Pic: Cian Healy and Cathal Pendred look a lot different now than when they won the Leinster Senior Cup in 2005 4 years ago

Pic: Cian Healy and Cathal Pendred look a lot different now than when they won the Leinster Senior Cup in 2005

Well Pendred does anyway; Healy hasn’t changed that much at all.

The former Belvedere students took a nostalgic trip down memory lane on Twitter earlier, remembering their days as major players in the hotbed of competitive schools rugby that is the Leinster Senior Cup, which Healy and Pendred won as part of the Belvedere side that defeated Blackrock College in 2005.

Knowing where Pendred has got to in his burgeoning MMA career today, it’s hard to imagine him as the powerful back-row forward he was almost a decade ago and it’s even harder to believe that he actually had a full head of hair back then; just look at the handsome devil...

 

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Modest to a fault, Pendred reckons that both men are a lot better looking now than they were back in the day but while that might be up for debate (we'll leave that to you ladies) let’s just hope we see the pair of them lifting more trophies (or belts in Pendred’s case) in the near future.