Category Archives: Obituary

It is with great sadness we have to report the death of former club man and referee Kevin Ricketts after a long illness. Kevin was a greatly respected and much loved member of PRFC, he was a fine referee not just in Hampshire but he reached the very top of the tree as a First Class ref, the equivalent of the Premiership today. Born in Newport, Wales he settled down south and taught for many years at Priory School before retirement. Kevin for many years wrote weekly match reports for the Portsmouth News sports pages covering local rugby, cricket and football. His coverage of our club was always a little more partisan than other local clubs which showed his great affection for PRFC. As an appreciation of his life and love of the club there will be a minutes silence before the games on Saturday and Sunday. Kevin leaves his…

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We’re extremely sad to announce the untimely passing of Dr Richard Tyrrell! Dr Dick was a stalwart of the club and will be missed by everyone πŸ’› Our thoughts and prayers are with Cathy and all the family πŸ–€

It is with great sadness that Portsmouth Rugby Club inform you of the death of Carol Moulding, wife of Derek Moulding who played for us in the 70’s and early 80’s, who died this morning after a long illnes

Dr John Owen – RIP It is with sadness that Portsmouth Rugby Club announce the death of Dr John Owen in the early hours of Saturday 14th January 2023 John joined the Club in the 1950’s, after moving down from the Midlands, and worked as a General practitioner in Southsea until his retirement. He captained the club and the County in the 1958-59 season  Here is an article John wrote in the Centenary Year Book in 1986 Our thoughts are with Mary his wife, and his children Michael, David, Nick and Mandy and all the family