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Flanker

Lewis Moody

  • Date of Birth12 Jun 1978
  • BirthplaceAscot, Berkshire

A seven-time league title winner and double European champion with Leicester, flanker Lewis Moody completed his set of major honours with a World Cup win in 2003, a British & Irish Lions tour and a spell as England captain.

After joining Tigers from Oakham School, Moody made his first-team debut as a teenager in August 1996 and became the youngest player in a league match for the club. He never looked back, his blond hair, all-action athleticism and disregard for his own safety becoming a feature of the team’s play over the next decade.

He made his England debut against Canada in 2001 after age-group honours and passed the 50-cap landmark during the Rugby World Cup in 2007 on the way to an historic victory.  

Moody broke Neil Back’s record of caps for a flanker and his Leicester career closed after 14 seasons, 217 appearances and 32 tries, before a move to Bath.

The Bracknell-born Moody captained England and played in three Tests for the Lions in New Zealand.