Following on from his Munster debut he won his first A cap against South Africa, relegating Conor O'Shea to the wing position and a week later made his senior international debut playing against Australia in Lansdowne Road, an Ireland side led by Keith Wood. Further caps followed against Italy and France as Crotty by now had established himself asa regular in Declan Kidney's Munster side.
He was full-back on the Munstert team beaten in the 2000 Heineken Cup final and has won over 85 caps for Munster.
Munster Player Profile:
Name: Dominic Crotty
Star Sign: Leo.
Place of Birth: Cork.
Where and when I first played rugby: CBC Cork, 1983, Age 9
Other sport that I play now: None
Other Sports I ve Played: Tennis and Soccer.
Best part of being a pro rugby player: Healthy Lifestyle.
Worst part of being a pro rugby player: Rucking drills.
Worst job I ever had: Busboy in a restaurant.
Biggest influence on rugby career: My brothers (all seven of them)
Rugby player I admire most: Serge Blanco.
Other sportsperson I admire most: Michael Jordan.
Other than Munster the side I would like to have played for: Toulouse.
Favourite soccer team: Liverpool.
One rule change to make rugby more attractive: Send off a player once a team has exceeded a certain number of professional penalties
What Career would you have chosen other than rugby? Engineering.
Career when rugby career is complete: Engineering
Ireland, excepted, your fancy to win the RWC: New Zealand.
It s the end of the season and you ve been offered a choice of, All expenses paid week-long one-to-one warm weather clinic with Alan Gaffney
All expenses paid week long one-to-one warm weather clinic with Jeannifer Lopez.
Your decision and why ?:
Tough decision. Both are very shapely. Both have diva tendencies. But workouts with Jennifer would be more fun to watch.