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Ambassador Profile: Will Greenwood

Will Greenwood

With a career that spanned 11 years and a Rugby World Cup win, Will Greenwood’s time on this pitch was nothing less than impressive. Greenwood is now a prevalent figure in the rugby media – but let’s take a look at his career.


Position: Centre

Teams: Harlequins and Leicester Tigers (1994-2006), England (1997-2004), British and Irish Lions

Caps for England: 55

Rugby career

Will first pulled on the England Jersey to make his debut against Australia at Twickenham back in 1997. Coincidentally, Australia were also the opponents in his final game for England in 2004.

Greenwood took part in several Six Nations tournaments, British and Irish Lions tours and was part of the winning Rugby World Cup Squad in 2003. After the World Cup – Greenwood was appointed Vice Captain under Lawrence Dallaglio.

Best bits

Will played a pivotal role in the Rugby World Cup of 2003, coming out as one of the top try scorers of the tournament. Speaking of the game in said tournament where Johnny Wilkinson kicked that now infamous match-winning drop goal, Greenwood has said ‘The best team doesn’t always win, but I believe the best team won that night.’

Fun facts

Will is the second highest try scoring centre at international level of all time. Pretty impressive.

Stay tuned throughout the Rugby World Cup 2019, and you might just see some exciting coverage for Canterbury by Will!



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