Ross Byrne rugby player
Ross Byrne rugby player

Ross Byrne

8th Apr 1995 1.91m/92kg Fly Half

Byrne, is another fine product of St Michael's College secondary school.

At 6'2", Byrne was a member of the Leinster Academy, with experience playing at both Leinster & Ireland U20 level.

In 2015 he was drafted into the Pro 12 Squad, whilst still a member of the Academy.

At 21, Byrne was another prosperous up-and-comer within the Leinster setup, with plenty of competition ahead of him in the shape of Johnny Sexton.

Byrne was added to the Leinster Champion's Cup squad for the 2016/17 campaign. With a depleted stock at out-half, Byrne has shown his talent with some positive performances in the 10 shirt. A strong kicking game and accuracy off the tee being his core strengths.

He has been rewarded with a senior contract for the 2017/2018 season.

At the start of the 2017-18 season, Byrne had played 23 times for Leinster scoring 94 points.

Following a great season with Leinster, the former St Michaels's College scholar earned a national call-up ahead of the 2018 Ireland Tour to Australia.

He didn't make his debut against Australia and entered the 2018/19 season with 49 caps and 228 points for Leinster.

With just 2 appearances to his name, in May 2019 Byrne was selected in the Ireland RWC Training Squad.

Byrne has made 76 appearances for Leinster, scoring 433 points.

Heading into the 2019 Champions Cup, he has earned 17 caps in the tournament and has scored 84 points.

Ross Byrne has been named for the 2020 Six Nations Ireland squad and has 3 caps.


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2015 - present
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