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Paul Boyle (born 14 January 1997) is an Irish rugby union player for Pro14 and European Rugby Challenge Cup side Connacht. He can play across the back-row.

Paul Boyle
Date of birth (1997-01-14) 14 January 1997 (age 22)
Place of birthGorey, Ireland
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Weight106 kg (16.7 st; 234 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Back-row
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Gorey
Lansdowne
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2018– Connacht 23 (25)
Correct as of 9 May 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017 Ireland U20 4 (0)
Correct as of 21 June 2017

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Early lifeEdit

Born in Gorey, Wexford, Boyle first began playing rugby aged 7 with Gorey.[1]

ConnachtEdit

Boyle came through the underage ranks for Leinster and was a member of their sub-academy, whilst also playing club rugby with Lansdowne in the All-Ireland League, but was never offered a place in the full academy with his native province, which led to Boyle joining Connacht's academy ahead of the 2017–18 season. Boyle went on to make his senior Connacht debut against provincial rivals Munster in January 2018.[2] Boyle's performances for Connacht during the early months of the 2018–19 season saw him rewarded with his first professional contract with the province, which will see him graduate from year two of the academy and join the senior squad until at least June 2021.[3]

IrelandEdit

Boyle captained Ireland under-20s at the 2017 World Rugby Under 20 Championship, where they finished ninth overall.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hotshot: Connacht back-row Paul Boyle". Rugby World. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b "'The sky's the limit for that one' - Wexford man Paul Boyle shines for Connacht". The42. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Wexford man Boyle secures first professional contract with Connacht". The42. 21 November 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2019.

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