Story of: Robbie Henshaw

Born about 1993, Robbie Henshaw went on to become an Irish rugby player in international games. He played as a center initially after which he played as fullback. He continues to be part of the Leinster team in Pro12 and part of international games where Ireland participates.

His early life was spent in Coosan though he was born in Athlone. He went to Marist College and was inducted in Buccaneers under 19. With this team he participated in several matches such as the Connacht League and Cup, All Ireland League and others. He became captain of the school team in 2012. That year the team won the Connacht Senior Schools Cup for the first time.

He also played Gaelic football in his early years. He made it to the Athlone team for seniors by the age of 18 while 2010 and 2011 saw him play for the Westmeath minor team. His early induction in the games comes from the fact that his family has sports professionals who are associated with the GAA. His family has musical talent as well; as a result Henshaw is trained in several musical instruments as well.

He received a cap for senior team Connacht in the year 2012. In Pro12 he had a total of 17 appearances. He played fullback for the most part of the season 2013, especially in the game against Edinburgh when scored in the first try itself. He played at the European level for the 2012 to 2013 Heineken Cup. This was a senior contract that he signed on and continued with till the end of 2014-2015 season.

From then onwards he was more part of the national team than for the provincial one, Connacht. He joined the Leinster Rugby by the 2015-16 season though; in May 2016 he was part of the Connacht team when they won the Pro12 trophy which was their major win.

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