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Paddy McAllister

Paddy McAllister
Birth namePatrick Robert McAllister
Date of birth (1989-07-20) 20 July 1989 (age 30)
Place of birthLisburn, Northern Ireland
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight124 kg (19 st 7 lb)
SchoolThe Royal School, Armagh
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Gloucester
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Ballynahinch ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 14 April 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 Ireland U20 10 (0)
Correct as of 21 June 2009

Paddy McAllister (born 20 July 1989) is an Irish rugby union player who plays prop for Gloucester.

Paddy is a loose-head prop who joined the Ulster squad on a development contract at the start of the 2010-11 season after impressing in club rugby with Ballynahinch. He went on to make 22 appearances in that season, including 10 starts. He has appeared in Heineken Cup, Pro12, and Celtic League games since 2010.

He left Ulster in 2014, to join French club Aurillac in the Pro D2 during the 2014-15 season. On 29 January 2015, McAllister moved to England to join Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership from the 2015-16 season.[1]

McAllister is a devout Christian.[2]

On 15 January 2019, it was announced that McAllister had signed for Connacht at the beginning of the 2019–20 season.[3]


  1. ^ "Former Ulsterman Paddy McAllister signs for Gloucester". Belfast Telegraph. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Five Top Players on God's Rugby Squad". Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Connacht announce signing of prop Paddy McAllister ahead of 2019/20 Season". Connacht Rugby. Retrieved 16 January 2019.

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