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  • Stephen Archer

    Stephen Archer

    DoB1988-01-29 BirthplaceCork Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight120 kg (18 st 12 lb) PositionProp

    CORK native Archer is a product of the Munster Rugby Academy, and secured a Senior contract with the province at the start of season 2011/12.

    He made his first Heineken Cup appearance against Castres in January 2012 and also represented Ireland Wolfhounds against England Saxons last season that same year, before making his senior bow in the 6 Nations defeat to Italy in March 2013.

    Stephen Archer
  • 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
  • Darren Cave

    Darren Cave

    DoB1987-04-05 BirthplaceHolywood Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight97 kg (15 st 3 lb) PositionCentre

    A real attacking talent who can unlock defences just like that, DARREN CAVE played over 20 times for Ulster in his first full season with the province.

    The 22-year-old is an exciting runner and strong-tackling centre and one of a crop of young players at Ravenhill who have progressed through the Academy structure.

    He has also made rapid progression at international level, from winning the Grand Slam with the Ireland Under-20s in 2007 to starring in Ireland's Rugby World Cup Sevens qualification and scoring a handful of tries for Ireland 'A' at the last two Churchill Cup tournaments.

    The former Sullivan Upper pupil, who is attached to Belfast Harlequins, was included in Ireland's extended 2009 RBS 6 Nations squad and is on the verge of making his Test breakthrough.

    Darren Cave
  • Robin Copeland

    Robin Copeland

    DoB1987-10-23 BirthplaceWexford Height1.96 m (6' 5") Weight112 kg (17 st 8 lb) PositionFlanker

    Robin Copeland
  • Robbie Diack

    Robbie Diack

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

    Robbie Diack
  • 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
  • Robbie Henshaw

    Robbie Henshaw

    DoB1993-06-12 BirthplaceAthlone Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight100 kg (15 st 10 lb) PositionCentre / Full Back

    Robbie Henshaw
  • 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 Keatley

    Ian Keatley

    DoB1987-04-01 BirthplaceDublin Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight91 kg (14 st 4 lb) PositionFly Half

    IAN KEATLEY is one of Ireland's best up-and-coming out-halves and is coming off the back of a very impressive first season with Connacht.

    The 22-year-old first came to prominence in the Belvedere College senior cup team and has collected an array of Ireland caps from Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Sevens levels up to the 'A' side.

    He was heavily involved in Ireland's 2007 Under-20 Grand Slam-winning campaign and worked his way into the Leinster Academy, playing for UCD and Clontarf along the way.

    The Dubliner, who has a distinctive place-kicking style, improved his game-breaking skills with appearances for the Ireland Sevens team and pleased with his progress in Galway, he recently signed a one-year contract extension with Connacht.

    Ian Keatley
  • Dave Kilcoyne

    Dave Kilcoyne

    DoB1988-12-14 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight112 kg (17 st 8 lb) PositionProp

    A PRODUCT of the Munster Academy, Kilcoyne made the stepup to the Munster first team last season and has more than held his own since making his international bow in November 2012.

    Strong in the scrum and impressive in the loose, the former Ireland Schools international has been tipped by provincial coach Rob Penney to have a long career in the green of Ireland.

    Dave Kilcoyne
  • 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
  • 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
  • Marty Moore

    Marty Moore

    DoB1991-03-01 BirthplaceDublin Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight123 kg (19 st 5 lb) PositionProp

    Marty Moore
  • Jordi Murphy

    Jordi Murphy

    DoB1991-04-22 BirthplaceBarcelona Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight106 kg (16 st 9 lb) PositionFlanker

    Jordi Murphy
  • Tommy O'Donnell

    Tommy O'Donnell

    DoB1987-05-21 BirthplaceTipperary Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight107 kg (16 st 11 lb) PositionBack Row

    Tommy O'Donnell
  • Rhys Ruddock

    Rhys Ruddock

    DoB1990-11-13 BirthplaceDublin Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight111 kg (17 st 6 lb) PositionBack Row

    Rhys Ruddock, the son of former Leinster and Wales coach Mike Ruddock, declared for Ireland, his mother's home and his country of birth, having represented Wales at U-18 Level.

    He made his debut for the Ireland U-20s in 2009 and played alongside older brother Ciaran in the team.

    A member of the Leinster academy he has been named in the full Leinster squad for the 2010/11 season having made a few appearences for them this year.

    He captained the Ireland U-20s in the 09/10 season and led them to a Championship with wins over England, Wales, Italy and Scotland.

    On tour at the Junior World Championship in Argentina he was called up to the senior squad in New Zealand and lined out against the New Zealand Maori.

    Rhys Ruddock
  • Richardt Strauss

    Richardt Strauss

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

    Richardt Strauss
  • Dan Tuohy

    Dan Tuohy

    DoB1985-06-18 BirthplaceBristol Height1.96 m (6' 5") Weight113 kg (17 st 11 lb) PositionLock

    HAVING come through a strong academy system in the Guinness Premiership, the Irish-qualified lock now has Irish U21, Ireland A and five full international caps to his name.

    Made the switch from Exeter Chiefs to Ulster in 2009 where he has gone from strength to strength.

    Made a try-scoring debut for Ireland against the All Blacks in June 2010.

    Dan Tuohy
  • Simon Zebo

    Simon Zebo

    DoB1990-03-16 BirthplaceCork Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight94 kg (14 st 10 lb) PositionWing

    A LIONS tourist in 2013, Zebo was first called up to the Irish Wolfhounds in 2012 after a spectacular hat-trick for Munster in the Heineken Cup.

    Made his Ireland debut in June 2012, before impressing in November 2012, where he scored his first try against Argentina.

    Injury curtailed his involvement in the 2013 6 Nations but returned to fitness to join up with the Lions Down Under.

    Simon Zebo
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