Derek McGrath (born 3 May 1960) is a former Irish rugby union international player who played for the Irish national rugby union team. Educated at St Michael's College, Dublin, he played as a flanker.
He played for the Ireland team from 1984 to 1987, winning 5 caps and was a member of the Ireland squad at 1987 Rugby World Cup. He made his debut in May 1984 against Scotland in a 9-32 defeat. McGrath is a qualified veterinary surgeon.
He was appointed as Chief Executive of European Rugby Cup (ERC) in 2000, a position he left in October 2014 rather than joining the new European Professional Club Rugby, the organisation which replaces the ERC.
Connacht Rugby is one of the four professional provincial rugby teams from the island of Ireland. Connacht competes in the Pro14 and the European Rugby Champions Cup. The team represents the IRFU Connacht Branch, which is one of four primary branches of the IRFU, and is responsible for rugby union throughout the geographical Irish province of Connacht.
Perry Thomas Freshwater is a retired English rugby union footballer. He is a loosehead prop and occasionally a hooker.
Matthew Rees is a Wales and British and Irish Lions international rugby union footballer who currently plays for the Cardiff Blues. His usual position is at hooker. Rees is the most capped Hooker for the Wales national team.
Seán Kevin O'Brien is an Irish professional rugby union player for English Premiership Rugby side London Irish. He previously represented home province Leinster, and internationally he played for Ireland and toured twice with the British and Irish Lions. O'Brien can play across the back-row, though he primarily plays as an openside flanker.
Steffon Armitage is an English professional rugby union player who currently plays for and captains French Pro D2 club Biarritz.
Napolioni Vonowale Nalaga is a Fijian rugby union footballer. He plays as a wing, flanker and Centre for London Irish. He is nicknamed Napoleon or Naps or Napo. His father, Kavekini Nalaga also represented Fiji in the 80's and just like his son, he played on the wing.
Jim Williams is a former international rugby union player and coach. He was most recently assistant coach to the Australian national rugby union team. Williams has been head coach of the Greater Sydney Rams in the National Rugby Championship since 2015, succeeding Brian Melrose
Michael McCarthy is an English-born retired Irish professional rugby union player who was educated at Sedbergh School. He plays his club rugby for the Irish provincial team Leinster Rugby in the Pro14, having joined from rival Irish team Connacht in 2013. He can play in the second row or as a flanker.
George Edward John Kruis is a professional rugby union player for Panasonic Wild Knights.
Tony Doyle in Dublin is a former Irish rugby union international player who played for the Irish national rugby union team. He played as a scrum-half. He played for the Ireland team in 1984, winning 2 caps and was part of the Ireland squad at the 1987 Rugby World Cup.
The 2012–13 Heineken Cup was the 18th season of the Heineken Cup, the annual rugby union European club competition for clubs from the top six nations in European rugby. The tournament began with two pool matches on 12 October 2012 and ended with the final at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on 18 May 2013.
Kyle Tonetti is a South Africa born former rugby union player, who represented Ireland at various international levels. He primarily played as a centre, though he also played at fly-half earlier in his career. He last played for Irish provincial team Connacht in the Pro12 before being forced to retire prematurely due to injury.
Matthew Healy is an Irish professional rugby union player. His primary position is on the wing and he has also been used as injury cover at fullback, while earlier in his career he played at scrum-half. Healy currently plays for Irish provincial team Connacht Rugby in the Pro14 and has represented Ireland at test level. He is Connacht's all-time leading try scorer.
Denis Buckley is a rugby union player from Ireland. He predominantly plays as a loosehead prop. Buckley currently plays for Irish provincial team Connacht in the Pro14. He plays his club rugby for Buccaneers.
Jack McGrath is an Irish rugby union player for Ulster and for the Ireland national rugby union team. His preferred position is loosehead prop.
The European Rugby Champions Cup is an annual rugby union tournament organised by European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR). It is the top-tier competition for clubs whose countries' national teams compete in the Six Nations Championship. Clubs qualify for the Heineken Champions Cup via their final positions in their respective national/regional leagues or via winning the second-tier Challenge Cup; those that do not qualify are instead eligible to compete in the second-tier Challenge Cup.
Ben Nutley is an English rugby union player for RFU Championship side Coventry RFC. He began his career at hometown club Luton RFC before joining Saints' Academy in 2010. He plays as a Flanker or a Lock.
European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) is the governing body and organiser of the two major European rugby union club tournaments: the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup. In 2017 a third tournament, the European Rugby Continental Shield was introduced as a qualification competition for clubs from minor nations to enter the Challenge Cup. EPCR share control of this tournament with Rugby Europe, the international federation for rugby union in Europe, and with the Italian federation.
Derek Turnbull is a Scottish former rugby union player who made 15 appearances for the Scotland national rugby union team.
Robbie McGrath is a former Irish international rugby union player. His playing position was as scrum-half.