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Aaron Craig Shingler (born 7 August 1987) is a Wales international rugby union player and former cricketer.

Aaron Shingler
Birth nameAaron Shingler
Date of birth (1987-08-07) 7 August 1987 (age 32)
Place of birthAldershot, England
Height197 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb)
Notable relative(s)Steven Shingler (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Blindside Flanker
Current team Scarlets
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007-2011 Llanelli RFC 68 (60)
Correct as of 19:56, 18 February 2016 (UTC)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008- Scarlets 131 (55)
Correct as of 19:56, 18 February 2016 (UTC)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011- Wales 24 (5)
Correct as of 10:31, 22 October 2019 (UTC)


Born 7 August 1987, Shingler grew up in the west of Wales, attending Pontarddulais Comprehensive School and Gorseinon Tertiary College. His mother was born in Dumfries in southern Scotland.[1] His younger brother, Steven, is also a professional rugby player.


Before turning to professional rugby, Shingler was a promising cricketer. He bats right-handed and is a right-arm medium-fast bowler. Having played for the previous three seasons in the Second XI, Shingler signed to the senior Glamorgan team for the 2007 season. However, he was released from the club at the end of the season. He played once for the England Under-19s team in a Youth One-Day International against Bangladesh in 2005 and has also played for Wales Minor Counties in the MCCA Trophy.


After being released by Glamorgan, Shingler signed for Welsh Premier Division rugby union side Llanelli RFC. In April 2009, he was promoted to the Scarlets regional side for their West Wales derby match against the Ospreys on 18 April. He then played in three of the Scarlets' four remaining fixtures, missing only the 45–8 away defeat by Leinster as he was playing for Llanelli in the 2009 WRU Challenge Cup final against Neath. He scored a solo 70-metre try, but it was not enough to prevent Neath from winning 27–21. In 2010, Shingler was selected for Wales' 2010 Commonwealth Games Sevens squad.

In January 2012, he was called into Wales' 35-man senior squad for the training camp in Poland prior to the 2012 Six Nations Championship.[2] He made his full international debut for Wales against Scotland on 12 February 2012.[3]


  1. ^ "Robinson backing Shingler appeal". BBC News.
  2. ^ "Harry Robinson 'shocked' by Wales squad selection". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  3. ^ Palmer, Bryn (12 February 2012). "Six Nations: Wales 27-13 Scotland". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 6 June 2012.

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