Dominic Waldouck

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Dominic Waldouck
Date of birth (1987-09-26) 26 September 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth London, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb) [1][2]
School Latymer Upper School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2004–12
2012–15
2015–16
2016
2016-
London Wasps
Northampton Saints
London Irish
Ohio Aviators
Newcastle Falcons
114
42
5
6
17
(85)
(0)
(0)
(25)
(10)
Correct as of 10 September 2016
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
  England Saxons
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team   Comps
  England

Dominic Waldouck (born 26 September 1987) is a rugby union player who plays centre for the Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership.

Biography[edit]

Waldouck was born 26 September 1987, and grew up in Shepherd's Bush, London. He attended Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith, London and attended Kew College Primary School. At Latymer School in Hammersmith Waldouck gained A grades in three A levels – Philosophy, English and History of Art. He went on to join the Wasps Academy full-time in 2006/07.

As well as his rugby talent, Waldouck was also a member of the Fulham Soccer Academy, though he is an avid QPR fan, and also played cricket for South-East England U16s.

His claim to fame is appearing on GMTV working out with Mr Motivator when he was 9 and his best rugby moments to date are scoring a try on his international debut and playing in the Heineken Cup final for Wasps.

Playing career[edit]

Waldouck joined the London Wasps Academy in 2003/4 and followed it with an international debut for England U16 later that season, celebrating his first cap by scoring a try against Italy.

He made his way into the London Wasps A team in 2004/05, and consolidated that with seven A team appearances in 2005/06, scoring one try and two conversions.

Waldouck earned a full-time professional contract with London Wasps, making his senior debut against London Irish in the EDF Energy Cup in October 2006. In May 2007, Waldouck came off the bench to earn a Heineken Cup winner’s medal when London Wasps beat Leicester Tigers 25-9 at Twickenham.[3]

Waldouck was called up to the senior England squad for the 2008 tour of New Zealand.[4] In 2009, he started all four England Saxons matches, scoring a try on his debut against Portugal.

A run of 17 Premiership appearances during the 2009/2010 season led to Waldouck’s promotion to the Senior Elite Player Squad and subsequent selection for the summer tour of Australia and New Zealand.[5] Having caught the eye in the first half of the midweek game against the Australian Barbarians in Gosford, a first Test appearance seemed sure to follow but a twisted ankle ended his involvement in the tour.

He was named a vice-captain of London Wasps for 2010/2011 though a ruptured Achilles tendon brought a premature end to his involvement that season. Waldouck made 15 appearances for Wasps in the 2011/2012 campaign - taking his career total for the club above 100 - also representing England Saxons in their defeat away to Scotland.

In July 2012 Waldouck switched clubs for the first time in his career, leaving London Wasps where he had spent nine years, to join the Northampton Saints after the two clubs agreed terms for his early release.

He joined London Irish at the start of the 2015-16 season.[6]

On 8 April 2016 it was announced that Waldouck would leave London Irish for the United States and join the Ohio Aviators in the newly formed PRO Rugby. Ohio played their inaugural game on 17 April 2016 when they travelled to Infinity Park to face Denver Stampede.[7] Waldouck made his Aviators debut on 12 June 2016 and scored a hat-trick of tries at home against the San Diego Breakers.[8]

On 14 July 2016, it was announced that Waldouck had signed with English side Newcastle Falcons on a one-month trial that would see him join the club for their pre-season friendlies.[9] He has since signed a full-time contract.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - London Wasps". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/Rugby/Profiles/profile.aspx?TeamID=100969&PersonID=136127
  3. ^ "Heineken Cup final: Leicester 9–25 Wasps". BBC. 19 May 2007. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Much-changed England call up Care". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 June 2008. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "England pick nine uncapped players for summer tour". BBC Sport. BBC. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "London Irish sign Northampton Saints centre Dominic Waldouck". BBC Sport. 10 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "London Irish centre Dominic Waldouck leaves to play for Ohio in USA". BBC Sport. 8 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Ohio Trample San Diego in Obetz". Americas Rugby News. WordPress. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Dominic Waldouck to join Falcons on month's trial". Newcastle Falcons. Newcastle Falcons. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Dominic Waldouck: Newcastle Falcons sign ex-Wasps and Northampton centre". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 

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