Internationals 

 

THE FOLLOWING WERE CAPPED WHILE MOSELEY PLAYERS

 

Francis Alban BYRNE (01/04/1873-1949) ENGLAND (1897) 1 cap.

 

Frank Byrne who also represented the Midland Counties made his only international appearance, as a centre, against Wales in 1897 in a team that included his brother Fred at fulll back more. He also played golf for Warwickshire.

 
James Frederick BYRNE (19/06/1871-10/05/1954) see also ENGLAND (1894-1899) AND BRITISH ISLES (1896) 13 England caps, 4 British Isles caps.
 

J.F. Byrne was born in Sutton Coldfield and was educated at St. Joseph's College, Rugby before he joined Moseley during the 1886/87 season more.

Fred Byrne, a renowned tackler and drop-kicker and the brother of Frank Byrne, made his England debut, at full back, against Wales, at Birkenhead Park, in 1894 more and was also selected for that season's remaining internationals against Ireland and  Scotland. In the following season, 1894/95, he made two appearances in the games with Ireland and with Scotland. During the match with Scotland Byrne kicked the first penalty goal in England's international history. This was also Fred Byrne's first season as Moseley captain a position he held until the end of the 1898/99 season. Despite only playing for England once in 1896, in the game with Ireland in which he dropped a goal, Byrne was chosen to tour South Africa with the British Isles side. He played in all 21 games of the tour and scored a record number of 127 points. No other player was to score 100 points on a tour of South Africa until 1960.

In 1896/97 Byrne won a further three England caps in the matches with Wales, Ireland and Scotland, scoring two penalties in the Irish game and a conversion and a dropped goal in the Scottish match. Fred Byrne's brother Frank also played in the England side that played Wales more. Fred Byrne captained England three times in 1897-98 in the games with Ireland, Scotland and Wales kicking a penalty goal against Ireland and a conversion against Wales more. In 1898  the  Golden Penny described him as 'probably the best full-back that has ever represented England.' He made his final England appearance at Lansdowne Road in 1899 in the match with Ireland. By the end of his England career Fred Byrne had amassed a total of 24 points from two conversions, two dropped goals and four penalty goals.

Following the end of his international rugby career Byrne served in the South African War of 1899-1900.

Fred Byrne served Moseley as honorary secretary from 1901/02 to 1909/10 and as president from 1910/11 to 1928/29. He also made 18 appearances for the Midland Counties and captained the side. Byrne also played for and was a committee member of the Barbarians.

He also played for Warwickshire County Cricket Club from 1897 to 1907 (captain 1903-07) and played for the Gentlemen v. the Players in 1905 more.

He was a company director and industrialist.

 

Richard Henry Burdon CATTELL (23/03/1871-19/07/1948) ENGLAND (1895-1900) 7 caps (4 while at Moseley, 3 with Blackheath).

 

R.H.B. Cattell was born in Erdington and was educated at Trinity College, Stratford-on-Avon. He made his debut for both Moseley and the Midland Counties while still a schoolboy before going up to Exeter College, Oxford where he was awarded a Blue in 1893. Cattell was elected a member of the Barbarians in 1893/94 and made his England debut at half back in the match with Wales in 1894/95. He also played in that season's two remaining internationals against Ireland and Scotland.

In 1895/96 Cattell decided to play his club rugby in the south and he joined the Blackheath club. He won a further three England caps during that season and scoried two tries in the match against Wales. He was elected captain of Blackheath for 1896/97 but in 1898 he turned to soccer playing for Welwyn A.F.C. (1898-1903) and Tring A.F.C. (1903-06). During his soccer years he did not completely forsake rugby as he turned out for Moseley on a number of occasions. In 1900 he was surpisingly recalled to captain the England rugby side in the match with Wales more.

Cattell was ordained as an Anglican clergyman in 1897 and served as perpetual curate of St. Michael and All Angels, Sunnyside with St. John, Broadway from 1909 before becoming the vicar of St. Michael, Berkhamsted. During the Great War, from 1915, he served as a chaplain to the forces (4th class). From 1923 to 1928 he was rector of Watlington and of Warham St. Margaret, Norwich from 1928 until his death.

 

Alan John CHARRON (b. 27/07/1966) CANADA (1990-2003) 76 caps (8 while at Moseley and 68 while playing for Ottawa Irish, Bristol, Section Paloise Rugby and Union Sportive Daquoise). 

 

Al Charron made his Canada debut in 1990 against Argentina while playing for Ottawa Irish. He was a vital member of the Canadian pack at the 1991 Rugby World Cup when the side defeated both Fiji and Romania and gave hard games to New Zealand and France. In the New Zealand match, in which he scored his first international try, Charron was the only player from Ontario in the team, the other 14 players being from British Columbia. In 1993 he scored a famous try in the Canadian defeat of Wales in Cardiff when he was playing out of position as a flanker rather than in his usual position of lock.

Charron again represented Canada at the 1995 Rugby World Cup and scored tries in the victory over Romania and in the defeat by Australia. In the following year he captained his country in three matches in the Pan American Championship. Al Charron joined Moseley in 1997 and in his first international as a Moseley player he scored a try in the defeat of the United States of America. Also in 1997 he appeared in victories over Hong Kong (twice), Japan and the United States and in defeats by Japan, Wales and Ireland.

He then joined Bristol and played a further 21 times for Canada while with the club. During this time he played in his third Rugby World Cup tournament and captained Canada on six occasions. He was voted Bristol supporters' player of the year in 1998/99 and was awarded the BBC West rugby player of the year award in 1999.

In 2000 Charron moved to French club Pau and played in a further five internationals in all of which he led Canada. Two years later he transferred to another French side, Dax, where he won another seven caps and again led the side on each occasion. At the end of 2002 he returned to Ottawa Irish and was awarded his final four caps and once more captaining the team in each game. His final three Canadian appearances were at the 2003 Rugby World Cup at which tournament he became only the second player to appear in four Rugby World Cups. This feat had previously been acheived by fellow Canadian Gareth Rees. 

 

John Graham COOPER (03/06/1881-26/10/1965) ENGLAND (1909) 2 caps. 

 

J.G. Cooper was educated at King Edward's School, Aston. He played his first adult rugby for Aston Old Edwardians 2nd XV before joining Moseley. He captained the club from 1905/06 to 1909/10 and again in 1911/12. Cooper also played for the Midland Counties. In the period 1908-10 Cooper was a member of a Moseley pack which at that stage was the biggest and heaviest to ever represent the club, averaging nearly 14 stone a man. On occasions Jack Cooper also played at fullback and looked 'the essence of solidity and strength' in the forwards or in the backs.

He made his England debut as a forward in 1909 in the defeat by Australia, at Blackheath. During this game he was entrusted with the attempt to convert England's only try which he missed. His international career came to an end exactly one week later when he won his second and final cap against Wales in Cardiff. In this match he successfully used spoiling tactics from the side of the scrum to prevent Wales playing their normal game, nevertheless the home side were victorious.

