Simon SHAW was only 17 when he played against Wasps for Bristol and was so clearly destined for the highest honours in the game. The 'Gentle Giant' has been one of the best locks in the Premiership for several seasons, joining us in London from the West Country in 1997.
Simon has represented England at every level and was a certain choice for the successful Lions tour to South Africa that same year. A spate of injuries and Wasps' indifferent form in his first season, cost the big man his England place and even though he fought back to make the England squad for the following summer's tour, bad luck struck again and he was forced to withdraw with a long standing back injury.
Now a regular in the Wasps line-up Shaw has toured with England in the last two summers and is sure to be challenging the regular pairing of Johnson and Grewcock again, for the Autumn tests and Six nations games this season.
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|08.05.2013||Club News||England squad for summer tour named|
|23.04.2013||Club News||Wade nominated for top award|
|08.03.2013||Club News||Wasps in White this Weekend|
|17.02.2013||Club News||Daly called into England squad|
|08.02.2013||Club News||Two Wasps start for England|
|31.01.2013||Club News||Four Wasps in white this weekend|
|09.01.2013||Club News||Seven Wasps get England call-ups|
|06.12.2012||Club News||Launchbury wins QBE Man of the Series|
|29.11.2012||Club News||Two Wasps to face All Blacks|
|26.11.2012||Match Report||Wasps A go down fighting at Dry Leas|
|26.11.2012||Club News||London Wasps A team announced|
|22.11.2012||Club News||Launchbury makes first England start|
|15.11.2012||Club News||Palmer and Launchbury to face Australia|
|06.11.2012||Club News||Launchbury in line to win first England cap|
|25.10.2012||Club News||Haskell and Palmer included in England squad|
|22.10.2012||Club News||Wasps A undone by classy Quins|
|22.10.2012||Club News||Wasps A side to face Quins A|
|17.10.2012||Club News||Birkett forced to retire|
|10.09.2012||Match Report||Taulafo's treble leads the way|
|01.09.2012||Match Report||Wasps edged out by Quins in season opener|
|10.05.2012||Club News||Launchbury and Wade make England squad|
|14.04.2012||Match Report||Wasps leave the Stoop empty-handed|
|07.04.2012||Match Report||Battling display falls short|
|02.04.2012||Club News||Betsen previews Biarritz clash|
|09.02.2012||Club News||Wasps for England|