Paul Doran-Jones

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Paul Doran-Jones
Full name Paul Doran-Jones
Date of birth (1985-05-02) 2 May 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Enfield, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 121 kg (19 st 1 lb)[1]
School Old Swinford Hospital
Wellington College
University Trinity College Dublin
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Gloucester Rugby
Youth Career
Kings Country
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)

London Welsh
Gloucester Rugby
Northampton Saints
Gloucester Rugby
[[Wasps RFC

National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
England Saxons


Paul Doran-Jones (born 2 May 1985) is a rugby union footballer, currently playing in the Aviva Premiership for Gloucester Rugby. He plays as a prop.

Club career[edit]

Capable of playing both sides of the scrum, Doran-Jones' career started at Lansdowne Rugby Club in Dublin whilst he was at University in the city.

He had a spell with King Country in New Zealand and four seasons with Leinster from 2003 to 2007. He then joined London Welsh, representing them during the 2007–08 season and 2008–09 season. He was also a part of the London Wasps side in their Guinness A League triumph in 2008.[2]

Doran-Jones joined Gloucester Rugby for the 2009–10 season.[3] But, after two seasons at the club it was announced that he will join Northampton Saints at the end of the 2010–11 season.

On 29 January 2013, Paul Doran Jones left Northampton Saints to join Harlequins on a two-year contract from the 2013-14 season.[4]

On 28 January 2015, it was announced that Doran Jones would rejoin Gloucester Rugby for the 2015-16 season.[5]

International career[edit]

He had represented England at U18 level. After moving back to Ireland, he represented the Ireland U19s team at the 2004 Junior World Cup in South Africa.[6] He later represented Ireland U21's at the 2006 IRB U21 World Championship.[7] He qualified to represent Ireland through his mother.[8]

On 9 November 2009, Doran-Jones was called up to the England Squad for the Autumn Internationals following injury to Dave Wilson.[9] He made his England debut on 14 November 2009 at Twickenham against Argentina as a substitute for Tim Payne.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Doran-Jones was educated at Wellington College. In 2003 Doran-Jones, James Haskell and a female student were suspended from Wellington College after a camera was set up without the girl's knowledge to secretly record Doran-Jones and his girlfriend having sex in a boys' dormitory, breaking the no sex rule.[11][12]


  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby – Northampton Saints". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Wanderers win but Wasps take the title". Northampton Saints official site. 28 April 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Gloucester win Doran-Jones chase". BBC. 26 May 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Harlequins sign England prop Paul Doran Jones from Northampton Saints". BBC Sport. 29 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Paul Doran Jones among three props joining Gloucester". BBC Sport. 28 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Ireland Under 19 World Cup Squad". Irish Rugby official site. 16 March 2004. Archived from the original on 23 April 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Ireland U21 22–26 Argentina U21". BBC. 13 June 2006. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  8. ^ Kitson, Robert (11 November 2009). "Paul Doran-Jones reunited with old friend James Haskell for England". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  9. ^ "Doran-Jones called up by England". BBC. 9 November 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  10. ^ Harlow, Phil (14 November 2009). "England 16–9 Argentina". BBC. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  11. ^ Foy, Chris (12 November 2009). "Cross-channel move to Stade Francais ferries James Haskell back to the England stage". Daily Mail. London. 
  12. ^ Hunter, Humfrey (23 May 2008). "Three suspended over school porn video". Evening Standard. London. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 

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