Peter Buxton

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Peter Buxton
Full name Peter Buxton
Date of birth (1978-08-21) 21 August 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Cheltenham, England
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb) [1]
School Cleeve School
Notable relative(s) Ben Buxton
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
Youth clubs
Years Club / team    

Cheltenham RFC
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
Newport RFC
Gloucester Rugby


Correct as of 10 July 2014
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
  England Counties
Correct as of 10 July 2014

Peter Buxton (born 21 August 1978, in Cheltenham) is a former rugby union footballer who played flanker previously for Gloucester Rugby.

When Buxton was in his teenage years, he attended Cleeve School in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He was the 'Star Player' throughout his time as a student.

Buxton signed for Gloucester Rugby from Newport RFC in 2002.[2] He has gone on to make many appearances for the club and has captained the side on many occasions. Buxton was part of the Gloucester teams that topped the table in the 2002/03, 2006/07 and 2007/08 seasons. He also helped Gloucester win the Powergen Cup in 2003 and he captained Gloucester to victory over London Irish in the European Challenge Cup victory in 2006. Buxton has scored 7 tries in 189 appearances for Gloucester, this includes a brace of tries against Bristol in the 08/09 season.[3] After 11 years playing for Gloucester Rugby, it was announced Buxton was leaving at the end of this season to join Championship side Bristol Rugby for 2013/14 season.[4] However, Buxton officially announced his retirement from rugby, effectively leaving Bristol to return to Gloucester to become their new Senior Academy Manager.[5]

Buxton was named among the replacements for England's clash with the Barbarians in 2004 and picked for England's summer tour to South Africa in 2007, but had to withdraw after breaking his hand in Gloucester's Premiership final defeat to Leicester.[6] He was ultimately never capped for the senior side.


  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Gloucester Rugby". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Buxton signs for Gloucester Gloucester Rugby – 17 April 2002
  3. ^ Buxton brace BBC Sport – 21 November 2008
  4. ^ Buxton to leave Gloucester and join Bristol for next season BBC Sport - 12 February 2013
  5. ^ "Peter Buxton retires from rugby to become new Gloucester academy manager". BBC Sport. 6 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Buxton in England squad". This is Bristol. February 12, 2013. 

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