Tadhg Furlong

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Tadhg Furlong
Birth nameTadhg Furlong
Date of birth (1992-11-14) 14 November 1992 (age 26)
Place of birthBallyvelig, Campile, Wexford, Ireland
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight126 kg (19.8 st; 278 lb)[1]
SchoolSt Augustine's and Good Counsel College, New Ross
UniversityDublin City University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Tight-head Prop
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
New Ross RFC
Clontarf FC
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013– Leinster 102 (30)
Correct as of 25 May 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–12
2015–
2017
Ireland U20
Ireland
British and Irish Lions
12
36
3
(0)
(10)
(0)
Correct as of 6 September 2019

Tadhg Furlong (born 14 November 1992) is an Irish rugby union player for Leinster in the Pro14 and European Rugby Champions Cup. His preferred position is tighthead prop. Internationally, Furlong has represented Ireland and, in 2017, the British and Irish Lions.

Furlong comes from a farming family in the parish of Horeswood in County Wexford.[2] He started his rugby playing underage at New Ross RFC in Co. Wexford

Professional[edit]

Furlong made his senior debut for Leinster Rugby in November 2013 as a replacement against the Dragons.[3] He was part of the Leinster A team which won the 2013–14 British and Irish Cup.[4][5] Ahead of the 2014–15 season, Furlong was promoted from the Leinster Academy to the senior squad.[6]

International[edit]

Furlong made his Ireland senior debut on 29 August 2015 against Wales in a warm-up game for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.[7] He was named in the Ireland squad for the World Cup on 1 September 2015.[8][9] In November 2016, Furlong started for Ireland in the Autumn Internationals, including the historical victory over New Zealand on 15 November 2016.[10] He also played for Ireland in the 2017 Six Nations Championship.[11]

Lions[edit]

Furlong was selected in Warren Gatland's squad for the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.[12] He started all three test matches in the drawn series.[13][14][15]

Honours[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Leinster[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/player?PlayGuid=TF974321
  2. ^ "The shape of things to come: Tadhg Furlong made for prop". irishtimes.com. 13 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Newport Gwent Dragons 19 v 23 Leinster". leinsterrugby.ie. 1 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Leinster 'A' Team Named For British & Irish Cup Final". irishrugby.ie. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Leinster A 44 v 17 Leeds Carnegie". leinsterrugby.ie. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2017.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Leinster Academy Announced For The New Season". leinsterrugby.ie. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Tadhg Furlong: 'I'd have said you were cracked if you'd told me a year ago I'd be here'". Irish Independent. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong named in Ireland's Rugby World Cup squad". Guardian. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Confirmed: Joe Schmidt names his 31-man Rugby World Cup squad after 'difficult calls'". Irish Independent. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Neil Francis: The question has to be asked – just where did Tadhg Furlong come from?". Irish Independent. 1 December 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Ireland team named for Six Nations opener". Newstalk: Ireland, World & Breaking News. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Gatland unveils his 2017 Lions squad". lionsrugby.com. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  13. ^ "Lions Slip To First Test Defeat In Auckland". lionsrugby.com. 24 June 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Dramatic Lions Comeback Levels The Test Series". lionsrugby.com. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Dramatic Draw At Eden Park Means Series Is Shared". lionsrugby.com. 8 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  16. ^ "All 30 of Ireland's Grand Slam contributors rated - but one man comes out on top". Irish Independent. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.

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