During the First World War Cooper served as a captain in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and was mentioned in despatches on 4th January 1917. By profession a solicitor he worked for the Britannic Assurance Co. Ltd. before emigrating to Canada on his retirement. 

 

Martin John COOPER (b. 23/04/1948) ENGLAND (1973-1977) 11 caps. 

 

Martin Cooper was born in Burton-on-Trent and was educated at the town's grammar school and at Wednesfield Grammar School. Before joining Moseley Cooper played for the Wolverhampton club, later in his career he also played for Staffordshire and for the Barbarians. A fly half, he played for the Midlands in the England regional trial in December 1971 made his first two England appearances against France and Scotland in the following season. His third cap was won on tour in New Zealand when he replaced the injured Geoff Evans during the only test match. This was the first time that England defeated New Zealand in New Zealand. Cooper then had a two year wait before making another two international appearances in the games with France and Wales in 1974/75. In the following season he again made two appearances for England, in the matches with Australia and Wales. His final season of international rugby was in 1976/77 when he played in all four of England's Five Nations Championship games and scored a try in the win over Ireland.

Following his England career Martin Cooper captained Moseley for three seasons from 1978/79 to 1980/81 Away from rugby he was employed by a building society. 

 

Barrie James CORLESS (b. 07/11/1945) ENGLAND (1976-1978) 10 caps (9 while at Moseley, 1 while with Coventry). 

 

Barrie Corless was born in Booton, Norfolk and was educated at Wymondham College after which he trained as a teacher. He scored a try on his international debut at centre against Australia in 1976 while playing for Coventry. Following his first England appearance he joined Moseley and his next cap was later in the same season when he replaced the injured Alastair Hignell against Ireland. In 1976/77 Corless played in all four of England's Five Nations Championship matches as he did in the following season. Barrie Corless also played for the Barbarians and was Moseley's director of rugby in 1994-96. 

 

Michael John COULMAN (b. 06/05/1944) ENGLAND (1967-1968) 9 caps. 

 

Mike Coulman was born in Stafford and was educated at the town's Rising Brook Secondary Modern School. He gained his first taste of international rugby when he represented England at under 19 level. On leaving school Coulman joined the Staffordshire County Police and as well as playing for the police rugby side he played club rugby for Stafford. While stationed at Stone he won the Midlands Police heavyweight boxing championship in 1964-65 and captured the Staffordshire Police 100 and 220 yards championships in 1967. In 1967/68 Coulman captained the Staffordshire force's rugby team and later went on to lead the British Police side.

As Mike Coulman's rugby career progressed he joined Moseley and also played county rugby for North Midlands and Staffordshire. He made his international debut at prop against Australia in 1967 and retained his place for all of that season's Five Nations Championship matches. Coulman won his final four England caps in the following year's Five Nations, scoring a try in his last England match against Scotland. He was then selected for the 1968 British Isles tour of South Africa but did not playe in any of the Test matches.

In Septmber 1968 he resigned from the police force, joined Salford Rugby League club and became one of the few Rugby Union forwards to suceed in Rugby League. He made his Salford debut against Rochdale Hornets in the October 1968 andhelped Salford to reach the 1968-69 Rugby League Challenge Cup final. He was the 'Man of The Match' in the 1973/74 Lancashire Cup final which Salford lost and also played in Salford's 1973/74 and 1975/76 First Division Championship sides. During his Rugby League career Coulman scored five tries on three occasions. In 1978/79 he shared a joint testimonial with Colin Dixon.

Mike Coulman's last game for Salford was in April 1983 away at Bramley after which he became the Salford coach until he was sacked in May 1984. He scored 135 tries for Salford and amassed 408 points which included one goal and one dropped goal. He played 441 times for the club and was a subsitute on 22 occasions.

He also represented Lancashire and played for Great Britain in three Rugby League test matches, scoring one try. Coulman also played for England in the 1975 Rugby League World Championship.

Following the end of his involvement with Rugby League Mike Coulman worked as a restaurant manager. 

 

Peter CRANMER (10/09/1914-29/05/1994) ENGLAND (1934-1938) 16 caps (3 while at Moseley, 13 while with Oxford University and Richmond). 

 

Peter Cranmer was born in Acocks Green and was educated at St. Edward's School, Oxford before going up to Christ Church College, Oxford in 1933. He won his first Rugby Blue in 1933/34 and also played for the Barbarians. He was awarded a second Blue in 1934/35. While still at university and in his first year after school Cranmer won his first three England caps, at centre, in 1933/34 against Wales, Ireland and Scotland helping England to win the Triple Crown. In the following season, his last at Oxford, he again played against the other three Home Countries. scoring a dropped goal in the Scottish match.

On coming down from university Cranmer joined the Richmond club and in 1935/36 he appeared four times for England, playing against the three Home Nations and also against New Zealand. In the famous victory over the All Blacks Cranmer dropped a goal and he also scored a try against Scotland. He also made his county debut for North Midlands in 1935/36. Three further international appearances followed in 1936/37 during which he scored a penalty goal in the Ireland match. Cranmer then joined Moseley and made his final three England appearances against Wales, Ireland and Scotland in 1937/38 captaining the side in the first two of those games.

Peter Cranmer also played cricket for Warwickshire between 1934 and 1954, leading the side from 1938 to 1947 and making a total of 166 appearances. In 1944-45 he also played cricket for the Bombay Europeans and the Combined Services. Following his retirement from first-class cricket he played for Cheshire in 1948 more.

He was a member of the Stock Exchange until 1939. In February 1940 he was commissioned in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and shortly afterwards played rugby for the British Army against the French Army in Paris. He served in Egypt and was later seconded to the 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment. In 1941 Peter Cranmer became aide-de-camp to General Sir K.A.N. Anderson and in 1944-45 he served in Burma and was promoted to temporary major. After the war he became a B.B.C. rugby commentator and rugby correspondent of the Sunday Times. 

 

Ryan Clifton Alexander DE LA HARPE (b. 02/09/1982) NAMIBIA (2011) 6 caps. 

 

Scrum half Ryan de la Harpe was born in Walvis Bay, Namibia and represented his country at under-16, under-17 and under-18 level and was also a member of the South Africa under-21 elite squad. Before joining Moseley, in 2010-11, he played club rugby for Sale, Fylde, West Park and Orange Free State University. He has also played representative rugby for Orange Free State and Lancashire. In 2010-11 de la Harpe made 25 appearances for Moseley and scored 25 points.

He made his first three international appearances in the 2011 Nations Cup in Bucharest where he played against Romania, Portugal and Georgia. During the 2011 Rugby World Cup de la Harpe made three appearances as a replacement in the games with Fiji, South Africa and Wales.

Ryan de la Harpe's younger brothers Darryl and Sergio have also played international rugby for Namibia. Darryl has won 12 caps and played with Ryan in the Nations Cup matches, was also a replacement against Fiji and South Africa and was in the starting line-up against Wales. Sergio has won one cap in a match in which Ryan did not feature. 

