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Nigel Owens

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(born 18 June 1971) is a Welsh international rugby union referee. He is an international and Heineken Cup referee

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Martin Johnson

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Martin Osborne Johnson CBE is an English former rugby union player who represented and captained England and Leicester. He is mostly known for captaining England to victory in the World Cup in 2003. Johnson made 362 appearances for Leicester tigers during his career

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Jamie Peacock

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James Darryl Peacock, MBE is an English professional rugby league player for the Leeds Rhinos of the Super League. Jamie has enjoyed a spell with Bradford Bulls where he made 207 appearances for them, Jamie aswell has represented both England and Great Britain

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Steve Ganson

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Steve Ganson is a rugby league referee. He is the second professional referee from the town as Premier League referee Chris Foy also hails from St Helens.

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Sir Ian McGeechan

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Sir Ian Robert McGeechan OBE is a Scottish former rugby union player and coach. He won thirty-two caps, playing at fly-half and centre. He captained Scotland on nine occasions. He toured with the British and Irish Lions in both 1974 and 1977. and has been apart of 5 tours as coach.

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Steve Diamond

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Steve Diamond is a former rugby union player for Sale Sharks. He is now the clubs CEO. As well as being the clubs CEO he has coached England Saxons, Saracens and Russia

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Steve Borthwick

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Stephen William “Steve” Borthwick is an English rugby union footballer who plays lock for Saracens F.C. At International level, Steve has captained the senior England Rugby Union Team between 2008 and 2010. Steve has also played for Bath in his career.

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Stefan Ratchford

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Stefan Ratchford is an English-Serbian rugby league player for the Warrington Wolves in the Super League. Stefan has previously played for Salford City Reds where he made 78 appearances.

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Shaun Wane

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Shaun David Wane is an English professional rugby league footballer playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Wigan St Patricks, Wigan, Leeds, and Workington Town and currently coaching at club level for Wigan Warriors

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Shaun McRae

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Shaun McRae is a rugby league coach, who is currently the director of rugby at Hull FC after a spell with the Salford City Reds. Shaun has also had spells with scotland, St. Helens, Gateshead, Hull and South Sydney.

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Shaun Edwards

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Shaun Edwards OBE is an English rugby union coach and former rugby league player where played for Wigan, Balmain, Bradford and London Broncos. He is defence coach of Wales, a post he has held since 2008. In November 2011 he left London Wasps after 10 years with the club, latterly as head coach. Shaun has also been apart of the British and Irish Lions squad including the 2013 Australia tour.

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Stephen Jones

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Stephen Michael Jones is a Welsh international rugby union player who plays primarily at fly-half for Wales, the British and Irish Lions and London Wasps. Stephen Jones is the record cap holder for Wales with 104 caps and he is joint eighth on the List of rugby union Test caps leaders

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Sebastien Chabal

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Sebastien Chabal otherwise known as “seabass” in Valence, Drôme, is a French rugby union player. Seabass has played number eight and lock professionally for the French team Bourgoin, Sale Sharks where he won the premiership, and the French team Racing Métro 92 Paris as well as the French national side.
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Sean O`Loughlin

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Sean O’Loughlin is an English professional rugby league footballer who captains the Wigan Warriors of Europe’s Super League. Sean has made 322 appearances for Wigan and has made 8 appearances for England and 11 appearances for Great Britain. Sean has won the Super League twice with Wigan

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Sean Long

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Sean Long is an English former professional rugby league. He has played for Wigan, Widnes and Hull but is best known for playing for St Helens in the Super League where he made 265 appearances and scoring over 2000 points for the club, he has also had a short spell in union with Preston Grasshoppers

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Sean Fitzpatrick

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Sean Fitzpatrick MNZM is a former rugby union footballer who represented New Zealand, and is widely regarded as one of the finest players ever to come from that country. Sean played for the Provincianal side Auckland and the super rugby side the blues as well as making 92 appearances for the all blacks.

