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OURFC, England and British Lion, Peter Dixon passes away

OURFC are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Blue, England and Lions great Peter Dixon. Peter achieved four consecutive Blues for OURFC in 1967, 1968, 1969 & 1970. Upon graduation he embarked upon a stellar career for club starting at Harlequins, earning a British and Irish Lions call up to their successful tour of New Zealand, playing in three of the four test matches scoring in the final decisive Auckland test match to draw the match and win the series 2-1. Upon his return from the 1971 series, he went on to achieve international recognition for England amassing 22 caps and representing Gosforth RFC. It was however, perhaps, away from international representation that Peter achieved some of the biggest scalps in his distinguished career. Firstly, for OURFC he was part of the famous Blues squad that beat the Springboks 6-3 in 1969. He then went onto be part of the first regional sides to beat the All Blacks. Once for the Northern Counties side in 1972 at Workington and again for the North team who beat the All Blacks at Otley in 1979.​ In 1977 he returned to OURFC as player/manager for the Blues tour to Japan and Hong Kong. Where he continued his pedigree of claiming international victories, defeating Japan. Everyone at OURFC has Peter’s friends and family in their thoughts at this difficult time.

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