Henry McErlean rugby player
Henry McErlean rugby player

Henry McErlean

3rd Feb 2003 1.83m/87kg Fullback

Henry plays in the back three and was the starting full back in the Grand Slam decider against England in the 2023 U-20s Six Nations.

He grew up in Cushendall, in Antrim, and played rugby with Ballymena RFC and hurling with Ruairí Óg GAA Club before his family moved to Dublin, where he played Gaelic Football with Clanna Gael and rugby in St. Michael’s College. He won a Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Schools Junior Cup title in 2019 after beating Blackrock College in the final in Energia Park.

Henry’s dad played basketball for Ireland and his sister is on the U-19s Irish hockey team. His cousin, Harry West, is in the Connacht Rugby Academy and was a fellow member of the Irish U-20s in this year’s Six Nations.

Credit: Leinster Rugby
May 4, 2023


leinster (1) Leinster Rugby
2024 - present
ireland Ireland U20's
2023 - 2024