Will Greenwood is one of England’s greatest ever rugby players, as well as one of the sport’s most engaging, intelligent and witty characters. He is the second highest try scorer in English rugby history – This is not a matter of luck. He is a dedicated professional with a fantastic ethic and a desire to learn and improve continually. This has made his ball handling second to none and his vision remarkable.
After making his international debut in 1997, the 2000/01 season saw Greenwood return to the England team following a years absence. He scored a hat-trick of tries in the Six Nations Championship victory over Wales in Cardiff (3rd February 2001) and was named man-of-the-match in England’s Six Nations victories over Scotland, Wales and Italy in 2002.
The high point of his career was being a member of the England team that won the rugby World Cup in 2003. He was a crucial figure in England’s squad, finishing the tournament joint top try scorer with five to his name.
Having been part of the British & Irish Lions squads that toured South Africa and Australia in 1997 and 2001 respectively, Greenwood won his first Lions caps on the tour of New Zealand in 2005.
Will Greenwood comes from fine rugby stock as his father, Dick Greenwood, captained and coached England in the 1970’s,
A Durham University economics graduate and former City trader with HSBC, Will is bright and articulate and is constantly in demand with the media or as a speaker. He pens a weekly column in the Saturday Telegraph and is a BBC and Sky favourite.
Will Greenwood played for NEC Harlequins, Leicester and Preston Grasshoppers.
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