Keith Gleeson

Keith Gleeson
Date of birth (1976-06-17) 17 June 1976
Place of birth Dublin
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 98 kg (15 st 7 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Northern Suburbs
St. Mary's College RFC
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001-08 Leinster 120 (70)
correct as of 10 Feb 2015.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
NSW Waratahs
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)

Australia u21
Ireland A



Keith Gleeson (born 21 June 1976) is a retired Irish rugby union football player.

Early life

Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, before moving to Australia with his family as a child after attending St Michael's College, Ailesbury Road, Dublin 4 for several years. Raised in Sydney, Australia, Gleeson attended Catholic Jesuit school St Aloysius' College representing the schools 1st XV rugby union team over 2 years and as captain in the latter and playing for the CAS 1st XV and the New South Wales 2nd XV. He went on to represent Australia at u/19 and u/21 (Captain).

Professional rugby career

Gleeson has enjoyed a distinct career, representing Northern Suburbs in the Sydney competition, the NSW Waratahs in the Super 12, Leinster in Ireland and finally most notably Ireland. His preferred position is as an openside flanker. Perhaps the highlight of his career was representing Ireland in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He stands 1.86 m and his playing weight is 98 kg. On numerous occasions George Hook has stated that Gleeson should start for Ireland as he feels he is their best openside flanker. Gleeson retired from professional rugby at the end of the 07/08 season with a Magners League winners medal


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