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| 18/02/2021

Members and supporters of Bridgwater & Albion – particularly those prevailing from the west of the town in the Nether Stowey and Stogursey areas – will be sad to learn of the death of Maurice Buller on 14 February.  We should be extremely grateful to Maurice and his wife Gwen for producing a fine family of rugby footballers who have graced both the Broadway Ground and College Way over many years.  Maurice and Gwen have watched two generations of Bullers perform nobly for us and they often visited the club with a sense of pride in seeing their family on the field. 

Derek – a fine centre – and Graham – an outstanding No. 8 – both won their 300 1st XV caps with the club; Gary – second row – followed on in the 1st XV; later on two association footballing sons Barry and Kevin also joined in the rugby football fray with useful appearances in our sides.  On one special occasion four of the brothers played in the same 1st XV surpassing the feat of the Burnes brothers who could only field three members of their family in an earlier game.

Come down a generation and here is Taylor – son of Derek – who whilst not currently playing, has achieved over 100 appearances in our 1st XV and quite capable of playing in his natural back row positions as well as in the centre – an able goal-kicker as well.  The latest performer is Jordan – son of Kevin – an extremely promising hooker and utility player who has made strides in the last few seasons.

It was at one of our last matches at College Way prior to the lockdown that I saw Maurice and Gwen supporting Jordan on the field – they certainly have a lot to be proud of and Maurice would be delighted that his legacy runs on. 

Bridgwater & Albion offers sincere condolences to all members of the Buller family. 


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