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Hugh retires.....
1876-Fez (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 00:27
Saracens Rugby Club ‏ @Saracens
At the Saracens Awards Dinner Hugh Vyvyan confirms his retirement at the end of the current season.

We knew the day would come when Hugh would finally hang up his end of an era.

Thank you for being part of Saracens and for being a true gent.......(Sm152)

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PotNoodleHorn (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 00:45
3 from the Judge...

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oxonsarrie (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 07:36
Great Man
Great Player

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gandg (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 08:40
Great player, good luck, never forget your drop goal!!Lets hope we see you play in the semi and/or final.

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nicsue (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 09:50
We so need to say a proper goodbye to him. Marvellous man. And never seems to look any older - has he discovered the elixir of youth?

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Zoot (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 10:03
An all-time great Saracen in every aspect. So long Huge and thanks for all the memories.

Hugh Vyvyan - Saracen

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Southport Sarrie (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 10:04
No but you should see the state of his portrait in his attic.

From what I saw on the pitch at the warm up yesterday we might have yet another member of coaching staff.

Good luck to him whatever he does.

Always gave his all.

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Rolls (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 10:05
A truly great man and a great player. Everyone has to go at some point, as a Saracens fan I feel honoured thet he gave us some excellent years' rugby and that we as a club could get him a champions medal. Also very relieved that he didn't go out as a crock! Good luck, Hugh, in whatever you do, keep in touch.

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saracens4life (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 10:53
What a wonderful player & servant to the club. And to cap it off, a massive gent off the pitch.

Thank you HUGE and the very best of luck in your retirement.

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Innings (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 12:40
Only one word needed:


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Plastic Welshman (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 12:42
Big BIG boots to fill!

I would like to thank Huge for his great contribution to Sarries and wish him all the very best for his future whatever it may be.

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matabass (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 12:47
Impossible to replace.

A true Saracen.

Good luck Huge!

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JO'G (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 12:58
His drop goal is the screensaver on my Blackberry

Great man, great player, great judge

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TonyMay (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 13:58

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/05/2012 14:43 by Fozz1e.

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Fezzes Are Cool (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 14:28
Absolute legend who will be missed. I no longer will hear the sound of the entire crowd shouting out HUUUUUGH whenever he scores a try.

BTW has any one know where on the internet where I might be able to see the video of the infamous drop goal. I was unfortunate to have seen the match in question. I remember reading the report in the paper the next day and i always kept thinking that it was a typo! hahaha.

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TonyMay (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 15:20
Deleted an barred

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/05/2012 18:43 by Fozz1e.

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MyCupRunnethOver (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 15:30
Met his mother once, TINY!

Thanks for a great contibution Hugh, highlight has to be that drop goal and Jacko's face as it sailed over.
Best wishes for the future

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1876-Fez (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 15:34
Can't find any footage of the famous DG....but this was his reaction..

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saracens4life (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 16:01
What's your problem Tony?

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Kat. (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 16:27
Great man.
And the way our back rowers are dropping like flies, may well be needed.

Good Luck Big Red.

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The Bard (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 17:20
A true Sarries hero, almost up there in the Richard Hill class. He seems just as good today as he ever was. If Melck is out, then there must be a good chance of George Kruis moving to the back row and Hugh being bench cover for the second row.
We'd be none the weaker for it either.

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TonyMay (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 21:14

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/05/2012 21:56 by Fozz1e.

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Herby (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 22:17
What a great player and servant to the club. IMHO he was deserving of some England caps.

My younger boy was Mascot for the Biarritz game and he came out after the game, as club captain, in his suit to have a photo taken with him ( there was a mix up over his photo being taken with a different player before the game which didn't happen ) so he wouldn't go home disappointed without a photo. What a true gent.
I said to him 'What a great drop goal' to which he replied I saw it was on , fancied my chances , and gave it a go.

Priceless moment - I wish him the best in his retirement.

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PhillFez (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 22:30
Great player, a gentleman and drop goal specialist!
with this year's player's player

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Hoggers (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 12:07
An example to us all I think !!!

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saracenangel (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 19:12
Another potential reason why we have signed up Alastair Hargreaves for next season. Good luck in the future Huge!

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1876-Fez (IP Logged)
11 May, 2012 12:29
A must watch....

Hugh on Sarries TV...

Future in the Diplomatic Corps???

Thanks again Big Man!

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Tigersfan1 (IP Logged)
11 May, 2012 12:57
An absolute legend of the modern era.

My wife spent years really disliking him - no real reason, just one of those players that wound her up to watch, and drove her mad (we all have them!!). Then she met him at a business function a few days before the 2010 AP final and made herself known as a Tigers fan, had some good banter, and came home saying what a great bloke he was!

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davidthesarrie (IP Logged)
11 May, 2012 13:00
Good luck for the next two games and your future career after that!

Thanks again big fella!


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gandg (IP Logged)
12 May, 2012 09:04
... and he's on the bench today, HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!

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Waldo (IP Logged)
12 May, 2012 09:39
Met his mother once, TINY!

His mother was Tonga'uiha !


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VyvyansNo1Fan (IP Logged)
12 May, 2012 09:54
Always played the game the RIGHT way...and a true Gentleman.

I wish you every success in the future HUGE, you will be sorely missed.

I remain your number 1 fan!

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KooGs (IP Logged)
12 May, 2012 10:47
Good luck Huge for the future and thanks for the memories - like everyone else who witnessed it the DG is on that sticks in the mind and what a coup when we prized him away from the Falcons!

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nicsue (IP Logged)
12 May, 2012 12:52
Still time to make one or two more special memories!

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