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Derek Quinnell
Wales
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Full name Derek Leslie Quinnell
Born May 22, 1949, Llanelly
Current age 65 years 71 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Wales, Wales XV
Position No. 8
Relations Son - LS Quinnell, Son - JC Quinnell, Son - DG Quinnell

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1971-1980 28 25 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 17 10 1 62.50
British and Irish Lions 1971-1980 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 40.00
Wales 1972-1980 23 20 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 15 7 1 67.39
Five/Six Nations 1972-1979 18 15 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 14 3 1 80.55

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v British and Irish Lions at Wellington, Jul 31, 1971 match details
Last Test Wales v New Zealand at Cardiff, Nov 1, 1980 match details
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Quinnell made his international debut in the most rarefied of atmospheres - a Lions Test match. It was the third Test of the tourists' victorious 1971 series against New Zealand, with Quinnell the sole uncapped member of the party. In 1972 he made his Wales bow and went on to win 23 caps, plus four more for the Lions on their tours of 1977 and 1980. Two of his sons, Scott and Craig, would follow him into Wales jerseys while Scott would also win Test caps for the Lions. His youngest son, Gavin, has represented his father's long-time club Llanelli, under the regional banner of the Scarlets.

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May 31, 2012
Andy Irvine, Derek Quinnell and Gerald Davies
Andy Irvine, Derek Quinnell and Gerald Davies
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Nov 1, 1980
Derek Quinnell waits for a lineout
Derek Quinnell waits for a lineout
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Mar 18, 1978
Wales' Derek Quinnell
Wales' Derek Quinnell
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Jul 0, 1974
Derek Quinnell is tackled by two Springboks
Derek Quinnell is tackled by two Springboks
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