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1976–77 John Player Cup

1976–77 John Player Cup
Tournament statistics
1975–76 (Previous) (Next) 1977–78

The 1976–77 John Player Cup was the sixth edition of England's premier rugby union club competition at the time. Gosforth won the competition for the second consecutive year defeating Waterloo in the final.[1] The event was sponsored by John Player cigarettes and the final was held at Twickenham Stadium.[2]

Draw and Results

First Round

Team One Team Two Score
Bedford Hartlepool Rovers 17-10
Fylde Solihull 20-10
Harlequins Gloucester 9-17
Gosforth Coventry 12-6
London Welsh Bath 18-3
Moseley Sale 13-3
Saracens Maidenhead RFC 8-0
Waterloo London Irish 12-9
Exeter Rosslyn Park 6-25
Weston-super-Mare Gordon League RFC 0-15
Esher Bristol 3-15
Salisbury RFC Fullerians RFC 0-15
Northampton Widnes RFC 21-10
Wakefield Leicester 6-17
Richmond London Scottish 17-3
Middlesbrough Birmingham 6-3

Second Round

Team One Team Two Score
Bedford Rosslyn Park 20-3
Fylde Gordon League RFC 9-4
Gloucester Bristol 12-3
Gosforth Fullerians RFC 48-0
London Welsh Northampton 17-11
Moseley Leicester 23-9
Saracens Richmond 15-7
Waterloo Middlesbrough 17-10

Quarter Finals

Team One Team Two Score
Fylde Saracens 8-18
Waterloo Bedford 27-25
Moseley London Welsh 10-10*
Gosforth Gloucester 3-0

Progressed as away team*

Semi Finals

Team One Team Two Score
London Welsh Gosforth 12-18
Waterloo Saracens 11-6

Final

16 April 1977
Gosforth 27-11 Waterloo
Try: Dave Robinson (2) Try
Peter Dixon Try
Stuart Archer Try
John Hedley Try
Con: Brian Patrick (2)
Pen: Brian Patrick
Try: Steve Christopherson Try
Steve Tickle Try
Pen: Ian Ball
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Peter Hughes (Manchester)
15 Brian Patrick
14 Stuart Archer
13 Harry Patrick
12 Ken Britten
11 Steve Gustard
10 Richard Breakey
9 Malcolm Young
8 Roger Uttley (c)
7 Dave Robinson
6 John Hedley
5 Terry Roberts
4 Peter Dixon
3 Andy Cutter
2 Duncan Madsen
1 Colin White
Coach:
Jack Rowell
15 Steve Tickle
14 Nick Spaven
13 G T Jackson
12 Steve Christopherson
11 Mark Flett
10 Ian Ball
9 David Carfoot
8 Laurie Connor
7 K Hancock
6 K F Short
5 M F Billingham
4 K Lunt
3 D Reed
2 Colin Fisher (c)
1 Frank Blackhurst
Coach:

References

  1. ^ Jenkins, Vivian (1977). Rothmans Rugby Yearbook. Brickfield Publications Ltd. ISBN 0354-09020-8.
  2. ^ "Times Archives". Oxfordshire Libraries.