NAME: Bruce ......

POSITION: Flyhalf

AGE: 22

HEIGHT: 193cm

WEIGHT: 93kg

BIRTH PLACE: N/A

SEEKING: Professional or Semi-Pro Contract

AVAILABILITY: Available

PASSPORTS:

United Kingdom

MARITAL STATUS: Single

Personal Overview

Honours:

- Ulster Rugby Underage u16-u19

- Ireland u18 (2016+2017, Captain in 2017)

- Ireland u19 (2018)

- Ireland u20 Extended Squad (2019)

- Ulster Rugby ‘A’ Team (2018-2020, 20 caps)

- Ulster Rugby 1st XV (2018 + 2019, 1 cap + 1 non-capped appearance)

Playing Career

I joined Ballymena Academy in 2011 and immediately started playing rugby playing through all the age groups. I played 1st XV rugby for 3 years, while also being selected for Ulster Rugby underage teams from 2015 onwards. In my first year of 1st XV rugby, I was picked for the Ireland u18 team, playing a year young. I was selected to play for Ireland u18 again the following year, being named captain of the team which won the tri nations tournament. In my final year of school I was selected for Ireland u19 to play in a series against France, in the second game I partially captained the team due to the selected captain being injured. I was given a contract straight out of school to join the Ulster Rugby Academy, 6 months later I then made my debut for Ulster Rugby against Leinster. I then went on to play numerous ‘A’ games for Ulster in the Celtic Cup and also in many inter-provincial games.  

Skills

My kicking ability is my point of difference compared to other players, my goal kicking percentage over the past years is over 85% showing that I am a reliable goal kicker. My general kicking game is also a stand out with a large boot, to help put my team in the correct positions. I believe I am a highly skilled player with Run, Pass and kick threats when I have the ball. My game management and decision making is also a strength, playing in high pressure and high quality games has helped me grow this. I have a great pass off both hands, and back myself with whatever decision I make. I am a natural leader on and off the field to help my team in any situation. A skill I have focused on over the last few years has been my defence, I now feel my defence is at a great standard and believe it is a strength of my game using my size to my advantage. I have a growth mindset and I am always open to learning and listening to different advice from any coach or player.

Education

A-Levels - Media Studies, Sport Science and Construction

GCSE's - Mathematics, English Language, Media Studies, Biology, Chemistry, P.E, French, Spanish and History.

Contact Details

Contact Number: +447935063059

Email: brucehouston10@hotmail.com

My contract with Ulster Rugby expired in Jan 2021, and now looking for new opportunities elsewhere! Please get in touch if interested.

Previous Clubs

  • 2016 - Ballymena Academy 1st XV
  • 2018 - Ballymena RFC
  • 2019 - Banbridge RFC
  • 2018 - Ulster Rugby Academy
  • 2016 - Ireland u18
  • 2017 - Ireland u18
  • 2018 - Ireland u19
  • 2018 - Ireland u20 (Extended Squad)
  • 2018 - Ulster Rugby 'A' Team
  • 2019 - Ulster Rugby 1st XV

Coaching References

Aiden McNulty

Tel: +447490090903

Email: Aiden.mcnulty@ulsterrugby.com

 

Kieran Campbell

Tel: +447788274153

Email: Kieran.Campbell@ulsterrugby.com

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