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#Front Row

# front-row - This year 2022

'Behind them, it's an absolute car crash... There's a big issue'
# Rugby Weekly Extra
From The42
# Rugby Weekly Extra

'Behind them, it's an absolute car crash... There's a big issue'

Jul 4th 2022, 7:30 PM 23,760 Views 25 Comments

Ireland’s scrum had another tough outing against the All Blacks last weekend.

'Remarkable individual' Porter part of a punchy Ireland front row
# Point Of Difference
From The42
# Point Of Difference

'Remarkable individual' Porter part of a punchy Ireland front row

Feb 3rd 2022, 6:00 AM 10,603 Views 9 Comments

Rónan Kelleher has been impressed at how seamlessly his team-mate has switched to loosehead.

# front-row - Last year 2021

Furlong and the Lions pack set for another Rumble in the Jungle
# Theme
From The42
# Theme

Furlong and the Lions pack set for another Rumble in the Jungle

Jul 30th 2021, 6:15 AM 6,040 Views 0 Comments

The Irish tighthead was pleased with his side’s set-piece effort in the first Test.

Tadhg Furlong set to be a key man in the Lions front row again
# Options
From The42
# Options

Tadhg Furlong set to be a key man in the Lions front row again

Jun 16th 2021, 7:30 PM 17,881 Views 5 Comments

Warren Gatland will have some big calls to make at loosehead prop and hooker.

# front-row - All time

Furlong back scrummaging as Porter's strong form for Leinster continues
# Prop Life
From The42
# Prop Life

Furlong back scrummaging as Porter's strong form for Leinster continues

Sep 15th 2020, 9:15 AM 8,141 Views 4 Comments

The Wexford man has been sidelined with a back issue in recent weeks.

Here are the top 10 international films to catch at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival
# Front Row
# Front Row

Here are the top 10 international films to catch at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

Feb 23rd 2020, 7:00 PM 20,222 Views 1 Comment

Highlights will include the Irish premieres of True History of the Kelly Gang and Hearts and Bones.

A new hooker and props applying pressure - Ireland's front row for the Six Nations
# Depth Chart
From The42
# Depth Chart

A new hooker and props applying pressure - Ireland's front row for the Six Nations

Jan 21st 2020, 8:09 PM 35,642 Views 21 Comments

Who would you like to see Andy Farrell pick in jerseys number one to three in a week’s time?

Here's what's in store for this year's Dublin International Film Festival
# Front Row
# Front Row

Here's what's in store for this year's Dublin International Film Festival

Jan 23rd 2019, 3:30 PM 8,218 Views 15 Comments

Highlights will include the Irish premieres of Papi Chulo and Eighth Grade.

Connacht sign ex-Ulster prop Paddy McAllister from Gloucester
# Go West
From The42
# Go West

Connacht sign ex-Ulster prop Paddy McAllister from Gloucester

Jan 15th 2019, 4:21 PM 6,979 Views 8 Comments

The 29-year-old loosehead has spent four years at Kingsholm.

Blow for Scotland and Glasgow as prop Fagerson faces eight weeks sidelined
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Blow for Scotland and Glasgow as prop Fagerson faces eight weeks sidelined

Jan 5th 2018, 4:28 PM 2,576 Views 0 Comments

The tighthead, who started all of last year’s Six Nations fixtures, will hope for a smooth recovery to put himself in contention to face Ireland.

Rugby nause Sinckler and Furlong are the new breed of Lions props
# Skills
From The42
# Skills

Rugby nause Sinckler and Furlong are the new breed of Lions props

Jun 1st 2017, 10:15 PM 7,777 Views 11 Comments

The 24-year-old England international is something of a Lions speech expert.

Ulster add beef to pack with signing of South African prop for next season
# Front Man
From The42
# Front Man

Ulster add beef to pack with signing of South African prop for next season

Mar 8th 2017, 11:45 AM 7,401 Views 22 Comments

Schalk van der Merwe joins the province as a project player.

