Nick Popplewell

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Nick Popplewell
Birth nameNicholas Popplewell
Date of birth (1964-04-06) 6 April 1964 (age 57)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight115 kg (18 st 2 lb; 254 lb)
School Newtown School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Amateur team(s)
Gorey RFC
Greystones RFC
Senior career
1996–1999 Newcastle Falcons ()
Provincial / State sides
1987–1997 Leinster ()
National team(s)
British and Irish Lions

Nick Popplewell (born 6 April 1964 in Dublin) is an Irish former rugby union player who won 48 caps for his country between 1989 and 1998. He played club rugby for Greystones RFC, Wasps RFC, Newcastle Falcons, and also captained Leinster Rugby for a season. At Newcastle he made 19 appearances as they won the 1997-98 Premiership. [1] He started all three tests for the British & Irish Lions on the tour to New Zealand in 1993, and was seen as one of the stars of the tour. [2]

After retiring from rugby, he became an estate agent, and gained a master's degree in business studies.[ citation needed ]

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  1. "Allied Dunbar Premiership, 1997/98 / Newcastle Falcons / Player records". Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)