 

Samuel Arthur DOBLE (09/03/1944-17/09/1977) ENGLAND (1972-1973) 3 caps. 

 

Sam Doble was born in Wolverhampton and was educated at Regis School and St. Paul's College, Cheltenham. After college he joined Moseley and was the club's leading scorer for six consecutive seasons. In 1969/70 he played in the Staffordshire side that won the County Championship for the first time and contributed a record 64 points.

Sam Doble was a prolific accumulator of points and in 1971/72 he amassed a world record 581. This total included 486 points for Moseley (12 tries, 90 conversions, 83 penalty goals and three dropped goals) and 63 for Staffordshire (one try, seven conversions, 13 penalty goals and two dropped goals). For five successive seasons Doble was the leading points scorer in the south of England, the Midlands and south Wales. Also during 1971/72 he was a member of the Moseley side that were beaten finalists in the first R.F.U. Knockout Cup competition, kicking a conversion in the final.

He made his first England appearance, at full back, on tour in South Africa in 1972 when he was a member of the first England side to defeat South Africa in South Africa. He scored 14 of England's 18 points in the Test win comprising one conversion and four penalty goals. In all he made five appearances during the tour and scored 47 points. Doble won two further caps, both in 1973, against New Zealand and against Wales, scoring two penalties in the latter game.

At the end of his career Sam Doble held the record for most points in senior matches (3,651), a record that was overtaken by Dusty Hare while playing in a match at The Reddings.

A schoolmaster, Sam Doble died from cancer at the age of 33. 

 

Aubrey Osler DOWSON M.C. (10/11/1875-05/10/1940) see also ENGLAND (1899) 1 cap.

 

A.O. Dowson attended Rugby School before going up to New College, Oxford. Before university he played for the Manchester club and made one appearance for Leicester. In 1895 he won the first of three consecutive athletics Blues taking part in the shot putt and the hammer. He won his sole Rugby Blue in 1896 and in the following year he helped the New College VIII win the Grand Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta.

On coming down from university Dowson played for Moseley and the Midland Counties and won his only England cap as a forward in the match with Scotland in 1899. He was in business as a manufacturer before, from May 1915, serving in France during the First World War with the 12th Rifle Brigade. He reached the rank of acting major, was mentioned in despatches on 25th May 1917 and was awarded the Military Cross on 1st January 1918. In later life he farmed near Stratford upon Avon.

 

Guy Vincent EVERS (22/11/1874-29/05/1959) BRITISH ISLES (1899) 3 caps.

 

G.V. Evers was born in Stourbridge and was educated at Haileybury College. He played his club rugby as a forward with Moseley and also made an appearance for a Rest of the South XV against London and the Universities. In 1899 he was invited to join the British Isles touring party, led by Rev. Matthew Mullineux, that was to visit Australia. Evers was not selected for the first Test match which the tourists lost but was one of five new players chosen for the second Test at Brisbane. The British team won that match and Evers retained his place for the remaining two internationals both of which Mullineux's side won more. Following his return to England Evers was, in 1902, invited to join the Barbarians but he was never selected by England for an international match.

After his visit to Australia Evers joined the Amblecote firm of E.J. & J. Pearson Ltd., a fire clay mines and works business, becoming a director in 1902. In 1926 Evers, on behalf of the company, applied for a patent for an improved kiln and he remained with Pearson's for the rest of his working life.

 

William Barnard Cecil FAGAN (b. 23/04/1927) IRELAND (1956) 3 caps.

 

Cecil Fagan, whose nickname was 'Buzzer', was born in Dublin and was educated at Blackrock College and Trinity College, Dublin. He played for North Midlands in the County Championship in 1954/55 and in the following season was selected for Leinster. He was then chosen for the Probables side in that season's final Ireland trial match where his lineout work and scrummaging showed that he was in the top rank of front row forwards. He made is Ireland debut, as a prop forward against France in 1956 and won two further caps that season against England and Scotland.

Cecil Fagan was an anaesthetist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. He played his club rugby for Moseley and for Wanderers in Dublin and he also played water polo with Sandycove Swimming Club.

 

Keith John FIELDING (b. 08/07/1949) ENGLAND (1969-1972) 10 caps.

 

Birmingham-born Keith Fielding was educated at King Edward's School, Five Ways and Loughborough Colleges. While a student he joined Moseley and also played for North Midlands. Fielding made his England debut, on the right wing, at the age of 19, against Ireland in 1968/69. He also played in that season's matches with France and Scotland, scoring his only points for England in the game against France with a try.

Fielding won a further three caps in 1969/70 in the matches against South Africa, Ireland and France. He had an explosive acceleration and swerve technique which was particularly effective in sevens and at the 1970 Middlesex Sevens finals he scored 11 tries for Loughborough Colleges.

His final four international appearances were in 1971/72 when he played in all of England's International Championship fixtures. In the 1972/73 season Keith Fielding was the top try scorer in English rugby with 39.

In May 1973 he joined Salford Rugby League club for a reported fee of £8,000 and scored a club record 46 tries in his first season with the club. He scored a hat-trick of tries for Great Britain against France in 1974 and was a member of the England squads at the Rugby League World Cups in 1975 and 1977. He appeared for Salford in three successive losing Lancashire Cup final sides but won First Division Championship medals in 1973/74 and 1975/76. Fielding was appointed captain of Salford in 1979 and made his final appearance for the club against Keighley on 20th April 1983 after which he retired. He made a total of 316 appearances for Salford (four as a substitute), scored 253 tries, 133 goals and 1,025 points.

Keith Fielding also took part in the B.B.C. 'Super Stars' competition in which he won his European heat but failed to make the finals.

While at Loughborough Fielding was a student of physical education after which he took up teaching.

 

John Frank FINLAN (b. 09/09/1941) ENGLAND (1967-1973) 13 caps.

 

John Finlan was educated at Saltley Grammar School and played for Old Saltleians, Coventry, Moseley, Barbarians and North Midlands. He was a swift mover of the ball and his quick passing brought the best out of his three-quarters. John Finlan made his international debut, at fly half, against Ireland in 1966/67 and retained his place for the remainder of that season's International Championship. He dropped goals in his second and third England appearances against France and Scotland.

He toured Canada with England in 1967 and played against New Zealand, Wales and Ireland in 1967/68, dropping another goal in the latter match. Finlan played in all four of England's International Championship matches of 1968/69 and won his final two caps against France in 1970 and New Zealand in 1973. Following his playing career John Finlan became an England selector.

Professionally he was a specialist in systems analysis organisation and methods and worked for the buying department of the Midlands Electricity Board and as a management accountant and consultant in the National Health Service.

 

Peter Martin HALE (b. 12/08/1943) ENGLAND (1969-1970) 3 caps.

 

Hall Green-born Martin Hale was educated at Solihull School where he first played the game. On leaving school he played for Solihull before joining Moseley for whom he scored 44 tries in 1967/68. Hale also represented North Midlands and the Midland Counties. He won his first England cap, on the wing, in the match with South Africa in 1969/70 and made two further international appearances against Ireland and Wales in the same season. Hale also represented Warwickshire at lawn tennis.

