Peter Winterbottom MBE is a former Harlequins, British & Irish Lions and England Rugby Player
Born in Horsforth, West Yorkshire in 1960, he played in 58 Tests for England, winning two Grand Slams (’91 & ’93) and reaching the World Cup final in 1991.
He toured with the British and Irish Lions to New Zealand in 1983 and 1993, playing in 19 games including seven tests.
Winterbottom was the second player, after Rory Underwood, to reach 50 caps for his country.
Peter Winterbottom attended Rossall School and Seale Hayne agricultural college.
He combined his early England career with his day job as a farmer, but this soon changed as the game took him around the world.
He played provincial rugby in New Zealand for Hawkes Bay and Transvaal in South Africa.
After playing for Headingly, Peter later moved to Harlequins, whereas Captain he led the club to 3 cup finals.
Following retirement from Rugby, ‘Wints’ carved out a 24-year career in the City as a Eurobond and derivatives broker.
In 1994 Peter was awarded the MBE for his services to Rugby.
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