Geoff Appleford

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Geoff Appleford
Full name Geoff Appleford
Date of birth (1977-09-26) 26 September 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Dundee, South Africa
Height 1.91 m (6.3 ft)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
School Maritzburg College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)

2000 - 2005
2005 - 2007
Natal Sharks
Mpumalanga Pumas
London Irish
Northampton Saints


National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002  England 1 (0)
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps

Geoff Appleford (born 26 September 1977 in Dundee, South Africa) is a retired rugby union footballer who played for London Irish at centre, then ended his career with Northampton Saints, although because of injury he never played a competitive game for the club. Geoff also played for England. He was educated at Maritzburg College.

A former Natal Shark and Mpumalanga Puma, Appleford joined London Irish in 2000. He made his England Sevens debut in 2001 and won his full England cap in 2002; qualifying through his grandparents. He was a member of London Irish’s Powergen Cup winning team of 2002.

In the summer of 2005 Appleford joined Northampton Saints.

In January 2007 Appleford was forced to take early retirement after failing to recover fully from a shoulder injury.

Also, Appleford is possibly the only player to be signed whilst injured and retire having not played a game for them[citation needed].

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