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Player Archive - R. Underwood

R. Underwood player photo.
  • Country: England England
  • Points Scored: 98
Rory Underwood was born in Middlesborough on 19 June 1963 and educated at Barnard Castle School and RAF Cranwell where he trained as a pilot. A serving officer in the RAF he later established a career as a management consultant. One of the fastest wings of his generation, he scored 134 tries in 236 games for Leicester and a record 49 tries in 85 games for England between 1984 and 1996. He also played in the first three Rugby World Cup tournaments. He twice toured with the British Isles - to Australia in 1989 and New Zealand in 1993 - and made a total of 15 appearances, including six tests, and scoring 10 tries. In 1989 Rory and his brother Tony Underwood [q.v.] played in the same Barbarians XV against New Zealand at Twickenham.

Games Played

Date Opponent Points    
18 May 1996 Ireland XV (non-cap) 10 Full Squad Match Images
25 November 1989 New Zealand XV (non-cap) 0 Full Squad Match Images
26 November 1988 Australia XV 0 Full Squad Match Images
14 September 1985 London Welsh 8 Full Squad Match Images
26 May 1985 Italy XV 4 Full Squad Match Images
15 December 1984 Australia XV 4 Full Squad Match Images
02 October 1984 Newport 4 Full Squad Match Images
23 April 1984 Swansea 8 Full Squad Match Images
20 April 1984 Penarth 8 Full Squad Match Images