With a brilliant side-step and aggressive hand-off, David Duckham is remembered as one of the true greats of the English game.
Born: 28 June 1946
Debut: v Ireland 08/02/69
Last Test: v Scotland 21/02/76
Did you know? Duckham and JJ Williams share the record for scoring the most number of tries in a Lions match (6)
Making his international debut against Ireland in 1969 at centre alongside John Spencer, he was blessed with both pace and vision, something that could not be said of the England team of his era.
The period between 1969 and 1976 coincided with a wretchedly inconsistent selection policy which reduced the players to a state of extreme paranoia.
''There was not one of us who felt that his place was secure,'' Duckham said.
''The side was never settled and morale was pitifully low.''
The statistics of the period illustrate the shambolic state of English rugby.
Not once in that spell did England win more than two championship games in a season, and according to Duckham in those eight years, England tried 19 different half-back combinations.
As a result, his genius was only truly evident in the red of the Lions and his six try display for the mid-week side on the 1971 tour remains a record to this day.
Duckham finished the tour with 11 tries in all, prompting Welsh fans to re-christen him 'Dai'.