|Full name||John Richard Heaton Greenwood|
|Date of birth||11 September 1941|
|Place of birth||Chorley, Lancashire, England|
|School||Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby|
|University||Emmanuel College, Cambridge University|
|Rugby union career|
John Richard Heaton Greenwood OBE (born 11 September 1941 in Chorley) is a former England rugby union international flanker, captain of Waterloo, Cambridge University, Lancashire and England as well as national coach. He was for many years a coach with Preston Grasshoppers.
In 1973 he was sent to Kenya by the Rugby Football Union on a coaching assignment, and while there was selected to play for The Scorpions, the East African equivalent of the Barbarian FC. After this assignment was over he moved to Italy to play for Rugby Roma from 1973 to 1976, becoming the Italian Championship's best try scorer in 1974 and 1975. So enamoured had he been by his time in Kenya that he persuaded his Italian club to tour East Africa in 1976. He was also the England National rugby coach from 1983 to 1985.
He is also involved in rugby league, serving as chairman and coaching the junior sides of Prestatyn and Rhyl Panthers since 2011, and is (as of 2015) on the board of directors of Wales Rugby League.
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- "Greenwood’s secret past". BBC. 2001-03-14. Retrieved 2010-02-22.
- "Wales RL recruit former England RU captain". 2015-04-06. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
- "World Cup hero Will's close shave with fame". Lancashire Telegraph. 12 December 2007.
- "No. 61962". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 June 2017. p. B11.
- "A fond farewell to Mrs Susan Greenwood and Mrs Mary Turner".
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