Cutting through the field
Kiran Somani asks Jonathan Webb how he got to the top of rugby and medicine
- By: Kiran Somani
Jonathan Webb has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon since 1998. He also achieved a sporting dream as an international rugby player. In his rugby career, which lasted six years, he scored almost 300 test points and earned 33 caps for England. At the same time he and his wife were raising four children.
The Bristol based surgeon is not, however, unique in his sporting achievements. He is one of several sporting medics like Sir Roger Bannister, who broke the four minute mile, and the Olympic Gold winner, Richard Budgett, who is now chief medical officer to the British Olympic Association.
I asked Jonathan how he found the time for the training and preparation to be successful at such high levels of competition.
It had not been easy to be involved in medicine and rugby. He had always found it difficult to strike a balance between the two. In the summer