Paul Steinmetz

DOB: 26/01/1977
Place of Birth: Paraparaumu , N Zealand
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 88.18 kg
Position: Centre
Honours: New Zealand (1 caps)

Born in Paraparaumu, New Zealand, Paul Steinmetz arrived at Ravenhill in October 2003 having previously played Super 12 rugby for both the Hurricanes and the Highlanders.

Paul made an immediate impression on his arrival at Ulster Rugby and his Ulster debut was at a windswept Sportsground in Galway against Connacht in 2003. Despite having just completed a whole season of rugby in New Zealand, he played in every single Ulster match until his run of approx 55 consecutive matches was cut short after he broke his leg playing against the Borders at the end of the following March.  Although he has Scottish grandparents, Paul chose to represent his native New Zealand at international level and has one All-Black cap, won against Wales in 2002.

Paul is primarily a specialist inside centre, although as a talented midfield back he can also function at out-half and is a useful goal-kicker and Ulster have called on his services on a number of occasions. A constant in the Ulster team, winning 23 caps throughout the 2006/07 season Paul is one of the most affable characters in the squad and has signed a new contact ensuring he will be competing with Ulster Rugby until the end of the 2008/09 season.

Paul was named as "player/coach" at the start of the 2008/09 season, Paul will assume the role of backs coach.

