Rory Underwood evades the Australian defence

Major teams: Leicester, Bedford Country: England Test span: 1984-96 England caps: 85 (85 starts) Lions caps: 6 (6 starts) Test points: 215 (50T) Born in Middlesborough in 1963 to a…

After England won the World Cup in Paris in 2014, there was a lovely snapshot a few hours later when the victors mingled with supporters at a pub around the…

Maggie Alphonsi made as big an impact in raising the profile of women’s rugby as she did when tackling opponents in matches. Within the game, the flanker had long been…

Jeff Butterfield of England

Major teams: Northampton Country: England Test span: 1953-59 England caps: 28 (28 starts) Lions caps: 4 (4 starts) Test points: 27 (8T, 1DG) Jeff Butterfield was a stylish centre who…

Peter Wheeler of England

Major teams: Leicester 

 

Country: England
 Test span: 1975-84
 England caps: 48 (48 starts) 

Lions caps: 7 (7 starts) 
Test points: 0 Adopting the role of chief executive at Leicester…

Brain and brawn combined to make Fran Cotton an all-time great. The son of a good rugby league player, young Fran took up union at grammar school, was capped by…