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Niall Scannell
Niall Scannell

Senior Debut: v Scarlets, December 2013, Musgrave Park

Club:  Dolphin RFC

School:  PBC

International Honours:  Ireland Schools/U20

Twitter:  @N_Scannell222

Niall captained the Ireland U20s at the 2012 Junior World Championships in South Africa and made his  British and Irish Cup debut in January 2013 against Aberavon RFC.  

He secured a development contract for season 2013/14 after completing two years of the academy programme while his younger brother Rory was promoted to the academy.

Scannell captained his school's side to victory in the Avonmore Schools Senior Cup in 2010.

Included in Munster's 2013/14 Heineken Cup squad.

Made his senior debut as a 30th minute substitute for the injured Duncan Casey against Scarlets and followed that up a week later with a start against Connacht at Thomond Park.

Hyper-extended his elbow at training in January which forced him to miss out for a number of weeks but returned in February.

Signed a one-year development contract extension for the 2014/15 season.

Picked up a fractured wrist during pre-season and will miss the start of the 2014/15 season.  Made a return to PRO12 action against Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade in November.

Featured heavily in the 2014/15 B&I Cup campaign for Munster 'A' and finished out the season with five PRO12 appearances while securing a two-year full contract. 

2015/16 proved to be a breakthrough season for the former Ireland U20s captain - he made 23 appearances, starting 10 games and amassed a total of 753 minutes of senior rugby, including a European debut against Leicester Tigers at Thomond Park.

Joined by his brother Rory in the starting line-up, the Scannells become the first set of brothers to start for Munster in the PRO12 in December’s clash away to Newport-Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade.

DOB8th Apr 1992
BirthplaceCork, Ireland
Height1.85 m (6' 1")
Weight108 kg (17 st 0 lb)
PositionHooker
HonoursIreland (1 caps)
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
03/09/2016
Scarlets







77
09/09/2016
Cardiff Blues







67
17/09/2016
Newport Gwent Dragons







66
24/09/2016
Edinburgh Rugby







59
01/10/2016
Zebre Rugby







12
08/10/2016
Leinster Rugby







76
22/10/2016
Glasgow Warriors







73
28/10/2016
Ulster Rugby







80
04/11/2016
Ospreys







66
11/11/2016
Maori All Blacks
1





5
60
26/11/2016
Benetton Treviso







18
02/12/2016
Glasgow Warriors







77
10/12/2016
Leicester Tigers







73
17/12/2016
Leicester Tigers
1





5
80
26/12/2016
Leinster Rugby







63
07/01/2017
Racing 92
1





5
62
14/01/2017
Glasgow Warriors







67
21/01/2017
Racing 92







61
Total Played 18 3
0
0
0
0
0
15
1137
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2016-2017 - Capped Friendly
Munster Rugby
1
1





5
2016-2017 - European Rugby Champions Cup
Munster Rugby
6
2





10
2016-2017 - GUINNESS PRO12
Munster Rugby
9 +2







2016-2017 Total

16 +2
3





15
2015-2016 - European Rugby Champions Cup
Munster Rugby
1 +4







2015-2016 - GUINNESS PRO12
Munster Rugby
9 +9
1





5
2015-2016 Total

10 +13
1





5
2014-2015 - Guinness PRO12
Munster Rugby
0 +5







2014-2015 Total

0 +5







2013-2014 - RaboDirect PRO12
Munster Rugby
1 +1







2013-2014 Total

1 +1







Total - RL Friendly

1
1





5
Total - European Rugby Champions Cup

7 +4
2





10
Total - GUINNESS PRO12

19 +17
1





5
Total

27 +21
4
0
0
0
0
0
20
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