The Irish giant himself, Conor Kindregan, born and raised in Athenry, Ireland. Conor has represented his country at the U18 level and was a member of the Connacht Academy from 2012-2014, and before that the Sub-Academy from 2007-2011.
In 2015 he played at the University of Limerick where he was also a track & field star and competitive sprinter. Alongside University sport, Kindregan also played club rugby for Cork Constitution, where he was a standout performer in Ireland’s highest level of club rugby, Irish AIL Division 1A. Kindregan was named the Ulster Bank League Player of the Year in 2016 and was selected to All-Ireland Club 1st XV in 2019 before linking up with the Free Jacks.
Kindregan signed his first contract with the Free Jacks in 2019, making his debut for the team in the Cara Cup against Connacht. Kindregan featured in each of the Free Jacks’ five Major League Rugby matches in 2020, earning a starting spot in the final three fixtures and scoring an important try against NOLA Gold. An imposing defender, Kindregan made double digit tackles in two of his three starts, and finished the season with a 92% tackle completion rate. Kindregan’s 13 dominant tackles made him the second highest dominant tackler across the league in the abbreviated 2020 season.
He was also part of The World Tens Series 2020 in Bermuda representing Rhino Rugby. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to get in the way of this Irish lock.