HENSHAW AND BEALHAM IN IRELAND RWC SQUADBuccaneers duo Robbie Henshaw and Finlay Bealham have been named in Ireland’s 33 man squad for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Head Coach Andy Farrell’s squad departed on Thursday for France where their base camp will be in Tours. This is a great honour for the players and, of course, also for the midlands club based at Dubarry Park.
Athlonian Robbie has 65 senior caps, a figure that could be quite higher but for injuries. He has also 3 caps with the British & Irish Lions with whom he toured to New Zealand and South Africa. The 31-year-old centre has scored 10 tries for Ireland. Henshaw gained international recognition while playing with Connacht with whom he won the PRO12 title, defeating his current province Leinster in the final.
32-year-old Bealham was born in Canberra, Australia, and moved to Ireland in 2010. Irish qualified, he too progressed to the international stage by virtue of his performances for Connacht. The prop, who has also represented the Barbarians, has scored 3 tries in his 15 Ireland appearances.
We wish Robbie, Finlay and their teammates, management and support staff that includes Action Physio brothers Keith and Robbie Fox a highly successful RWC campaign. Carpe Diem, guys!