Dave Kilcoyne rugby player
Dave Kilcoyne rugby player

Dave Kilcoyne

14th Dec 1988 1.83m/112kg Loosehead Prop

Kilcoyne has burst onto the scene with some stellar performances for his province Munster. Very much in the same mold as Cian Healy, the loosehead prop has established himself as Munster's frontline loosehead prop despite the presence of the experienced Wian du Preez.

Kilcoyne is a dynamic ball carrier who has a huge appetite for work around the park. Strong in the scrum and impressive in the loose, the former Ireland Schools international has been tipped by provincial coach Rob Penney to have a long career in the green of Ireland.

He made his test debut at Lansdowne Road against South Africa on 10 November, 2012.

Featured for Ireland in 2014 November's Guinness Series victories over South Africa and Georgia, scoring his first try for Ireland in the game against Georgia.

Signed a two year contract extension in December 2014 that will keep him at Munster until at least June 2017.

Played in 26 of Munster's 28 competitive games in the 2015/16 season. Won inclusion in the Ireland training squad for the final round of the RBS 6 Nations and was subsequently selected for the Summer Tour to South Africa.

Kilcoyne was named in the 32-man Ireland squad to tour South Africa in a 3-test series, coming on as a replacement in the second test against South Africa.

He was called up to the extended Ireland squad for the 2016 November Internationals, featuring in the rout over Canada.

The Munster loose-head has 22 Ireland caps to his name.

He featured in both Ireland wins over Japan in Shizuoka and Tokyo in 2017.

He heads into the 2018/19 Pro14 season with 154 appearances for Munster and 100 points scored.

As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Kilcoyne has had 40 European Cup appearances scoring 6 tries and 30 points.

Ahead of the 2019 Six Nations, Kilcoyne had 24 test caps. He played in all five 2019 Six Nations matches for Ireland, his first appearances in the tournament since

Kilcoyne has been named for the Six Nations 2020 Ireland squad and has 36 caps.


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Tighthead Prop
2011 - present
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Tighthead Prop
2014 - present
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Loosehead Prop
2013 - present
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