Full name Rory Underwood
Born June 19, 1963, Middlesbrough
Current age 52 years 233 days
Major teams Bedford Blues, British and Irish Lions, British and Irish Lions XV, England Under-23s, England, England XV
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 190 lb
|British and Irish Lions||1989-1993||6||6||0||5||1||0||0||0||3||3||0||50.00|
|IRB Rugby World Cup||1987-1995||15||15||0||49||11||0||0||0||9||6||0||60.00|
|Test debut||England v Ireland at Twickenham, Feb 18, 1984 match details|
|Last Test||England v Ireland at Twickenham, Mar 16, 1996 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Rory Underwood was a lightning-quick and prolific winger for England between 1984 and 1996, during which time he amassed 85 caps for England and six for the British and Irish Lions.
At club level Underwood played for Leicester and Bedford and also served in the RAF. His England career began against Ireland in the 1984 Five Nations. He quickly pinned down a starting slot for his country, and was on hand for the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987.
Two years later Underwood made his debut for the Lions, playing in all three Tests as the Lions recorded a famous series victory. After glory in Australia he was part of the England side that won the Grand Slam in 1991 and also played in the 1991 World Cup final, losing out to the Wallabies at Twickenham.
His second Lions tour came in 1993, when he scored his only try in the famous red shirt. The try helped the Lions win the second Test against the All Blacks at Athletic Park, but the series was lost 2-1.
Underwood played at his third World Cup in 1995 before retiring from the game in 1996, his last Test coming against Ireland. From 1992 onwards Underwood often played on the opposite wing from his brother Tony. They were at the time the first set of brothers to represent England since 1937.