Hailing from Limerick, son of Young Munster legend Ger Earls, Keith has blazed a trail of sensational performances since bursting onto the scene for Munster back in 2007.
With pace, strength, fast feet and hands, Earls has become a standout player for both province and country and joined the ranks of Irish internationals to tour with the British and Irish Lions (2009).
In recent times Earls has moved from his position on the wing into the centre and has established himself as the successor to Brian O’Driscoll in that position. In typical Earls fashion, being compared against O’Driscoll at no.13 has only led Keith to deliver stellar performances during Ireland’s 6 Nations and World Cup campaigns of 2012.
Already a winner of the Triple Crown, Heineken Cup, 6 Nations and Magners League, Keith has the potential to be own of Ireland’s true greats in the sport.
Injuries during 2014 saw the better part of the season lost to the versatile Munster man. One positive was the signing of a two year extension with the province that will see him in red until June 2016.
2015 saw Earls return, fitter, faster and stronger than ever. Having missed Ireland’s 2014 6 Nations championship victory he played a key role in Ireland’s defense of the title in 2015. Selected for the 2015 World Cup, Earls scored 2 tries in his Man-of-the-Match performance against Romania. A further try against Italy saw him overtake Irish legend Brian O’Driscoll as Ireland’s all time highest World Cup try scorer.