Hugo Southwell

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Hugo Southwell
Birth name Hugo Finlay Grant Southwell
Date of birth (1980-05-14) 14 May 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth London, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 96 kg (15 st 2 lb) [1]
School Cottesmore Prep School/Eastbourne College
University University of the West of England
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre, Wing, Full-back
Senior career
Bristol Rugby
Worcester Warriors
Edinburgh Rugby
Stade Français


National team(s)
2004–2011 Scotland 59 (40)
Correct as of 26 October 2011

Hugo Finlay Grant Southwell (born 14 May 1980 in London) is a retired Scottish rugby union footballer. He played as a fullback, centre and wing.

London Capital of the United Kingdom

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Scotland Country in Europe, part of the United Kingdom

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Rugby union Team sport, code of rugby football

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He played for London Wasps as well as Stade Français, Edinburgh, Worcester Warriors and Bristol Rugby during his career. He qualified for Scotland through a maternal grandfather from Falkirk. Southwell made his Scotland debut as a replacement in 2004 against Samoa in New Zealand. He made a try-scoring debut at Murrayfield as he crossed the line against Australia in the opening match of the 2004 Autumn tests which was the first of his eight international tries. Southwell was restored to the Scotland line-up for the 2005 Autumn test against New Zealand and rewarded Frank Hadden with a fine display against the All Blacks.

Wasps RFC rugby union team of England

Wasps Rugby Football Club is an English professional rugby union team based in Coventry, England. They play in Premiership Rugby, England's top division of rugby.

Stade Français Paris is a French professional rugby union club based in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The club plays in the Top 14 domestic league in France and is one of the most successful French clubs of the modern era. Stade Français was founded in 1883. It was founded in its current form in 1995 with the merger of the rugby sections of the Stade Français and Club Athlétique des Sports Généraux (CASG).

Edinburgh Rugby Scottish rugby union franchise

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Southwell won the last of his 59 caps against Wales at Murrayfield in 2011. He missed that year's World Cup with a knee problem before retiring from international rugby to concentrate on club rugby.

Following being and ever-present for Wasps in his debut season, Southwell was named club captain for the 2012–13 campaign. In February 2014 he was forced to announce his retirement from playing due to injury

Other Info

He was educated at Cottesmore School in Sussex. [2] Southwell is also a keen cricketer. He was coached at Eastbourne College by the former West Indian test cricketer John Shepherd. He played three One Day matches for the Sussex Cricket Board as a batting all-rounder before deciding to concentrate on rugby. He still maintains the ambition to play first-class cricket, once his rugby career is over, in the hope that he will be able to fulfil his dream of becoming a double international. Southwell's ambition received the support of the former England cricket coach Peter Moores, who previously coached him at Sussex. This support was to the dismay of Frank Hadden who had previously voiced his concern over Southwell's cricketing ambitions ahead of the rugby internationals against Barbarians and the two-match Test tour of South Africa in 2006. Hadden had wanted the Scottish Rugby Squad to rest ahead of the showpiece games and was concerned that Southwell, who took three wickets for Heriot's and hit the winning runs against Edinburgh Accies, decided to play in the Masterton Trophy instead.

Cottesmore School

Cottesmore is an academic preparatory school in the United Kingdom, which has been preparing children for public schools since 1894. It is full boarding and there are 175 boys and girls from the ages of 4 to 13. Boarding starts at Year 4.

Eastbourne College

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  1. "Aviva Premiership Rugby - London Wasps". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2011.

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