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Post by Rugby Fan on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 9:40 am

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/oct/10/dickie-jeeps-british-and-irish-lions-england-northampton-saints-rugby-union

Dickie Jeeps, the former British and Irish Lions scrum-half and England captain, has died aged 84.

Jeeps took part in three Lions tours, to South Africa in 1955 and 1962, and New Zealand in 1959. He gained 24 England caps and led the side 13 times, having played his club rugby for Cambridge and Northampton.

The small but powerful half-back made 13 Test appearances for the Lions, second only to Willie John McBride. He was named in the Guardian’s list of the 50 greatest Lions in history.

After retirement Jeeps became an England selector and the RFU president between 1976 and 1977.

Jeeps the player was before my time but he was always a name you knew. The only man to have begun and finished his international career with the Lions. The Daily Mail and Telegraph have nice tributes.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/article-3831313/Dickie-Jeeps-1931-2016-Farewell-England-s-greatest-scrum-half.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2016/10/10/dickie-jeeps-scrum-half-and-england-captain--obituary/

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Post by maestegmafia on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 10:14 am

Very sad news he was a great player.

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Post by wayne on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 11:09 am

Yes sad news, apparently him and Cliff Morgan formed a brilliant half back partnership for the Lions IIRC.

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