Full name David John Duckham
Born June 28, 1946, Coventry
Current age 70 years 120 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, England, England XV
|British and Irish Lions||1971-1971||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||50.00|
|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|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
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.