Rhys Ruddock

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Rhys Ruddock
Date of birth (1990-11-13) 13 November 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 111 kg (17 st 7 lb)
School Millfield
University University College Dublin
Occupation(s) Student
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Backrow
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
St. Mary's College RFC
correct as of 27 November 2006.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008– Leinster 76 (15)
correct as of 1 March 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Ireland U-20s
Emerging Ireland
Ireland Wolfhounds

correct as of 11 March 2014.

Rhys Ruddock (born 13 November 1990) is a professional rugby union player. He currently plays for St Mary's College RFC and Leinster Rugby.[1] He plays in the backrow, at 6 or 8. In the 2009/2010 season, he captained the Irish U20s to winning the Six Nations Championship.

Rhys is the son of former Wales and Leinster coach Mike Ruddock and Bernadette Mary Ruddock who is Irish.[2] Born in Dublin and growing up in Wales he opted to follow his brother Ciaran Ruddock in joining the Leinster Academy from Ospreys youth, he subsequently joined the Irish team soon after. He made his Leinster debut against his father's old club Newport Gwent Dragons.

In summer 2010, whilst playing for his first club in Ireland University College Dublin RFC, Ruddock got a call up to the Irish Senior Squad in their 2010 summer tour when he received his first cap vs Australia due to the shortage of back-row players to injury.[3] He started against New Zealand Māori in a non-cap match, and won his first cap for Ireland when he came off the bench against Australia.[4]

Ruddock was part of the Ireland squad for the 2012 Six Nations tournament.[5] Meanwhile with Leinster, he became their youngest ever captain against Arioni in the Magners League, when he was still playing for University College Dublin RFC's Under-20 Side. [6]

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External links[edit]

  • Irish Profile [1]