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Scott Quinnell

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Scott Quinnell is a former Welsh international rugby league and rugby union player. During his league career he played for Wigan where he made 41 appearances he then later switched to Union where he played for Llaneli and Richmond as well as the Welsh national team and the British and Irish Lions. he now works as a pundit for Sky Sports

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Scott Hastings

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Scott Hastings is a Scottish Rugby Union player. He won 65 caps at centre for Scotland from 1986 to 1997 and scored 43 points for his national side. Scott is also the younger brother to Gavin Hastings The scottish legend

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Scott Gibbs

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Ian Scott Gibbs is a former rugby footballer who represented Wales and the Lions in rugby union and Wales and Great Britain in rugby league. Gibbs has now retired from rugby (with 53 caps for Wales), but can still be seen contributing to the BBC’s rugby union coverage

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Sam Tomkins

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Samuel Levi Tomkins is an English professional rugby footballer who plays rugby league for the New Zealand Warriors. He also played for Wigan where in 151 appearances he scored 647 points for the club, Sam has also been fortunate to represent England 19 times. Sam has even switched codes for one game to represent the barbarians in rugby union

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Ryan Atkins

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Ryan Atkins is an English professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Warrington Wolves of Super League where he has made 124 appearances for the club. And has made 5 apearances for England and scoring 16 points

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Rory Underwood

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Rory Underwood MBE is a record-breaking former English rugby union footballer who played wing for, most notably, Leicester Tigers. He represented England and the British Lions and is a former Royal Air Force pilot. Rory is the leading try scorer in England’s history and is brother too Tony Underwood

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Robert Jones

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Robert Nicholas Jones is a Welsh rugby union coach and former player. He was capped 54 times for Wales during his career

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Robbie Paul

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Robert Rawiri ‘Robbie’ Hunter-Paul is a former New Zealand rugby league player. He currently works in the marketing department at Super League side Huddersfield Giants after retiring as a player at the end of the 2011 with Leigh Centurions. Robbie made 331 appearances in rugby league and scored 959 points

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Rob Wainwright

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Robert Iain Wainwright is a former rugby union footballer who was capped 37 times for Scotland and once for the British Lions. He played flanker. Rob has played for London Scottish, Glasgow Warriors, West Hartlepool and Army Rugby Union

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Rob Howley

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Robert Howley is a former Welsh rugby union footballer. He was considered one of the greatest ever scrum-halves and gained 59 caps for Wales, 22 of them as captain. Rob played for Bridgend, Cardiff and Wasps, he also won the Heinenken cup with London Wasps. He has also 2 British and Irish Lions caps. Rob is also Assisstant coach to Wales and has been apart of the coaching staff for the last two Lions tours

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Rob Henderson

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Robert Alexander James Henderson is a rugby union footballer who plays at centre for Esher RFC. He has represented Ireland with 32 caps and toured with the 2001 British and Irish Lions. Robert also played for London Irish, London Wasps, Munster and Toulon

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Rob Andrew

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Christopher Robert “Rob” Andrew MBE, nicknamed “Squeaky”, is a former English rugby union footballer and currently Director of Operations at the RFU. He was formerly the Director of Rugby of Newcastle Falcons. Rob played for Nottingham RFC, London Wasps and Newcastle Falcons

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Richard Hill

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Richard Hill MBE is a former rugby union footballer who played flanker for Saracens and England which he was part of the squad that won the 2003 World Cup, Richard also went onto make 71 appearances for his country and finish with 5 caps for the British and Irish Lions

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Richard Cockerill

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Richard Cockerill is a former English rugby union footballer. Joining Leicester Tigers, he established himself as the B of the “ABC club” alongside Graham Rowntree and Darren Garforth. And now current Leicester Tigers head coach and has ledt the side to one Guiness Premiership title

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Phillipe St Andres

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Richard Hill MBE is a former rugby union footballer who played flanker for Saracens and England which he was part of the squad that won the 2003 World Cup, Richard also went onto make 71 appearances for his country and finish with 5 caps for the British and Irish Lions

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Philippe Sella

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Philippe Bernat-Salles is a retired French Rugby Union player, usually playing as a wing.  His final international tally is of 41 caps with 26 tries, summing up to 130 points scored. Philippe also made appearances for Biaritz, Pau and Bordeaux

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Philippe Bernat-Salles

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Philippe Bernat-Salles is a retired French Rugby Union player, usually playing as a wing.  His final international tally is of 41 caps with 26 tries, summing up to 130 points scored. Philippe also made appearances for Biaritz, Pau and Bordeaux

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Willie J McBride

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>William James McBride, MBE, better known as Willie John McBride is a former rugby union footballer who played as a lock for Ireland where he appeared 63 times and the British and Irish Lions where he was apart of 5 tours

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Will Greenwood

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William John Heaton “Will” Greenwood, MBE is an English former rugby union player of the 1990s and 2000s. In 2006, after 55 England English rugby union caps and 31 tries. will was also part of the 2003 World Cup winning squad, he announced his retirement at the end of the 2005/6 season. After rugby Will decided to work for Sky Sports as a pundit

