Geoff Appleford

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Geoff Appleford
Full name Geoff Appleford
Date of birth (1977-09-26) 26 September 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Dundee, South Africa
Height 1.91 m (6.3 ft)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
School Maritzburg College
Rugby union career
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)

2000 - 2005
2005 - 2007
Natal Sharks
Mpumalanga Pumas
London Irish
Northampton Saints


National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002  England 1 (0)
National team(s)
Years Team Comps

Geoff Appleford (born 26 September 1977 in Dundee, South Africa) is a retired rugby union footballer who played for London Irish at centre, then ended his career with Northampton Saints, although because of injury he never played a competitive game for the club. Geoff also played for England. He was educated at Maritzburg College.

A former Natal Shark and Mpumalanga Puma, Appleford joined London Irish in 2000. He made his England Sevens debut in 2001 and won his full England cap in 2002; qualifying through his grandparents. He was a member of London Irish’s Powergen Cup winning team of 2002, starting in the final and scoring two tries.[1]

In the summer of 2005 Appleford joined Northampton Saints.

In January 2007 Appleford was forced to take early retirement after failing to recover fully from a shoulder injury.

Also, Appleford is possibly the only player to be signed whilst injured and retire having not played a game for them[citation needed].


  1. ^ "Exiles claim Cup glory". BBC. 20 April 2002. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 

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