Chris Henry (rugby union)

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Chris Henry
Chris Henry 2015 RWC.jpg
Henry warming up prior to Ireland's opening match versus Canada during the 2015 Rugby World Cup
Date of birth (1984-10-17) 17 October 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 16 st 11 lb (107 kg)
School Wallace High School
University Queen's University Belfast
Rugby union career
Position(s) Back row
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006– Ulster 129 (35)
Correct as of 5 September 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 18 October 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Comps

Chris Henry (born 17 October 1984) is an Irish rugby union footballer. He plays for Ulster and Ballymena Rugby Club.

He was educated at the Wallace High School[1] in Lisburn before going to Queen's University Belfast.[2] In November 2009, he was named in Ireland's 39-man squad for the 2009 end of year rugby tests and again in the squad for the 2010 mid-year rugby test series when he received his first cap vs Australia.[3]

In November 2014, Henry suffered a temporary blockage of a small blood vessel in his brain before Ireland were due to play South Africa in the end-of-year international series.[4][5]

Henry leads out Ulster in a Magner's League match against Ospreys at Ravenhill, Belfast, April, 2010.




  1. ^ "Henry's Ulster Rugby Biog". Ulster Rugby. Archived from the original on December 30, 2008. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 
  2. ^ "Six Nations: Late developer Chris Henry making mark with Ireland". BBC Sport. 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2017-03-08. 
  3. ^ "Henry called into Ireland squad". BBC Sport. 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  4. ^ "Chris Henry to receive specialist care after blockage of blood vessel in his brain". The Score. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ireland's Chris Henry sidelined by blood vessel blockage in his brain". Irish Independent. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 

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