Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Carbery, McGrath & Ringrose follow pathway to international stage

from Leinster Rugby


Luke McGrath, Garry Ringrose and Joey Carbery are all in line to make their Ireland debuts this weekend against the All Blacks at Soldier Field, Chicago.

Luke, Garry and Joey came through the Leinster Rugby Player Pathway into the Leinster Academy, with all three making their senior debuts while in the Academy.

As they prepare to face New Zealand, take a look at our fact files on all three players to see their career milestones to-date and their path to the international stage.

Joey Carbery

DOB: 1st November 1995
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Height: 1.83m
Weight: 86kg
Position: Fly half
Club(s): Athy RFC/UCD RFC/Clontarf FC
School(s): Árdscoil na Tríonoide (five years)/Blackrock College (one year)

Teams:
Leinster U18 Clubs (2012)
Leinster U19 (2013)
Leinster U20 (2014)
Leinster 'A' 

Leinster Rugby

Debut: v Glasgow Warriors, Scotstoun Stadium, Guinness PRO12 (18/03/2016)
European debut: v Castres Olympique, RDS Arena, Champions Cup (15/10/2016)
Appearances: 10 (5+5)
Tries: 2
Conversions: 2
Penalties: 2
Points: 20

Garry Ringrose

DOB: 26th January 1995
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 1.85m
Weight: 92kg
Position: Centre
Club: UCD RFC
School: Blackrock College

Teams:
Leinster U20 (Won 2013 Interprovincial championship)
Leinster 'A'

Leinster Rugby

Debut: v Cardiff Blues, RDS Arena, Guinness PRO12 (12/09/2015)
European debut: v Wasps, RDS Arena, Champions Cup (15/11/2015)
Appearances: 29 (27+2)
Tries: 4
Points: 20

Luke McGrath

DOB: 3rd February 1993
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada
Height: 1.75m
Weight: 83kg
Position: Scrum half
Club: UCD RFC
School: St Michael's College

Teams:
Leinster U18 Schools (Won 2010 Interprovincial championship, captain)
Leinster U20 (2011, captain)
Leinster 'A' (Won British & Irish Cup - 2013 & 2014)

Leinster Rugby

Debut: v Newport Gwent Dragons, Rodney Parade, PRO12 (05/05/2012)
European debut: v Castres Olympique, RDS Arena, Champions Cup (17/01/2015) - scored first European try on European debut
Appearances: 57 (23+34)
Tries: 11
Points: 55
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