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Trevor Woodman 2012/2013

Trevor Woodman

Forwards Coach, Trevor Woodman, was brought up in Cornwall and won representative honours with Cornwall U16s through to Senior level.

Woodman played for Plymouth Albion and Bath juniors before joining Gloucester in 1995, where he made 123 appearances in all competitions.

Following his first start for England in November 2002 against the All Blacks, Woodman underwent neck surgery, having ruptured a disc on a scrummaging machine whilst with England two days after that game.

Woodman returned to England colours for the 2003 Grand Slam win and then went on to make a real impact at the Rugby World Cup in 2003. He made the loosehead shirt his own in that competition, keeping out England legend Jason Leonard. Woodman was the loosehead prop in the final of that tournament and helped England to victory over Australia and to the World Cup title.

Woodman joined Sale Sharks for the 2004-05 season but sustained a career-ending back injury and was forced to retire at the age of 28.

Following his retirement he took up coaching, moving to Australia to take up a role as Forwards Coach with Sydney University. After three successful years he was then offered the role as Scrummaging Coach at international level by the Australian Rugby Union.

However, the pull of home proved to be too strong and Woodman moved back to England when the chance to take up the role of Forwards Coach at Wasps for the 2009/10 season came about. Woodman is now in his third year with the club.