Thursday 19 October 2017

The Future is Bright: Rory Scannell (Third year academy)

Rory Scannell Photo: Sportsfile
Rory Scannell Photo: Sportsfile

Rory Scannell

I am from Douglas and I attended PBC where I played junior and senior cup. I played most of my schools rugby at out-half before switching to the centre where I predominantly play my rugby now.

I played in all of the 2013 U-20s Six Nations and Junior World Championship games before joining the Munster academy that summer. I have lined out for the Munster Sevens and Munster As, and made my Pro12 debut in November 2014 against Cardiff Blues.

I made my European debut this season against Treviso and have signed a two-year deal with the senior squad.

Favourite Munster game?

Munster v the All Blacks in 2008 in Thomond Park.

Most memorable game I have played in?

It would have to be my first cap for Munster at Cardiff Blues last season.

Favourite ground?

I have always enjoyed playing in Thomond Park where I first played in the Schools Junior Cup final in 2009 for PBC. I have enjoyed a pretty good record there to date. I also played my first game for Munster in Thomond Park this season when I came off the bench against Glasgow Warriors.

Date of birth: 22/12/1993

Place of birth: Cork

Height: 180cm

Weight: 95kg

Position: Centre/out-half

Club: Dolphin

School: Pres Cork

University/College: Final year studying Finance at UCC

International honours: 4 caps for Ireland schools in 2011, 10 caps for Ireland U-20 in 2013.

Other sports played: Hurling, football, soccer and golf

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