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John Raphael
England
Full name John Edward Raphael
Born April 30, 1882, Brussels
Died June 11, 1917, Remy (aged 35 years 42 days)
Major teams Great Britain XV, England
Position Centre

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1902-1906 9 9 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 44.44
Five/Six Nations 1902-1906 7 7 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 42.85

Career statistics
Test debut England v Wales at Blackheath, Jan 11, 1902 match details
Last Test France v England at Parc des Princes, Mar 22, 1906 match details
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Jack Raphael was a brilliant all-round sportsman who played first-class cricket to a high level and represented England nine times as a three-quarter. It was reported that he possessed "a beautiful kick, a brilliant field, and possessed of a good turn of speed, he was a fine natural player, even if his special qualities did not always make for success as one of a line of four three-quarters in international encounters". He gained his blue as a freshman at Oxford in 1901, not only appeared for his University against Cambridge on four occasions, but only once failed to secure a try. In 1910 he captained the British Lions in a tour of Argentina, consisting of the South American nation's inaugural Test. He died as a result of wounds received in the Battle of Messines Ridge.
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