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David Jugg RIP

Sadly, I write to tell you that David Jugg passed away peacefully aged 82 on 3rd July after fighting cancer for some time.

Juggy was a Life Vice President who played for the club, mainly as a winger, in the late 1950s and early 1960s. I understand he also played in a very successful U21s team then run by Dudley Williams which included Alan Rogers and Bob Baker. He then took a break from rugby until son Russell started playing Colts rugby in the early 1980s when he became involved again with the club and was Colts Manager for two seasons.

That family involvement included David, Denise, Russell and sister Kimberly coming en famille on the 1984 Canadian Tour to Vancouver and Vancouver Island.  What a memorable time they, and we all, had there. That family involvement has continued with Russell contributing not only as a 1st XV player but then by fulfilling a variety of roles for the club, including Director of Rugby and now of course he is our Chairman.

Now the lineage continues with Daniel Jugg, Dave's Grandson, playing Senior Rugby.

Throughout this time Juggy was seemingly an ever present supporter of Salisbury RFC, whether pitch side, home and away, or in the Murley Bar. As you can see, Salisbury RFC is indebted to David Jugg for so many reasons.  We shall miss him, and his smiling, uplifting company.

Our thoughts now are with Russell and the rest of the family.

David's funeral was held at Salisbury Crematorium on Friday 5th August. So many people came to pay their respects that the crematorium was full, with many having to stand outside. This was a great sign of the respect and affection that so many of us had for David.

Richard Larcombe, President, SRFC

Photo: Daniel Jugg after scoring a try on his 1st XV debut, with proud dad Russell (R) and even prouder grandad David (L)

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