In 1960-62 he was a clerk with chartered accountants William J. Jennings, Warner & Co. before becoming a sales representative with Saville (Tractors) Ltd. (1962-67), Moores Plant (Regional) Ltd. (1967-68) and Saville Tractors Ltd. (from 1968).

 

Anthony Robert Arthur HEALY (b. 17/07/1969) CANADA (1996-1999) 15 caps (1 while at Moseley and 14 while playing for Union Sportive Marmandaise and Union Sportive Dacquoise).

 

Tony Healy was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia and played his early rugby for James Bay. In 1996 he began his professional rugby career with  Marmande in France before moving to Dax. He made his Canadian debut, at lock, against Hong Kong in June 1996 and won a further 13 caps before he joined Moseley at the beginning of the 1998/99 season. Tony Healy returned to France after his time with Moseley and played succesively for Auch, Bordeaux-Begles and Bayonne.

In 2004 he returned to Canada to qualify as a teacher.  He took up an internship Brentwood College School, Vancouver Island and gained a degree from the University of Victoria. He is a French teacher at Brentwood College School and both head of rugby and head of strengthening and conditioning.

Tony Healy has also rowed at university level, swum at national level and has coached Canada's Under 20 rugby team.

 

Nigel Edgar HORTON (b. 13/04/1948) ENGLAND (1969-1980) 20 caps (13 while at Moseley, 6 with Stade Toulousain and 1 while unattached).

 

Nigel Horton was educated at Wheelers Lane Secondary Modern School, Birmingham and on leaving school he joined the Birmingham City Police. He played for King's Norton before joining Moseley and also represented Birmingham City Police and North Midlands.

Horton made his international debut as a lock against Ireland in 1968/69 and retained his place for England's remaining three International Championship matches. His next three caps were won in 1970/71 in the games against Ireland, France and Scotland. In the same season Nigel Horton played in Moseley's losing R.F.U. Knockout Cup final side but was dismissed after only four minutes for felling Gloucester's Dick Smith.

In 1973/74 and 1974/75 he made single international appearances against Scotland and Wales respectively, scoring a try in the latter game. Nigel Horton was captain of Moseley between 1974/75 and 1976/77, in the latter season, his final one with Moseley, he played in all four of England's Championship matches. Horton was selected for the 1977 British Isles tour of New Zealand, made four appearances in provincial matches but then was injured and had to return home. 

In 1977 Nigel Horton moved to France to run a bar and joined the Toulouse club and also played some games for Wasps while commuting from Toulouse. After leaving Moseley Horton won a further seven England caps, the last when he was without a club.

He also played water polo to representative level.

 

Henry Denis HURLEY (b. 28/12/1965) IRELAND (1995-1996) 2 caps (1 while at Moseley and 1 while with Old Wesley).

 

Henry Hurley was born in Doncaster and was educated at Christian Brothers School, Arklow and Regional College, Carlow. He was a latecomer to rugby and joined Old Wesley shortly before leaving college. He had a rapid rise through the ranks in 1992/93 making his Leinster debut and playing for the province against the touring Australians. In the summer of 1993 he was selected for a development tour of southern Africa and in 1993/94 he played for Ireland A against Scotland A. Following an injury to fellow prop John Fitzgerald Hurley was brought into the Irish Rugby World Cup squad but did not play in any of Ireland's four matches. He made his Ireland debut in 1995 as a temporary replacement for Nick Popplewell in the match with Fiji. Henry Hurley joined Moseley in 1996/97 and made his full international debut in Ireland's game against the touring Samoans.

 

Nicholas Clive JEAVONS (b. 12/11/1957) ENGLAND (1981-1983) 14 caps.

 

Nick Jeavons was born in Calcutta, India and was educated at Berkhamsted Preparatory School, Wolverhampton Grammar School, Tettenhall College and Wolverhampton Polytechnic. While at school he represented Staffordshire Schools and England Schools. In 1977 Jeavons played for England Under 23 in the match with France and in the following year toured France with the same side and also appeared for England Students against the touring Argentinians.

He won his first England cap, at flanker, against Scotland in 1980/81 and was replaced during the match due to injury by Bob Hesford, however, he returned for the matches with Ireland and France later in the season. At the end of that season he was selected for the England tour to Argentina and played in both internationals more. He retained his position in the following season and won caps in the fixture with the touring Australians, in which he scored a try, and in all four of England's International Championship games.  In May and June 1982 Nick Jeavons toured North America with England and played in the non-cap internatioanl matches with Canada and U.S.A. He was again an ever-present during England's International Championship campaign of 1982/83. In 1983 he joined the British Isles tour of New Zealand as an injury replacement.

Nick Jeavons also represented the Midlands and the Barbarians. His total of 14 caps is the most won by a player while with Moseley. In his working life he is an engineer.

 

Bryn KEYS (b. 29/08/1985) CANADA (2008-2009) 9 caps (1 while at Moseley and 8 while playing for Aurora Barbarians and Velox Valhallians).

 

Bryn Keys was educated at Robert Bateman Secondary School in Abbotsford, British Columbia and at the University of Victoria where he read physical education. His rugby career began with Abbotsford and his university before he went on to play for Velox Valhallians in British Columbia during the winter and for Aurora Barbarians in Ontario in the summer months.

He was selected for Canada Under 19 and Under 21 as well as Canada West, the Canada Senior Academy and the Canada sevens team. Keys was then selected for Canada in the 2008 Churchill Cup match with Argentina A and won his first full cap in the same year against U.S.A. He won a further seven caps before joining Moseley and played in his final international in 2009 against Japan.

 

Mark Stuart LINNETT (b. 17/02/1963) ENGLAND (1989) 1 cap.

 

Mark Linnett was born in Rugby and played for the town club before joining Moseley. He played for England Colts in 1981, England Under 23 in 1984 and won an England B cap in 1988. He scored a try on his international debut, at prop, against Fiji in 1989 and toured Argentina with England in 1990. He  represented the Barbarians several times and in April 1991 he played for the Rolls-Royce President's XV in the Andy Turner memorial match.

He is a policeman and a qualified physical training instructor.

 

Colin William McFADYEAN (b. 11/03/1943) ENGLAND (1966-1968) AND BRITISH ISLES (1966) 11 England caps, 4 British Isles caps.

 

Colin McFadyean first played for Bristol before going up to Loughborough Colleges where he captained both the Colleges side and also the Universities Athletic Union in 1964/65. He also represented Loughborough as a hurdler. After college he joined Moseley and also made 22 appearances for Somerset, whom he captained in 1965-1969, and also played for the Irish Wolfhounds.

McFadyean made his England debut, as a centre, in 1965/66 against Ireland and also played in that season's games against France and Scotland, dropping a goal in the latter match. He was fast and ingenious in attack and reliable in defence. In 1966 McFadyean toured Australasia with the British Isles and appeared in all four Tests with New Zealand, scoring a try in the final match. He had an eventful tour scoring eight tries and a conversion in total and also breaking his nose more.

