Duckworth Ian

by Geoff Pillinger
Player Ian Duckworth

Ian F Duckworth

Position: Wing

Born: 5th March 1945 in Wigan

 Height:  5′ 11″,

Weight: 12st. 7lbs

Education: Blundell’s School, Tiverton


Honours: Royal Navy, Combined Services, Barbarians, Somerset and England Trials

Debut game: 29th October 1966 v Bridgend,

Final game: 23rd September 1972 v Exeter

Number of Appearances: 130

Career details: A member of the SAS he was climbing a mountain when the RFU tried to contact him to play for the England XV. In consequence he missed being capped.


This page was added on 05/11/2014.

Comments about this page

  • Ian Duckworth moved to Scotland. He was member of the Ochils Mountaineering Club, Stirling. He was involved in numerous first ascents of Scottish climbs, both in summer and winter. He climbed often with Geordie Skelton. He died in rather sad and unfortunate circumstances.
    A search on will throw up some photographs.

    By Ian McCabe (17/01/2018)
  • Thank you for your reply Mr Curling.
    I would be most grateful if you could give me more information about Mr Duckworth (the person feature in the player profile)
    What happened to Mr Duckworth and his family? Is there any way that I contact them?
    I have emailed you a picture of 2nd Lieutenant Ian F Duckworth at
    Thank you again

    By Maimura (07/11/2017)
  • I’m afraid we have no further information. You might like to search military records if you’ve not already done so.

    By Mike Curling (21/11/2017)
  • I would like to know more about Mr Duckworth..Is there any person I can contact who can tell me if Mr Duckworth had served in Singaoore in the 60s.

    By Maimura (03/11/2017)
  • I’m afraid we don’t have any further information. I wish we did because Ian was a unique character. I can only suggest his Royal Marines Service Records would show whether or not he’d served in Singapore.
    Mike Curling

    By Mike Curling (07/11/2017)

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