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  • Bundee Aki

    Bundee Aki

    DoB1990-04-07 BirthplaceOtahuhu Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight101 kg (15 st 12 lb) PositionCentre

    Bundee Aki
  • Rory Best

    Rory Best

    DoB1982-08-15 BirthplaceCraigavon Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb) PositionHooker

    BEST emerged from RWC2011 with an enhanced reputation, he initially muscled his way into the Irish starting XV for the 2006 wins over South Africa and Australia.

    The Poyntzpass man shared the No.2 jersey with Jerry Flannery during the 2009 Grand Slam run, coming up with some big plays in all five games.

    Captained Ireland in 2012 RBS Six Nations against Scotland and England.

    Rory Best
  • Adam Byrne

    Adam Byrne

    DoB1994-04-10 BirthplaceKill,Co.Kildare Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight101 kg (15 st 12 lb) PositionWing / Full Back

    A flying winger with UCD, Adam has been capped by Leinster at U18, U20, A and Senior level.

    He was an Ireland U18 and U20 squad member and is studying Biomedical Engineering in UCD.

     

    Adam Byrne
  • Joey Carbery

    Joey Carbery

    DoB1995-11-01 BirthplaceAuckland Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight88 kg (13 st 12 lb) PositionFly Half

    Joey Carbery
  • 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") Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb) PositionFull Back / Wing

    Andrew Conway
  • Ultan Dillane

    Ultan Dillane

    DoB1993-11-09 BirthplaceParis Height1.98 m (6' 6") Weight116 kg (18 st 3 lb) PositionLock

    - Born in Paris, France, but raised in Tralee, Co. Kerry, Dillane earned his first three Connacht caps in interprovincial derbies last season, quickly marking himself out as a talented and athletic second row

    - The dreadlocked Connacht Academy graduate, who signed a two-year contract with the province twelve months ago, tried a number of sports as a child. It was actually a five euro bribe from his mother, Kerry woman Ellen, that convinced himself and his brother Cian to try out rugby at Tralee RFC and he was soon hooked

    - Dillane has played 18 times for Connacht so far, including 10 appearances during the current campaign. He made his European debut against Enisei-STM in sub-zero temperatures in Siberia in November, and followed up with PRO12 starts against Munster, Ulster and the Scarlets

    - He is a proud product of Munster Junior club Tralee RFC and has lined out for Galway side Corinthians in the Ulster Bank League, including earlier this season against Nenagh Ormond

     
    Ultan Dillane
  • Keith Earls

    Keith Earls

    DoB1987-10-02 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight86 kg (13 st 7 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
  • Chris Farrell

    Chris Farrell

    DoB1993-03-16 BirthplaceBelfast Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight110 kg (17 st 4 lb) PositionCentre

    The young Dungannon centre is a member of the Ulster Academy.

    He has represented Ulster and Ireland at youths and schools levels.

    Chris Farrell
  • Tadhg Furlong

    Tadhg Furlong

    DoB1992-11-14 BirthplaceWexford Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight126 kg (19 st 11 lb) PositionProp

    Tadhg Furlong
  • Cian Healy

    Cian Healy

    DoB1987-10-07 BirthplaceClontarf Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight115 kg (18 st 1 lb) PositionProp

    HEALY further enhanced his reputation at the RWC2011, having initially shot to prominence in his second full season with Leinster in 2009.

    A member of the Ireland U20s Grand Slam-winning side, the Dubliner is a powerful and pacy presence on the pitch and a real competitor.

    Ireland’s first choice No.1 since 2011, he was also selected to tour with the 2013 B&I Lions.

    Cian Healy
  • Iain Henderson

    Iain Henderson

    DoB1992-02-21 BirthplaceCraigavon Height2.01 m (6' 7") Weight117 kg (18 st 5 lb) PositionLock / Back Row

    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 BirthplaceBalinasloe Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight103 kg (16 st 3 lb) PositionCentre / Full Back

    Robbie Henshaw
  • Rob Herring

    Rob Herring

    DoB1990-04-27 BirthplaceCape Town Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight106 kg (16 st 9 lb) PositionHooker

    Rob Herring
  • Dave Kearney

    Dave Kearney

    DoB1989-06-19 BirthplaceDublin Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight91 kg (14 st 4 lb) PositionWing / Full Back

    YOUNGER brother of Rob, like his elder sibling, Kearney also credits an early Gaelic career with Cooley Kickhams in Louth as reasons for his fine handling and fielding skills.

