Monday 26 September 2016

Former Ireland star's behemoth teenage son signs with one of the world's greatest rugby teams

Published 03/06/2016 | 16:12

It was only a matter of time before Daniel Brennan joined the professional ranks.

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From the moment his dad, former Ireland international Trevor Brennan, tweeted this picture back in 2012, his son's physical gifts were obvious.

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Amazingly, that photo of Daniel fireman's carrying an ex-professional was taken when he was just 14. The younger Brennan subsequently progressed through the youth ranks with Toulouse, where his dad won two Heineken Cups as a player, before he was called into the French U17 squad in March 2015.

Daniel Brennan with his father, former Irish international Trevor Brennan. Daniel has been selected in a 25-man France U-17 development squad
Daniel Brennan with his father, former Irish international Trevor Brennan. Daniel has been selected in a 25-man France U-17 development squad

He has continued to improve in the meantime, with today marking a special milestone in his rugby career. Toulouse tweeted out a brilliant photo of Brennan senior and junior signing Daniel's first professional contract, a two-year development deal.

It will be interesting to see how Brennan improves in the professional ranks, and Irish fans will hope that he doesn't develop into a towering presence in the French pack that will torment Ireland for years to come.

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