Chertseys sporting people go back a long way and probably a lot I havnt heard of so some help with this would be very much appreciated These go back to the Timaru to Christchurch cycle race and early All Blacks with the first one being Clinton Stringfellow.

The next All Black would probably have been Bruce (Lofty) Doig who was a well known rugby player though the 1930s and had serveral All Black trials at this time but from reports had an excellent one in 1939 which would by all accounts have put him in the All Blacks except for WW2.In later years he kept involved with rugby with coaching and administration and even was selector coach of the South island side .He died at Rakaia on the 2/9/1991 aged 78.Below is a piece taken out of the local newspaper

Below is a picture of Mr Bruce Doig

Clinton John Stringfellow was born in Chertsey on the 26th of Febuary 1905 and died in Mauriceville on the 3rd of Febuary 1959 .He played two tests for the All Blacks against the Australians in 1929 scoring one try

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