RIP Jim Briggs

8 months ago

RIP Jim Briggs

All at Randwick Rugby mourn the sad passing of team mate and friend Jim Briggs. Sincere condolences go to his family and friends.

Jim was a very good player and formed a great combination with Ken Catchpole in one of our golden eras - in the mid-60s. More recently, he was the driving force behind reunions of those teams (listings below). Jim never missed a game at Coogee Oval and he will be sadly missed.

A Funeral Service for Jim Briggs will take place at 1pm next Tuesday 29th January at Botany Crematorium.


Club historian John Brewer recorded the following.....

James S L Briggs was an attacking fullback, playing 151 club games from 1961 to 1969 scoring 20 tries, 146 goals and 126 penalty goals. He was the regular fullback in first grade during the early 1960s playing 67 games. Briggs held the club record for the most goals kicked in a first grade game [10 against Gordon on 15 June 1964] until 1989 when David Knox equaled his performance and then surpassed it in 1994. He was the second Randwick player [ Mick Stynes was the first] to score 500 points for the club. He was the leading goal kicker in first grade in 1962, 1963 and 1964.
Jim was one of the first Randwick players to wear contact lenses and games in which he played were sometimes interrupted when all players searched for one of his lost lenses. A gregarious and popular type he filled in periods of dull play by chatting to spectators who were standing on the sidelines.

REUNION OF THE '65-'66-'67 PREMIERSHIP TEAMS

PREMIERSHIP TEAMS OF '65, '66 AND '67 REUNION

1965, 1966 AND 1967 PREMIERSHIP WINNING TEAMS REUNION 22 AUGUST 2015

1982 RESERVE GRADE TEAM LIST

Stokesy Graham RIP Jimmy Briggs, what a top footballer and great friend, will miss the chats about Running Rugby and where has it gone. Coogee Oval / and game day, (Randwick) won't be the same.

Kyle Evans
Kyle Evans RIP Briggsy - Always good for a chat. I enjoyed your sense of humour and gratuitous advice on all things! You will be missed.

Stephen Devlin
Stephen Devlin RIP Jim. It was a leader to know you.

Ray Pye
Ray Pye Good bloke. Sad loss for our club and rugby!

Craig Sproule
Craig Sproule RIP Briggsy. Always a good man to share a beer with. Half way at Coogee Oval will never be the same.

Dennis Hourn
Dennis Hourn Spent a lot of time with Jim in the 70s and 80s. Very sad he was a great bloke

Scott Fraser
Scott Fraser I met Jim when he was competing for Randwick Rugby’s Athletics Club at E S Marks Field. He wore a Gordon jersey (grand final souvenir?) in lieu of the standard athlete’s garb of a tracksuit. A friendly bloke who was always relaxed with those of us not wearing green.

Ray Evans
Ray Evans Great Randwick man always had a smile on his face and was always available for a beer RIP Briggsy you will be missed.

Mary-Ellen Evans
Mary-Ellen Evans More than just a friend to our family. Briggsy, aka Choom to us, we’ll miss your regular drop bys for a coffee and a chat. Rest In Peace, Choom. X

Michael Joseph
Michael Joseph Very sad to hear this news. Briggsy was a fantastic link with the past and present within the club. His friendship to all is what Rugby is all about. RIP Briggsy

Geoff James
Geoff James You will be missed Jim - we know you will be at halfway in the grandstand that is the heavens.

Cathy Singer
Cathy Singer So sad to hear great bloke...enjoyed coffee with the others at the beach Mon and Wed

Christine Freier
Christine Freier So sad......Jim was a lovely man always asked me about Adam.

Leigh Habler
Leigh Habler Such sad news.
A big hearted man with a bigger smile.
I know he’ll be missed by many if the Randwick community.

David Shaw
David Shaw RIP Jim and thanks for your contribution to our club.

Phil Lohan
Phil Lohan Sad to hear. A great source of rugby knowledge lost. RIP Briggsy.

Joanne Habler
Joanne Habler Briggsy you will be sadly missed such a kind hearted and great humoured man. Always asking about others. Rip Cam Habler

Bill Hovey
Bill Hovey A great character and a wonderful contributor to the golden years of the 60s. Sadly missed.

Jeffrey McLachlan
Jeffrey McLachlan Such a pleasant person. We both were at LJ Hookers in the mid 70’s.

John Dingle
John Dingle Briggsy great bloke and great kicker of balls loved his work RIP mate.

David Ramsay
David Ramsay RIP Briggsy, Always there with support and assistance. A great Randwick man. You will be missed.

Peter Hanna
Peter Hanna RIP Briggsy a man that represented everything good about the club. It was an honour to know you

Ken Bullivant
Ken Bullivant I am very sad at the news that Jimmy had passed. A great guy to play alongside of. R. I. P. Jim.

Kaye Wheeler
Kaye Wheeler Nice guy, good footballer and Randwick Rugby Netball Club’s first Netball Coach

John Cox
John Cox Can't believe that Jim has passed away. In recent years he would call in for a chat with Lesley and me and we always loved his company and all the memories of the Rugby days. We will miss him greatly and are very sad to hear of his passing. Vale Jim......😥

Steve Walsh
Steve Walsh One of the nicest people I ever met in Rugby. Great man to chat with in all things football especially the art of kicking. RIP Jim.

Terry Anne Maunsell
Terry Anne Maunsell Sad news
Lovely guy

Alina Sing
Alina Sing Very sad.. lovely bloke.. RIP Jimmy..

Dawn Truman
Dawn Truman Sad news a lovely bloke

David Campese
David Campese Rip mate. Up the wicks

Cynthia Norley
Cynthia Norley A lovely man. A good dancer. RIP Jim. Allan & Cynthia

Bob Wilson
Bob Wilson RIP Briggsy

Dan Livingston
Dan Livingston RIP Jim

Greg Sharpe
Greg Sharpe Who is going to replace your cheeky comments on every topic? RIP mate

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