The Askeans, Streatham and Wasps prop was selected in England´s squad for the 1987 Rugby World Cup, but Probyn did not make his international debut until 1988, at the age of 31, against France.
Left out of the 1993 Lions squad which toured New Zealand, Probyn toured South Africa with a World XV in 1989, and was a member of the Wasps FC side which won the English Courage league in 1990.
Along with Stuart Barnes, Wade Dooley, Mike Teague, Peter Winterbottom and Jon Webb, Probyn wore the England shirt for the last time in a 17-3 defeat by Ireland at Lansdowne Road in 1993. In total, he won 37 caps for England and scored 3 tries.
After retirement from playing, Probyn was a member of Club England, the Rugby Football Union Committee.
Probyn is an Honorary President of Wooden Spoon, the charity of British and Irish rugby.
Probyn is also a regular on talkSPORT as their expert on Full Contact.
Jeff’s playing record is second to none and his involvement in the Rugby world since his retirement is considerable and makes him the perfect guest at a wide range of events and functions. His speaking style is very entertaining with stories about many of the characters he has played alongside as well as his ideas for the future of the game. He is very capable of speaking at Rugby Dinners— as well as corporate events.
To book Jeff to appear at your event please call a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 7251 8222 or email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
- One of the South's longest-serving broadcasters and excellent corporate presenter and a hugely entertaining after dinner speaker.
- Ex Liverpool footballer and former Welsh football manager and player currently appearing on BT Sport and talkSPORT.
- Former Captain of Ireland and a highly amusing and entertaining after dinner speaker.
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