Full name John Guy Giberne Birkett
Born December 27, 1884, Richmond
Died October 16, 1967, Cuckfield (aged 82 years 293 days)
Major teams England
|Test debut||Scotland v England at Inverleith, Mar 17, 1906 match details|
|Last Test||France v England at Parc des Princes, Apr 8, 1912 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
A tall and fast centre, John Birkett, whose father played in England's first international in 1871, scoring their first try, played 21 times for England and for a time held the record for the most appearances. In 1910 he featured in the side that won the Four Nations Championship, scoring two tries against Scotland. In World War One he was a captain in the Royal Field Artillery and was mentioned in dispatches 18 times.