In 1966/67 he was capped against Australia and in all of England's International Championship games, scoring two tries against Scotland and one against Ireland. His final three England appearances were in 1967/68 in the matches with New Zealand, Wales and Ireland. He scored a try in the game with Wales and captained the side in the Wales and Ireland fixtures which gave him the unique record of never losing nor winning a game as England captain as both matches were drawn. After his international career he continued to play for Moseley and appeared for the club in the 1972 losing R.F.U. Knockout Cup final side.

In 1965 Colin McFadyean qualified as a specialist physical education teacher and taught at the Central Grammar School, Birmingham from 1965 to 1967 before being appointed lecturer in physical education at Alsager College, Cheshire in 1967.

 

Justin Tyler MENSAH-COKER (b. 18/11/1983) CANADA (2006-2011) 26 caps (3 while at Moseley and 23 while playing for Meraloma, Sporting Club Albigeois, Plymouth Albion).

 

Justin Mensah-Coker was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia and was educated at Kitsilano Secondary School. After playing rugby and basketball at school he picked rugby as his chosen sport and joined the Meraloma club. He won his first Canadian cap, on the wing, against Scotland A in the 2006 Churchill Cup and in 2006-2008 he made eight appearances for Albi in France during which time he won a further 12 caps and scored four international tries. Mensah-Coker joined Plymouth Albion for the 2008/09 season making 18 appearances for Albion and also winning a further six international caps in which he scored another try for his country.

He spent the 2009/10 season with Moseley making 24 appearances for the club and scoring four tries. While at Moseley Mensah-Coker played for Canada against Japan twice and also against Russia. Following his spell in the Midlands he returned to Meraloma and won a further seven caps and scored two more tries for Canada. He has also played for the Canada sevens team.

 

Stephen John MOORE (b. 20/07/1972) WALES (1997) 3 caps (2 while at Moseley and 1 while playing for Swansea).

 

Steve Moore was born in Grantham but moved to Wrexham when he was seven. He played soccer until the age of 10 and once appeared in a local junior cu final for Brickfield United at The Racecourse ground in Wrexham. When league rugby began in Wales, in 1990, Steve Moore was the youngest player to appear for the Wrexham club. He was also selected for the Wales Under 19 side.

He began his first-class rugby career with Swansea and scored a try for the club in the 1997 W.R.U. Challenge Cup final. Moore also helped Swansea to claim the runners-up spot in the 1996/97 Welsh National League. He won his first cap for Wales, at lock, on the 1997 tour of North America when he took the place of 59-times capped Gareth Llewellyn in the game with Canada. Steve Moore was awarded his first cap two years after his younger brother, Andy, achieved the same feat thus making the Moores the 28th set of brothers to play for Wales.

Steve Moore joined Moseley at the start of the 1997/98 season making seven appearances for the club (one as a replacement) and scoring one try. He won two further caps against Romania and against Tonga, the former match being played in his 'home town' of Wrexham. A policeman, Moore took a two year sabbatical from the Dyfed-Powys force to concentrate on professional rugby.

 

Darragh William O'MAHONY (b. 18/08/1972) IRELAND (1995-1998) 4 caps (1 while at Moseley and 3 while playing for University College, Dublin and Bedford).

 

Darragh O'Mahony was born in Cork and was educated at Rochestown College and University College, Dublin. He won Ireland A caps against England A, Scotland A and Wales A in 1994/95 scoring a try against Wales A. He made his full Ireland debut, on the wing, in May 1995 against Italy and played in that year's Rugby World Cup quarter final against France.

O'Mahony joined Moseley during the 1996/97 season and scored 15 tries in 13 apperances in Courage League Division 2, a new Moseley record for league tries in a season easily surpassing the previous mark of seven by Alistair Kerr in the previous season. His feat of scoring tries in five consecutive league matches was also a Moseley record beating the previous mark of three by Peter Shillingford and Steve Purdy. In the following season O'Mahony beat his own record by scoring 17 league tries in 23 matches, scoring two hat tricks in the process. In his two seasons with Moseley he established a new mark for career league tries with 32 in 36 matches. He made one international appearance while a Moseley player against Italy in December 1997 in which he scored a try, his only one in international rugby.

On leaving Moseley O'Mahony joined Bedford, in 1998/99, and scored 12 tries in 26  games, he also won his final cap against Romania. In 1999/00 he moved again to Premiership Saracens where he made 28 appearances (one as a replacement) in all compeitions and scored 14 tries. He played in 22 matches for the club in 2000/01 and scored 11 tries. In 2001/02 he made a further 28 appearances for Saracens and scored a further 12 tries including four in one match. O'Mahony had two further seasons with Saracens, in 2002/03 he made a further 32 appearances and scored 10 tries and in his final season with the club he scored three tries in 19 games.

 

Peter George Derek ROBBINS (21/09/1933-25/03/1987) ENGLAND (1956-1962) 19 Caps (6 while at Moseley, 12 with Oxford University and 1 with Coventry).

 

Peter Robbins was educated at Bishop Vesey Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield and St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University. While at university he won four Blues in 1954-57 and captained Oxford in his last Varsity Match. He won his first England cap, as a wing forward, against Wales in 1955/56 while still at Oxford more and went on to win another 11 caps while still a student. He also played for an International XV against Wales, in April 1957, in a match to raise funds for Cardiff's staging of the 1958 Empire and Commonwealth Games. He made three tours as a player with combined Oxford and Cambridge sides, to British Columbia and California (1955), Argentina (1956) and East Africa and Rhodesia (1957).

On coming down from Oxford Peter Robbins joined Moseley and captained the club from 1958/59 to 1960/61 during which time he played in every game of England's 1959/60 International Championship campaign and against South Africa and Wales in the following season. He then returned to Coventry for whom he had appeared during his student days and won one further cap in 1961/62. Peter Robbins captained Coventry in 1964/65. In 1963 he made a final Oxford and Cambridge tour to East and South Africa as player-manager. He also represented Warwickshire, whom he captained, and the Barbarians.

In 1958-68 Peter Robbins was an assistant master at King' Edward's School, Birmingham before, from April 1968 to November 1972, becoming a group commercial executive with C. Bryant & Sons Ltd., Birmingham. He then joined London and Manchester Securities before, in 1975, moving to ABC Cleaning Consultants. From 1965 he was also rugby correspondent of the Financial Times and in later years he became a match reporter for the Observer. He also spent time in France and broadcast on Radio Monte Carlo.

 

John Henry ROGERS (15/02/1867-30/03/1922)  see also ENGLAND (1890-1891) 4 caps.

 

J.H. Rogers was educated at Bromsgrove School and his first club was Moseley Woodstock whom he captained. He then joined Moseley and was  captain of the club from 1889/90 to 1891/92 when he was succeeded by his brother Alfred. In 1889/90 J.H. Roger's became Moseley's first international when he was selected as a forward against Wales. He also played against Scotland and Ireland during the same season and scored a try in the latter match. He won one more cap in the match with Scotland in the following season.

