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William Campbell

Place of birth:
Charlottesville, Virginia

Position played:
Lock, No, 8, Inside Center, Fullback

Summary of rugby career:

First Started Playing Where:
New Trier HS, but learned the game mainly from Clarnce Culpeper and Lance Vandecastle at University of Virginia RFC and Virginia RFC.

Clubs represented and Years:
New Tier HS-Virginia RFC (1976-1982)
Chicago Griffins-Lions (1982-1984)
Los Angeles RFC (1984-1985)
Santa Monica Rugby Club (1985 and on...)

Territorial/National Representative Teams and years:

No of Caps (if applicable):

No of International Matches (if applicable):

Tours: Where, With Whom and Years:
Uinted Kingdom - North Carolina Vipers (1981)
Bermuda - Virginia RFC (1983)
New Zealand/Autralia - Chicago Lions (1987)
South Africa - Tennessee Longrifles (1995)

Awards and Recognition:
None that weren't to do with misbehavior.

Impact rugby had on your life:
It gathered me up when I needed gathering, taught me that sport need not equal mindless chest-thumping, that my 'enemy' is also my friend and should be respected as such, that we are all brothers and sisters in rugby. It gave me life-long friendships all over the world, and many many of my best memories in life.

Most inspirational teammate/coach and why:
Lance Vandecastle, Virginia RFC. He was the embodiment of the spirit of rugby: an enormous, open heart, not limited to his club or club-mates; he was a lion on the pitch, a gentleman off it, beloved by all.

What wisdom would you pass on to current players:
See last couple of answers.

Marital Status (Spouse/Kids names):
Single, no kids I know of, but I've sailed around the world twice... so, who knows.

Favorite quote:
A constant cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom. - Fr. proverb

Sailing, theatre, painting & drawing, reading & writing, hang-gliding.

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