Paddy McAllister rugby player
Paddy McAllister rugby player

Paddy McAllister

20th Jul 1989 1.85m/117kg Loosehead Prop

The former Ireland Schools, U19 & U20 international became a big favourite with the crowd at Ravenhill. His ball-carrying ability was a major asset to the team and despite his tender age he showed he can compete with far more experienced players in the scrum.

Paddy joined the Ulster squad on a development contract at the start of the 2010-11 season after impressing in club rugby with Ballynahinch. He went on to make 22 appearances in that season, including 10 starts.

After signing with Gloucester from Ulster in January 2015, the versatile and ball-carrying prop decided to further polish his skills with Gloucester when he signed a new contract in July 2016.

He enjoyed a fine first season with the club and made 17 appearances, following that up with 18 appearances in his second.

In September 2019, he signed a deal with Pro14 side Connacht, making his debut in a pre-season friendly win over against Munster at The Sportsground in November the same year.

As of April 2020, he has made 10 appearances for Connacht.


Career

image Connacht Rugby
Loosehead Prop
2019 - present
ulster_rugby Ulster Rugby
Loosehead Prop
2010 - 2014
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Loosehead Prop
image Gloucester Rugby
Loosehead Prop
2015 - 2019