Jack McGrath rugby player
Jack McGrath rugby player

Jack McGrath

11th Oct 1989 1.85m/118kg Loosehead Prop

Born in Dublin in October of 1989, the former St Marys School's pupil is a powerful scrummaging loosehead. His professional career began in April of 2010 when he made his debut for Leinster against Glasgow in the Celtic League.

He has since gone on to make over 50 appearances for them. Played as a replacement for Leinster three successive PRO12 finals; losing to Ospreys 2012, and winning against Ulster (2013) and Glasgow (2014).

The former Irish under 20 international has been included in various Irish training squads and was rewarded for his sharp progression with a call up to the Emerging Ireland's 2013 summer tour in Georgia.

A string of impressive performances to begin the 2013/2014 Rabo Direct Pro 12 and Heineken cup competitions led to McGrath's elevation to the Irish Senior Squad for the November Internationals, where he marked his senior debut starting at Loosehead against Samoa.

The 2014/15 season was a big one for the young prop forward, as in Cian Healy's absence McGrath managed to star for Leinster at the loosehead position. For Ireland, McGrath starred in the 6 nations in 2015, again in Healy's absence, and that led to his inclusion in Ireland's final 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup.

He played in all five games at RWC2015 starting against Canada & Italy. Has played in all 6 Nations matches for Ireland's Championship winning teams over the past two years, starting 4 games last season and scoring his only test try against Italy at the Aviva Stadium in 2014.

McGrath has cemented himself as Ireland's starting loosehead prop, having won 34 caps to date he will be looking to secure a spot on next summer's Lions tour to NZ. McGrath who celebrated his 27th birthday last month, is a well deserved candidate for Ireland's player of the Year as his performances this season have been consistently excellent, hard-working and effective.

At the end of the 2018/19 seaon McGrath played 7 times for the Lions, 54 times for Ireland and represented Leinster 145 times scoring 12 Tries

SL May 19

Career

St-Marys-College-RFC-logo-2 St. Mary's
Loosehead Prop
leinster Leinster Rugby
Loosehead Prop
2010 - present
ireland Ireland
Loosehead Prop
2013 - present
LwqcT_Cq St Marys College (Dublin)
Loosehead Prop
R2fRSPlg British & Irish Lions
Loosehead Prop
2017 - present
irish_rugby_logo Irish Wolfhounds
Loosehead Prop
2014 - 2014