Dickie Jeeps 1931-2016: Farewell to England’s greatest scrum-half  

PETER JACKSON: On a wintry Saturday at Old Deer Park more than half a century ago, Dickie Jeeps made a point of introducing himself to a Welsh schoolboy. England’s record-breaking scrum-half got there early to watch the morning curtain-raiser — a final Welsh Under 18 trial — before appearing for his club, Northampton, against London Welsh in the afternoon. Viewed through the prism of history, it can be seen as the day the sorcerer met his apprentice.

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