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Who is Paul Burnell?
Paul Burnell educated at Reading Blue Coat School is a former Scotland international rugby union player. Paul made his international début versus England at Twickenham,on February 4, 1989 a match the sides drew 12-12. He was also a member of the 1990 Grand Slam Scotland team. He toured New Zealand in 1993 with the British and Irish Lions and at the time played club rugby for London Scottish. Whilst studying in Leicester he played rugby for Stoneygate FC, he was kept in the 4th XV 'to improve his rugby education' as his captain put it. His only international try was against The Ivory Coast in the 1995 Rugby World Cup. He ran in from 70 yards dummying both wings and full back before crashing in under the posts in the 85-0 win. His final test match was against New Zealand at Murrayfield on October 24, 1999 in the World Cup knock-out stages having previously announce his intention to retire at the end of the tournament.
- born on (49 years ago) in Edinburgh
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