NAME: Cathal Forde

DOB: 11/04/2001

POSITION: Out-half / Centre

DEBUT: v Glasgow Warriors, January 2022

Galway-born Cathal Forde can cover the 10 or 12 positions and steps up to the Connacht senior squad after working his way through the academy.

A former Ireland U20 international, he made his debut during the 2021/22 campaign against Glasgow, before earning a second appearance from the bench the following week against Ulster.

The 21-year-old has represented Galway Corinthians at club level.