The former Ulster, Ireland and British Lions outhalf Jack Kyle has died. Acknowledged as one of Ireland's greatest ever rugby players Jack Kyle was part of the 1948 team that won the Grand Slam.
Kyle who represented Ireland 46 times was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame and in a poll organised by the Irish Rugby Football Union in 2002 was voted the country's best player of all time.
Jack Kyle can be seen seated at the front of the team in this footage from Ireland v England in 1951. Ireland won the match 3 - 0 on route to winning the championship.
The film shown here was shot by Norman Hodgson (1905-1974). Born in Lenzie in Scotland Norman married Marjorie Towers in 1932 and came to live in Skerries, County Dublin in the late 1930s. He was an avid amateur film-maker who recorded many sporting and social highlights of Irish life in the late 1940s and 1950s. Norman's films were deposited with the RTÉ Archives by his family and are known as the Hodgson Collection.