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Charity Sporting Prints - Aims

The aim of this project is to raise funds for various charities supported by International Rugby Players (both Union and League).

There are many excellent charity rugby teams playing for various causes around the world, and we aim to help many of these teams with providing rugby prints for their use for auctions and sales where the entire purchase price goes to the charity.

Charity Sporting Prints aims to take the idea one step further.

The aim for each event that Charity Sporting Prints Rugby Legends attend, is to raise not only awareness of various charities and causes but to raise funds during the event.

Each team will be made up of international and top class rugby players, plus a small number of enthusiastic and supporting local and club over 35 veteran players coming from two clubs.  To be part of that event's playing team, these supporting players will be given the task to raise money in the preceding two months for the charity represented by the team at that specific event.  Money can be raised via any fund raising event and also the sale of any of the series of signed prints which are available at £65 and £130 each. EVERY PENNY OF THE PURCHASE PRICE GOES TO THE CHARITY WITH NO DEDUCTIONS

Each Charity Sporting Prints Rugby Legends team (including the 4 to 6 supporting playing club players) will be hosted by a local club to each event, this will include a formal or informal evening charity event where the host club will also raise funds via event ticket sales / raffle and also the sale of the rugby prints in the series.

Funding for the traveling team.

Funding for the team will come from sponsors for each event, Each sponsor will receive one of the very limited replica canvas print of one of the images as a gift from the team for being a sponsor.  These canvas prints are worth £450.  This is the only part of the print editions which helps towards the funding of the team.  EVERY PENNY of all other sales of the art prints goes towards the charities.

 

 

CHARITY SPORTING PRINTS RUGBY LEGENDS

The following international and premier club rugby players will be participating in one or more rugby events as part of the Charity Sporting Prints Rugby Legends, raising funds and awareness for various charities which are supported by the players 

 
 

Jason White


Jason Phillip Randall White (born 17 April 1978 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish rugby union footballer. He is a utility forward who can play any position in the second or back row of the scrum—lock, flanker, or number eight. White played at club level for the French Top 14 side ASM Clermont Auvergne and English premiership side Sale Sharks. He won 77 caps playing for Scotland, captaining the side on 19 occasions.  

 

 

Iain Balshaw

 

Former England international full-back with 35 caps between 2000 and 2008, scoring a total of 65 points, and coming on as a replacement in the 2003 World Cup Final win over Australia.  In a club career spanning 17 years, he played over 125 games for Bath from 1997 before Leeds Carnegie in 2004, and again to Gloucester in 2006.  He moved to French side Biarritz in 2009 and played 69 times before retiring in 2014.

 

 

 

Allan Bateman is a former Welsh rugby union and rugby league player, a dual-code rugby international centre who represented the British Lions at rugby union and Great Britain at rugby league. Born in Caerau near Maesteg in the north of the Llynfi Valley, Bateman was a precocious rugby talent playing for his Primary and Junior school team, Plasnewydd, and the Maesteg Town team in the 1970s. He excelled at both rugby and soccer, being a very fast sprinter, and also possessing a very large lung capacity which allowed him to recover from physical exertion rapidly. He was an outstanding player for Maesteg Comprehensive School where he was coached by Peter Williams, brother of Wales and British Lions superstar J.J. Williams (also from the Llynfi Valley), and by Wales back row international Gareth Williams. He began his senior rugby career for Maesteg RFC "The Old Parish" at their Llynfi Road ground. As a centre for Neath, Bateman gained four caps for Wales in 1990 before moving to rugby league with Warrington Wolves, but returned after rugby union went professional in 1996 to gain a further 31 Wales caps and one for the British and Irish Lions 1996-2001. In rugby league he played for Wales 13 times and Great Britain twice. He also had a successful spell in Australian rugby league with the Cronulla Sharks. During his 5 year stint at Northampton Saints he was a key figure in their Heineken cup triumph in 2000. He became known as "The Clamp" in his rugby league days because of the ferocity of his tackling. He follows in a tradition of rugby talents from the Llynfi Valley including Ray "Chico" Hopkins, J.J. Williams and Gwyn Evans. Following his retirement from professional rugby, Bateman continued to play for his hometown club of Maesteg. Putting his education to good use, he now works in the Hematology Department of Swansea's Morriston Hospital but still plays at an amateur level for local club Heol-y-Cyw.

Allan Bateman

 

 

 

Gordon Bulloch


Gordon Bulloch attained 75 caps for Scotland, the third highest for any player and the highest for a hooker.  He played in the 2003 Rugby World Cup and was made Scotland Captain in 2004.  He was also involved in the British and Irish Lions tour of 2001, with 2 appearances including 1 Test , and again on the tour of New Zealand in 2005, making 4 appearances including 1 Test.  

 

 

Dan Parks

Former Scotland international who won 66 caps for his national side from 2004 to 2012, scoring 250 points in the process, including a record 15 drop goals.  He played for Leeds Tykes at the beginning of a club career in which he also played for Cardiff Blues, Connacht, and most notably Glasgow Warriors.  He is the all time high points scorer for the Warriors with over 1500 points and over 100 appearances.  He was the first ever player to score 1,000 points in the Celtic League in which the Warriors play.

 

 

Rob Henderson is a rugby union footballer who now plays at centre for Esher RFC. He has represented Ireland with 32 caps including a memorable victory over France in the 2000 Six Nations championship and toured with the 2001 British and Irish Lions, scoring a hat-trick of tries on his first start for the Lions. Henderson's natural athletic ability and aggression were effectively harnessed by rugby coach Dave Morris. His club teams included London Irish, London Wasps, and Leinster, and he joined Munster in late 2001 before joining French side Toulon in 2006. He later returned to the UK to sign for Esher RFC.  Sadly, Rob is injured and will not be playing in the team in this year's Dubai tournament, but will hopefully be playing in the squad in 2014.

Rob Henderson

 

 

Ian Gough

Ian Gough (born 10 November 1976) is a Welsh rugby union footballer, currently playing for the Ospreys in the Celtic League. His usual position is at lock. He has also played for the Welsh national team, winning no less than 64 caps, and making his debut against South Africa in 1998. He played in the 2006 Six Nations Championship, and the mid year series against Argentina. He also played within the Irish under-19 international team. He was named in the 35 man Wales national squad for the 2010 Six Nations tournament. Unfortunately Ian is unable to join us for the Dubai tournament this year, but will hopefully be able to play in next year's tournament.

 

 

Gavin Michael Thomas won 24 caps for Wales, scoring four tries as a flanker. He played his club rugby for Tondu, Bridgend, Bath, the Ospreys, (15 appearances), the Scarlets (93 appearances) and the Newport Gwent Dragons (61 appearances). Thomas made his senior international debut for Wales on 10 June 2001 against Japan, and was capped on another six occasions that year. He then played in the 2002 Six Nations, as well as playing Tests against South Africa and Romania. He was capped six times in 2003, including the Six Nations. He played in two Tests against Argentina in June 2006. In May 2010, he was added to the Wales national rugby union team standby list for the summer matches and subsequently called into the full squad due to injury to Andy Powell. Thomas returned to the Wales starting lineup against New Zealand in Dunedin on 19 June 2010 after a four year absence. Thomas announced his retirement from rugby in June 2012.

