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Lee Mears born 5 March 1979 is a former England rugby player who played hooker at Bath, England and Lions. He had 201 appearances at Bath, 42 caps for England and 4 caps for Lions. On 11 February 2013 he retired after a long career with Bath.

Lee is currently a ambassador for VU Limited. He will be at the clubhouse for the Autumn Internationals so why not join us on the 8th November for England V New Zealand.

How do you like to spend time after training and rugby matches?

First thing on my mind is food

If you were stranded on a desert island who would be the worst team mate past or present to be with and why?

David Barnes because he is Scruffy, Messy and has bad chat.

Best city you have toured and played rugby in?

There have been so many but Vancouver, Sydney, and Manly are defiantly some of the best ones.

Most memorable match you have played in?

For me personally 1st cap is always big, 1st game for Lions and of course scoring 1st try for the Lions.

When you were young did you have a roll model if so who was it?

If you were to ask any of the rugby lads they would probably say a “Fat Jockey”. I would have to say Graham Dawe or James Dalton.

Earliest Rugby memory?

Sat on the sofa with my dog when I was about 5 watching the Lions play when the toured Australia with Jeremy Guscott.

What’s is your favorite meal?

A big rare steak.

Do you have a dream car if so what is it?

I have been very lucky with cars throughout my rugby career but I would say the car I drove for my wedding which was a Lamborghini Gallardo.

If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be?

If it was to be female I would go for anyone with a larger chest – Katy Perry – But obviously I’m male so I would go for Huw Jackman.

Worst injury?

snapped my bicep off the bone – I felt like a lab rat as they were experimenting different ways to re-attach it.

What is your best joke?

Well I have been spending a lot of time with my 5 year old son recently and he tells me I am not funny so here it goes…. “ What do you call a deer with no eyes? No Idea? ……