Gareth Simpson rugby player
Gareth Simpson rugby player

Gareth Simpson

2nd Nov 1997 1.72m/82kg Scrum Half

Versatile South African back Simpson joined the Warriors Academy in the summer of 2019 having spent the second half of the 2018/19 season on trial at Sixways.

He played regularly for the Cavaliers in the Premiership Rugby Shield and for Stourbridge in National Two North.

Simpson played for Warriors in the Premiership Rugby Sevens at Northampton in September 2019 and made his senior debut off the bench in the Premiership Rugby Cup victory over Leicester Tigers at Sixways the following week.

He scored his first Warriors try when he came on as a replacement in the European Challenge Cup victory over Enisei-STM in Russia.

He was included in a Premiership squad for the first time when he was an unused replacement against Exeter Chiefs in November 2019.

Having impressed in the first three months of the 2019/20 season, Simpson signed a two-year contract, his first full-time professional deal.

Simpson played Currie Cup rugby before he paid his way to England to further his rugby career.

He also had a stint playing for Wellington RFC in New Zealand before he moved to England.

Career

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Scrum Half
2019 - 2019