In Football: the Rugby Union Game Rev. Frank Marshall described Rogers as a 'strong, sturdy forward...always to be found in the thick of the fight, but (he) often mars his play by coming blundering through without the ball.'

J.H. Rogers also played for and captained the Midland Counties and along with his brother Alfred he was a founder member of the Barbarians.

 

Manmandir Singh SAMRA (b. 14/11/1982) INDIA (2004) 4 caps.

 

Manny Samra, a lock or prop, was born in Bromsgrove and was educated at South Bromsgrove High School where, at the age of 14, he began to play rugby. He played for the school team as well as representing Bromsgrove R.F.C. at under 14, under 15, under 16 and under 17 levels. While at school Manny was an all round sportsman taking part in taekwando, kick boxing, football and badminton as well as representing Worcestershire at athletics.

He was selected for the North Midlands under 18 team and while with the county side realised that if his rugby career was to prgress he would need to play at a higher level, therefore, in 1999, he joined the Moseley under 18s on a pre-season tour of Scotland and was invited to join the club permanently. Further honours followed with North Midlands under 19s and under 20s and he appointed vice captain of the Midlands under 20 side. Manny was a member of the North Midlands under 19 squad that reached the Twickenham final of the County Championship in 2001 and in the following year played in the under 20 side that reached the semi finals.

Manny Samra first represented India on their short tour of the Midlands in 2003 when they played three friendly matches against club sides. He made his international debut in May 2004 when he played against Sri Lanka and Thailand. In October of the same year he played for India in the All Asian Games in Hong Kong, making appearances against China and Pakistan and scoring three tries.

Later in his career Manny moved from Moseley to the Stourbridge club.

 

Cecil Hamilton SHAW (01/08/1879-13/11/1964) ENGLAND (1906-1907) 6 caps.

 

C.H. Shaw was born in Wolverhampton and was educated at Sedbergh School. He played for Wolverhampton before joining Moseley and he also appeared for the Midland Counties. In the period 1908-10 Shaw was a member of a Moseley pack which at that stage was the biggest and heaviest to ever represent the club, averaging nearly 14 stone a man.

He won his first England cap, as a forward, against Scotland in 1905/06. This was England's first victory over Scotland for four years. His remaining five caps were all awarded in the following season when he appeared against South Africa, in all of England's International Championship matches and in the match with France which was the latter country's first visit to the British Isles.

By profession he was a merchant and during the Great War he served as a captain in the Royal Engineers.

 

Ian Richard SMITH (b. 16/03/1965) SCOTLAND (1992-1997) 25 caps (4 while at Moseley, 21 while with Gloucester).

 

Ian Smith was born in Gloucester and was educated at the city's Thomas Rich's School. As a colt he played for the Longlevens club before joining Gloucester. He went on to captain the club and like his father, Dick, he played for Gloucester in an R.F.U. Knockout Cup final. Smith spent a season in Australia in 1988 and played for Woolongong. He was an England Under 18 trialist and played for England B against a Spanish Select XV in 1989 before opting to represent Scotland.

He played three times for Scotland B and six times for Scotland A, captaining the former and playing for the latter in a win over South Africa in 1994. Smith also represented the Anglo-Scots and the Scottish Exiles on eight occasions. Ian Smith won his first cap against England in 1991/92 and toured Australia with Scotland in 1992, leading the side in the game with New South Wales. In all he went on four Scottish tours and played in non-cap internationals with Fiji, Tonga and Samoa.

Ian Smith joined Moseley during the 1996/97 season at which point he had won 21 caps (one as a replacement). While with Moseley he won further caps against Ireland and France in 1996/97 and against Australia and South Africa in the following season.

Before taking up full-time rugby Ian Smith was a civil engineering technician with Sir William Halcrow and Partners. In 2004/05 he became Moseley's head coach and remained with the club until the end of 2010/11.

 

Michael Clive TEAGUE (b. 08/10/1960) ENGLAND (1985-1993) AND BRITISH ISLES (1989-1993) 27 England caps (5 while at Moseley, 22 while with Gloucester), 3 British Isles caps (1 while at Moseley, 2 while with Gloucester).

 

Mike Teague was born in Gloucester and was educated at Churchdown School. He played for Gloucester All Blues before joining Gloucester in 1979. He represented England Under 23 and won an England B cap against France in 1981. During the 1980/81 season he had a brief spell with Cardiff before returning to Gloucester. In 1982 Teague was the Gloucester No. 6 in the drawn R.F.U. Knockout Cup final with Moseley.

He went on England's tour to South Africa in 1984 and won his first cap as a replacement for Jon Hall during England's game with France in 1984/85. Mike Teague's next caps were on England's 1985 tour of New Zealand when he played, in the back row, in both Tests and scored a try in the first. He again had a short period playing for Cardiff in 1985/86 before once more returning to Gloucester. Teague won a further five England caps in 1988/89 although he was carried off after only a few seconds in the match with Wales. After the International Championship matches he was selected for the 1989 British Isles tour of Australia. Despite missing the first Test through injury his performances in the remaining two matches earned him selection as the Player of the Series. In 1989 he was also selected for an International XV that took on South Africa.

A further seven caps were awarded to Teague in 1989/90 and 1990/91 and he scored tries against Wales and Ireland in the latter season. In October 1990 he played for the Barbarians against Wales. Selection for England's tour of Fiji and Australia in 1991 followed and he played in both internationals. Mike Teague played in five matches at the 1991 Rugby World Cup including the final against Australia.

Mike Teague joined Moseley in 1992/93 and in that season played for England against South Africa, France, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. At the end of the season he was chosen for his second British Isles tour, this time to New Zealand, and he played in one Test match when he went on as a replacement for the injured Peter Winterbottom.

Teague's grandfather played for Gloucestershire and a cousin has played for Cinderford and Blackheath. Mike Teague is a self-employed builder.

 

Jan Godfrey WEBSTER (b. 24/08/1946) ENGLAND (1972-1975) 11 caps.

 

Jan Webster was born in Southport and was educated at Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall and the City of Birmingham College of Commerce. He first played for Walsall before joining Moseley. Webster who was a promising schoolboy player was a particularly brave tackler despite being only 5ft. 5ins. tall. In 1967 he had three full England trials and played for the Midland Counties against the touring South Africans in 1969/70. In the latter season along with six Moseley clubmates he played in the County Championship-winning Staffordshire side. He made his Barbarian debut in April 1971 against Swansea and made one further appearance for the club in the match with Cambridge University in the following season.

Webster toured the Far East with England in 1971 and played at scrum half against Waseda University Past and Present, Japan (second match), Singapore and Ceylon (second match) scoring tries in the latter two games. His first full England cap was in the match with Wales in 1971/72 and he also played in that season's game with Ireland. Jan Webster was Moseley captain from 1971/72 to 1973/74. In the summer of 1972 he toured South Africa with England and played in the only international which was the first occasion on which England had defeated their hosts at home. In 1972/73 he won two further caps against New Zealand and Wales before acheiving a remarkable double in his next international when England beat New Zealand, in New Zealand for the first time. Webster then appeared for England in the fixtures with Scotland and Wales in 1973/74 and with Ireland, France and Wales in 1974/75.

