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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Blindside

All time
# Contender
Beirne out of isolation and back on the scoresheet for the Lions
The Munster and Ireland man is pushing for a Test start at blindside flanker.
# Blindside
England expect Peter O'Mahony to come back into Ireland's starting XV
The 31-year-old is free to play again after his suspension.
# Blindside
Caelan Doris relishing another big occasion to underline his pedigree
The 22-year-old Leinster back row feels he saves his best performances for the biggest games.
# Selection
Ruddock unlucky to miss out as 'really solid ' Beirne gets shot at blindside
Joe Schmidt is excited to have Robbie Henshaw back in his starting team.
# multi-sport man
Basketball and hurling behind Moloney as flies Athy flag in U20 Six Nations
The flanker has revelled in the intensity of the Championship as Ireland have pushed their way top of the table.
# hard edge
'Fire in the bellies, ice in the brain': Griffin ready to lead the charge again for Ireland
The Kerry blindside has been a silver lining through victories with ample grey areas.
# down and out
Alan Quinlan's verdict after Munster's awful night in Paris: 'embarrassing, borderline disgraceful'
Anthony Foley’s long-time team-mate called for a root and branch review of the whole province after a dismal showing against 14-man Stade Francais.
# Interview
'Dark days' of rehab and recovery long behind Stephen Ferris
The flanker can look back with pride on a career with many more highs than lows.
# Concussion
Susceptibility to concussion forces retirement on Leinster and Ireland flanker Kevin McLaughlin
The 31-year-old played 115 times for his province over eight years.
# ultimate connacht man
'As long as the hunger is there, I'll keep playing on' -- John Muldoon
The Connacht captain’s current contract ends at the end of the season, but he intends on signing a new one.
# Blindside
Iain Henderson 'relishing the confrontation' with Peter O'Mahony
The rivals for Ireland’s number six jersey boast contrasting styles and will collide on Saturday.
# position
Is Peter O'Mahony a 6,7 or 8 and does it even matter?
‘I’m not going to name myself down to a position at the moment,’ says the Munster captain.
# Long Time Coming
The best is yet to come for Rhys Ruddock, says proud father Mike
It has taken five seasons for the 23-year-old to become an overnight success.
# Pressure
Cup rugby from here on in for Ruddock and Leinster
After two consecutive losses, nothing but a win will do for Leinster tonight.
# Captain Fantastic
Shoulder surgery rules O'Mahony out for rest of season
And elsewhere, Ulster have signed up a former Munster prop.
# fez
Stephen Ferris back with a bang as Ulster grab bonus point win
It was not all good news for Ulster, Ruan Pienaar appeared to injure his arm in the 26 – 13 win.
# Pool 1
In-form blindside Ruddock ready for battle with 'different team' in Castres
The blindside is enjoying his best season so far and wants to keep the ball rolling this Sunday.
# interpro
Robbie Diack patrolling the blindside as new contract awaits Stephen Ferris
The Irish-qualified flanker says Ulster have taken last weekend’s defeat to Leinster on the chin.
# Analysis
Analysis: O’Mahony surges into leading role for Ireland
We break down the blindside flanker’s best performance in an Ireland jersey, play-by-play.
# hard ball
'We'd love to see him stick around' - Henry urges Ferris to fight on
The emergence of young blindsides Iain Henderson and Peter O’Mahony may see the IRFU balk at his contract demands.
# Heineken Cup
McLaughlin: Leinster in balancing act for 'make or break' weekend
The flanker acknowledges that Leinster need four tries this weekend, but is intent on remaining focused on the little details.
# Blindside
Heineken Cup battles look out of reach for injured Ferris
The Ulster flanker is hopeful of a return in time for Ireland’s Six Nations campaign.
# believe
Preview: 'Controlled abandon' the latest plot to overthrow mighty All Blacks
No more dice rolling for Irish coach Declan Kidney but most supporters would not be averse to a game of stuck in the mud against New Zealand.
# Blindside
A cheap shot caused this shemozzle in the NFL yesterday
And you thought the endzone was just for dancing? Here’s what happened in the Panthers and Saints game yesterday.