Peter Wheeler

Peter Wheeler

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Updated On September 27, 2022
London, England
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London, England

Peter Wheeler is a former British international rugby union player. Peter Wheeler played hooker and was Chief Executive of Leicester Tigers.

Early Life

Peter Wheeler was born on 26th November 1948. His full name is Peter John Wheeler. At present, he is 73 years old and his birth sign is Sagittarius. He is from London, England. His parents’ names and other details regarding his family background are missing.

Peter Wheeler

Caption: Peter Wheeler’s picture. Source: Leicester


This personality attended Brockley County Grammar School. And later, he went on to play for Old Brockleians Rugby Club and Kent for 3 seasons.


Peter was considered a tough and technically proficient hooker and was integral to Leicester’s innovative and expansive style of play. He captained Leicester Tigers to three consecutive wins in the John Player Cup from the years 1979 to 1981 and played 349 games for the club from the years 1969 to 1985.

This personality was an early advocate of league rugby in the 1980s. Likewise, this player made his England debut on 1 February 1975 against France. And his last appearance was on 17 March 1984 against Wales, gaining 41 caps in between, including 5 as captain.

Peter went on the 1977 British Lions tour to New Zealand and the 1980 British Lions tour to South Africa. He coached Tigers in the inaugural league season which ended with them as champions. Then, he joined the Tigers organizing committee.

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Caption: Peter Wheeler with other players. Source: Twitter


Moreover, when open professionalism was declared in the year 1996, this player was appointed the Chief Executive of Leicester Tigers. And, held the position until the year 2010 when Peter was appointed “Rugby Director”, though this saw little change to his day-to-day role. This player retired in the year 2015 and was made a life member of Leicester, who he had served in various roles over 40 years.

This player was undoubtedly one of the world game’s outstanding players at his peak and, despite carrying the letter ‘B’ (before Tigers wore numbered shirts) on his back, Peter was a thoroughly ‘modern’ all-round footballer with tenacity in close quarters and more subtle skills around the field.

Furthermore, it was Peter and visionary coach Chalkie White who led the Tigers to a historic John Player Cup hat-trick at Twickenham in the years 1979, 1980, and 1981, famously keeping the trophy after the 3rd victory to keep on display forever at Welford Road.

Relationship Status

Peter has not shared the details about his personal life. Also, his past relationships are not provided. He might be married but it is unknown to the world. However, his personal details are unavailable on the internet.

Body Measurements

This player has not mentioned his height and weight. Also, his other body stats are unavailable. However, Peter has a well-maintained healthy body physique as he is a player and athlete. This personality has blonde hair and blue pair of eyes.

Peter Wheeler

Caption: Peter Wheeler while playing. Source: England

Social Media and Net Worth

Peter is unavailable on any social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

This rugby union player surely earns a good amount of money through his playing profession. However, his net worth and other earnings are not publicly provided.

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