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Jack McGrath (rugby player)

Jack McGrath (born 11 October 1989) is an Irish rugby union player for Ulster and for the Ireland national rugby union team. His preferred position is loosehead prop.

Jack McGrath
Birth nameJack McGrath
Date of birth (1989-10-11) 11 October 1989 (age 30)
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight118 kg (18.6 st; 260 lb)
SchoolSt Mary's College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Ulster
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
St Mary's ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–present
2019–
Leinster
Ulster
142 (60)
Correct as of 25 March 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009
2013
2014–
2013–
2017
Ireland U20
Emerging Ireland
Ireland Wolfhounds
Ireland
British and Irish Lions
9
3
2
54
3



(10)
(0)
Correct as of 25 March 2019

Domestic careerEdit

LeinsterEdit

McGrath made his senior debut in April 2010 against Glasgow Warriors.

UlsterEdit

McGrath will join Leinster's Pro14 provincial rivals Ulster ahead of the 2019–20 season, in a move confirmed in April 2019.[1]

International careerEdit

IrelandEdit

McGrath was called up to the Emerging Ireland squad on the 19 May 2013 to play in the Tbilisi Cup.[2]

In October 2013, McGrath was named in the 34-man Ireland party for the 2013 end-of-year rugby union tests. He was selected to start for Ireland as prop in the first of the end of year tests against Samoa on 9 November 2013.[3][4] He was named "Man of the match" for his performance.

British and Irish LionsEdit

McGrath was selected for the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. He played in all three test matches, coming on as a substitute in each one.

Personal lifeEdit

McGrath is an ambassador for Rugby Players Ireland's Tackle Your Feelings initiative.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "McGrath to join Ulster this summer". Ulster Rugby. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/profiles/academy.php?player=81950&includeref=dynamic
  3. ^ "Schmidt names three fresh faces in squad". ESPN. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Schmidt leaves three Lions out for Samoa as O'Connell confirmed as captain". Irish Independent. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.

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