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  • Rodney Ah You

    Rodney Ah You

    DoB1988-10-27 BirthplaceLower Hutt Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight123 kg (19 st 5 lb) PositionProp

    Rodney Ah You
  • 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
  • Rory Best

    Rory Best

    DoB1982-08-15 BirthplaceCraigavon Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight110 kg (17 st 4 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
  • Tommy Bowe

    Tommy Bowe

    DoB1984-02-22 BirthplaceEmyvale Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight96 kg (15 st 2 lb) PositionWing

    FORMER minor Gaelic footballer Bowe became the first man from Monaghan to play for Ireland in 80 years.

    Really began to establish himself when he scored two tries in the 2008 RBS Six Nations.

    He repeated that feat in 2009, including a magical catch-and-run at the Millennium Stadium – which helped seal Ireland’s Grand Slam.

    Tommy Bowe
  • James Cronin

    James Cronin

    DoB1990-11-23 BirthplaceCork Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight114 kg (17 st 13 lb) PositionProp

    James Cronin
  • Sean Cronin

    Sean Cronin

    DoB1986-05-06 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight101 kg (15 st 12 lb) PositionHooker

    CRONIN made his name with the Ireland underage and ‘A’ squads before making his senior bow in November 2009.

    Went on to make his first start in the 2010 Summer Test against the All Blacks.

    Joined Leinster from Connacht at beginning of the 2011/12 season and has featured regularly for both province and country throughout the past three seasons.

    Sean Cronin
  • 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
  • Dave Foley

    Dave Foley

    DoB1988-05-16 BirthplaceTipperary Height1.98 m (6' 6") Weight108 kg (17 st 0 lb) PositionLock

    Dave Foley
  • 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
  • Jamie Heaslip

    Jamie Heaslip

    DoB1983-12-15 BirthplaceTiberias Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight110 kg (17 st 4 lb) PositionNo. 8

    SON of former Shannon player Richard Heaslip, a Colonel in the Irish Army, Jamie made the senior Ireland number 8 jersey his own during the 2008 6 Nations.

    Enjoyed a great year in 2009, winning his first Heineken Cup with Leinster, while starring for Ireland in their Grand Slam run and being nominated for the 2009 IRB World Player of the Year.

    Succeeded Brian O’Driscoll as Ireland captain for the 2012/2013 season.

    Jamie Heaslip
  • Chris Henry

    Chris Henry

    DoB1984-10-17 BirthplaceBelfast Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight107 kg (16 st 11 lb) PositionBack Row

    A BIG, ball-carrying back rower, Henry had impressive run-outs for the Ireland U21 and Sevens sides before featuring strongly for Ireland ‘A’ in the 2009 Churchill Cup.

    Made his full Ireland debut in June 2010 against Australia.

    Henry also captained Ulster in the 2009/10 season and was named as the province’s player of the year in their run to the 2012 Heineken Cup Final.

    Chris Henry
  • Robbie Henshaw

    Robbie Henshaw

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

    Robbie Henshaw
  • 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
  • Rob Kearney

    Rob Kearney

    DoB1986-03-26 BirthplaceDublin Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight95 kg (15 st 0 lb) PositionFull Back / Wing

    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 Height1.80 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
  • Darragh Leader

    Darragh Leader

    DoB1993-05-22 BirthplaceGalway Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight97 kg (15 st 3 lb) PositionWing / Full Back

    Darragh Leader
  • 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
  • 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
  • Conor Murray

    Conor Murray

    DoB1989-04-20 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight94 kg (14 st 10 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
  • Paul O'Connell

    Paul O'Connell

    DoB1979-10-20 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.98 m (6' 6") Weight112 kg (17 st 8 lb) PositionLock

    RECOGNISED as one of the best second rows in world rugby, O’Connell was named as Ireland captain for the 2012 RBS Six Nations.

    A British & Irish Lions Test player in 2005, he went on to captain the Lions on their tour to South Africa in 2009.

    An IRB World Player of the Year nominee in 2006, he also skippered Munster to Heineken Cup glory in May player in 2005, 2009 and 2013, indeed he captained the Lions on their tour to South Africa in 2009.

    An IRB World Player of the Year nominee in 2006, he also skippered Munster to Heineken Cup glory in May 2008.

    Paul O'Connell
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stuart Olding

    Stuart Olding

    DoB1993-03-11 BirthplaceBelfast Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight88 kg (13 st 12 lb) PositionFly Half

    Stuart Olding
  • Jared Payne

    Jared Payne

    DoB1985-10-13 BirthplaceTauranga Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight95 kg (14 st 13 lb) PositionFull Back

    Jared Payne
  • Eoin Reddan

    Eoin Reddan

    DoB1980-11-20 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight83 kg (13 st 1 lb) PositionScrum Half

    IRELAND’S first choice scrumhalf during RWC2007, Reddan’s consistent displays for club and country marked him out as one of Europe’s best No 9s.

    Enjoyed spells at Munster (twice), Connacht and Wasps before signing for Leinster in 2009.

    Has since tasted European Cup glory twice with Leinster and continues to be a valuable squad member for both province and country.

    Eoin Reddan
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dominic Ryan

    Dominic Ryan

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

    Dominic 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
  • Richardt Strauss

    Richardt Strauss

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

    Richardt Strauss
  • 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
  • Nathan White

    Nathan White

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

    Nathan White
  • 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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