Peter Rossborough

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Peter Rossborough
Full name Peter Alec Rossborough
Date of birth (1948-06-30) 30 June 1948 (age 69)
Place of birth Coventry, England[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1971-1975  England 7 Pts:34;
Tries:1;
Conv:3;
Pens:7;
Drop:1

Peter Rossborough (born 30 June 1948) is a former a rugby union international who represented England from 1971 to 1975.[1] He played club rugby for Coventry R.F.C. during the 1970s.

Early life[edit]

A native of Coventry, Rossborough attended King Henry VIII School and played rugby for his school.[1][2]

Rugby union career[edit]

Rossborough made his international debut aged 22 on 16 January 1971 at Cardiff Arms Park in the Wales vs England match.[1] Of the 7 matches he played for his national side he was on the winning side on 2 occasions.[1] He played his final match for England on 1 February 1975 at Twickenham in the England vs France match.[1]

As a Rugby sevens player, Peter had much success. He was a member of the England team that won the 1973 International Seven-A-Side Tournament, the first sevens tournament with national representative sides, and he went on to manage the England squad that won the inaugural World Cup Sevens held in 1993.

Rossborough was also a member of the Coventry R.F.C. team which won the John Player Cup in both 1973 and 1974.

After Rugby[edit]

After his career in full-time Rugby, Peter went into teaching. He taught English and French at Woodlands Comprehensive on Broad Lane in Coventry during the 1970s. His most notable teaching post was at a school in the very town where Rugby was invented. Ashlawn School had only just been opened under this name and Rossborough took over as headmaster not long after. When he started the school had a bad reputation and many parents were reluctant to send their kids there. Over time, Peter managed to turn the school around, so that today, it is one of the leading schools in the country. Having spent around 24 years as headmaster, Peter decided to step down in 2008 and handed the leadership baton over to the current head, Mrs Lois Reed. He now spends time helping the school behind the scenes in his spare time. After he retired from teaching, Peter went on to become the President of Coventry RFC.

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