After retiring from first-class rugby Webster returned to his original club, Walsall, to see out his playing days. He served as Moseley president from 2002/03 to 2005/06.

 

Brian John WIGHTMAN (23/09/1936-29/11/1999) ENGLAND (1959-1963) 5 caps (1 while at Moseley, 4 while with Coventry).

 

Brian 'Yeti' Wightman was educated at King Edward's School, Camp Hill and played for Camp Hill Old Edwardians. He joined Moseley as a schoolboy in 1952 having represented England Under 15 against Wales at Newport. After school he went up to Loughborough Colleges and as well as playing for the Colleges he also represented the Universities Athletic Union. He won his first England senior cap, at No. 8, against Wales in 1958/59 when he became the first Camp Hill player to be capped by England. He was also captain of the North Midlands county side in 1959 and 1962.

He later played for Rosslyn Park and Coventry and won his remaining four England caps while at the latter club. These caps were awarded in 1962/63 and on England's tour of Australasia in 1963. By profession Wightman was a school teacher. In 1964 he emigrated to Canada where he was a player-coach at Wisconsin R.F.C. and also at the University of British Columbia. In 1967 he played for British Columbia against the touring New Zealanders.

In 1970 Brian Wightman moved to Fiji to work for the Education Department where he made significant contributions to sports development within the schools system including the formation of the Fiji Secondary Schools Athletic Association. 

From 1970 to 1987 he served as the honorary secretary general of the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee before being appointed president and later a life member. Brian Wightman also served as the chef de mission of the Fiji teams at the Guam South Pacific Games (1975), the Edmonton Commonwealth Games (1978), the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and the 1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games. In 1986 the International Olympic Committee recognized Wightman’s considerable contribution to sport in Oceania by awarding him the Olympic Order in Silver, the very first Olympic award presented to a person from the region.

Brian maintained his connections with rugby and served the Fiji Rugby Union as an executive committee member from 1977 to 1982 and he also acted as liaison officer for the British Lions visit in 1977. Perhaps his greatest contribution to Fijian rugby was as the manager/coach of the first  team to visit the Hong Kong Sevens in 1976, which established Fiji as a powerhouse in Rugby sevens.

In 1979 he was appointed the manager of the newly-established Fiji Sports Council and two years later he started the Fiji Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards.

On his retirement he moved to Auckland, New Zealand where he died in 1999. In recognition of his immeasurable contribution to sport in Fiji and the Pacific region Brian Wightman was posthumously awarded the Fiji Olympic Order.

 

International appearances while a Moseley player.

 

  1. J.F. Byrne  17 (13 England, 4 British Isles)
  2. C.W. McFadyean  15 (11 England, 4 British Isles)
  3. N.C. Jeavons  14 (England)
  4. J.F. Finlan  13 (England)
  5. N.E. Horton  13 (England)
  6. J.G. Webster  11 (England)
  7. M.J. Cooper  11 (England)
  8. K.J. Fielding  10 (England)
  9. M.J. Coulman  9 (England)
  10. B.J. Corless  9 (England)
  11. A.J. Charron  8 (Canada)
  12. C.H. Shaw  6 (England)
  13. P.G.D. Robbins  6 (England)
  14. M.C. Teague  6 (5 England, 1 British Isles)
  15. R.C.A. de la Harpe  6 (Namibia)
  16. J.H. Rogers  4 (England)
  17. R.H.B. Cattell  4 (England)
  18. I.R. Smith  4 (Scotland)
  19. G.V. Evers  3 (British Isles)
  20. P. Cranmer  3 (England)
  21. W.B.C. Fagan  3 (Ireland)
  22. P.M. Hale  3 (England)
  23. S.A. Doble  3 (England)
  24. J.T. Mensah-Coker  3 (Canada)
  25. J.G. Cooper  2 (England)
  26. S.J. Moore  2 (Wales)
  27. F.A. Byrne  1 (England)
  28. A.O. Dowson  1 (England)
  29. B.J. Wightman  1 (England)
  30. M.S. Linnett  1 (England)
  31. H.D. Hurley  1 (Ireland)
  32. D.W. O’Mahony  1 (Ireland)
  33. A.R.A. Healy  1 (Canada)
  34. B. Keys  1 (Canada)

 

International captains while a Moseley player more.

 

  1. J.F. Byrne (England) 3 matches 1897/98 (won 1, drew 1, lost 1)
  2. P. Cranmer (England) 2 matches 1937/38 (won 1, lost 1)
  3. C.W. McFadyean (England) 2 matches 1967/68 (drew 2)

 

England appearances while a Moseley player.

 

  1. N.C. Jeavons 14
  2. J.F. Byrne 13
  3. J.F. Finlan 13
  4. N.E. Horton 13
  5. C.W. McFadyean 11
  6. J.G. Webster 11
  7. M. Cooper 11
  8. K.J. Fielding 10
  9. M.J. Coulman 9
  10. B.J. Corless 9
  11. C.H. Shaw 6
  12. P.G.D. Robbins 6
  13. M.C. Teague 5
  14. J.H. Rogers 4
  15. R.H.B. Cattell 4
  16. P. Cranmer 3
  17. P.M. Hale 3
  18. S.A. Doble 3
  19. J.G. Cooper 2
  20. F.A. Byrne 1
  21. A.O. Dowson 1
  22. B.J. Wightman 1
  23. M.S. Linnett 1

 

Scotland appearances while a Moseley player.

 

  1. I.R. Smith 4

 

Ireland appearances while a Moseley player.

 

  1. W.B.C. Fagan 3
  2. H.D. Hurley 1
  3. D.W. O'Mahony 1

 

Wales appearances while a Moseley player.

 

1.    S.J. Moore 2

 

British Isles appearances while a Moseley player.

 

  1. J.F. Byrne 4
  2. C.W. McFadyean 4
  3. G.V. Evers 3
  4. M.C. Teague 1

 

Canada appearances while a Moseley player.

 

  1. A.J. Charron 8
  2. J.T. Mensah-Coker 3
  3. A.R.A. Healy 1
  4. B. Keys 1

 

India appearances while a Moseley player.

 

1.    M.S. Samra 4

 

Namibia appearances while a Moseley player.

