England rugby great David Duckham dies at age 76

LONDON (AP) — David Duckham, the England rugby great who also starred for the British and Irish Lions in the triumphant 1971 series in New Zealand, has died at the age of 76. Duckham’s death was announced by his former club Coventry as well as the Lions. Rugby Football Union president Nigel Gillingham says Duckham “was not only one of the greatest and most talented of English players but also a player so greatly admired around the world.” Duckham won 36 caps for England from 1969-76, initially as a center before going on to make his mark as a dynamic winger who brought flair to an otherwise conservative team.

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