WILL GREENWOOD PROFILE
Born October 20, 1972, Blackburn
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Harlequins, Leicester Tigers, England
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 222 lb
Will Greenwood nickname: Shaggy
WILL GREENWOOD’S PLAYING CAREER
Starting out on the trading floor at HSBC in the City of London, Will followed his heart and made his professional rugby debut in 1994 for Harlequins before moving to Leicester and representing his country in 1997.
Under the tutelage of Clive Woodward, Will made his name and achieved great victories, including man-of-the-match accolades in England’s Six Nations victories over Scotland, Wales and Italy in 2002, and joint top try scorer in the 2003 World Cup. Through adverse injury problems, Will played for the British & Irish Lions in the 2005 tour of New Zealand, which rounded off 11 brilliant years at the top of his game.
His work ethic, determination and continuous need to improve, led Will to the pinnacle of the national and international game.
WILL GREENWOOD’S TV CAREER
Clever, witty, articulate and engaging, Will’s presence on screen is as impressive as it is on the pitch. A regular match-day presenter for Sky and a weekly columnist for the Telegraph, his opinions and insights are sought-after and lauded.
In 2014 Will fronted Sky TV’s School of Hard Knocks, a reality show in which he mentors a group of budding young rugby stars.
WHO IS WILL GREENWOOD’S WIFE
Greenwood and his wife, Caroline Greenwood, have three children. They previously had a son Freddie who died 45 minutes after his birth in 2002. He is a patron of Child Bereavement UK, a charity which supports parents who have lost a child.