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  • Michael Bent

    Michael Bent

    DoB1986-04-25 BirthplaceHawera Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight118 kg (18 st 8 lb) PositionProp

    Michael Bent
  • Isaac Boss

    Isaac Boss

    DoB1980-04-09 BirthplaceTokoroa Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight88 kg (13 st 12 lb) PositionScrum Half

    ISAAC BOSS’ consistency with Ulster in his debut season, the 2005/06 campaign, saw him rewarded with a first Ireland call-up.

    A scrum half heavy on commitment and skill, he made his Ulster debut against Connacht in October 2005 before quickly becoming first choice.

    Boss was an ever present for Ulster since joining the province and has won caps at Ireland and Wolfhound levels in the intervening period.

    He made the move to Leinster at the start of the 2010/2011 season and has been vying with Eoin Reddan for regular starts with the Province.

    Isaac Boss
  • Jack Conan

    Jack Conan

    DoB1992-07-29 BirthplaceDublin Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight111 kg (17 st 6 lb) PositionNo. 8

    Number 8 Jack Conan has played for Leinster and Ireland at U18, U19 and U20. The former St. Gerard's player is a member of Old Belvedere RFC.

    Jack Conan
  • Andrew Conway

    Andrew Conway

    DoB1991-07-11 BirthplaceDublin Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight92 kg (14 st 6 lb) PositionFull Back / Wing

    Andrew Conway
  • Gordon D'Arcy

    Gordon D'Arcy

    DoB1980-02-10 BirthplaceWexford Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight91 kg (14 st 4 lb) PositionCentre

    DYNAMIC centre D’Arcy has formed one of the most successful centre pairings in world rugby alongside Brian O’Driscoll.

    A member of Ireland’s Grand Slam side in 2009, having been out for a year with a broken arm sustained against Italy in 2008, D’Arcy also earned a call-up to the 2009 B&I Lions.

    Has also won three European Cup winner’s medals with Leinster.

    Gordon D'Arcy
  • Robbie Diack

    Robbie Diack

    DoB1985-11-12 BirthplaceJohannesburg Height1.96 m (6' 5") Weight110 kg (17 st 4 lb) PositionNo. 8

    Robbie Diack
  • Keith Earls

    Keith Earls

    DoB1987-10-02 BirthplaceMoyross Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight92 kg (14 st 6 lb) PositionUniversal Back

    A VERSATILE back with bags of pace, Earls was a member of Ireland’s Grand Slam-winning U20 team in 2007.

    Son of Young Munster legend Ger, Keith made his senior Ireland debut in 2008 at Thomond Park, marking the occasion with a try.

    Toured in 2009 with the B&I Lions and was Ireland’s top try-scorer at RWC2011 with five.

    Keith Earls
  • Craig Gilroy

    Craig Gilroy

    DoB1991-03-11 BirthplaceBelfast Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight89 kg (14 st 0 lb) PositionWing

    GILROY first played for Ireland in a non-cap international against the Barbarians in May 2012, scoring two tries.

    Followed this up by starring for Ireland XV – again in an uncapped match – against Fiji in November 2012, where he scored three tries before again touching down on his full Test debut a week later.

    Ulster Young Player of the Year for season 2011/12, Gilroy scored the first ever try at the Aviva Stadium in July 2010.

    Craig Gilroy
  • Iain Henderson

    Iain Henderson

    DoB1992-02-21 BirthplaceCraigavon Height1.98 m (6' 6") Weight116 kg (18 st 3 lb) PositionLock

    A TALENTED forward who can play in both the second and back rows, Henderson made his senior debut for Ulster in April 2012.

    A member of the Ulster Academy, the Queens player has previously represented Ulster and Ireland at U19 and U20 level.

    Made his first appearance for Ireland in the 2012 Guinness Series and has added a further five caps since.

    Iain Henderson
  • Rob Herring

    Rob Herring

    DoB1990-04-27 BirthplaceCape Town Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight103 kg (16 st 3 lb) PositionHooker

    Rob Herring
  • Felix Jones

    Felix Jones

    DoB1987-08-05 BirthplaceDublin Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb) PositionUniversal Back

    JONES came prominence as a try scoring full-back in the Ireland Under  20 team which won the Grand Slam in 2007.

