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Andy Ripley

Andy Ripley

(1947 – 2010)

  • Heard about this on twitter and just wanted to pay my respects. My thoughts are with all of Andy's family at this time.
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  • A great player. A great man. RIP.
    Lit by Anonymous
  • A great player and a sad loss. My thoughts are with Andy's family and friends at this tragic time. Rest in peace.
    Lit by Anonymous
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Andy Ripley

Andy Ripley
(1947 – 2010)

In memory of

Andy Ripley

(1947 – 2010)
About Andy
This is an online tribute in memory of Andrew George Ripley, OBE. Andy Ripley was a former England rugby union international, who represented England from 1972 to 1976, and the British and Irish Lions on their unbeaten 1974 tour of South Africa.
Andy Ripley was born on 1 December 1947 in Liverpool.
Andy made his international debut on 15 January 1972 at Twickenham in the England vs Wales match. Of the 24 matches he played for his national side, he was on the winning side on eight occasions.
Between June 1972 and November 1973 England defeated the three major Southern Hemisphere countries, Andy Ripley playing in all three games. On 3 June 1972 England beat South Africa 18-9 at Ellis Park, Johannesburg.
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About Andy
On 15 September 1973 they defeated the All Blacks 16-10 at Eden Park, Auckland, and on 17 November the same year they beat Australia 20-3 at Twickenham, Andy Ripley scoring a try.
He played his final match for England on 21 February 1976, at Murrayfield, in the Scotland vs England match.
He also played in a Presidents XV.
Andy was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours.
Andy Ripley passed away on the 17th June 2010. This is an online memorial dedicated to his memory. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 18th Jun 2010
Simon Moody
wrote:
This is so very sad. One of the greatest competitors, financiers and person that has graced this century. Rips gave so very much to life.
Remembrance Messages
On 18th Jun 2010
Anonymous
wrote:
Dare we hope? We dare.
Can we hope? We can.
Should we hope? We must.
We must, because to do otherwise is to waste the most precious of gifts, given so freely by God to all of us. So when we do die, it will be with hope and it will be easy and our hearts will not be broken.
— Andy Ripley,
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Remembrance Messages
Anonymous
message continued:
10 June 2007, Athlone Friary.
Andy, you battled your cancer so bravely that you will be an inspiration to millions. Was so sorry to hear of your passing. All my very best wishes to your family and friends.
Remembrance Messages
On 17th Jun 2010
Anonymous
wrote:
Saw him play a couple of times. He was an incredible player (with great hair!). So sorry to hear the news tonight that we have lost him. My sympathies to his family. Wherever you are tonight Andy, rest in peace.
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Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Heard about this on twitter and just wanted to pay my respects. My thoughts are with all of Andy's family at this time.
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Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
A great player. A great man. RIP.
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Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
A great player and a sad loss. My thoughts are with Andy's family and friends at this tragic time. Rest in peace.
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Andy Ripley

This is an online tribute in memory of Andrew George Ripley, OBE. Andy Ripley was a former England rugby union international, who represented England from 1972 to 1976, and the British and Irish Lions on their unbeaten 1974 tour of South Africa.
Andy Ripley was born on 1 December 1947 in Liverpool.
Andy made his international debut on 15 January 1972 at Twickenham in the England vs Wales match. Of the 24 matches he played for his national side, he was on the winning side on eight occasions.
Between June 1972 and November 1973 England defeated the three major Southern Hemisphere countries, Andy Ripley playing in all three games. On 3 June 1972 England beat South Africa 18-9 at Ellis Park, Johannesburg....

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Rest in peace Andy
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