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# first-cap - Friday 26 February, 2021

23-year-old Birr man Regan makes Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders
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23-year-old Birr man Regan makes Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders

Feb 26th 2021, 8:07 AM 14,023 Views 7 Comments

The Crusaders came out on top in the Super Rugby Aotearoa opener in Dunedin.

# first-cap - Monday 7 December, 2020

O'Sullivan 'extremely proud' after road to Ulster leads on to first Ireland cap
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O'Sullivan 'extremely proud' after road to Ulster leads on to first Ireland cap

Dec 7th 2020, 7:15 AM 8,177 Views 4 Comments

The 25-year-old prop came off the bench in the win over Scotland.

# first-cap - Thursday 3 December, 2020

'It's massively deserved' - Ulster man O'Sullivan set for Ireland debut against Scots
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'It's massively deserved' - Ulster man O'Sullivan set for Ireland debut against Scots

Dec 3rd 2020, 8:29 PM 8,221 Views 9 Comments

The 25-year-old prop has been included on the bench for Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup clash.

# first-cap - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Grealish makes England debut in dull draw with Denmark
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Grealish makes England debut in dull draw with Denmark

Sep 8th 2020, 10:13 PM 14,593 Views 19 Comments

The sides were scoreless in Copenhagen.

# first-cap - Sunday 4 November, 2018

'I was thinking, ‘Am I ever going to get a cap?’' - Ireland's Ross Byrne
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'I was thinking, ‘Am I ever going to get a cap?’' - Ireland's Ross Byrne

Nov 4th 2018, 2:22 PM 10,950 Views 21 Comments

The Leinster out-half came off the bench to help Joe Schmidt’s team beat Italy.

# first-cap - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Tadhg Beirne bringing 'good energy' as he gets set for Ireland debut
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Tadhg Beirne bringing 'good energy' as he gets set for Ireland debut

Jun 14th 2018, 12:30 PM 7,939 Views 7 Comments

The 26-year-old will be covering the second row and blindside flank on Saturday against the Wallabies.

# first-cap - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Ex-League of Ireland defender relishes making long-awaited international debut aged 27
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Ex-League of Ireland defender relishes making long-awaited international debut aged 27

Jun 3rd 2018, 3:02 PM 10,311 Views 1 Comment

Former St Pat’s and Shamrock Rovers defender Enda Stevens made his Ireland debut against the USA.

# first-cap - Monday 20 March, 2017

'I’ve never once regretted going to Munster' - Conway gets his Ireland debut
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'I’ve never once regretted going to Munster' - Conway gets his Ireland debut

Mar 20th 2017, 7:00 AM 17,814 Views 4 Comments

The 25-year-old wing replaced Keith Earls at half time against England last weekend.

# first-cap - Monday 13 February, 2017

'I put the phone on 'Do Not Disturb'. You just have to knuckle down'
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'I put the phone on 'Do Not Disturb'. You just have to knuckle down'

Feb 13th 2017, 8:01 AM 30,110 Views 18 Comments

24-year-old Munster hooker Niall Scannell made his Ireland debut against Italy on Saturday.

# first-cap - Monday 27 June, 2016

Mixed feelings for Connacht's Healy after Ireland debut in defeat to Boks
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Mixed feelings for Connacht's Healy after Ireland debut in defeat to Boks

Jun 27th 2016, 7:00 AM 6,690 Views 21 Comments

The 27-year-old was delighted to make his Test rugby bow in Port Elizabeth.

# first-cap - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Slammin' Sam Burgess produced a pair of huge hits on his England debut
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Slammin' Sam Burgess produced a pair of huge hits on his England debut

Aug 16th 2015, 12:44 PM 7,150 Views 9 Comments

The former rugby league star was also yellow carded at Twickenham.

# first-cap - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Jack Conan handed Ireland debut as Madigan takes over in 10 shirt
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Jack Conan handed Ireland debut as Madigan takes over in 10 shirt

Aug 13th 2015, 1:52 PM 23,333 Views 69 Comments

The Leinster man starts at blindside in Dublin against the Scots.

# first-cap - Thursday 21 May, 2015

'I was forever thankful for avoiding probably the worst hangover of all time'
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'I was forever thankful for avoiding probably the worst hangover of all time'

May 21st 2015, 8:27 PM 12,365 Views 18 Comments

As he rehabs after shoulder surgery, Luke Fitzgerald remains confident about life under Joe Schmidt.

# first-cap - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Northern Irish youngster McNair to make Man United debut today
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Northern Irish youngster McNair to make Man United debut today

Sep 27th 2014, 2:20 PM 5,809 Views 8 Comments

Louis van Gaal is giving the 19 year-old his debut against West Ham.