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John David Currie

 
 
 

John David Currie (nicknamed Muscles) selected for England in 1956 (Lock) while playing for Oxford University, Clifton, Harlequins and Bristol. Born 3rd May 1932 in Clifton, Bristol. John Currie started playing for Clifton while still at Bristol Grammar School in the 2nd half of the 1950-51 season when only 19 and then went on to Wadham College, Oxford where he gained 4 rugby blues. A noted cricketer he played 9 times for Oxford University (1956 and 1957) and one match for Somerset in 1953 against Leicestershire scoring 4 and 13. In 1959 he played in 3 Second XI matches for Gloucestershire. He is the most capped Clifton International.

John D. Currie

INTERNATIONAL RECORD: England Appearances 1956-58

Career Record: P25, W14, D6, L5, Tries 0, Cons 2, Pen 4, DropG 0

21st Jan 1956 v Wales (Twickenham) (FN) L 3-8

11th Feb 1956 v Ireland (Twickenham) (FN) W 20-0

17th March 1956 v Scotland (Murrayfield) (FN) W 11-6

14th April 1956 v France (Colombes) (FN) L 9-14

19th Jan 1957 v Wales (Cardiff Arms Park) (FN) W 3-0

9th Feb 1957 v Ireland (Lansdowne Road) (FN) W 6-0

23rd Feb 1957 v France (Twickenham) (FN) W 9-5

16th March 1957 v Scotland (Twickenham) (FN) W 16-3

18th Jan 1958 v Wales (Twickenham) (FN) D 3-3

1st Feb 1958 v Australia (Twickenham) W 9-6

8th Feb 1958 v Ireland (Twickenham) (FN) W 6-0

1st March 1958 v France (Colombes) (FN) W 14-0

15th March 1958 v Scotland (Murrayfield) (FN) D 3-3

17th Jan 1959 v Wales (Cardiff Arms Park) (FN) L 0-5

14th Feb 1959 v Ireland (Lansdowne Road) (FN) W 3-0

28th Feb 1959 v France (Twickenham) (FN) D 3-3

21st March 1959 v Scotland (Twickenham) (FN) D 3-3

16th Jan 1960 v Wales (Twickenham) (FN) W 14-6

13th Feb 1960 v Ireland (Twickenham) (FN) W 8-5

27th Feb 1960 v France (Colombes) (FN) D 3-3

19th March 1960 v Scotland (Murrayfield) (FN) W 21-12

7th Jan 1961 v South Africa (Twickenham) L 0-5

20th Jan 1962 v Wales (Twickenham) (FN) D 0-0

10th Feb 1962 v Ireland (Twickenham) (FN) W 16-0

24th Feb 1962 v France (Colombes) (FN) L 0-13

He gained his first 8 caps while playing for Clifton and Oxford University. His next 14 while at Harlequins, he joined Bristol in 1961 where he gained his last 3 England caps. He was an England selector from 1986 to 1988 and also Harlequins Chairman from 1980 to 1988. He died on Dec. 8th 1990 aged 58. When asked by a reporter why he had been inactive in some of the line-outs in front of the West Stand during an England trial, he answered: "I only jump on the other side of the field. Then the selectors can see my number on my jersey when I go up."

Above programme from the Bristol Grammar Schools v Gloucestershire Public Schools match played in December 1949 with a 17 year old Bristol Grammar School and Clifton RFC John David Currie who went on to play 25 times for England.

He, oddly for a Lock, scored 4 penalties and 2 conversions for England, 2 penalties and 1 conversion against Ireland on 11th February 1956, 2 penalties and 1 conversion against Scotland on 17th March 1956. The England Grand Slam of 1957 was their first since 1928.

Back Row (L-R): R.P.Golding, J.W.Stuckey, P.T.Tremlin, L.D.Watts, G.M.Cutter, D.W.Sykes, D.W.Marsh (Scorer). Front Row: R.S.Malone, M.J.Hayden, J.D.Currie (Captain), J.A.E.Evans, C.M.Hollister.

