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28th Nov 2014

BOD, ROG and All Blacks among those to pay their respects to Jack Kyle on Twitter

Belfast native part of Ireland Grand Slam side of 1948

Kevin McGillicuddy

Legendary Ireland player warmly recalled by rugby fans

Earlier today we brought you the sad news that Jack Kyle passed away at the age of 88.

The 1948 Grand Slam winner was a hero to Irish rugby fans for half a century and was a star of the game through the 1940s and 1950s.

Here’s just a selection of some of the warmth expressed on social media for the Belfast native:

https://twitter.com/TomMcGurk/status/538308828966948864

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