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Brian Carney
Brian Carney

A winger of immense talent, the recent summer tour to Argentina offered BRIAN CARNEY a chance to add a new chapter to his already prolific career, which has spanned three codes.

The former Wigan and Great Britain rugby league star became a union player in March when returned home to his native Cork to sign a two-year deal with Munster.

Carney, who played Gaelic football for Wicklow side Valleymount before being signed by English league side Gateshead, was educated at Clongowes Wood, where he first played union, and UCD and he played for a time for Lansdowne.

In 2003, he earned international league honours by becoming the first Irishman to represent Great Britain since Tom McKinney in 1957. Capped for Ireland at the 2000 Rugby League World Cup, Carney was playing NRL for Australian side Newcastle before his switch to Munster. He made an immediate impression for the province, scoring a debut try against the Ospreys.

Carney made his Test debut on Ireland’s tour in Argentina, playing in both Test matches and scoring a try in his first game.

DOB23rd Jul 1976
BirthplaceCork, Ireland
Height1.80 m (5' 11")
Weight91 kg (14 st 4 lb)
PositionOutside Back
HonoursIreland (4 caps)
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
11/08/2007
Scotland







80
24/08/2007
Italy







1
Total Played 2 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
81
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2007-2008 - Test Matches
Ireland
1 +1







2007-2008 Total

1 +1







2006-2007 - Test Matches
Ireland
2
1





5
2006-2007 Total

2
1





5
Total - Rugby World Cup

3 +1
1





5
Total

3 +1
1
0
0
0
0
0
5
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