Ivor Preece
Preece in New Zealand in 1950
Birth nameIvor Preece
Date of birth(1920-12-15)15 December 1920
Place of birthCoventry, Warwickshire, England
Date of death14 March 1987(1987-03-14) (aged 66)
SchoolBroad Street School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Broadstreet RFC
Coventry R.F.C.
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)
British Lions[1]

Ivor Preece (15 December 1920 – 14 March 1987) was an English rugby union footballer who represented and captained England Schools, England and Coventry. He is the only Coventry RFC player to have achieved this accolade. He was selected to play with the British and Irish Lions, on their tour to New Zealand and Australia in 1950.

Born in Coventry in Warwickshire (now in the West Midlands), he attended Broad Street School, Foleshill, Coventry playing in the schools successful side winning the Coventry F.C Shield one of the oldest trophies played for in schoolboy rugby throughout the world being established in 1897. Once his playing career was over he still dedicated himself to the game of rugby union serving as president for Coventry Schools, Warwickshire RFU, Coventry R.F.C. and Broadstreet RFC from 1970 until his death in 1987. Preece's son, Peter Preece, was also an England rugby union international who played for Coventry - he was capped 12 times between 1972 and 1976.[2]

Broadstreet RFC honoured Preece by naming their ground the Ivor Preece Field after him.

International matches played


British Lions

Lions 1950 British Lions tour to New Zealand and Australia


  1. ^ Ivor Preece. Scrum.com
  2. ^ Griffiths, John (1982). The Book of English International Rugby 1871-1982. Willow Books. p. 358. ISBN 0-00-218006-5.