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Meath's Monaghan eager for another shot after Ireland debut
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Meath's Monaghan eager for another shot after Ireland debut

5 hours ago 1,589 Views 0 Comments

The second row started playing rugby in Brighton.

'If you’re picking on form, it’s Itoje and Henderson' - Rory Best
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'If you’re picking on form, it’s Itoje and Henderson' - Rory Best

Updated Jul 19th 2021, 5:29 PM 23,007 Views 14 Comments

The ex-Ireland captain also believes Johnny Sexton should have been called up.

'It’s a massive opportunity. It’s the last game before the first Test selection'
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'It’s a massive opportunity. It’s the last game before the first Test selection'

Jul 15th 2021, 10:14 PM 8,425 Views 4 Comments

Wales lock Adam Beard has impressed since getting a late call-up to the Lions tour.

Connacht confirm signing of Tongan international lock Leva Fifita
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Connacht confirm signing of Tongan international lock Leva Fifita

May 31st 2021, 4:11 PM 10,403 Views 5 Comments

The 31-year-old will join from Grenoble this summer to replace Quinn Roux.

'Athletically, he is phenomenal. We really don't produce guys like him in Ireland'
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'Athletically, he is phenomenal. We really don't produce guys like him in Ireland'

Mar 6th 2021, 8:00 AM 91,465 Views 18 Comments

21-year-old Ryan Baird made his Ireland debut last weekend and looks set for further Six Nations involvement.

Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland
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Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland

Feb 9th 2021, 5:18 PM 20,548 Views 30 Comments

The Munster lock was superb as Ireland came up short against Wales last weekend.

'His athleticism is ridiculous but he can also pack a scrum' - Beirne pushes for Ireland start
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'His athleticism is ridiculous but he can also pack a scrum' - Beirne pushes for Ireland start

Updated Jan 29th 2021, 9:38 PM 26,998 Views 21 Comments

The Munster lock has been in excellent form in recent months.

Irish lock Regan earns training contract with Super Rugby's Highlanders
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# Irish Abroad

Irish lock Regan earns training contract with Super Rugby's Highlanders

Dec 22nd 2020, 10:00 PM 13,282 Views 3 Comments

The 23-year-old was formerly part of the Ulster academy.

Stalwart lock Alan O'Connor keeps getting better for McFarland's Ulster
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Stalwart lock Alan O'Connor keeps getting better for McFarland's Ulster

Dec 10th 2020, 7:05 AM 3,426 Views 4 Comments

The 28-year-old second row has been in strong form for Ulster in recent seasons.

Roux proud to play part for Ireland with family watching on from South Africa
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Roux proud to play part for Ireland with family watching on from South Africa

Nov 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 8,159 Views 4 Comments

The Connacht lock is hopeful he has done enough to keep his place against England.

Beirne shows up strongly alongside immense Ryan in Ireland's second row
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Beirne shows up strongly alongside immense Ryan in Ireland's second row

Nov 3rd 2020, 7:00 PM 10,673 Views 5 Comments

The Munster man showed he can win the gainline against France last weekend.

France lock le Roux free to play against Ireland after avoiding ban at hearing
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France lock le Roux free to play against Ireland after avoiding ban at hearing

Oct 27th 2020, 4:12 PM 7,123 Views 6 Comments

The Racing 92 second row had been cited for allegedly striking Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones.

Masterson moves to second row as Connacht's lock stocks run very low
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# Stop Gap

Masterson moves to second row as Connacht's lock stocks run very low

Oct 24th 2020, 12:28 PM 8,070 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend has reshuffled his team for tomorrow’s visit to Edinburgh in the Pro14.

Beirne's 'dream game' sees him work well with Wycherley in Munster pack
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Beirne's 'dream game' sees him work well with Wycherley in Munster pack

Sep 2nd 2020, 6:00 AM 7,362 Views 9 Comments

The 22-year-old Bantry man was quietly impressive alongside the Ireland international last weekend.

Munster back promising academy locks after 'devastating' RG Snyman injury
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Munster back promising academy locks after 'devastating' RG Snyman injury

Aug 26th 2020, 2:02 PM 26,974 Views 35 Comments

Stephen Larkham says the province won’t look for a short-term signing with Jean Kleyn also sidelined.

'I am lucky Munster are allowing me to play for the Springboks'
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'I am lucky Munster are allowing me to play for the Springboks'

Aug 5th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,937 Views 12 Comments

RG Snyman will remain an important part of South Africa’s plans moving forward.

James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope
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James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope

Aug 4th 2020, 12:28 PM 7,949 Views 11 Comments

21-year-old Ryan Baird will be hoping for opportunities when rugby gets back underway.

Irish lock O'Shea signs for French Pro D2 club after leaving Munster
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Irish lock O'Shea signs for French Pro D2 club after leaving Munster

Jul 6th 2020, 11:26 AM 9,947 Views 3 Comments

The 27-year-old has agreed to a two-year deal with Vannes.

'I can't wait to learn off RG Snyman... It's like man against boys in some of the clips'
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'I can't wait to learn off RG Snyman... It's like man against boys in some of the clips'

May 11th 2020, 7:41 PM 13,371 Views 56 Comments

Waterford native Thomas Ahern made a big impression for the Ireland U20s this year.

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Niall Murray
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The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Niall Murray

Apr 9th 2020, 1:04 PM 10,337 Views 6 Comments

The 20-year-old second row has featured for Connacht in the Pro14 and Champions Cup.

