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Andrew Conway (born 11 July 1991) is an Irish rugby union player for Munster in the Pro14 and European Rugby Champions Cup. He plays primarily as a wing, but can also play as a fullback.

Andrew Conway
Date of birth (1991-07-11) 11 July 1991 (age 27)
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight90 kg (14 st; 200 lb)
SchoolBlackrock College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing, Fullback
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
20??–2013
2013–present
Blackrock College
Garryowen
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2013
2013–present
Leinster
Munster
42
116
(40)
(190)
Correct as of 18 May 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009
2010–2011
2014–2015
2015
2017–present
Ireland Schools
Ireland U20
Emerging Ireland
Ireland Wolfhounds
Ireland
1
16
6
1
12
(0)
(70)
(30)
(0)
(25)
Correct as of 10 March 2019

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Blackrock CollegeEdit

While attending Blackrock College, he helped the school win both the Leinster Schools Junior Cup[1] and the Leinster Schools Rugby Senior Cup.[2]

LeinsterEdit

Conway joined the Leinster Academy at the beginning of the 2009–10 season.[3] Conway signed his first professional contract in 2010 for Leinster after impressing with the Academy.[4] He made his senior debut for Leinster in a Magners League fixture against Scarlets on 20 February 2010, coming on as a late substitution and setting up Jonathan Sexton's try.[5] He made his starting debut for Leinster on 7 March 2010, with a victory over the Cardiff Blues.[6] Conway made his Heineken Cup debut in Leinster's 2012–13 Heineken Cup pool fixture against Exeter Chiefs on 13 October 2012.[7] Conway scored a hat-trick for Leinster on 3 May 2013, in their Pro12 game against Ospreys.[8] He started for Leinster against Stade Français in the 2012–13 European Challenge Cup Final on 17 May 2013, which Leinster won 34–13.[9] Conway also started for Leinster in the 2012–13 Pro12 Final victory against Ulster on 25 May 2013, which Leinster won 24–18.[10]

MunsterEdit

It was announced on 25 January 2013 that Conway would be joining Munster on a two-year contract at the beginning of the 2013–14 season.[11] He made his Munster debut on 13 September 2013, starting against Zebre.[12][13] Conway scored his first try for Munster against Cardiff Blues on 23 November 2013. He started in Munster's first European Rugby Champions Cup game against Sale Sharks on 18 October 2014.[14] Conway signed a one-year contract extension with Munster in January 2015.[15] He scored two tries in Munster's 65–10 win against Sale Sharks on 25 January 2015.[16] Conway started at fullback in Munster's opening 2015–16 European Rugby Champions Cup pool game against Benetton on 14 November 2015.[17] In January 2016, Conway signed a two-year contract extension with Munster.[18] On 1 April 2017, Conway scored a try in Munster's 41–16 2016–17 European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-final win against Toulouse.[19]

On 9 September 2017, Conway made his 100th appearance in the Pro14 when he started against South African side Cheetahs in round 2 of the 2017–18 Pro14.[20] Conway was sent-off in Munster's 20–16 defeat against Connacht on 27 October 2017[21] and subsequently banned for one week.[22] He signed a new two-year contract with Munster in February 2018, a deal that will see him remain with the province until at least June 2020.[23] Conway scored a 74th minute try, converted by Ian Keatley, to earn Munster a 20–19 win against Toulon in the quarter-finals of the 2017–18 European Rugby Champions Cup.[24] The try was nominated for the Volkswagen-sponsored Try of the Year when the Rugby Players Ireland Awards nominees were announced in April 2018.[25] Conway earned his 100th cap for Munster on 6 October 2018, doing so when he started against old club Leinster in round 6 of the 2018–19 Pro14.[26][27] He scored two tries in Munster's 44–14 win against Edinburgh on 30 November 2018.[28]

IrelandEdit

In 2010, he was a part of Ireland's U20s Six Nations Championship winning team.[29][30] Conway scored a hat-trick of tries against Scotland at the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship.[31]

Conway was named in the Emerging Ireland squad to take part in the 2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup on 19 May 2013.[32] However, a calf injury ruled Conway out of the tournament.[33] Conway was again selected in the Emerging Ireland squad when it was announced on 26 May 2014.[34] He started against Russia in their first 2014 IRB Nations Cup match on 13 June 2014, scoring a hat-trick.[35] Conway came off the bench in their second game against Uruguay on 18 June 2014.[36] He started in the 31–10 win Romania on 22 June 2014, a win that secured the 2014 IRB Nations Cup for Emerging Ireland.[37]

Conway came off the bench for Ireland Wolfhounds in their game against England Saxons on 30 January 2015.[38] He was named in the Emerging Ireland squad for the 2015 World Rugby Tbilisi Cup on 19 May 2015.[39] Conway scored a try in Emerging Ireland's opening 25–0 win against Emerging Italy on 13 June 2015.[40] Conway started against Uruguay on 17 June 2015, scoring a try in Emerging Ireland's 33–7 win.[41] He also started and scored a try in the 45–12 win against Georgia on 21 June 2015, a win which secured the tournament for Emerging Ireland.[42]

