PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Tom
SURNAME Shanklin
HEIGHT 188 cm
WEIGHT 100 Kg
BIRTH DATE 24 November 1979
BIRTH PLACE Harrow
PLAYER WRITE-UP
Playing position: Centre
Club: Cardiff Blues Country: Wales National Debut: vs Japan (2001) Wales RWC squad 2007 2007 - Heineken Cup, Cardiff Blues 2008 - Wales 6NAtions Squad National Points Record: Points: 100 Tries: 20 Conversions: 0 Drop Goals: 0 Penalties: 0 Lions Honours: New Zealand 2005 Lions Games Played: vs Bay of Plenty - 4th June 2005 vs NZ Maori - 11th June 2005 vs Southland - 21st June 2005 Lions Points Record: Points: 5 Tries: 1 Conversions: 0 Drop Goals: 0 Penalties: 0 Tom Shanklin made his Lloyds TSB Six Nations Championship debut against France this year - 32 years after his father Jim made his Test debut against the same opponents. Capped in the second international against Japan in Tokyo in the summer of 2001, he celebrated with two of the nine Welsh tries in the 53-30 win. His break into the senior international scene was delayed by major complications with a blood clot in a calf muscle injury. He won honours with Welsh Exiles, and at under 19, 21 and A levels. Started his senior club career with London Welsh before joining Saracens, making his bow for them against Pontypridd on 28 August 1999. Born in Harrow of Welsh parents he was qualified for both Wales and England but opted to follow his four-times capped Tenby-born father in pursuit of Welsh honours. Jim made an 18,000-mile round journey to Japan to watch his son's Test debut.
RUGBY CAREER
TRIES 2
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 10
 
SQUAD LIST
Wales Outgoing Tours - 2010
Wales RBS Six Nations - 2009
Wales Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2008
Wales Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2008
Wales RBS Six Nations - 2008
Cardiff Blues Heineken Cup - 2007
Wales IRB Rugby World Cup - 2007
Wales Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2007
Barbarians Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2007
Wales Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2004
Wales Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2004
Wales Six Nations - 2004
Wales IRB Rugby World Cup - 2003
Wales Six Nations - 2003
Wales Incoming Tours - 2002

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