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Tom Kiernan
Ireland
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Full name Thomas Joseph Kiernan
Born January 7, 1939, Cork
Current age 75 years 197 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, British and Irish Lions XV, Ireland, Ireland XV
Position Fullback

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1960-1973 59 59 0 193 2 27 42 2 0 23 28 8 45.76
Ireland 1960-1973 54 54 0 158 2 26 31 2 0 23 24 7 49.07
British and Irish Lions 1962-1968 5 5 0 35 0 1 11 0 0 0 4 1 10.00
Five/Six Nations 1960-1973 44 44 0 112 1 18 23 1 0 18 21 5 46.59

Career statistics
Test debut England v Ireland at Twickenham, Feb 13, 1960 match details
Last Test Scotland v Ireland at Murrayfield, Feb 24, 1973 match details
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A former Ireland and British & Irish Lions captain, Tom Kiernan set new records for caps, points and captaincy for his country once he retired.

At fullback he played 54 Tests for Ireland in 13 seasons as well going on two Lions tours, once as captain in 1968. When Kiernan captained the Lions side he led by example and scored 35 points in the Tests but ultimately in a losing cause.

Kiernan was also the Munster coach in 1978 when the province famously beat the all conquering All Blacks. His nephew, Mike Kiernan, also toured with the Lions in 1983.

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Feb 12, 1972
Ireland's Tom Kiernan takes a breather during a clash with England
Ireland's Tom Kiernan takes a breather during a clash with England
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