|Date Of Birth||09/07/1975 (42)|
|Place Of Birth||Swansea|
|Height||198cm / 6' 6"|
|Weight||130kg / 20st 6lbs|
Quinnell played 54 games for Cardiff between November1999 and May 2002 and established himself as one of the backbones of the pack. Though often in the firing line from opposition forwards, he never took a backward step and was a firm favourite with the Cardiff faithful.
He began his senior career with Llanelli at the age of eighteen and after that joined Richmond for three years. In 1999 he joined Cardiff He left the club to join English club Saracens and for a short while Worcester.
2003 saw him return to Cardiff and was one of the earliest recruits to the newly-established Cardiff Blues, playing for three seasons until his injury enforced retirement in April 2006. This came from a neck injury sustained during the game against Glasgow Warriors. Doctors told him that he risked being in a wheelchair if he played rugby again.
As a player Quinnell had a fearsome reputation with ball in hands, and was frequently picking ‘talked to’ by the officials.
Quinnell won his first international cap as flank forward against Fiji in 1995 at the age of twenty two and has thirty-two international caps to his name. He was a member of the World Cup squad in 1999 and has toured with Wales to Argentina and Japan. He was a member of the team that recorded the famous 32-31 victory over England at Wembley in 1999.
Craig Quinnell is the son of the former international Derek Quinnell, he has two brothers Scott and Gavin
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