Anthony Horgan

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Anthony Horgan
Date of birth (1976-11-15) 15 November 1976 (age 37)
Place of birth Cork, Ireland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 96 kg
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1997–2009 Munster 146 (205)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003–05 Ireland 7 (5)
correct as of 30 Sep 2011.

Anthony Horgan (born 15 November 1976 in Cork, Ireland) is a former Irish rugby union player, who played for Cork Constitution, Munster and Ireland. He played the majority of his rugby as a Winger.

On leaving school he joined Constitution in 1995 playing his last game in 2011. His professional career kicked off in 1997 when drafted into the Munster squad under then new coach Declan Kidney.

Munster[edit]

Horgan made his Munster debut against Connacht in August 1997.[1] He started for Munster in their first Heineken Cup final against Northampton Saints in May 2000.Horgan was also selected to start the 2002 Heineken Cup final loss against Leicester but broke his hand the night before in a captains run. Due to his withdrawal John O'Neill started in his place[2] He was part of the Munster team that beat Neath to win the 2002–03 Celtic League, and he picked up more silverware when Munster beat Scarlets to win the Celtic Cup in May 2005.[3] Horgan started for Munster as they beat Biarritz 23-19 to win their first Heineken Cup final in May 2006.[4]

He played his last game for Munster on the 15 May 2009 in 36-10 Celtic League win over the Ospreys at Thomond Park, where the team also received the trophy as 2008–09 Celtic League winners. Horgan scored Munster's final try, to the delight of the home crowd.[5]

Horgan is Munster's all-time leading try scorer, with 41 tries to his name when he retired in May 2009.

Ireland[edit]

Horgan made his debut for Ireland against Samoa in June 2003.[6] His first and only try for Ireland came against Scotland in September 2003.[7] Horgan was selected in Ireland's squad for the 2003 Rugby World Cup, but he did not feature in the tournament.[8] His last appearance for Ireland was against New Zealand in November 2005.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Connacht 9-29 Munster". munsterrugby.ie. 16 August 1997. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Munster 8-9 Northampton". munsterrugby.ie. 27 May 2000. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Munster 27-16 Scarlets". munsterrugby.ie. 14 May 2005. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Biarritz 19-23 Munster". munsterrugby.ie. 20 May 2006. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Munster 36-10 Ospreys". BBC Sport. 2009-05-15. Archived from the original on 19 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  6. ^ "Samoa 14-40 Ireland". irishrugby.ie. 20 June 2003. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Scotland 10-29 Ireland". espnscrum.com. 6 September 2003. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Ireland World Cup Squad 2003". irishrugby.ie. 9 September 2003. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Ireland 7-45 New Zealand". irishrugby.ie. 12 November 2005. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 

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