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8 Rupert Shipperley

Forward - Senior Men

Nationality
Wales
Position
Forward
Date of Birth
21 November 1992
Player Debut
01 February 2020
Club
Hampstead & Westminster HC
Age
28
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Shipperley

Player Bio

As debuts go, Rupert's couldn't have been much better as he scored for Great Britain against Australia in a thrilling 4-4 draw at the start of the 2020 FIH Hockey Pro League.

That was his first match in a GB shirt having won more than 70 caps for Wales previously, helping them to a joint-best EuroHockey Championships finish of sixth back in 2019.

A strong, attacking player with a keen eye for goal, Rupert could have become a rugby player were in not for an injury sustained in his late teens that led to him focusing more on hockey.

Before joining the full-time programme Rupert was a teacher, while his sister Zoe also played for both England and Great Britain.

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Player Caps

Total Caps 78
GB Caps 8
Home Caps 70

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