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David Duckham
England
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Full name David John Duckham
Born June 28, 1946, Coventry
Current age 68 years 54 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, England
Position Wing

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1969-1976 39 39 0 36 10 0 0 0 0 12 24 3 34.61
England 1969-1976 36 36 0 36 10 0 0 0 0 11 23 2 33.33
British and Irish Lions 1971-1971 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 50.00
Five/Six Nations 1969-1976 29 29 0 32 9 0 0 0 0 7 20 2 27.58

Career statistics
Test debut Ireland v England at Lansdowne Road, Feb 8, 1969 match details
Last Test Scotland v England at Murrayfield, Feb 21, 1976 match details
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Profile

An elusive winger with a devastating sid-step and aggressive hand-off, Duckham made 36 appearance for England between 1969 and 1976.

He made his international debut against Ireland at Lansdowne Road in the 1969 Five Nations Championship, lining up in the centres alongside John Spencer, and scored a try in England's 17-15 defeat. From 1971 he was largely preferred on the wing where he would go on to cement his reputation as one of England's best-ever players.

Considered a shining creative light in a conservative era for the national side, he would later gain three caps for the British Lions on their victorious 1971 tour of New Zealand scoring a total of 11 tries in 16 appearances. His six try haul for the mid-week side against West Coast/Buller remains a record - which he shares with JJ Williams.

Duckham was one of three Englishman to feature in the Barbarians' famous 23-11 victory over New Zealand at Cardiff Arms Park alongside compatriots John Pullin and Bob Wilkinson . His last appearance in an England shirt was against Scotland in the 1976 Five Nations Championship clash at Murrayfield.

Born in Coventry, he played all of his club rugby for his local side in a 12-year career spanning from 1967-1979.

Since retiring from the game Duckham has been awarded the MBE and he is also an Honorary President of the rugby charity Wooden Spoon that improves the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Britain and Ireland.

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May 10, 2006
Mike Gibson, Ian McGeechan and David Duckham pose after they were inducted into the PRA Hall of Fame
Mike Gibson, Ian McGeechan and David Duckham pose after they were inducted into the PRA Hall of Fame
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Jan 1, 1975
England rugby player David Duckham in action, circa 1975
England rugby player David Duckham in action, circa 1975
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Feb 12, 1972
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The England side for the match against Ireland
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Jan 1, 1971
David Duckham of the British Lions runs in a try
David Duckham of the British Lions runs in a try
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