Bryan Young (rugby union)

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Bryan Young
Full name Bryan Young
Date of birth (1981-06-11) 11 June 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 110 kilograms (17 st 5 lb)
School Ballymena Academy
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Prop
Playing career
Position Prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Ballymena
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002-11
2011-12
Ulster
Cavalieri
132
4
(0)
(0)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006-09
2006-07
Ireland A
Ireland
9
8
(0)
(0)
correct as of 11 August 2007.

Bryan Young (born 11 June 1981) is a retired Irish rugby union footballer. He played for Ulster and Cavalieri. He is currently fitness and nutrition coach with Ballymena

Young is from Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The middle of three children his elder brother Robert is the current captain of Ballymena. Bryan, nicknamed "Bear" is regarded as technically one of the best scrummaging props.

While Young made his Ulster debut in April 2002 against Connacht, it wasn't until the 2005–06 Celtic League that he really made his breakthrough, playing in all but one match that season. Young's performances for Ulster brought him to the attention of the national selectors and he was part of the Ireland squad that toured New Zealand and Australia in June 2006 where he won his first two international caps coming on as a replacement in two of the tests. He was in Ireland's squad at the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

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