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Garry Ringrose (born 26 January 1995) is an Irish rugby union player for Leinster and the Ireland national rugby union team.

Garry Ringrose
Birth nameGarry Ringrose
Date of birth (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 24)
Place of birthBlackrock, Dublin, Ireland
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight95 kg (14 st 13 lb; 209 lb)
SchoolBlackrock College
UniversityUniversity College Dublin
Rugby union career
Position(s) Outside Centre
Current team Leinster
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015– Leinster 65 (80)
Correct as of 25 May 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Ireland U20
Correct as of 28 September 2019


Following Ringrose's performances for the Ireland under-20s, Leinster coach Leo Cullen handed Ringrose his Pro12 debut against Cardiff Blues on 12 September 2015.[1] He scored his first Pro14 try in his second match, a 37-13 win against Newport Gwent Dragons on 3 October.[2]


Ringrose debuted for the Ireland under-20s against Scotland at the 2014 Six Nations Under 20s Championship, but he was dropped, and played no further part in the tournament, after his side's second game against Wales.[3] He returned to the side for the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship and scored three tries as Ireland reached the semi-finals. His performances at the tournament led to his inclusion on the four-man shortlist for World Rugby Junior Player of the Year.[3][4]

Ringrose was selected on the bench for Ireland's historic win against the All Blacks in Chicago in November 2016, but did not take the field. He did though win his first Ireland cap a week later, starting the 52-21 win against Canada at the Aviva Stadium. In the final game of Ireland's 2016 Autumn Internationals series, he scored his first international try in a 27-24 victory over Australia. He was named in the Ireland Squad for the 2017 Six Nations Championship and scored a try, set up by Paddy Jackson, in the second round against Italy.[5][6] He scored his third and fourth tries against Japan respectively in the first and second tests played over the summer of 2017.


  1. ^ "Leinster's Garry Ringrose offered chance to shine in Pro12". The Irish Times. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Leinster youngsters Garry Ringrose and Cathal Marsh impress in bonus point win over Dragons". Irish Independent. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Garry Ringrose taking centre stage in his stride". Irish Independent. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Garry Ringrose". Irish Rugby Football Union. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Italy 10-63 Ireland: Six Nations – as it happened". Guardian. 11 February 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  6. ^ He was chosen to start as Outside Centre for every match in the Six Nations and worked brilliantly with Robbie Henshaw who also played Centre.

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