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Lee Byrne

Lee Byrne is a former international rugby union player who won 46 caps for Wales and one for the British and Irish Lions. He signed his first professional contract with the Scarlets at 22, at the onset of regional rugby in Wales. He’d previously played as an amateur with Bridgend Athletic and Tondu, while working on building sites and in warehouses. He won a Celtic League Title with the Scarlets in 2004 and in 2006 he joined the Ospreys, where he added another two domestic titles and the Anglo-Welsh Cup in 2008. It was while with the Ospreys that he played his best rugby for Wales, featuring in the Grand Slam-winning campaign of 2008. The following summer he was selected for the British and Irish Lions’ tour of South Africa, where he played in the first test before having to return home with an injury. He played his final match for Wales in the Rugby World Cup in 2011, before signing a three year deal with French club Clermont Auvergne. During his time in France, he played in the Heineken Cup Final, with Clermont losing narrowly to Toulon. He joined the Dragons in 2014, before being forced to retire from the game due to injury in 2015. Lee now runs rugby camps for young players, and pursues a number of business interests. He is also an ambassador for Tomorrow’s Generation, a dyslexia charity based in Cardiff.


The Byrne Identity

- Lee Byrne