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Wings Of Love -2008

by | 11th, August 2006

TRIBUTES have been flooding in for Ollie “Mrs” Slocombe, regarded by many as the finest one-armed transvestite never to play rugby for England.

“He was without doubt the hardest one-armed tranny I ever came across in all my playing days,” said former England captain Bill Beaumont. “If it hadn’t been for his decision to go on the rebel tour to South Africa in the early 1980s, I’m sure he’d have got the call up he deserved.”

His former team-mate Peter Winterbottom, with whom Slocombe formed a devastating partnership in the Bath back line, was just as forthcoming. “I’ll never forget the time he single-handedly beat the All Blacks,” said he. “Literally.”

A service for Slocombe, who is also remembered as a gifted and committed all-rounder for the England ladies cricket X1, will be held at the Rugby Church, Twickenham, this coming Sunday.

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