|Date of birth||26 March 1986|
Rob Kearney is one of the safest full backs under the high ball in the world. Since making his debut for Ireland in 2007 against Argentina his reputation has been gradually enhanced. He has now appeared for Ireland over 30 times and was one of the star performers in the 2009 British and Irish Lions series. Before 2011 he had never appeared in a RWC match.