|Full name||Steven Shingler|
|Date of birth||20 June 1991|
|Place of birth||Swansea, Wales|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||88 kg (13 st 12 lb)|
|* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only and
correct as of 12 February 2012.
** Representative team caps and points correct
as of 12 February 2012.
His older brother Aaron Shingler is a Wales international rugby union player.
Llanelli and Scarlets
Shingler made his competitive debut for Llanelli RFC in 2009 against Cross Keys. He played for the Scarlets in four games, two of which were pre-season fixtures against Gloucester and Worcester. He also played for the Scarlets in their LV=Cup games, against Leeds and London Irish, scoring 20 points against the Exiles. During this time he produced some quality displays for the Scarlets in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.
Return to the Scarlets
On 5 January 2012, Shingler was named in the provisional Scotland squad for the 2012 Six Nations, based on the fact that his mother was born in Dumfries, Scotland. However, due to his appearances for Wales u-20, the WRU contested this call up, stating that Wales had officially declared their u-20 squad as their second XV at the time, which they understood made Shingler ineligible to represent any country other than Wales under the 'capture' rules. The Scottish Rugby Union defended their selection, saying that Shingler had refused to sign a document tying himself to Wales and believed he was eligible to play internationally for Scotland. However the WRU challenged this position, and the IRB ruled that Shingler was only eligible to play for Wales, and not Scotland. In May 2012 an IRB appeal hearing confirmed the earlier ruling that Shingler can only represent Wales.
In May 2013 he was selected in the Wales national rugby union team 32 man training squad for the summer 2013 tour to Japan. He was also selected for the full national squad tour to South Africa in June 2014.
- "Aviva Premiership Rugby - London Irish". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
- "Irish sign Shingler from Scarlets". BBC News. 18 January 2011.
- Shingler rejoins Scarlets
- Shingler targets Wales place
- "Robinson backing Shingler appeal". BBC Sport. BBC. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
- "Steven Shingler is barred from playing for Scotland due to Welsh links". The Guardian (London). 12 January 2012.
- Shingler appeal rejected
- Wales squad