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John Bentley
England
Full name John Edmund Bentley
Born circa 1847, Derbyshire
Died December 12, 1913, W.Hampstead
Major teams England
Position Halfback

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Goals Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1871-1872 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 50.00

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Test debut Scotland v England at Edinburgh, Mar 27, 1871 match details
Last Test England v Scotland at The Oval, Feb 5, 1872 match details
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John Bentley played in England's first rugby international against Scotland in Edinburgh in March 1871 as well as the return match the following year. A big man, he was renowned for his speed and power, which on one occasion "enabled him to run-in, carrying two of his opponents on his back as easily as if they were mere rag dolls".
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