Famous Rugby Players from Ireland

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List of notable or famous rugby players from Ireland, with bios and photos, including the top rugby players born in Ireland and even some popular rugby players who immigrated to Ireland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Irish rugby players then this list is the perfect resource for you. These rugby players are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known rugby player from Ireland is included when available.

David Humphreys and Brian O'Driscoll are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This historic rugby players from Ireland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Irish rugby players of note?" and "Who are the most famous rugby players from Ireland?" These prominent rugby players of Ireland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Irish rugby players.

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Brian Gerald O'Driscoll is an Irish former professional rugby union player. Registered at University College Dublin R.F.C., he played at outside centre for the Irish provincial team Leinster and formerly for Ireland. He captained Ireland from 2003 until 2012, and captained the British and Irish Lions for their 2005 tour of New Zealand. O'Driscoll is the most-capped player in rugby union history, having played 141 test matches – 133 for Ireland, and 8 for the British and Irish Lions. He scored 46 tries for Ireland and 1 try for the Lions in 2001, making him the highest try scorer of all time in Irish Rugby. He is the 8th-highest try scorer in international rugby union history, and the highest ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 40

Birthplace: Clontarf, Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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David Humphreys MBE is a retired rugby union player. He played for 72 times for Ireland, scoring 560 points, including 6 tries, and at the time of his international retirement was Ireland's most capped outhalf. He played his club rugby for Ulster, captaining Ulster to victory in the 1998-99 Heineken Cup. He has also had a successful coaching career with Ulster Rugby and has recently signed for Gloucester Rugby. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 47

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

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Eric Roger Patrick Miller is a former Irish rugby union and Gaelic football player. As a rugby player Miller played for, among others Old Wesley, Leicester Tigers, Ulster, Leinster, the Barbarians, Ireland and the British and Irish Lions. After retiring as a rugby player, Miller switched football codes and went onto play gaelic football for Dublin. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 43

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Hugo MacNeill

Hugh Patrick "Hugo" MacNeill is a former Ireland international rugby union player. In 1983 he toured New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions and at the time played club rugby for Oxford University RFC. He has two daughters, Georgia and Isabella. These days he runs Goldman Sachs investment banking business in Ireland and is chair of The Ireland Funds. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 60