Did you know that a future in Irish Rugby could be yours? If you are based outside of Ireland, and are Irish qualified, why not follow in the footsteps of Sam Arnold or Kieran Marmion?

The Irish Exiles are holding regional days across the UK for players born in ’99, 2000 or ’01. This is an introduction to IRFU Exiles rugby and we would like to invite any eligible players down to enjoy the days.
Keiran Marmion, current Connacht scrum half, advanced through the IRFU Exiles programme. Marmion was called up for the Ireland Under 20 squad in 2011, which he credits to his involvement with the Exiles, ‘The IRFU Exiles gave me a great opportunity to take my career to another level. I enjoyed pulling on the Exiles jersey whenever possible as it was a chance to be seen
The purpose of our screening days is primarily player identification & development and consists of training sessions and matches. Players identified at the sessions will be invited to play in the IRFU Exiles Inter-Regional Championship, with some players being invited to attend the IRFU Exiles National Assessment Camp, and potentially moving on to play for the Provinces in Ireland.  A potential full international appearance is then only a short step away. 

Talent identification officer Wayne Mitchell believes the regional programme provides a great opportunity for any Irish qualified players based in the UK to come and showcase their potential talent. The opportunity to put on a green Ireland international jersey is a reality and for some players in attendance it is only a few months away!
Lunch and refreshments are provided on the day at no cost and the boys will be coached by some of the finest Irish coaches. So why not register now for any one of our 5 regional days coming up over the UK. Days usually begin at 10am and are finished by approx. 4pm. A full detailed pack will be sent to all registered players prior to regional days.


24th October 2016 – Blackheath FC (London)
25th October 2016 – Loughborough University (Midlands)
26th October 2016 – Burnagh RFC (Manchester)
27th October 2016 SGS Filton College (Bristol)
28th October 2016 – Richmond RFC (London)

To register for the IRFU Regionals please click here and fill in the form.

If you would like any further information regarding the days or our regional programme please do not hesitate to contact Charley Mitten at Charley.Mitten@IRFU.ie