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'People see I'm tall and assume I am slow and unagile, but I'm comfortable in midfield'
Nathan Collins reflects on his wonder-goal against Ukraine and his early days as a midfielder.
'For me it's about adapting to do whatever is needed to carve out a career'
Ryan Manning was brought to England by Harry Redknapp as an attacking midfielder but the Galwegian learned quickly not to be pigeon holed.
Rafael Benitez defends decision to play Seamus Coleman on the left
The Irish international started the defeat to Brighton in an unfamiliar role.
All time
Ireland still open to prospect of Porter switching to loosehead as Furlong returns
The 25-year-old has been crucial at tighthead for Leinster and Ireland in the past six months.
Adama Traore approached by NFL teams, says Wolves team-mate Saiss
The pacy attacker is having the best season of his career.
Kildare man O'Brien benefits from stint in 7s as he pushes on with Leinster
The 23-year-old has shone at outside centre and fullback early on this season.
'I’d love to be more advanced and scoring goals, but wherever he puts me, I’m happy'
Alan Browne helped Ireland claim a deserved win over New Zealand last night.
Deegan slips into his favourite position as Leinster face toughest test of young season
The back row has had to divide his time across three positions, but starts at 8 for the second time this season.
Jack of all trades Carbery covering scrum-half for Ireland against Russia
The 23-year-old Munster man will be wearing the number 21 shirt tomorrow in Kobe.
Carbery comes through 'nervous days' of injury to make the World Cup
The 23-year-old had a real scare when he injured his ankle in Ireland’s first warm-up game.
Matt Doherty open to playing unfamiliar right-wing role for Ireland
The Wolves wing-back may be pressed into a new position against Gibraltar.
Leinster's Deegan benefits from starting opportunities in a 'seven-and-a-half role'
The 22-year-old was excellent during the province’s Pro14 victory over the Cheetahs last weekend.
Fabinho prepared to fill in at centre-back after becoming a regular for Liverpool
The Brazilian was deployed at the heart of the Reds defence in last weekend’s win over Brighton due to injuries.
Ulsterman Addison hungry for more after Ireland debut in Chicago
The 26-year-old is pleased his move to Ulster is paying off.
Cullen 'looking at the broader picture' as O'Brien slots in at number eight
The 31-year-old is named in an exciting back row unit alongside Rhys Ruddock and Dan Leavy for Saturday’s clash with Munster.
'Whether you find the Dublin hip hop duo funny or not, there's no excuse for Versatile's racist lyrics'
If you think Versatile’s work is satirical, you probably don’t understand satire.
Reddit doesn't know what to make of Lifestyle Sports' new ad with Dublin rap duo Versatile
Yup the lads!
'He's got all the attributes -- his leap, his athleticism, great right and left feet, going forward and defensively'
Dundalk defender Brian Gartland was singing the praises of Sean Hoare after last night’s man-of-the-match display against Bohemians.
Carbery happy to take charge in backline, even when it means over-ruling Sexton
A year on from his famous debut, the Athy man is doing more than operating as understudy.
10 or 15? Leinster just happy to see Carbery continuing to improve
The Ireland international is learning with every game as he manages two positions.
Niggling injuries behind him, Jordi Murphy ready to reach for top form again
Leinster’s flanker has endured a difficult season`after years of constant improvement, but he’s fit and firing again in time for the business end.
Ireland set to turn to McClean with just one fit striker for Slovakia
Martin O’Neill hinted that the West Brom winger could be in line for a different role tomorrow evening.
Ireland international Olding eyeing Ulster's 12 shirt on return from ACL injury
The 22-year-old has been through tough times in the last two seasons.
'You could play him at 10 and he'd do a job' - Payne shows class for Ulster
The 30-year-old Ireland international was in superb form in yesterday’s win over Oyonnax.
Ian Madigan may get a run at scrum-half against Romania - Schmidt
The Leinster man starts at out-half, but may move inside for the closing stages at Wembley.
Zebo at fullback and more talking points from Schmidt's Ireland XV
Jack Conan makes his debut, Madigan steers the ship and D’Arcy returns.
Ruddock ready for Georgian power after starring in Boks beating
The Leinster flanker turned 24 today and now feels a settled part of Joe Schmidt’s group.
Higgins happy to be back in the corner as the Green and Red seek fourth straight title
The versatile Ballyhaunis man had no complaints when moved into the forward line, but is taking back his familiar jersey.
5 hurling goalkeepers who can play a bit outfield
They can stop scores at one end and strike them at the other.
Guinness Series: Ryan hoping to knock the stuffing from the Springboks
The Munster forward believes he has been bred for rugby challenges that sides like South Africa are sure to pose.