Fran COTTON

Fran Cotton - England - International Rugby Caps for England.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 18 November 1979

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    • POSITION
      Prop
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Friday, 03 January 1947
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Wigan, England.
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • England
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Fran COTTON - England - International Rugby Caps for England.

Career Record: Played 31:  Won 13, Lost 18 Test Points: 4 Tries: 1.

 

1971 v Scotland (Twickenham) L 16-15 (FN)
1971 v Scotland (Murrayfield) L 26-6 (Centenary game)

1971 v Presidents XV (Twickenham) L 28-11

 

1973 v Wales (Cardiff) L 25-9 (FN)
1973 v Ireland (Dublin) L 18-9 (FN)
1973 v France (Twickenham) W 14-6 (FN)
1973 v Scotland (Murrayfield) W 20-13 (FN)
1973 v New Zealand (Auckland) W 16-10

1973 v Australia (Twickenham) W 20-3

 

1974 v Scotland (Murrayfield) L 16-14 (FN)

1974 v Ireland (Twickenham) L 26-21 (FN)

 

1975 v Ireland (Dublin) L 12-9 (FN)
1975 v France (Twickenham) L 27-20 (FN)

1975 v Wales (Cardiff) L 20-4 (FN)

 

1976 v Australia (Twickenham) W 23-6
1976 v Wales (Twickenham) L 21-9 (FN)
1976 v Scotland (Murrayfield) L 22-12 (FN)
1976 v Ireland (Twickenham) L 13-12 (FN)
1976 v France (Paris) L 30-9 (FN)

1977 v Scotland (Twickenham) W 26-6 (FN)
1977 v Ireland (Dublin) W 4-0 (FN)
1977 v France (Twickenham) L 4-3 (FN)

1977 v Wales (Cardiff) L 14-9 (FN)

1978 v Scotland (Murrayfield) W 15-0 (FN)

1978 v Ireland (Twickenham) W 15-9 (FN)

1979 v New Zealand (Twickenham) L 10-9

 

1980 v Ireland (Twickenham) W 24-9 (FN)
1980 v France (Paris) W 17-13 (FN)
1980 v Wales (Twickenham) W 9-8 (FN)

1980 v Scotland (Murrayfield) W 30-18 (FN)

 

1981 v Wales (Cardiff) L 21-19 (FN)

Fran was first capped whilst still a student at
Loughborough University.

Won 7 British Lions caps, 3 in 1974 v South Africa
and 3 in 1977 v New Zealand.

Member of 1980 Grand Slam team.