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.

He 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 showed his talent with some positive performances in the 10 shirt. A strong kicking game and accuracy off the tee being his core strengths.

He was then 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 was named for the 2020 Six Nations Ireland squad with 3 caps.


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2015 - present
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2018 - present
ireland Ireland U20's
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2014 - 2015
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