Scott Quinnell

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Scott Quinnell
Player information
Full name Leon Scott Quinnell
birthday 20th August 1972
place of birth Morriston , Swansea , Wales
society Career ended
position Number eight
Clubs as active
Years society Games (points)
Llanelli RFC
Wigan Warriors (Rugby League)
Richmond FC
Llanelli RFC
146 (160)
39 (64)
37 (35)
22 (25)
National team
Years National team Games (points)
1997, 2001
British and Irish Lions
Great Britain
Wales (Rugby League)
52 (55)
3 (5)

Leon Scott Quinnell (born August 20, 1972 in Morriston , Swansea ) is a former Welsh rugby union player who was used as number eight . He was the captain of the Welsh national team and has participated in two tours of the British and Irish Lions . For two years he was also active as a rugby league player.

Quinnell joined the Llanelli RFC in 1990 and played 146 games in four years, in which he put 32 attempts. In 1994 he left the club and rugby union and moved to the Wigan Warriors and thus in the Rugby League Code. He became a national player in this variant of rugby. He decided to return to rugby union in 1997 and was signed by Richmond FC . After a season there he returned to Llanelli. In 2003 regional teams were founded in Wales, so he moved to the Scarlets .

In 1993 Quinnell made his national team debut for Wales against Canada in Cardiff . His last international match in 2002, he also played against the Canadians. During his national team career, he came to 52 missions in which he put eleven attempts. He was the captain of the Welsh selection seven times. In 1997 and 2001 he was nominated for the British and Irish Lions Tour. On his second tour, he was used in all three games against Australia .

In November 2004, Quinnell announced that he wanted to end his career. At the end of the 2004/05 season he played his last game as a professional. Since the end of his career, he has been involved in numerous projects promoting children and young people. Among other things, he supports associations that have set themselves the goal of treating dyslexia , as it affects him himself. He also works with the organization Wooden Spoon .

Scott Quinell is the son of Derek Quinnell , also a former national rugby player. His uncle is the legendary Barry John . He is married and has three children. His two brothers Craig and Gavin are also active rugby players. He's been working as an expert for Sky since retiring .

Individual evidence

  1. Tony Collins: Former rugby star Scott Quinnell visits Worcestershire school. Birmingham Mail, April 24, 2009, accessed September 22, 2009 .
  2. ^ Scott Quinnell Opens Childrens Center in Warwickshire. (No longer available online.) Wooden Spoon, June 3, 2009, archived from the original on February 26, 2015 ; accessed on September 22, 2009 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /


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