Alan Brinn

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Alan Brinn

By Gary Little

Alan joined the Kingsholm ranks in 1960 from Hereford RFC, making a remarkable 572 appearances for the 1st XV, a record that may well stand forever within the club's annals.

A lock forward who made 3 appearances for England, his debut being made against Wales in 1972, he was a member of the Gloucester team that won the inaugural RFU Knock Out competition in 1972 defeating Moseley RFC by 17-6.

After retiring from rugby Alan became an England Rugby Union Associate national selector and also established a sports outfitting business in Eastgate Street, Gloucester and serving Gloucester RFC in the official capacity as Chairman.

This page was added by Gary Little on 08/07/2009.
Comments about this page

You are right, Steven, and it will happen...promise...

By Dick Williams
On 27/07/2012

We need more information on this extraodinary player who played for so long with so many other exceptional players. Thanks.

By Steven Hudson
On 27/07/2012

I can think of no player more deserving of international recognition than Brinn. Flamboyant he was not, in fact the casual watcher might be unaware that he was a 120% grafter. I have seen him on various occasions take quite severe punishment going down on a loose ball, 'Just part of the job'. The epitome of a player's player.

By Harold Francis
On 24/12/2009

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