Parsons Gerry

by Mike Curling
Player Gerry Parsons

Gerry Parsons

Position: Flanker / No 8

Born: 24th September 1952 in Bedwas, Monmouthshire

Height:  6ft. 1.1/2in

Weight: 15st 3lb

Education: Bassaleg Grammar School, Bedwas


Honours:   Captain of Somerset County XV 1979-80, British Police, and England Trials. National Post Office team (1978)

Debut game: 24th December 1977 v Rugby

Final game: 7th November 1981 v Harlequins

Number of Appearances: 145

Career details:

Left Bath to join London Welsh

Bedwas born Gerry learned his rugby at Bassaleg Grammar School from where he played for Monmouthshire Schools. He turned out as a teenager for the neighbouring Machen Club. He joined Avon and Somerset Police and played regularly for the force team, which he captained in 1975.

On the back of his performances in the Police team he came into the Somerset side and played with such distinction that, because of his dual qualifications, he was selected for the England trials that season. He left the police force and joined Bath immediately establishing himself in the 1st XV, playing mainly as a rampaging wing forward but occasionally at No. 8.


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