Former England and Lions back David Duckham dies aged 76

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  • Winger and centre won 36 England caps between 1969 and 1976
  • Spectacular Barbarians display in 1973 will long be remembered

English rugby union has lost one of its most evocative names after the death of David Duckham at the age of 76. The blond-haired Duckham was among the most talented backs of his generation and will for ever be remembered for his spectacular running in the famous 1973 fixture between the Barbarians and New Zealand in Cardiff.

Duckham played 36 times for England and scored 10 tries and was also a key member of the 1971 British & Irish Lions squad who achieved a historic series win over the All Blacks. The only English member of the Barbarians back line to beat New Zealand 50 years ago this month, he died on Monday night at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.

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Written by Robert Kitson
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