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Who is the Raging Bull?
Named the 'Raging Bull' by Sir Clive Woodward, Phil Vickery started his career in Rugby at Bude then Redruth and quickly moved up the ranks to play for Gloucester Rugby Club under advice from England 'A' coach Richard Hill, having played for England Colts in 1994. Phil had his first of 73 caps for England in February 1998 and captained them to success in Argentina in 2002. In 2003 Phil was a pivotal part of the 2003 World cup winning team. He was also honoured with caps for the British and Irish Lions several times. After 11 years at Gloucester, Phil moved to Wasps in 2006 then, due to injury had to retire in October 2010. He has packed more into his playing career than most!
In 2007 Phil decided it was time to take his clothing from the field to the stands and developed a leisurewear range which is going from strength to strength, having been recently launched in House of Fraser. Described by many fashion savvy publications as the “new Abercrombie and Fitch”, the brand is popular across all ages, and many celebrities have been seen wearing the clothing. Since his retirement from rugby, Phil has had a very active role in the growth of the brand and continues to push the boundaries to ensure the best quality product reaches its customers. Phil also has a Sportswear range, which is proving very popular with players both at professional and local level.
Will he be in a store near you?
It's always a great experience meeting Phil and he is happy to pose for photos, sign any memorabilia and have a chat.
- House of Fraser, Shrewsbury - Thursday 28th March, 12:30pm
- House of Fraser, Leicester - Thursday 4th April, 12 noon
- House of Fraser, Northampton - Thursday 4th April, 3:30pm