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Paul Sackey

Paul Sackey

Key Facts

SquadLondon Wasps
PositionWing
Age35
Height1.86m (6'1")
Weight95kg (14st 13lb)
Caps22 test appearances

Profile

Becoming fitter, stronger and faster is the personal target of Paul Sackey after recovering from breaking a leg in two places last season.

He went to Poland with his London Wasps’ club mates for pre-season training in August 2009 and is aiming for the successful continuation of his international career that has produced a try in every two Test appearances.

He headed the England try charts in the 2007 RWC with four and his two against the Pacific Islanders in November 2008 took him into double figures in 16 international matches.        

Paul, a silky runner, is among ten players to have amassed a half-century of Guinness Premiership tries and had advanced to 67 in 176 appearances by mid-January 2010. He had run in 30 in 88 games for London Irish and shared in the Exiles' win over Northampton Saints in the 2002 Powergen Cup final.

He joined Wasps in February 2005 and became a Heineken Cup winner two years later.

After being chosen for England Saxons' 2006 Churchill Cup squad for the third consecutive tournament, he withdrew through a toe injury but scored a try in their triumph over New Zealand Maori in the 2007 final.

He was educated at John Fisher School in Purley, played twice for their triumphant team in the Rosslyn Park Schools Sevens and was even presented with a winner’s medal by Lawrence Dallaglio.

Paul attracted the attention of a Wasps’ scout during the tournament and became a member of the club’s academy, played for the under 19s and 21s and moved to Bedford Blues for a season before signing for London Irish.

He returned to Wasps in March 2005 and the door to his England career opened.  


 

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