Donovan John

by Geoff Pillinger/Mike Curling
Player John Donovan

John R Donovan

Position: Centre

Born: 20th March 1942 in Chippenham



Education: Chippenham Grammar School


Honours: Dorset & Wilts

Debut game: 5th January 1957 v Leicester

Final game: 12th April 1971 v Old Merchant Taylors

Number of Appearances: 253

Career details:

Up to the middle of the 1964-65 season John was one of the country’s leading try scorers. Hard to pull down when in full flight he was a determined runner who appeared for his county, Dorset & Wilts.

John was introduced to the Bath Club by Frank Harrison who was his PE teacher at Chippenham Grammar School. (See separate profile for Frank)



This page was added on 04/11/2014.

Comments about this page

  • John was educated at Chippenham Grammar School and was introduced to Bath by Frank Edward Davenport Harrison. I think he was born in 1941/2 so I think your dates are a little awry.

    By Steve Greig (28/06/2020)
  • Steve,
    I have updated John’s profile.

    By Mike Curling (17/07/2020)

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