Place of Birth: Belfast, October 1, 1926
Position: Fly half
Internationals: 46 caps between 1947 and 1958
Inducted: March 16, 2002
Won Grand Slam with Ireland in 1948
The following article has been adapted from the original by Dai Llewellyn, which focused on two players. It has been changed to highlight only the selected inductee’s information.
Ireland’s legendary fly half and former captain Jackie Kyle holds the record for most Ireland caps (46) by a stand off. He was also a member of the team that completed the Grand Slam for the first time in Ireland’s history in 1948, scoring a try in the narrow victory over England at Twickenham and going on to play a crucial role in their championship-winning team the following year.
Kyle won an army of fans Down Under when he won six caps on the 1950 Lions tour of New Zealand and Australia. He retired from international rugby to pursue a medical career in 1958.
Article by Dai Llewellyn