Phil Vickery MBE

Phil Vickery MBE is one of rugby union’s greatest players.

Capped 73 times by England and five times by the British & Irish Lions, Phil enjoyed a memorable career at club and international level, highlights of which included winning the World Cup with England in 2003 and then captaining his country to the final in 2007.

A neck injury sustained when captaining London Wasps against his former club Gloucester in September 2010 forced his retirement from the game.

Phil was part of ITV Sport's team for their exclusive coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, and in October 2011 he was crowned BBC Celebrity MasterChef champion after beating journalist Kirsty Wark and actor Nick Pickard in the final.

In May 2012 Phil took up his first coaching role in rugby at Premiership level when he was appointed Assistant Forwards Coach by Worcester Warriors for the 2012/13 season.

Phil lives in Gloucestershire with his wife Kate and children Megan and Harry, and he maintains a strong interest in rural issues and farming, as well as being founder of the successful sportswear company Raging Bull.

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