Former lock for England who also played for Lancashire from 1972 to 1982. He later became Chairman of the Rugby Football Union.
He began playing for Fylde Rugby Club as a seventeen-year-old in 1969.
He won a then-record thirty-four caps for England as a lock.
His family has owned a textile business in Lancashire, England.
He and Lawrence Dallaglio are both former English national rugby union team captains.