    Spent two years in the Leinster Academy, and also won an All Ireland Junior League medal with Seapoint before joining Munster in 2009.

    Really began to make the No.15 shirt his own with a strong end of season showing with the province in 2011.

    Ruled out of 2011RWC and the 2012 Six Nations through injury but returned for 2013 Summer Tour.

    Felix Jones
  • Ian Madigan

    Ian Madigan

    DoB1989-03-21 BirthplaceDublin Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb) PositionFly Half

    Ian Madigan
  • Kieran Marmion

    Kieran Marmion

    DoB1992-02-11 BirthplaceBarking Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight84 kg (13 st 3 lb) PositionScrum Half

    Kieran Marmion
  • Mike McCarthy

    Mike McCarthy

    DoB1981-11-27 BirthplaceLondon Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight115 kg (18 st 1 lb) PositionLock

    INITIALLY signed for Connacht in 2003, McCarthy then left for Newcastle Falcons the following season before returning to the West of Ireland in 2007, where he consistently impressed for Connacht before joining Leinster this season.

    Born in London, McCarthy represented England at the 2002 U21 World Championship but went on to make his senior Ireland debut in the RWC2011 warm-up match against Scotland.

    Mike McCarthy
  • Fergus McFadden

    Fergus McFadden

    DoB1986-06-17 BirthplaceKilkenny Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight93 kg (14 st 9 lb) PositionWing / Centre

    McFADDEN was named Most Valuable Player at the 2009 Churchill Cup in Colorado, where he scored a total of 26 points in three games.

    The Old Belvedere clubman has also lined out for Ireland at U19, U21 and Universities levels as well as impressing for Leinster  in recent years.

    Scored on his senior home debut vs France in 2011 and claimed a hat-trick of tries against Canada in June 2013.

    Fergus McFadden
  • Jack McGrath

    Jack McGrath

    DoB1989-10-11 BirthplaceDublin Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight118 kg (18 st 8 lb) PositionProp

    DUBLIN prop McGrath is a graduate of the Leinster Academy having made a name for himself as a teenager playing Schools Cup with St Mary’s College.

    A regular in the front row for the Ireland U20s in recent seasons, this is McGrath’s first call up to the senior squad.

    Jack McGrath
  • Eoin McKeon

    Eoin McKeon

    DoB1991-06-23 BirthplaceGalway Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight107 kg (16 st 11 lb) PositionBack Row

    Eoin McKeon
  • Sean O'Brien

    Sean O'Brien

    DoB1987-02-14 BirthplaceDublin Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight108 kg (16 st 13 lb) PositionBack Row

    ONE OF the most effective back rowers around, Sean O’Brien was part of the impressive Ireland Under 20 side that achieved a Grand Slam in 2007.

    The Tullow Tank is a strong-running back row whose line-breaking and ballcarrying ability have been a real feature of Ireland’s and Leinster’s play in recent years.

    ERC Player of the Year in 2011 and a B&I Lions Test Starter in 2013.

    Sean O'Brien
  • Noel Reid

    Noel Reid

    DoB1990-05-22 BirthplaceDublin Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight90 kg (14 st 1 lb) PositionFly Half / Centre

    Noel Reid
  • Mike Ross

    Mike Ross

    DoB1979-12-21 BirthplaceCork Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight127 kg (19 st 13 lb) PositionProp

    A KEY man in the Irish scrum, Ross made his name playing in the English Premiership for Harlequins.

    The former Cork Constitution player made the move from Munster and played for four years at the highest level in England.

    Joined up with Leinster in 2009 and made his Ireland debut on the 2009 Summer tour to Canada and the USA. An ever present for Ireland throughout last season.

    Mike Ross
  • Dominic Ryan

    Dominic Ryan

    DoB1990-03-28 BirthplaceDublin Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight106 kg (16 st 9 lb) PositionFlanker

    Dominic Ryan
  • Richardt Strauss

    Richardt Strauss

    DoB1986-01-29 BirthplacePretoria Height1.73 m (5' 8") Weight101 kg (15 st 12 lb) PositionHooker

    Richardt Strauss
  • Nathan White

    Nathan White

    DoB1981-09-04 BirthplaceHawera Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight122 kg (19 st 2 lb) PositionProp

    Nathan White
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