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Donnacha Ryan
Ireland
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Full name Donnacha Ryan
Born December 11, 1983, Limerick
Current age 30 years 262 days
Major teams Glasgow, Ireland A, Munster, Ireland
Position Lock, Flanker
Height 6 ft 7 in
Weight 255 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2008-2013 28 15 13 0 0 0 0 0 11 15 2 42.85
Five/Six Nations 2010-2013 12 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 2 41.66
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 66.66

Career statistics
Test debut Ireland v Argentina at Croke Park, Nov 22, 2008 match details
Last Test Italy v Ireland at Rome, Mar 16, 2013 match details
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Munster forward Donnacha Ryan made his Ireland debut against Argentina at Croke Park in November 2008.

He had previously represented Ireland at U18 and U21 level after winning the Munster Schools Cup with St. Munchin's. Ryan made his Heineken Cup bow for Munster during the 2006-07 season, scoring a try.

In 2008 Ryan represented Ireland A at the Churchill Cup in Canada before turning out for Munster during their monumental 18-16 loss to the All Blacks at Thomond Park.

Since his debut, Ryan had to be content with being a bit-part player in the Ireland set-up. Having just two starts from 10 appearances, Ryan has had limited time to impress head coach Declan Kidney. However, after earning a start against Scotland and France, at lock and flanker respectively, in Ireland's warm-up Tests prior to the World Cup, Ryan was thrust into the 30-man party for the tournament in New Zealand.

Ryan made three substitute appearances in New Zealand but became an increasingly prominent figure in the Irish team the following year. He started their final seven matches of 2012 and was again first choice for their 2013 Six Nations campaign.

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Mar 9, 2013
Ireland's Donnacha Ryan catches the lineout
Ireland's Donnacha Ryan catches the lineout
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Feb 2, 2013
Donnacha Ryan wins a line-out
Donnacha Ryan wins a line-out
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Nov 24, 2012
Ireland's Donnacha Ryan claims the lineout ball
Ireland's Donnacha Ryan claims the lineout ball
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May 6, 2012
Munster's Donncha Ryan and the Ospreys' Alun Wyn Jones face off ahead of their semi-final
Munster's Donncha Ryan and the Ospreys' Alun Wyn Jones face off ahead of their semi-final
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