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Unbeaten team of 1963-64 gather at Cobham

58 unbeaten games; players take lunch this Saturday...

Unbeaten 1963

This Saturday 2nd April brings together most of those who played in the unbeaten season of 1963-1964 culminating in a run of 58 unbeaten games on the trot. A celebratory lunch is being held at the Club.

The unbeaten season of 1963/1964 has become one of the high points of the Old Surbitonians Rugby Football Club’s history. The side had an exciting mixture of senior club members and young players from the highly successful school sides of Surbiton County Grammar during the 1950’s and early 1960’s.

Of the 31 games played, 27 were won and 4 drawn.  In the process 534 points were scored with only 126 points against. The side had all-round talent and a great depth of reserves that could blend in the team at any opportunity. The team has been described by neutral observers as devastating in attack and unyielding in defence. The Captain was Tony Stephenson who led the side from prop for three years from 1962 to 1965, aggressive and strong both in play and encouragement, especially to the younger player – ‘if you are good enough, you are old enough’. In total taking into account of the 1962/1963 and 1964/65 season the first fifteen were undefeated for 58 consecutive matches.old surbs

We sincerely look forward to welcoming the old stalwarts of nearly 50 years ago back to the club and hope that you have a really enjoyable lunch meeting with both old and new faces.