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Danny Barnes (born 7 October 1989) is a New Zealand-born, Irish rugby union player. He can play either centre or wing.

Danny Barnes
Birth nameDaniel Barnes
Date of birth (1989-10-07) 7 October 1989 (age 29)
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Height1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight94 kg (14.8 st; 207 lb)
SchoolCBS Tralee
UniversityUCC
SpouseCiara Barnes
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing, Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000-2010
2010-2013
Tralee RFC
Dolphin RFC
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010-2013
2013-2015
2015-2016
2016-2017
Munster
Newcastle Falcons
Ealing Trailfinders
Chinnor
34
18
17
12
(35)
(0)
(10)
(30)
Correct as of 11 February 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 Ireland U20Ireland U18 3 (0)
Correct as of 10 February 2015

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Early lifeEdit

He moved to Tralee, Ireland aged ten and was played for Tralee RFC.

MunsterEdit

Barnes made his Munster debut against Connacht in April 2010.[1] On 14 May 2011, he scored two tries as Munster defeated the Ospreys 18-11 in the Celtic League semi-final at Thomond Park.[2] He also started against Leinster in the 2011 Celtic League Grand Final.[3]

Barnes scored his third try for Munster in their opening Pro12 match against Newport Gwent Dragons in September 2011.[4] He made his Heineken Cup debut for Munster against Northampton Saints in November 2011.[5] He started for Munster A in their 31-12 2011–12 British and Irish Cup Final victory against Cross Keys on 27 April 2012.[6] It was announced on 14 May 2013 that Barnes would be leaving Munster.[7]

Newcastle FalconsEdit

On 4 June 2013, it was announced that Barnes had joined English Aviva Premiership side Newcastle Falcons on a two-year contract.[8]

Ealing TraifindersEdit

On 12 May 2015, Barnes signed for newly promoted RFU Championship side Ealing Trailfinders for the upcoming 2015-16 season.[9]

HonoursEdit

RWC U20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Old Dogs Lead The Way Down The Hard Road". munsterrugby.ie. 19 April 2010. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Munster huff their way to dream final". Irish Times. 16 May 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  3. ^ "No Change to Starting XV". munsterrugby.ie. 27 May 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  4. ^ "First Half Sets Up Opening Round Victory". munsterrugby.ie. 4 September 2011. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Academy Graduates Make Their Heineken Debut". munsterrugby.ie. 11 November 2011. Archived from the original on 13 November 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Munster Prove Too Strong". munsterrugby.ie. 27 April 2012. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Injury Forces Howlett To Retire". munsterrugby.ie. 14 May 2013. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Barnes Moves To Newcastle". munsterrugby.ie. 4 June 2013. Archived from the original on 12 June 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Ealing Trailfinders sign Newcastle Falcons centre Danny Barnes". Ealing Trailfinders. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.

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