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The basics
Quick Facts
Countries United Kingdom
Occupations Athlete Rugby sevens player
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 26 August 1992 (Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom)
Star sign VirgoVirgo
Height: 1.91 m
Weight: 103 kg
The details

Sam Cross (born 26 August 1992) is a Welsh rugby union player who plays for Newport RFC as a flanker. Cross is an experienced rugby sevens player and has turned out for the Wales Sevens team in over a hundred matches.

Personal history

Cross was born in Abergavenny in Wales in 1992. He grew up in Brynmawr and after leaving secondary school he attended Cardiff Metropolitan University were he took up a Sport & Exercise Science scholarship.

Rugby career

Cross first played rugby as a child for the Youth section of Brynmawr RFC. He then joined Ebbw Vale before switching to the Cardiff Met team. An all-round sportsman, Cross also played football at county level for Gwent and was capped for Wales in rugby league at the under-18 level.

Cross was selected for both the Welsh Students team and the GB Students, the latter at under 15 and under 18, and was part of the team that won the World Students Championships in Brive. He also played in the 2013 Students Olympics. Despite growing up playing the 15-a-side variant of rugby union, it was in rugby sevens that he made his mark. Selected for the Wales team he has made over a hundred appearances as part of the Wales Sevens mainly in the World Rugby Sevens Series.

In 2016 Cross was selected to represent Great Britain at the Summer Olympics in Rio as part of the nation's rugby sevens team.

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