Monday 22 January 2018

The future is bright: Jack Cullen (Third year academy)

Jack Cullen
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I was born in London and grew up in the outskirts in a small town called Bishop's Stortford. Rugby was always in the family with a number of underage England caps earned by my brother, cousin and father, who also played for Wasps.

I played with Saracens up until the age of 18 when I was introduced to the Irish Exiles. I then went on and made my first international cap with the U-18 Clubs side. Following on from that I signed with the Munster Academy for my first contract two years ago and have enjoyed it ever since!

Favourite Munster game: Munster v The All Blacks in Thomond Park. It would have been amazing to put one over on the best team in the world.

Most memorable game I have played in: The National Cup Colt final 2013 for Bishop's Stortford RFC. Playing with my home club that day was pretty special.

Favourite ground: Playing in Thomond Park is obviously always an amazing experience. But playing away in France in the Six Nations in 2014 will always stay with me as the most memorable ground I've played in so far. We played at the Stade Maurice Trélut in Tarbes, but having six other Munster lads involved on the day was a great experience - even if the result didn't go our way.

Date of birth: May 26, 1995

Place of birth: London

Height: 172cm

Weight: 75kg

Position: Scrum-half

Club: Shannon

School: Bishop's Stortford High School

University/College: Limerick Senior College 2014

International honours: 3 Ireland U-18 club caps; 2 Ireland U-19; 9 Ireland U-20

Other sports played: Surfing, hockey

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