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Joe Simpson 2012/2013

Joe Simpson

Born in Sydney, Joe Simpson started playing rugby at St Benedict's School, Ealing and then became a member of the London Wasps Academy.

He joined the Academy in the summer of 2006 and developed rapidly, making his senior debut in October 2008. After some eye-catching appearances off the bench, and some top tries, he became first choice scrum-half by the end of 2008/09 and was promoted to the 1XV squad ahead of the 2009/10 season.

He was named the Wasps Supporters' Player of the Season for the following season having made such a huge impression throughout a tough year for the Club.

Injuries interrupted his season last year and Nic Berry became a more regular number 9 in the starting line-up and Joe will be hoping for a fully fit season ahead with competition fierce for the scrum-half spot. Joe has represented England at U19, Sevens and U20 level and in 2008 he was nominated for the 'IRB Young Player of the Year Award'.

Having played for England at Saxons level, he won his first full cap at the 2011 World Cup as a replacement, becoming only the second player to win his first cap for England in a Rugby World cup tournament.

Follow Joe on Twitter @joesimpson9

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Recent news stories on Joe Simpson:
Date Type Headline
15.08.2014 Club News Wasps name squad for London Welsh Friendly
02.06.2014 Club News Daly pleased with performance against the Barbarians
24.05.2014 Match Report Wasps secure final place in European Rugby Champions Cup
23.05.2014 Club News Team to play Stade Français
22.05.2014 Club News Simpson: It’s a straight shootout
18.05.2014 Match Report Wasps take a one-point lead to Paris
16.05.2014 Club News London Wasps team to play Stade Francais
10.05.2014 Club News Post Match Reaction: Dai Young
09.05.2014 Club News Team to play Northampton Saints
02.05.2014 Club News Team to play Newcastle Falcons
02.05.2014 Match Report Wasps win 11 try thriller
30.04.2014 Club News Simpson gunning for 7th place
27.04.2014 Match Report Wasps bow out of the Amlin Challenge Cup
25.04.2014 Club News Team to play Bath
19.04.2014 Match Report Wasps record bonus point win at The Stinger
18.04.2014 Club News Varndell and Johnson return for The Stinger
16.04.2014 Club News Sport Relief activity in the build-up to The Stinger
11.04.2014 Club News London Wasps team to play Leicester Tigers
06.04.2014 Match Report Wasps soar into European Semi Final
04.04.2014 Club News Your Guide to: London Wasps v Gloucester
04.04.2014 Club News Team to play Gloucester Rugby
29.03.2014 Club News Wasps fight to the end but come up short
28.03.2014 Club News Team to play Saracens
21.03.2014 Match Report Wasps grab a late try to secure victory
20.03.2014 Community Community Fever for London Wasps Community Team