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Bob Casey
Ireland
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Full name Robert Edward Casey
Born July 18, 1978, Dublin
Current age 36 years 42 days
Major teams Ireland A, London Irish, Ireland
Position Lock
Height 6 ft 7 in
Weight 270 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1999-2009 7 3 4 5 1 0 0 0 3 3 1 50.00
Five/Six Nations 2000-2000 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 1999-1999 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00

Career statistics
Test debut Ireland v Australia at Lansdowne Road, Oct 10, 1999 match details
Last Test United States of America v Ireland at Santa Clara, May 31, 2009 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 2002-2012 172 161 11 20 4 0 0 0 89 78 5 53.19
London Irish 2002-2012 172 161 11 20 4 0 0 0 89 78 5 53.19
Profile

The giant lock is one of the most forceful and inspirational figures behind the rise of London Irish. His consistent performances have also made him one of the Premiership's most recognisable and popular figures since his debut in 2002.

His ability should have brought him more recognition from Ireland, but he has played in an era when Paul O'Connell and Donncha O'Callaghan have dominated the second-row positions.

Casey started his professional career at Leinster after playing for Blackrock College. He gained his first cap for Ireland in 1999 but his international appearances were stalled after gaining five caps. He eventually gained two more caps on the summer tour of 2009, against Canada and the United States.

His best moments for London Irish came in the 2007-08 season when he led them to the semi-final of the Heineken Cup before losing to Toulouse at Twickenham. The Exiles reached the final of the Premiership in 2009 but lost against at HQ, this time to Leicster.

Casey was voted the London Irish 'Players' Player of the Season' in 2003-04 and was the supporters' choice in 2004-05. The lock has also found time for charity work and is a UK director for the Christina Noble Children's Foundation.

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Casey to hang up boots (Mar 27, 2012) Exiles turn to Dermody (Aug 24, 2010) Sarries hit by Nieto injury (Feb 15, 2010) Lamb kicks Exiles past Tigers (Oct 24, 2009) Exiles out for revenge (Oct 23, 2009) Bob Casey news and articles (22) »
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Jan 22, 2012
London Irish lock Bob Casey claims a lineout
London Irish lock Bob Casey claims a lineout
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Dec 27, 2010
London Irish's Delon Armitage is caught in full flight
London Irish's Delon Armitage is caught in full flight
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Dec 27, 2010
George Lowe slides in for a decisive try against London Irish
George Lowe slides in for a decisive try against London Irish
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Dec 27, 2010
Paul Hodgson and Richard Thorpe grapple with Danny Care
Paul Hodgson and Richard Thorpe grapple with Danny Care
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