Former Wakefield winger Paul Sampson calls time on rugby career

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FORMER Wakefield Trinity Wildcats winger Paul Sampson has called time on a 15-year professional rugby career.

The 33-year-old announced his retirement after completing 100 matches for rugby union side London Welsh at the end of last season.

Sampson, who played for Wakefield in the 1999-2000 season and scored 32 points from 17 appearances, also played for London Broncos at rugby league but the majority of his career was spent in union.

He was the Premiership’s top try scorer in 2000/01 for London Wasps and ended the season by scoring two tries against the Barbarians and Jonah Lomu at Twickenham.

His family has a rich involvement in rugby league around the district, with his cousin Dean representing Castleford Tigers and England.

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