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# back-row - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

'From the day he arrived he did his best to buy in to our culture, now he's creating culture'
# Legacy
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# Legacy

'From the day he arrived he did his best to buy in to our culture, now he's creating culture'

Mar 16th 2021, 4:03 PM 9,763 Views 7 Comments

Peter O’Mahony is hoping to create a few special memories before CJ Stander bids farewell to Munster.

# back-row - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Van der Flier set to start for Ireland in Six Nations clash with Wales
# Back Row
From The42
# Back Row

Van der Flier set to start for Ireland in Six Nations clash with Wales

Feb 4th 2021, 9:55 PM 38,217 Views 41 Comments

The 27-year-old is set to team up with CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony.

Irish back row prospect Hickey set to sign for the Ospreys in Wales
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

Irish back row prospect Hickey set to sign for the Ospreys in Wales

Feb 4th 2021, 2:45 PM 18,140 Views 26 Comments

The 19-year-old captained the Leinster at U19s and has played for the province’s A team.

# back-row - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Doris injury leaves Ireland with crucial call in the back row for visit to Wales
# Options
From The42
# Options

Doris injury leaves Ireland with crucial call in the back row for visit to Wales

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 12,728 Views 34 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell has a range of skillsets to choose from for his side’s Six Nations opener.

# back-row - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Dan Leavy's successful return is good news for Leinster and Ireland
# Mentality
From The42
# Mentality

Dan Leavy's successful return is good news for Leinster and Ireland

Nov 17th 2020, 12:23 PM 7,592 Views 19 Comments

The 26-year-old impressed as he got through 57 minutes of action for the province last night.

# back-row - Saturday 7 November, 2020

'If you’re playing well enough for Connacht, you’re going to get picked for Ireland'
# Ambition
From The42
# Ambition

'If you’re playing well enough for Connacht, you’re going to get picked for Ireland'

Nov 7th 2020, 8:45 AM 11,147 Views 30 Comments

23-year-old back row Paul Boyle has been in strong form for the westerners in recent seasons.

# back-row - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Connacht excited about potential of 'big and physical man' Abraham Papali'i
# Papa
From The42
# Papa

Connacht excited about potential of 'big and physical man' Abraham Papali'i

Nov 4th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,318 Views 3 Comments

The Kiwi number eight only moved into professional rugby union last year.

# back-row - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

POM provides Ireland back-up but van der Flier 'doing nothing wrong'
# Options
From The42
# Options

POM provides Ireland back-up but van der Flier 'doing nothing wrong'

Oct 21st 2020, 5:29 PM 13,836 Views 10 Comments

Will Connors will make his Test debut at openside flanker against Italy on Saturday.

Return of 'world-class' Molloy adds experience to Ireland's exciting young squad
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Return of 'world-class' Molloy adds experience to Ireland's exciting young squad

Oct 21st 2020, 5:00 AM 4,858 Views 0 Comments

Emerging stars like Beibhinn Parsons and Dorothy Wall showed their promise earlier this year.

# back-row - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

'He was a devastating ball-carrier and having played in the backs, had good skills'
# Hotshot
From The42
# Hotshot

'He was a devastating ball-carrier and having played in the backs, had good skills'

Oct 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 19,194 Views 9 Comments

Ulster’s Dan Soper was instrumental in David McCann making the move from centre to the back row.

# back-row - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'It's always easier to have 10 than two' - Leinster's back row riches
# Depth
From The42
# Depth

'It's always easier to have 10 than two' - Leinster's back row riches

Apr 21st 2020, 7:30 AM 7,324 Views 40 Comments

With Jack Conan and Dan Leavy back in the mix, the province will have serious depth.

# back-row - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

'Sky is the limit' for U20 lock Thomas Ahern
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

'Sky is the limit' for U20 lock Thomas Ahern

Feb 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,036 Views 8 Comments

Forwards coach Colm Tucker also says the young side took huge benefit from their brush with the seniors.

# back-row - Saturday 15 February, 2020

'It's something new, something very different... I thought it would be cool to be part of'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'It's something new, something very different... I thought it would be cool to be part of'

Feb 15th 2020, 7:45 AM 14,969 Views 1 Comment

Former Munster and Pau back row Paddy Butler has joined Japanese club Yamaha Júbilo.

# back-row - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'We've got lads who can do both and I just don't think Stander is one of them'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'We've got lads who can do both and I just don't think Stander is one of them'

Jan 30th 2020, 8:03 PM 46,878 Views 110 Comments

Andy Dunne wants to see Ireland look for more from their back row forwards.

