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Former England captain Dickie Jeeps passes away

Jeeps, a scrum-half, played 24 internationals for England, captaining the side 13 times Nadal vs Thiem

Former England captain Dickie Jeeps passes away

One of England's finest scrum-halves

Former England captain Dickie Jeeps has died aged 84, the BBC reported on Monday. Jeeps, a scrum-half, played 24 internationals for England, captaining the side 13 times. He also played 13 Tests for the British and Irish Lions on three separate tours starting with the 1955 trip to South Africa. At club level, he played for Cambridge University and Northampton.

After his playing days were over, Jeeps served as president of England's governing Rugby Football Union in 1976/77. Northampton great David Powell said Jeeps was on par with legendary Wales scrum-half Gareth Edwards.

“People ask me who were the greatest scrum-halves I've seen and you look at Gareth Edwards and Jeeps are very close”, Powell told BBC Radio Northampton. “They're different sort of players but Dick was an amazing player. He had this great power and strength for a small man”.