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|Birth name||James Edward Staples|
|Date of birth||20 October 1965|
|Place of birth||Bermondsey, Southwark, United Kingdom|
|Height||188 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||87 kg (192 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
He had 26 caps for Ireland, scoring 5 tries and 2 conversions, 25 points in aggregate. He played club rugby for London Irish and Harlequins. Staples alongside club colleague Simon Geoghegan also represented Connacht in the Irish Provincial Championship, which at the time served as trial games for selection to the national team.
During his playing career Staples weighed 82 kg and was 1.88m in height.