England Rugby Union International Rory Underwood Flying Wing Book


Rory Underwood the former England Rugby Union International was one of the finest wingers to ever wear the white shirt. The book Flying Wing tells not only the story of his rugby exploits but also looks at his career and family life as well as his opinion of the commercial aspects of the game.

England Rugby Union International – Rory Underwood

Rory Underwood was a lightning-quick and prolific try-scoring winger for England between 1984 and 1996. During which time he amassed 85 caps for England. And six for the British and Irish Lions.

At club level Rory Underwood played for Leicester and Bedford. And also served in the RAF. His England career began against Ireland in the 1984 Five Nations. He quickly pinned down a starting slot for his country. Underwood also represented England in the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987.

British & Irish Lions Caps

Two years later Underwood made his debut for the British & Irish Lions. Playing in all three Tests as the Lions recorded a famous series victory. After glory in Australia he was part of the England side that won the Grand Slam in 1991. Also, he played in the 1991 World Cup final, losing out to the Wallabies at Twickenham.

His second Lions tour came in 1993. When he scored his only try in the famous red shirt. The try helped the Lions win the second Test against the All Blacks at Athletic Park. However, the series was lost 2-1.

Rugby Union World Cup 1987, 1991, & 1995

Underwood played at his third World Cup in 1995 before retiring from the game in 1996. His last Test coming against Ireland. From 1992 onwards Underwood often played on the opposite wing from his brother Tony. They were at the time the first set of brothers to represent England since 1937.

England Rugby Union International – Rory Underwood, Flying Wing Book

None has played more games or scored more tries for England’s Rugby Union Team than Rory Underwood. He stands third in the list of the world’s all-time try-scorers and averaged a try a game between 1990 and 1993.

His story chronicles the dramatic change in the play and preparation of English teams and the sacrifices players have had to make to reach the same competitive level as New Zealand and Australia. Underwood’s story is not, however, just the story of a sportsman – it also looks at his career and family life as well as his opinion of the commercial aspects of the game.

Where to buy the Book?

The Book can be purchased from Amazon HERE.  Also, we offer England Rugby 1991 Shirt 1992 Grand Slam. In addition, we have recently launched our new England Rugby Cap Navy.

In addition, we have introduced three new Polo shirts to this outstanding collection – The England Rugby 1991 Polo Shirt World Cup. Also, England Rugby 1995 Shirt Polo Grand Slam. Finally, the England Rugby 1996 Shirt Polo Five Nations.