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Remembering Bryn Metcalfe

By Becky Naylor

It's with sadness to announce the passing of former player Bryn Metcalfe this week. Below are a few words from Mike Viner.

Bryn Metcalfe – otherwise known as Bishen – was the hooker in Ripon’s Shield–winning team fearsome front row of Tim Wray, Bryn and Bomber Duffield. One of the few members of that team who wasn’t from the Ripon area, Bryn had played high quality rugby in Leeds before moving to the city.

Strong as an ox and great company, one of his strengths was in passing on his considerable knowledge to those less experienced or as good as himself. As he moved down the teams he remained one of the club’s great characters and I remember playing a Fourth team game away at Wharfedale when he took on and moved their pack almost on his own and his presence and encouragement saw Ripon record an unlikely and unexpected win!

Updated 16:59 - 2 May 2019 by Becky Naylor

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