Trevor Woodman

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Trevor Woodman
Full name Trevor James Woodman
Date of birth (1976-08-04) 4 August 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Plymouth, England
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 111 kg (17 st 7 lb)
School Liskeard School
Occupation(s) Commentator
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1996–2004
2004-2005
Gloucester
Sale Sharks
correct as of 13 Sept 2006.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1999-2004 England 22 (0)
correct as of 13 Sept 2006.

Trevor James Woodman MBE (born 4 August 1976 in Plymouth, England) is a former English rugby union footballer. He went to Liskeard School in Cornwall and won representative honours with Cornwall Under 16s.

Woodman moved from Cornwall and played first for Plymouth Albion and Bath before joining Gloucester Rugby in 1996. He appeared seven times for England A and won his first full cap coming off the bench for a 1999 World Cup warm-up match against the USA. Injury forced him out from what would have been his first tour, to South Africa in 2000 and although he also toured North America the following year, he failed to win a cap. His subsequent caps came from the bench until his first start against the All Blacks in November 2002. A neck injury forced him to withdraw from the remaining two autumn internationals and he was out of action for three months.

In March 2003 Woodman returned to the England squad and appeared as a replacement against both Scotland and Ireland. His World Cup starting position was sealed by strong performances in the pre-tournament matches. Woodman was England’s loose-head prop in the World Cup final and became one of the best props in the game despite a career spent battling against injuries.

Woodman joined Sale Sharks for the 2004-2005 season[1] but sustained a long-term back injury in training with the Sharks in September 2004. In the Summer of 2005 he was forced to retire at the age of 29 due to this injury.[2]

Woodman provided commentary for Fox Sports in Australia, when England were there in July 2006 to contest the Cook Cup. Trevor Woodman MBE is a patron of International Animal Rescue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Woodman and Payne sign for Sale Sharks". Sale Sharks. 11 May 2004. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Trevor Woodman announces his retirement". Sale Sharks. 24 August 2005. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 

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