Mark Anthony McDermott is an Irish rugby union player and coach who now coaches Russia national team[2].

Mark McDermott
Full nameMark Anthony McDermott[1]
Date of birth (1971-06-10) 10 June 1971 (age 48)
Place of birthDublin, Republic of Ireland[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) hooker
Current team Russia (acting head coach)
Youth career
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
? ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
?–1997 Lansdowne FC ()
1997–? Shannon RFC ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996-1997 Leinster ()
1997-1999 Munster ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997–1998 Ireland A 5
Teams coached
Years Team
Ireland U21
2007 - St. Michael's College, Dublin
2018- Russia (acting head coach)

He played as hooker for Leinster (4 apps in Heineken Cup) and Munster (12 apps in Heineken Cup);[3] and, at the Irish senior level, for Lansdowne FC and Shannon RFC.[4][5][6] He also played for Ireland second national team.[7]

McDermott was forwards coach for St. Michael's College, Dublin leading to the school's first Leinster Schools Senior Cup win in 2007. [8][9]

He worked with Ireland U21 team as assistant coach,[10] then from May 2004 as coach.[11][12] He was also IRFU's Elite Player Development Manager.

From August 2016 to February 2018 Mr. McDermott was forwards coach in the Russia national team. In February 2018, after Aleksandr Pervukhin resigned, he was appointed the acting head coach of Russia.[13]

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  1. ^ a b "Mark Anthony McDermott". ESPN scrum.
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  3. ^ Mark McDermott, profile at
  4. ^ Lansdowne hoping for back pitch, The Irish Times, 16 April 1997
  5. ^ Division One: Team-by-Team Guide, The Irish Times, 22 November 1997
  6. ^ Mixed Fortunes For Munster’s Internationals, Munster Rugby, 13 June 2004
  7. ^ Mark McDermott, profile at the Irish Rugby Football Union website
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  10. ^ "McCall gets promotion". 18 August 2003 – via
  11. ^ Mark McDermott Takes Charge of Under 21s, Irish Rugby Football Union official website, 10 May 2004
  12. ^ "McDermott bloods six young guns". Irish Examiner. 8 June 2006.
  13. ^ Макдермотт будет исполнять обязанности главного тренера сборной России по регби, R-Sport, 19 February 2018 (in Russian)