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Shane Jennings
Ireland
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Full name Shane Jennings
Born July 8, 1981, Dublin
Current age 33 years 107 days
Major teams Edinburgh, Ireland A, Leicester Tigers, Leinster, Ireland
Position Flanker
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 231 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2007-2012 13 6 7 5 1 0 0 0 6 7 0 46.15
Five/Six Nations 2010-2012 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 100.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 2 1 1 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 100.00

Career statistics
Test debut Argentina v Ireland at Buenos Aires, Jun 2, 2007 match details
Last Test Ireland v Scotland at Lansdowne Road, Mar 10, 2012 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2005-2007 37 32 5 30 6 0 0 0 29 6 2 81.08
Leicester Tigers 2005-2007 37 32 5 30 6 0 0 0 29 6 2 81.08
Profile

Leinster and Ireland open-side Shane Jennings has scrapped and fought with the best in Europe since breaking on to the Irish provincial scene with Leinster in 2004.

While standing in for Keith Gleeson during the 2004-05 Heineken Cup, Jennings did enough to secure a contract with English Premiership side Leicester Tigers. At the Tigers Jennings won the Premiership and Anglo-Welsh Cup before coming second in the rankings for Premiership Player of the Year in 2007.

Jennings won his first Ireland cap on the 2007 tour of Argentina, before injury ruled him out of contention for Ireland's 2007 Rugby World Cup squad. Jennings had previously skippered Ireland A to victory in the Churchill Cup plate final. Prior to the 2007-08 season, Jennings re-signed with Leinster, entering into a rich vein of form alongside No.8 Jamie Heaslip. Jennings won two caps during Ireland's 2008 autumn series, starting against Canada and coming on as a replacement against New Zealand.

Later the same season he shared in Leinster's historic Heineken Cup success - starting the memorable semi-final victory over Irish rivals Munster and their victory over Leicester Tigers in the Murrayfield finale.

At the start of the 2009-10 season he received a blow to his international ambitions when he was banned for 12 weeks after being found guilty of gouging London Irish lock Nick Kennedy during their Heineken Cup clash at the RDS. Neverthless he returned on Ireland's summer tour, winning a start against Australia in Brisbane following a number of injuries.

And Jennings was a late call-up to the Ireland 30-man squad for the World Cup as a replacement for the injured David Wallace. His call-up followed a successful season with Leinster where he was part of the side which took the 2011 Heineken Cup.

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Post-match honesty - 'It was a bag of shit of a game' (Oct 28, 2013) Arrested development (Jan 24, 2012) Jennings calls for calm (Sep 20, 2011) Jennings earns World Cup call (Aug 28, 2011) Ireland lose Wallace for France clash (Aug 19, 2011) Shane Jennings news and articles (17) »
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Dec 15, 2012
Leinster's Shane Jennings crashes over
Leinster's Shane Jennings crashes over
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Sep 13, 2011
Ireland's Shane Jennings spins the ball in training
Ireland's Shane Jennings spins the ball in training
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May 21, 2011
Leinster flanker Shane Jennings looks for support
Leinster flanker Shane Jennings looks for support
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Dec 12, 2008
Castres' lock Isoefa Tekori vies with Leinster's flanker Shane Jennings
Castres' lock Isoefa Tekori vies with Leinster's flanker Shane Jennings
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