Tuesday 28 February 2017

The Future Is Bright: Peter Robb (Second year academy)

Peter Robb
Peter Robb

I was born in Dublin and started playing rugby when I was four years of age at Blackrock College RFC. I also played a bit of cricket growing up in the summer at Railway Union Cricket Club but rugby was always the priority.

I started off as an out half or centre early on in Willow Park school and had a brief stint at full-back before making a permanent move to the centre in Blackrock College. My first representative rugby was for Leinster U-19 against Connacht followed by Ireland U-19 later that season. I was capped at Ireland U-20 level five times and joined the Connacht academy in 2014.

Favourite Connacht game: My favourite Connacht game was the champions cup play-off against Gloucester last May. We didn't win the game but it was probably the most exciting game of rugby I've seen in the last couple of years and it lasted more than 100 minutes.

Most memorable game I have played in: That would probably be the Ireland U-20s game against France that I played in. There was a crowd of 18,000 people at the match and the atmosphere was brilliant.

Favourite ground: My favourite ground I've played in is probably Franklin's Gardens (Northampton's home ground). I played there against England U-20. The pitch was very nice and the stands are very close to the pitch so the atmosphere was really good.

Date of birth: 19/07/1994

Place of birth: Dublin

Height: 190cm

Weight: 107kg

Position: Centre

Club: Old Belvedere

School: Blackrock College

University/College: UCD and currently NUIG

International honours: Ireland U-19, Ireland U-20

Other sports played: Cricket and golf

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