Neil McCarthy (rugby union)

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Neil McCarthy
Full name Neil McCarthy
Date of birth (1974-11-29) 29 November 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Slough, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb)
Occupation(s) Rugby Coach
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Hooker
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
England Colts
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Bath Rugby
Bedford Blues (loan)
Gloucester Rugby
Bristol Rugby
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1999–2000 England 3 (0)

Neil McCarthy (born 29 November 1974 in Slough) is an English Rugby union player.

He was in the England team for the 1999 Rugby World Cup in Wales and is one of only a handful of players to have an England cap at every representative level (U16; U18; U21 and senior).

He played as a hooker but could also cover prop. He was involved with the England team from 1999–2000.

McCarthy started his early rugby career at Bath academy before moving to Gloucester and then to Bristol where his career was ended by a knee injury in October 2002.

He was Leicester Tigers Academy Manager from 2008-2015. On 11 March 2015, McCarthy returned to Gloucester Rugby to become their new Head of Academy.[1]


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