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Murray strives to keep number nine shirt as Biggar battles to lead from 10
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Murray strives to keep number nine shirt as Biggar battles to lead from 10

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 3:04 PM 16,150 Views 9 Comments

Owen Farrell can’t be discounted as a key man in this Lions squad.

Sexton and Murray set to be back from injury for Ireland's clash with Italy
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Sexton and Murray set to be back from injury for Ireland's clash with Italy

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 8:00 AM 19,970 Views 70 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell stressed the need for Ireland to make sure of a win in Rome.

Ireland's new-look combinations learn about top-level Test rugby in Twickenham
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Ireland's new-look combinations learn about top-level Test rugby in Twickenham

Nov 23rd 2020, 7:41 AM 10,140 Views 15 Comments

The inexperienced halfback pairing didn’t get anything like an armchair ride.

Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack
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Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack

Oct 30th 2020, 11:45 AM 8,390 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Antoine Dupont is a major threat to Andy Farrell’s Ireland.

Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations
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Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations

Jan 24th 2020, 8:15 PM 36,783 Views 63 Comments

Conor Murray is under pressure from John Cooney and Luke McGrath at scrum-half.

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays
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Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays

Oct 23rd 2019, 12:09 PM 19,666 Views 5 Comments

The South Africa and Wales scrum-halves are small players but often make a big impact without the ball.

'Those two guys are not the reason we lost' - Schmidt on Sexton and Murray
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'Those two guys are not the reason we lost' - Schmidt on Sexton and Murray

Mar 16th 2019, 7:02 PM 24,414 Views 103 Comments

The Ireland boss only replaced his starting halfbacks in the closing 10 minutes in Cardiff.

Sexton 'angry' and Murray 'frustrated' after stuttering Ireland display
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Sexton 'angry' and Murray 'frustrated' after stuttering Ireland display

Feb 24th 2019, 8:30 PM 31,344 Views 80 Comments

Joe Schmidt warned that ‘there’s a real danger when you start trying too hard.’

Precious opportunity for Carbery and McGrath shows they're still learning
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Precious opportunity for Carbery and McGrath shows they're still learning

Nov 5th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,115 Views 10 Comments

Joe Schmidt felt his halfbacks played ‘a little bit conservatively’ in the first half in Chicago.

McGrath and 'fierce competitor' Carbery to run the Ireland show
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McGrath and 'fierce competitor' Carbery to run the Ireland show

Nov 2nd 2018, 12:30 PM 26,619 Views 10 Comments

Joe Schmidt is keen to see his halfbacks and others stand up against Italy tomorrow.

Two of Warren Gatland's key Lions finally pair up on Saturday
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Two of Warren Gatland's key Lions finally pair up on Saturday

Jun 8th 2017, 10:00 PM 9,443 Views 5 Comments

Conor Murray and Owen Farrell start in the halfbacks against the Crusaders.

World-class Murray and Sexton underline their importance to Ireland
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World-class Murray and Sexton underline their importance to Ireland

Nov 10th 2014, 8:13 AM 18,254 Views 42 Comments

Numbers nine and 10 were at their very best as Ireland saw off the Springboks in Dublin.

Australia drop Beale as Waratahs halfback duo Phipps and Foley start
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Australia drop Beale as Waratahs halfback duo Phipps and Foley start

Sep 2nd 2014, 12:52 PM 3,198 Views 1 Comment

The Wallabies’ head coach, Ewen McKenzie, has gone for an entirely new playmaking pairing to face South Africa.