Fran Cotton

Rugby Player

Fran Cotton was born in Wigan, England, United Kingdom on January 3rd, 1947 and is the Rugby Player. At the age of 77, Fran Cotton biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 3, 1947
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Wigan, England, United Kingdom
77 years old
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Entrepreneur, Rugby Union Player
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Fran Cotton Life

Francis Edward Cotton (born 3 January 1947) is a former rugby union prop forward who played for England and the British Lions.

He belonged to Coventry R.F.C., among other clubs. nd Sale.

He stayed in rugby administration and founded a clothing business after retiring.

Cotton returned to his old club Sale in July 2007 as a member of the board of the club. Cotton was born in Wigan, Lancashire, and went to Loughborough University to study physical education.

Cotton was preparing physically for the first time.

Cotton would win the Glengarth Sevens at Davenport Rugby Club (Stockport Rugby Club) along with Steve Smith and Clive Fernsehes during those years. Cotton made his England debut against Scotland in 1971 and has played for them 31 times.

He has also captained the English team three times. On their tours to South Africa in 1974, New Zealand in 1977, and South Africa in 1980, he was a Lion.

Cotton's infamous 'Mudman' photo of Cotton, who was waiting for the ball at a line out when caked head to toe in mud, was taken during a 1977 match against the Junior All Blacks.

It was captured by Colorsport's Colin Elsey, and the Daily Mail's sports journalists named it as the 5th best sports photo in 2009.

After leaving the field with chest pains in a tour match, he returned home early from his 1980 tour. Cotton was the Tour Manager for the 1997 British Lions Tour to South Africa, alongside Steve Smith. Cotton was the clothing company Cotton Traders in 1987.

Cotton traders were forced to leave Burma after a Burma Campaign UK probe revealed that the company was sourcing clothing from Burma.

The Burmese dictation makes a lot of money [1].


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Rugby has always been a key pillar of England's sporting landscape. From Martin Johnson to Fran Cotton and Jonny Wilkinson to Owen Farrell, the country has produced some true greats of the game. But as the nation celebrates Saint George's Day, who tops the list as the best player ever to come from England? Here, Mail Sport's ALEX BYWATER dons his hard hat and ranks his top 10 England male rugby stars of all timeā€¦