Paul Warwick (rugby union)

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Paul Warwick
Paul Warwick 2012 a.jpg
Date of birth (1981-01-08) 8 January 1981 (age 34)
Place of birth Brisbane, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 87 kg
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fullback, Fly-Half, Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1998–2004
2004–2007
2007–2011
2011–2013
2013–2014
Manly
Connacht
Munster
Stade Français
Worcester Warriors

72
95
49
18

(452)
(461)
(40)
(33)
correct as of 16 Feb 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010 Barbarians 2 (0)
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
Australia

Paul Warwick (born 8 January 1981 in Australia) is a former Australian rugby union player. He played at fly-half, fullback or centre.

Connacht[edit]

Warwick joined Irish province Connacht from Manly in 2004 on a one-year contract. A 97-point return in the 2004–05 European Challenge Cup saw Warwick awarded with a two-year extension on his contract. In a total of 19 appearances in the Challenge Cup, he scored 157 points.[1]

Munster[edit]

Warwick joined Munster in 2007, straight from Connacht.[2] He scored 21-point on his full debut for Munster against Llanelli Scarlets on 22 September 2007.[3] He was on the bench for Munster for the 2008 Heineken Cup Final against Toulouse, but did not come on.[4] In April 2009, Warwick scored two monster drop-goals and a try in Munster's 2008–09 Heineken Cup quarter-final against Ospreys, a game in which he won the Man-of-the-Match award[5][1]. On 27 January 2009, he reportedly signed a three-year deal with Aviva Premiership club London Irish, starting at the start of the 2009–10 Guinness Premiership season. However, there was speculation as to whether he would be joining the Irish Exiles or remaining with Munster for the start of the next season, and a Tug-of-War started between the two sides looking to secure his services.[6][7] On 9 April 2009, Munster and London Irish announced that the issue over Warwick has been resolved to the satisfaction of all parties and that Warwick would be remaining with Munster for 2010–11.[8] He was part of the Munster team that won the 2008–09 Magners League.[9][10] Warwick scored all of Munster's points during their historic 15–6 win over Australia in November 2010, kicking 3 penalties and 2 drop goals.[11] On 20 December 2010, Munster confirmed that Warwick would leave at the end of the 2010–11 season. He attracted the interest of several European clubs, who offered terms that Munster could not match.[12] Warwick's last appearance for Munster was when he came off the bench during the 2011 Celtic League Grand Final. Munster won the match, against newly crowned Heineken Cup champions and fierce rivals Leinster, 19–9 in Thomond Park.[13]

As Warwick has played Rugby sevens with the Australia Sevens, he will never be eligible to play for Ireland, despite the fact that he would now qualify through marriage and residency.

Stade Français[edit]

He joined Stade Français in 2011 on a two-year contract.[14]

Worcester Warriors[edit]

It was announced on 25 January 2013 that Warwick will join Aviva Premiership side Worcester Warriors at the beginning of the 2013–14 season.[15] He made his debut for the club on 5 October 2013, coming off the bench against Newcastle Falcons.

Retirement[edit]

On 19 May 2014, Warwick was forced to retire from rugby due to severe neck problems.[16] On 20 August 2014, Warwick stayed with Worcester Warriors as part of their backroom coaching staff.[17]

Honours[edit]

Munster[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introducing – Paul Warwick". munsterrugby.ie. 24 October 2007. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Warwick Joins Munster". munsterrugby.ie. 6 February 2007. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Munster See Off Scarlets". munsterrugby.ie. 22 September 2007. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Munster Champions of Europe". munsterrugby.ie. 24 May 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Heineken Cup Semi Secured". munsterrugby.ie. 12 April 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Warwick leaving Munster for London Irish". RTÉ Sport. 27 January 2009. 
  7. ^ "Munster want to keep Warwick". breakingnews.ie. 28 January 2009. 
  8. ^ "Warwick Situation Sorted". munsterrugby.ie. 9 April 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Magners is Munster's". munsterrugby.ie. 30 April 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "Munster End in Style". munsterrugby.ie. 15 May 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  11. ^ "Class of 2010 Excel". munsterrugby.ie. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  12. ^ "Warwick Move Confirmed". munsterrugby.ie. 20 December 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  13. ^ "Munster Crowned Magners League Champions". munsterrugby.ie. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  14. ^ "Warwick bound for Stade Français". irishtimes.com. 4 February 2011. 
  15. ^ "Worcester Warriors: Paul Warwick to join in the summer". BBC Sport. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Paul Warwick retires from rugby". The Score. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Paul Warwick joins Worcester's coaching staff". Planet Rugby. 20 August 2014. 

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