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#Fronting Up

From The42 Healy 'annoyed' about scrum penalties as Ireland's forwards strive for more Fronting Up

Healy 'annoyed' about scrum penalties as Ireland's forwards strive for more

The Irish maul struggled to get going against Scotland last weekend.

From The42 Ulster fired up to shake perception they have 'a bit of a soft underbelly' Mental Edge

Ulster fired up to shake perception they have 'a bit of a soft underbelly'

Dan McFarland’s side have upfront and honest about their mental shortcomings in recent seasons.

From The42 Dillane keen for Connacht tempo against heavyweight Montpellier Fronting Up

Dillane keen for Connacht tempo against heavyweight Montpellier

The 26-year-old second row makes a timely return on Sunday in Galway.

From The42 Healy: 'It's a do or die game' Fronting Up

Healy: 'It's a do or die game'

Cian Healy says that Ireland are relishing the opportunity of taking on reigning World Cup champions New Zealand in their quarter-final on Saturday.

From The42 Analysis: How Ireland's forwards took Scotland apart in World Cup opener Fronting Up

Analysis: How Ireland's forwards took Scotland apart in World Cup opener

A superb set-piece and ruthless streak broke the Scots in Yokohama.

From The42 'It's a mistake that I'll probably play over in my head thousands of times' Fronting Up

'It's a mistake that I'll probably play over in my head thousands of times'

Jacob Stockdale has been overwhelmed by the support Ulster fans have shown him.

From The42 Ryan pairs up with Roux as Ireland look for 'variation' around ball-carriers Second Row

Ryan pairs up with Roux as Ireland look for 'variation' around ball-carriers

Ireland’s forwards were hammered in the tackle last weekend against England.

From The42 Ulster secure forwards coach Grant as Peel extends contract Addition

Ulster secure forwards coach Grant as Peel extends contract

The 31-year-old will join Dan McFarland’s coaching staff next season.

From The42 Leinster's pack bringing 'a spike' after tough lessons from Munster maul Upfront

Leinster's pack bringing 'a spike' after tough lessons from Munster maul

James Ryan and his team-mates have a point to prove against Wasps this weekend.

From The42 Is Ireland boss Martin O'Neill out of the running for the Stoke job? Fronting Up

Is Ireland boss Martin O'Neill out of the running for the Stoke job?

It has been confirmed that the manager will attend the annual Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland banquet tonight.

From The42 Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool's contentious penalty should not have been given Fronting Up

Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool's contentious penalty should not have been given

Everton’s Mason Holgate was penalised after Adam Lallana took a tumble in the box and James Milner subsequently opened the scoring.

From The42 Analysis: The defensive passage that drove the Lions to their Wellington win Big Hits

Analysis: The defensive passage that drove the Lions to their Wellington win

The likes of Jamie George, Jack McGrath, Maro Itoje and Kyle Sinckler all fronted up.

From The42 England captain Hartley working on tackle technique after hit on O'Brien Discipline

England captain Hartley working on tackle technique after hit on O'Brien

The Northampton hooker feels his red card and ban were down to technical shortcomings.

From The42 Irish descendent Ayerza and the Pumas are coming for Ireland's scrum Fronting Up

Irish descendent Ayerza and the Pumas are coming for Ireland's scrum

‘They haven’t dominated many teams. We’re planning to really take it to them.’

From The42 'Bittersweet' feeling for Foley as Munster's European season ends Pride

'Bittersweet' feeling for Foley as Munster's European season ends

The Munster head coach praised the ‘good character’ of his side during the win over Sale.

From The42 Early battles the key to Munster hopes in Toulon -- Horan Bring 'em On!

Early battles the key to Munster hopes in Toulon -- Horan

“Munster definitely don’t want to be chasing a game and trying to fix problems as they go.”

From The42 Demons: Five French failures that can be exorcised with a win in Paris Fronting Up

Demons: Five French failures that can be exorcised with a win in Paris

They say you never know which France will turn up. Well, whoever shows up to play Ireland in Paris they’re usually good enough to win.

From The42 'We've got a huge respect for them' - Leinster ready for Northampton Fronting Up

'We've got a huge respect for them' - Leinster ready for Northampton

Leinster scrum coach Greg Feek admits that the battle up front in Saturday’s Heineken Cup tie will be demanding.

From The42 ‘Less talk and more action’ for Ireland against the All Blacks Fronting Up

‘Less talk and more action’ for Ireland against the All Blacks

Ireland forwards coach John Plumtree says his pack has promised to do their talking on the pitch.

From The42 Australian front row a formidable unit, warns Mike Ross despite Lions mauling Fronting Up

Australian front row a formidable unit, warns Mike Ross despite Lions mauling

The Leinster prop has predicted a bright international future for teammate Jack McGrath.

From The42 Munster's front row as good as any other unit in the league boasts Penney Fronting Up

Munster's front row as good as any other unit in the league boasts Penney

The New Zealander is encouraged by the progress of the province’s home-grown talent.

From The42 Keane a doubt following training ground knock Captain's Run

Keane a doubt following training ground knock

Trap may have to plan without skipper Robbie Keane after the final session at Gannon Park before departure for Skopje this afternoon.

From The42 Gareth Thomas on Ellen: “I became the master of playing the straight man” Fronting Up

Gareth Thomas on Ellen: “I became the master of playing the straight man”

Former Wales rugby skipper tells American chat show giant how he came out.