Bryn Cunningham

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Bryn Cunningham
Full name Bryn Cunningham
Date of birth (1978-03-30) 30 March 1978 (age 37)
Place of birth Bangor, Northern Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 90 kilograms (14 st)
School Bangor Grammar School
University Trinity College Dublin
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Fullback
Playing career
Position Fullback
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1997-2010 Ulster 150 (113)
correct as of 6 September 2009.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003-06 Ireland A 5 (0)

Bryn Cunningham (born 30 March 1978) is a retired Irish rugby union footballer.

He is a former pupil of Bangor Grammar School in County Down and TCD, and played as a full back for Ulster Rugby.[1] In September 2010 he retired from rugby with immediate effect.

Ulster Rugby[edit]

He scored 21 tries for Ulster rugby with one conversion one drop goal and one penalty.[citation needed]


Cunningham played one game in 1997 coming off the bench for his Ulster debut when Ulster were thrashed 56-3 by London Wasps. He came off the bench again in Ulster's 50-5 win against Morocco in 1998. He did it again by coming on against Leinster and against Toulouse. He was also part of the Ulster team that won the 1998-99 Heineken Cup against Colomiers in the final. He scored his first Ulster try against the Scarlets when the White men lost 26-27. He also scored against Connacht later that year when he was being given regular starts. He scored again against Neaths in 2002-2003 season and scored 5 tries in 2003-04. He scored 5 again in 2004-05. He then scored 10 points as a regular starter in Ulster's 2005/06 campaign in which they won the Celtic League. He scored 5 tries in 2006-07 and 1 in 2007-08. He only scored 1 in 2008-09 before playing his final Ulster game against Newport Gwent dragons which Ulster lost. Cunningham was then forced to retire due to injury.

Playing Style[edit]

Cunningham played with intensity and was an extremely fast man. He usually played at full-back but could play on the wing or in the centre. He was also a very good tackler most notably recognized when doing a try saving tackle against Munster.


  1. ^ "Bryn Cunningham". Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-06-23. 

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