Paul Volley

Paul William Volley (born 2 November 1971 in Beckenham, Kent) is an English rugby union player. As an open-side flanker, he played for London Wasps for 16 years. He joined as a 16-year-old from Chinnor. Volley was first called up to the senior England squad by Clive Woodward for the 2000 England rugby union tour of South Africa,[1] and then again for the 2003 England rugby union tour of Australasia.[2] However he was ultimately never capped at this level. He has also been selected for England A on numerous occasions. He has won Domestic and European competitions with London Wasps. This includes helping them win the Anglo-Welsh Cup in 1999 and 2000; he was a replacement in the 1999 final but started in 2000.[3][4] He also played as they won both the 2002–03 Premiership Final and the 2003–04 Premiership Final.[5][6] After winning both the Zurich Premiership and Heineken Cup with Wasps in 2004,[7] he headed across the Channel to play for Castres Olympique in France. He then returned to play for and captain Wasps' London rivals, Harlequins, and in 2008 signed a 2-year deal to play for RFU Championship side London Scottish.

Paul Volley
Birth namePaul William Volley
Date of birth (1971-11-02) 2 November 1971 (age 48)
Place of birthBeckenham, England
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight16 st 8 lb (105 kg)
Notable relative(s)Stephen Volley
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Current team London Scottish
Youth career
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
London Wasps
London Scottish F.C.



Volley was educated at Lord Williams School in Thame, Oxfordshire.


  1. ^ "Johnson reclaims England captaincy". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 7 June 2000. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Woodward relies on Wasps". BBC. 28 May 2003. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Wasps win Cup at last". BBC. 16 May 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Wasps deny Saints cup double". BBC. 13 May 2000. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Wasps romp to title". BBC. 31 May 2003. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Wasps 10-6 Bath". BBC. 29 May 2004. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Wasps 27-20 Toulouse". BBC. 23 May 2004. Retrieved 7 February 2020.

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