Robert Dibble

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Robert Dibble
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Full name Robert Dibble
Date of birth 15 November 1882[1]
Place of birth Bridgwater
Date of death 1963[2]
Place of death Bournemouth (aged 81 years days)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Bridgwater & Albion RFC
Newport RFC
County side:
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

Robert Dibble (15 November 1882 - 1963) was an English rugby union international who represented England from 1906 to 1912. He also captained the side in 1909 and 1912.[2]

Early life[edit]

Robert Dibble was born in 1882 in Bridgwater.[2] His father was Robert Dibble (1848–1938) his mother Fanny Boon (1848–1930). Despite being illiterate, his father rose to be the respected manager of the local brickworks.

Rugby union career[edit]

Dibble played as a forward for the Bridgwater & Albion RFC rugby club and made his international debut for England on 17 March 1906 at Inverleith in the Scotland vs England match.[2]

He took part in the 1908 British Lions tour to New Zealand and Australia, playing three games.[2]

Of the 22 matches he played for England or the British Lions he was on the winning side on 11 occasions.[2] He played his final match for England on 16 March 1912 at Inverleith in the Scotland vs England match.[2]


Sporting positions
Preceded by
George Lyon
Anthony Gotley
English National Rugby Union Captain
Jan-Mar 1909
Jan-Mar 1912
Succeeded by
Adrian Stoop
Norman Wodehouse