 

1      R.C.A. de la Harpe 6

 

    THE FOLLOWING INTERNATIONALS HAVE ALSO APPEARED FOR MOSELEY BUT WON THEIR CAPS WHILE PLAYING FOR OTHER CLUBS:

 

  • Terence Gordon ARTHUR (Wasps) ENGLAND (1966) 2 caps
  • Oliver ATKINSON (Aurora Barbarians, Velox Valhallians and Stade Bordelais) CANADA (2005-2006) 5 caps
  • Rev. Edward Morgan BAKER (Oxford University and Blackheath) ENGLAND (1895-1897) 7 caps more
  • Philip John BLAKEWAY (Gloucester) ENGLAND (1980-1985) 19 caps
  • Alasdair Hugh Wilson BOYLE (St. Thomas's Hospital and London Scottish SCOTLAND (1966-1968) 6 caps
  • Stephen Brent BOYLE (Gloucester) ENGLAND (1983) 3 caps
  • Stephen Edward BRAIN (Coventry) ENGLAND (1984-1986) 13 caps 
  • William Louis BUNTING (Richmond) ENGLAND 1897-1901) 9 caps
  • Noel Francis BYRNE (University College Dublin) IRELAND (1962) 1 cap
  • Ronald Stanley Leonard CARR M.C. (Old Cranleighans) ENGLAND (1939) 3 caps more
  • Robert Louis CHALLONER (Central Western and New South Wales) AUSTRALIA (1899) 1 cap more 
  • Colin Lloyd CHARVIS (Swansea, Tarbes Pyrénées, Newcastle and Newport Gwent Dragons) WALES (1996-2007) and BRITISH ISLES (2001) 94 Wales caps and 2 British Isles caps
  • Terence John COBNER (Pontypool) WALES (1974-1978) and BRITISH ISLES (1977) 19 Wales caps and 3 British Isles caps
  • Roger Norman CREED (Coventry) ENGLAND (1971) 1 cap
  • Luis Ignacio CRISCUOLO (Alumni) ARGENTINA (1992-1996) 7 caps
  • Leslie CUSWORTH (Leicester) ENGLAND (1979-1988) 12 caps
  • Maurice John DALY (Harlequins) IRELAND (1938) 1 cap
  • Kevin DALZELL (Old Mission Beach Athletic Club, Club Athlétique Brive and Association Sportive Montferrand) UNITED STATED OF AMERICA (1996-2003) 42 caps
  • Hugh de LACY (Harlequins) IRELAND (1948) 2 caps
  • Daniel DRYSDALE (Heriot's Former Pupils, Oxford University and London Scottish) SCOTLAND (1923-1929) and BRITISH ISLES (1924) 26 Scotland caps and 4 British Isles caps
  • James Carroll DYKES (Glasgow Academicals) SCOTLAND (1922-1929) 20 caps
  • William Douglas EMSLIE (Royal High School Former Pupils) SCOTLAND (1930-1932) 2 caps
  • Benjamin Ross EVANS (Swansea and Cardiff Blues) WALES (1998-2004) 27 caps
  • Declan James FITZPATRICK (Ulster) IRELAND (2012-2013) 7 caps
  • Robert Thompson FOULDS (Waterloo) ENGLAND (1929) 2 caps
  • Thomas Joseph GAVIN (London Irish) IRELAND (1949) 2 caps
  • Michael Neil GAVINS (Leicester) ENGLAND (1961) 1 cap
  • Gilbert Antonin Jules GÉRINTÉS (Club Athlétique Société Générale) FRANCE (1924-1926) 3 caps
  • Marthinus GROBLER ZIMBABWE (1987-1994) 7 caps
  • Charles Henry Alexander GUMMER (Plymouth Albion) ENGLAND (1929) 1 cap
  • Andrew John Anderson HALL (Glasgow) SCOTLAND (2002) 1 cap
  • Richard Mark HARDING (Bristol) ENGLAND (1985-1988) 12 caps
  • Thomas HAYES COOK ISLANDS (1997) 2 caps
  • David Ivor Walter HILTON (Bath and Glasgow) SCOTLAND (1995-2002) 42 caps
  • Simon David HODGKINSON (Nottingham) ENGLAND (1989-1991) 14 caps
  • Matthew JONES (Ospreys) WALES (2005) 1 cap
  • Brian Warwick KEEN (Newcastle University) ENGLAND (1968) and Brazil (1971) 4 England caps and 4 Brazil caps
  • Peter KINGSTON (Gloucester) ENGLAND (1975-1979) 5 caps
  • Afata LEU'U SAMOA (1987-1996) 13 caps
  • Kevin Michael MAGGS (Bristol, Bath and Ulster) IRELAND (1997-2005) 70 caps
  • Jonathan James MAY (Gloucester) ENGLAND (2013-2014) 6 caps
  • John Gilbert MILLICAN (Edinburgh University) SCOTLAND (1973) 3 caps
  • Rev. Matthew MULLINEUX M.C. (Blakheath) BRITISH ISLES (1896-1899) 2 caps
  • Sydney Charles NEWMAN (Oxford University) ENGLAND (1947-48) 3 caps
  • Stephen Oziegbe OJOMOH (Bath and Gloucester) ENGLAND (1994-1998) 12 caps
  • John Ernest OWEN (Coventry) ENGLAND (1963-1967) 14 caps
  • Thomas Alfred PARGETTER (Coventry) ENGLAND (1962-1963) 3 caps
  • Alain Colm Pierre ROLLAND (Blackrock College) IRELAND (1990-1995) 3 caps
  • Steven ROY (CAYMAN ISLANDS)
  • Charlie SHARPLES (Gloucester) ENGLAND (2011-2012) 4 caps
  • Peter SHILLINGFORD (BERMUDA)
  • Michael Roland STEELE-BODGER (Cambridge Univesity and Edinburgh University) ENGLAND (1947-1948) 9 caps
  • Daniel Mark TUOHY (Ulster) IRELAND (2010-2014) 9 caps
  • Victor Eriakpo UBOGU (Bath) ENGLAND (1992-1999) 24 caps
  • Geoffrey Thomas UNWIN (Blackheath) ENGLAND (1898) 1 cap
  • Antony Lawley WARR (Oxford University) ENGLAND (1934) 2 caps
  • Richard John WEST (Richmond) ENGLAND (1995) 1 cap
  • Kevin William WHITLEY (Capilano) CANADA (1995) 1 cap
  • Andrew David WILLIAMS (Ospreys and Bath) WALES (2003-2007) 5 caps
  • Ryan WILSON (Glasgow) SCOTLAND (2013-2014) 9 caps
  • Kevin Michael WIRACHOWSKI (Velox Valhallians and University of British Columbia Old Boys Ravens) CANADA (1992-2003) 20 caps
  • John Robert Chester YOUNG (Oxford University and Harlequins) ENGLAND (1958-1961) and BRITISH ISLES (1959) 9 England caps and 1 British Isles cap

 

International captains while playing for other clubs more.

 

  • W.L. Bunting (England) 2 matches 1900/01
  • R.H.B. Cattell (England) 1 match 1899/1900
  • A.J. Charron (Canada) 25 matches 1996-2003
  • C.L. Charvis (Wales) 22 matches 2001/02-2004/05
  • T.J. Cobner (Wales) 1 match 1978
  • K. Dalzell (U.S.A.) 1 match 1999
  • D. Drysdale (Scotland) 11 matches 1925/26-1928/29
  • R.M. Harding (England) 1 match 1988

 

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