Above the 1951 Bristol Grammar School Cricket team with Captain John Currie.

John Currie played in the following cricket matches
13 Jun 1953 County Championship Somerset v Leicestershire Recreation Ground, Bath
28 Apr 1956 University Match Oxford University v Gloucestershire The University Parks, Oxford
02 May 1956 University Match Oxford University v Middlesex The University Parks, Oxford
05 May 1956 University Match Oxford University v Yorkshire The University Parks, Oxford
19 May 1956 University Match Oxford University v Free Foresters The University Parks, Oxford
23 Jun 1956 University Match Gloucestershire v Oxford University County Ground, Bristol
08 May 1957 West Indies in England Oxford University v West Indians Christ Church College Ground, Oxford
15 May 1957 University Match Oxford University v Yorkshire The University Parks, Oxford
22 May 1957 University Match Oxford University v Middlesex The University Parks, Oxford
25 May 1957 University Match Oxford University v Warwickshire The University Parks, Oxford
13 Jul 1959 Second Eleven Championship Surrey Second XI v Gloucestershire Second XI Cricket Green, Mitcham
21 Jul 1959 Second Eleven Championship Gloucestershire Second XI v Leicestershire Second XI College Ground, Cheltenham
03 Sep 1959 Second Eleven Championship Worcestershire Second XI v Gloucestershire Second XI County Ground, New Road, Worcester

Above Wadham College, Oxford.

Above John Currie in 1954

Above programme from the Oxford University v Cardiff match played on 4th November 1954 with Cliftons John Currie.

Above ticket for the 1954 Varsity match.

Oxford Standing (L-R): Mr Ivor David (Referee), R.Leslie, M.J.K.Smith, R.A.Plumridge, J.D.Currie, V.W.Jones, J.S.Abbott, P.W.Watson, W.M.Butcher, Mr A.W.Ramsey (Touch Judge). Seated: J.P.Fellows-Smith, R.C.P.Allaway, P.G.Johnstone, (Captain), J.C.Baggaley, P.G.D.Robbins. On Ground: S.Coles, W.Lawrence.

Above the Oxford XV that played in the 1954 Varsity match which included Clifton RFC player John Currie. The Cambridge XV included ex Clifton RFC player Robert MacEwen. Cambridge won 3-0

Above the programme cover and team sheet from that 1954 Varsity match that included Clifton's John Currie and Robert MacEwen.

Above programme cover and teamsheet for the Rosslyn Park v Oxford University match played on 26th February 1955. The Oxford University side included Clifton player John Currie who scored a try in the 16-6 win for Rosslyn Park.

Standing (L-R): J.C.Walker, M.J.K.Smith, I.L.Reeler, J.S.Abbott, J.D.Currie, J.B.Rigby, R.H.Davies, M.G.Allison. Seated: R.A.Plumbridge, P.W.Watson, R.C.P.Allaway (Captain), T.J.Fallon, P.G.D.Robbins. OnGround: D.O.Brace, J.M.Prodger.

Above: John Currie in the Oxford University rugby side of 1955

M.J.K.Smith, also in the above Oxford team, also made his debut for England v Wales on 21st Jan 1956, his one and only international. He was made something of a scapegoat for loosing this match. He is perhaps more famous for cricket, playing for Leicestershire (1951-5), Warwickshire (1956-75) and England who he captained 25 times, playing in 50 tests. Also from the same Oxford side Peter Robbins also made his debut in this England v Wales match, he did however go on to play 19 times for England and became Moseley's most capped player. Also D.Onllwyn Brace who played for Pontarddulais and Wales.

Above programme cover and teamsheet from the Blackheath v Oxford University match played on November 12th 1955. The J initial missing from John Curries name.