Gavin Thomas

 

 

Dave Hilton

Dave Hilton born 3 April 1970 in Bristol, England is a former rugby union player for Bath Rugby, Glasgow Warriors and Bristol Rugby whose position of choice is as a prop.  He gained his first cap for the Scotland national rugby union team against Canada on 21 January 1991 and his 42nd and final cap against South Africa on 16 November 2002. During his club career 'Hilts' won the European Cup for Bath in 1998, as well as league and domestic cup successes for the same club.  In 2000 and after 41 caps for Scotland Dave discovered that his grandfather was born in Bristol and not Edinburgh as previously believed.  Under new international eligibility rules this meant that he no longer qualified to play for Scotland.  Dave moved from Bath to Glasgow to play for the then Glasgow Rugby club in order to qualify under the 3-year residency rule.  After that period of residency Dave played once more for Scotland in a victory over South Africa in 2002 before returning to the English West Country to play for Bristol, until his retirement in 2008.  In 2012 Dave joined Moseley as forwards coach and occasional replacement prop, having previously been coach at Dings Crusaders.

 

 

 

Thinus Delport

Thinus Delport (Born 2 February 1975 in Port Elizabeth) is a South African ex rugby union player who played at wing or fullback for Worcester Warriors and South Africa.  He started his career playing for the Lions from U21 level and he made his senior debut in 1997. Playing in the Super 12 for the Lions formerly known as The Cats.  Thinus joined Worcester from Gloucester in 2004.  Thinus left Worcester Warriors in 2007 and became a television rugby presenter He made his international debut on the Springboks' 1997 European tour. However, it was three years before he made his test debut against Canada in East London (2000).  Delport also played in the Tsunami Memorial game representing the southern hemisphere alongside some of the world’s greatest players.  It was announced in March 2008 that Thinus would be moving to Japanese Side Kobelco Steelers at the end of the season, to pursue a new rugby career there.  On the 24th of June 2010 it was announced Thinus had signed a 1 year deal at National 1 outfit Stourbridge as a player coach.

 

 

Andrew (Andy) Craig (born 16 March 1976) is a Scottish rugby union footballer who plays at outside centre. He played for Glasgow, Leeds Tykes and Scotland. Craig previously represented Scotland at rugby league, playing for Wigan, Halifax, Widnes and Swinton. He switched to rugby union joining Orrell in 2000, before moving to Glasgow in the summer of 2004. He then moved to Leeds Tykes for the 2005/2006 season. Craig earned his first cap for Scotland on Saturday, 15 June 2002 against Canada in Vancouver. Craig was an important member of the Scotland team for the 2003 Six Nations Championship and in 2005 under the reign of the Matt Williams he was the starting outside centre. Although it was a disappointing season for Scotland (one win against Italy), Craig scored two tries, against England and Wales. Craig suffered a setback after picking up an injury during the 2005/6 season for Glasgow. He returned to action for a few games after his injury and subsequently scored a try in one of his games.

Andy Craig

 

 

Ben Darwin

Ben Darwin has played 28 times for the Wallabies, usually as tight head prop from 2001 to 2003. During this time, Darwin played games against the British and Irish Lions and was part of the Wallabies’ 2003 Rugby World Cup team. Darwin made his international debut for Australia in June 2001, coming off the bench against the touring Lions in Brisbane. He also played in the 2001 Tri Nations Series later that year, and was capped against Spain, England, France and Wales. He played in the 2002 Tri Nations Series, as well as being capped another four times during the end of year tour. He played 11 times for Australia in 2003, and was included in the 2003 World Cup squad. It was during the Wallabies' World Cup semi-final win against the All Blacks that Darwin sustained a neck injury that forced him to retire from rugby. After retirement, Darwin made the switch from player to coach, starting at club rugby level with Sydney's Norths where he was appointed head coach in 2005. In 2006, Darwin was involved with the start up of the Super 14 club, the Western Force, as the Forwards Coach until mid-2006. In 2007, Darwin was selected to be a part of the commentary team covering the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France for the Australian television network, Channel 10. Whilst in France, Darwin was also in training for his first Ironman triathlon, which he completed in Port Macquarie in April 2008. He finished his second Ironman, again at Port Macquarie, the following year. Ben Darwin is the Scrum Coach/Video Analyst position for the Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby franchise team.

 

 

Craig James Smith (born 30 August 1978) is a Scottish professional rugby union player. He spent nine seasons in Scotland with Edinburgh Rugby and also played for Racing Métro and Narbonne. Craig Smith played in all three Test matches on Scotland’s 2004 summer tour to Australia, all three autumn Test games in 2005, and came on as a replacement in every Scotland game in the 2006 RBS Six Nations Championship. Previously, he played in both Test matches on Scotland’s 2002 tour of North America. Before the tour he had played at loose-head prop in the non-cap match against the Barbarians, but he lined up on the right of the scrum when he started matches on the tour. He first appeared for the Scottish national side as a substitute in the non-cap game against the Barbarians in May 2001. He won his first Scotland A cap during the 2000–2001 season against Italy and has played 10 times at that level. He also played for the Stoke club in New Zealand’s South Island and was selected for Nelson Bays against Scotland during the national team’s 2000 summer tour. On his return to Scotland in 2000 he was contracted by Edinburgh. Craig has represented Scotland at all age-grade levels and was in the Scotland under-19 squad who beat England in 1997. The former pupil of Berwick County High School has also played for Scottish Students, Scotland Development XV and the Scottish Co-optimists. Before a stint with Melrose RFC, Craig played his club rugby at Berwick RFC.

Craig Smith

 

 

Alan Hunte

Alan Hunte is an English professional rugby league and rugby union footballer of the 1980s, 90s and 2000s, playing rugby league at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity, St. Helens, Hull, Warrington Wolves and Salford City Reds as a three-quarter, and playing rugby union at club level for Pontypridd RFC. Hunte is regarded as one of the fastest British wingers of his era, generally regarded as being second only in speed over 100m to Martin Offiah. Hunte was selected to go on the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand. He played for St Helens from the interchange bench in their 1996 Challenge Cup Final victory over Bradford Bulls. Hull paid £250,000 for Alan Hunte when he moved from St Helens in 1997 as part of a deal that also included Steve Prescott and Simon Booth. In the 1997 post season, Hunte was selected to play for Great Britain on the wing in all three matches of the Super League Test series against Australia. His speed was shown in the third test when he ran down Aussie speedster Andrew Ettingshausen over a 70m run after giving him a 10m start. Hunte later moved to Warrington Wolves and Salford City Reds. Hunte also switched codes to Rugby Union, joining Pontypridd RFC in 2000.

 
 

Leigh Davies is a former international rugby union player with 21 caps for Wales.  A centre, he was known for his strength and direct running.  He played rugby for various clubs including Neath RFC, Cardiff RFC, Bristol RFC and Llanelli RFC.  In 2003 he was the first captain of the Llanelli Scarlets region.  He left the Scarlets during the 2004/05 season to travel the world.  In 2005 he was signed by the Scarlets' rivals the Ospreys who were in their first season at the Liberty Stadium.

Leigh Davies

 

 

Junior Paramore

Former Samoa international with 29 caps, and played for New Zealand World Cup Sevens.

