Famous Irish Rugby Players

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Brian O'Driscoll
(Irish Former Professional Rugby Union Player)
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Birthdate: January 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

One of the most respected rugby players of all time, Brian O'Driscoll holds the Irish record for playing the most number of matches as a captain and also for try scores. He led his country to win a Grand Slam after 61 years and is part of the World Rugby Hall of Fame.

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Greg O'Shea
(Rugby union player)
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Birthdate: March 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
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Shane Horgan
(Irish Former Rugby Union Player Who Played Wing / Centre)
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Birthdate: July 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bellewstown, County Meath, Ireland
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Joe Schmidt
(Rugby union coach)
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Birthdate: September 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kawakawa, New Zealand
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Simon Zebo
(Rugby union player)
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Birthdate: March 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
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Josh van der Flier
(Rugby union flanker)
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Birthdate: April 25, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wicklow, Ireland
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Tony O'Reilly
(Irish Former Businessman and International Rugby Union Player)
Tony O'Reilly
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Birthdate: May 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Tony O'Reilly excelled in various sports as a child, including football and cricket, but later chose rugby as his career path. Apart from being a famed Irish rugby player, he had also been a successful businessman, heading H.J. Heinz Company as its CEO. A debt issue led him to be declared bankrupt later.

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CJ Stander
(Former Rugby union player as number 8, flanker)
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Birthdate: April 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: George, South Africa
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Niall Breslin
(Musician)
Niall Breslin
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Birthdate: October 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Artane, Dublin, Ireland

Apart from being a talented musician, associated with the pop band The Blizzards, Niall Breslin has also been a rugby player, a Gaelic footballer, and an award-winning author. He is one of Ireland’s best-known mental health advocates, too, with his own mental-health podcasts, and owns the charity A Lust For Life.

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Jordan Larmour
(Rugby union player)
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Birthdate: June 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Keith Wood
(Rugby union player)
Keith Wood
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Birthdate: January 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
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Ultan Dillane
(Rugby union as lock position)
Ultan Dillane
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Birthdate: November 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Rhys Ruddock
(Rugby union flanker)
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Birthdate: November 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Niyi Adeolokun
(Rugby union winger)
Niyi Adeolokun
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Birthdate: November 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ibadan, Nigeria
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Sene Naoupu
(Rugby union player Centre/Fly-half)
Sene Naoupu
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Birthdate: February 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dunedin, New Zealand
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Gary Halpin
(Irish Rugby Union Player)
Gary Halpin
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Birthdate: February 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 23, 2021
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Hannah Tyrrell
(Rugby union player)
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Birthdate: August 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland