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IQ Rugby

The purpose of IQ Rugby is to broaden the player talent pool available to Irish provinces and representative sides and to complement the player development pathway that has been established within Ireland over the past few years.

The programme, which will support both players and coaches who have the potential to represent Irish Rugby at the highest levels, will be headed up by Joe Lydon, and it will work in tandem with the existing Exiles structure and will identify and support Irish-qualified talent who are passionate about representing Ireland.

IQ Rugby's activity in the UK and further afield will be coordinated by Lydon in his role as Head of International Talent ID and Development.

IQ Rugby Team

Joe Lydon - Head of International Talent ID and Development
Wayne Mitchell - IQ Rugby Talent ID Manager
Kevin Maggs - IQ Rugby Talent ID Officer
Phil Llewellyn - IQ Rugby Programme Co-Ordinator
Brian Fitzgerald - IQ Rugby Performance Analyst

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The Exiles Branch

For any general Branch-related enquiry contact:

Tom Hennessy
Honorary Secretary

Noel Traynor

John Gilligan
Honorary Treasurer



For players who may have an injury worry, or fear that they will not be able to play in an Exiles' fixture, our physiotherapist; Neil Boyd, is happy for you to contact him to discuss the matter.

Neil Boyd
Mobile: 07968 784 969

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