Chris Sheasby

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Chris Sheasby
Birth name Christopher Mark Andrew Sheasby
Date of birth (1966-11-30) 30 November 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Windsor, Berkshire, England
Height 6 ft 1.5 in (1.867 m)
Weight 232 lb (105 kg)
School Radley College
University King's College London
Cambridge University
Spouse Kate Staples
Children Ella (stepdaughter), Oliver
Rugby union career
Position(s) No.8
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 11 Sept 2006
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996-97 England 7 (5)
Correct as of 4 April 2010
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
1993 England 1993 Sevens World Cup

Chris Sheasby (born 30 November 1966 in Windsor, Berkshire), is an English former international rugby union player, Eagles legend, commentator and coach.


Radley College

Sheasby was educated at Radley College, King's College London where he graduated in Mathematics in 1989, and at the University of Cambridge.

Playing career[edit]

He played No.8 in a rugby career with London Wasps, Harlequins and London Irish, during the course of which he secured seven caps for England national rugby union team,[1] and a notable place in the England rugby union Sevens squad that won the Sevens World Cup in 1993. He started in the 2002 Powergen Cup Final at Twickenham, as London Irish defeated the Northampton Saints.[2] He also played for the Effingham & Leatherhead Eagles.[3]

Post retirement[edit]

Sheasby has also coached Staines R.F.C., Bracknell R.F.C., most recently acting as player/coach for Marlow Rugby Club> He is currently coaching the under 15s Effingham and Leatherhead which his son Kai is a part of.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Sheasby was married to former British pole vaulter Kate Staples, also known as Zodiac from the television show Gladiators. Sheasby is stepfather to Staples' daughter Ella with fellow Gladiator Trojan, Mark Griffin; and the couple have two other children, two boys Kai and Luca. The family live in Esher, Surrey.[4]


  1. ^ "Chris Sheasby | Rugby Union | Players and Officials | ESPN Scrum". Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Exiles claim Cup glory". BBC Sport. 20 April 2002. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Asthana, Anushka. "How Harriman's Bentley silenced Best - Times Online". The Times. London. 
  4. ^ "Gladiators: Whatever happened to the Nineties stars?". 2008-04-27. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 

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