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Scott Quinnell was a giant for Llanelli, Wales and the British and Irish Lions.

Scott Quinnell Bio

Scott Quinnell is a former dual code international who is best known for his career in rugby union. During this time, he was a formidable number 8 for Llanelli, Wales and the British and Irish Lions. Scott Quinnell was inducted into the RugbyPass Hall of Fame in 2021.

Scott Quinnell joined Llanelli juniors at the age of eight. He then progressed through the ranks and made his debut for the first XV at the age of 18.

However, in 1994, Scott Quinnell left the club and switched codes by signing for Wigan. He then stayed with Wigan for two years and won the league and the Regal Trophy. Due to his success with Wigan, he also represented Wales four times in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup.

In 1996, Scott Quinnell then returned to rugby union with Richmond. But, only two years later, he returned to his beloved Llanelli. He then stayed with the side for the rest of his career, representing Llanelli Scarlets when the Welsh rugby system regionalised in 2003. As a result, he was a key part of the Scarlets side that won the Celtic League in 2004.

Although he was a giant domestically, Scott Quinnell remains best known for his international career. Between 1993 and 2002, he was capped 52 times by Wales and captained the side on several occasions. He was also called up to two British and Irish Lions tours. Sadly, he had to leave the 1997 tour early due to injury, but he played in all three tests in 2001.

Since retiring from rugby in 2005, Scott Quinnell has regularly appeared on television as a pundit and analyst.