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Jeff Butterfield
England
Full name Jeffrey Butterfield
Born August 9, 1929, Heckmondwike
Died April 30, 2004, Wicken, Bucks (aged 74 years 265 days)
Major teams British and Irish Lions, England
Position Centre

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1953-1959 32 32 0 27 8 0 0 1 0 18 9 5 64.06
England 1953-1959 28 28 0 15 5 0 0 0 0 16 7 5 66.07
British and Irish Lions 1955-1955 4 4 0 12 3 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 50.00
Five/Six Nations 1953-1959 26 26 0 15 5 0 0 0 0 15 6 5 67.30

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Test debut England v France at Twickenham, Feb 28, 1953 match details
Last Test England v Scotland at Twickenham, Mar 21, 1959 match details
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Centre Jeff Butterfield represented England and the British and Irish Lions during the 1950s. After a try-scoring debut in the 11-0 against France in the 1953 Five Nations Championship, Butterfield went on to win 28 consecutive caps for his country, captaining England in his final season in 1959.

He won the Championship five times, once completing the Grand Slam in 1957. He played his club rugby for Northampton and represented Yorkshire 54 times, captaining them to two county championships in 1953 and 1957. Butterfield went on the 1955 Lions tour to South Africa where he scored three tries in four matches. He also toured in 1959, but injury limited his participation.

Butterfield retired as England's most capped back after England's 3-3 draw with Scotland in March 1959. He died, aged 74, on April 9, 2004.

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Mar 21, 1959
Jeff Butterfield surges towards the Scottish line
Jeff Butterfield surges towards the Scottish line
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