Billy Holland

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Billy Holland
Date of birth (1985-08-03) 3 August 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Ireland
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 109 kg (17 st 2 lb, 240 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker, Lock
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Cork Constitution
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007–present Munster 95 (10)
correct as of 22 Nov 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2014 Emerging Ireland 2 (5)
correct as of 23 June 2014.

Billy Holland (born 3 August 1985 in Ireland) is an Irish rugby union player for Munster in the Pro 12 and European Rugby Champions Cup. He plays as a Flanker, but has also played Lock for Munster.

Munster[edit]

Holland made his full debut for Munster against Scarlets on 22 September 2007.[1] He was part of the Munster team that narrowly lost to New Zealand on 18 November 2008, in the opening game of the new Thomond Park.[2] He made his Heineken Cup debut in Munster 2009–10 Heineken Cup quarter-final against Northampton Saints on 10 April 2010.[3] Holland started for Munster in their historic 15-6 victory over Australia on 16 November 2010.[4]

Holland has captained the Munster A side on numerous occasions over the past 4 years and has been the regular captain this season (2011–12). Holland led Munster A to victory in the 2011–12 British and Irish Cup Final, putting in a captains performance in the 31-12 win.[5]

He signed a new two-year contract with Munster in March 2012.[6] Holland captained Munster against Newport Gwent Dragons on 29 November 2013.[7][8] He signed a new two-year contract with Munster in February 2014, which will see him remain with the province until at least June 2016.[9]

Ireland[edit]

Holland had represented Ireland Schools, Ireland under 19's and Ireland under 21's. He won the IRUPA Award for Unsung Hero on 8 May 2013.[10] He started for Emerging Ireland their second 2014 IRB Nations Cup game against Uruguay on 18 June 2014, scoring a try.[11] He also started in the 31-10 win Romania on 22 June 2014, a win that secured the 2014 IRB Nations Cup for Emerging Ireland.[12]

Honours[edit]

Emerging Ireland[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Munster See Off Scarlets". munsterrugby.ie. 22 September 2007. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Oh So Close". munsterrugby.ie. 20 November 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Munster's Heineken Cup Continues". munsterrugby.ie. 10 April 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Class of 2010 Excel". munsterrugby.ie. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Munster Prove Too Strong". munsterrugby.ie. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ryan Signs On For Two More Years". munsterrugby.ie. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "O'Connell Starts As Van Den Heever Makes Debut". munsterrugby.ie. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Munster Win Hard Fought Battle". munsterrugby.ie. 29 November 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Holland Signs And Nagle On Loan". munsterrugby.ie. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "IRUPA Awards For Holland And Zebo". munsterrugby.ie. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Emerging Ireland Enjoy Back-To-Back Bonus Point Wins". irishrugby.ie. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Emerging Ireland Are Nations Cup Champions". irishrugby.ie. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 

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