# back-row - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

O'Donoghue looks to nail down Munster spot before chasing more Ireland caps
# Son Of Deise
From The42
# Son Of Deise

O'Donoghue looks to nail down Munster spot before chasing more Ireland caps

Nov 27th 2019, 2:23 PM 9,578 Views 39 Comments

The 25-year-old made his most recent Test appearance in Japan in 2017.

# back-row - Monday 7 October, 2019

Murphy staying with Ireland in Japan while Carbery is 'in a great place'
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Murphy staying with Ireland in Japan while Carbery is 'in a great place'

Oct 7th 2019, 9:04 AM 11,034 Views 27 Comments

The Ulster back row won’t be heading home after picking up a rib injury.

# back-row - Monday 9 September, 2019

'I have got a bit of a lashing from people outside' - CJ Stander steps up
# Response
From The42
# Response

'I have got a bit of a lashing from people outside' - CJ Stander steps up

Sep 9th 2019, 6:30 AM 14,651 Views 41 Comments

The Ireland back row was busy after moving to blindside flanker against Wales.

# back-row - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

POM prepping to cover openside with versatility key at World Cup
# Adaptable
From The42
# Adaptable

POM prepping to cover openside with versatility key at World Cup

Aug 13th 2019, 7:30 PM 14,746 Views 31 Comments

The 29-year-old started a game in the seven shirt for Ireland in Australia last summer.

# back-row - Monday 29 April, 2019

'Just a country boy from Glarryford': Marcus Rea poured his all into Ulster debut
# Homegrown
From The42
# Homegrown

'Just a country boy from Glarryford': Marcus Rea poured his all into Ulster debut

Apr 29th 2019, 12:54 PM 7,790 Views 7 Comments

The 21-year-old was the surprise hero of Ulster’s win over Leinster.

# back-row - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'Without any hesitation that was the biggest game of my career by miles'
# Rising Stock
From The42
# Rising Stock

'Without any hesitation that was the biggest game of my career by miles'

Jun 26th 2018, 8:30 AM 30,527 Views 39 Comments

Jack Conan took his opportunity on Saturday in Sydney as Ireland won their series Down Under.

# back-row - Friday 22 June, 2018

Big opportunity for Conan as Schmidt resists temptation to make change at 9
# Depth
From The42
# Depth

Big opportunity for Conan as Schmidt resists temptation to make change at 9

Jun 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 9,813 Views 13 Comments

Conor Murray will be at scrum-half against the Wallabies tomorrow.

# back-row - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Wales' Moriarty gets 4-week ban for choke-hold as committee note 'mitigating factors'
# Crime And Punishment
From The42
# Crime And Punishment

Wales' Moriarty gets 4-week ban for choke-hold as committee note 'mitigating factors'

Jun 20th 2018, 4:58 PM 6,926 Views 15 Comments

The back row will miss only one Pro14 match after sustaining a hold on the neck of Argentina out-half Nicolas Sanchez.

# back-row - Friday 25 May, 2018

Back row a tricky pick for Leinster as Cullen's key leaders passed fit
# Final Push
From The42
# Final Push

Back row a tricky pick for Leinster as Cullen's key leaders passed fit

May 25th 2018, 2:20 PM 7,278 Views 10 Comments

Johnny Sexton and Isa Nacewa are fit to start the Pro14 final against the Scarlets.

# back-row - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Analysis: Faletau sets the Lions standard that CJ Stander has to match
# Eighthman
From The42
# Eighthman

Analysis: Faletau sets the Lions standard that CJ Stander has to match

Jun 4th 2017, 4:30 PM 8,382 Views 11 Comments

The Welsh number eight was outstanding against the NZ Provincial Barbarians.

# back-row - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Son of former Leinster captain Pim thriving in Australian club rugby
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Son of former Leinster captain Pim thriving in Australian club rugby

May 28th 2017, 12:00 PM 24,490 Views 6 Comments

Sam Pim is part of a small Irish contingent at University of Queensland.

# back-row - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Wales' omission of 'world class' James Davies increasingly baffling
# Natural 7
From The42
# Natural 7

Wales' omission of 'world class' James Davies increasingly baffling

May 24th 2017, 6:45 AM 13,785 Views 9 Comments

Rassie Erasmus will have to contend with multiple threats to his ruck this weekend.

# back-row - Monday 22 May, 2017

Stander starts Lions tour as an 8, while Gatland praises Haskell's personality
# No Billy
From The42
# No Billy

Stander starts Lions tour as an 8, while Gatland praises Haskell's personality

May 22nd 2017, 7:18 PM 13,188 Views 10 Comments

With Billy Vunipola missing, Stander will compete with Taulupe Faletau for the eight shirt.

