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From The42 'I was carrying all this excess weight and was quite lethargic in stuff I was doing' Back In The Mix

'I was carrying all this excess weight and was quite lethargic in stuff I was doing'

After falling out of Joe Schmidt’s plans, Finlay Bealham had a hard look at himself in the mirror and has returned fitter and leaner.

From The42 'There’s nothing extraordinary here, just a humble farmer from Wexford' Prop Life

'There’s nothing extraordinary here, just a humble farmer from Wexford'

26-year-old Tadhg Furlong feels the best is still ahead of him.

From The42 Wales great Jenkins bows out with Cardiff win - but misses conversion attempt Prop Life This post contains videos

Wales great Jenkins bows out with Cardiff win - but misses conversion attempt

The 37-year-old prop pushed his attempt wide as the curtain came down on his illustrious career.

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 'You could have all the carries in the world but if you don’t back it up, that’s s**t' No Scrum No Win

'You could have all the carries in the world but if you don’t back it up, that’s s**t'

Cian Healy is fired up to put things right at scrum time against the Wallabies.

From The42 Furlong: 'There was a montage comparing it to some soccer goals!' Prop Life

Furlong: 'There was a montage comparing it to some soccer goals!'

The Ireland tighthead has become increasingly comfortable at handling the ball.

From The42 Connacht prop Carey determined to catch up with former Ireland U20 team-mates Golden Generation

Connacht prop Carey determined to catch up with former Ireland U20 team-mates

The 26-year-old came through the underage levels alongside Tadhg Furlong, Marty Moore and Finlay Bealham.

From The42 New Year, new focus: McGrath puts November behind him to regain form and fitness Prop Life

New Year, new focus: McGrath puts November behind him to regain form and fitness

2017 proved to be a mixed bag for the prop but he is now looking forward rather than back at a difficult end to last year.

From The42 'Tongan Bear' earns new contract at Clermont despite only playing 24 minutes for the club Prop Life

'Tongan Bear' earns new contract at Clermont despite only playing 24 minutes for the club

Prop Loni Uhila has put pen-to-paper on a new deal as he recovers from a broken arm.

From The42 'He contacted me and expressed his frustration': Schmidt welcomes Marty home Prop Life

'He contacted me and expressed his frustration': Schmidt welcomes Marty home

The prop has signed a two-year deal with Ulster.

From The42 Tadhg Furlong has fine record against All Blacks but still feels a fear Prop Life

Tadhg Furlong has fine record against All Blacks but still feels a fear

The Lions’ tighthead’s family arrived for last weekend’s memorable win in Wellington.

From The42 'We had run out of weights and I was budgeting in my head how we'd buy more' Prop Life

'We had run out of weights and I was budgeting in my head how we'd buy more'

From Ireland U20s to the senior squad in the space of 12 months, Andrew Porter’s meteoric rise continues at some pace.

From The42 'At the breakdown he's like a back row': The Bull Hayes hoping to see Furlong shine through Lions tour Prop Art

'At the breakdown he's like a back row': The Bull Hayes hoping to see Furlong shine through Lions tour

The Munster legend has seen both sides of the Lions tour with his experiences in 2005 and 2009.

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 Healy hungry to make his mark for Leinster as Six Nations comes into focus Prop Life

Healy hungry to make his mark for Leinster as Six Nations comes into focus

The prop gets his chance in the south of France tonight.

From The42 Evergreen Mike Ross not prepared to fall down the pecking order just yet Prop Life

Evergreen Mike Ross not prepared to fall down the pecking order just yet

The veteran prop is in line to start Leinster’s clash with Montpellier on Sunday.

From The42 ‘Rossy, you were born in the ‘70s!’: Relentless Furlong ready to take over tighthead mantle Prop Life

‘Rossy, you were born in the ‘70s!’: Relentless Furlong ready to take over tighthead mantle

The Wexford man is good friends with his mentor and rival for the number three shirt.

From The42 'Cian's character is incredible' - Dempsey on Healy ahead of prop's return from injury Prop Star

'Cian's character is incredible' - Dempsey on Healy ahead of prop's return from injury

The loosehead has missed the last five months for Leinster and Ireland with neck and knee issues.

From The42 'I don't see why he can't be back to that level. He's an extraordinary athlete' Prop Life

'I don't see why he can't be back to that level. He's an extraordinary athlete'

Leinster scrum coach John Fogarty believes Cian Healy can return to former heights.

'They keep biltong in the fridges instead of vegetables, which is brilliant'

Ireland tighthead Mike Ross knows he faces a big scrum battle on Saturday.

