Thursday 27 October 2016

The Future is Bright: Alex Wootton (third year academy)

Published 04/12/2015 | 02:30

Alex Wooton
Alex Wooton

I was born in Macclesfield (my family are from Co Down), a small town outside Manchester, and started playing rugby at the age of seven for my local club. I moved to Sedbergh School at the age of 12 and developed my rugby passion there. After school I joined Northampton Saints academy for the 2012/13 season and then moved over to Limerick to join the Munster Academy in summer 2013. I made my Munster 'A' debut that December and am now in my third year here.

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Favourite Munster game:

The Munster v Gloucester 'miracle match' in the Heineken Cup in Thomond Park in 2003 - watching what the side had to do with all the various permutations was incredible.

Most memorable game I have played in:

The third/fourth place play-off game at Eden Park, New Zealand in the Junior World Cup in June 2014. Playing for the Ireland U-20s at the famous venue was just amazing and a dream come true.

Favourite ground:

I really enjoy playing at Dooradoyle, my home club ground in Garryowen. It's great to always run out in front of your home support. But the nicest pitch and surface I have played on has to be Irish Independent Park in Cork.

Date of Birth: July 7, 1994

Place of Birth: Macclesfield

Height: 188cm

Weight: 97kg

Position: Fullback/wing

Club: Garryowen

School: Sedbergh School, Cumbria, UK

University/college: N/A

International honours: 7 Ireland U-20 caps; 3 Irish Sevens tournaments

Munster honours: Munster U-20, Sevens and 'A'

Other sports played: Soccer, swimming, athletics, fell running.

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