Aaron Wainwright (born 25 September 1997) is a Wales international rugby union player who plays for Dragons regional team as a flanker.

Aaron John Wainwright
Birth nameAaron Wainwright
Date of birth (1997-09-25) 25 September 1997 (age 22)
Place of birthNewport, Wales
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb; 231 lb)
SchoolPentrepoeth Primary Scool, Rhiwderin
Bassaleg School, Newport
Rugby union career
Position(s) Blindside/Openside Flanker
Current team Dragons
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017- Dragons 39 (15)
Correct as of 13:49, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2018- Wales 17 5(0)
Correct as of 19 September 2019

Wainwright made his debut for the Dragons regional team in 2017 having previously played for Newport RFC.


Wainwright made his debut for the Welsh national team on 10 June 2018 versus Argentina as a second half replacement.[1]

He scored his debut international try, on 20 October 2019, as Wales' opening try in the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final against France at the Oita stadium. A foul against him by Sébastien Vahaamahina led to Vahaamahina being sent off. Wales went on to win the match by one point and Wainwright was named Mastercard Player of the Match.[2][3]


  1. ^ Southcombe, Matthew (9 June 2018). "Everything Warren Gatland said after Wales' outstanding win". walesonline.
  2. ^ "Wales beat France 20-19 to reach Rugby World Cup semi-finals in thriller". 20 October 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  3. ^ rugbybworldcup.com. "Wales strike late to make 'unlucky' France pay for red card". www.worldrugby.org. Retrieved 20 October 2019.

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