Peter Wheeler (rugby union)
|Full name||Peter John Wheeler|
|Date of birth||26 November 1948|
|Place of birth||London, England|
|Rugby union career|
Wheeler attended Brockley County Grammar School and went on to play for Old Brockleians Rugby Club and Kent for three seasons.
Wheeler was considered a tough and technically proficient hooker and was integral to Leicester's innovative and expansive style of play. Wheeler captained Leicester Tigers to three consecutive wins in the John Player Cup from 1979 to 1981 and played 349 games for the club from 1969 to 1985.
He was an early advocate of league rugby in the 1980s.
Wheeler coached Tigers in the inaugural league season which ended with them as champions. He then joined the Tigers organising committee.
When open professionalism was declared in 1996 he has was appointed the Chief Executive of Leicester Tigers and held the position until 2010 when he was appointed "Rugby Director", though this saw little change to his day to day role. He retired in 2015 and was made a life member of Leicester, who he had served in various roles over 40 years.
- Leicester Tigers board
- Leicester Tigers Official yearbook 2008–09. Leicester Tigers. 2008. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-9554366-2-8.
- Lions profile
- "Peter Wheeler". Rugby World. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
- Farmer, Stuart; Hands, David. Tigers - Official history of Leicester Football Club. The Rugby DevelopmentFoundation. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-9930213-0-5.
- "Peter Wheeler". ESPNscrum. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
- "Peter Wheeler takes up new rugby director role at Leicester Tigers". Leicester Mercury. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
- "Wheeler becomes Tigers Life Member" (Press release). 3 November 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
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