Kevin McLaughlin

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Kevin McLaughlin
Date of birth (1984-09-20) 20 September 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 17 st 1 lb (109 kg)
School Gonzaga College
University University College Dublin
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Back Row
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team    
2005 UCD RFC
St. Mary's College RFC
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2007–2015[1] Leinster 115 (20)
Correct as of 26 September 2015
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
Ireland Schools
Ireland u21

Correct as of 25 Nov 2013

Kevin McLaughlin (born 20 September 1984) is a retired professional rugby union player from Ireland. He attended the primary school Kildare Place National School and was educated at secondary level at Gonzaga College. He played provincial rugby for Leinster and used to play club rugby for University College Dublin RFC until they were relegated to AIL Division 2. His current club is St. Mary's College RFC.

McLaughlin made his debut for Leinster in a Magners League clash against Glasgow at Hughenden in March 2007, and his Heineken Cup debut against Toulouse at Stade Ernest Wallon in November 2007.

On 17 October 2009, McLaughlin scored 2 tries in a Heineken Cup win against CA Brive.

On November 2009, he made his Ireland A debut in Ravenhill against Tonga XV and was called up to the extended Ireland squad for a test against South Africa.[2]

On 20 January 2010, he was named in the provisional Ireland squad for the 2010 Six Nations Championship, and on 2 February 2010 he was named in the side to make his debut in the Six Nations' opener against Italy at Croke Park.

On 22 September 2015, Leinster Rugby announced McLaughlin's retirement from rugby due to a history of concussions.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ó Buachalla, Marcus (22 September 2015). "Leinster Captain Kevin McLaughlin Forced To Retire". Leinster Rugby. Archived from the original on 22 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "McLaughlin among nine added to Ireland squad". RTÉ Sport. 22 November 2009. Archived from the original on 22 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 

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