Pillinger Geoff

by Geoff Pillinger
Player Geoff Pillinger

Geoff Pillinger

Position: Flanker

Born: 5th July 1950 in Swainswick, Bath

Height: 5ft 9in

Weight: 13st

Education: Keynsham Grammar school

Achievements: Bath Colts Captain

Honours: Somerset U19, Somerset (1 cap)

Debut game: 13th November 1971 v South Wales Police

Final game: 3rd October 1979 v South Wales Police

Number of Appearances: 138

Career details:

Geoff , who was born at Lower Swainswick on the eastern outskirts of  Bath on July  5th, 1950, was a product of Keynsham Grammar School. Much of his early rugby was at centre but he then switched to the back row and won Somerset 19 group schools caps. After leaving school he joined Bath Colts and captained the side for one season before moving up into the senior teams, making his first XV debut against South Wales Police
in November 1971. In his early seasons he made only occasional senior appearances but established himself as a regular member of the back row in the mid 1970’s and played County Championship rugby for Somerset.

Geoff  announced his retirement from playing rugby at age 29, due to a recurring back injury problem. He did, in fact, make himself available for a few more games, but his association since joining from Keynsham, ended at a disappointingly early age.

Selector in the 1980/81 and 1981/82 seasons

Bath Youth Coach working alongside Tom Martland from 1982/83 season until 1988/1989

Member of the Past Players Committee and editor of the Rugby Old Times until it’s demise in 2014

The last President of the Past Players Association (2012 to 2014) before it’s integration into Bath Rugby

Project Leader of the Bath Rugby Heritage Project

 

This page was added on 23/12/2014.

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