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Paul Wallace
Ireland
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Full name Paul Stephen Wallace
Born December 30, 1971, Cork
Current age 42 years 266 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Saracens, Ireland
Position Prop
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 242 lb
Relations Brother - DP Wallace

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1995-2002 48 38 10 25 5 0 0 0 21 26 1 44.79
Ireland 1995-2002 45 35 10 25 5 0 0 0 19 25 1 43.33
British and Irish Lions 1997-1997 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 66.66
Five/Six Nations 1996-2002 20 15 5 0 0 0 0 0 6 14 0 30.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 1995-1999 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 60.00

Career statistics
Test debut Ireland v Japan at Bloemfontein, May 31, 1995 match details
Last Test Ireland v Georgia at Lansdowne Road, Sep 28, 2002 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 1997-2001 67 57 10 45 9 0 0 0 44 21 2 67.16
Saracens 1997-2001 67 57 10 45 9 0 0 0 44 21 2 67.16
Profile

Paul Wallace is a former Ireland and British & Irish Lion who was once regarded as the world's best tight-head prop and his greatest moment as a player was the Lions' series victory against South Africa in 1997. In his club career he played for Munster, Blackrock, Saracens and Leinster and earned 48 international Test caps.

He made his Test debut in the 1995 World Cup against Japan in Bloemfontein alongside his older brother Richard in a 50-28 win. On the 1997 Lions tour he started all three matches and was described by captain, Martin Johnson, as "my player of the series".

Wallace is part of a remarkable sporting family, as he and his three brothers have represented the Lions. Richard played in 1993 against New Zealand and David played in 2009 against South Africa.

In 2001 Wallace suffered a serious broken ankle playing for Saracens and eventually had to retire from all forms of rugby two years later. Since he retired he has become a pundit on television.

Latest Articles
Jaguars and Johnno (Jul 18, 2012) Irish set to heap more woe on Azzurri (Feb 2, 2010) Wallace backs O'Connell to lead Lions (Mar 6, 2009) Wallace backs Lions to beat the Boks (Mar 6, 2009)
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Mar 6, 2009
British & Irish Lions prop Paul Wallace powers through a tackle
British & Irish Lions prop Paul Wallace powers through a tackle
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Jul 5, 1997
Paul Wallace runs into the South African defence
Paul Wallace runs into the South African defence
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Jul 5, 1997
The British and Irish Lions celebrate after clinching a series win over South Africa
The British and Irish Lions celebrate after clinching a series win over South Africa
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