Richard Sharp


Richard Adrian William Sharp (born 9 September 1938) from Cornwall, was educated at Blundell's School and at Balliol College, University of Oxford. He was a former Cornish rugby player at Redruth R.F.C., Wasps FC, Bristol FC and England (14 caps) rugby union fly-half and captain. He played for England while at Oxford and led England to the Five Nations title in 1963. He played cricket for Cornwall in the Minor Counties Championship between 1957 and 1970.

Bernard Cornwell's fictional character Richard Sharpe was named after him.

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