Ron Jacobs
Birth nameCharles Ronald Jacobs
Date of birth(1928-10-28)28 October 1928
Place of birthWhittlesey, England
Date of death10 November 2002(2002-11-10) (aged 74)
Place of deathWhittlesey, England
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
SchoolOakham School
UniversityUniversity of Nottingham
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

Peterborough RFC
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (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 the University of Nottingham.

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 9 March 2009.
  2. ^ Llewellyn, Dai. "Wall of Fame: Ron Jacobs (England)". Rugby Football Union. Retrieved 9 March 2009.[permanent dead link]