Pete Anglesea

Anthony Peter Anglesea (born 30 October 1971 in Blackrod, Lancashire, England)[1] was a rugby union footballer who played back row for the Sale Sharks. Highly regarded by Sale when forced to retire through injury in 2006, he first took a role with the Academy at Sale and is now part of the coaching set up with the first team.

Pete Anglesea
Birth nameAnthony Peter Anglesea
Date of birth (1971-10-30) 30 October 1971 (age 51)
Place of birthBlackrod, England
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight17 st 2 lb (109 kg)
Occupation(s)Breakdown Coach (Sale Sharks)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Back Row
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Aspull, Bedford, Orrell ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1998-2006 Sale Sharks 133 (50)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
England A

In 2003 he played for England against the Barbarians at Twickenham and also captained the England A Churchill Cup team on tour to Canada and Japan. Anglesea was called up to the senior England squad for the 2002 tour of Argentina.[2]

Anglesea's club highlight is probably his Man of the Match performance in Sale's Parker Pen European Shield final win over Pontypridd in 2002. He was selected as club captain for the 2003-04 season and was a member of Sale's Guinness Premiership winning squad in 2005-06.[3]

In December 2010, Anglesea took over as head coach for the remainder of the 2010/11 season. The previous coach, Mike Brewer, was sacked after Sale won just three of their first nine games of the season.[4]


  1. ^ Pete Anglesea rugby profile
  2. ^ "Beim joins England tour party". BBC Sport. BBC. 9 June 2002. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Zurich Premiership 2005/06 » Sale Sharks » Season appearances". Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  4. ^ Sale Sharks sack head coach Mike Brewer, BBC Sport, 23 December 2010, retrieved 2010-12-23