Marcus Rose

Marcus Rose
Full name William Marcus Henderson Rose
Date of birth (1957-01-12) 12 January 1957
Place of birth Loughborough, England
School Loughborough Grammar School
University Durham University

Cambridge University

Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Full back
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
1974 -
1978 - 1980
Leicester Tigers
Cambridge University RUFC
Coventry R.F.C.

Barbarian F.C.
French Barbarians
correct as of 2006-10-15.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1981-87 England 10 (82)
correct as of 2006-10-15.

Marcus Rose (born 12 January 1957) is a former England rugby union international full back who gained ten caps between 1981 and 1987.

Rose was educated at Loughborough Grammar School, Hatfield College at Durham University (where he is now an Honorary Fellow and trustee of the Hatfield Trust )and Magdalene College, Cambridge University )

He played for Leicester Tigers at the age of 17, Cambridge University (winning 3 Blues and captaining the side in the 1980 Centenary Varsity Match), Coventry R.F.C. and Harlequins. He represented the Barbarians and is the only Englishmen to have been selected to play for The French Barbarians.

Internationally, Rose played for England schools Under 19's in 1975 and 1976, England U23, England Students, England B and made his full England debut in the 1981 Five Nations Championship championship against Ireland scoring a try on his debut in a 10 - 6 win. After 1982 he was omitted from the national side until he was selected for the 1987 Five Nations Championship, scoring 41 out of England's tally of 48 points that season. He won his only World Cup cap in the first Rugby World Cup in 1987 but was severely concussed after five minutes of play in the first game against Australia, which proved to be his last game in an England shirt.

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