SIMON SHAW has brought a new meaning to the word ‘longevity’. He made his senior debut for Bristol 22 years ago, aged 17, but after seven years in the west country, 14 with London Wasps, and a further two seasons in Toulon, it’s looking likely that the big lock will finally close the door on his rugby career.
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FOR ALL the talk in recent weeks about Jonny Wilkinson, and will-he-or-won’t-he sign on for another stint at Toulon, there’s another Englishman in the south of France in a similar situation. In fact the similarities don’t stop there. Iain Balshaw and Jonny Wilkinson first played in the same team in 1997, the all-conquering England schoolboys’ side that also featured Mike Tindall.
Posted 3 years ago
As another milestone approaches for the Wasps lock, Rugby World finds out what keeps him smiling.
Tell Simon Shaw that he will become the oldest person to play for England in a World Cup if he makes Martin Johnson’s squad for New Zealand 2011 – he will be 38 when the event kicks off, beating Paul Rendall’s appearance as a 37-year-old…