Tom Stewart (rugby union)

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Tom Stewart
Date of birth (2001-01-11) 11 January 2001 (age 21)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight103 kg (16.2 st; 227 lb)
School Belfast Royal Academy
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2021– Ulster 6 (10)
Correct as of 18 September 2022 [1]
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2020 Ireland U20 2 (0)
Correct as of 3 January 2022

Tom Stewart (born 1 November 2001) is a rugby union player from Northern Ireland, currently playing for United Rugby Championship and European Rugby Champions Cup side Ulster. He plays as a hooker.

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Stewart attended Belfast Royal Academy and was named Ulster Schools Player of the Year in 2019, [2] and captained Ulster at under 18 level. [3] He joined the Ulster Rugby academy in June 2019. [3] He was named in the Ireland squad for the 2020 Six Nations Under 20s Championship, starting in the wins against Scotland [4] and Wales [5] before the tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [6] In January 2021 he signed a one-year development contract with Ulster, intended to be upgraded to a senior professional contract for the 2022–23 season. [7] He was named in the senior squad for the 2021–22 season, [8] and made his senior debut off the bench in an away defeat to Ospreys on 4 December 2021. [9] He scored his first try in a 48-12 home victory against Cardiff on 4 March 2022. [10] He was selected for the Emerging Ireland squad for the Toyota Challenge in South Africa in September 2022. [11]

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References

  1. Playing stats at ItsRugby.co.uk
  2. Sam Smith, "Wallaby Carter among three re-ups at Ulster", RugbyPass.com, 29 January 2021
  3. 1 2 "Five New Entrants In Ulster Rugby Academy", IrishRugby.ie, 20 June 2019
  4. "Six-Try Triumph Gets Ireland Under-20s Off To Encouraging Start", IrishRugby.ie, 31 January 2020
  5. "Four-Try First Half Does The Damage For Ireland Under-20s", IrishRugby.ie, 7 February 2020
  6. No Winner for U20 Six Nations as Championship Cancelled, Six Nations Rugby, 5 August 2020
  7. "Ulster: Sam Carter and Michael Lowry extend contracts by two years as Tom Stewart gets upgraded deal", BBC Sport, 29 January 2021
  8. Gareth Fullerton, "Ulster Rugby squad 2021/22 confirmed for new season", Belfast Live, 21 July 2021
  9. Paul McIntyre, "McFarland rues missed opportunities as Ulster fall to defeat against Ospreys", Irish News, 6 December 2021
  10. Simon Thomas, "Ulster 48-12 Cardiff: Welsh region leak seven tries as they are routed in Belfast", Wales Online, 4 March 2022
  11. "Emerging Ireland Squad Named For Toyota Challenge In Bloemfontein", Irish Rugby, 14 September 2022