David Irwin (rugby union)

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David Irwin
Birth nameDavid George Irwin
Date of birth(1959-02-01)1 February 1959
Place of birth Belfast
Northern Ireland
School Royal Belfast Academical Institution
University Queen's University, Belfast
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
Queen's University RFC
Instonians
()
Provincial / State sides
YearsTeamApps(Points)
Ulster ()
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1980-1990
1983
Ireland
British and Irish Lions
25
3
(8)

David George Irwin (born 1 February 1959) [1] is a former rugby union player who played for Ireland and the British Lions.

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Ireland

Between 1980 and 1990, Irwin made 25 appearances for Ireland, scoring 8 points including 2 tries. [2] Helped Ireland win the 1982 Five Nations Championship and a Triple Crown.

British Lions

In 1983 Irwin was also a member of the Lions squad that went on tour to New Zealand.

Later years

Irwin is currently the medical coordinator for Ulster Rugby, [3] as well as being a practising GP in Belfast.

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References

  1. Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. pp. 12:23. ISBN   0-460-07003-7.
  2. "www.irishrugby.ie". Archived from the original on 22 November 2007. Retrieved 19 September 2008.
  3. "Ulster Rugby: Team Management". Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008.