    Capped at Ireland U20 and Wolfhounds level Kearney first trained with the senior squad ahead of the 2011 6 Nations but has yet to make his Test debut.

    Dave Kearney
  • Rob Kearney

    Rob Kearney

    DoB1986-03-26 BirthplaceDublin Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight95 kg (14 st 13 lb) PositionFull Back

    KEARNEY has firmly established himself in the Ireland team since his debut in 2007.

    His coolness under a high ball, counter attacking ability and seige-gun boot have also seen him pick up a Grand Slam and Heineken Cup winners medals with Leinster.

    Toured with the Lions in 2009 and 2013. Missed 2011 Six Nations through injury but returned for 2011RWC.

    European Player of the Year for 2012.

    Rob Kearney
  • Ian Keatley

    Ian Keatley

    DoB1987-04-01 BirthplaceDublin Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight93 kg (14 st 9 lb) PositionFly Half

    KEATLEY made his Ireland debut as a 22-year-old on the 2009 tour to North America and was named in the 2014 Guinness Series squad after an impressive
    season with Munster.


    A Grand Slam winner with the Ireland Under 20s and a former member of the Leinster Academy squad, Keatley spent three years at Connacht before signing for
    Munster in 2011.

    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.

    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
  • Dan Leavy

    Dan Leavy

    DoB1994-05-23 BirthplaceDublin Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight106 kg (16 st 9 lb) PositionFlanker

    Dan Leavy
  • Kieran Marmion

    Kieran Marmion

    DoB1992-02-11 BirthplaceBarking Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight85 kg (13 st 5 lb) PositionScrum Half

    Kieran Marmion
  • Stuart McCloskey

    Stuart McCloskey

    DoB1992-08-06 BirthplaceNewtonards Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight109 kg (17 st 1 lb) PositionCentre

    - Having impressed in the colours of Bangor Grammar School and Dungannon Rugby Club, McCloskey enjoyed a rapid rise at Ulster where he progressed from the sub-Academy to the Academy before signing his first professional contract (a two-year deal) as a senior player last January

    - Known for his physical stature and powerful running, he had spells at scrum half and out-half during his schools career before gaining the size in his late teens that marked him out as a big ball-carrying centre

    - McCloskey has struck up a potent centre partnership with Luke Marshall at Ulster this season, with big performances against the likes of the Ospreys, Toulouse and Saracens. Is in his second full season with the province and has scored four tries, five conversions and three penalties in 35 games to date

    - Played for Emerging Ireland the last two summers, helping them to win the Nations Cup in Bucharest and the Tbilisi Cup in the Georgian capital. He was paired with the likes of Eoin Griffin and Noel Reid in midfield, and scored a try against Emerging Italy in Tbilisi last June
    Stuart McCloskey
  • 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
  • Luke McGrath

    Luke McGrath

    DoB1993-02-03 BirthplaceHamilton, ONT Height1.75 m (5' 9") Weight82 kg (12 st 12 lb) PositionScrum Half

    Luke McGrath
  • Conor Murray

    Conor Murray

    DoB1989-04-20 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight94 kg (14 st 11 lb) PositionScrum Half

    A STRONG finish to the 2010-11 season with Munster saw the scrum-half called into the Ireland squad for the RWC2011, and he went on to play four times at the tournament in New Zealand.

    Tall, quick and strong and hailing from Patrickswell, Limerick, Murray has enjoyed a meteoric rise since making his competitive debut for Munster in April 2010.

    A very succesful Lions tourist to Australia in 2013.

