Peter Rossborough

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.

Peter Rossborough
Birth namePeter Alec Rossborough
Date of birth (1948-06-30) 30 June 1948 (age 74)
Place of birthCoventry, England[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Coventry R.F.C. ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1971–1975 England 7 (Pts:34;

Personal lifeEdit

A native of Coventry, Rossborough attended King Henry VIII School and played rugby for his school.[1][2] He studied at Durham University, where he played for the university rugby team, graduating in 1971.[3][4] Rossborough was for many years a teacher by profession, teaching English and French at Woodlands Comprehensive School, and reached the position of headmaster at Ashlawn School.[5]

Rugby union careerEdit

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.


  1. ^ a b c d e f Peter Rossborough Profile on
  2. ^ "Daily Mail Schools Cup for the Midlands". 29 September 2005. Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Memorable Durham season". Evening Chronicle. 3 May 2004. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  4. ^ "December Congregation". Durham University Gazette (19): 24. 31 December 1971.
  5. ^ "Scowling Harry back in town". Rugby Advertiser. 14 October 2004.