Former England International Prop Paul Rendall Dies Aged 69 - Ruck

Former England International Prop Paul Rendall Dies Aged 69

Former England International Paul Rendall has died aged 69, after an arduous year-long battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

Rendall was a star of the England front row, with the former prop forming a revered trio with Brian Moore and Jeff Probyn during the 1980s. Rendall was nicknamed ‘The Judge’ by his teammates, due to his role as officiator of England’s legendary ‘Kangaroo Courts’.

Rendall was capped on 28 occasions for England, and made his debut towards the twilight of his career. First wearing the rose at 30-years-old, Rendall was an integral front row pillar for seven years, before his international retirement in 1991. The Judge played in the Five Nations Championships across six seasons, as well as the 1987 and 1991 Rugby World Cups.

Rendall played his club rugby at the highest level for Wasps, and also represented Bracknell Rugby Club during his career. Following his on-field days, Rendall took up a coaching role with Slough RFC.

Image Credit: Bracknell RFC

“Paul’s contribution to Bracknell RFC and the wider rugby community is immeasurable and his humour, good nature and spirit will be greatly missed by all that knew him.” – Bracknell RFC.

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Moore paid tribute to his old team-mate, “Paul looked after me when I was a fledgling international, in the hard school of the front row. “He was the best of men and a superb technician. I, and the world of rugby, will miss him greatly. RIP The Judge.”

Title Image Credit: Wasps Legends Foundation.