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
Queen's University RFC
Provincial / State sides
Ulster ()
National team(s)
British and Irish Lions

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



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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  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.