World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Phil Larder

Article Id: WHEBN0008235559
Reproduction Date:

Title: Phil Larder  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: England national rugby league team, Paul Newlove, Barrie-Jon Mather, John Bentley (rugby), Kris Radlinski
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Phil Larder

Phil Larder MBE (born 20 March 1945 in Oldham, Lancashire), is an English rugby league and rugby union coach.

After graduating with a degree in Physical Education and Sports Science from Loughborough University in 1965,[1] he played rugby union at centre for Broughton Park in Manchester and then Sale. Larder then transferred to rugby league, playing for Oldham and later Whitehaven.[2]

He was Head of Physical Education at Saddleworth School between 197? and 198?. Larder coached in rugby league, becoming head coach for Widnes, Keighley and Sheffield Eagles.[3] He was the 1988 Great Britain Lions tour's assistant coach to Malcolm Reilly.

Larder coached both England rugby league team at the 1995 World Cup and Great Britain and Ireland on the 1996 tour of New Zealand.

Larder then moved to rugby union, first coaching Sale, and worked with Leicester Tigers during their 4-year Guinness Premiership winning run and Heineken Cup victories in 2001 and 2002. Larder was the first specialist coach appointed under Clive Woodward in 1997,[4] when he became England's defence coach. He held the position in England's 2003 World Cup-winning team, and on the 2001 and 2005 British and Irish Lions tours.

Larder was part of the England coaching staff until April 2006, when he was sacked along with Joe Lydon and Dave Alred following a review of the team's poor Six Nations performance. Larder later criticised coach Andy Robinson for letting player power run the team in his 25 month period in charge.[5]

Larder assisted Worcester Warriors as a defensive coach in 2007.[6]


  1. ^ Loughborough University - SSES - About Us
  2. ^ Official Website of the British & Irish Lions Rugby Tour - management
  3. ^ BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Welsh
  4. ^ Sport news and updates - Telegraph
  5. ^ BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | English | Robinson 'chose wrong approach'
  6. ^ [1]

External links

  • Player statistics at
  • Coach statistics at
  • Statistics at
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.