Alan Phillips (rugby)

Alan Phillips
Personal information
Full name Alan J. Phillips
Date of birth (1954-08-21) 21 August 1954
Place of birth Wales
Senior clubs*
YearsClubApps (points)
Cardiff0 (0)
Representative teams**
1979-1987Wales18 (0)
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only and
correct as of 12:16, 5 December 2011 (UTC).
** Representative team caps and points correct
as of 12:16, 5 December 2011 (UTC).
For the chess champion, see Alan Phillips (chess player).

Alan John Phillips (born 21 August 1954) is a former Wales international rugby union player. A hooker, he played his club rugby for Cardiff RFC his modern game of forward play being so impressive that Cardiff selectors played him straight out of youth rugby (Kenfig Hill RFC). Phillips scored 162 tries in 481 appearances for Cardiff RFC. He toured South Africa with the British and Irish Lions in 1980 and was in the Wales squad for the 1987 Rugby World Cup. He won 18 caps for Wales between 1979 - 1987.

Phillips has been Wales Team Manager since the Autumn of 2002, winning 3 Grand Slams as Team Manager (2005, 2008 & 2012).


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