Above programme cover and team sheet of the 1955 Varsity which featured Clifton RFC player John Currie. Oxford won 9-5 in front of a crowd of 55,000. He had also played in the 1954 Varsity match. See higher up the page. This match prompted the selectors to choose, from Oxford, M.J.K.Smith, G.D.Robbins and J.D.Currie for England and D.O.Brace for Wales, from Cambridge A.Mulligan for Ireland, and R.W.D.Marques for England. A.R.Smith of Cambridge was already playing for Scotland. In 1955 this Oxford side beat Leicester 6-3, Gloucester 11-3, Cardiff 23-6, Harlequins 17-3 all away. It was at this time that Oxford were using tactics called "Switch Tactics" for the first time. Its now commonly known as the Switch Pass and is widely used.

Back Row (L-R): Mr.R.Mitchell (Ireland) (Referee), P.G.D.Robbins (Oxford University), M.J.K.Smith (Oxford University), P.B.Jackson (Coventry), R.W.D.Marques (Cambridge University), J.D.Currie (Oxford University and Clifton), P.H.Thompson (Headingley), A.Ashcroft (Waterloo), Mr.H.Waldron (Gloucestershire) (Touch-Judge). Seated: W.P.C.Davies (Harlequins), J.Butterfield (Northampton), E.Evans (Sale) (Captain), D.L.Sanders (Harlequins), V.G.Roberts (Harlequins), C.R.Jacobs (Northampton). On Ground: R.E.G.Jeeps (Northampton), D.F.Allison (Coventry).

Above the England team that played Wales on 21st January 1956. John Curries debut for England.

Above the programme cover and team sheet from England v Wales, 21st January 1956. John Currie’s debut for England. He was one of ten new caps for England. The numbering is not the modern position numbers. Note the Welsh team (which included 7 Newport players) now has Cliff Morgan as captain.

Standing: Mr.A.I.Dickie (Referee), P.H.Thompson (Headingley), J.D.Currie (Clifton and Oxford Univ), R.W.D. Marques (Cambridge Uni), P.G.D.Robbins (Oxford Uni), C.R.Jacobs (Northampton), V.G.Roberts (Harlequins) Seated: A.Ashcroft (Waterloo), P.B.Jackson (Coventry), J.Butterfield (Northampton), E.Evans (Sale) (Captain), D.L.Sanders (Harlequins), D.F>Allison (Coventry), L.B.Cannell (St. Mary's Hospital). On Ground: M.Regan (Liverpool), J.E.Williams (Old Millhillians).

Above the England team that beat Ireland 20-0 on 11th Feb 1956 with Clifton RFC player John Currie gaining his 2nd cap.

Above programme cover and team sheet for John Currie's 2nd cap for England v Ireland on 11th Feb 1956.

Above programme cover and team sheet for John Currie's 3rd cap for England v Scotland on 17th March 1956. He scored 2 penalties and 1 conversion in this match.

In the 1955-56 season John Currie played for Clifton as well as Oxford University but for some reason he is only credited with playing for Oxford University in all the annuals and yearbooks when he gained his first England cap.

In Aug/Sept 1956 a combined Oxford and Cambridge side, with Clifton RFC player John Currie, played in Argentina. A year previous the Argentinean President Juan Peron had been overthrown in a military coup.

Above the cynosure is flanked on her left by Clifton’s John Currie and her right by R.C.P.Allaway.

Above programme cover and autographed page with John Currie from that tour. The results of that tour were

26th Aug 1956 Oxford-Cambridge 25 v Argentina 6 (Buenos Aires (GEBA))

16th Sept 1956 Oxford-Cambridge 11 v Argentina 3 (Buenos Aires (GEBA))

Above a photo call for the 4 Oxford Internationals in the 1956 Oxford side, (L-R) D.Onllwyn Brace (Wales), John Currie (England), Mike Smith (England) and Peter Robbins (England). Picture taken at Oxford University’s Iffley Road ground.

