Atlas Works' Rugby Team, 1959-1960

Back row (standing L-R)

J Haines; K Williams; K Bullock; B Price ; T Cohen ; A Jay; G Cromwell; J Burrows; E Marsh.

Middle row (sitting L-R)

Tommy Cooper; Johnny Wogan; ? ; J Rigby; K Allen; P Danniels; ? ; Tony Tanner.

Front row (sitting L-R)

T Long ; T Lawrence.

What memories does this photo bring back?  Perhaps you knew someone who played in this side or played rugby for Fielding’s in a different year and remember the games, banter, and atmosphere of the club and the ground at Hempsted?  If so why not leave a comment below?

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  • Cheers Jim and thanks for adding this comment – your memory of Jim’s saying is brilliant – do feel free to share any more memories you have of him or anything else. I take it Jim put you through your paces when it came to tackling practice then…?!

    By Ollie Taylor (20/09/2013)
  • Tony Tanner was the scrum half for the team. I remember one of Jim Haines’ favorite sayings was: “no matter how big they are, they can’t go without their legs”.

    By Jim Rigby (12/09/2013)
  • Thanks Alan – only a couple more names to remember now! Tony looks like he was a quick lad – was he one of your wingers?

    By Ollie Taylor (07/06/2013)
  • The player on the right hand side of the middle row was Tony Tanner.

    By alan jay (02/05/2013)
  • Thanks Alan, what a great tribute to Fielding’s Mister Rugby! Cheers, Ollie

    By Ollie Taylor (29/04/2013)
  • Ollie, Jim Haines was the back bone of Atlas rugby team as a player, manager, and coach. Jim was the guy that kept the club alive, he was Mister Rugby to us.

    As regards the scrum cap not sure where it came from and did not wear it very often.

    By alan jay (25/04/2013)
  • The player next to Terry Cooper in the middle row is Johnny Wogan.

    By Alan Jay (08/02/2013)
  • The man in the top row, right-hand side, is E Marsh.

    By Alan Jay (08/02/2013)
  • Thanks Alan – I’m glad you found this page – I was going to draw your attention to it because I thought it might be you in the middle of the back row in the scrum cap…?! Is it?! Wearing a scrum cap in those days must’ve been quite modern – I wonder why you did? I wonder what memories you have of the squad that year? and also what Jim Haines was like as a coach?! No one’s talked about him in this capacity yet.

    By Ollie Taylor (08/02/2013)

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