Full name John Edmund Bentley
Born circa 1847, Derbyshire
Died December 12, 1913, W.Hampstead
Major teams England
|Test debut||Scotland v England at Edinburgh, Mar 27, 1871 match details|
|Last Test||England v Scotland at The Oval, Feb 5, 1872 match details|
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John Bentley played in England's first rugby international against Scotland in Edinburgh in March 1871 as well as the return match the following year. A big man, he was renowned for his speed and power, which on one occasion "enabled him to run-in, carrying
two of his opponents on his back as easily as if they were mere rag dolls".
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