Scott Quinnell the ex-Llanelli Scarlets number eight has played rugby at the highest level representing both Wales and the Lions. This is no surprise as he is the son of Derek Quinnell – one of the stars of rugby in the 1960s.
Scott joined Llanelli RFC aged 18 in 1990 and during the next four years he played for Llanelli no less than 146 times scoring 32 tries. In 1994 he left rugby union and signed for Wigan rugby league club in a £400000 transfer. He was capped for Wales at rugby league before returning to rugby union in 1997 with Richmond though Scott was to return in Llanelli in 1998 when Richmond went out of business.
1993 saw Scotts first game for Wales against Canada in the Arms Park in Cardiff with his last game for his country in 2002 again against Canada.
During this nine year oeriod he won 52 caps and scored 11 tries and captained his country on seven occassions.
He also toured twice with the Lions to South Africa in 1997 and Australia in 2001 winning three caps and scoring one try.
In November 2004 aged 32 Scott announced his retirement from playing professional rugby though he will continue in his role as coach at Stradey Park.
On March 26 2005 Scott announced that he had played his final competitive game of rugby due to a hand injury.
Scott therefore retired at the end of the 2004-2005 season.
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