    Conor Murray
  • Sean O'Brien

    Sean O'Brien

    DoB1987-02-14 BirthplaceTullow Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight108 kg (17 st 0 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
  • Tommy O'Donnell

    Tommy O'Donnell

    DoB1987-05-21 BirthplaceClonmel Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight104 kg (16 st 5 lb) PositionBack Row

    Tommy O'Donnell
  • Peter O'Mahony

    Peter O'Mahony

    DoB1989-09-17 BirthplaceCork Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight107 kg (16 st 11 lb) PositionBack Row

    A FORMER Ireland U20 captain O’Mahony had the honour of captaining the senior team on the 2013 Summer Tour to USA and Canada, making him the youngest Irish captain, at 23, since Brian O’Driscoll.

    Made his full debut against Italy in February 2012 and has filled in across all three back row positions since then.

    O'Mahony was named Munster captain for 2013/14

    Peter O'Mahony
  • Andrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    DoB1996-01-16 BirthplaceDublin Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight120 kg (18 st 12 lb) PositionProp

    Andrew Porter
  • 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
  • James Ryan

    James Ryan

    DoB1996-07-24 BirthplaceBlackrock Height2.03 m (6' 8") Weight108 kg (17 st 0 lb) PositionLock

    James Ryan
  • John Ryan

    John Ryan

    DoB1988-08-02 BirthplaceCork Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight118 kg (18 st 8 lb) PositionProp

    John Ryan
  • Johnny Sexton

    Johnny Sexton

    DoB1985-07-11 BirthplaceDublin Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight92 kg (14 st 6 lb) PositionFly Half

    DUBLINER Sexton really came of age during Leinster’s successful Heineken Cup run in 2009, starring in the final win over Leicester.

    Later that year he scored all 15 points in Ireland’s win over South Africa. Joined French side Racing Metro at start of 2013/14 season after hugely successful spell with Leinster.

    First choice out-half for the Lions on their successful tour of Australia in 2013.

    Johnny Sexton
  • CJ Stander

    CJ Stander

    DoB1990-04-05 BirthplaceGeorge Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight114 kg (17 st 13 lb) PositionBack Row

    - One of the most consistent performers at provincial level in recent seasons, Stander was honoured as the first overseas player to win the Munster Rugby Player of the Year award at the tail-end of the 2014/15 campaign

    - The powerfully-built back rower racked up seven man-of-the-match awards for Munster last season and has emerged as a real leader and inspirational captain for the Reds in the absence of Paul O'Connell and Peter O'Mahony

    - The former South African Under-20 captain moved to Munster in October 2012 having played 16 times for the Bulls at Super Rugby level. He grew up on his family's dairy and vegetable farm in Grootboom, near George in South Africa, and became Irish-qualified by residency following the recent Rugby World Cup

    - Signed a two-year contract extension last month, which will see him remain at Munster until at least June 2018. Scored his 23rd try on his 75th appearance for Munster against Stade Francais last week
     
    CJ Stander
  • Jacob Stockdale

    Jacob Stockdale

    DoB1996-04-03 BirthplaceLisburn Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight102 kg (16 st 0 lb) PositionCentre

    Jacob Stockdale
  • Darren Sweetnam

    Darren Sweetnam

    DoB1993-05-05 BirthplaceCork Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight95 kg (14 st 13 lb) PositionFull Back / Wing

    Darren Sweetnam
  • Devin Toner

    Devin Toner

    DoB1986-06-29 BirthplaceMoynalvey, Co Meath Height2.08 m (6' 10") Weight124 kg (19 st 7 lb) PositionLock

    ONE of the tallest rugby players around the former Castleknock College player has established himself with Leinster in recent seasons and made his senior Ireland bow in November 2010 against Samoa.

    Made his first 6 Nations appearances in 2013 against Scotland Italy and followed this up with further appearances on the Summer Tour to USA and Canada.

    Devin Toner
  • James Tracy

    James Tracy

    DoB1991-04-02 BirthplaceKildare Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight109 kg (17 st 2 lb) PositionHooker

    James Tracy
  • Kieran Treadwell

    Kieran Treadwell

    DoB1995-11-06 BirthplaceCarshalton Height1.98 m (6' 6") Weight115 kg (18 st 1 lb) PositionLock

    Kieran Treadwell
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