|Date of birth||31 March 1952|
|Place of birth||Bristol, England|
|Rugby union career|
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After having initially been an association football player (going on trial at Bristol City Football Club as a 14-year old), Rafter became a rugby union convert and signed up for Bristol, making his debut in 1973 against Exeter. He went on to become captain of the Bristol team, and led them to their historic cup victory over Leicester in the 1982–83 season.
Rafter made his England debut in 1977 in the 26-6 victory over Scotland at Twickenham. He was a member of the Grand Slam-winning side of 1980, and competed in his last England international in 1981, against Argentina in Buenos Aires, to finish his international career with 17 caps.
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