International Career 
2004 Barbarians - Centenary Tour to Portugal 
1991-2003 Samoa - 29 Caps
3 World Cup Campaigns 1991,1995,1999 
1993 with NZ to Hong Kong 7s
7s World Cup 
1991, 92, 94 with Samoa to Hong Kong 7s 

Club Career 
2005 Powergen Shield Winners 
2004-06 Bedford Rugby Club, UK - Player/Forwards coach 
2003 Powergen Cup Winners 
1999-2004 Gloucester RFC, UK - 97 Premiership Games 
1998 Division 1 Players' Player of the Year Award
Bedford Blues Promotion to Premiership 
1997 Club Player of the year Award 
1996-99 Bedford Rugby Club, UK - 105 Games 
1996 Castleford Rugby League - Super League, UKb 
1990-95 Counties RFU, NZ 
1990-95 Manurewa Rugby Club, NZ 
1987 Auckland U20s 
1987-89 East Tamaki Rugby Club, NZ

 

 

Benjamin Ross Evans (born 31 July 1975) is a former international Wales rugby union player winning 27 caps from 1998 - 2004.  A prop, he has played for Ospreys, Cardiff Blues and Calvisano. He has played for Jersey Rugby Football Club. He currently plays for Moseley RFC.  Ben is unable to join us for the Dubai 2013 tournament, but we hope he will be with us for Dubai 2014 and other charity tournaments throughout the year.

Ben Evans

 

 

Budge Pountney

Anthony (Budge) Pountney is the former Director of Rugby at Northampton Saints rugby union club. He formerly played at flanker for Northampton and Scotland and captained the national side. Pountney was eligible for Scotland by virtue of a grandmother born in the Channel Islands; as a dependency of the Crown outside of the United Kingdom, people from the Islands are eligible to represent whichever of the Home Nations they choose. He started his Rugby career playing for the Winchester rugby football club mini rugby sides and from an early age it was evident that he would be a star of the future. Late in 2004 he became head coach of Northampton Saints, together with former England fly-half and teammate Paul Grayson. In July 2005 he became Director of Rugby. In the summer of 2013 he became Director of Rugby at Bournemouth RFC who play in National Division 2 South.

 

 

Duncan Bell

Duncan Bell was first called up to the England squad in 1998 on the so-called "Tour of Hell" and was named on the bench to face Australia. In 2005, Bell played for England A against France A and was subsequently called up to the senior squad to compete in the Six Nations tournament of 2005, making his England debut against Italy and playing in the match against Scotland. He was also a member of the 2006 summer tour of Australia. Bell was selected for the 2009 Autumn Internationals, featuring in all three games against Australia, Argentina and New Zealand.

 

 

Ben Hinshelwood is the son of famous Scottish winger Sandy Hinshelwood. He played for the University of Sydney where as a centre he helped secure the 2001 Premiership. He then joined the Worcester Warriors in England. Making his debut in 2002, he achieved 19 caps for Scotland, including 4 at the 2003 World Cup. He retired from rugby in 2005 after a back injury.

Ben Hinshelwood

 

 

Dan Scarborough


Dan Scarbrough (born 16 February 1978) is a rugby union player who plays on the wing or full back for Racing Métro.  He was National Division One leading try scorer with Wakefield for two seasons from 1999/2000 for whom he scored 17 tries from 46 starts and 2 as replacement before moving to Leeds Tykes where he continued his try scoring exploits, finishing second in the 2001/2002 list of Zurich Premiership scorers.  It earned him a place in the final two England A matches of 2002 and he played in all four A games during 2003. Equally at home at wing or full back and instantly recognisable by his blond hair, he played in the first Churchill Cup and won his first cap in the 43–9 win over Wales last August.  He missed out on a place in the 2003 World Cup squad, but he played in his second successive Churchill Cup in June as part of the England side which lost out in the final to New Zealand Māori.  Scarbrough won his first full cap for England in August 2003 with a 43–9 win over the Welsh, in the World Cup warm-up match. He has also been capped for England in the Sevens.  He moved from Leeds Tykes to Saracens in 2004. He made his debut against Wasps in 4/9/04.  Dan Scarbrough flew out to South Africa, pre world cup 2007, from England Saxons' Barclays Churchill Cup squad after several players, notably David Strettle, went down with a virus. The Saracens flier ended up on the wing at Loftus Versfeld and ended up scoring England's only try in the 55–22 defeat. He unfortunately just missed out on selection for the RWC 2007.  Since joining Saracens from Leeds Tykes in 2004, Dan Scarbrough has established himself as a potent attacking weapon, leading the try scoring for the 2005/06 season.  A series of injuries reduced his first team appearances to just eight in that first season, but he played 40 times for the Men In Black the next season at both wing and full back and was beginning to show the form that made him one of Leeds Tykes most prolific try scorers.  At the end of December 2008, it was announced that he had left the club by mutual consent.  He has since moved to French side Racing Métro.

 

 

Lenny Woodard

Professional rugby player from 1997 to 2005 with Ebbw Vale, London Welsh, Pontypridd, Pontypool, Bridgend, Pertemps Bees (Birmingham and Solihull). Professional rugby league player with Hull FC and Celtic Crusaders. Senior Wales Rugby league international 5 caps, 3 tries. Senior Wales rugby union international - South Africa Tour 1998. Great Britain Students rugby league international 2 caps, 1 try. Wales students rugby league international. Highest try scorer in Wales league rugby with 173 tries, holds record for most tries in a game (7 v Treorchy), holds record for most tries in season - 39 for Pontypool 2002-03.

 

 

Hendre Fourie

Hendre Fourie is a retired South African professional Rugby player who finished his career playing for Sale Sharks after signing from Leeds Carnegie in the Summer of 2011. His preferred position was at Flanker. Although he was born in South Africa, he qualified for England through residency laws. He made his debut for England on Saturday 6 November 2010 as a late replacement in a defeat to New Zealand at Twickenham. Known to his team mates as Shrek, Fourie moved to England in 2005 when he signed for Rotherham Titans. He was a central figure as Rotherham beat Leeds twice in the 2006–07 season, and reluctantly elected to move to Headingley after they were narrowly promoted as champions of National One. Fourie was a relatively late developer at an elite level, only realising his potential under the tutelage of his mentor Andre Bester at the Rotherham Titans. This development was characterised by two significant changes in this game, the spin in the tackle and being more selective in hitting rucks. These changes combined with his raw power and his rucking technique allowed him to make a significant impact when hitting the Premiership scene with Leeds Carnegie. Fourie was forced to retire from professional rugby union on the 3rd January 2013 due to a persistent shoulder injury.

 

 

Roland Reid

Roland Reid was unusual in the professional game for his ability to play either as a back or a forward. For his two Scotland appearances – in his first, as a replacement against Tonga in 2001, he scored a try within a minute of his introduction – he played on the wing, but he alternated between that berth and the back row throughout a career that began with the South African province Boland and encompassed spells with Glasgow, the Golden Lions, London Irish and Leeds.

 

 

Gareth Bowen

Gareth started out playing for his local club Abercynon RFC and played through the mini's up to youth. He gained representative honours with Wales Schools at under 16 and 18 then captained Wales Youth to the World Cup in France. At 17 He was asked to join Bridgend youth and in his first season broke in to the first team and then signed his first professional contract whilst studying at Neath College. After 2 seasons he left to join Bedford under Paul Turner who were then in the Zurich premiership. He joined Bristol in 1999 aged 20 and learnt a great deal from playing with players like Agustin Pichot, Henry Honiball and under the guidance of Bob Dwyer. Whilst playing at Bristol Gareth got selected to play for the Wales 7's on the IRB Circuit in Wellington New Zealand which was a huge honour. After a successful tournament in New Zealand he went on to play in rest of the IRB series for Wales with his highlight being the overall top points scorer in the Hong Kong7's tournament. The following season he joined Llanelli and enjoyed just under 7 years there playing in over 120 games and scoring 1048 points. Playing in the Heineken Cup and winning the Celtic League in 2004 were stand out memories. He left the scarlets in 2006-07 season and joined Neath in the Welsh Premiership winning the league title before going overseas and signing for Aurillac in France in 2007.

 

 

Clubs played for 
Berwick, Duns, Jed-forest, Melrose, The Borders, Norham rfc charity

Rep rugby 
England colts xv, Northumberland, North of England, Scottish Borders u21, Co-optimists, Border league xv, Scotland club international (4caps)

Selected Honours -
Berwick rfc captain 2005-2008, Jed-forest captain 2009-2010, 2 x scottish premier 1 league winner, Border league winner

Gary Holborn

 

 

Jonathan Hawker

DOB: 27/05/73
Position: Centre/10
Rugby Professional 1995-2004 representing Ebbw Vale, Pontypool and Bristol. 
Representative Honours: all junior age grades from Wales U15-U21 culminating in Senior Wales A cap in 2000. 
Represented Invitation Teams such as Crawshays and Major Stanley's XV
Represented Wooden Spoon Legends Vets 10s team in Dubai 2010 and Amsterdam 2011
Finished playing in 2007 while playing for Ebbw Vale in Welsh Premiership. 
Currently coach Newbridge RFC in Welsh Championship 2010-present.

 

 

Maea David is a New Zealand rugby union coach and former rugby league player who played professionally in England and Australia. David played in the Canterbury Rugby League competition for the Papanui Tigers and made his Canterbury debut in 1992. He also made the Kiwi Colts that year. David made the 1993 New Zealand Kiwis trials but did not make the final squad. He played for the Canterbury Country Cardinals in the inaugural Lion Red Cup. In 1994 he signed with Hull and moved to England. He spent the 1996 and 1997 seasons with the Illawarra Steelers, playing in 11 first grade matches. David then returned to Hull for 1998's Super League III season. David also played for Featherstone Rovers and Doncaster Dragons.

Maea David

 
 

Martin Moana

Martin Moana (born 13 August 1973 in Huntly, New Zealand) is a former professional rugby league footballer who was an international representative with 3 caps for New Zealand. He has scored an incredible 193 tries in his senior club career.  In the 1994 Lion Red Cup Moana scored 14 tries in 22 games for the Waikato Cougars.  He was then selected for the New Zealand Residents' tour of Australia and named in the New Zealand Māori side for the 1994 Pacific Cup in Fiji.  In 1995 he played for the Auckland Warriors and was in the inaugural side. He also represented New Zealand in the 1995 World Sevens.  In 1996 he joined Halifax Blue Sox in the Super League competition.  He played there for five years and became a legend around Halifax.  Moana competed for the Aotearoa Māori at the 2000 Rugby League World Cup.  At the end of 2000 Moana left Halifax and became something of a rugby league nomad.  He spent 2001 at both Huddersfield and Doncaster, 2002 at Wakefield Trinity, returned briefly to Halifax for the start of 2003 before finishing the season with the Salford City Reds.  In 2005 he moved again re-joining Doncaster before seemingly settling at Swinton where he was player of the year in 2006.  He remained with the Swinton Lions until his retirement at the end of the 2009 season.

 

 

Former Welsh International rugby union player with a career that spanned 16 years, straddling the amateur and professional eras of elite rugby.  The majority of his professional career was spent playing in Wales for Swansea RFC and Cardiff RFC (over 10 years combined). He also enjoyed spells at English clubs Moseley RFC and Orrell RFC and a season in the Elite French Championship with RCM Narbonne. 
During season 2009/10 he was the Director of Rugby at semi-professional Waterloo Rugby Club.


INTERNATIONAL HONOURS

Wales - 3 caps (coached by Kevin Bowering, Graham Henry and Steve Black)
Wales ‘A’ Team - 12 caps (coached by Mike Ruddock, ‘A’ Team Grand Slam winners 1999)
Wales Under 21 - 2 caps (coached by Steve Williams)
Wales Under 19 - 3 caps (coached by Alan Lewis)
Barbarians - 1 cap (coached by Bob Dwyer)

Steve Moore

 

 

Stewart Davies, born 1969, is a former Hooker for Wasps, and also has caps for England U-21 at and England A.

Stewart Davies

 

 

Lee Fortey

Lee James Fortey was born on 25th August 1975 and is a former Worcester Warriors player.

 

 

Geraint Evans

Geraint plays either fly half or centre. He played for Neath from 1994 to 2000 and was captain in 1997. He toured South Africa with Wales in 1998 and Played for the Wales Sevens team. He also played for the Barbarians in 1996, Classic Lions Bermuda and Classic Lions Australia 2013.

 

 

Rory Greenslade - Jones , Welsh , Height 6ft 2inches , Weight 100kgs

Previous clubs - Gloucester , Pontypridd , London Welsh , London Scottish.

Rep Honours - British Army , Combined Services , Wales A.

Rory Greenslade-Jones

 

 

Jason Roach

Jason Roach, born 2 May 1971, is a professional rugby league footballer, playing at representative level for Scotland.  Jason Roach won 8 caps for Scotland from 1998 to 2004 while at Warrington and Swinton and at club level for St. Helens, Swinton Lions (twice), Castleford Tigers, Warrington Wolves, and Barrow Raiders, as a Wing.

 

 

Played rugby union at premiership level for 10 years for Bridgend, Caerphilly and Maesteg.  Also involved with Wales sevens squad and sevens teams Samurai and Marauders in Dubai, Amsterdam, England, Milan and Hong Kong.  Played rugby league for Wales in 2005 in the European cup.  Also played league with Celtic crusaders, Carcassonne, Workington and Bridgend Blue Bulls.  He captained and coached Wales Dragonhearts in the 4 nations championship.  He is currently the highest ever try scoring forward in league history in Wales and second only to good friend Lenny Woodard in full standings. He  has played in Dubai 4 times twice with Marauders 7s in 20002/2003 and Bali Legends veterans  in 2011/ 2012.  He is now head coach of Maesteg RFC in Wales division 2 alongside a career as an occupational therapist.  

Karl Hocking

 

 

Gareth Davies

Gareth, who plays Centre, and is well known on the Veterans circuit, has played his rugby not only in Wales and England but with top level clubs in New Zealand and France.

Born on 5th December 1973, Gareth was a professional player from 1995-2008, with clubs including: Eastern Suburbs - Sydney, Pontypool, Aberavon, Albi (France – promoted to Top 14), Rovigo Super 10. He retired due to a neck injury in 2008. Now having had it operated on he is allowed to play from time to time: Since 2008 he has played in or is due to play in : Major Stanley Invitation XV v. Oxford Uni, Singapore Barbarians 10’s (not Vets) 2012, French Legends v British and Irish Lions Legends

 
 

Honours : Army under 21s, Army, Wales u16s 18s 21s.
Clubs : Glamorgan Wanderers, Merthyr, Calgary Irish (Canada), Taffs Well, Caerphilly.

Gavin Evans

 

 

 

Terry Fanolua

 

 

Terry Fanolua is a Samoan rugby union player who played Centre for Gloucester winning 152 caps and 29 caps for Samoa.  Fanolua played for Gloucester for ten years and became a member of the 100 league games club.  A strong and devastating runner, Fanolua was the scourge of many opposition players and in 2006 upon he switched clubs joining French side Brive.

 

 

 

Warren Milne played rugby in National League One, and with teams including Camberley, Reading, Basingstoke and Bracknell.  He also has 1 cap for Italy in 1997.  He has played for the Marauders 7s and Vets and more recently Bali Legends.  He is now enthusiastically supporting and playing for the Charity Sporting Prints team.

Warren Milne

 
 

Danny Ligairi-Badham

Former Harlequins and Worcester wing. Also appointed head of operations and technical advisor with Tonga for the 2013 World Cup.

 

 

Craig Hawkins

A vastly experienced and seasoned rugby player, Craig has featured for the Scarlets region for the majority of their history.  He has also made over 200 appearances for Llanelli RFC who he captained from 2007 to 2010 and enjoyed a number of seasons with senior Welsh rugby clubs Swansea, Bridgend and Dunvant prior to the regionalisation of the domestic game.  His skill, speed, strength and mobility have been evident throughout his career and led to representative honours with Wales at all age levels from under 16s to 21s and appearances at two Junior World Cups. Craig’s ability has also been recognised by selectors and clubs outside Wales with an impressive playing pedigree that includes two recent appearances for the Barbarians, six Welsh Crawshays tours and a season with Hawkes Bay in New Zealand during which time he won the NPC Championship and became the first Welshman to be selected and appear for the New Zealand East Coast Select Team.  Craig has also dedicated himself to putting something back into the game with the attainment of the WRU Levels 1 and 2 coaching awards and keeps up his superb fitness levels with pre-season stints as a qualified personal fitness trainer

 

 

He represented Fiji in the 2006 Commonwealth Games where Fiji won the bronze medal defeating Australia.  He was picked by the Leeds Carnegie rugby club which plays in the National Division One. He played 8 games for them scoring his first try against Saracens in the EDF Energy Cup and scored a further 2 against defending champions, Bath. A member of the winning Army Middlesex Sevens team in both 2001 and 2004, he played for Fiji in the 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens and returned from Hong Kong with a winners medal and the Melrose Cup.  He made his debut for Fiji in the XV man code in June 2005 against Tonga and has also played for the Heriot's Rugby Club and the Edinburgh Gunners briefly and Taunton RFC. He played for Gloucester as a replacement for injured flanker and fellow Fijian, Akapusi Qera. He signed a contract with Gloucester until the end of the 2009/2010 season and signed to join Sale Sharks for the 2010/2011 season on a 1 year contract.

 

Apolosi Satala

 

 

 

Taniela Ratu

Nakelo Rugby Club &Tailevu Rugby Union-1995-2000 Tavua 1993 -1995 Harlow Rugby 2001-2003,Henley -Rugby Club 2004-2006,Bracknell Rugby Club-2007-2008 Reading Rugby Club-2008-2010 Britsh Lion Vet-2010, Army 7s &15 - 2003- 2013,Hereford Rugby Club -2011-2014 Pilgrims Rugby Club 2010-2014

 

 

Hepi played in the 1986 and 1988 Pacific Cups for the New Zealand Māori.

In 1990 he moved to England, joining Carlisle RLFC. He then had a very successful spell with Workington Town which saw the club promoted from the third division to the first in two seasons, winning the Divisional Premiership against London Broncos along the way. Town initially struggled in the top flight, and found themselves at the bottom of the league at Christmas 1994. But an early January 36-10 win over Halifax, with Hepi man of the match was the turning point. From there, they rose from 16th to 9th - a position which saw them qualify for the first Super League season in 1996.

At the end of the 1994-95 campaign, Hepi moved to Australia, signing with the Illawarra Steelers for their 1996 season. He returned to Derwent Park in 1997, but couldn't prevent Town's relegation to the professional game's bottom tier. Nevertheless, for what he did in his first spell at the club, Hepi is fondly remembered in Workington.

In 1998 he played for Hull FC in Super League III. Hepi then had spells with the Castleford Tigers (1999 and 2001), Featherstone Rovers (2000), Salford City Reds (2000) and Doncaster RLFC (2001) before retiring. Although retired a few years Hepi has made a few cameo appearances for the Gloucestershire All-Golds in the 2013 season.

Brad Hepi

 

 

Epeli Qolikibua

Represented Fiji Invitation 7s 1999, to Lisburn 7s in Portugal. Played for the Army 1999-2014. Played for Samurai 7s Amsterdam, Marauders 7s in Dubai, Kogaa Whales in Roma 7s, Combined Service 15s, Army A 15s, Captain Army 7s 2005-2007, Middlesex 7s, Singapore 7s, Kenya 7s, Selectors for Scotland 7s team, played for the Army Vets vs Navy, 2012, 2013, 2014, and currently playing for Watsonian rugby club.

 

 


Andy Matchett

Andy Matchett started his professional career at Plymouth Albion from 2000 - 2004 where the team broke the national league record for the most back to back wins in the national leagues during their meteoric rise to National Division 1.  From there he played for 3 further years for the Cornish Pirates again gaining promotion to National Division 1. He was appointed player coach at Sidmouth and once reaching the appropriated 'old age' for vets rugby has represented the British Legends, Bali Legends, Ian McGeechan select VX and the Marauder Vets.

 

 

A former captain of Jed-Forest RFC in the Scottish Premiership Chris turned Pro in 1999 with Bedford in the English Premiership.  He also played for Rugby Lions and represented East Midlands against The Barbarians in 2000.  Chris played for all Scotland age groups and scored 20 points in Scotland U21s 25 - 20 victory over New Zealand Youth.

Chris Richards

 

 


David Officer

Officer, who visited New Zealand with Scotland in 1996 scoring a hat-trick of tries against East Coast/Poverty Bay and also gained 19 "A" caps, will bring a wealth of professional experience. After breaking through to the club scene at Edinburgh University and Heriot's he played for Harlequins, Edinburgh Reivers and Worcester. More recently Officer has been a mainstay of the Currie midfield and has become a coach at Boroughmuir.

 
 

Scott Hutton

Former Glasgow Hawks Captain and now Captain of the Dubai Exiles.

 
 

Andy Moore is a former Wales International rugby union player.  A lock forward, he played his club rugby for Swansea RFC, Bridgend RFC and Cardiff Blues and was in the Wales squad for the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Moore captained Wales on two occasions in 2001, winning both matches. Andy Moore played football as a goalkeeper and was capped at Under 18 level at football after 3 years with Crewe Alexander FC Youth Centre of Excellence and trails at Manchester United.  He switched to rugby and gained caps at Under 18, Wales, Under 19, Under 21, Wales A and was capped at the age of 21 for Wales against South Africa in 1995 in Johannesburg. Moore signed professional contracts with Swansea RFC and the WRU in 1995, winning 4 league title and 2 National Cups with Swansea. In 2002 he moved to Bridgend RFC winning the league title before moving to the Cardiff Blues in 2003 captaining the side several times. His career was cut short at the age of 30 with a neck injury while at the Cardiff Blues in 2004. Andy Moore received 28 caps for Wales and Captained the national team twice.

Andy Moore

 

 

I played for London Welsh, Aberavon, Maesteg and Bridgend in Union and played for Wales U20s and Students. Also played for Celtic Crusaders gaining full international honours for Wales Rugby League. Played all over the world with a number of 7s teams and toured many times with the Public School Wanderers. Have since gone on to design career ending injury products for professional sports persons which keeps me in touch with the professional game.

Paul Morgan

 

 

Graeme Kiddie is a Scottish rugby union player. A stand-off/centre, Graeme has represented Scotland at Under-18, 19 and 21 level. He started his club rugby career at Boroughmuir RFC winning the Scottish Cup in 1999 and the 'man of the match' award. Graeme signed for Glasgow Warriors from 2000 - 2002 and during this time he played for the Scottish Development side against Ireland and Wales. In 2002-2003 Graeme played in England for Plymouth Albion.  Graeme has represented Scotland 7s playing on the IRB circuit in 2002-2003. Graeme is now Principal Teacher of Physical Education at Morgan Academy in his home town of Dundee where he still plays and coaches for Morgan FPRFC.

Graeme Kiddie

 

 

Will is currently the Head coach for the 1st team at Alton Rugby.
Will started with Bristol RFC in 1988, and whilst there he represented his County, Somerset, playing for the County Colts side in 1989 and 1990. After leaving Bristol in 1992, he went on to play for Swindon, 1992-1994, Leigh RFC 1994-95 and Oxford 1995-2001.  During this period Will also represented the RAF at both Union, 1991-1993, and League, 1993-1998 and was capped at U-21 level. Will recently played for England Legends in the Sporting Prints Charity Legends Rugby Festival, played at Hellensbrough Glasgow.  Following his playing career, Will managed Oxford in 2005-2006, was Chinnor Academy Coach 2007-2008, Gosford Assistant Coach 2008-2009, United Services Portsmouth Assistant Coach 2012-2013 before joining Alton RFC as Head Coach at the start of the 2013-2014 season.

England

William 'Toby' Brewer

 

 

 Super league winner 1997
 Challenge cup finalist 96/97
 England international 1996

Played for Rochdale Hornets
 Featherstone Rovers
 Bradford Bulls
 Hull
 Hull KR
 Huddersfield 
 Still playing for Rochdale Mayfield aged 43

Matt Calland

 

 

Johnny Marsters

Johnny Marsters -  Cook Islands International with a rugby career including the clubs Saracens, Swansea and London Welsh.  His position is Prop Forward / Hooker.

 

 

Shane Mac

King country provincial and king country Maoris NZ 1985-87
Auckland Maoris 1989-90
West of Scotland 1990-92
Glasgow region 1990-92
Scotland dev vs NZ 1992
Pontypridd rfc cup and league champions 1987, 1990 and 1996, Wales
Swansea rfc cup and league champions 1992/4 Wales
2008 Amsterdam vets champions
2011 vet 7's world police and fire games gold medal champions (New York)

 

 

Steve Suger

 

 

 

Paul Armstrong

Wales U18 cap 1990 + Tour to New Zealand
Cardiff Youth – Welsh champions
Wales Youth U19 - 1991
Wales U21 - 1993
Cardiff 1991 – 1994
Pontypool 1994 – 1997
Newport 1997 – 1998
Worcester 1998 -1999
Caerphilly/Glam Wands … dual – 2000-2001… retired 

College Rovers, Natal, Durban, South Africa 1993,1994,1997,1998
Gwent 7’s + lots of invitational 7’s
Crawshays RFC Youth 
Crawshays regular for 10 Years

 

 

Arwel Thomas

 

 

 

David Corkery

Back row with 27 Irish Caps, 1994-2001 including two Rugby World Cups, in 1995 (where he was Irish player of the tournament) and 1999. Clubs: Munster (player of the year 1994, Cork Constitution (IRL), Bristol 1997-1999. He also holds caps with the Barbarians and Classic Lions.

 

 

Gavin Kerr is a retired Scottish international rugby union footballer who played prop. He played club rugby for Leeds Tykes (now Leeds Carnegie), the defunct Border Reivers, Edinburgh and Sale Sharks. During his time at Leeds he helped them win the 2004–05 Powergen Cup, the final of which he started. He debuted for Scotland in the February 2003 game against Ireland but became a regular starter for Scotland after his solid performance against New Zealand in the Autumn Test series, replacing Tom Smith after his retirement. In April 2009 it was announced that Kerr would play for English club Sale Sharks in the Guinness Premiership. He signed a two-year deal keeping him at the Stockport based club for the 2009/10 and 2010/11 seasons, but on 18th August 2010, Kerr announced he would retire from rugby due to a neck injury.

Gavin Kerr

 

 

 

Dougie Gray

 

 

 

Andy Henderson

 

 

I have 11 caps for Wales and was on the RL Lions tour, to Fiji, PNG and New Zealand in 1996. I played Super League for a number of years for Widnes, Salford, Castleford then swiched codes and played for Leicester Tigers, Newport, Dax in France to name but a few.

Jason Critchley

 

 

Opeta Palapoi is an international Samoan rugby player who won 48 caps for his country.  He was also a part of the Samoa squad at the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia.  Opeta currently plays for Scottish side Gala RFC. He has previously played for Glasgow Warriors, Border Reivers and English club Harlequins. He is 1.95m tall.

Opeta Palepoi

 

 

Lee Denham

Born In Worcester, started playing Rugby at the age of 6 at Ashton-on-Mersey RUFC just outside Sale, Manchester. Played schoolboy rugby for Cheshire and North England. Joined the British Army, Royal Corps of Signals at 16 and went on to play for: Army U19/U21, Combined Services U19/U21/U23, London div U21s, Welsh Youth/U21s, Army Senior XV, Combined Services Senior XV 5 Caps. Played Senior Rugby at various Clubs including a spell dual code Union League at Leeds. Sale, Leeds Tykes/Rhinos (Pro), Worcester (Pro), Otley, Hull, Hull Ionians (Current Club). Currently Assistant Coach at Hull Ionians mainly working on the contact area. And Head Coach for Ronin 7s.

 

 

Played professional rugby for a total 15 years within teams such as, Swinton, Leigh, and the Oldham Bears. In doing so, making two Premiership Cup Finals with Swinton. Before progressing to Leigh under the guidance of Alex Murphy were I played in the War of the Roses 1991 for Lancashire against Yorkshire, as well as, making a Great Britain team squad. Then transferred to the Oldham Bears in the Rugby Super League, consequently, playing in Super League 1 & 2, were I played in the World Club Challenge in Australia and also represented Ireland in the 1995 World Cup.  Since retiring from rugby, I ascertained my teaching degree in 1999, before progressing to my current position of an Assistant Head Teacher in a secondary school in Liverpool, as well as, working with the RFU as an accredited RFU tutor to aspire coaches onto their next level of coaching!

Paul Topping

 

 

Mike Umaga is a former Samoan rugby union international player with 13 caps for his country and his brother is the former New Zealand rugby union Captain Tana Umaga. 

Mike Umaga moved to England in 1995 and played two seasons of rugby league with Halifax However, shortly after rugby union turned professional, he switched codes, joining Rotherham in 1997 as player/coach.

He made his on-field debut on January 17, 1998, and in six seasons with the club played 133 games (started 130), scoring 38 tries, 85 conversions & 69 penalties for a total of 567 points.[2] He jointly holds the club record for most conversions in a single match (10 v Waterloo on March 11, 2000) He played his last game for Rotherham on May 8, 2004 against Newcastle Falcons. Umaga scored one try in the 20-26 loss, which was the final game of the Zurich Premiership 2003/2004 season. 

In July 2004, Umaga signed with Coventry R.F.C., initially as the backs coach, becoming the assistant coach in September 2004 and the head coach in April 2005. 

Mike Umaga

 

 

Kevin Ellis (born 29 May 1965) is a Welsh former professional rugby league and rugby union footballer of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. A Great Britain and Wales national representative, playing club level rugby union for Bridgend RFC, Maesteg RFC (twice), Treorchy RFC, Sale Sharks, London Irish, Cardiff RFC, Pontypool RFC, and Ebbw Vale RFC, at playing representative level rugby league for Wales, and at club level for Warrington Wolves, Workington Town, Gold Coast Chargers,Bridgend Blue Bulls, and Celtic Crusaders, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth,Scrum-half/Halfback, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 6, 7, or 13.

Ellis won caps for Wales while at Warrington in 1991 against Papua New Guinea, in 1992 against France, England, and France, in 1993 against New Zealand, in 1994 against France, and Australia, in 1995 against England, and France, in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup against France, Western Samoa, and England, while at Bridgend Blue Bulls in 2003 against Russia, and Australia, and in 2004 against Ireland, and won a cap for Great Britain while at Warrington in 1991 against France. He was selected to go on the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand.

In May 2010 he announced that he would be returning to rugby at the age of 45 for the club that he was coach for, Maesteg RFC in the SWALEC Final.

Ellis also became a patron of Healing the Wounds, a British charity launched in December 2009 to help provide support and care for British servicemen and women suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Kevin Ellis

 

 

Playing career : 

Castleford tigers Rlfc 92-97
St. Helens Rlfc 98-2000
Hull fc Rlfc 2000-2002
York knights Rlfc 2003-2005
Newport dragons rfu 1996 
Won 2 Super League grand finals with St. Helens 99-2000 . 
Represented Wales Rlfc 
GB under 21's
GB under 18's
GB world nines

Chris Smith

 

 
 

Will James won four caps for Wales an played 171 games for Gloucester Rugby,between 2007 and 2014 and has also played for Pontypool RFC, Pontypridd RFC and Cornish Pirates.

A Wales international James made his international debut for Wales in a friendly match against England at Twickenham in August 2007. He was selected for the Wales squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup held in France. On 2 April 2013, it was announced that James had signed a one year contract extension to keep him at Gloucester until the end of the 2013-2014 season
On 23 January 2014 it was announced that Will James would retire at the end of the season

 

Will James

 

 

Mariano Sambucetti Played Lock for Argentina and won 11 caps for his country also played for Bristol Rugby in the Aviva Premiership and IPA Championship. Mariano Sambucetti's position of choice is at lock. He has also represented Argentina and made his debut against Uruguay on 19 May 2001.
He is currently a sky sports pundit for the rugby championship alongside Sean Fitzpatrick, Michael Lynagh and Thinas Delport. He also plays for Clifton RFC.

Mariano Sambucetti

 

 

Matthew Robinson former Wales International Rugby Union player. A centre or wing, Robinson began his rugby career at Newport High School Old Boys before joining Swansea.
He made his debut for the Wales on 6 February 1999 versus Scotland went on to attain 4 caps for Wales during 1999.
Robinson also played List A cricket for Herefordshire and a combined Minor Counties team. He also played Minor counties cricket for Herefordshire.

Matthew Robinson

 

 

Jamie Peter Robinson came to prominence playing for the Cardiff Blues. He played for Wales Under 19's, Under 21's, Wales A and played in the Youth World Cup in 1999 when Wales reached the final, losing to New Zealand along with fellow Cardiff Blues player Rhys Williams. Before playing his first match for Wales against Japan in 2001 where he scored a try on his debut. He maintained a place in the Wales squad until he got injured. In total Jamie gained 23 caps for Wales

He suffered a long lay off through a knee injury at the beginning of the 2004–05 Celtic League, returning to action in the middle of the 2005–06 Celtic League. He immediately recovered his best form, leading to him gaining a place in the Wales squad to Argentina where he started both tests scoring one try. This was also the first time he and his brother Nicky, played together for Wales.

Robinson left the Blues following the 2008–09 Magners League, signing with the ambitious Top 14 side Toulon. After the 2009–10 Top 14 season, he was linked with a possible return to the Magners League with Italian expansion team Aironi, but ultimately decided to stay in France, signing with newly promoted Agen for the 2010–11 Top 14 season.

Jamie Robinson

 

 

Jeremy Davidson rugby union lock who played club rugby for Dungannon, Ulster, London Irish and Castres Olympique. At international level he represented Ireland with 32 caps and also gained 3 caps for the British and Irish Lions on the 1997 and 2001 tours 
His playing career ended after he aggravated an old knee injury and, following a spell as director of rugby at Dungannon RFC, he moved on to coach Castres.
In June 2009 he became part of the coaching team at Ulster.
Notable achievements of his include being voted players' player of the tour on 1997 Lions tour, captaining Ulster and London Irish.

Jeremy Davidson

 

 

Shane Paul Howarth is a New Zealand born former international rugby union player who gained four caps and scored 54 points for the All Blacks before later switching allegiance to Wales, attaining 19 Welsh caps. He currently resides in England with his wife and two sons.

An outside-half or full-back, he was a prolific goal-kicker and a fast elusive runner. He scored 23 points for Wales including a try in the 32–31 win against England in 1999 played at Wembley as the Millennium Stadium was under construction in Cardiff.
Shane played for Auckland 62 times between 1990 - 1995 before joining Newport and playing 108 games scoring an incredible 1035 points

 

Shane Howarth

 

 

Sean Marsden was born in Scotland but has spent most of his life in England, being capped by England at U16 Level, even scoring a hat-trick of tries against the land of his birth.
Sean Also played for England and Scotland in their Sevens teams

He was then capped as part of the England under-18’s team and played in the U18 Five Nations as it was then, now the U18 Six Nations. At the same time Sean played for Gloucester Rugby's Academy.
A wing or fullback, he was part of the highly successful Bristol U21 team coached by Paul Hull that won the English U21 title 3 times in a row. At the start of the 2007 season he went on trial with the Exeter Chiefs to prove his fitness after an injury hit season with the Scottish regional team, the Glasgow Warriors (playing 11 Games ). He formerly played for Bristol (49 games ) in two spells as well as spells at Exeter ( 32 Games ) and Neath. He attended Bristol Grammar School.

In July 2010, he re-signed for Bristol Rugby, before leaving at the end of the 2011-12 season to join the U18 coaching staff at Hartpury College in Gloucester as Head Academy Coach. He now plays for Hartpury College R.F.C.
Sean is also Backs Coach for Avonmouth Old Boys Rugby Club.

 

Sean Marsden

 

 

Paul Sampson plays at wing or full-back for London Welsh. His former clubs include Blackheath, Worcester Warriors, Bath and Wasps Sampson won 3 full caps for England his first England cap against South Africa at the end of the 1998 Southern hemisphere tour. He won two further caps, both against Canada on the summer North America tour in 2001. All three of his England appearances came on the wing. He also played Sevens for England.

Sampson most notably played for Premiership side London Wasps between 1996 and 2004, appearing for them in over 100 games. He later played for five years at Championship London Welsh from 2006 to 2011, again playing over 100 matches.

Paul Sampson

 

 

Christopher Philip Wyatt (born 10 June 1973) is a Welsh international rugby union player whose career as a lock forward lasted from 1998 to 2003, during which he attained 38 caps for the Wales national rugby union team.

Wyatt played club rugby in Wales for Newport RFC and Llanelli RFC before moving to Irish province Munster and French clubs Bourgoin and Aix-en-Provence. His international debut came four days before his 25th birthday in the 6 June 1998 49–11 winning game against Zimbabwe at Harare. He was selected for the Wales squad in the 1999 and 2003 Rugby World Cups and played his last game in the 2 November 2003 53–37 loss to New Zealand during World Cup match in Sydney.

Chris Wyatt

 

 

Adam Jones represented Wales gaining 2 full international caps. He also represented Wales at school boy level from U16 through to U21 and captained at U16,18,19 levels. Adam started playing rugby at Swansea youth before moving to Saracens at 19 as an associate player making over a dozen appearances for the first team. The following year he signed a professional contract for Harlequins, playing over 20 games. With international aspirations in mind Adam returned to Wales to play for Cardiff where he played for 2 years, before finding his feet when he moved to the Scarlets in 2003.
Adam won the Celtic league whilst at Scarlets, and was the first player to gain 100 appearances at the region, playing between 2003-2007. He then moved to the Newport Gwent Dragons until retiring from rugby in 2014.

Adam Jones

 

 

Kati Tuipolotu has also just text me back to say he will be joining Junior Paramores Charity Sporting prints Southern hemisphere Legends team this year
Kati played Flanker for Tonga winning 16 Caps and will be a great asset to Juniors team this year

Kati Tuipolotu

 

 

Jamie Ringer won 2 full caps for Wales and many youth caps for Wales U18's, U19's and U21's. He also won caps for Wales 'A' and Wales 7's

Jamie is a flanker, capable of playing both blind and open-side, he started playing in the welsh premiership for Cardiff RFC at the age of 19. Ringer moved to Bridgend RFC in 1999 before joining Neath RFC in 2002. Ringer's time at Neath was short as he joined Newport Gwent Dragons in 2003. During his time with the region he gained over 100 caps and scored 7 tries. In May 2009 he rejoined Cardiff RFC as a player-coach. He continued playing semi professionally until retiring in 2013, aged 37

Jamie Ringer

 

 

Anthony "Axel" Foley (born 30 October 1973 in Limerick,) and currently head coach of Munster. He played for Munster 202 games scoring 195 points and won a total of 62 Caps for Ireland. 
Anthony held a number of records at the end of his career. He held the record for most European caps (86) until it was beaten by John Hayes. He was the first Munster player to reach 200 caps and was the most capped player (with 202 caps) until Alan Quinlan overtook this record in September 2010. Foley still holds the record for most tries by a forward in the Heineken Cup, with a total of 23. His career total of 39 tries for Munster placed him only two behind the all-time leader Anthony Horgan.

Anthony Foley

 

 

Sione Mone Tu'ipulotu (born 28 November 1976 in Ha'apai, Tonga) Sione won 29 caps for Tonga and his usual position is at scrum-half, but he can also play as a fullback.

He played in Wales for Caerphilly RFC (2001–2003) and the Newport Gwent Dragons (2003–2006), before moving to Yokogawa in Japan.
Sione made his debut for Tonga against Wales on 16 November 1997, aged only 19. He played at two Rugby World Cup finals, in 1999 and 2007, earning two and four caps at the respective tournaments.

Sione Mo Tuipulotu

 

 

Adam came through Leicester Tigers academy and went on to make 66 appearances for the first XV. While there, he won the Premiership and Heineken Cup.
Balding signed for Gloucester for the start of the 2004–05 season.[2] After some impressive performances in his debut season, he was made club captain towards the back end of the season. In Gloucester's first game of the 2005/06 season at Worcester, Balding was injured only a few minutes into the game. Balding returned from injury in early November, coming off the bench against Newcastle Falcons. He went on to make 16 appearances during the season; however he missed Gloucester's European Challenge Cup victory against London Irish at the end of the season. During the next 2 seasons Balding did not play regularly with stiff competition from James Forrester, Luke Narraway and Gareth Delve. During those two seasons he was loaned out to both Moseley and Leeds Carnegie.

Balding signed for Newcastle on 1 July 2008 for the start of the 2008–09 season. He signed for Worcester in February on a two-year deal.
In 2012, Balding signed a contract with Newcastle Falcons and left Worcester Warriors straight away. Balding suffered a serious Achilles injury in his third year at Gloucester which kept him out for 9 months; after returning to fitness game time was limited due to the form of the team. He then spent the rest of the 4th season on loan at Leeds.
Adam has joined London Welsh for the 2012/13 season and has performed well so far.

Adam Balding

 

 

Spencer Brown has confirmed he will be joining the English Legends for the 30th may weekend,. Spencer played for Richmond and also for Bristol as Fullback and Wing. Bristol rugby fans first saw his defensive qualities when he made a bone crunching try saving tackle on Tana Umaga whilst playing against New Zealand for an England XV team at Ashton Gate. Brown was a member of the England Elite squad between 1998 and 2001 during which time he represented England at the World Sevens in Paris, England 'A' during three seasons, and won two full England caps against Australia and South Africa on the 1998 tour to the Southern Hemisphere.

 

Spencer Brown

 

 

 

 

Marcus Naylor

 

 

 

Ben Sturnham

 

 

Tony "Mushy" Buckley (born 8 October 1980 in Cork, Republic of Ireland) is an Irish rugby union player who played Prop winning 25 caps for Ireland and 6 caps for the Wolfhounds.  He was one of the heaviest men playing professional rugby, weighing in at 21st 10 lbs or 138 kilograms (305 lbs). He wears size 16 boots which must be custom made for him in Germany. He joined Sale Sharks on a 3-year deal from the 2011/12 season
Buckley joined Munster from Connacht in 2005 but his first two years were interrupted with injury.  Following initial reports, it was thought that he would move to Bath on a one year contract at the end of the 2007 season.  However, it was later announced that he would remain at Munster until 2009, after agreeing to a two-year contract extension.  The 2007–08 season provided Buckley with increased game time, starting four of the first six matches in the Celtic League, followed by making his Heineken Cup debut against the London Wasps.  It was during this match that Buckley came on for the injured John Hayes and within minutes had put Simon Shaw to ground with a hand-off on his own line.  Tony decided to join Sale Sharks for the 2011/12 season

Tony Buckley

 

 

 

Matt Back

 

 

Troy Vandem Flavell (born 4 November 1976 in Auckland) is a New Zealand rugby union player who won 22 caps for New Zealand.  He recently played for Bayonne in the French Top 14. Troy plays lock and is known for his power in the scrum.

In October 2005, Flavell returned to New Zealand after a season with Japanese club Toyota Verblitz.  He opted for a switch to the Auckland Rugby Union instead of joining his former side North Harbour (based in the northern part of the Auckland Region).  He was contracted to Auckland for two seasons.  Flavell regained his All Black place in 2006 with two tests against Ireland before being injured for the rest of the season.

He was named captain of the Blues for the 2007 Super 14 season and was considered the outstanding forward of the Super 14, subsequently regaining his All Black Jersey. He played in the first five tests of the 2007 season. However he was left out of the All Black 2007 Rugby World Cup squad, being replaced by Sione Lauaki.  Many people, including Zinzan Brooke considered this to be a bad decision.

On May 2008, Flavell signed to play with the Japanese club Mitsubishi Dynaboars on a two year contract, starting from the conclusion of the 2008 Super 14 season.  In August 2010, Flavell signed for Bayonne in the French Top 14.  Flavell has played 22 tests for New Zealand, 43 Super Rugby games for the Auckland Blues and 59 games for North Harbour. He has also played for the New Zealand Māori.

 

Troy Flavell

 

 

Lee played for bath with 201 caps and retiring in 2013. Lea played for England winning 42 caps and played for the British Lions 4 times

Lee Mears

 

 

Welsh international rugby league footballer who won 30 Caps for Wales. 
Jordan played for Wigan of Super League, he has previously played for Crusaders, South Wales Scorpions, Swinton, Widnes, Castleford, Sheffield Eagles and Salford.  Jordan is a former Royal Marine of 42 Commando who served with the marines in Iraq and was awarded the King's Badge during his Marines training and played his amateur rugby league with Gloucestershire Warriors

Jordan James

 

 

 

 

Jamie Noon

 

 

Daniel Browne (born 16 April 1979) is currently playing club rugby for London Welsh in the Aviva Championship. He previously played for Bath, Northampton Saints and Leeds Carnegie in the English Premiership.  Browne is eligible to play for New Zealand (through birth), Ireland (Irish Father) and England (3 year residency). He declared in August 2010 that his preference would be to play for Ireland.  Browne's position of choice is as a number eight.

Daniel Browne

 

 

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