Ron Jacobs (rugby union)

Ron Jacobs
Full name Charles Ronald Jacobs
Date of birth (1928-10-28)28 October 1928
Place of birth Whittlesey, England
Date of death 10 November 2002(2002-11-10) (aged 74)
Place of death Whittlesey, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
School Oakham School
University Nottingham University
Occupation(s) Farmer
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team

Peterborough RFC
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1956–1964  England 29

Charles Ronald Jacobs (28 October 1928–10 November 2002[1]) was an English Rugby Union player. He played at prop for Northampton and England. He went to Oakham School in Rutland, where he captained the first XV in 1945. He studied Agriculture at Nottingham University,

Jacobs played a club record 470 games for Northampton over a 17-year period and appeared 29 times for England - captaining them for his final two games in 1964.[2]

After retiring from playing, Jacobs remained involved in Rugby and became president of the Rugby Football Union in 1983 and was tour manager during the controversial 1984 England rugby union tour of South Africa.


  1. "Obituary: Ron Jacobs". The Telegraph. 14 November 2002. Retrieved 2009-03-09.
  2. Llewellyn, Dai. "Wall of Fame: Ron Jacobs (England)". Rugby Football Union. Retrieved 2009-03-09.

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