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Will Carling

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William David Charles Carling, OBE is a former Rugby union player for Harlequins, and a former captain of England from 1988 to 1996, winning 72 caps. After his rugby career ended he became a TV pundit on rugby union. He has also worked as a motivational speaker and in 2001 founded Will Carling Management Ltd, a corporate hospitality company which is also involved in the rugby social networking website “Rucku”

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Wade Dooley

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Wade Dooley is a former England rugby union international who played lock forward. Wade played for England and made 57 appearances for his national side and also made 2 appearances for the British and Irish Lions

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Tommy Martyn

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Tommy Martyn is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. Tommy Martyn played for St Helens in the Rugby League Premiership and, subsequently, Super League. He also played for Oldham and Leigh Centurions

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Tom Smith

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Tom made over 60 appearances for Scotland in an international career spanning over 8 years.

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Terry O’Connor

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Terry O’Connor is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. A Great Britain, England and Ireland international and Lancashire representative Prop or Second-row forward, he played his club rugby for English clubs Salford, Wigan and Widnes.

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Stuart Barnes

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Stuart Barnes is a former English rugby union footballer, and now rugby commentator for Sky Sports. Barnes played fly-half for Newport RFC, Bristol, Bath; and represented England and the British Lions at international level

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Steve Smith

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>Stephen James Smith is a former England international rugby union player

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Steve Hanley

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Steven Melvyn Hanley is a former rugby union footballer who played on the wing for the Sale Sharks, signing with the club in 1998. He was Sale’s “Player of the Year” in 2004 and then the following year won the premiership title with the club, but he only made 1 England appearance.

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Philip de Glanville

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Philip Ranulph de Glanville is a former English rugby union player who played at centre for Bath and made 189 appearances for the club and also made 38 appearances for England. In total he won 38 caps for England.

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Phil Vickery

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Philip John Vickery MBE is a former English rugby union tighthead prop and member of the England squad. He was a member of England’s World Cup winning squad in 2003, playing in all seven matches in the tournament, and is a former England captain. Phil also played for Gloucester and London Wasps

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Phil Greening

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Phil Greening is a former English rugby union footballer. Greening finished his rugby career with London Wasps in 2005. During his career he earned 24 caps for England, as well as going to Australia with the British and Irish Lions in 2001. Phil made appearances for Gloucester and Sale Sharks

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Phil Bennett

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Phillip Bennett is a former Welsh international rugby union fly half from 1969 to 1978. His flair and range of tricks, including his famous sidestep and swerve, meant he was a firm favourite with crowds. Phil played for Felinfoel RFC, Llanelli RFC and Barbarian RFC

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Paul Sculthorpe

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Paul Sculthorpe is an English retired rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. Paul played for Warrington Wolves and St. Helens where he played for 11 years making 249 appearances and scoring 1232. Paul also made 4 appearances for England and 26 for Great Britain

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Peter Wheeler

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Peter John Wheeler is a former England international rugby union player who played hooker and is Chief Executive of Leicester Tigers. Peter appeared for Leicester 349 times and gained 41 caps for England and 7 for the British and Irish Lions

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Paul Wallace

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>Paul Stephen Wallace is a former Irish rugby union player who played tight head prop for Ireland and the British and Irish Lions. He went on to win 46 caps for Ireland between 1995 and 2002. Paul also played for Saracens and Leinster

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Paul Rendall

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Paul Anthony Rendall is a former English rugby union player. He played as a prop. Rendall played for London Wasps. He had 28 caps for England, from 1984, when he was already 30 years old, to 1991, without ever scoring

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Nigel Redman

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Nigel Redman in Cardiff is a retired England International rugby union lock and played for Bath. Since retiring he has coached the England U19 team and been an after dinner speaker and commentator on Sky Sports

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Nick Farr-Jones

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Nicholas Campbell Farr-Jones AM is a former Australian rugby union footballer. His position was scrum-half. He is probably best remembered for winning the 1991 Rugby World Cup with his team against England.  Farr-Jones was capped 63 times for Australia, including 36 as captain

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Neil Jenkins

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Neil Jenkins MBE is a former rugby union football player and current coach. He played fly-half, centre, or full back for Pontypridd, Cardiff, Celtic Warriors, Wales and the British and Irish Lions. Neil made 87 caps for Wales and scoring 1049 points for national team

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Mike Tindall

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Michael James Tindall, MBE is an English rugby player who plays outside centre for Gloucester Rugby and has captained the England team. Mike was part of the 2003 Englan World cup winning side and has recently married into the Royal family. Mike also previously played for bath where he made 85 appearances

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Mike Teague

Daryl Powell

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Michael Clive Teague is a former England and British Lions rugby union footballer.

