|Birth name||Thomas Joseph Kiernan|
|Date of birth||(1939-01-07) January 7, 1939 (age 80)|
|Place of birth||Cork, Ireland|
|Notable relative(s)||Mike Kiernan (nephew)|
|Rugby union career|
Thomas Joseph Kiernan (born 7 January 1939) is a former Ireland international rugby union player. He won 54 caps for Ireland as a full-back between 1960 and 1973 and captained his country 24 times. At the time of his retirement he was Ireland's most-capped player, most experienced captain, and record scorer in international with 158 points. He captained the 1968 British Lions tour to South Africa, playing in all four internationals against South Africa. His nephew, Mike Kiernan, also played for Ireland and the Lions. Tom was also the Munster team coach for their famous victory over the All Blacks in 1978.
| Irish national rugby coach
Willie John McBride
H. R. McKibbon
|To the First World War|
|To the Second World War|
|To the professional era|
|To the present day|
Note 1: Robert Seddon died on tour after a boating accident, Andrew Stoddart, became captain for the remainder of the tour.
Note 2: Matthew Mullineux decided that after losing the first test that he should withdraw from further test matches, handing on field captaincy to Frank Stout, but remained tour captain.