David Pickering (rugby player)

David Pickering (rugby player)
David Pickering
Full name David Francis Pickering
Date of birth 16 December 1960(1960-12-16)
Place of birth Briton Ferry, Wales
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Llanelli RFC
Neath RFC
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1983–1987 Wales 23 (12)

David Francis Pickering (born 16 December 1960)[1] is a former Wales international rugby union player. He played club rugby for Llanelli RFC and Neath RFC. He won 23 caps for Wales between 1983 and 1987 and captained the national team on eight occasions.

Pickering went on to coach Neath for five years before becoming Team Manager of the Wales A team and subsequently the Wales national team. He is now Chairman of the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), serves on the board of the Millennium Stadium and is a member of the International Rugby Board Council.


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