He was capped twice by England. Both times against Wales, the first on 18 January 1964 in the 1964 Five Nations Championship (a 6-6 draw at Twickenham Stadium), and again a year later on 16 January 1965 (a 14-3 loss at the National Stadium, Cardiff Arms Park). He made 355 appearances for the Leicester first XV between 1962 and 1978.
Only Martin Johnson has played more times for Leicester at lock.
He was Leicester captain for the 1976-1977 season.