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John Birkett
England
Full name John Guy Giberne Birkett
Born December 27, 1884, Richmond
Died October 16, 1967, Cuckfield (aged 82 years 293 days)
Major teams England
Position Centre
Relations Father - RH Birkett, Uncle - L Birkett

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1906-1912 21 21 0 34 10 0 0 1 0 12 7 2 61.90
Five/Six Nations 1906-1912 17 17 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 9 7 1 55.88

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Test debut Scotland v England at Inverleith, Mar 17, 1906 match details
Last Test France v England at Parc des Princes, Apr 8, 1912 match details
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A tall and fast centre, John Birkett, whose father played in England's first international in 1871, scoring their first try, played 21 times for England and for a time held the record for the most appearances. In 1910 he featured in the side that won the Four Nations Championship, scoring two tries against Scotland. In World War One he was a captain in the Royal Field Artillery and was mentioned in dispatches 18 times.
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Dec 12, 2009
Wasps lock Richard Birkett crashes in to the Bayonne defence
Wasps lock Richard Birkett crashes in to the Bayonne defence
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Jan 28, 1911
The England side which beat France 37-0
The England side which beat France 37-0
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