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Friday, January 06, 2017
Countdown to 44th Duckett Memorial

The 44th Annual George Duckett Memorial Rugby Match is scheduled to take place on Saturday January 7th, at the Police Field.

Duckett was a former Commissioner of Police who was assassinated in 1972.

Duckett was a popular, larger than life Commissioner who had a commanding presence and stood at 6’5” tall and was well known as an ardent rugby fan.

In 1973, the Bermuda Police Rugby Section commenced an annual memorial game which is at present the longest running memorial game in Bermuda.

The Bermuda Police Rugby Football Club will play a Bermuda Select side, the “best of the rest”, while the second XV will play an under 19 select side.

The Bermuda Police Rugby Football Club Ladies first and second teams will play select sides from the other ladies teams.

Serving Officers, former colleagues, and ‘Faded Blues’ (former police rugby players) and rugby fans from across the Island continue to show their respect by attending this BPS sporting tradition.

The schedule of games is as follows:

12:00 - Ladies 2nd v National 2nd Ladies

12:45 - Police Ladies v National 1st ladies

1:30 - Police 2nds v Under 19’s

3pm - Police 1st XV v National Team

4:30p Trophy Presentation
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