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Adam Byrne (born 20 April 1994) is an Irish rugby union player for Leinster Rugby. His preferred position is on the wing, although he also plays at full-back. His brother Sam is a Bohemians football player.

Adam Byrne
Birth nameAdam Byrne
Date of birth (1994-04-20) 20 April 1994 (age 25)
Place of birthKill, County Kildare, Ireland
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight98 kg (15 st 6 lb; 216 lb)
SchoolNaas C.B.S.
UniversityUniversity College Dublin
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing / Fullback
Current team Leinster
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012- Leinster 52 (95)
Correct as of 23 April 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–2014
2017-
Ireland U20
Ireland
6
1
(5)
(0)
Correct as of 26 November 2017
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2015– Ireland 7s

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Leinster careerEdit

Byrne made his Leinster senior debut on 29 December 2012 at the age of just 18, making him the youngest ever player to play for Leinster.[citation needed] In the interim, Byrne played for the Leinster A side, which won back to back British & Irish Cup trophies, before fully emerging into the Leinster senior squad in 2015/16, whilst still a member of the academy. Byrne opened his scoring account for Leinster by crossing the whitewash on only his second ever start, versus Zebre on 12 February 2016.[1] Byrne was awarded a senior development contract with the province to commence in the 2016/17 season.[2]

National teamEdit

In 2015 and 2016, Byrne played with the Ireland national rugby sevens team, which aims to be a permanent national team. He played different sevens championships to gain promotion to the 2017 Grand Prix Series. He also played the Olympic qualification tournament, but Ireland failed to qualify for the 2016 Olympics after a defeat against Spain in Cup quarter final (12-7).

On 26 October 2017, Byrne was named in the extended Ireland national rugby union team squad for the Autumn internationals.[3] He made his debut against Argentina on 25 November 2017, starting as a winger and ending the game as a center.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/team/results/14627.php
  2. ^ http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/news/14649.php
  3. ^ "Schmidt's statement, Bundee's inclusion and more Ireland squad talking points". The 42. 26 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Autumn international: Ireland 28-19 Argentina". BBC Sport. 25 November 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.

External linksEdit

  • Leinster Profile [1]
  • Irish Profile [2]