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Joe Simpson 2013/2014

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.

Last season, with Nic Berry retiring through injury, Joe's role became even more important. He made 26 appearances for the Club and reached 100 appearances for the Club against Northampton Saints ' an incredible feat for the 24 year old. He scored 3 tries last season and in particular, his try against London Welsh - a brilliant piece of individual skill which showcased his exceptional speed, was nominated for Try of the Season.

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.

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'.

Follow Joe on Twitter @joesimpson9

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Recent news stories on Joe Simpson:
Date Type Headline
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
20.03.2014 Club News London Wasps team to face Worcester
17.03.2014 Club News London Wasps at the Sport Relief Games
01.03.2014 Match Report Sale do the double over Wasps
28.02.2014 Club News Team to play Sale Sharks
28.02.2014 Club News Your Guide to: London Wasps v Sale Sharks
21.02.2014 Club News London Wasps team to play Bath Rugby
14.02.2014 Club News Team to play London Irish
07.02.2014 Club News Team to play Harlequins
30.01.2014 Club News Launchbury to start 6 Nations opener
24.01.2014 Club News London Wasps sign Brett Sheehan until the end of the season
23.01.2014 Club News Two Wasps start for England Saxons
19.01.2014 Match Report Wasps continue 100% European record
17.01.2014 Club News London Wasps team to play Viadana
14.01.2014 Club News Six sign on for more in black and gold