Bryan Young (rugby union)

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Bryan Young
Personal information
Full name Bryan Young
Date of birth (1981-06-11) June 11, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 17 st 13 lb (114 kg)
School(s) attended Ballymena Academy
Club information
Position(s) Prop
Current club Rugby Club I Cavalieri Prato
Youth clubs
Years Club
Ballymena RFC
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
Rugby Club I Cavalieri Prato
75 (0)
Representative teams
2006- Ireland 8 (0)
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.

Bryan Young (born 11 June 1981) is an Irish rugby union footballer. He plays for Rugby Club I Cavalieri Prato after signing from Ulster.

Young is from Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The middle of three children his elder brother Robert is the current captain of Ballymena RFC. 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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