Nick Popplewell

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Nick Popplewell
Birth name Nicholas Popplewell
Date of birth (1964-04-06) 6 April 1964 (age 54)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb; 240 lb)
School Newtown School
Rugby union career
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1982–1984
1984–1997
Gorey RFC
Greystones RFC
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997–1998 Newcastle Falcons 25 (30)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1987–1997 Leinster ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1989–1998
1993
Ireland
British and Irish Lions
48
3
(13)
(0)

Nick Popplewell (born 6 April 1964 in Dublin) is an Irish former rugby union player who won 48 caps for his country between 1989 and 1998. He played club rugby for Greystones RFC and the Newcastle Falcons. At Newcastle he made 19 appearances as they won the 1997-98 Premiership.[1] He started all 3 tests for the British & Irish Lions on the tour to New Zealand in 1993.[2] Career Record: Played 48: Won 15, Drew 1, Lost 32. Test Points: 13. Tries: 3. Nick Popplewell became professionally qualified as a property advisor 14 years ago when he moved from the world of professional rugby into Estate Agency. He earned his Membership with the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers and then continued his studies to earn a BBS hons followed by a Masters in Business Studies, all whilst attending to a busy sales career.

  • 1995 v England (Dublin) L 20-8 (FN)
  • 1995 v Scotland (Murrayfield) L 26-13 (FN)
  • 1995 v France (Dublin) L 25-7 (FN)
  • 1995 v Wales (Cardiff) W 16-12 (FN)
  • 1995 v Italy (Treviso) L 22-12
  • 1995 v New Zealand (Jo'burg) L 43-19 (World Cup)
  • 1995 v Japan (Bloemfontein) W 50-28 (World Cup)
  • 1995 v Wales (Johannesburg) W 24-23 (World Cup)
  • 1995 v France (Durban) L 36-12 (World Cup)
  • 1995 v Fiji (Dublin) W 44-8
  • 1996 v USA (Dublin) W 25-18
  • 1996 v Scotland (Dublin) L 16-10 (FN)
  • 1996 v France (Paris) L 45-10 (FN)
  • 1996 v Wales (Dublin) W 30-17 (FN)
  • 1996 v England (Twickenham) L 28-15 (FN)
  • 1996 v Australia (Dublin) L 22-12
  • 1997 v Italy (Dublin) L 37-29
  • 1997 v France (Dublin) L 32-15 (FN)
  • 1997 v Wales (Cardiff) W 26-25 (FN)
  • 1997 v England (Dublin) L 46-6 (FN)
  • 1997 v New Zealand (Dublin) L 63-15
  • 1997 v Canada (Dublin) W 33-11
  • 1998 v Scotland (TR) (Dublin) L 17-16 (FN)
  • 1998 v France (R) (Paris) L 18-16 (FN)

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http://www.sporting-heroes.net/rugby/ireland-rugby-players-n-s/nick-popplewell-3777/irish-international-caps_a04041/