Former England rugby captain and World Cup winner is declared bankrupt - Ruck

Former England rugby captain and World Cup winner is declared bankrupt

Phil Vickery, the former England rugby captain, has declared bankruptcy, revealing debts amounting to £100,000 to a company now in liquidation.

The former tighthead-prop is a former professional rugby player who made a significant impact on the sport during his illustrious career.

Renowned for his formidable presence on the field and exceptional skills as a prop, Vickery achieved numerous accolades, including winning the 2003 Rugby World Cup with the England national team.

The 48-year-old, residing in Bath, applied for bankruptcy via debtor’s petition last month.

His management consultancy firm, Vix Limited, is undergoing liquidation, with Vickery owing the company £97,806. Additionally, Vix Limited has outstanding debts of £71,000 to HMRC for VAT, PAYE, and National Insurance payments.

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The Office of the Adjudicator approved Vickery’s bankruptcy request on February 21, coinciding with his resignation from at least four businesses.

According to sources from the Mail Online, Vickery has accrued debts totalling ‘hundreds of thousands of pounds’ to various contacts and HMRC.

He will now have to remain bankrupt for the next 12 months.

Read their full article on the unfortunate situation here.

England’s player ratings from 2003 World Cup final revealed

This is how the BBC rated Sir Clive Woodward’s England stars following their nail-biting 20-17 win against Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final.


Josh Lewsey: Again proved his worth in the number 15 jersey. Made some dynamic runs and kept the pressure on the Aussie midfield. 7

Jason Robinson: Always looked dangerous with the ball. Had little chance stopping Australia’s try, but did his job at the other end touching down. 8

Will Greenwood: Handled the ball well with some creative touches and put in some big tackles but ultimately failed to shine. 6

Mike Tindall: More direct than creative, but did the job he was asked to do. Produced a vital clearance in the second half before making way for Mike Catt. 7

Ben Cohen: Worked tirelessly off the ball and did little wrong. Was given little opportunity to show his class with the ball. 6