Keith Wood

Rugby Player

Keith Wood was born in County Clare, Munster, Ireland on January 27th, 1972 and is the Rugby Player. At the age of 52, Keith Wood biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 27, 1972
Place of Birth
County Clare, Munster, Ireland
52 years old
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Entrepreneur, Hurler, Journalist, Rugby Union Player
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Keith Wood Life

Keith Wood (born 27 January 1972) is an Irish former international rugby union footballer who competed for Ireland, the Lions, Garryowen, Harlequins, and Munster. Because of his bald head, he was dubbed 'The Raging Potato.'

Due to his similarity to a character from The Addams Family, he was also known as 'Uncle Fester.'

Wood has been voted the best hooker in rugby union during his time as president of the United Kingdom and one of the top hookers in the history of rugby union.

Early life

Wood was born in Killaloe, County Clare, and educated at St Munchin's College, Limerick, in Killaloe. Gordon Wood, his father, has played prop 29 times for Ireland.

Personal life

Wood used to play hurling and was a member of the Clare GAA team that defeated Nenagh Co-op hurling tournament 1988. Wood & Bell, Wood & Bell's business partner Malcolm Bell, opened a café and restaurant on the main street in his native Killaloe in 2018.


Keith Wood Career

Club career

Wood started his career with Garryowen who he helped to All Ireland titles in 1992 and 1994 before moving to Harlequins. He returned to play with Munster in the 1999–2000 season and played in the European Rugby Cup final that Munster lost to Northampton Saints 9-8 in Twickenham Stadium before returning to Harlequins.

International career

Wood made his international debut in 1994 against Australia. He was capped 58 times for Ireland and five times for the Lions. Never the most accurate player in the set piece his real strength was in leadership and open play where he dominated the world XV's hooker spot.

He played on the 1997 and 2001 Lions tours, and was the inaugural winner of the IRB International Player of the Year award in 2001. He played a part in the Lions' 2-1 series victory over the Springboks in 1997. Wood captained Ireland.

He scored four tries in one game in the 1999 World Cup, in the pool stage against the USA. Ireland were later eliminated from the tournament when they lost to Argentina in the quarter-final play-off.

Wood retired from playing after the 2003 World Cup. He was succeeded as Ireland captain by Brian O'Driscoll.


Ireland's Dan Sheehan is crossing the try line for fun with nine in his first 24 caps and - England beware - Andy Farrell's Grand Slam chasers have only lost TWO of 40 line-outs on his throw!, March 5, 2024
ALEX BYWATER: Keith Wood's reaction when asked to identify the new Ireland incumbent Dan Sheehan is particularly striking. He was certainly the first to reimagine the hooker role. I'm keen to discuss Dan because of his age and what I've seen from him, I'm sure he's the best I've seen anywhere,' Wood said. Any remark. Wood, the first World Rugby player of the year in 2001, was a force of nature for Ireland and the British & Irish Lions with No. 2 on his back. Wood took things to a whole new level in a situation that had traditionally only concentrated on hooking the ball at the scrum and throwing it into the line-out.