Bryn Cunningham

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Bryn Cunningham
Full name Bryn Cunningham
Date of birth (1978-03-30) 30 March 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Bangor, Northern Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st)
School Bangor Grammar School
University Trinity College Dublin
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997-2010 Ulster 150 ((113))
Correct as of 6 September 2009
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (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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