Standing (L-R): M.S.Philips, J.L.Booth, R.W.Wilson, R.H.Davies, H.R.Moore, J.P.Rigby, L.T.Lombard, A.H.M.Hoare. Seated: I.L.Reeler, R.A.Plumridge, D.O.Brace (Captain), P.G.Robbins, J.D.Currie. On Ground: W.S.Lawrence, S.C.Coles.

Above the Oxford XV of 1956 with Clifton RFC's John Currie.

Above the programme cover and team sheet for the 1956 Varsity which featured Clifton RFC player John Currie. Cambridge won 14-9

Above John Currie in a 1956 advert for Roberts Original Brown Windsor.

Above Oxford University v Major Stanleys XV with ex Clifton player John Currie in the Oxford side.

Standing (L-R): Mr.A.I.Dickie (Referee), D.F.Allison (Coventry), P.H.Thompson (Headingley), R.W.D.Marques (Cambridge University), J.D.Currie (Clifton and Oxford University), P.G.D.Robbins (Oxford University), A. Ashcroft (Waterloo), Mr.H.R.Gilbey (Touch Judge). Seated: P.B.Jackson (Coventry), L.B.Cannell (St. Marys Hospital), E.Evans (Sale) (Captain), R.Higgins (Liverpool), G.W.Hastings (Gloucester). On Ground: J.Butterfield (Northampton), R.E.G.Jeeps (Northampton), R.M.Bartlett (Harlequins).

Above the England team that played Wales on 19th January 1957 with Clifton RFC player John Currie.

Above the programme and team sheet of that same match v Wales on 19th January 1957.

Above programme cover and team sheet for the Ireland v England match at Lansdowne Road on 9th February 1957 with Clifton’s John Currie gaining his sixth cap.

Standing (L-R): J.Butterfield (Northampton), W.P.C.Davies (Harlequins), P.H.Thompson (Headingley), R.W.D.Marques (Harlequins), J.D.Currie (Clifton and Oxford University), P.G.D.Robbins (Coventry), C.R.Jacobs (Northampton), R.Challis (Bristol), Dr N.M.Parkes (Touch-Judge). Sitting: P.B.Jackson (Coventry), G.W.Hastings (Gloucester), E.Evans (Sale) (Captain), A.Ashcroft (Waterloo). On Ground: R.M.Barlett (Harlequins), R.E.G.Jeeps (Northampton)

The England team that beat France on 23rd February 1957 with Clifton’s John Currie.

Above programme cover and team sheet for the England v France match on 23rd February 1957. Finally John Currie is down as playing for Oxford University and Clifton. England won 9-5, their first win over France in 4 years.

English Players (L-R): E,Evans, C.R.Jacobs, P.H.Thompson (5), R.W.D.Marques, J.D.Currie, A.Ashcroft, R.Higgins, R.E.G.Jeeps, P.G.D.Robbins, R.M.Bartlett, J.Butterfield.

Above action from the 1957 England v France match.

Stand (L-R): Mr R.Mitchell (Referee), J.Butterfield (Northampton), W.P.C.Davies (Harlequins, P.H.Thompson (Headingly), R.W.D.Marques (Cambridge University, J.D.Currie (Clifton and Oxford University), P.G.D.Robbins (Oxford University), C.R.Jacobs (Northampton), R.Challis (Bristol). Seated: P.B.Jackson (Coventry), G.W.Hastings (Gloucester), E.Evans (Sale) (Captain), A.Ashcroft (Waterloo), R.Higgins (Liverpool). On Ground: R.M.Barlett (Harlequins), R.E.G.Jeeps (Northampton).

The England Grand Slam winning team that played Scotland on 16th March 1957 with Clifton’s John Currie. His last cap for England as a Clifton player. England had to wait until 1980 for the next Grand Slam.

Above ticket from the England v Scotland match. John Curries last cap for England while playing for Clifton.

Above the programme cover and team sheet from England v Scotland, 16th March 1957 with John Currie (England) and Robert MacEwen (Scotland). England won 16-3. This was John Curries last cap for England while playing for Clifton. He joined Harlequins later in the year.

