|Birth name||Peter Alec Rossborough|
|Date of birth||30 June 1948|
|Place of birth||Coventry, England|
|Rugby union career|
Peter Rossborough (born 30 June 1948) is a former a rugby union international who represented England from 1971 to 1975.He played club rugby for Coventry R.F.C. during the 1970s.
The England national rugby union team competes in the annual Six Nations Championship with France, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, and Wales. They have won this championship on a total of 28 occasions, 13 times winning the Grand Slam and 25 times winning the Triple Crown, making them the most successful outright winners in the tournament's history. They are ranked third in the world by the International Rugby Board as of 18 March 2019. England are to date the only team from the northern hemisphere to win the Rugby World Cup, when they won the tournament back in 2003. They were also runners-up in 1991 and 2007.
Coventry Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club based in Coventry, England. The club enjoyed great success during the 1960s and 70s, with many players representing their countries. Coventry's home ground is the Butts Park Arena, which opened in 2004. Between 1921 and 2004, the club played at Coundon Road. The club have recently been promoted into the RFU Championship following their promotion from the 2017–18 National League 1.
A native of Coventry, Rossborough attended King Henry VIII School and played rugby for his school.He studied at Durham University, where he played for the university rugby team, graduating in 1971. Rossborough was for many years a teacher by profession and reached the position of headmaster.
King Henry VIII School is a coeducational independent school located in Coventry, England, comprising a senior school and associated preparatory school. The senior school has approximately 800 pupils. The current fees stand at £12,000 per year, with bursaries and scholarships available.Due to its location close to Coventry’s railway station, the school accommodates pupils from around the West Midlands area, including towns at 30 miles' distance, such as Northampton, Warwick, Balsall Common, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth, Rugby and Nuneaton.
Durham University is a collegiate public research university in Durham, England, founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832 and incorporated by royal charter in 1837. It was the first recognised university to open in England for more than 600 years, after Oxford and Cambridge, and is thus one of the institutions to be described as the third-oldest university in England. As a collegiate university its main functions are divided between the academic departments of the university and its 16 colleges. In general, the departments perform research and provide teaching to students, while the colleges are responsible for their domestic arrangements and welfare.
The Durham University Rugby Football Club is the rugby union club of the University of Durham.
Rossborough made his international debut aged 22 on 16 January 1971 at Cardiff Arms Park in the Wales vs England match.Of the 7 matches he played for his national side he was on the winning side on 2 occasions. He played his final match for England on 1 February 1975 at Twickenham in the England vs France match.
Cardiff Arms Park, also known as The Arms Park and the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park for sponsorship reasons from September 2014, is situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. It is primarily known as a rugby union stadium, but it also has a bowling green. The Arms Park was host to the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1958, and hosted four games in the 1991 Rugby World Cup, including the third-place play-off. The Arms Park also hosted the inaugural Heineken Cup Final of 1995–96 and the following year in 1996–97.
The Wales national rugby union team represents Wales in international rugby union. Its governing body, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), was established in 1881, the same year that Wales played their first international against England. The team plays its home matches at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, which replaced Cardiff Arms Park as the national stadium of Wales in 1999.
The France national rugby union team competes annually against England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales in the Six Nations Championship. They have won the championship outright seventeen times, shared it a further eight times, and have completed nine grand slams. Ten former French players have been inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. France are currently ranked 8th in the World Rugby Rankings as of March 18th 2019.
As a Rugby sevens player, Peter had much success. He was a member of the England team that won the 1973 International Seven-A-Side Tournament, the first sevens tournament with national representative sides, and he went on to manage the England squad that won the inaugural World Cup Sevens held in 1993.
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The 1993 Rugby World Cup Sevens was held at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, Scotland, in April 1993. This tournament was the inaugural Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament. The International Rugby Board invited the established rugby union nations but also were keen to involve emerging nations in the event, recognising the fact that Sevens was providing the bridge between the developed rugby nations and those whose rugby union traditions were less well established.
Rossborough was also a member of the Coventry R.F.C. team which won the John Player Cup in both 1973 and 1974.
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