Fullback
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
RDJ Kearney 2008-2018 75 42 8 1 0 0 41 31 3 56.66
GT Dempsey 1999-2008 59 75 15 0 0 0 39 20 0 66.10
TJ Kiernan 1960-1973 54 158 2 26 31 2 23 24 7 49.07
GEA Murphy 2000-2011 39 73 13 1 1 1 25 14 0 64.10
HP MacNeill 1981-1988 36 42 9 0 1 1 14 21 1 40.27
CMP O'Shea 1993-2000 34 44 6 1 3 1 12 21 1 36.76
WE Crawford 1920-1927 30 18 0 6 2 0 12 17 1 41.66
JE Staples 1991-1997 26 25 5 2 0 0 6 19 1 25.00
AH Ensor 1973-1978 22 31 1 0 9 0 7 13 2 36.36

Wing
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
TJ Bowe 2004-2015 67 150 30 0 0 0 38 27 2 58.20
DA Hickie 1997-2007 62 145 29 0 0 0 40 22 0 64.51
SP Horgan 2000-2009 51 100 20 0 0 0 31 19 1 61.76
AD Trimble 2006-2016 49 60 12 0 0 0 27 20 2 57.14
KG Earls 2009-2018 46 105 21 0 0 0 29 15 2 65.21
KD Crossan 1982-1992 41 48 12 0 0 0 17 23 1 42.68
SP Geoghegan 1991-1996 37 51 11 0 0 0 12 23 2 35.13
TM Ringland 1981-1988 34 36 9 0 0 0 14 19 1 42.64
RM Wallace 1992-1998 28 23 5 0 0 0 9 18 1 33.92

Centre
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
BG O'Driscoll 1999-2014 132 242 46 0 0 4 79 51 2 60.60
GW D'Arcy 2004-2015 73 30 6 0 0 0 44 28 1 60.95
KM Maggs 1997-2005 55 60 12 0 0 0 28 26 1 51.81
BJ Mullin 1984-1995 55 72 17 1 0 0 19 35 1 35.45
CMH Gibson 1969-1979 40 76 8 7 11 0 17 18 5 48.75
GV Stephenson 1920-1930 37 79 13 11 6 0 17 19 1 47.29
NJ Henderson 1949-1958 35 48 3 0 12 1 16 15 4 51.42
MJ Kiernan 1982-1991 34 251 6 34 47 6 16 17 1 48.52
R Henshaw 2014-2018 32 20 4 0 0 0 20 11 1 64.06
JC Bell 1994-2003 27 30 6 0 0 0 11 16 0 40.74

Fly-half
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
RJR O'Gara 2000-2011 87 997 14 162 188 13 53 33 1 61.49
JJ Sexton 2009-2018 67 705 9 87 158 4 41 24 2 62.68
JW Kyle 1947-1958 46 24 7 0 0 1 23 19 4 54.34
DG Humphreys 1996-2005 44 498 4 68 106 8 23 20 1 53.40
EP Elwood 1993-1999 31 287 0 40 67 2 13 17 1 43.54
EO Davy 1925-1934 27 23 5 0 0 2 15 11 1 57.40
PM Dean 1981-1989 26 19 4 0 0 1 10 15 1 40.38
CMH Gibson 1964-1977 25 36 1 0 5 6 12 10 3 54.00
BJ McGann 1969-1976 25 72 1 3 15 6 11 11 3 50.00
RA Lloyd 1910-1920 19 75 2 16 3 7 8 10 1 44.73

Scrum-half
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
PA Stringer 2000-2010 81 25 5 0 0 0 56 24 1 69.75
GC Murray 2011-2018 62 69 12 0 3 0 36 23 3 60.48
MT Bradley 1984-1995 40 21 5 0 0 0 15 23 2 40.00
M Sugden 1925-1931 28 9 3 0 0 0 16 10 2 60.71
EGE Reddan 2007-2015 26 10 2 0 0 0 12 14 0 46.15
RM Young 1965-1971 26 3 1 0 0 0 13 9 4 57.69
JJ Moloney 1972-1978 23 16 4 0 0 0 10 10 3 50.00
AA Mulligan 1956-1961 22 0 0 0 0 0 6 16 0 27.27
JA O'Meara 1951-1958 22 6 2 0 0 0 10 9 3 52.27

Prop
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
JJ Hayes 2000-2010 99 10 2 0 0 0 63 34 2 64.64
CEJ Healy 2009-2018 61 20 4 0 0 0 34 24 3 58.19
MA Ross 2009-2016 59 0 0 0 0 0 35 22 2 61.01
PA Orr 1976-1987 58 0 0 0 0 0 20 35 3 37.06
PMN Clohessy 1993-2002 49 20 4 0 0 0 23 25 1 47.95
MJ Horan 2002-2009 48 25 5 0 0 0 32 16 0 66.66
NJ Popplewell 1989-1997 46 13 3 0 0 0 15 30 1 33.69
R Corrigan 1997-2006 40 0 0 0 0 0 23 17 0 57.50
RJ McLoughlin 1962-1975 40 4 1 0 0 0 16 17 7 48.75
JS Millar 1958-1970 37 0 0 0 0 0 12 22 3 36.48

