Richard Pool-Jones

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Richard Pool-Jones
Date of birth (1969-10-22) October 22, 1969 (age 49)
Place of birthLondon
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight228 lb (103 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1998  England 1 ()
Teams coached
Years Team
2012-Present Stade Français

Richard Pool-Jones (born 22 October 1969) is an English former rugby union player and current coach. He earned one cap for England in 1998, playing in the record 76-0 loss to Australia.[1] Pool-Jones, who played club rugby in France for Biarritz Olympique and Stade Français, played for the latter in the 2001 Heineken Cup Final.[2]

After retiring from rugby, Pool-Jones began a media career in France. During the 2011 Rugby World Cup, he co-hosted a radio show with Vincent Moscato and Sébastien Chabal.[3] He also served as a vice-president at Stade Français, and was credited with helping broker a deal that saved the club from bankruptcy before the 2011–12 season.[4]

In May 2012, he was named the new head coach of Stade Français, replacing Michael Cheika.[4]


  1. ^ ESPN SCRUM. "England / Players & Officials / Richard Pool-Jones". Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  2. ^ Ian Malin (18 May 2001). "Tigers to get a taste of rosbif". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  3. ^ Hugh Schofield (22 October 2011). "Rugby World Cup proves a conundrum for French fans". BBC News. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Pool-Jones handed Stade Francais reins". ESPN Scrum. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012.