Gordon Hudson
Captain 1947-50 & Long-Serving Wing Forward
Page link: Mervyn Hughes
Mervyn Hughes
Welsh Trialist and long-serving club administrator
Page link: Denis Ibbotson
Denis Ibbotson
Hard tackling openside
Page link: Roy James
Roy James
Gloucester captain 1930-31 and talented utility back
Page link: Richard Jardine
Richard Jardine
Powerful centre who played in Club and County Championship winning sides
Page link: Pete Jones
Pete Jones
England Under 23 trialist & Scotland prop
Page link: Willie Jones
Willie Jones
Welsh dropped goal wizard
Page link: Peter Kingston
Peter Kingston
International scrum half and coach
Page link: Tony Lewis
Tony Lewis
England cricket captain, chat-show host - and Gloucester full back
Page link: Roy Long
Roy Long
Long serving lock and club secretary
Page link: Dick Loveridge
Dick Loveridge
Talented winger and long-serving committee man
Page link: Mark Mapletoft
Mark Mapletoft
Creative utility back and outstanding goalkicker
Page link: Maurice McCanlis
Maurice McCanlis
International Centre and Cricket Blue
Page link: George McIlwaine
George McIlwaine
South African Wing Forward of the 1920s
Page link: Ludovic Mercier
Ludovic Mercier
Ludo - a kicking phenomenon
Page link: Dick Milliner
Dick Milliner
Outstanding scrum half from the Forest of Dean who found fame late in his rugby career
Page link: Steve Mills
Steve Mills
Record breaking captain & England hooker
Page link: Richard Mogg
Richard Mogg
510 appearances for Gloucester and every honour but an England cap
Page link: Derrick Morgan
Derrick Morgan
Winger with Pace
Page link: Roy
Roy "Digger" Morris
Captain of Gloucester & Gloucestershire "Never Stay Down"
Page link: Simon Morris
Simon Morris
Talented centre from a Lydney rugby-playing family whose career was cut short by injury
Page link: Mike Nicholls
Mike Nicholls
Underrated hooker and outstanding captain
Page link: John Orwin
John Orwin
Captain of Gloucester, Bedford and England
Page link: Tom Palmer
Tom Palmer
Gloucester and Cornwall utility back who toured South Africa with England and played 52 games for Cornwall
Page link: Junior Paramore
Junior Paramore
Samoan Powerhouse
Page link: Bert Parham
Bert Parham
Club Stalwart for a Decade
Page link: Grahame Parker
Grahame Parker
A great all-rounder
Page link: Richard Pascall
Richard Pascall
Powerful eighties tight-head
Page link: Bill Phillips
Bill Phillips
One of The Three Clergyman of the 1930s
Page link: Dave Pointon
Dave Pointon
Dedicated outside half and coach
Page link: Mike Potter
Mike Potter
Powerful No 8 who featured strongly in 1972 cup campaign
Page link: Tom Price
Tom Price
Gloucester, Cheltenham and England prop
Page link: Fred Reed
Fred Reed
Mobile hard-tackling hooker
Page link: Keith Richardson
Keith Richardson
Captain and coach
Page link: Martin Roberts
Martin Roberts
Hard-tackling and powerful centre and goal-kicking full back
Page link: Don Rutherford
Don Rutherford
Immaculate full back; master tactician; British & Irish Lion
Page link: Gordon Sargent
Gordon Sargent
Long serving captain of Gloucester and Lydney. International and Barbarian
Page link: Les Saxby
Les Saxby
"Old Man Sax" Captain for four years who had a remarkable final season
Page link: John Simonett
John Simonett
Scottish No 8 - and member of the Magic Circle
Page link: Dave Sims
Dave Sims
Gloucester's first professional player and former captain.
Page link: Charles Albert
Charles Albert "Whacker" Smith
Robust and well-built wing whose strengths lay mainly in defence, but he also broke some try-scoring records, and won a cap for England
Page link: Dick Smith
Dick Smith
Wing forward, captain & coach
Page link: Tim Smith
Tim Smith
Attacking full back and prolific goal kicker
Page link: John Spalding
John Spalding
Talented scrum half of the early seventies
Page link: The Spiers Family
The Spiers Family
A Gloucester Rugby Dynasty
Page link: Eric Stephens
Eric Stephens
Versatile back and record-breaking goal kicker
Page link: Roy Sutton
Roy Sutton
Hard-tackling centre from the fifties
Page link: Harold Symonds
Harold Symonds
Long serving forward and record-breaking 2nd XV captain
Page link: Kit Tanner
Kit Tanner
Gloucester wing, clergyman and war hero
Page link: John Taylor
John Taylor
Outstanding winger and record-breaking captain
Page link: Walter Henry Taylor
Walter Henry Taylor
played 1890 to 1904
Page link: Mike Teague
Mike Teague
Gloucester, England and British Lions legend!
Page link: Cyril Thomas
Cyril Thomas
Gloucester captain and renowned hooker
Page link: Bob Timms
Bob Timms
Tall pacey winger of the early sixties
Page link: Allan Townsend
Allan Townsend
Durable prop forward and captain of Gloucester and Cheltenham
Page link: Gordon Vears
Gordon Vears
Stalwart forward, stirring captain
Page link: Lindsay Vears
Lindsay Vears
A gem at wing and full-back, who had many distractions from rugby
Page link: Phil Vickery
Phil Vickery
Raging Bull
Page link: Tom Voyce
Tom Voyce
King of Gloucester
Page link: Fred Wadley
Fred Wadley
Pack Leader and record breaking captain
Page link: Jack Watkins
Jack Watkins
England trialist and successful Gloucester captain
Page link: Fred Webb
Fred Webb
Outstanding wing three-quarter
Page link: Chris Williams
Chris Williams
Powerful outside half capped by England in 1976
Page link: Tony Windo
Tony Windo
Gloucester player and coach
Page link: Alfie Wood
Alfie Wood
Union and League International Full-back
Page link: Trevor Woodman
Trevor Woodman
Cornish loose-head with pace and good hands