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Jackie Kyle
Ireland
Full name John Wilson Kyle
Born January 10, 1926, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Current age 88 years 320 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Ireland, Ireland XV
Position Fly-half

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1947-1958 52 52 0 30 9 0 0 1 0 25 22 5 52.88
Ireland 1947-1958 46 46 0 24 7 0 0 1 0 23 19 4 54.34
British and Irish Lions 1950-1950 6 6 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 41.66
Five/Six Nations 1947-1958 42 42 0 24 7 0 0 1 0 22 16 4 57.14

Career statistics
Test debut Ireland v France at Lansdowne Road, Jan 25, 1947 match details
Last Test Ireland v Scotland at Lansdowne Road, Mar 1, 1958 match details
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Irish fly-half Jackie Kyle is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest to ever pull on the green shirt. During the 1940s and 1950s his brilliance lit up the Irish back-line, helping them to a Five Nations Grand Slam in 1948. Kyle played all four games of Ireland's clean sweep before helping them to a Triple Crown the following year.

Kyle was also a distinguished British and Irish Lion, touring Australia and New Zealand in 1950. Kyle played in 20 of the 29 games on tour including all six Test matches. He had an influential part to play in a 9-9 draw with the All Blacks and also scored a try in a 24-3 win over Australia.

Following his retirement Kyle followed a humanitarian path, serving for 35 years as a surgeon in Zambia before returning to Ireland and settling in County Down. In 1999 he was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame and in 2008 he was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame.

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Feb 9, 1958
Ireland's Jackie Kyle is lifted from the field
Ireland's Jackie Kyle is lifted from the field
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Feb 8, 1958
Jackie Kyle is chaired off after his record 45th appearance
Jackie Kyle is chaired off after his record 45th appearance
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Feb 9, 1957
Jackie Kyle keeps England on their toes in 1957
Jackie Kyle keeps England on their toes in 1957
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Feb 11, 1956
Former Ireland international Jackie Kyle
Former Ireland international Jackie Kyle
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