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Mike Lewis

Daryl Powell

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Mike has played some First Class Rugby for ; some Fair Cricket; some Sub-Standard Snooker and some Incredibly Bad Golf! After Dinner Speaker at sporting, corporate, social, charity and fundraising events. He has spoken at over 2000 gatherings and is held in high regard by hosts and co-speakers alike

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Mike Gibson

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Cameron Michael Henderson Gibson MBE is a former rugby union footballer who represented Ireland who he made 69 caps for and the British and Irish Lions at international level

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Mike Forshaw

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Michael “Mike” Forshaw is an English professional rugby league and rugby union footballer of the 1980s, ’90s and 2000s, coach. He began his playing career with Wigan in 1987 and went on to play for Wakefield Trinity, Bradford Bulls & Warrington Wolves.

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Mike Catt

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Michael John “Mike” Catt OBE is a South African-born former English rugby union footballer who played for London Irish and Bath. He earned 75 international caps for England and played in two World Cup Finals, in 2003 and 2007 and was the player to kick the ball out off field in the 2003 World Cup. Mike has gone into coaching with London Irish

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Mickey Skinner

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Michael Gordon Skinner, also known as Mickey, Mick, and Mike, is a former English rugby union player who played at flanker for Harlequins and England. During his career Skinner won a total of 21 caps for England

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Mick Morgan

Daryl Powell

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Mick Morgan is an English professional rugby league footballer and coach playing at representative level for England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity, and Carlisle during the era of contested scrums, and at club level has coached for Castleford.

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Michael Owen

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A rugby player, he played for Saracens at club level and Wales internationally, having previously represented Newport Gwent Dragons in the Magners League.

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Michael Lynagh

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Michael Patrick Lynagh is a former Australian rugby union footballer who played as a Fly-half. Lynagh represented Australia from 1984 to 1995 and was rewarded with 72 caps, playing at both inside centre and fly half. He played for Queensland as well as having a brief spell with Saracens. Michael has also won the World Cup with Australia.

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Matt Dawson

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Matthew James Sutherland “Matt” Dawson, MBE is a retired English rugby union player who played scrum half for Wasps and Northampton Saints. He won 77 caps for his country in total, including nine as captain. He is England’s most capped scrum half and World Cup winning player in 2003

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Martin Offiah

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Martin Offiah MBE is an English former rugby league and rugby union footballer had a career that spanned over 14 years and has been capped by England rugby league and Great Britain

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Jon Callard

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Martin Offiah MBE is an English former rugby league and rugby union footballer had a career that spanned over 14 years and has been capped by England rugby league and Great Britain

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Martin Corry

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Martin Edward Corry MBE is a retired English rugby union footballer who played at number eight, blindside flanker or lock for Bristol Rugby and Leicester Tigers and represented England and the British and Irish Lions. Martin was part of England’s 2003 World Cup-winning squad
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Martin Bayfield

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Martin Christopher Bayfield is an English former rugby union footballer who played lock forward for Northampton Saints, Bedford Blues and England, gaining 31 England and 3 Lions caps.
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Mark Regan

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Mark ‘Ronnie’ Regan MBE is an English rugby union player. He has played as a hooker for Bristol, Bath, Leeds Tykes as well as England and the British Lions.

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Mark Cueto

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Martin Christopher Bayfield is an English former rugby union footballer who played lock forward for Northampton Saints, Bedford Blues and England, gaining 31 England and 3 Lions caps.

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Luke McAlister

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Charles Luke McAlister is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. He plays Fly half and inside centre. In 2007 Luke joined sale sharks for two year before returning back to New Zealand to play for the blus till 2011 which is when he joined the french side Tolouse

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Adedayo Adebayo

Adedayo Adeyemi Adebayo is a rugby union footballer, who played on the wing for England 8 times between 1996 and 1998. He played club rugby for Bath and Parma and then went on to coach the Scottish based sevens side, Bone Steelers.

Alex Murphy

Alex J. Murphy OBE “Murphy The Mouth” is an English former professional rugby league footballer and coach of the mid to late 20th century. Alex played fot St Helens, Leigh and Warrington aswell as representing Great Britain and England.

