Full name Dominic James M. Waldouck
Born September 26, 1987, Hammersmith, London
Current age 28 years 138 days
Major teams England A, London Irish, Northampton Saints, Wasps
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 207 lb
Wasps centre Dominic Waldouck turned down a place at Cambridge for a shot at professional rugby and he has made a good fist of succeeding at the top level.
An all rounder, Waldouck played at youth level for Fulham FC and represented South East England U16 in cricket. He graduated from the Wasps Academy and made his debut against London Irish in 2006. After winning two man of the match awards in his debut season, he went on to nail down a regular starting berth winning the players' player of the year award at the end of the 2006/7 season.
He started the following season's Guinness Premiership final, winning a medal as Wasps won the title. Having been initially called up to the Saxons squad, Waldouck was promoted to the full English squad for the end of year tour to New Zealand, but he failed to gain a cap. He wore the No.13 shirt for all of the Saxons' Churchill Cup campaign in 2009 and after a stellar season with his club he was selected to tour Australia in 2010 with the England senior squad.
He would have been on the bench for England's second Test victory against Australia had he not picked up an ankle injury but was included in England's 32-man senior squad at the start of the 2010-11 season.