Senior Debut: v Scarlets, December 2013, Musgrave Park
Club: Dolphin RFC
International Honours: Ireland Schools/U20
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.
|DOB||8th Apr 1992|
|Height||1.88 m (6' 2")|
|Weight||108 kg (17 st 0 lb)|