Whatling Simon

by Russell Gibbs and Geoff Pillinger

Simon Whatling

Position: Fly Half / Centre

Born: 16th September 1984 in Devizes





Honours: England U21s

Debut game: 17th August 2003 v Celtic Warriors (replacement for Olly Barkley)

Final game: 23rd August 2003 v Henley

Number of Appearances: 2

Career details:

Simon Whatling graduated from the Bath Rugby Academy and found himself on the bench for the match against Northampton Saints in March 2003. Subsequently Simon regularly trained with the 1stXV squad and made a 1st XV debut in the pre-season encounter with the Celtic Warriors in August 2003, coming on as a second half replacement for Olly Barkley. A week later he came on for Mike Catt in the friendly match at Henley Hawks and crossed for his sole Bath try in the 66pts-7pts defeat of the home team. The talent of the outside half was recognised at representative level where he was selected for England under-19s in the 2003 FIRA World Championship while still in the Academy. Simon impressed the selectors sufficiently during the tournament to be called up to train with England under-21s in late 2003.

Bath Rugby Friendly Appearances 2000/2001 – to date: (2)

Bath Rugby Friendly Points 2000/2001 – to date: 5 – 1t

Signed From: Bath Rugby Academy

Transferred To: None

Also Played For: Devizes RFC,  Worcester Warriors, Cornish Pirates, London Welsh promotion to premiership, Blackheath.


This page was added on 31/12/2014.

Comments about this page

  • Just seen this, here’s some info about Simon played in U21 six nations, and World Cup in Argentina in 2005. And captained the side in the quarter finals. Played for Worcester Warriors, Cornish Pirates, London Welsh promotion to premiership. Now plays for Blackheath.

    I have a photo of him in Bath colours or go to his image page on Google!

    By David Whatling (23/06/2016)
  • Thanks David
    I have updated Simon’s profile
    If you have a photo of him could you please send it to me

    By Geoff Pillinger (02/08/2016)

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