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Former Gloucester Rugby centre Don Hill passes away aged 92

Don Hill, who played 27 times for Gloucester Rugby from 1951 to 1955, died on 21 July, at the age of 92.

Don, who was a centre, played first for Spartans before making his first appearance for the Cherry and Whites on 11 January 1951 against the Army. In his third game, against Northampton he scored a try. 

In February 1952, Don was in the team which won an historic 14-0 win over Cardiff.  Before a Kingsholm crowd of 12,000, Gloucester Rugby beat Cardiff for the first time since 1938. Later in the season Don was again present when Gloucester defeated Llanelli.

In September 1954, Don scored a try in the Cherry & Whites 22-20 victory at Bristol, an unusually high scoring game for those days. Don made his final appearance on 5 February 1955 against the Civil Service.

Words thanks to Chris Collier / Gloucester Rugby Heritage 

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