Kieran Roche is one of the most experienced members of the current London Irish squad having made 148 appearances since joining the club in 2003 from Saracens.
Portsmouth-born Kieran is a formidable lock forward who, together with Bob Casey and Nick Kennedy, has turned the London Irish lineout into one of the best in the Premiership.
He is also able to hold his own in the back row and it was this versatility that saw him feature in all but five of last season's fixtures, even scoring a try in his 27 appearances. It is now just a matter of time before he makes an historic 150th appearance for the Exiles.
Kieran has represented England at Under 19, Under 21, Students, Sevens and Saxons levels. He has also played for the Barbarians. He is a graduate of Loughborough University in Sports Science and was London Irish Players' Player of the Season in 2006.
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|Weight:||110kgs / 17st 5lbs|
|Height:||201cm / 6ft 7ins|
|Date of Birth:||03/05/1979|
|Place of Birth:||Portsmouth, Hampshire|
|Former Clubs:||, Rugby, Saracens|
|Representative Honours:||England 7s, England A, England U19, England U21|
|Heroes:||Ryan Strudwick, Michael Jordan|
|Awards:||London Irish Players Player of the Season 2005-06|
|Favourite Holiday Destination:||Disneyworld|
|Currently on your iPOD:||Linkin Park, Metallica|
|Any pets?:||Two cats|
|Favourite Match:||Wasps away 05/06|
|Kieran's Club Stats:||This Season||Club Total|