Above programme cover and teamsheet from the Wanderers v Group Captain Walkers XV played at Lansdowne Road on 21st September 1957. In the Wanderers side ex Clifton and England player Peter Young and on the Group Captain Walkers side his successor in the England side John Currie, misspelt J.B.Currie. Wanderers won 15-11 John Currie scored a try and conversion in the match.

Oxford University's seven internationals in 1957 (L-R) M.S.Phillips (England), J.R.C.Young (England), J.S.M.Scott (England), M.W.Swan (Scotland), J.D.Currie (England), P.G.D.Robbins (England) and R.H.Davies (Wales).

Standing (L-R): D.Jesson, J.S.M.Scott, S.H.Wilcock, A.J.Diamond, M.W.Swan, L.T.Lombard, L.D.Watts, A.H.M.Hoare. Seated: R.H.Davies, S.C.Coles, P.G.D.Robbins (Captain), J.D.Currie, M.S.Philips. On Ground: B.A.G.Weston, J.R.C.Young.

Above the Oxford University XV of 1957 with John Currie and the other 6 internationals. John Currie had just left Clifton and joined Harlequins.

Above programme cover and team sheet for the 1957 Varsity match with ex Clifton RFC player John Currie. Oxford won 3-0.

Back Row (L-R): D.O.Brace (Touch Judge), D.Jesson, J.S.M.Scott, S.H.Wilcock, A.J.Diamond, M.W.Swan, L.T.Lombard, L.D.Watts, A.H.M.Hoare. Seated: R.H.Davies, S.C.Coles, P.G.D.Robbins, J.D.Currie, M.S.Phillips. On Ground: B.A.G.Weston, J.R.C.Young.

Above the Oxford XV of 1957-58

Above programme cover and team sheet for the England v Wales match on 18th January 1958. John Currie has now joined Harlequins.

Above ticket for England v Australia on 1st February 1958 which featured Clifton’s John Currie.

Above programme cover and team sheet for England v Australia on 1st February 1958, which England won 9-6. This was England’s first post-war victory over a Dominion side. Peter Jackson scored a last minute match winning try for England.

Standing (L-R): Mr.R.C.Williams (Referee), P.G.D.Robbins (Oxford University), J.G.G.Hetherington (Northampton), J.Butterfield (Northampton), R.W.D.Marques (Cambridge University), J.D.Currie (Oxford University), J.P.Horrocks-Taylor (Cambridge University), R.E.Syrett (Wasps), C.R.Jacobs (Northampton), Mr.C.H.Harrison (Touch Judge). Seated: P.B.Jackson (Coventry), G.W.Hastings (Gloucester), E.Evans (Sale) (Captain), P.H.Thompson (Headingley), A.Ashcroft (Waterloo). On Ground: M.S.Phillips (Oxford University), R.E.G.Jeeps (Northampton).

Above the England team that beat Australia on 1st February 1958 with ex Clifton player John Currie.

Above programme cover and team sheet for the England v Ireland match on 8th February 1958 with the ex Clifton player John Currie. England won 6-0. This was just after Ireland had beaten Australia 9-6.

Above ticket for the England v Ireland match on 8th February 1958 with the ex Clifton player John Currie.

Above programme cover and team sheet for the England v Scotland match played at Murrayfield on 15th March 1958. This was John Currie’s 13th cap for England. It was a 3-3 draw. This was the last match that England captain Eric Evans played for his country. The following year Jeff Butterfield took over as captain.

Above programme cover and team sheet of The Wolfhounds v Oxford & Cambridge XV played at Lansdowne Road on the 13th September 1958.

Above programme cover and team sheet for the Gloucestershire v Somerset match on 25th October 1958 which featured ex Clifton RFC player John Currie in the Somerset side. A match that featured 11 Bristol players including the captains of both sides. John Blake, the Somerset captain, had previously played for and captained Gloucestershire.

