Sam Doble may have only won three caps for his country, but he was one of the game's most popular characters and his tragically early death in 1977 at the age of 33 was mourned throughout English rugby. In the 1971/72 domestic season he scored an astonishing 581 points for Moseley on his way to a career total of 3,651, being top scorer in senior British rugby for five seasons.
|Sam on Sporting Heroes.net - here|
|1977 Teamsheet - here|
|1977 memories 1, supporters view - here|
|1977 memories 2, Independent view - here|
|Memorial brochure - The cover - here|
|Memorial brochure - Sam's place in the top six - here|
|Memorial brochure - John White recalls the man - here|
|Memorial brochure - Keith Fairbrother - How Sam changed the game - here|
|Walk of Legends - here|
International Rugby Writers XV - Who's who?
15 J P R Williams (Bridgend/Wales) 14 P J Squires (Harrogate/England) 13 S P Fenwick (Bridgend/Wales) 12 T G R Davies (Cardiff/Wales) 11 A R Irvine (Heriot's FP/Scotland) 10 P Bennett (Llanelli/Wales) 9 G O Edwards (Cardiff/Wales) 1 F E Cotton (Sale/England) 2 P J Wheeler (Leicester/England) 3 G Price (Pontypool/Wales) 4 W B Beaumont (Fylde/England) 5 A J Martin (Aberavon/Wales) 6 T J Cobner (Pontypool/Wales) 8 D L Quinnell (Llanelli/Wales) 7 A Neary (Broughton Park/England)
Replacements A D Lewis (London Welsh) A G Faulkner (Pontypool/Wales) R W Windsor (Pontypool/Wales)
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