Peter Winterbottom

Peter Winterbottom
Full name Peter James Winterbottom
Date of birth (1960-05-31) 31 May 1960
Place of birth Otley, West Yorkshire
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 94 kg (14 st 11 lb)
School Rossall School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)

Hawkes Bay
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1983, 1993
British and Irish Lions

Peter James Winterbottom (born 31 May 1960 in Otley, West Yorkshire), is a former England rugby union footballer who played as an openside flanker. He was England's most-capped openside (with 58 caps) until being overtaken by Neil Back in 2003. He made his England debut on 2 January 1982 against Australia, and his final appearance on 20 March 1993 against Ireland.

Winterbottom was known for his work rate, durability, hard tackling and courage. He was selected on two British and Irish Lions tours in 1983 and 1993, both to New Zealand, where he impressed the locals with his fine play, albeit on losing sides. He was the second England player to reach 50 caps, after Rory Underwood, and was inducted onto the Twickenham "Wall of Fame" in November 2005.[1]

Winterbottom played club rugby for Headingley, Harlequins and also for Hawkes Bay in New Zealand and Transvaal in South Africa

After rugby

Since his playing career ended, Winterbottom carved out a career in finance. He worked as a money broker for BGC Partners alongside Ben Clarke,[2] but left BGC in 2008 to join interdealer broker Creditex.


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