Ulster decimated by front row injuries while Pienaar also sidelined
# Injury List
From The42
# Injury List

Ulster decimated by front row injuries while Pienaar also sidelined

Jan 4th 2017, 1:00 PM 5,698 Views 27 Comments

Les Kiss has also lost Craig Gilroy and Roger Wilson for Friday’s crucial clash with the Scarlets.

Analysis: Quinn Roux's big impact and all of Ireland's second Test rucks
# Ruck Stats
From The42
# Ruck Stats

Analysis: Quinn Roux's big impact and all of Ireland's second Test rucks

Jun 23rd 2016, 4:30 AM 8,503 Views 6 Comments

We’ve studied the rucks from Ireland’s defeat to the Boks in Johannesburg.

Harlequins 'deeply saddened' by death of 20-year-old front row Adeniran-Olule
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Harlequins 'deeply saddened' by death of 20-year-old front row Adeniran-Olule

May 11th 2016, 3:53 PM 8,505 Views 3 Comments

The hooker died tragically following a road traffic collision.

Positive prognosis on Healy makes Schmidt's prop gamble calculated
# Prop Life
From The42
# Prop Life

Positive prognosis on Healy makes Schmidt's prop gamble calculated

Sep 1st 2015, 8:25 PM 9,181 Views 24 Comments

Ireland will travel to the World Cup with three tightheads and only two looseheads.

'Conor Murray came from nowhere and got a spot on the plane'
# Even Keel
From The42
# Even Keel

'Conor Murray came from nowhere and got a spot on the plane'

Jul 24th 2015, 6:30 AM 11,048 Views 6 Comments

Mike Ross says Ireland are measured in their World Cup confidence but are focused only on the warm-up fixtures.

Jack McGrath: 'I think I’m pretty light compared to 155 kilos!'
# Size
From The42
# Size

Jack McGrath: 'I think I’m pretty light compared to 155 kilos!'

Feb 13th 2015, 7:00 AM 8,345 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland loosehead says France pose a particular physical challenge at scrum time.

You or your kids heading to One Direction tonight? There are some strict arrangements in place
# Front Row
# Front Row

You or your kids heading to One Direction tonight? There are some strict arrangements in place

May 23rd 2014, 7:00 AM 26,430 Views 22 Comments

Doors open at 5pm with the lads themselves on stage at 8.15 pm.

Connacht secure signing of Blues front row McCartney on three-year deal
# Transfer
From The42
# Transfer

Connacht secure signing of Blues front row McCartney on three-year deal

Apr 17th 2014, 11:03 AM 6,656 Views 23 Comments

The 28-year-old known as ‘Freak’ by his Super Rugby teammates will move to Galway next season.

Front row injuries a concern for Leinster in build up to Munster derby
# Front Row Union
From The42
# Front Row Union

Front row injuries a concern for Leinster in build up to Munster derby

Mar 27th 2014, 2:09 PM 5,596 Views 6 Comments

Cian Healy, Marty Moore, Jack McGrath and Tadhg Furlong all remain doubts for the inter-provincial clash.

'Creaking' Welsh set-piece could hamper gainline threat -- Evans
# Foundations
From The42
# Foundations

'Creaking' Welsh set-piece could hamper gainline threat -- Evans

Feb 7th 2014, 7:45 AM 3,810 Views 12 Comments

The former Lions wing is hoping Jamie Roberts has plenty of opportunity to run at Ireland tomorrow.

Ireland's front row face true test against world class Welsh
# Tight Five
From The42
# Tight Five

Ireland's front row face true test against world class Welsh

Feb 6th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,004 Views 9 Comments

The influence of referee Wayne Barnes has been highlighted as a key in Saturday’s clash.

Stand-up destroys obnoxious heckler From The Daily Edge

Stand-up destroys obnoxious heckler

Nov 8th 2013, 4:55 PM 8,905 Views 9 Comments

Who’s laughing now?

Munster's front row as good as any other unit in the league boasts Penney
# Fronting Up
From The42
# Fronting Up

Munster's front row as good as any other unit in the league boasts Penney

Oct 7th 2013, 6:30 AM 2,187 Views 7 Comments

The New Zealander is encouraged by the progress of the province’s home-grown talent.

