Paul Burnell

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Paul Burnell
Full name Andrew Paul Burnell
Date of birth (1965-09-29) 29 September 1965 (age 48)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 17 st 2 lb (100 kg)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Marlow Rugby Club
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
 ?-1999 London Scottish
correct as of 2012-12-14.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
correct as of 2012-12-14.

Paul Burnell (born 29 September 1965 in Edinburgh[1]) educated at Reading Blue Coat School is a former Scotland international rugby union player.[1] Paul made his international début versus England at Twickenham,on February 4, 1989 a match the sides drew 12-12. He was also a member of the 1990 Grand Slam Scotland team. He toured New Zealand in 1993 with the British and Irish Lions[1] and at the time played club rugby for London Scottish. Whilst studying in Leicester he played rugby for Stoneygate FC, he was kept in the 4th XV 'to improve his rugby education' as his captain put it. His only international try was against The Ivory Coast in the 1995 Rugby World Cup.[1] He ran in from 70 yards dummying both wings and full back before crashing in under the posts in the 85-0 win. His final test match was against New Zealand at Murrayfield on October 24, 1999 in the World Cup knock-out stages having previously announce his intention to retire at the end of the tournament.

Paul is London Scottish FC's most capped Scotland International player with 52 caps and represented Scotland at the 1991,1995,1999 World Cups while being a member of London Scottish FC. He is an inductee of the London Scottish Hall of Fame.

Formerly national sales director for waste company Biffa,[2] Paul joined WRG as Commercial and Industrial Director in September 2011.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "". Retrieved 28 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Biffa Review Newsletter". Biffa Review Newsletter. August 2008. Retrieved 28 February 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Rugby international leads FCC's C&I waste development team in the UK". 12 September 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011.