Adrian Morley

Adrian Morley is a professional rugby league footballer for the Salford red Devils of Super League. England`s most capped player. Hes previously played for Leeds Rhino’s, Sydney Roosters, Bradford Bulls and Warrington Wolves.

Andrew Sheridan

Andrew Sheridan

Andrew Sheridan is an English rugby union player and musician, who plays loosehead prop for Toulon in France. Andrew is Renowned for being one of the biggest props in the game and really made this apparent whilst playing at Sale Sharks where he won the premiership with the club. Andrew has also made 2 caps for the British and Irish Lions.

Andy Farrell

Andy Farrell

Andrew D. “Andy” Farrell OBE is an English former professional dual-code international rugby footballer of the 1990s and 2000s.  Andy was a Multi-dimensional player in both League and Union, being able to play a numerous amount of positions around the park. Andy enjoyed a long career with Wigan and Great Britain before switching codes to union to go and play for Saracens as well as England where he was part of 2007 World Cup squad, where England just missed out in retaining the world cup. Andy is now a coach for the England rugby Union side and was apart of the British and Irish Lions coaching staff for the Australia tour.

Andy Gomarsall

Andy Gomarsall

Andrew Charles Thomas Gomarsall MBE is a former rugby union player who played at scrum-half for Leeds Carnegie, London Wasps, Bedford, Gloucester, Worcester, Harlequins and England. Andy was apart of both the 2003 and 2007 World Cup campaigns with England.

Andy Nicol

Andy Nicol

Andrew Douglas Nicol, is a former rugby union player and the first British player to lift the Heineken Cup as captain of Bath Rugby. He also played for Glasgow Warriors for four years whilst making 23 caps for Scotland.

Austin Healey

Austin Healey

Austin Sean Healey is a former English rugby union player, who played as a utility back for Leicester Tigers, and has represented the England national rugby union team and the British Lions.

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Barrie McDermott

An English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s (decade). He played his club football at Oldham, Wigan Warriors, Leeds Rhinos (with whom he won both a Super League Championship and Challenge Cup final), Bramley and Widnes.

Barry John

Barry John is a former Welsh rugby union fly-half who played, during the amateur era of the sport, in the 1960s and early 1970s. John won 25 caps for the Wales national team and 5 for the British Lions.

Ben Clarke

Ben Clarke

Ben Clarke, is a former England international rugby union player. Clarke played for Bath Rugby from 1992 to 1996, before joining Richmond F.C. as the first £1-million player. Ben later returned to Bath as captain before moving onto Worcester in 2001.

Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen

Benjamin Christopher “Ben” Cohen, MBE is an activist and former England rugby union international player who was part of the 2003 England World Cup winning squad. Ben enjoyed a career with Northampton Saints, Brive and Sale Sharks before retiring in 2011.

Ben Kay

Ben Kay

Benedict James Kay MBE is a retired English international rugby union footballer who played Second row forward for Leicester Tigers and England as well as being part of the squad that won the 2003 World Cup squad.

Bill Beaumont

Bill Beaumont

William “Bill” Blackledge Beaumont CBE was captain of the England rugby union team at a time when they struggled to win games. His greatest moment as captain was the unexpected 1980 Grand Slam. He played as a lock. He is currently the vice – chairman to the IRB and current RFU chairman.

Bobby Windsor

Bobby Windsor

Robert William Windsor, known as Bobby and nicknamed “The Duke”, is a former rugby union player who gained 28 rugby union caps for Wales as a hooker between 1973 and 1979. Windsor published his autobiography in October 2010 entitled ‘The Iron Duke’.

Brad Barritt

Brad Barritt

Bradley Barritt is a South African born rugby union player who plays for Saracens in the Aviva Premiership. He has made sixteen appearances for England, scoring five tries. Brad has also gained caps for the British and Irish Lions

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson is a former Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Warrington Wolves of the Super League. Brett also spent some time in the NRL with the west tigers, parramatta eels and the western suburbs.

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Brian Carney

Brian Carney is an Irish professional rugby league commentator and former dual-code rugby international player. Brian played for a number of rugby league teams such as; Hull, Wigan Warriors, Newcastle Knights and Warrington Wolves. He then switched codes to rugby union and signed with Munster.

Brian Moore

Brian Moore

Brian Christopher Moore (born 11 January 1962)[1] is an English former rugby union footballer. He played as a hooker, and is a rugby presenter and pundit for BBC Sport. He qualified as a Rugby Football Union referee in February 2010.