Open thread: Who would you pick as the Lions front row?
# Your Say
From The42
# Your Say

Open thread: Who would you pick as the Lions front row?

Apr 18th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,442 Views 10 Comments

Irish supporters will expect to hear Cian Healy’s name announced on 30 April. Everything after that is wishful thinking.

Munster's Marcus Horan to retire at the end of the season
# Faithful Servant
From The42
# Faithful Servant

Munster's Marcus Horan to retire at the end of the season

Apr 11th 2013, 6:02 PM 3,129 Views 13 Comments

The prop has played 224 times for Munster, won 67 Ireland caps and captured the Grand Slam in 2009.

VIDEO: What can Tom Court offer Ireland on Sunday?
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

VIDEO: What can Tom Court offer Ireland on Sunday?

Feb 22nd 2013, 8:00 PM 1,335 Views 2 Comments

The loose-head will start in Murrayfield, in place of the suspended Cian Healy.

Smal has confidence in Irish front row after Paddy's Day mash-up
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Smal has confidence in Irish front row after Paddy's Day mash-up

Feb 7th 2013, 8:00 AM 1,343 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland forwards coach is aware that England will be targeting a repeat of their scrum dominance last year.

Mike Ross eager to atone for scrum slip-up against Springboks
# November Tests
From The42
# November Tests

Mike Ross eager to atone for scrum slip-up against Springboks

Nov 21st 2012, 9:41 AM 3,397 Views 11 Comments

The Leinster prop proved he was human against South Africa. He will be hoping to lift expectations when he faces Argentina.

'I don't see myself as a South African rugby player at all' - Richardt Strauss
# November Tests
From The42
# November Tests

'I don't see myself as a South African rugby player at all' - Richardt Strauss

Nov 13th 2012, 3:25 PM 10,351 Views 23 Comments

Ireland’s new hooker had a baptism of fire against his native country on Saturday and is warming to the task.

Late change: 'The Beast' ruled out of Ireland v South Africa
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Late change: 'The Beast' ruled out of Ireland v South Africa

Nov 10th 2012, 1:57 PM 5,965 Views 7 Comments

The loose-head prop had been admitted to hospital as a precaution after he suffered mild heart palpitations this morning.

Guinness Series: Leinster front-row ready to answer Ireland's call thanks to some insider trading
# IRESAF
From The42
# IRESAF

Guinness Series: Leinster front-row ready to answer Ireland's call thanks to some insider trading

Nov 8th 2012, 8:10 PM 1,891 Views 1 Comment

“Are you going to change your name to Richardt O’Strauss?” asked a South African reporter. We copyrighted that joke last month.

Pro12: Sherry still hoping to receive Ireland's call
# Hooking Good
From The42
# Hooking Good

Pro12: Sherry still hoping to receive Ireland's call

Nov 2nd 2012, 3:26 PM 738 Views 1 Comment

Before competing with Richardt Strauss for an Ireland jersey, the hooker knows he must see off Damien Varley for a starting spot with Munster.

Rory Best: We need to develop that ruthless Leinster mentality
# Better
From The42
# Better

Rory Best: We need to develop that ruthless Leinster mentality

Aug 22nd 2012, 2:46 PM 803 Views 0 Comments

The Ulster and Ireland hooker talks about the upcoming season, Irish rugby and finding more ‘freaks’ like Stephen Ferris.

Mike Ross an injury doubt for Ireland's First Test against All Blacks
# Banana Skin
From The42
# Banana Skin

Mike Ross an injury doubt for Ireland's First Test against All Blacks

Jun 4th 2012, 8:20 AM 2,387 Views 6 Comments

The tighthead prop’s injured hamstring may prevent him from lining up against New Zealand on Saturday.

Scrum down: Connacht snap up Nathan White
# In The Tight
From The42
# In The Tight

Scrum down: Connacht snap up Nathan White

Feb 21st 2012, 11:36 AM 559 Views 1 Comment

Leinster’s Kiwi prop Nathan White has agreed to join Connacht on a three-year deal at the end of the season.