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Rugby teammates gather together 60 years after playing for PGS

Former players and partners at the school
Former players and partners at the school

The autumnal sun shone down on Hilsea as former members of PGS rugby teams from 1962-64 and 1972-74 gathered together to celebrate their 60th and 50th anniversaries.  The current 1st XV put on a fantastic display, beating Ryde School 46-3.  After the game OPs relocated to the school site, some arriving back through the Arch for the first time since they left, where they were greeted by a spectacular display from the school Archive.

There was plenty of time for OPs to locate themselves in photos and share reminiscences before sitting down for a delicious lunch in the Dining Hall.  Speeches reflected upon absent friends (ten years ago the entire 1962/3 1st XV team were able to attend) and the lifelong values instilled by playing rugby.  Then it was off through the Quad for a tour of old haunts and new buildings, expertly led by Archivist John Sadden.

The 1960s group continued their celebrations in the evening with a dinner at HMS Nelson. 

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