Above programme for the Oxford v Stanley's XV with John Currie in the Stanleys side. Played on 20th November 1958.

Above programme cover and team sheet for the Wales v England match on 17th January 1959 with ex Clifton player John Currie. Wales won 5-0. England failed to score a single try in 1959 but only lost one match.

Back Row (L-R): Mr Gwyn Walters (Referee), L.H.Webb (Bedford), G.J.Bendon (Wasps), J.D.Currie (Harlequins), R.W.D.Marques (Harlequins), J.W.Clements (Old Cranleighans), J.G.G.Hetherington (Northampton), Mr.P.Brook (Touch Judge). Seated: A.Ashcroft (Waterloo), P.H.Thompson (Waterloo), P.B.Jackson (Coventry), J.Butterfield (Northampton) (Captain), A.J.Herbert (Wasps), J.A.S.Wackett (Rosslyn Park), A.B.W.Risman (Manchester University). On Ground: M.S.Phillips (Oxford University), R.E.G.Jeeps (Northampton).

Above the England team that beat Ireland 3-0 on the 14th February 1959 with ex Clifton player John Currie.

Above programme cover and team sheet for the Ireland v England match played on the 14th February 1959 with ex Clifton player John Currie. England won 3-0

Above tickets for England v France on 26th February 1959 which featured ex Clifton RFC John Currie and was drawn 3-3.

Above programme cover and timesheet for England v France on 26th February 1959.

Above J.D.Currie with a most determined expression, tries to shake off French challengers. England v France on 26th February 1959.

Standing((L-R): S.R.Smith (Cambridge University), L.H.Webb (Bedford), R.W.D.Marques (Harlequins), J.D.Currie (Harlequins), G.J.Bendon (Wasps), J.W.Clements (Old Cranleighans), J.G.G.Hetherington (Northampton). Seated: M.S.Phillips (Oxford University), P.B.Jackson (Coventry), J.Butterfield (Captain) (Northampton), P.H.Thompson (Waterloo), A.J.Herbert (Wasps), A.Ashcroft (Waterloo). On Ground: H.O.Godwin (Coventry), A.B.W.Risman(Manchester University).

Above England team that played Scotland on 21st March 1959 which featured ex Clifton RFC player John Currie. It ended 3-3. This season in the 5 Nations England failed to score a single try yet only lost 1 game.

Above programmer cover and teamsheet from the England v Scotland match on 21st March 1959 which featured ex Clifton RFC player John Currie.

Above programme cover and teamsheet for the Adrian Stoop Memorial Match played at Twickenham on 5th September 1955 with ex Clifton player John Currie on the Harlequins side v Wolfhounds. The Wolfhounds were an Irish Barbarians side founded in 1956.

Above Oxford University v Major Stanley's XV. Ex Clifton RFC player John Currie on Major Stanley's side.

Standing (L-R): Mr.J.A.S.Taylor (Referee) (Scotland), J.Roberts (O.Millillians/Sale), M.P.Weston (Richmond), R.A.W.Sharp (Oxford University), T.P.Wright (Blackheath), R.W.D.Marques (Harlequins), J.D.Currie (Harlequins), W.G.D.Morgan (Medicals), R.E.Syrett (Wasps), Mr.R.J.Todd (Touch Judge). Sitting: S.A.M.Hodgson (Durham City), M.S.Phillips (Oxford University), R.E.G.Jeeps (Captain) (Northampton), P.G.D.Robbins (Moselely), C.R.Jacobs (Northampton). On Ground: J.R.C.Young (Harlequins), D.Rutherford (Percy Park).

Above England team that beat Wales 14-6 on 16th January 1960 with ex Clifton player John Currie.

Above seat and stand ticket from the England v Wales match on 16th January 1960

Above programme cover and team sheet for the England v Wales match played 16th January 1960 with ex Clifton player John Currie.

