James Bailey (rugby union)

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James Bailey
James Bailey Gloucester v Saracens 26 november 2005.jpg
Full name James Bailey
Date of birth (1983-08-05) 5 August 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth London, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 14 st 9 lb (93 kg)
School Shiplake College then Millfield School
Rugby union career
Current status
Current team London Wasps
Playing career
Position Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
Moseley (loan)
London Irish
London Wasps
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
  England under 16's
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team   Comps

James Bailey (born 5 August 1983) is an English rugby union footballer. He plays for London Wasps [1] as a wing. Prior to London Wasps he played for Lyon.

Bailey joined Gloucester Rugby from Bristol Rugby in 2004, having scored 14 tries in 21 matches for Bristol in the 2003–04 season. He played 49 matches for Gloucester Rugby and scored 11 tries. One of the most memorable tries that he scored was against London Wasps in May 2006 when James Simpson-Daniel ran rings around Lawrence Dallaglio and passed the ball to Bailey who rounded off a beautiful try.

He left Gloucester in August 2008 to pursue more first-team appearances elsewhere. A move to Toulon fell through, leaving Bailey as a free agent.[2] He signed for London Irish in September 2008,[3] before leaving in the summer of 2009, after just one season at the Exiles, to sign for Lyon in Pro D2.[4][5]

Bailey is also a good sevens player and he has played for the England Sevens team several times and was a major factor in Gloucester Rugby winning the Middlesex 7s title in 2005.


  1. ^ "London Wasps sign winger James Bailey from Lyon". Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Bailey searching for new club". thisisgloucestershire.co.uk. 6 August 2008.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "London Irish sign winger Bailey". BBC Rugby. 12 September 2008. 
  4. ^ "Bailey's profile on the Lyon OU website". www.lourugby.fr.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Toby Booth to bring on more young stars". getreading.co.uk. 3 July 2009. 

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