Brian O'Driscoll

Brian O’Driscoll

Brian Gerald O’Driscoll is an Irish professional rugby union player. He is the current captain of the Ireland Rugby team and captained Leinster Rugby until the start of 2008 season. Brian is regarded as one of the best Centres to have played the game, he has been voted IRB player of the year three times.

Charlie Hodgson

Charlie Hodgson

Charles Christopher Hodgson is an English rugby union footballer. He plays fly-half for Saracens and England. He is also the leading Premiership points scorer of all time. Charlie enjoyed an 11 year period with sale sharks where he made 200 appearances, he then in 2011 moved to Saracens where he is currently playing.

Clive Woodward

Clive Woodward

Sir Clive Ronald Woodward OBE is an English former rugby union player and coach. He was coach of the England team from 1997 to 2004, managing them to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Later moved onto the director of football at southampton for a short period then became director of Elite performance for the british olympic association.

Conor O`Shea

Conor O`Shea

Conor Michael Patrick O’Shea is a former rugby union player who played at full back and occasionally at out-half and centre for Ireland, Lansdowne R.F.C., Leicester and London Irish. He also went onto make thirty five caps for Ireland and to coach London Irish and currently Harlequins.

Craig Chalmers

Craig Chalmers

Craig Minto Chalmers is a former Scottish rugby union footballer for Melrose. The fly-half represented Scotland and the British Lions at international level. He was capped 60 times for Scotland. Craig played for Melrose, Harlequins, Worcester and pertemps bees.

Damian Hopley

Damian Hopley

Damian Hopley is a former rugby union player for London Wasps and England. His position of choice was on the wing or in the centres. Hopley won 3 caps for England and retired in 1998 after injuries forced him to retire at the age of 27.

Danny Cipriani

Danny Cipriani

Daniel Jerome Cipriani is an English rugby union footballer. He plays fly-half, centre and fullback. He has played for London Wasps, Melbourne Rebels, Sale Sharks and England. Danny has made seven caps for England. Danny was also the first Englishman to sign with a Australian rugby union outfit.

Danny Grewcock

Danny Grewcock

Daniel Jonathan Grewcock MBE is a retired English rugby union rugby lock who played for Bath, England and the British and Irish Lions. He also spent time at Coventry RFC and Saracens. Grewcock was in the squad for the 2003 World Cup, but unfortunately missed out in the tournament due to breaking his hand in the group stage vs Uruguay.

Darren Garforth

Darren Garforth

Darren Garforth is a former international rugby union footballer who played tighthead prop for Leicester Tigers and England. Garforth was eventually dropped from the England side in favour of Phil Vickery, but would continue to make some caps, his 25th and final cap coming against Italy in 2000.

Daryl Powell

Daryl Powell

Daryl A. Powell is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s, ’90s and 2000s, and current coach. He is now the head coach of Castleford Tigers Rugby League football club.

David Campese

David Campese

David Ian Campese, also known as Campo, is a former Australian rugby union player. Campese was capped by the Wallabies 101 times.

David Duckham

David Duckham

David John Duckham MBE is a retired English rugby union player. He played 36 games for England from 1969 to 1976 and scored 10 tries.

David Flatman

David Luke Flatman or ‘Flats’ is a former rugby player. He was a prop for Bath and the England national rugby union team. He made 8 caps with the England national team.

David Sole

David Sole is a former Scottish rugby union footballer who made 44 appearances for his country. He played at Edinburgh Academicals and Bath rugby club throughout his career and gain three British and Irish Lions caps.

Dean Richards

Dean Richards is a former England and British & Irish Lions rugby union player. He had a long career at Leicester which is where he went onto make  314 appearances for the club, he then went onto coach the team as well as many others.

Denis Betts

Denis C. Betts is an English rugby league coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the Widnes Vikings in the Super League. Denis started his career at Wigan in which he was there for 9 years before moving to the Auckland Warriors where he was for two years before he returned to Wigan to finish of his career.

Derek Quinnell

Derek Leslie Quinnell, won 23 rugby union caps for Wales both as a lock-forward and as a number eight.

Dewi Morris

Dewi Morris is a former rugby union footballer, who played scrum half for England. Morris made his England debut in 1988 against Australia. He had won 26 caps in total. He was the British and Irish Lions 1993 Scrum half. Dewi in now a pundit on Sky Sports.

Doddie Weir

George “Doddie” Weir, is a Scottish Rugby Union player, in the lock position. Doddie has won 61 Scottish caps and played for Newcastle Falcons.

