Dave Kilcoyne reaches milestone 150th cap for Munster

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent

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Dave Kilcoyne reaches milestone 150th cap for Munster

Dave Kilcoyne made his 150th appearance for Munster last weekend

PROP Dave Kilcoyne marked his 150th Munster appearance with a Man of the Match performance and his 20th try for the province against Southern Kings in South Africa on Saturday night.

Limerick prop Kilcoyne reached the milestone just over six years after making his senior debut against Connacht as a Greencore Munster Rugby Academy player in December 2011 at Thomond Park.

The UL-Bohs clubman man joined the Academy in 2010 and progressed quickly through the ranks. 2012 was a breakthrough year for the former Ardscoil Rís student as Kilcoyne won the British & Irish Cup with Munster A in April, moved up to a senior contract in the summer, made his Heineken Cup debut away to Racing in October and earned his first Ireland cap against South Africa in November.

The 29-year-old has continued his impressive run since and has already featured 19 times for Munster this season.

To date, Kilcoyne has earned 22 Ireland caps and is set to make his 151st Munster appearance against the Cheetahs in the Guinness Pro14 in Bloemfontein on this Friday night, 6.35pm Irish time, live on Sky Sports.