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#back row

# back-row - Thursday 19 May, 2022

CJ Stander believes Ireland will 'peak at the perfect time' for World Cup
# Hopes
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# Hopes

CJ Stander believes Ireland will 'peak at the perfect time' for World Cup

May 19th 2022, 6:00 AM 5,944 Views 21 Comments

The former Munster man has been impressed by Ireland’s growth under Andy Farrell.

# back-row - Thursday 28 April, 2022

22-year-old O'Leary learning from 'unbelievable' back rows with Ireland
# Maeve Óg
From The42
# Maeve Óg

22-year-old O'Leary learning from 'unbelievable' back rows with Ireland

Apr 28th 2022, 7:15 AM 7,425 Views 1 Comment

‘From my own club, Hannah O’Connor and Dorothy Wall are just huge.’

# back-row - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Conan ready to finish on a high after Covid effects and 'stop-start' Six Nations
# Trophy Hunt
From The42
# Trophy Hunt

Conan ready to finish on a high after Covid effects and 'stop-start' Six Nations

Apr 7th 2022, 6:00 AM 4,493 Views 0 Comments

The 29-year-old made three starts as Ireland won the Triple Crown.

# back-row - Friday 25 March, 2022

Tractor-driving Hodnett looking to take his game up a gear with Munster
# West Cork
From The42
# West Cork

Tractor-driving Hodnett looking to take his game up a gear with Munster

Updated Mar 25th 2022, 12:16 PM 22,546 Views 8 Comments

The Rosscarbery man has bounced back well this season after a year out of the game through injury.

# back-row - Monday 22 November, 2021

Doris and van der Flier complete outstanding autumn series for Ireland
# Back Row
From The42
# Back Row

Doris and van der Flier complete outstanding autumn series for Ireland

Nov 22nd 2021, 6:00 AM 8,782 Views 12 Comments

Meanwhile, Andy Farrell was pleased with Joey Carbery’s impact.

# back-row - Monday 15 November, 2021

'My brother literally flew in from France on the morning of the game'
# Debut
From The42
# Debut

'My brother literally flew in from France on the morning of the game'

Nov 15th 2021, 10:34 AM 7,450 Views 0 Comments

Maeve Óg O’Leary was impressive on her first cap for Ireland on Friday night.

# back-row - Monday 1 November, 2021

Farrell has intriguing options in Ireland's back row and back three
# Selection
From The42
# Selection

Farrell has intriguing options in Ireland's back row and back three

Nov 1st 2021, 7:30 PM 13,952 Views 15 Comments

Johnny Sexton could win his 100th Ireland cap this weekend in Dublin.

# back-row - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Leinster confident Max Deegan can pick up where he left off
# Footballer
From The42
# Footballer

Leinster confident Max Deegan can pick up where he left off

Oct 2nd 2021, 8:30 AM 5,419 Views 1 Comment

‘He’s a proper footballer. He’s got great skills but also he has put on a bit of size.’

# back-row - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Ireland's Jack Conan keen to take his chance in last Lions Test audition
# Hand Up
From The42
# Hand Up

Ireland's Jack Conan keen to take his chance in last Lions Test audition

Jul 15th 2021, 3:08 PM 5,868 Views 12 Comments

Warren Gatland says up to 70% of his Test side remains undecided.

# back-row - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Beirne out of isolation and back on the scoresheet for the Lions
# Contender
From The42
# Contender

Beirne out of isolation and back on the scoresheet for the Lions

Jul 11th 2021, 10:00 PM 9,298 Views 2 Comments

The Munster and Ireland man is pushing for a Test start at blindside flanker.

# back-row - Monday 28 June, 2021

Conan and Beirne step up to showcase their skills in Lions back row
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Conan and Beirne step up to showcase their skills in Lions back row

Jun 28th 2021, 7:33 PM 10,209 Views 6 Comments

The Irish pair were impressive as Warren Gatland’s side beat Japan.

# back-row - Friday 25 June, 2021

Munster star Gavin Coombes primed to take his chance with Ireland
# On Fire
From The42
# On Fire

Munster star Gavin Coombes primed to take his chance with Ireland

Jun 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,351 Views 8 Comments

‘I would have always backed myself, I knew what I could do.’

# back-row - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Prolific try-scorer Penny set to resume superb season against Munster
# Potential
From The42
# Potential

Prolific try-scorer Penny set to resume superb season against Munster

Apr 22nd 2021, 7:41 AM 8,806 Views 13 Comments

The 21-year-old flanker is aiming to improve his defensive chat and breakdown skills.

# 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
From The42
# 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 9,845 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 38,302 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
From The42
# Irish Abroad

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

Feb 4th 2021, 2:45 PM 18,710 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 12,782 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 7,639 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 11,217 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 11,748 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 13,882 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 4,911 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 19,352 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 7,371 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 8,062 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 15,053 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 46,939 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 9,611 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 11,055 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 14,691 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 14,782 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 7,862 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 30,570 Views 42 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 9,840 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 6,965 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 7,317 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 8,414 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 24,868 Views 8 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 13,824 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 13,220 Views 10 Comments

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

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