Trevor Woodman MBE

Trevor Woodman MBE

Trevor Woodman is one of England’s most successful Loose-Head Props. He started playing professional rugby at the age of 18 joining bath. In 1996 he transferred from Bath to Gloucester, where over eight seasons he made 123 appearances in all competitions, scoring 12 tries.

In 1999 Trevor broke in to the England side as a replacement against the USA. He started his first match at Twickenham in 2002 against the All Blacks. Making a great impression, he was described by the RFU as ‘extremely tough and uncompromising’.

Gloucester were unstoppable in the 2002/3 season, winning 17 games out of 22, finishing top of the Premiership with 82 points ahead of London Wasps in second place with 67 points. Fans and players were bitterly disappointed when Wasps won in the Zurich Premiership final.

Trevor then travelled to Australia for The Rugby World Cup, for what turned out to be the Sporting event of the year.

Trevor played in all games except one throughout the tournament, the climax of the trip being his presence in the starting line-up in the final in Sydney. The tournament added 9 Caps and a World Cup Winners medal to his career, along with plenty of awards and media attention for all the England Team.

After nine years at Gloucester, Trevor announced his move from the club in May 2004 to Sale Sharks for the 2004/05 season. He began pre-season training in July and tragically suffered a career ending back injury while training in the Gym, resulting in Trevor having to retire.

Trevor moved to Australia at the start of his coaching career, working for Sydney University before becoming National Scrum Coach with the Australian Rugby Union, before returning to the UK to take on the role of Forwards Coach at London Wasps, where he worked for 4 years.

Since then he has worked with his local Radio station commentating on Gloucester’s matches, writing for the Guardian and working with the RFU in relation to the Six Nations.

Trevor joined Gloucester Rugby as Forwards Coach in March 2014.

Nuff Respect

March 2017

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