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Rory Underwood
England
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Full name Rory Underwood
Born June 19, 1963, Middlesbrough
Current age 51 years 40 days
Major teams Bedford Blues, British and Irish Lions, British and Irish Lions XV, England
Position Wing
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 190 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1984-1996 91 91 0 215 50 0 0 0 58 31 2 64.83
England 1984-1996 85 85 0 210 49 0 0 0 55 28 2 65.88
British and Irish Lions 1989-1993 6 6 0 5 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 50.00
Five/Six Nations 1984-1996 50 50 0 77 18 0 0 0 32 16 2 66.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 1987-1995 15 15 0 49 11 0 0 0 9 6 0 60.00

Career statistics
Test debut England v Ireland at Twickenham, Feb 18, 1984 match details
Last Test England v Ireland at Twickenham, Mar 16, 1996 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 1998-1999 23 18 5 60 12 0 0 0 5 18 0 21.73
Bedford Blues 1998-1999 23 18 5 60 12 0 0 0 5 18 0 21.73
Profile

Rory Underwood was a lightning-quick and prolific winger for England between 1984 and 1996, during which time he amassed 85 caps for England and six for the British and Irish Lions.

At club level Underwood played for Leicester and Bedford and also served in the RAF. His England career began against Ireland in the 1984 Five Nations. He quickly pinned down a starting slot for his country, and was on hand for the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987.

Two years later Underwood made his debut for the Lions, playing in all three Tests as the Lions recorded a famous series victory. After glory in Australia he was part of the England side that won the Grand Slam in 1991 and also played in the 1991 World Cup final, losing out to the Wallabies at Twickenham.

His second Lions tour came in 1993, when he scored his only try in the famous red shirt. The try helped the Lions win the second Test against the All Blacks at Athletic Park, but the series was lost 2-1.

Underwood played at his third World Cup in 1995 before retiring from the game in 1996, his last Test coming against Ireland. From 1992 onwards Underwood often played on the opposite wing from his brother Tony. They were at the time the first set of brothers to represent England since 1937.

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Mar 19, 1995
Rory and Tony Underwood show off the Calcutta Cup and the Five Nations
Rory and Tony Underwood show off the Calcutta Cup and the Five Nations
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Jun 26, 1993
Rory Underwood celebrates victory
Rory Underwood celebrates victory
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Jun 26, 1993
The Lions celebrate victory in the second test over New Zealand
The Lions celebrate victory in the second test over New Zealand
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May 5, 1993
The Underwoods and the Hastings line up
The Underwoods and the Hastings line up
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