WARRIORS: Top 5 Famous Rugby Players Who Served in the Military

4. Rob Wainwright

  • Major in the Royal Army Medical Corps – 1987 to1999
  • Position – Flanker, Number 8
  • Clubs / Teams: London Scottish F.C, Glasgow Warriors, West Hartlepool R.F.C, Army Rugby Union
  • Scotland – 1992-1998 with 37 caps
  • British Lions – 1997 with 1 cap

Wainwright managed to maintain a professional rugby career alongside his military life. Having been commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps as a doctor, he went on to achieve 37 caps for Scotland and also played for the British and Irish Lions.


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