Senior Debut: v Benetton Treviso, September 2014, Stadio Monigo
Heineken Cup Debut: v Saracens, October 2014, Thomond Park
Previous Clubs: Rotherham Titans, Cardiff Blues
School: Kilkenny College
Honours: Irish Wolfhounds, Emerging Ireland, Ireland.
Copeland is a former Leinster Academy and St Mary’s College player. Having joined Cardiff Blues in 2012, he went on to make 53 appearances for the team, scoring 8 tries along the way.
Was named in the preliminary 44-man squad for the 2014 Six Nations Championship. He made his debut for Ireland Wolfhounds when he started in their friendly against England Saxons on January 25th 2014.
Copeland was also named in Ireland's 34-man squad for the opening two fixtures of the 2014 Six Nations Championship.
The Wexfordman joins the province on a two year contract commencing in July 2014.
Played in Emerging Ireland’s 2014 Nations Cup winning campaign and was awarded Player of the Tournament.
Made his first Munster appearance against London Irish in the SEAT Challenge at the Waterford RSC, August 2014.
Copeland made his competitve debut against Benetton Treviso in the Guinness PRO12 at the Stadio Monigo, September 2014, and scored his first try for Munster in an away PRO12 win over Leinster at the AVIVA Stadium that October.
Made his Champions Cup debut against Saracens in October 2014 at Thomond Park, and went on to make his Ireland debut against Georgia at the Aviva in November '14.
Injured his shoulder against Leinster in Thomond Park on St. Stephen's Day and spent the next month rehabbing before it was confirmed the player required surgery and he underwent a stabilisation procedure in mid-February ruling him out for the remainder of the 2014/15 season.
Made a return for the 2015/16 season and signed a two-year contract extension that will see him remain with the province until at least June 2018.
Featuring in 27 of Munster's 28 competitive games, Copeland made the most appearances in 2015/16, scoring 3 tries.
|DOB||23rd Oct 1987|
|Height||1.96 m (6' 5")|
|Weight||110 kg (17 st 4 lb)|
|Honours||Ireland (1 caps)|