Player Archive - W. B. Beaumont

W. B. Beaumont player photo.
  • Country: England England
  • Points Scored: 4
William Blackledge Beaumont was born in Chorley on 9 March 1952 and played his club rugby for Fylde and county rugby for Lancashire. A formidable lock forward, he captained England in 21 of his 34 internationals, including the Five Nations' grand slam in 1980.In the same year he led the British & Irish Lions on their tour of South Africa. He first played for the Barbarians in 1975 and became a popular Club member, going on six Easter tours, was in the XV against New Zealand in 1978 and eventually captained the side five times in 15 appearances. It would have been six in 16 games but the fixture against Australia in Cardiff in 1982 was postponed following a heavy snowfall. In an administrative capacity Bill Beaumont represented England on the International Rugby Board and in 2005 was tour manager for the Lions in New Zealand. Two of his sons, Sam and Josh, played for the Barbarians in 2010.

Games Played

Date Opponent Points    
29 December 1981 Leicester Tigers 0 Full Squad Match Images
29 December 1980 Leicester Tigers 0 Full Squad Match Images
05 April 1980 Cardiff 0 Full Squad Match Images
27 December 1979 Leicester Tigers 0 Full Squad Match Images
03 October 1979 Hartlepool Rovers 0 Full Squad Match Images
16 April 1979 Swansea 0 Full Squad Match Images
16 December 1978 New Zealand XV (non-cap) 0 Full Squad Match Images
27 March 1978 Swansea 0 Full Squad Match Images
25 March 1978 Cardiff 0 Full Squad Match Images
27 December 1977 Leicester Tigers 0 Full Squad Match Images
12 April 1977 Newport 0 Full Squad Match Images
09 April 1977 Cardiff 0 Full Squad Match Images
28 December 1976 Leicester Tigers 0 Full Squad Match Images
17 April 1976 Cardiff 0 Full Squad Match Images
31 March 1975 Swansea 4 Full Squad Match Images
28 March 1975 Penarth 0 Full Squad Match Images