Rhys Ruddock

    Rhys Ruddock
    Club / Province: St Marys / Leinster
    Position: Backrow
    Date of Birth: 13th Nov 1990
    Height: 1.91 m (6' 3")
    Weight: 111 kg (17 st 6 lb
    Honours: 16 caps: Test debut v Australia 26/06/2010

    Rhys is a powerful back row forward with pace to burn. He is a product of the Leinster academy where he has flourished in recent years. Despite representing Wales (his country of birth) he elected to play their rugby in Ireland where he earned representative honours for Ireland U20s.

    The son of former Welsh international and national coach Mike Ruddock, Rhys earned his first senior cap against Australia in the 2010 summer tour. Rhys was preparing to captain Ireland U20s against Argentina in the Junior World Championships when he got the call to head for Australia where he earned his first senior test cap