James Wilson


Jul 07, 1983
Invercargill (New Zealand)
196 cm
93 kg
James Wilson

Player Biog

With his booming boot and an ability to slot seemlessly into a number of backline positions, James has proved himself to be a vital asset to the Saints since his very first season with the club.

With Ben Foden ruled out for 10-weeks early in James’ first season at the club, the Kiwi was a fine deputy in the 15 shirt, scoring twice against Wasps before moving out wide to occupy a wing berth.

James arrived at Franklin's Gardens after a year spent with French outfit Bourgoin.

Predominantly an inside centre during those 12 months, James has also played fly half and full back in his time both at the Stade Pierre Rajon and at former club, Southland.

He became an Invercargill hero when his drop goal won Southland the Ranfurly Shield with a victory over Canterbury in 2011, capping an eight-year stay at the province for Wilson.

The tail end of the 2012/13 season saw James forge an outstanding centre partnership with Luther Burrell as the Saints reached the Aviva Premiership final and having been a regular during 2013/14’s double winning campaign, the classy back started the new season with a string of excellent performances back in the 15 shirt.


05/09/2014Aviva Premiership   Gloucester RugbyFB00000
14/09/2014Aviva Premiership   WaspsFB00000
21/09/2014Aviva Premiership   Newcastle FalconsRep01002
27/09/2014Aviva Premiership   Bath RugbyRep00000
11/10/2014Aviva Premiership   Sale SharksRep01002
18/10/2014European Rugby Champions Cup   Racing Metro 92Rep00000
25/10/2014European Rugby Champions Cup   OspreysCE00000
07/11/2014LV= Cup   ScarletsFB00000
14/11/2014Aviva Premiership   Exeter ChiefsRep00000
23/11/2014Aviva Premiership   SaracensWI200010
30/11/2014Aviva Premiership   London WelshWI10005
06/12/2014European Rugby Champions Cup   Benetton Rugby TrevisoRep00000
13/12/2014European Rugby Champions Cup   Benetton Rugby TrevisoFB02004
20/12/2014Aviva Premiership   Leicester TigersFB00000
27/12/2014Aviva Premiership   HarlequinsRep00000
02/01/2015Aviva Premiership   Newcastle FalconsRep01002
10/01/2015Aviva Premiership   Sale SharksRep00000
18/01/2015European Rugby Champions Cup   OspreysRep00000
24/01/2015European Rugby Champions Cup   Racing Metro 92FB00000
13/02/2015Aviva Premiership   London IrishFB00000
21/02/2015Aviva Premiership   Bath RugbyFB10005
27/02/2015Aviva Premiership   HarlequinsFB10005
07/03/2015Aviva Premiership   Gloucester RugbyFB200010
14/03/2015LV= Cup   SaracensRep00000
27/03/2015Aviva Premiership   WaspsFB00000
04/04/2015European Rugby Champions Cup   ASM Clermont AuvergneFB00000
12/04/2015Aviva Premiership   Exeter ChiefsFB10005
25/04/2015Aviva Premiership   SaracensRep00000
09/05/2015Aviva Premiership   London WelshRep02004
16/05/2015Aviva Premiership   Leicester TigersFH00039
23/05/2015Aviva Premiership   SaracensRep00000
07/09/2013Aviva Premiership   Exeter ChiefsRep00000
13/09/2013Aviva Premiership   HarlequinsCE10005
21/09/2013Aviva Premiership   Gloucester RugbyCE00000
27/09/2013Aviva Premiership   Sale SharksRep00000
05/10/2013Aviva Premiership   Leicester TigersRep00000
12/10/2013Heineken Cup   Castres OlympiqueRep00000
26/10/2013Aviva Premiership   SaracensRep00000
03/11/2013Aviva Premiership   London IrishFB10005
09/11/2013LV= Cup   Gloucester RugbyFB00000
17/11/2013LV= Cup   London IrishFB00000
23/11/2013Aviva Premiership   Newcastle FalconsCE10005
25/01/2014LV= Cup   Newport Gwent DragonsFB00000
01/02/2014LV= Cup   SaracensFB10005
08/02/2014Aviva Premiership   Exeter ChiefsFB10005
15/02/2014Aviva Premiership   Worcester WarriorsFB00000
23/02/2014Aviva Premiership   Newcastle FalconsFB200010
01/03/2014Aviva Premiership   Gloucester RugbyFB00000
16/03/2014LV= Cup   Exeter ChiefsCE00000
22/03/2014Aviva Premiership   Sale SharksCE00000
29/03/2014Aviva Premiership   Leicester TigersRep00013
03/04/2014Amlin Challenge Cup   Sale SharksCE00000
13/04/2014Aviva Premiership   SaracensRep00000
20/04/2014Aviva Premiership   London IrishRep01002
25/04/2014Amlin Challenge Cup   HarlequinsFB00000
10/05/2014Aviva Premiership   WaspsCE050010
16/05/2014Aviva Premiership   Leicester TigersRep00000
23/05/2014Amlin Challenge Cup   Bath RugbyRep00000
31/05/2014Aviva Premiership   SaracensRep00000
22/09/2012   Worcester WarriorsFB00000
28/09/2012   WaspsFB200010
14/10/2012   Glasgow WarriorsFB00000
11/01/2013   Castres OlympiqueWI00000
19/01/2013   Glasgow WarriorsWI00000
26/01/2013   Gloucester RugbyWI00000
02/02/2013   Exeter ChiefsWI00000
09/02/2013   Gloucester RugbyFB00000
16/02/2013   Worcester WarriorsWI00000
23/02/2013   Bath RugbyWI00000
02/03/2013   London IrishWI00000
23/03/2013   WaspsWI00000
30/03/2013   Leicester TigersWI00000
20/04/2013   Sale SharksRep200010
04/05/2013   HarlequinsRep00000
12/05/2013   SaracensCE00000
25/05/2013   Leicester TigersCE00000