Peter RossboroughPeter Rossborough


Peter Alec Rossborough, born on June 30, 1948, in Coventry, England, is a renowned former rugby union international who represented England from 1971 to 1975. A native of Coventry, Rossborough attended King Henry VIII School where he played rugby. He furthered his education at Durham University, playing for the university rugby team and graduating in 1971. Professionally, Rossborough was a dedicated educator, teaching English and French at Woodlands Comprehensive School before eventually becoming the headmaster at Ashlawn School.

List of Teams and Years Played

  • Coventry R.F.C. (1970s)

International Appearances

Peter Rossborough made his international debut for England on January 16, 1971, at the Cardiff Arms Park in a match against Wales. During his international career, he earned 7 caps for England, scoring a total of 34 points through 1 try, 3 conversions, 7 penalties, and 1 drop goal. He played his final match for England on February 1, 1975, at Twickenham against France.

Significant Moments in His Sporting Life

  1. International Debut: Rossborough made his first appearance for England on January 16, 1971, against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park.
  2. Club Success: As a member of Coventry R.F.C., Rossborough helped the team secure the John Player Cup in both 1973 and 1974.
  3. Sevens Triumphs: Rossborough was part of the England team that won the 1973 International Seven-A-Side Tournament, the first sevens tournament featuring national representative sides.
  4. Coaching Glory: He managed the England squad to victory in the inaugural World Cup Sevens held in 1993, showcasing his leadership and strategic acumen.

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