Munster
James Coughlan

Senior Debut:  v Cardiff Blues, September 2006, The Arms Park

Heineken Cup Debut:  v Leicester Tigers, January 2007, Thomond Park

Club:  Dolphin RFC

School: CBC

International Honours:  Ireland 7s, Emerging Ireland

Outstanding performances for Dolphin in the All Ireland League earned the then 26-year-old a development contract at the start of the 2006/07 season and the following season he progressed to a full contract.  

The Corkman made his first appearance in a Munster jersey in a pre-season game against Leicester Tigers in August '06 in Musgrave Park, marking his debut performance with a try in injury time.  His first competitive start followed a week later away to Cardiff Blues in the Magners League.

Coughlan made his Heineken Cup debut off the bench the day Leicester Tigers became the first side to defeat Munster in Thomond Park in January '07.

Soon established himself as a regular in the squad and in recent seasons has become one of Munster's most consistent and regular performers.

He captained the side that defeated the touring Australians (Nov 2010) and that season was the unaminous choice as Munster Rugby Player of the Year.  Was also shortlisted for the award in 2012.

Couglan has been called up by Ireland on numerous occasions and played in the uncapped match against the Barbarians in May 2012.

Early in the 2012/13 season Coughlan picked up a groin injury against Ulster in the RaboDirect PRO12 and was out of action until December.  In January '13 he signed a two-year contract extension with Munster that will see him stay with the province until the end of 2014/15. 

In February 2013 he captained the Irish Wolfhounds against England Saxons at the Sportsground.

Captained Munster against Connacht in December 2013 and was awarded man-of-the-match for his stellar performance in the 22-16 PRO12 win.

Continued his superb form into 2014 and picked up his third man-of-the-match award of the season against Cardiff Blues in February.

Once again was shortlisted for the Munster Player of the Year award in May 2014.  Picked up the IRUPA O2 Unsung Hero Award for season 2013/14.

In late May Munster Rugby accepted James' request for an early release from his contract, with French side Pau confirming in early June that the backrow would join the club on a two-year contract.

DOB9th Dec 1980
BirthplaceCork, Ireland
Height1.91 m (6' 3")
Weight109 kg (17 st 2 lb)
PositionBack Row
Honours
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
07/09/2013
Edinburgh Rugby
1





5
80
20/09/2013
Benetton Treviso







74
05/10/2013
Leinster Rugby







80
12/10/2013
Edinburgh Rugby







80
19/10/2013
Gloucester Rugby







13
25/10/2013
Glasgow Warriors







19
02/11/2013
Ospreys







19
23/11/2013
Cardiff Blues







21
29/11/2013
Newport Gwent Dragons







49
08/12/2013
Perpignan
1





5
80
14/12/2013
Perpignan







80
27/12/2013
Connacht Rugby







80
03/01/2014
Ulster Rugby
1





5
70
11/01/2014
Gloucester Rugby







80
19/01/2014
Edinburgh Rugby
1





5
80
08/02/2014
Cardiff Blues







80
23/02/2014
Ospreys







80
01/03/2014
Scarlets







80
29/03/2014
Leinster Rugby







80
05/04/2014
Toulouse







80
12/04/2014
Glasgow Warriors







80
27/04/2014
RC Toulon







80
03/05/2014
Edinburgh Rugby







13
10/05/2014
Ulster Rugby







53
16/05/2014
Glasgow Warriors







80
Total Played 25 4
0
0
0
0
0
20
1611
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2013-2014 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
7 +1
2





10
2013-2014 - RaboDirect PRO12
Munster Rugby
13 +4
2





10
2013-2014 Total

20 +5
4





20
2012-2013 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
6







2012-2013 - RaboDirect PRO12
Munster Rugby
12 +1







2012-2013 Total

18 +1







2011-2012 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
7
1





5
2011-2012 - RaboDirect PRO12
Munster Rugby
12 +4
1





5
2011-2012 Total

19 +4
2





10
2010-2011 - Amlin Challenge Cup
Munster Rugby
2







2010-2011 - Friendly
Munster Rugby
1







2010-2011 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
4 +2
1





5
2010-2011 - Magners League
Munster Rugby
15 +1
3



1

15
2010-2011 Total

22 +3
4



1

20
2009-2010 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
2 +1







2009-2010 - Magners League
Munster Rugby
8 +6
1



2

5
2009-2010 Total

10 +7
1



2

5
2008-2009 - Friendly
Munster Rugby
1







2008-2009 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
0 +2







2008-2009 - Magners League
Munster Rugby
1 +5




1


2008-2009 Total

2 +7




1


2007-2008 - Friendly
Munster Rugby
0 +1







2007-2008 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
0 +1







2007-2008 - Magners League
Munster Rugby
1 +8
1





5
2007-2008 Total

1 +10
1





5
2006-2007 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
0 +1







2006-2007 - Magners League
Munster Rugby
5 +4
1





5
2006-2007 Total

5 +5
1





5
Total - Heineken Cup

26 +8
4





20
Total - RaboDirect PRO12

67 +33
9



4

45
Total - Amlin Challenge Cup

2







Total - Friendly

2 +1







Total

97 +42
13
0
0
0
4
0
65
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