Sean Cronin
Ireland
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Full name Sean M. Cronin
Born May 6, 1986, Limerick
Current age 29 years 122 days
Major teams Connacht, Edinburgh, Ireland A, Leinster, Ireland
Position Hooker
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 222 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2009-2015 45 8 37 10 2 0 0 0 26 17 2 60.00
Five/Six Nations 2010-2015 23 0 23 5 1 0 0 0 14 7 2 65.21
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 100.00

Career statistics
Test debut Ireland v Fiji at Dublin, Nov 21, 2009 match details
Last Test Ireland v Wales at Lansdowne Road, Aug 29, 2015 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list
Profile

Limerick born and a product of the Munster academy, Cronin emerged as an international quality hooker during a spell with Connacht. Having briefly represented his home province on a development deal and turned out for All-Ireland side Shannon, Cronin was snapped up by Connacht in 2008.

Blessed with a good turn of pace and a strong carrying game, he progressed from Ireland 'A' honours to full Test level with a debut against Fiji in 2009, a move he followed up with a first international start on tour to New Zealand in June 2010. In January 2011, Cronin announced that he would be leaving Connacht for their Irish rivals, Leinster.

Following an impressive end to the season, Cronin received a call-up to the Irish squad for the World Cup. He played twice in New Zealand, in the wins against Russia and Italy. After the World Cup he made his Leinster debut against Edinburgh and finished the season with 21 appearance in all competitions. In the Heineken Cup final win over Ulster he came off the bench to score one of four tries.

At the end of the 2011/12 season he was part of the Ireland squad that toured New Zealand and he came off the bench in two of the Tests. He continues to be a part of the Ireland squad and was included in the squad for the autumn international series.

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Fifteen Ireland internationals re-sign with Leinster (Apr 9, 2015) Irish and Welsh sides dominate Team of the Year (May 5, 2014) Leinster hopeful over key duo (Jan 18, 2012) Heineken Cup - Team of the Round (Jan 16, 2012) Cronin makes Leinster move (Jan 24, 2011) Sean Cronin news and articles (8) »
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Jan 6, 2014
Leinster's Sean Cronin throws a line-out under a rainbow in a training session
Leinster's Sean Cronin throws a line-out under a rainbow in a training session
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May 25, 2013
Leinster's Sean Cronin leads the celebrations
Leinster's Sean Cronin leads the celebrations
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Jan 19, 2013
Leinster's Sean Cronin awaits a pass
Leinster's Sean Cronin awaits a pass
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Dec 15, 2012
Leinster's Sean Cronin is halted by Sitiveni Sivivatu
Leinster's Sean Cronin is halted by Sitiveni Sivivatu
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