John Willcox

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John Willcox
Full name John Graham Willcox
Date of birth (1937-02-16) 16 February 1937 (age 80)
Place of birth Sutton Coldfield
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fullback
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)


British and Irish Lions

5 (Conv:1;Pens:1)

John Graham Willcox (born 16 February 1937, Sutton Coldfield) is a rugby union international who represented England from 1961 to 1964, and the British and Irish Lions in 1962.[1] He also captained his country.[1]

Early life[edit]

John Willcox was born on 16 February 1937 in Sutton Coldfield.[1] He played rugby as a full-back.

Rugby union career[edit]

Willcox made his international debut on 11 February 1961 at Lansdowne Road in the Ireland vs England match.[1] Of the 19 matches he played for his national side he was on the winning side on 6 occasions.[1] He played his final match for England on 21 March 1964 at Murrayfield in the Scotland vs England match.[1]

He took part in the 1962 British Lions tour to South Africa, playing in three test matches.

After he retired from playing, he was for many years the rugby coach and a teacher at Ampleforth College.