Full name Paul Stephen Wallace
Born December 30, 1971, Cork
Current age 43 years 282 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Saracens, Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 242 lb
Relations Brother - DP Wallace
|British and Irish Lions||1997-1997||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||1||0||66.66|
|IRB Rugby World Cup||1995-1999||5||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||2||0||60.00|
|Test debut||Ireland v Japan at Bloemfontein, May 31, 1995 match details|
|Last Test||Ireland v Georgia at Lansdowne Road, Sep 28, 2002 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Paul Wallace is a former Ireland and British & Irish Lion who was once regarded as the world's best tight-head prop and his greatest moment as a player was the Lions' series victory against South Africa in 1997. In his club career he played for Munster, Blackrock, Saracens and Leinster and earned 48 international Test caps.
He made his Test debut in the 1995 World Cup against Japan in Bloemfontein alongside his older brother Richard in a 50-28 win. On the 1997 Lions tour he started all three matches and was described by captain, Martin Johnson, as "my player of the series".
Wallace is part of a remarkable sporting family, as he and his three brothers have represented the Lions. Richard played in 1993 against New Zealand and David played in 2009 against South Africa.
In 2001 Wallace suffered a serious broken ankle playing for Saracens and eventually had to retire from all forms of rugby two years later. Since he retired he has become a pundit on television.