Dr Terry Crystal

Dr. Terry Crystal is a sports doctor and after dinner speaker. He has a passion for all sports and played over 150 games for Harrogate Rugby. He also captained Wednesday fun side-York Unicorns for many years.

Dusty Hare

William Henry “Dusty” Hare MBE is a former international England rugby union footballer, who played fullback. Hare currently holds the world record for points scored in a first class rugby career with 7,337 points. Dusty played at Nottingham R.F.C. and Leicester Tigers for a career that spanned out over 18 years. Dusty also gained 25 England caps and a call up to the 1983 Lions tour.

Fergus Slattery

John Fergus Slattery is a former rugby union player who represented Ireland. Fergus earned 61 caps for Ireland with 18 of them being Captain of the squad.

Finlay Calder

Finlay Calder is a Scottish former rugby union player. Calder played at open side flanker and won 34 caps representing Scotland from 1986-91.

Fran Cotton

Francis Edward Cotton is a former rugby union prop forward who played for England and the British Lions. His clubs included Coventry R.F.C. and Sale. After retiring, he remained in rugby administration and founded a clothing company. He also captained the English team three times.

Francois Pienaar

Jacobus Francois Pienaar is a South African former rugby union player. He played flanker for South Africa from 1993 until 1996, winning 29 international caps, all of them as captain. In 1997 Francois left South Africa to become a player coach at Saracens which he did for three years before becoming just a coach in 2000.

Gareth Chilcott

Gareth James Chilcott is a former rugby union player, who played at prop for Bath and England. Gareth made 373 appearances for bath and was capped 14 times for England.

Gareth Cooper

Gareth Cooper is a former Wales international rugby union player who played in the scrum-half position. Gareth made 46 appearances for Wales, whilst enjoying spells in both English and Welsh domestic rugby.

Sir Gareth Edwards

Gareth Owen Edwards CBE is a former Welsh rugby union footballer who played scrum-half. In 2007, former England captain Will Carling published his list of the ’50 Greatest Rugby players’ in The Telegraph. Between 1967 and 1978 Edwards won 53 caps for Wales, including 13 as captain.

Garin Jenkins

Garin Jenkins is a former Wales international rugby union player. He is one of the most capped Welsh hookers having attained 58 caps in his career. Garin played at Swansea RFC.

Garry Schofield

Garry E. Schofield OBE is an English retired professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 1990s. Garry played for Hull, Balmain Tigers, Leeds, Western Suburbs and Huddersfield. From playing at Huddersfield he went on to coach for one year at Huddersfield.

Gavin Hastings

Andrew Gavin Hastings, OBE is a former Scotland rugby union player. He is frequently considered one of the best, if not the best, rugby player to come out of Scotland.  In total he has won 61 caps for Scotland, 20 of which as captain. He also made six appearances for the British and Irish Lions.

Geoff Cooke

Geoff Cooke OBE is a former England Rugby coach and manager of the British and Irish Lions.

Geordan Murphy

Geordan Edward Andrew Murphy is an Irish rugby union rugby player and plays fullback or wing for the English club Leicester Tigers where he made 316 appearances and is a former Irish international with 74 caps.

Gerald Davies

Thomas Gerald Reames Davies CBE is one of the acknowledged greats of Welsh rugby, playing for the side between 1966 and 1978. All in all, he was capped 46 times for his country. He was also a regular fixture within the Barbarians squad between 1966 and 1977.

Graham Henry

Sir Graham William Henry KNZM is a New Zealand rugby union coach, and former head coach of the country’s national team, the All Blacks. He played rugby union for Canterbury and cricket for Otago in the Plunket Shield. First a school teacher he got his first opportunity with the Aukland provincial side, but also coached the Blues whre they won two super 12 titles. Graham has also won the World Cup with New Zealand in 2011 which was his last tournament in charge of the Kiwi’s.

Graham Price

Graham Price MBE is a former Welsh rugby union player who won 41 caps for Wales as a prop forward. Graham also represented pontypool and Barbarians.

Graham Rowntree

Graham Christopher Rowntree is a former English rugby union player. He played loosehead prop for Leicester Tigers where he made 398 appearances and England. He was capped 54 times for England. Graham has since had many coaching roles, such as; Leicester, England and the British and Irish Lions.

Gregor Townsend

Gregor Peter John Townsend MBE is a former Scottish rugby union player. He represented both Scotland and the British and Irish Lions winning 82 caps for Scotland (twice as captain) and two for the Lions.

