It’s been an incredible rise for the Birr man.
Jack Regan is to start for The Highlanders opening Super Rugby fixture on Friday.
They take on the Crusaders who will feature several New Zealand Internationals including the Barrett brothers.
It has been an incredible rise for the 23-year-old per block who who moved down under after being released by Ulster last year.
He had an incredible season with Otago in the Mitre10 cup. That led to him being called in to train with the Highlanders and he hasn’t looked back since the new year.
Regan started both their pre season fixtures and now takes his place in the engine room of the pack, alongside Josh Dickson.
You can watch the Birr man from 6:05am Irish time this Friday.