David Powell (rugby union)

David Lewes "Piggy" Powell (born 17 May 1942)[1] is a former England international rugby union player.

He was capped eleven times by England as a prop between 1966 and 1971.[2]

Powell was selected for the 1966 British Lions tour to Australia and New Zealand, but did not play in any of the internationals.

He played club rugby for Northampton, playing 370 times over 15 seasons from 1963 to 1978, including four seasons as captain. He coached the Northampton team in the mid-1980s. As of 2012 he is the head groundsman at Northampton's Franklin's Gardens ground, sometimes irreverently referred to as "Piggy's Patch".[3]


  1. Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. pp. 12:9. ISBN 0-460-07003-7.
  2. Griffiths, page 1:40-1:42
  3. David Powell

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