Ian Balshaw

Iain Robert Balshaw, MBE is a rugby footballer who plays on the wing or at full back for Biarritz. Iain was also part of the England 2003 World Cup squad what lifted the Web Ellis trophy, Iain also was called upto the Lions squad in 2001 where he made 3 appearances.

Ian McGeechan

Sir Ian Robert McGeechan OBE is a Scottish former rugby union player and coach. He played for Headingley and made his debut for Scotland in 1972. He won thirty-two caps, playing at fly-half and centre. He captained Scotland on nine occasions.  Ian Is well Known for his coaching of the British and Irish Lions squad, he has been part of the set up for five tours.

Ian Robertson

Ian Robertson is a Scottish-born broadcaster, writer and former international rugby player. He is best known as a rugby union commentator for BBC Radio.

Ieuan Evans

Ieuan Evans is a former rugby union player who played on the wing for Wales and the British and Irish Lions. He went on to win 72 caps for Wales and scored 33 tries. Ieuan has a blog on BBC for Rugby Union and in 2007 was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame.

Jason Leonard

Jason Leonard OBE, aka “The Fun Bus” is an English former rugby union prop forward who held the world record for winning the most international caps until 2005.  Leonard has 119 caps (114 for England). As an England player, Leonard won the highest international accolades possible including the Rugby World Cup which was evidently his last major international tournament.

Jason Robinson

Jason Thorpe Robinson OBE is an English former dual-code international rugby union and rugby league player of the 1990s and 2000s.  Playing at wing or fullback, he won fifty-one rugby union international test caps in total for England, and in rugby league he won twelve caps for Great Britain and seven for England. Jason was a key Figure in the 2003 World Cup Winning Squad, which is where he scored a try in the Final Against Australia, as well as England Jason was a key figure for sale sharks where he made 159 appearances, scoring 248 points and also led them to there first premiership title in the 2005 – 2006 season.

Jeff Probyn

Jeff Probyn is an English former Rugby Union player. After retirement from playing, Probyn was a member of Club England, the Rugby Football Union Committee. He was the manager of the England U21 team from 1994 to 1997.

Jeremy Davidson

Jeremy Davidson is a rugby union lock who played club rugby for Dungannon RFC, Ulster, London Irish and Castres Olympique. At international level he represented Ireland with 32 caps and also represented the British and Irish Lions.

Jeremy Guscott

Jeremy Clayton Guscott is a former rugby union outside centre who played for Bath where he made 266 appearances and scored  710 points, Jeremy also represented England and the British and Irish Lions. Jeremy can now be seen as a pundit on BBC.

Jim Telfer

James “Jim” Telfer is a Scottish rugby union coach and a former rugby player. Telfer gained twenty one caps for scotland. Telfer played for Melrose FC and the South of Scotland. Jim also made 6 appearances for the British and Irish Lions and has been part of the coaching set up there for two tours.

Jodie Broughton

Jodie Broughton is a rugby league player for the Huddersfield Giants in the Super League and former players for Hull FC and Salford City Reds. He is the half-brother of former Leeds teammate Jamie Jones-Buchanan and is considered by many to be the fastest player in the competition.

Joe Roff

Joe Roff is a retired Australian rugby union footballer and a product of the Tuggeranong Vikings Rugby Union Club in Canberra.  Of his 86 caps, 62 were won in consecutive games from 1996 to 2001.

John Beattie

John Ross Beattie is a Scottish former international rugby union player. Beattie earned a total of 25 caps playing for Scotland.

John Bentley

John Bentley is an English former dual-code international Rugby League and Rugby Union wing. He made 101 appearances during his professional career.

John Dawes

Sydney John Dawes OBE is a former Welsh rugby union player, playing at centre, and later coach. He captained London Welsh, Wales, the Barbarians and the British Lions. He was made an OBE in the 1972 New Years Honours List for services to sport.

John Devereux

John Anthony Devereux is a Welsh former dual-code rugby football international. In 1989 he toured with the British and Irish Lions.  After retiring from playing he became head coach of the Wales rugby league team.

John Eales

John “Jellyback” Eales AM is an Australian former rugby union player and the most successful captain in the history of Australian rugby. Eales’ 55-cap reign as captain marked an era of Australian success in world rugby. John was Kicking second row which led him to be on the all – time scoring lists for Australia.

John Taylor

John Taylor is a former Welsh International who played for The British & Irish Lions and made appearances for London Welsh RFC, Loughborough colleges, London Counties and Surrey.