# back-row - Friday 19 May, 2017

Ruddock's form earns Ireland's call but immediate focus is on Pro12 semi-final
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

Ruddock's form earns Ireland's call but immediate focus is on Pro12 semi-final

May 19th 2017, 6:00 AM 3,257 Views 5 Comments

The 26-year-old is back in Joe Schmidt’s squad and hopes to impress against Scarlets tonight.

# back-row - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'In pro rugby, you're in a bit of a bubble. It's nice to come out of it for a while'
# Grassroots
From The42
# Grassroots

'In pro rugby, you're in a bit of a bubble. It's nice to come out of it for a while'

Apr 30th 2017, 9:30 AM 13,597 Views 1 Comment

Jason Harris-Wright will look to help Clontarf to AIL glory before joining Pat Lam at Bristol.

# back-row - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Leinster set to sign Wallabies international Scott Fardy as a second row
# Transfer
From The42
# Transfer

Leinster set to sign Wallabies international Scott Fardy as a second row

Mar 2nd 2017, 8:34 AM 20,768 Views 83 Comments

The 32-year-old is set to join after the current Super Rugby season.

# back-row - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Stander calls on POC for leadership chats before Munster's Edinburgh clash
# Captaincy
From The42
# Captaincy

Stander calls on POC for leadership chats before Munster's Edinburgh clash

Apr 27th 2016, 6:00 AM 9,590 Views 3 Comments

The back row believes his side need to respond to mistakes more maturely.

# back-row - Monday 14 March, 2016

'I'm always slagging him that he's going around with his notepad'
# Model Pro
From The42
# Model Pro

'I'm always slagging him that he's going around with his notepad'

Mar 14th 2016, 4:14 PM 19,675 Views 31 Comments

Jamie Heaslip has been impressed by Josh van der Flier’s work ethic.

# back-row - Friday 11 March, 2016

'I’m never going to be an Irishman, but I can try my best' - Stander
# Convert
From The42
# Convert

'I’m never going to be an Irishman, but I can try my best' - Stander

Mar 11th 2016, 6:45 AM 8,006 Views 16 Comments

CJ Stander is learning exactly how demanding Test rugby is.

# back-row - Friday 12 February, 2016

Sean O'Brien looking forward to linking up with new Ireland star Stander
# Back Row Ballast
From The42
# Back Row Ballast

Sean O'Brien looking forward to linking up with new Ireland star Stander

Feb 12th 2016, 6:30 AM 7,330 Views 17 Comments

Joe Schmidt has named a rounded, imposing back row for the clash with France.

# back-row - Monday 4 January, 2016

Analysis: O'Donoghue and O'Donnell shine in Munster's back row
# Balance
From The42
# Balance

Analysis: O'Donoghue and O'Donnell shine in Munster's back row

Jan 4th 2016, 3:34 PM 8,505 Views 9 Comments

Anthony Foley has finally been able to get his best back row on the pitch.

# back-row - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Youghal man O'Callaghan showing international credentials for Munster
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Youghal man O'Callaghan showing international credentials for Munster

Dec 12th 2015, 7:30 AM 12,257 Views 8 Comments

The 25-year-old back row has been in excellent form for Anthony Foley’s side.

# back-row - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Pocock says he'll organise RWC final tickets for 'legend' David Attenborough
# NATURE LOVERS
From The42
# NATURE LOVERS

Pocock says he'll organise RWC final tickets for 'legend' David Attenborough

Oct 27th 2015, 12:00 PM 8,963 Views 7 Comments

The Australia back row says the broadcaster is a ‘big hero of mine.’

# back-row - Friday 25 September, 2015

Chris Henry: 'You have to prepare for getting smashed and do some damage yourself'
# Staking A Claim
From The42
# Staking A Claim

Chris Henry: 'You have to prepare for getting smashed and do some damage yourself'

Sep 25th 2015, 5:51 PM 3,670 Views 1 Comment

Ulster star will line out at openside flanker for Ireland against Romania on Sunday.

# back-row - Monday 21 September, 2015

Murphy keen to put breakdown record straight against Romania at RWC
# Fired Up
From The42
# Fired Up

Murphy keen to put breakdown record straight against Romania at RWC

Sep 21st 2015, 5:00 PM 8,604 Views 15 Comments

The back row felt he lost out to Justin Tipuric in the World Cup warm-up against Wales.

# back-row - Sunday 13 September, 2015

'For a lot of that season and for a long time, I had a bit of a f**k-you mentality'
# 2007 Hurt
From The42
# 2007 Hurt

'For a lot of that season and for a long time, I had a bit of a f**k-you mentality'

Sep 13th 2015, 9:00 AM 20,110 Views 31 Comments

Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip tells us about the experience of missing out on the 2007 World Cup.

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