Bill Beaumont
Name: Bill Beaumont
Occupation: Rugby Player
Gender: Male
Birth Day: March 9, 1952
Age: 68
Country: England
Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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Bill Beaumont

Bill Beaumont was born on March 9, 1952 in England (68 years old). Bill Beaumont is a Rugby Player, zodiac sign: Pisces. Nationality: England. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.


He won a then-record thirty-four caps for England as a lock.

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Before Fame

He began playing for Fylde Rugby Club as a seventeen-year-old in 1969.


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Bill Beaumont was educated at Cressbrook School, Kirkby Lonsdale where another England and British Lions player, John Spencer also went and Ellesmere College in Shropshire. He joined Fylde Rugby Club, Lancashire, in 1969 when he was 17 years old and stayed with the club till injury forced his retirement in 1982.


Beaumont won 34 caps for England, then a record for a lock, and was captain 21 times. He made his international debut as a 22-year-old in Dublin in 1975 as a late replacement for Roger Uttley. He toured Australia in 1975, Japan, Fiji and Tonga in 1979, and Argentina in 1981 with England. He played 15 times for the Barbarians, including the match against the All Blacks in 1978.


Beaumont took part in the 1977 British Lions tour to New Zealand after being called up as a replacement when Nigel Horton broke his thumb, and played in the final three tests.


He took over as England captain in Paris in 1978. He was an inspiring captain of the North of England, whom he led to victory over the All Blacks in 1979, and also of England, who won their first Grand Slam for 23 years in 1980.


Beaumont retired from rugby in 1982 on medical advice from doctors, because of successive concussions.


In 2007 the Rugby Football Union announced that the winners of the English County Championship would be awarded the Bill Beaumont Cup.


Already Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours. He was knighted in the Queen's New Years Honours list in 2019. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire.


Beaumont has represented England since 1999 on the International Rugby Board. He was the tour manager for the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. In January 2012 he put his name forward to become the next Rugby Football Union chairman, and was appointed as the chairman on 8 July 2012. He then applied for the role of Chairman of World Rugby to replace Bernard Lapasset and on 11 May 2016 he was unanimously elected to the office, with his tenure beginning on 1 July 2016.


Beaumont became a regular contestant on the BBC quiz show A Question of Sport, eventually becoming the show's second longest-serving captain (14 years in total), only being surpassed by fellow Rugby Union player Matt Dawson in 2018. The opposing captains were Willie Carson, Emlyn Hughes and Ian Botham. Beaumont hosted two episodes of the show in 1996 in the regular host David Coleman's absence: Will Carling stood in as captain for Beaumont's team.

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