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Ulster Playing History

Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
27/09/2008 Magners League Ospreys 43-0 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No
03/10/2008 Magners League Ulster Rugby 13-9 Edinburgh Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
11/10/2008 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 10-26 Stade Francais Paris No 0 0 0 0 No No
28/11/2008 Magners League Ulster Rugby 53-13 Connacht Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No
05/12/2008 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 26-16 Scarlets Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
12/12/2008 Heineken Cup Scarlets 16-16 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No
03/01/2009 Magners League Munster Rugby 11-37 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No
09/01/2009 Magners League Edinburgh Rugby 21-15 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No
17/01/2009 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 21-10 Harlequins No 0 0 0 0 No No
24/01/2009 Heineken Cup Stade Francais Paris 24-19 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
22/02/2009 Magners League Newport Gwent Dragons 26-16 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
16/11/2007 Heineken Cup CS Bourgoin-Jallieu 24-17 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
23/11/2007 Magners League Connacht Rugby 13-30 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
30/11/2007 Magners League Ulster Rugby 14-20 Edinburgh Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No
07/12/2007 Heineken Cup Ospreys 48-17 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
26/12/2007 Magners League Leinster Rugby 29-0 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
20/01/2008 Heineken Cup Gloucester Rugby 29-21 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
15/02/2008 Magners League Ulster Rugby 38-13 Newport Gwent Dragons Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
29/02/2008 Magners League Ulster Rugby 20-8 Llanelli Scarlets Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
02/09/2006 Magners League Ulster Rugby 31-16 Llanelli Scarlets Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
09/09/2006 Magners League Newport Gwent Dragons 25-32 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
15/09/2006 Magners League Edinburgh Rugby 20-15 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
22/09/2006 Magners League Ulster Rugby 43-7 Ospreys Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
30/09/2006 Magners League Munster Rugby 21-13 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
21/10/2006 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 30-3 Stade Toulousain Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
27/10/2006 Heineken Cup Llanelli Scarlets 21-15 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
03/11/2006 Magners League Ulster Rugby 32-8 Border Reivers Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
02/12/2006 Magners League Ulster Rugby 6-6 Leinster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
09/12/2006 Heineken Cup London Irish 29-13 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
15/12/2006 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 29-13 London Irish Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
26/12/2006 Magners League Ulster Rugby 20-10 Connacht Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
31/12/2006 Magners League Leinster Rugby 20-12 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
06/01/2007 Magners League Glasgow Warriors 8-19 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No 0
13/01/2007 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 11-35 Llanelli Scarlets Yes 0 0 1 0 No No 3
21/01/2007 Heineken Cup Stade Toulousain 28-13 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
27/01/2007 Magners League Ospreys 29-22 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 1 5 0 No No 17
16/02/2007 Magners League Ulster Rugby 14-7 Newport Gwent Dragons Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
03/03/2007 Magners League Llanelli Scarlets 17-11 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
23/03/2007 Magners League Ulster Rugby 21-24 Munster Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
20/04/2007 Magners League Cardiff Blues 20-17 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 2 1 0 No No 7
27/04/2007 Magners League Ulster Rugby 10-24 Glasgow Warriors Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
11/05/2007 Magners League Ulster Rugby 16-10 Edinburgh Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
09/09/2005 Celtic League Cardiff Blues 22-25 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
16/09/2005 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 30-23 Edinburgh Gunners Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
21/10/2005 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 27-0 Benetton Treviso No 0 0 0 0 No No 0
29/10/2005 Heineken Cup Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque 33-19 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No 0
04/11/2005 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 12-20 Neath-Swansea Ospreys Yes 0 0 4 0 No No 12
03/12/2005 Celtic League Munster Rugby 17-20 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
09/12/2005 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 19-10 Saracens Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
17/12/2005 Heineken Cup Saracens 18-10 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
26/12/2005 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 19-24 Leinster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
31/12/2005 Celtic League Connacht Rugby 22-12 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
13/01/2006 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 8-24 Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
21/01/2006 Heineken Cup Benetton Treviso 26-43 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 5 1 0 No No 13
27/01/2006 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 30-13 Llanelli Scarlets Yes 0 1 6 0 No No 20
17/02/2006 Celtic League Edinburgh Gunners 23-31 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
03/03/2006 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 27-3 Munster Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
25/03/2006 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 24-17 Newport Gwent Dragons Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
05/05/2006 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 26-17 Cardiff Blues Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
04/09/2004 Celtic League Edinburgh Rugby 16-17 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 1 No No 3
11/09/2004 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 15-26 Leinster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
08/10/2004 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 21-28 Newport Gwent Dragons Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
16/10/2004 Celtic League Glasgow Rugby 34-20 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
22/10/2004 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 21-16 Cardiff Blues Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
30/10/2004 Heineken Cup Gloucester Rugby 55-13 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
06/11/2004 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 3-24 Munster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
12/11/2004 Celtic League The Borders 19-20 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
19/11/2004 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 30-14 Cardiff Blues Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
28/11/2004 Celtic League Llanelli Scarlets 22-9 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
04/12/2004 Heineken Cup Stade Francais Paris 30-10 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No 0
11/12/2004 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 18-10 Stade Francais Paris No 0 0 0 0 No No 0
17/12/2004 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 36-34 Edinburgh Rugby Yes 1 2 1 0 No No 12
27/12/2004 Celtic League Leinster Rugby 9-8 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
01/01/2005 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 23-14 Connacht Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
07/01/2005 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 14-12 Gloucester Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
16/01/2005 Heineken Cup Cardiff Blues 16-12 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
21/01/2005 Celtic League Neath-Swansea Ospreys 22-21 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
18/02/2005 Celtic League Newport Gwent Dragons 13-11 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
04/03/2005 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 30-3 Glasgow Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
18/03/2005 Celtic League Munster Rugby 21-15 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
25/03/2005 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 17-13 The Borders Yes 0 2 0 0 No No 4
08/04/2005 Celtic League Cardiff Blues 22-8 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
15/04/2005 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 16-3 Llanelli Scarlets Yes 1 1 3 0 No No 16
30/04/2005 Celtic Cup Neath-Swansea Ospreys 23-16 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
08/11/2003 Celtic League Connacht Rugby 31-20 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No 0
14/11/2003 Celtic Cup Glasgow Rugby 13-20 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
28/11/2003 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 46-5 The Borders Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
07/12/2003 Heineken Cup Newport Gwent Dragons 24-15 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
12/12/2003 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 22-20 Stade Francais Paris Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
20/12/2003 Celtic Cup Edinburgh Rugby 21-27 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
02/01/2004 Celtic League Leinster Rugby 32-30 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
11/01/2004 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 33-0 Leicester Tigers Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
17/01/2004 Heineken Cup Leicester Tigers 49-7 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
24/01/2004 Heineken Cup Stade Francais Paris 13-10 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
30/01/2004 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 22-0 Newport Gwent Dragons Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
06/02/2004 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 10-9 Llanelli Scarlets Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
13/02/2004 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 31-19 Neath-Swansea Ospreys Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
20/02/2004 Celtic League Glasgow Rugby 27-25 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
28/02/2004 Celtic League Newport Gwent Dragons 27-19 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
05/03/2004 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 36-13 Munster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
12/03/2004 Celtic League Celtic Warriors 0-28 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
26/03/2004 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 37-0 Edinburgh Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
03/04/2004 Celtic League Cardiff Blues 19-15 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
16/04/2004 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 42-27 Connacht Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
30/04/2004 Celtic League The Borders 15-19 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
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