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St. Just RFC have just published a new book, titled ‘St. Just Rugby Football Club 1967-2017’.
The book has been written by Ivan Rowe, who comments “The idea of researching and writing this book came from former player Tommy Vigus over a pint of ‘Doombar’, at St. Just Feast last year. Fittingly, it was in the back bar of the Commercial Hotel, the very place that it all started fifty years ago.”
Many of a certain vintage will recall that St. Just RFC’s first ever game was against a Pirates side at Cape Cornwall School – it a case of the Pirates introducing rugby way out west!
The game was played on the 6th September 1967, when St. Just lost 34-6 to the selected Pirates XV. ‘Our’ try-scorers were Robin Harvey (2), Peter Wildman (2), Glyn Hughes, Mike Perkins, G. Goodrich and me – Phil Westren. For St. Just, skipper Mike Burt kicked two penalties.
The team line-ups on the 6th September 1967
Over the years, several of St. Just’s finest joined the Pirates, including such as well-known comedian Geoffrey ‘Jethro’ Rowe, who played for St. Just in their first game, plus Graham ‘Granite’ Waters, Phil Ruberry, Nicky Briant, Terry Allen and Martin Murrish – to name but a few.
St. Just have never climbed the heights of the league ladder, but they still have much to be proud of. Indeed, as with any club many individuals have strived hard to keep the St. Just club going, and we congratulate them for that, helping keep rugby alive – way out west.
The new book sells at £7 and to obtain copies please contact Mark Prowse – Chairman on 01736 786586 or 0789 7488408, or Terry Owen – Secretary email [email protected]
The book will also be on sale at the club’s Tregeseal ground – telephone 01736 788593 or email [email protected]
The book is in colour/black & white and contains 60 pages of text and photographs, including humorous stories that has made this family orientated and grass roots rugby club unique. All profits will go to St. Just RFC’s chosen ch
By Phil Westren – 11th November 2020
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