Jim Staples

James Edward Staples (born 20 October 1965 in Bermondsey) is a former rugby union footballer. He played as a fullback.

Jim Staples
Birth nameJames Edward Staples
Date of birth (1965-10-20) 20 October 1965 (age 55)
Place of birthBermondsey, Southwark, United Kingdom
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight87 kg (192 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
London Irish
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1984-1990 Connacht ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1991-1997 Ireland 26 (25)

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.

Staples played at the 1991 Rugby World Cup and at the 1995 Rugby World Cup. He played 5 times at the Five Nations, in 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996 and 1997.

During his playing career Staples weighed 82 kg and was 1.88m in height.

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