Above programme cover and team sheet for the England v Ireland match played 13th February 1960 with ex Clifton player John Currie. England won 8-5

Above programme cover and team sheet for the England v Scotland match on 19th March 1960 at Murrayfield. England won 21-12 with ex Clifton RFC player John Currie gaining his 21st cap for England and winning the Triple Crown.

Above ticket from the England v South Africa match on 7th January 1961.

Above programme cover and team sheet from the England v South Africa match on 7th January 1961, the only match ex Clifton player John Currie played for England that year. South Africa won 5-0. Currie and Marques appeared in the second row for England for the 22nd consecutive time. Accounts of the match describe it as an aggressive dour affair. Business in the north of England meant that John Currie also played for Northern.

Standing (L-R): Mr.M.F.Turner (Touch Judge), M.P.Weston (Richmond), P.T.Wright (Blackheath), W.M.Patterson (Sale), R.W.D.Marques (Harlequins), J.D.Currie (Harlequins and Northern), W.G.D.Morgan (Medicals), L.I.Rimmer (Bath). Mr.G.J.Treharne (Referee). Sitting: J.R.C.Young (Harlequins), S.A.M.Hodgson (Durham City), R.E.G.Jeeps (Northampton) (Captain), P.G.D.Robbins (Moseley), C.R.Jacobs (Northampton), A.B.W.Risman (Loughborough College). On Ground: J.Roberts (Old Millhillians and Sale), D.Rutherford (Percy Park).

Above the England team that played South Africa on 7th January 1961 with ex Clifton RFC player John Currie.

Above Harlequins squad that toured Kenya in 1961 with John Currie standing 5th left.

Above programme cover and team sheet for England v Wales on 20th January 1962 sees John Currie play his first match for England as a Bristol player, He started with Clifton back in mid 1950s and gained his first England cap while at Oxford University and still playing for Clifton on 21st January 1956. This match ended 0-0

Standing (L-R): Mr.J.A.S.Taylor (Scotland) (Referee), J.Roberts (Sale), P.E.Judd (Coventry), P.T.Wright (Blackheath), V.S.J.Harding (Sale), J.D.Currie (Bristol), P.J.Taylor (Northampton), D.P.Rogers (Bedford), R.E.Syrett (Wasps), S.A.M.Hodgson (Durham City), Mr.P.G.Brook (Touch Judge). Seated: A.M.Underwood (Northampton), M.P.Weston (Richmond), R.A.W.Sharp (Oxford University), R.E.G.Jeeps (Captain) (Northampton), M.R.Wade (Cambridge University), J.G.Wilcox (Oxford University).

Above England team that played Wales on 20th January 1962 with ex Clifton player John Currie.

Above England v Ireland on 10th February 1962. Ex Clifton RFC player John Currie's penultimate game for England. England won 16-0

Standing (L-R): A.J.Weaver, D.J.Spratt, D.J.Weeks, J.D.Currie, D.E.J.Watt, R.V.Grove, L.D.Watts, J.V.Pullin, N.J.Blake, M.G.Ellery. Seated: L.Davies, P.J.Colston, D.W.Neate (captain), M.R.Collins. D.St.G.Hazell.

Above ex Clifton and England international John Currie in the 1962 Bristol squad.

Above programme cover and teamsheet from the Bristol 75th Anniversary match with John Currie.

Above John Currie's photo and notes from the 75th programme. No mention of the 8 England caps won while at Clifton.

Above programme cover and teamsheet from the Bristol v Cheltenham match played on September 11th 1963. Ex Clifton player John Currie in the Bristol line-up.

Between 1961 and 1968 John Currie played 89 times for Bristol.

Above England internationals at the Quebec Sevens. From left to right: John Currie (Northern), Frank Sykes (ex Northampton, now teaching at Boston), Bill Paterson (Wasps). Rugby World August 1967

John Currie died on 8th December 1990 in a Leicester Hospital after he fell ill going to Loughborough to pick up his son David from University.

Above article from The Times Sports pages on 10th December 1990

Above his obituary from The Times on 11th December 1990

Above his son David Currie