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# first cap

All time
'The USA asked what kind of interest I had... I was like, 'I want to play with Ireland''
Max Spring handed his France debut in second Test against Japan
Ireland set to name settled team with Hansen in the mix for possible debut
23-year-old Birr man Regan makes Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders
O'Sullivan 'extremely proud' after road to Ulster leads on to first Ireland cap
'It's massively deserved' - Ulster man O'Sullivan set for Ireland debut against Scots
Grealish makes England debut in dull draw with Denmark
'I was thinking, ‘Am I ever going to get a cap?’' - Ireland's Ross Byrne
Tadhg Beirne bringing 'good energy' as he gets set for Ireland debut
Ex-League of Ireland defender relishes making long-awaited international debut aged 27
'I’ve never once regretted going to Munster' - Conway gets his Ireland debut
'I put the phone on 'Do Not Disturb'. You just have to knuckle down'
Mixed feelings for Connacht's Healy after Ireland debut in defeat to Boks
Slammin' Sam Burgess produced a pair of huge hits on his England debut
Jack Conan handed Ireland debut as Madigan takes over in 10 shirt
'I was forever thankful for avoiding probably the worst hangover of all time'
Northern Irish youngster McNair to make Man United debut today