Rory was a product of Clongowes Wood College and College of Marketing in Dublin.
He joined Lansdowne in 1977/78 and won Leinster Senior Cup medals in 1980 and Leinster Senior Cup and League medals in 1981 and 1986.
He played with Munster in 1980 but threw in his lot with Leinster from 1981 onwards when he moved to Dublin. He had a great turn of speed and an incisive swerve and side step and made a big contribution to Lansdowne.
He won an Ireland ‘B’ cap against Scotland in 1983 before winning a full Irish cap against France the following year.
First cap v France 21/1/1984
Last cap v France 21/3/1985