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#Loosehead

From The42 Full circle and a stiff neck for Porter as he stakes claim as utility prop Prop Star

Full circle and a stiff neck for Porter as he stakes claim as utility prop

Three years after starring for Ireland U20 as a loosehead, the Leinster prop returned to the position.

From The42 Ulster hoping to push through deal to sign Jack McGrath from Leinster Switch

Ulster hoping to push through deal to sign Jack McGrath from Leinster

The Ireland international is understood to have initiated the discussions over a possible move.

From The42 Buckley set to sign new Connacht deal despite interest from Ulster Loyalty

Buckley set to sign new Connacht deal despite interest from Ulster

The 28-year-old loosehead is a key player for the western province.

From The42 'An absolute monster from day one' - Healy bounces back from the brink Bull

'An absolute monster from day one' - Healy bounces back from the brink

The Ireland loosehead came close to retiring from rugby in 2015.

From The42 Academy prop Eric O'Sullivan shining with opportunity in Ulster Loosehead

Academy prop Eric O'Sullivan shining with opportunity in Ulster

The 23-year-old has come through the AIL with Trinity and Banbridge.

From The42 Denis Buckley focuses on Connacht form after featuring in Ireland camp Prop Life

Denis Buckley focuses on Connacht form after featuring in Ireland camp

The 28-year-old was superb as Connacht’s pack took Zebre apart in the scrum on Saturday.

From The42 Kilcoyne links up with Ireland in Sydney after Addison joined camp last week Option

Kilcoyne links up with Ireland in Sydney after Addison joined camp last week

Ireland insist that Cian Healy has responded well after an AC injury last weekend against the Wallabies.

From The42 'The days I thought I wouldn't play again, they were the toughest' True Grit

'The days I thought I wouldn't play again, they were the toughest'

Leinster prop Ed Byrne wasn’t able to run for a year, let alone play rugby.

From The42 'Plenty of encouraging signs' from Leinster's Porter after switch to tighthead Prop Life

'Plenty of encouraging signs' from Leinster's Porter after switch to tighthead

The 21-year-old first burst onto the scene as a loosehead prop.

From The42 Munster close in on South African prop Kebble for next season Project

Munster close in on South African prop Kebble for next season

The 24-year-old is being viewed as a project player who could qualify for Ireland.

From The42 Hurling background gives Offaly's Dooley solid footing as he seeks first Leinster start Number 1

Hurling background gives Offaly's Dooley solid footing as he seeks first Leinster start

The 21-year-old has eight caps to his name, but is hoping to add European starts to that tally this month.

From The42 Cian Healy could still make the World Cup squad without playing beforehand Propped Up

Cian Healy could still make the World Cup squad without playing beforehand

Two weeks between the final warm-up and the start of the tournament could give Cian Healy the window he needs to recover.

From The42 Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle Scrum Wars

Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle

Munster’s tightheads will be key players on Saturday

From The42 David Humphreys is bringing yet another Ulsterman over to Gloucester Suftum

David Humphreys is bringing yet another Ulsterman over to Gloucester

Loosehead prop Paddy McAllister will head for Kingsholm at the end of the season.

From The42 Kilcoyne picks the brains of BJ Botha ahead of powerful Boks test Killer

Kilcoyne picks the brains of BJ Botha ahead of powerful Boks test

The loosehead prop made his Ireland debut against South Africa two years ago.

From The42 Chop-tackling Kilcoyne learning from Flannery's professionalism at Munster Killer

Chop-tackling Kilcoyne learning from Flannery's professionalism at Munster

The 25-year-old Ireland prop faces competition from James Cronin for the number one shirt.

From The42 Jack McGrath ready for Six Nations start after excelling in scrummaging practice Impact

Jack McGrath ready for Six Nations start after excelling in scrummaging practice

The 24-year-old loosehead prop has been impressive off the bench and in training for Ireland.

From The42 Poll: Should Ireland call up Tom Court for the Six Nations? Redemption This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland call up Tom Court for the Six Nations?

The versatile prop has been in excellent form for Ulster this season.

From The42 Gimme Samoa: Connacht fans ready to wave off Ray while Munster say hello to David Ray

Gimme Samoa: Connacht fans ready to wave off Ray while Munster say hello to David

There is a new loose-head in town for Munster but Connacht will bid a Sportsground farewell to their two favourite Samoans.