Malcolm Phillips
Birth nameMalcolm Stanley Phillips
Date of birth (1935-03-03) 3 March 1935 (age 87)
Place of birthPrestbury, Cheshire, England
SchoolArnold School, Blackpool
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
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Fylde Rugby Club
Barbarian FC
Lancashire
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National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1958-1964 England 27 (50)

Malcolm Phillips is a former rugby union international player who represented England from 1958 to 1964.[1] He was President of the Rugby Football Union in 2004-05, and also served on the International Rugby Board.

Youth and playing career

Phillips was born on 3 March 1935 in Prestbury.[1] He was educated at Arnold School in Blackpool.[2]

Phillips made his international debut on 1 February 1958 at Twickenham in the England vs Australia match.[1] Of the 25 matches he played for his national side he was on the winning side on 11 occasions.[1] Phillips was known for his running skills and speed that could challenge defences.[3] He played his final match for England on 21 March 1964 at Murrayfield in the Scotland vs England match.[1]

Rugby administrator

Since retirement from playing rugby, Phillips has been active as an administrator. He was President of the Rugby Football Union in 2004/5, during which time he tried to play peacemaker between the squabbling between the chairman of the RFU's management board Graeme Cattermole, and the union's chief executive Francis Baron.[4] Phillips has also served on the International Rugby Board. He is currently actively involved in the administration of Fylde Rugby Club.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Malcolm Phillips Profile on scrum.com
  2. ^ a b "History 1919-present Fylde Rugby". fylderugby.co.uk. Archived from the original on 26 March 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Phillips lends his experience to Fylde again", BBC Sport, Allan Foster.
  4. ^ "Phillips tries to heal rift within RFU", Telegraph, Rob Wildman, 25 November 2004.