DoB1986-04-25 BirthplaceHawera Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight118 kg (18 st 8 lb) PositionProp
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.
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.
DoB1991-07-11 BirthplaceDublin Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight92 kg (14 st 6 lb) PositionFull Back / Wing
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.
DoB1985-11-12 BirthplaceJohannesburg Height1.96 m (6' 5") Weight110 kg (17 st 4 lb) PositionNo. 8
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.
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.
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.
DoB1990-04-27 BirthplaceCape Town Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight103 kg (16 st 3 lb) PositionHooker
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.
DoB1989-03-21 BirthplaceDublin Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb) PositionFly Half
DoB1992-02-11 BirthplaceBarking Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight84 kg (13 st 3 lb) PositionScrum Half
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.
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.
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.
DoB1991-06-23 BirthplaceGalway Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight107 kg (16 st 11 lb) PositionBack Row
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.
DoB1990-05-22 BirthplaceDublin Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight90 kg (14 st 1 lb) PositionFly Half / Centre
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.
DoB1990-03-28 BirthplaceDublin Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight106 kg (16 st 9 lb) PositionFlanker
DoB1986-01-29 BirthplacePretoria Height1.73 m (5' 8") Weight101 kg (15 st 12 lb) PositionHooker
DoB1981-09-04 BirthplaceHawera Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight122 kg (19 st 2 lb) PositionProp