Phil de Glanville – Former Bath and England Rugby Centre.
Phil de Glanville, (nicknamed “Hollywood” because of his good looks), was born on October 1st, 1968 in Loughborough.
Whilst studying Politics and Economics, Phil played for Durham University. Subsequently winning an Oxford Blue and whilst at Oxford University he represented England U21s.
He joined Bath in 1990, and made his England debut against South Africa in 1992 and made his debut in the Five Nations soon after when he came on as replacement against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park.
In 1996, Phil de Glanville succeeded Will Carling as the England captain and led his country to five wins in eight matches. Phil was an ever present in the squad from 1992 to the 1999 World Cup
He played for 12 years at Bath rugby club, including captaining the team for an unprecedented 5 years, winning 3 league and cup doubles and the European cup in 1998.
Phil de Glanville finished his international career with 38 caps and 8 tries to his name. He retired from playing in May 2001