Peters Eric

by Russell Gibbs and Geoff Pillinger
Player Eric Peters

Eric W Peters

Position: No 8

Born: 28th January 1969 in Glasgow

Height: 6ft 5ins

Weight: 16st 4lbs

Education: Brentwood School, Essex, Loughborough Univ. and Cambridge Univ.

Achievements: Captain of Cambridge University 1992/93

Honours: Scotland (29 caps), Barbarians (7 caps)

Debut game: 15th October 1993 v Llanelli

Competitive Debut: 30th April 1994 v London Irish

Final game: 3rd April 1999 v Leicester

Number of Appearances: 93

Career details: A Chartered Surveyor by profession.

Led Oxford/Cambridge side on tour of South Africa in 1993 before joining Bath

Scottish international number 8 Eric Peters marked his Bath Rugby debut with a trademark try in a 19-27 friendly defeat at Stradey Park, Llanelli in October 1993. The affable back row man went on to play 93 matches for the club in an injury plagued Bath career and scored 19 tries. Previously with Old Brentwoodians and Saracens, his time at Bath was brought to a premature end when he shattered his kneecap in a freak accident at the Rec. during a league match with Leicester Tigers in April 1999. His final try for the club had come a week earlier in a 33-14 win at Saracens. Eric battled for full fitness, but was eventually released by Bath, only to bounce back by signing for Harlequins. He suffered a further injury set back while at the London based side, but showed admirable determination to recover and was an integral part of the Exeter Chiefs side that reached the Powergen Shield Final at Twickenham in 2002. Such was his remarkable recovery, Eric found himself recalled to the Scotland squad and hoped to add to his 29 full caps, which yielded five tries. He also played seven times for the Barbarians and featured twice for Cambridge University in the Varsity Match at Twickenham. Eric made his Scottish debut in 1995 against Canada, but had previously represented England at under-21 level and in the Students World Cup before switching nationality.

Bath Rugby Appearances: 1993/1994 – 1998/1999: 79(14)

Bath Rugby Points: 95 – 19t

Scotland Record: 29 caps: 1995 – Can, Ire, Fra, Wal, Eng, Rom, Ton (WC), Fra (WC), NZ (WC), 1996 – Ire, Fra, Wal, Eng, NZ (1), NZ (2), Aus, Ita, 1997 – Aus, SA, 1998 – Wal, Eng, Fiji, Aus (1), Aus (2), SA, 1999 – Wal, Eng, Ita, Ire

Scotland Points: 25 – 5t

Barbarians Record: 7 caps: 1992 – Lei, 1993 – Exe, New, 1994 – FB, Lei, 1995 – SC, New

Barbarians Points: 10 – 2t

E. Peters

Appearances

Points

Pre-Professional

27

10 – 2t

1996/97

16(3)

25 – 5t

1997/98

19(9)

45 – 9t

1998/99

17(2)

15 – 3t

Totals

79(14)

95 – 19t

Signed From: Saracens

Transferred To: NEC Harlequins

Also Played For: Old Brentwoodians, Exeter Chiefs, Harlequins, Fylde, Rotherham and Connacht before retiring in 2003. Occasional commentator/pundit on BBC Radio 5 Live.

A Chartered Surveyor by profession.

 

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