Paul Sampson

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Paul Sampson
Full name Paul Christian Sampson
Date of birth (1977-07-12) 12 July 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Keighley, West Yorkshire
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 11 st 9 lb (74 kg)
School Woodhouse Grove School
Notable relative(s) Malcolm Sampson, Dave Sampson, Dean Sampson
Rugby league career
Position(s) Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999–2000
2004
Wakefield Trinity
London Broncos
17
3
(32)
(4)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
19xx–96
1996–04
2003–04
2004–05
2005–06
2006–
Otley
Wasps
Bath
Worcester
Blackheath
London Welsh

110
loan

(196)
(196)
Current local club London Welsh
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

1998–2001
England A
England

3
()
National team(s)
Years Team Comps

Paul Christian Sampson (12 July 1977) born in Keighley, West Yorkshire, is an English rugby union footballer who played at wing or full-back for London Welsh, Blackheath, Worcester Warriors, Bath and Wasps.[1]

Early years[edit]

In 1995 Sampson was named man-of-the-match in England Schools' record 30-3 win against Australia.

In the summer of 1996, he won the England Schools 100 metres title in 10.48 seconds, beating Dwain Chambers. In July that year he was called into the England rugby squad while still attending Woodhouse Grove School.[2]

Career[edit]

Sampson won his first England cap against South Africa at the end of the 1998 Southern hemisphere tour.[2] He won two further caps, both against Canada on the summer North America tour in 2001. All three of his England appearances came on the wing. He also played Sevens for England.

Sampson most notably played for Premiership side London Wasps between 1996 and 2004, appearing for them in over 100 games. He later played for five years at Championship London Welsh from 2006 to 2011, again playing over 100 matches.

Personal life[edit]

Sampson's long-term partner and wife was Kirsty Gallacher, by whom he has two children, Oscar and Jude. Paul and Kirsty divorced in August 2014.[3]

He is the cousin of sprinter Denise Ramsden, and former England rugby league international Dean Sampson. Paul's father is Brian Sampson, Malcolm, and Dave Sampson's elder brother.

Sampson tried out to be a Gladiator on the 2008 TV series hosted by Gallacher, but failed to be selected.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Sampson profile at London Welsh accessed 5 August 2007
  2. ^ a b Telegraph.co.uk article from 31 December 2000 accessed 5 August 2007
  3. ^ Kirsty Gallacher in IMDb accessed 5 August 2007
  4. ^ Lampert, Nicole (11 April 2008). "Meet the superfit men and women who'll be making sure Gladiators is even tougher this time round". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 

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