Gareth Chilcott

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Gareth Chilcott
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Gareth Chilcott at Farnborough Rugby Club, 12 May 2012
Birth nameGareth James Chilcott
Date of birth (1956-11-20) 20 November 1956 (age 62)
Place of birthBristol, UK
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight123 kg (271 lb)
SchoolAshton Park School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1977-1993 Bath 373 (85)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1984-1989 England[1] 14 0

Gareth James Chilcott (born 20 November 1956 in Bristol) is a former rugby union player, who played at prop for Bath and England.[2]

He made his England debut against Australia in 1984. He toured with the British Lions in Australia in 1989, together with Andy Robinson and Jeremy Guscott.

He acted in the revived stage play Up 'n' Under which was set around a rugby league sevens tournament.

Chilcott is also a Bristol City supporter and goes to many home and away games.

He appeared in a rugby special of Come Dine with Me with Martin Offiah, Victor Ubogu, and Kyran Bracken which was shown in September 2011.

In 2012, Chilcott established Venatour, a sports travel company based in Cheltenham. He also hosts a regular online opinion show, Cooch's Corner, featuring opinion and rugby guests.

Charitable work[edit]

He is an active Honorary President of the rugby charity Wooden Spoon in Somerset,[3] improving the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Britain and Ireland.

He is also an ambassador for SOS International Rugby Board Kit Aid. SOS/IRB Kit Aid is a "green" rugby project that gives less-advantaged children around the world a chance to play and develop rugby in emerging nations through the collection and distribution of unused/unwanted recycled rugby kit from the UK and Ireland.


  1. ^ "Gareth Chilcott". Sporting Heroes. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Gareth Chilcott". ESPN. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Somerset".

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