|Full name||Rhys Ruddock|
|Date of birth||13 November 1990|
|Place of birth||Dublin, Ireland|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||111 kg (17 st 7 lb)|
|School||Millfield High School|
|University||University College Dublin|
|Rugby union career|
Rhys Ruddock (born 13 November 1990) is a professional rugby union player. He currently plays for St Mary's College RFC and Leinster. 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. 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 UCD, 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. 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.
Ruddock was part of the Ireland squad for the 2012 Six Nations tournament. Meanwhile, with Leinster, he became their youngest ever captain against Arioni in the Magners League, when he was still playing for UCD's Under-20 Side.
- Irish Profile