Rob Kearney’s fearless skills under the high ball and deft attacking prowess have made him one of the most dangerous fullbacks in world rugby. Kearney made his debut for Leinster in 2005, having already represented the province at U19 and schoolboy levels. He made his Heineken Cup debut later that season.
Kearney’s development continued with a call-up to the full Ireland squad for the 2007 summer tour to Argentina, and having already played for Ireland A in the Churchill Cup, he made his international debut against the Pumas in June. The Louth man has toured twice with the British and Irish Lions and is currently chairman of Rugby Players Ireland. Kearney continues to play a prominent role for Ireland and Leinster to this day.