Adam Byrnes is an International professional rugby union player. His position is lock and his play has been described as abrasive. Byrnes has played rugby at the highest level in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. He played for the Heineken Cup winning side Leinster from 2005. Byrnes then made his Super Rugby debut for the Queensland Reds in 2009 before joining the expansion Melbourne Rebels in 2011. In 2011 Byrnes played in the Rugby World Cup for Russia.