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Graham Rowntree

Name

Graham Rowntree

Born

Born: 18.04.71 | Stockton-on-Tees

Union

Harlequins

Playing Career

Nuneaton (1981-88), Leicester Tigers (1988-2007), Barbarians, England (1995-2006), British & Irish Lions (1997, 2005)

Coaching Career

Leicester Tigers Assistant Coach (2006-07), RFU National Academy and England Specialist Coach (June 2007), England Forwards Coach (August 2008-to date), British & Irish Lions Assistant Coach (2009, 2013)

Wig, as he’s affectionately known, has toured twice with the British and Irish Lions as a player in 2007 and 2005 and was a coach on both the 2009 tour to South Africa and the victorious 2013 tour to Australia.

With 398 appearances for Leicester’s first team, 54 caps for England and two caps for the British and Irish Lions, Graham has a wealth of playing knowledge to draw on and that helped forge him into one of the top forwards coaches in the world.

Born in Stockton-on-Tees, Graham was educated at John Cleveland College in Leicestershire before joining Leicester Tigers from Nuneaton in 1988. Throughout the 90s he formed one part of the famous ‘ABC club’ alongside Richard Cockerill and Darren Garforth in the front row and went on to win five Premiership titles and three Heineken Cups.

His first full England cap came against Scotland in the Five Nations tournament in 1995 and he went on to play in the 1995 and 1999 Rugby World Cups.

Graham cut his coaching teeth at Leicester before being involved with the England National Academy. From there, Graham progressed to England Scrum Coach and then Assistant Coach as part of Martin Johnson’s backroom staff which won the 2011 Six Nations.

He was England Forwards coach between 2012 and the 2015 Rugby World Cup before joining Harlequins.

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