Hooker
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
RD Best 2006-2018 90 40 8 0 0 0 53 34 3 60.55
KGM Wood 1994-2003 55 75 15 0 0 0 20 34 1 37.27
KW Kennedy 1965-1975 45 0 0 0 0 0 23 15 7 58.88
JS Byrne 2002-2005 31 15 3 0 0 0 22 9 0 70.96
TJ Kingston 1987-1996 28 8 2 0 0 0 12 15 1 44.64
AR Dawson 1958-1964 27 3 1 0 0 0 7 18 2 29.62
CF Fitzgerald 1979-1986 25 4 1 0 0 0 13 11 1 54.00
JP Flannery 2006-2011 25 10 2 0 0 0 13 11 1 54.00
KD Mullen 1947-1952 25 0 0 0 0 0 15 8 2 64.00
SJ Smith 1988-1993 25 8 2 0 0 0 4 20 1 18.00

Lock
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
PJ O'Connell 2002-2015 99 40 8 0 0 0 62 35 2 63.63
ME O'Kelly 1997-2008 80 40 8 0 0 0 44 36 0 55.00
DF O'Callaghan 2004-2013 67 0 0 0 0 0 37 28 2 56.71
WJ McBride 1962-1975 63 4 1 0 0 0 28 25 10 52.38
DG Lenihan 1981-1992 52 4 1 0 0 0 21 30 1 41.34
MI Keane 1974-1984 51 4 1 0 0 0 17 30 4 37.25
D Toner 2010-2018 49 10 2 0 0 0 35 13 1 72.44
PS Johns 1990-2000 40 10 2 0 0 0 14 26 0 35.00
MJ Galwey 1991-2002 35 10 2 0 0 0 15 17 3 47.14
WA Mulcahy 1958-1965 35 0 0 0 0 0 10 22 3 32.85

Flanker
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
DP Wallace 2000-2011 65 50 10 0 0 0 39 25 1 60.76
JF Slattery 1970-1984 61 12 3 0 0 0 24 30 7 45.08
SH Easterby 2000-2008 57 35 7 0 0 0 37 19 1 65.78
SK O'Brien 2010-2017 43 25 5 0 0 0 20 21 2 48.83
NAA Murphy 1958-1969 41 15 5 0 0 0 16 23 2 41.46
PJ O'Mahony 2012-2018 40 5 1 0 0 0 27 12 1 68.75
PM Matthews 1984-1992 38 16 4 0 0 0 12 24 2 34.21
JD Clinch 1923-1931 30 0 0 0 0 0 16 12 2 56.66
S Ferris 2006-2012 29 10 2 0 0 0 18 9 2 65.51

No. 8
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
JPR Heaslip 2006-2017 91 60 12 0 0 0 47 40 4 53.84
AG Foley 1996-2005 53 20 4 0 0 0 34 18 1 65.09
WP Duggan 1975-1984 39 4 1 0 0 0 11 28 0 28.20
DP Leamy 2005-2011 29 5 1 0 0 0 18 11 0 62.06
GR Beamish 1925-1933 25 0 0 0 0 0 12 11 2 52.00
JAE Siggins 1931-1937 24 12 1 0 3 0 11 13 0 45.83
VCP Costello 1996-2003 20 15 3 0 0 0 8 12 0 40.00
DJ O'Brien 1948-1952 20 3 1 0 0 0 12 6 2 65.00
BF Robinson 1991-1993 18 25 6 0 0 0 4 13 1 25.00
KG Goodall 1967-1970 16 6 2 0 0 0 10 4 2 68.75

Substitute (excluding unused substitute)
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
SM Cronin 2009-2018 53 20 4 0 0 0 33 17 3 65.09
EGE Reddan 2006-2016 45 0 0 0 0 0 22 21 2 51.11
RJR O'Gara 2000-2013 41 86 2 14 14 2 20 19 2 51.21
DG Humphreys 1997-2005 28 62 2 20 4 0 14 14 0 50.00
DF O'Callaghan 2003-2013 27 5 1 0 0 0 16 10 1 61.11
TG Court 2009-2013 24 5 1 0 0 0 13 10 1 56.25
IL Madigan 2013-2016 24 49 2 9 7 0 14 8 2 62.50
RD Best 2005-2015 21 5 1 0 0 0 12 9 0 57.14
WG Easterby 2000-2005 21 10 2 0 0 0 18 2 1 88.09
DC Ryan 2008-2016 21 0 0 0 0 0 9 10 2 47.61

Only includes matches where the player starts in the respective position, and excludes matches as a substitute

Records include the following current or recent matches:
Ireland v Russia at Kobe, Rugby World Cup, Oct 3, 2019 [0-0]
Ireland v Scotland at Yokohama, Rugby World Cup, Sep 22, 2019 [0-0]
Ireland v Wales at Lansdowne Road, 2nd Test, Sep 7, 2019 [0-0]