On 23 January 2017, Conway was named in the Ireland squad for the opening two rounds of the 2017 Six Nations Championship.[43] On 18 March, Conway made his debut for the senior Ireland team, coming on as a half-time replacement for Munster teammate Keith Earls in the sides 13–9 victory against England in the Aviva Stadium.[44] Conway was also selected in the squad for the 2017 Summer Tour against the United States and Japan.[45] He started both tests against Japan.[46][47] Having been selected in the squad for the 2017 Autumn Internationals,[48] Conway scored his first try for Ireland in their 38–3 win against South Africa on 11 November 2017.[49] A week later, he was Man-of-the-Match in Ireland's 23–20 win against Fiji,[50] whilst he also featured off the bench in the win against Argentina.[51]

He started in the second test during Ireland's historic 2–1 series victory against Australia in June 2018, scoring a try in the 26–21 victory, before missing the third test through injury.[52] Conway scored a hat-trick and earned the Man-of-the-Match award in Ireland's 57–14 win against the United States during the 2018 Autumn Tests on 24 November 2018.[53]

HonoursEdit

LeinsterEdit

Emerging IrelandEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Hard-Working Blackrock Rewarded With Leinster Crown". Irish Rugby. 17 March 2009. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Leinster Academy 2009/10 Announcement". Leinster Rugby. 12 August 2009. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Leinster Announce Squad for 2010/11". Leinster Rugby. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Leinster 27 Scarlets 14". Leinster Rugby. 20 February 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Cardiff Blues 20 Leinster 29". Leinster Rugby. 7 March 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Leinster 9 v 6 Exeter Chiefs". Leinster Rugby. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Leinster 37 v 19 Ospreys". Leinster Rugby. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  9. ^ "Leinster 34 v 13 Stade Francais". Leinster Rugby. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Leinster 24 v 18 Ulster". Leinster Rugby. 25 May 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  11. ^ "Conway Switches To Munster". Munster Rugby. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
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  16. ^ "Munster Finish With Flourish". Munster Rugby. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  17. ^ "Job Done In Thomond". Munster Rugby. 14 November 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  18. ^ "Conway And Ryan Sign Contract Extensions". Munster Rugby. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  19. ^ "Munster Back In Champions Cup Semi Finals". Munster Rugby. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  20. ^ "Munster Tame Cheetahs With Eight-Try Rout". Munster Rugby. 9 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  21. ^ "Munster Red Proves Costly". Munster Rugby. 28 October 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  22. ^ "Disciplinary Decision : Andrew Conway". Munster Rugby. 2 November 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  23. ^ "Conway and Fitzgerald Sign Up". Munster Rugby. 16 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  24. ^ "Conway Magic Topples Toulon". Munster Rugby. 31 March 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  25. ^ "Nominees Announced For Irish Rugby Players Awards". Irish Rugby. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  26. ^ "Conway Reaches Munster Milestone". Munster Rugby. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  27. ^ "Report | Munster Edged Out At Aviva". Munster Rugby. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  28. ^ "Report | Munster Ease Past Edinburgh". Munster Rugby. 30 November 2018. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  29. ^ "Champions-Elect Put Scotland to the Sword". Irish Rugby. 19 March 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  30. ^ "Ireland Under-20s Crowned Six Nations Champions". Irish Rugby. 21 March 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  31. ^ "Ireland Under-20s Produce Final Flourish". Irish Rugby. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  32. ^ "Ireland Squads Announced For Summer Tours". Irish Rugby. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
  33. ^ "Emerging Ireland Team To Play Georgia". Irish Rugby. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
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  35. ^ "Emerging Ireland Hammer Russia In Nations Cup Opener". Irish Rugby. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  36. ^ "Emerging Ireland Enjoy Back-To-Back Bonus Point Wins". Irish Rugby. 18 June 2014. Archived from the original on 20 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  37. ^ "Emerging Ireland Are Nations Cup Champions". Irish Rugby. 22 June 2014. Archived from the original on 4 September 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  38. ^ "Wolfhounds Defeat As Irish Independent Park Opens". Munster Rugby. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  39. ^ "Emerging Ireland Squad Named For Tbilisi Cup". Irish Rugby. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  40. ^ "Emerging Ireland Off The Mark With Bonus Point Win". Irish Rugby. 13 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  41. ^ "Two From Two In Tbilisi Cup". Munster Rugby. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  42. ^ "Emerging Ireland Lift Tbilisi Cup After Third Bonus Point Win". Irish Rugby. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  43. ^ "13 Munster Players In Ireland Squad". Munster Rugby. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  44. ^ "Ireland Dig Deep To Deny England A Dublin Grand Slam". Irish Rugby. 18 March 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  45. ^ "Schmidt Includes 9 Munster Players For Summer Tour". Munster Rugby. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  46. ^ "Strong Start Sets Ireland Up For Well-Earned Victory". Irish Rugby. 17 June 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  47. ^ "Ireland Run In Five Tries To Complete Series Win Over Japan". Irish Rugby. 24 June 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  48. ^ "Four Uncapped Players Included In Ireland's GUINNESS Series Squad". Irish Rugby. 26 October 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  49. ^ "Late Flurry Fires Ireland To Record-Breaking Win Over Springboks". Irish Rugby. 12 November 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  50. ^ "Keatley Kicks Ireland Home In Bruising Battle With Fiji". Munster Rugby. 20 November 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  51. ^ "Squad Update". Munster Rugby. 28 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  52. ^ "Furlong On Fire As Ireland End Wait For Away Win Over Wallabies". Irish Rugby. 16 June 2018. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  53. ^ "Conway Claims Hat-Trick As Ireland Finish Calendar Year With A Flourish". Irish Rugby. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.

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