Tony Bond (rugby union)

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Tony Bond
Birth nameAnthony Matthew Bond
Date of birth3 August 1953
Place of birthUrmston, Manchester
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
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Other representative:
1979
Broughton Park
Sale

North of England
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National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1978-1982Flag of England.svg  England 6 (0)

Tony Bond (born 3 August 1953 in Urmston, Manchester [1] ), is a former rugby union international who represented England from 1978 to 1982. [1]

Rugby union career

Bond started his rugby career playing for Broughton Park and moved to Sale during the 1977-78 season. [2] He toured Canada with the England Under-23 team in May 1977 and scored tries in both internationals against the Canada national rugby union team. [3] He made his international debut on 25 November 1978 at Twickenham in the England vs New Zealand match. [1] Of the 6 matches he played for his national side he was only on the winning side on one occasion, and the four defeats including two to Ireland and two to New Zealand. [1] He played his final match for England on 6 February 1982 at Twickenham in the England vs Ireland match. [1]

He was a member of the famous North team which beat the All Blacks at Otley on 17 November 1979. He was one of four current or past Broughton Park players in this side and was joined by former teammates Tony Neary, Kevin O'Brien and Jim Syddall in the second row. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Tony Bond Profile on scrum.com
  2. Vivian Jenkins, ed. (1978). Rothmans Rugby Yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 317. ISBN   0-354-09047-X.
  3. Vivian Jenkins, ed. (1978). Rothmans Rugby Yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 49–51. ISBN   0-354-09047-X.
  4. NOWIRUL(E) TIMES ISSUE NO. 1 Archived 22 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine