Chris Sheasby

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Chris Sheasby
Full name Christopher Mark Andrew Sheasby
Date of birth (1966-11-30) 30 November 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Windsor, Berkshire, England
Height 6 ft 1.5 in (1.867 m)
Weight 232 lb (105 kg)
School Radley College
University King's College London
Cambridge University
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position No.8
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
London Wasps
London Irish
correct as of 11 Sept 2006.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1996-7 England 7 (5)
correct as of 4 April 2010.
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
1993 England 1993 Sevens World Cup

Chris Sheasby (born 30 November 1966 in Windsor, Berkshire), is an English former international rugby union player, now turned commentator and coach.


Radley College

Sheasby was educated at Radley College, King's College London where he graduated in Mathematics in 1989, and at the University of Cambridge.

Playing career[edit]

He played No.8 in a rugby career with London Wasps, Harlequins and London Irish, during the course of which he secured seven caps for England national rugby union team,[1] and a notable place in the England rugby union Sevens squad that won the Sevens World Cup in 1993.[2]

Post retirement[edit]

Sheasby has also coached Staines R.F.C., Bracknell R.F.C., most recently acting as player/coach for Marlow Rugby Club.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Sheasby is married to former British pole vaulter Kate Staples, also known as Zodiac from the television show Gladiators. Sheasby is stepfather to Staples daughter Ella with fellow Gladiator Trojan, Mark Griffin; and the couple have two other children, including a son Oliver. The family live in Esher, Surrey.[3]


  1. ^ "Chris Sheasby | Rugby Union | Players and Officials | ESPN Scrum". Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  2. ^ a b Asthana, Anushka. "How Harriman’s Bentley silenced Best - Times Online". The Times (London). 
  3. ^ "Gladiators: Whatever happened to the Nineties stars?". 2008-04-27. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 

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