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Roger Alan Malcolm Whyte

 
 
 

He was born on the 17th August 1929. Educated at Clifton College from April 1938 to 1947. He captained Clifton in 1951-52. He was known at the club as "White with a Y"

Above the Clifton squad that toured Cornwall in September 1950. Ben Tuttiett standing extreme left. Roger White sitting 2nd right. George McWatters seated centre (captain)

Above programme cover and team sheet from the Lydney v Clifton match played on March 8th 1952. Lydney won 6-0. They had already beaten Clifton 16-8 at Eastfield Road on December 15th 1951.

Standing (L-R): R.J.Bradford, D.F.Saunders, R.A.M.Whyte, S.Richards, M.Wallington, J.G.S.Young, M.McClaren, J.Parrott, T.Garrett. Sitting: M.Skelton, G.Jones (Vice Captain), Col. G.S.Castle (President), M.J.Moss (Captain), R.Blake. On Ground: W.Painter, I.French, A.Lewis.

Above photograph of the 1960-61 Clifton XV with Roger Whyte

Above programme cover and teamsheet from the Clifton v Milan match played on 21st September 1961. This was ex England forward Vic Leadbetters first season playing for Clifton. Also playing for Clifton was David Mills (Cornwall) and R.Whyte (Glos). Milan won 13-11.

Above left fixture list from the back of the Clifton v Milan programme. Above right Milan Pendant.

Above ticket for the Clifton v Milan match played on 21st September 1961.

Above the Clifton and Milan sides lineup before the match. Roger Whyte is standing 5th from the left.

He moved from Clifton to Harlequins. He's seen here at the White City where Harlequins played a number of games before the Stoop Ground opened in 1963. He played for both Gloucestershire and Somerset at rugby. He went on to become a Schoolmaster at Millfield school.