Keith Earls

    Keith Earls
    Club / Province: Young Munster / Munster
    Position: Fullback/Centre
    Date of Birth: 2/10/87
    Height: 1.80m
    Weight: 90Kg
    Honours: 60 caps Debut 2008 v Canada

    An all-action player with bags of pace, Keith has progressed through the ranks at Munster at a rate of knots.
    Son of Young Munster legend Ger Earls, Keith has gone from blistering performances in the AIB League to some huge games for Munster, Ireland and the Lions in recent seasons. Earls, another of the Grand Slam-winning Under-20s has also been capped for Ireland A and the Ireland Sevens side before making his senior debut against Canada in November 2008 scoring a try on debut.

    First appeared for senior Munster senior side as a replacement in game against Ospreys at The Liberty Stadium in April 2007. He has won the Magners League title with Munster in 2008/09 and 2011, recently announced extension to his contract that will keep him at the province until 2014

    Keith toured in 2009 with the British & Irish Lions to South Africa, played in the opening game against Royal XV in Rustenberg, and a further 4 games on tour

    Earls played a massive part during Ireland's 2010 Six Nations campaign where he put in a superb performance against Wales, scoring two trys in the process

    Member of 2011 RWC squad

    Fact Box

    - First appeared for senior Munster senior side as a replacement in game against Ospreys at The Liberty Stadium in April 2007

    - Has won the Magners League title with Munster in 2009 and 2011

    - A member of Ireland's U20 Grand Slam-winning team in their 2007 Six Nations competition. Played for Ireland A at the 2007 & 2008 Churchill Cup

    - Made senior debut against Canada at his home ground, Thomond Park in November 2008, has missed just one of Ireland's last twelve test matches

    - RBS 6 Nations debut came as a replacement against Italy at Croke Park in the opening game of the 2010 tournament

    - Toured in 2009 with the British & Irish Lions to South Africa, played in the opening game against Royal XV in Rustenberg, and a further 4 games on tour

    - Since his debut in 2010 he has missed just one game in the RBS 6 Nations - against Wales in round one last season

    - Three of his test tries have come against Italy in his last two appearances against the Azzurri - two at RWC2011 and one in 2012 RBS 6 Nations