Malcolm Phillips
Birth nameMalcolm Stanley Phillips
Date of birth (1935-03-03) 3 March 1935 (age 88)
Place of birthPrestbury, Cheshire, England
SchoolArnold School, Blackpool
UniversityOxford University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Fylde Rugby Club
Barbarian FC
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] He then went on to study history at Oxford University, Trinity College, where he played rugby representing the university.

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]


  1. ^ a b c d e Malcolm Phillips Profile on
  2. ^ a b "History 1919-present Fylde Rugby". 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.