Tom Daly (rugby union)

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Tom Daly
Birth nameThomas Daly
Date of birth (1993-07-31) 31 July 1993 (age 29)
Place of birth Carlow, Ireland
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight106 kg (16 st 10 lb)
School St. Mary's Knockbeg College
University UCD
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre, Fly-Half
Current team Connacht
Amateur team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2012– Lansdowne ()
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2016–2019
2018–2019
2019–
Leinster
Connacht (loan)
Connacht
11
10
51
(10)
(5)
(54)
Correct as of 21 May 2022 [1]
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2013 Ireland U20 7 (65)
Correct as of 19 April 2020
National sevens team(s)
YearsTeamComps
2015–16 Ireland 7s 5

Tom Daly (born 31 July 1993) is an Irish rugby union player for Connacht. At 6'4" and 106-kg (16 stone), he plays the centre position. He formerly played for Lansdowne in the All Ireland League.

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Club career

Daly featured for Leinster at both u-18 and u-19 youth levels, and entered the Leinster academy in 2013. After three years in the academy, he was awarded his first fully professional contract ahead of the 2016–17 season. He debuted in a November 2016 away win against Zebre, and made nine appearances in the 2016–17 season, mostly as a substitute. In an August 2017 pre-season Leinster match, Daly suffered damage to the ACL in his knee, forcing him to miss almost the entire 2017–18 season.[ citation needed ]

In December 2018, Daly joined Connacht on a loan deal for the remainder of the 2018–19 season. [2] In April 2019, Daly signed a contract to remain at Connacht.[ citation needed ]

International

Daly played for Ireland at u-18 and u-19 level. He debuted for the Ireland under-20s in the 2013 Six Nations Under 20s Championship. He also featured in that year's u-20 Junior World Championship for Ireland, earning a total of 6 caps and scoring one try. [3]

Daly was the captain of the Ireland national rugby sevens team. He was on the squad that played in the 2016 Men's Rugby Sevens Final Olympic Qualification Tournament attempting to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, but the team was knocked out in the quarterfinals of the qualifying tournament by Spain and failed to advance to the Olympics.

In June 2021 he was called up to the senior Ireland squad for the Summer tests. [4]

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References

  1. "Tom DALY". itsrugby. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  2. "Connacht bolster backline options with loan signing of Leinster's Daly". The42 . 18 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  3. "Ireland U20 Squad | Profiles : Irish Rugby | Official Website". Archived from the original on 21 November 2015.
  4. "Ireland Squad Confirmed For Vodafone Summer Series". Irish Rugby. 14 June 2021. Retrieved 14 June 2021.