|Date of birth
29 November 1974 |
|Place of birth
||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
||102 kg (16 st 1 lb)
|Rugby union career
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.