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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# 10

This year
# Cruel Blow
Leinster confirm Johnny Sexton is likely to miss the rest of this season
The 37-year-old will undergo groin surgery tomorrow.
# Cruel Blow
Leinster confirm Sexton is likely to miss the rest of this season
The 37-year-old will undergo groin surgery tomorrow.
# 10
With Crowley a coming force, Carbery faces big challenge with Munster and Ireland
The 27-year-old has been ‘exceptional’ behind the scenes, according to Graham Rowntree.
Last year
# 10
Madigan gets his shot to show Ulster that class is permanent
The 33-year-old has had a rollercoaster of a career with some huge highs and tough lows.
# Team news
Frawley starts at 10 in strong Leinster team for Benetton clash
Leo Cullen has brought back a big crop of Ireland frontliners.
# Options
The Munster depth chart: Fekitoa's impact and Snyman's second return
Graham Rowntree has interesting options in the halfback positions.
# Talent
Ireland's newest Tullow star has 'something very special' at just 18
Dannah O’Brien starts at 10, as part of a very young backline, against Japan on Saturday.
# 10
Farrell set to back Carbery for Ireland in Six Nations clash with Italy
It had looked like Johnny Sexton would return at number 10 but Carbery may get another chance.
# 10
'I'm excited to see Joey just being himself. He's one hell of a player'
The 26-year-old will make his first Six Nations start for Ireland tomorrow.
# narrative
Sexton says it's 'nothing new for me' to be discussed in the French media
The Ireland out-half shrugged off the latest comments about him.
# Jack Is Back
'I was so hell-bent on the end goal, maybe off the field I was a disaster to be around'
Jack Carty is enjoying his rugby and has returned to the Ireland squad a better player than before.
All time
# kick connoisseur
Mind-boggling hours and maturity: Munster man Healy kicking on to next level
The 22-year-old Tipperary man has been working hard to round out his game.
# The42 Rugby Weekly
'If he doesn't leave Leinster, he'll still end up playing a lot of good rugby'
Ross Byrne is out of contract with his native province next summer.
# playmaker
Prime opportunity for Carbery to push Ireland career on against Argentina
The 26-year-old is set for his chance with Johnny Sexton out injured.
# 10
Stacey Flood settling into key out-half role with Ireland Women
The 25-year-old has shown her quality over the course of five caps so far.
# Calm head
Leinster will have utmost faith in Byrne's ability to step up in La Rochelle
The 26-year-old was superb last time out against Exeter.
# Composure
Cullen hails Byrne's impact for Leinster after Sexton suffers head injury
Leinster overturned a 14-point deficit to beat Exeter in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.
# Positive
'I’m hungry to get more opportunities' - Burns aims to build on first Ireland start
The 26-year-old Ulster out-half had some nice touches before being forced off injured.
# 10
Byrne keen to kick on and put bad memories against England behind him
The Leinster out-half is eager to have another crack at Eddie Jones’ side.
# Number 10
'I don’t want to be a guy who plays once and then disappears' - Billy Burns
The 26-year-old made his Ireland debut against Wales on Friday night.
# El Diez
Maradona progressing well after brain surgery
The 60-year-old underwent surgery last Tuesday to remove a clot lodged between his brain and skull.
# robust
'He's very talented. It's making sure he can take steps to play week in, week out'
21-year-old Leinster out-half Harry Byrne impressed last weekend against Glasgow.
'Putting my stamp on playing my game - that's been the biggest difference'
At the age of 28, JJ Hanrahan is comfortable in knowing what his game is all about.
# 10
'He's a deep thinker on the game. Mentally he's very strong'
JJ Hanrahan is set to resume the season as Munster’s starting out-half.
# playmaker
Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix
The 27-year-old out-half had his struggles post-World Cup but remains a classy operator.
# Coronavirus
Six Premiership rugby players test positive for Covid-19
A further four non-playing staff have also tested positive after 804 tests on Monday.
# hotshot
The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Harry Byrne
The 20-year-old Leinster out-half trained with Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad before the Six Nations.
# 10
Hanrahan in line to make return for Munster for massive Racing clash
The Kerry man’s fitness is vital with Joey Carbery and Tyler Bleyendaal out injured.
'My biggest issue is that I probably put too much pressure on myself as an individual'
JJ Hanrahan is having a strong season for Munster as the influence of Stephen Larkham shines through.
# 10/12
England recall Ford at 10 for World Cup semi-final against All Blacks
Eddie Jones has gone back to the Ford-Farrell combination for Saturday’s clash.
# in the zone
Ireland confident that 'calm' Jack Carty will step up against Japan
The 27-year-old has been handed a huge starting opportunity at the World Cup.
# playmakers
Ireland have 'utmost faith' in Carbery and Carty if Sexton sits out Japan game
The 34-year-old out-half sustained what Ireland called a ‘bang to the quad’ against Scotland.
# Potential
Connacht excited by 21-year-old Fitzgerald in Carty's absence
The young out-half gets another chance to impress against Munster tomorrow.
# 10
Sexton relieved and raring to go after 'unfortunate' thumb injury
The Ireland out-half will start against Wales on Saturday.
# 10
Connacht's Carty gets his well-deserved chance to steer the ship
The out-half will mark his 27th birthday with a first Test start for Ireland against Wales.
# up a gear
'Ross is very, very motivated to do the job for us on Saturday' - Schmidt
Jack Carty is also set to get plenty of game time against England.
# Irish Abroad
'The dream is to get a professional contract, whether it be here or at home'
Irish out-half Seán Kearns has been in excellent form in the Shute Shield in Australia.
# mindset
Brainwave giving Connacht's Carty added edge in magnificent season
The out-half says he has exceeded his own expectations in the last 12 months.
# 10
Unflappable Byrne not thrown off course by 'surprise' Ireland omission
The 24-year-old is focused on performing for Leinster in his bid to get back in Joe Schmidt’s World Cup plans.
# resilience
'He's incredibly intelligent' - Bleyendaal primed to guide Munster from 10
The 28-year-old New Zealand native has been through a torrid time with injuries.