'Connacht as champions, the weeks that followed were just unbelievable'
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'Connacht as champions, the weeks that followed were just unbelievable'

Mar 24th 2020, 7:53 PM 7,730 Views 6 Comments

Second row Aly Muldowney will retire from professional rugby this summer.

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Ryan Baird
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The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Ryan Baird

Mar 23rd 2020, 5:22 PM 11,970 Views 9 Comments

The 20-year-old Leinster second row possesses remarkable athleticism.

'To see the support that the country gave me was really good' - Toner
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# Big Dev

'To see the support that the country gave me was really good' - Toner

Feb 3rd 2020, 1:00 AM 8,425 Views 10 Comments

33-year-old Devin Toner was warmly received by Ireland fans on his return.

'He just keeps getting better and better, and I don’t see it stopping'
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'He just keeps getting better and better, and I don’t see it stopping'

Sep 24th 2019, 1:00 AM 13,277 Views 13 Comments

23-year-old James Ryan is already on his way to being an Ireland great.

Henderson and Ryan at the heart of Ireland's dominant outing up front
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Henderson and Ryan at the heart of Ireland's dominant outing up front

Sep 23rd 2019, 5:27 AM 10,217 Views 5 Comments

The Irish second rows were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side bullied Scotland.

Game time for Kleyn a 'priority' as Beirne gets another bench chance
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Game time for Kleyn a 'priority' as Beirne gets another bench chance

Aug 22nd 2019, 4:00 PM 11,016 Views 26 Comments

Joe Schmidt has pushed his Ireland squad hard at their training camp in Portugal.

Ruck-hitting, hard-scrummaging Kleyn comes into the mix for Ireland
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Ruck-hitting, hard-scrummaging Kleyn comes into the mix for Ireland

May 28th 2019, 8:00 PM 18,246 Views 56 Comments

The South African native will be eligible in time for the World Cup warm-up games.

'It came as a shock because South African rugby is famous for second rows'
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# Irish Abroad

'It came as a shock because South African rugby is famous for second rows'

May 12th 2019, 10:00 AM 40,446 Views 4 Comments

26-year-old Jerry Sexton has earned a contract in the Pro14 with the Southern Kings.

'One week you're not in and the next week you're starting against Scotland'
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'One week you're not in and the next week you're starting against Scotland'

Feb 11th 2019, 8:14 AM 9,925 Views 16 Comments

Quinn Roux delivered a busy performance for Ireland in Edinburgh.

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

Feb 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,408 Views 9 Comments

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

Roux set to step up for Ireland in 'must-win' clash with Scotland
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Roux set to step up for Ireland in 'must-win' clash with Scotland

Feb 6th 2019, 6:00 AM 14,533 Views 22 Comments

The Connacht second row is in line to start after Devin Toner was ruled out.

Ulster set to pounce for Wallabies and Brumbies lock Sam Carter
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Ulster set to pounce for Wallabies and Brumbies lock Sam Carter

Jan 28th 2019, 10:17 PM 9,005 Views 12 Comments

The 29-year-old second row has won 14 caps for Australia.

Opportunity beckons for Dillane or Roux after Ireland's second row injuries
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Opportunity beckons for Dillane or Roux after Ireland's second row injuries

Jan 22nd 2019, 12:00 PM 20,665 Views 81 Comments

Joe Schmidt has to plot for England without Tadhg Beirne and Iain Henderson.

Lineout steals and offloads - Billy Holland steps up as Munster's impact sub
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Lineout steals and offloads - Billy Holland steps up as Munster's impact sub

Jan 22nd 2019, 6:30 AM 7,131 Views 9 Comments

The 33-year-old has been a consistent and reliable performer for Munster for years.

'It taught me to enjoy rugby because there's a lot of worse jobs you could be doing'
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'It taught me to enjoy rugby because there's a lot of worse jobs you could be doing'

Nov 29th 2018, 9:30 PM 34,489 Views 9 Comments

Towering Connacht lock Gavin Thornbury has been involved in Ireland training under Joe Schmidt.

Locks and LOLs for record-breaking New Zealand stalwarts
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Locks and LOLs for record-breaking New Zealand stalwarts

Nov 16th 2018, 9:24 AM 7,025 Views 8 Comments

Whitelock and Retallick are a serious combination on the field, not so much on press duty.

Analysis: Why James Ryan is already one of the first names on Ireland's team sheet
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Analysis: Why James Ryan is already one of the first names on Ireland's team sheet

Nov 11th 2018, 5:26 PM 34,846 Views 28 Comments

The 22-year-old second row delivered another superb performance against Argentina.

Beirne's big outing in Chicago leaves Ireland spoiled in second row
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Beirne's big outing in Chicago leaves Ireland spoiled in second row

Nov 6th 2018, 7:48 AM 10,748 Views 32 Comments

Joe Schmidt has very strong options in the locking department

'The objective is my long-term health' - Ulster second row retires aged 30 following concussion concerns
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'The objective is my long-term health' - Ulster second row retires aged 30 following concussion concerns

Oct 16th 2018, 4:38 PM 12,531 Views 6 Comments

Pete Browne confirmed his retirement on Tuesday after three seasons spent at Kingspan Stadium.

A first professional defeat but James Ryan's remarkable rise continues
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A first professional defeat but James Ryan's remarkable rise continues

Jun 13th 2018, 6:30 AM 12,815 Views 30 Comments

The 21-year-old had another impressive outing against the Wallabies last weekend.

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