Dickie Jeeps, English rugby union player, Died at 84


Richard Eric Gautrey Jeeps was born on November 25, 1931, and died on October 8, 2016.

He was known as Dickie Jeeps.

He was an English rugby union player

Dickie played for Northampton.

Jeeps represented and captained both the England national rugby union team and the British Lions in the 1950s and 1960s.

Subsequently, he became a sports administrator and Chairman of the Sports Council.

Jeeps was awarded the CBE in 1977.

He played scrum half 24 times for England including all four matches of the Grand Slam season of 1957.

He was selected to join the British Lions party to tour South Africa in 1955 and was one of that select group of players capped for the British Lions before being capped by his country.

He played his first match for England in 1956 and his last in 1962.

Dickie captained England 13 times with a captaincy record of played 13, won five, drawn four, lost four.

Jeeps’ twenty-four caps remained a record for an England scrum-half for twenty years, until Steve Smith surpassed it.

During his later life, he was the President of the Rugby Football Union in 1976-77 and Chairman of the Sports Council for seven years.

Dickie Jeeps passed away at 84 years old.