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Sam Warburton is one of the finest players and captains to ever play the game. Read all about this legend of rugby with RugbyPass, your resident rugby gurus.

Sam Warburton Bio

Sam Warburton is one of the finest players to ever step onto a rugby field. A talisman for the Cardiff Blues, Wales and the British and Irish Lions, he was a formidable flanker who captained his country a record 49 times before his retirement in 2018. Sam Warbuton was inducted into the RugbyPass Hall of Fame in 2021.

Born 5 October 1988, Sam Warburton began playing rugby at a young age. He was immediately spotted as a talent and was signed to the Cardiff Blues academy during his junior career. At this time, he also captained Wales at U18, U19 and U20 level.  

In 2006, Sam Warburton began playing professional rugby for Glamorgan Wanderers. Following this, in 2009, he made his first appearance for the Cardiff Blues. Across almost a decade, Sam Warburton represented the Cardiff Blues more than 100 times and he helped the side capture the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

In the same year he made his debut for the Cardiff Blues, Sam Warburton also made his debut for Wales. In 2011, he also captained his country for the first time. Between then and 2017, he captained Wales 49 times and helped the side become a serious force in world rugby. Under his leadership, they won the Six Nations Grand Slam and reached the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup in 2011. Sadly, Sam Warburton was sent off in the game as Wales lost 9-8 against France. 

Due to his impressive leadership and on-field performances for Wales, Sam Warburton was called into the British and Irish Lions squads in 2013 and 2017. On both tours, he was chosen as the captain of the side.

Sadly, in 2018, Sam Warburton was forced to retire from rugby after failing to recover from neck and back surgery. Since, he’s worked as a pundit and journalist. 

Fixtures & Results

Sat Jul 2, 2022
11:05am EDT
Loftus Versfeld
South Africa South Africa
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11:05am
Wales Wales
1st Test
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Sat Jul 9, 2022
11:00am EDT
Toyota Stadium
South Africa South Africa
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11:00am
Wales Wales
2nd Test
LIVE
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0
Fri Jul 15, 2022
6:00pm EDT
DHL Stadium
South Africa South Africa
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6:00pm
Wales Wales
3rd Test
LIVE
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0
Sat Feb 4, 2023
9:15am EST
Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
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9:15am
Ireland Ireland
Round 1
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0
Sat Feb 25, 2023
11:45am EST
Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
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11:45am
England England
Round 3
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0
Sat Mar 11, 2023
9:15am EST
Stadio Olimpico
Italy Italy
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9:15am
Wales Wales
Round 4
LIVE
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0
Sat Mar 18, 2023
10:45am EDT
Stade De France
France France
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10:45am
Wales Wales
Round 5
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