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Ron Cove-Smith
England
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Full name Ronald Cove-Smith
Born November 26, 1899, Edmonton
Died March 9, 1988, Brighton (aged 88 years 104 days)
Major teams Great Britain, England
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Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1921-1929 33 33 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 22 8 3 71.21
England 1921-1929 29 29 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 22 5 2 79.31
Great Britain 1924-1924 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 12.50
Five/Six Nations 1921-1929 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 4 2 81.48

Career statistics
Test debut Scotland v England at Inverleith, Mar 19, 1921 match details
Last Test England v Ireland at Twickenham, Feb 9, 1929 match details
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A noted physician and one-time vice president of the British Medical Association, Cove-Smith played 29 Tests in the English second-row between 1921 and 1929.

In 1924 he took charge of the British Isles as they toured South Africa, losing three and drawing one Test against the Springboks. At club level he turned out for Old Merchant Taylors and King's College Hospital RFC.

He died in 1988 and was posthumously inducted on to the World Rugby Museum's Wall of Fame in 2001.

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