Peter Stagg

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Peter Stagg
Birth name Peter Kidner Stagg
Date of birth (1941-11-22) 22 November 1941 (age 76)
Place of birth Twickenham, England
Height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) [1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
British Lions

Peter Kidner Stagg (born 22 November 1941)[2] is a former Scotland international rugby union player and the son of Sir James Stagg, senior meteorologist adviser for operation 'Overlord'. He was capped twenty-eight times as a lock for Scotland between 1965 and 1970, including one cap as a replacement.[3]

Stagg was selected for the 1968 British Lions tour to South Africa and played in three of the four internationals against South Africa.

He played club rugby for Sale and was also invited to play with the Anti-Assassins rugby team, a side based in Cumbria in the north of England that played charity and friendly matches at home and abroad.

In 1975 he was living in Zambia and playing rugby for the Ndola Wanderers RFC when the East African touring side the Tuskers visited. He played for Zambia in their first ever international on 31 August 1975 at Kitwe.

Although billed as 6 ft 7.5 in (2.019 m) tall, there was a suggestion that Stagg was nearly six inches (15 cm) taller than his usual partner in the Scotland second row, Mike Campbell-Lamerton, who was himself about 6' 4.5" (1.95M).


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  2. ^ Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. pp. 12:18. ISBN 0-460-07003-7. 
  3. ^ Griffiths, page 2:38-2:41