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B&I Lions hooker Kennedy dies aged 81

RIP: Ireland and British and Irish Lions hooker Ken Kennedy has died aged 81, his former province Ulster announced on Sunday.

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Kennedy played four Tests for the B&I Lions in 1966, a year after making his international debut.

The former front row forward also toured with the invitational side on their 1974 visit of South Africa, without playing in a Test.

He made the last of his 45 Ireland appearances in 1975 and was the world’s most capped hooker at the time.

“We’re deeply saddened to learn of the passing of @qubrfc, Ulster, @IrishRugby and @lionsofficial hooker, Ken Kennedy,” the province said.

“Our condolences go to his family and friends at this difficult time,” they added.

 

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