# Hugo Keenan

# rugby incident
'As a fellow fullback, I feel for him' - Keenan accepted Steward apology
The Ireland fullback believes he was involved in an accidental collision with the England player.
This week
19th March 2023 - 23rd March 2023
# Awards
Irish trio make player of the Six Nations shortlist
Caelan Doris, Hugo Keenan and Mack Hansen in contention for award.
# Awards
Irish trio make player of the Six Nations shortlist
Caelan Doris, Hugo Keenan and Mack Hansen in contention for award.
Last month
February 2023
# World Class
Hugo Keenan couldn't be more deserving of his IRFU central contract
The 26-year-old has had an impressive rise to become a key player for Leinster and Ireland.
# Committed
Good news keeps coming for Ireland as Hugo Keenan signs three-year IRFU deal
The Leinster fullback will remain with the province until the end of the 2025/26 season.
# Caelan Doris
'They were academy lads when I came in' - From Leinster starlets to thriving for Ireland
Leinster senior coach Stuart Lancaster helped to oversee the progression of stars like Caelan Doris and Hugo Keenan.
# andy farrell
Keenan a beacon of calm amidst some of the chaos in Cardiff
The Ireland fullback covered well and won some big aerial battles.
This year
# Incumbent
Keenan remains a key man as Farrell's Ireland target a Six Nations title
The 26-year-old recalls visiting the Principality Stadium as a supporter back in 2015.
# Key Man
Quiet leader Keenan continues to find his voice at Leinster
The reliable fullback is set to win his 50th cap for the province this weekend.
# resilience
Leinster dig deep to make it 12 in a row at Ospreys
Hugo Keenan and Jimmy O’Brien scored twice in the space of four minutes in the second half.
Last year
# playmaker
Leinster set for Russell's 'full box of tricks' for Racing 92
Hugo Keenan is expecting a big challenge in the backfield this Saturday.
# a day to remember
'I was nervous about my first cap but the lads were so happy, they filled me with confidence'
Jimmy O’Brien and Hugo Keenan reflect on a superb team performance and win against South Africa.
# Sidelined
Leinster trio in race to feature for Ireland in November
Stuart Lancaster says Hugo Keenan, James Lowe and Jamison Gibson-Park should all be available for selection “at some point” next month.
# Injury Update
Leinster pair Keenan and Lowe to miss opening rounds of new URC season
Hooker James Tracy is also expected to be sidelined for up to four months following neck surgery.
# recharged
'You can't really let the highs be too high or the lows be too low'
Leinster fullback Hugo Keenan looks forward to the new season after a memorable summer with Ireland.
Analysis: POC's pack give perfect platform for Irish attack to shred the Kiwis
Josh van der Flier, Hugo Keenan, Robbie Henshaw, and Rob Herring all dotted down for Ireland.
# big game player
Tadhg Beirne went to a phenomenal place to help Ireland seal the series
The Munster man delivered some massive moments in the endgame.
# David slays Goliath
'We talked about creating history - to be the first Irish team to win here is really special'
Ireland became just the sixth team to beat the All Blacks on New Zealand soil on Saturday – they now want to be the first to win a series here in the professional era.
# Update
Leinster wait on Furlong, Sexton and Lowe ahead of semi-final date with Bulls
Hooker Rónan Kelleher has already been ruled out of Friday’s game at the RDS.
# late bloomer
'He said to my dad he thought I'd get 50 caps for Leinster. I thought he was mad'
Hugo Keenan reflects on a remarkable couple of seasons as he prepares for his first Heineken Champions Cup final.
# full package
'What Hugo is actually testament to, is that a lot of people are written off too early'
Late bloomer Hugo Keenan is now one of the first names on Leinster’s teamsheet.
# Ballplayers
'There's a bit of competition' - Lowry's rise drives Keenan to next level
Ireland assistant coach Mike Catt is pleased with their attacking development.
# Influence
'He was immense' - Hugo Keenan shines again for Ireland in Twickenham win
The 25-year-old continues to grow as a force in Test rugby.
# London Calling
'There's more in us' - Keenan says Ireland can hit another gear against England
Saturday’s Six Nations meeting in London will be the fullback’s first taste of a full Twickenham.
# keenan keen
'There's always going to be competition' - Keenan hoping to retain full-back berth against Italy
Andy Farrell may rotate his starting side for next week’s meeting with Italy, as Ulster’s Mike Lowry vies for Keenan’s position.
# Level Head
Key man Hugo Keenan has made Ireland's number 15 shirt his own
The 25-year-old has continued to improve in the 15 months since his debut.
# forecast
Rob Kearney: 'I'd expect a relatively comfortable win for Ireland in that first game'
Kearney has been impressed with Hugo Keenan’s rise at fullback.
# standouts
Keenan a 'stable presence' as four-try O'Brien shines for Leinster
The 25-year-old pair both impressed as Leinster took Bath apart in the Champions Cup.
All time
# more to come
'I don’t think we've reached our potential yet' - Keenan expects Leinster to hit stride in Europe
The province open their Champions Cup campaign against Bath at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
# skillset
20-metre passes and 50:22 kicks - Keenan is a key influence for Ireland
The Leinster fullback is one of the first names on Andy Farrell’s team sheet.
# Gamechanger
Will URC teams embrace the new 50:22 law?
Hugo Keenan, Felipe Contepomi and Rob Kearney offer their thoughts on the new law.
# New Challenge
Hugo Keenan hopes 'serious' South African sides can push Leinster on
The province play the Bulls at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
# brave blossoms
Keenan expects Ireland to 'have our hands full' against high-tempo Japan
The Leinster fullback is a keen admirer of the attacking talent in the Brave Blossoms squad.
# keen to impress
'I’m proud of what I’ve done, but there’s still so much more to be achieved'
Hugo Keenan is looking forward to a big summer of rugby, whether with Ireland or the Lions.
# Hat-trick star
Cullen tells Keenan to be ready in case of emergency call from Lions
The Leinster full-back scored a hat-trick in Leinster’s 50-21 win over Connacht on Saturday.
# Awards
Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year
Robbie Henshaw, Tadhg Furlong, Josh van der Flier and Hugo Keenan make the 15-strong list.
# Staying Put
Leinster confirm new contracts for 4 more players
David Hawkshaw, Hugo Keenan, Jack Conan and Scott Penny are all extending their stays with the province.
# second receiver
Leinster 15 Keenan's influence against Munster shows his growing skillset
The 24-year-old has been encouraged to get involved as a distributor.
# clinical
Keenan's try the pick of the bunch but Ireland's turnover attack is still flat
Attack coach Mike Catt will be pleased with Ireland’s efforts from lineout platforms.
# Near miss
Hugo Keenan: 'It was our accuracy that let us down'
Ireland full back picked some positives from his side’s 15-13 defeat to France.