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Tribute to former Tigers wing Malcolm Bussey

Leicester Tigers are saddened to learn of the death of former player Malcolm Bussey, aged 75.

Born in Halifax, Bussey was an England Schools rugby cap and England Schools champion over 440 yards before earning three Blues at Cambridge between 1960-62.
 
A wing with an impressive try-scoring record, he joined Leicester after taking a teaching post at Uppingham School, where he became a senior master, and made his club debut against Torquay Athletic in September 1963.
 
Bussey went on to make 121 first-team appearances, scoring 38 times, and playing his final game for Tigers at the start of the 1967/68 season.
 
He also gained representative honours with Yorkshire and Leicestershire, and with the East Midlands against Australia in 1966.
 
Leicester Tigers chairman Peter Tom, a former team-mate of Bussey’s, said: “Malcolm was a lovely man and a very good player with the Tigers as well as providing part of our very strong links with Uppingham School over many years.
 
“On behalf of everyone at the club, we send our condolences to his family and friends.”
 
Former team-mate Kevin Andrews, who also coached Uppingham School's first XV with Bussey, said: “Nicknamed 'King', Malcolm was a great bloke. In the days when wings threw in at the lineout, he was the best thrower of the ball I ever knew. I can honestly say that he was a big contributing factor in my England trials. It was a big shock to hear of his passing.”