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VALE GREG GIBSON

Greg played with both the Old Xaverians Football and Cricket Clubs in the 1960s after starring at both sports at Xavier, where he had the rare distinction of captaining both the XVIII and the XI

VALE GREG GIBSON

Greg played with both the Old Xaverians Football and Cricket Clubs in the 1960s after starring at both sports at Xavier, where he had the rare distinction of captaining both the XVIII and the XI

September 25, 2020

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Greg Gibson, who died on Wednesday just days short of his 80th birthday.

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Greg played with both the Old Xaverians Football and Cricket Clubs in the 1960s after starring at both sports at Xavier, where he had the rare distinction of captaining both the XVIII and the XI.

He was a mainstay of the Red ‘n’ Blacks, playing 136 games, often turning out alongside younger brothers John and Bede.

He was a member of the 1962 B Section premiership team, lining on grand final day on a half-forward flank. Under instruction, he played as wide as possible, so wide that he became almost a loose man in attack, as his opponent went chasing kicks.

Gibson was vice-captain of the 1964 team under Peter Rhoden that went very close to winning the club’s first A Section premiership.

Whether playing forward or back, Gibson always posed problems for opponents.

In the summer months, he was a strong performer with the ball, and took at least two hat-tricks for the Xavs.

Greg was pre-deceased by his wife Janet, with whom he shared a large family.

We offer our sincere condolence to all of them on their loss.

He will be remembered by his many friends at the Old Xavs.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May he rest in peace.

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