From The42 New contract for Ulster's young player of the year McCall Prop Life

New contract for Ulster's young player of the year McCall

The loosehead has signed a two-year extension to his current deal.

From The42 'If you punched everyone who said that, you'd be in serious trouble!' Prop Life

'If you punched everyone who said that, you'd be in serious trouble!'

Jack McGrath is looking to front a big Irish scrum performance in Twickenham today.

From The42 Munster close in on Irish tighthead Andress ahead of next season Experience

Munster close in on Irish tighthead Andress ahead of next season

The 32-year-old has spent the vast majority of his professional career in England.

From The42 Namibia let their retiring prop take a conversion with the last play of their World Cup Prop Life

Namibia let their retiring prop take a conversion with the last play of their World Cup

Johnny Redelinghuys got to live every prop’s dream.

From The42 Mike Ross went through a gruelling 'refresher week' last week in Ireland camp Front Row Union

Mike Ross went through a gruelling 'refresher week' last week in Ireland camp

The Ireland tighthead has backed Tadhg Furlong as loosehead cover for Ireland at Twickenham this weekend.

From The42 Positive prognosis on Healy makes Schmidt's prop gamble calculated Prop Life

Positive prognosis on Healy makes Schmidt's prop gamble calculated

Ireland will travel to the World Cup with three tightheads and only two looseheads.

From The42 Kilcoyne determined to seize his chance with uncertainty surrounding Healy's fitness Opportunity Knocks

Kilcoyne determined to seize his chance with uncertainty surrounding Healy's fitness

The prop is expected to start against Scotland this Saturday.

From The42 There was a brilliant Wallabies' front row try against the All Blacks Prop Life

There was a brilliant Wallabies' front row try against the All Blacks

Sekope Kepu showed some beautiful footwork to score.

From The42 8 front rows or 9? Which props and hookers will make Schmidt's final World Cup squad? Prop Life

8 front rows or 9? Which props and hookers will make Schmidt's final World Cup squad?

Who gets the nod at loosehead and hooker?

From The42 'Few international tightheads can play 80 minutes, they turn into passengers' Prop Up

'Few international tightheads can play 80 minutes, they turn into passengers'

The 23-year-old pretender to Mike Ross’ throne is growing more confident by the cap.

From The42 Competition for Court as London Irish sign up All Black prop Ben Franks Next Term

Competition for Court as London Irish sign up All Black prop Ben Franks

The 42-Test All Black has signed a three-year contract with the Premiership club.

From The42 Another strong finish will stand to Ireland, says try-scoring Dave Kilcoyne Killer Instinct

Another strong finish will stand to Ireland, says try-scoring Dave Kilcoyne

The prop is making a habit of getting himself on the score-sheet, but today’s try was extra special.

From The42 Shoulder injury rules Martin Moore out of Ireland's November internationals Baby Calf Down

Shoulder injury rules Martin Moore out of Ireland's November internationals

Leinster coach Leo Cullen today said the tighthead prop would miss 12 weeks through injury.

From The42 Botha heads into scrum battle with Toulouse confident in Munster's power Scrum Power

Botha heads into scrum battle with Toulouse confident in Munster's power

The South African prop explains how the province has adapted to the demand for hooking and the removal of the hit.

From The42 'Winning with your country is a rarer thing' - Mike Ross revels in Ireland success Prop Life

'Winning with your country is a rarer thing' - Mike Ross revels in Ireland success

The tighthead prop shared a respectful post-match moment with direct opponent Thomas Domingo at the Stade de France.

From The42 Once you're on it's like any other game': Moore delighted to get nervy debut under his belt Prop Life

Once you're on it's like any other game': Moore delighted to get nervy debut under his belt

Martin Moore has gone from AIL to international prop in the space of a year.

From The42 Martin Moore looking forward to ‘great opportunity’ with Ireland Prop Life

Martin Moore looking forward to ‘great opportunity’ with Ireland

The Leinster tighthead prop has been increasingly impressive for his province this season.

From The42 Strictly business as Ulster’s Afoa plans to ‘do a job’ on Leicester Scrum Wars

Strictly business as Ulster’s Afoa plans to ‘do a job’ on Leicester

The tight-head is promising a big improvement to come from the northern province’s set-piece.

From The42 Irish consortium take over Exiles, sign up CJ van der Linde Diaspora

Irish consortium take over Exiles, sign up CJ van der Linde

London Irish owners for London Irish, sounds right to us.

From The42 Ulster prop Afoa confirms Premiership switch Prop Life

Ulster prop Afoa confirms Premiership switch

“When I finish my career, I will reflect on my time at Ravenhill with a lot of pride.”

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