Dominic Waldouck

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Dominic Waldouck
Full name Dominic Waldouck
Date of birth (1987-09-26) 26 September 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth London, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 93 kg (14 st 9 lb) [1]
School Latymer Upper School Kew College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Youth clubs
Richmond
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
London Wasps
Northampton Saints
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
England U-16
England U-19
England Saxons
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
England

Dominic Waldouck (born 26 September 1987) is a rugby union footballer who plays centre for Northampton Saints. He attended Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith, London and attended Kew College Primary School.

Biography[edit]

Waldouck was born 26 September 1987, and grew up in Shepherd's Bush, London.

At Latymer School in Hammersmith Waldouck gained A grades in three A levels – Philosophy, English and History of Art. He went on to join the Wasps Academy full-time in 2006/07.

As well as his rugby talent, Waldouck was also a member of the Fulham Soccer Academy, though he is an avid QPR fan, and also played cricket for South-East England U16s.

His claim to fame is appearing on GMTV working out with Mr Motivator when he was 9 and his best rugby moments to date are scoring a try on his international debut and playing in the Heineken Cup final for Wasps.

Playing career[edit]

Waldouck joined the Wasps Academy in 2003/4 and followed it with an international debut for England U16 later that season, celebrating his first cap by scoring a try against Italy.

He made his way into the Wasps A team in 2004/05, and consolidated that with seven A team appearances in 2005/06, scoring one try and two conversions.

It was only a matter of time before Dominic earned a full-time professional contract with London Wasps, making his senior debut against London Irish in the EDF Energy Cup in October 2006.

In May 2007, Waldouck came off the bench to earn a Heineken Cup winner’s medal when Wasps beat Leicester Tigers 25-9 at Twickenham.

In 2009, he started all four England Saxons matches, scoring a try on his debut against Portugal.

A run of 17 Premiership appearances during the 2009/2010 season led to Waldouck’s promotion to the Senior Elite Player Squad and subsequent selection for the summer tour of Australia and New Zealand. Having caught the eye in the first half of the midweek game against the Australian Barbarians in Gosford, a first Test appearance seemed sure to follow but a twisted ankle ended his involvement in the tour.

He was named a vice-captain of Wasps for 2010/2011 though a ruptured Achilles tendon brought a premature end to his involvement that season. Waldouck made 15 appearances for Wasps in the 2011/2012 campaign - taking his career total for the club above 100 - also representing England Saxons in their defeat away to Scotland.

In July 2012 Dom switched clubs for the first time in his career, leaving Wasps where he had spent nine years to join Northampton Saints with immediate effect after the two clubs agreed terms for his early release.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - London Wasps". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 

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