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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Fronting Up

Last year
Porter: Expect a 'more direct, aggressive and physical' Leinster this season
Andrew Porter says the province’s pack are approaching the season with a new mindset.
Wayne Rooney: There were times when I would just lock myself away and drink
The former Manchester United forward and England captain has opened up on the struggles of his playing career.
All time
No 'miracle formula' to solve Liverpool's problems in front of goal
Jurgen Klopp said he needed time to be angry and frustrated after yesterday’s draw with Newcastle United.
Keith Earls: 'I've accepted that I've made mistakes - mistakes happen'
The Ireland wing wins his 90th cap on Sunday.
Beirne shows up strongly alongside immense Ryan in Ireland's second row
The Munster man showed he can win the gainline against France last weekend.
Healy 'annoyed' about scrum penalties as Ireland's forwards strive for more
The Irish maul struggled to get going against Scotland last weekend.
Ulster fired up to shake perception they have 'a bit of a soft underbelly'
Dan McFarland’s side have upfront and honest about their mental shortcomings in recent seasons.
Dillane keen for Connacht tempo against heavyweight Montpellier
The 26-year-old second row makes a timely return on Sunday in Galway.
Healy: 'It's a do or die game'
Cian Healy says that Ireland are relishing the opportunity of taking on reigning World Cup champions New Zealand in their quarter-final on Saturday.
Analysis: How Ireland's forwards took Scotland apart in World Cup opener
A superb set-piece and ruthless streak broke the Scots in Yokohama.
'It's a mistake that I'll probably play over in my head thousands of times'
Jacob Stockdale has been overwhelmed by the support Ulster fans have shown him.
Ryan pairs up with Roux as Ireland look for 'variation' around ball-carriers
Ireland’s forwards were hammered in the tackle last weekend against England.
Ulster secure forwards coach Grant as Peel extends contract
The 31-year-old will join Dan McFarland’s coaching staff next season.
Leinster's pack bringing 'a spike' after tough lessons from Munster maul
James Ryan and his team-mates have a point to prove against Wasps this weekend.
Is Ireland boss Martin O'Neill out of the running for the Stoke job?
It has been confirmed that the manager will attend the annual Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland banquet tonight.
Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool's contentious penalty should not have been given
Everton’s Mason Holgate was penalised after Adam Lallana took a tumble in the box and James Milner subsequently opened the scoring.
Analysis: The defensive passage that drove the Lions to their Wellington win
The likes of Jamie George, Jack McGrath, Maro Itoje and Kyle Sinckler all fronted up.
England captain Hartley working on tackle technique after hit on O'Brien
The Northampton hooker feels his red card and ban were down to technical shortcomings.
Irish descendent Ayerza and the Pumas are coming for Ireland's scrum
‘They haven’t dominated many teams. We’re planning to really take it to them.’
'Bittersweet' feeling for Foley as Munster's European season ends
The Munster head coach praised the ‘good character’ of his side during the win over Sale.
Early battles the key to Munster hopes in Toulon -- Horan
“Munster definitely don’t want to be chasing a game and trying to fix problems as they go.”
Demons: Five French failures that can be exorcised with a win in Paris
They say you never know which France will turn up. Well, whoever shows up to play Ireland in Paris they’re usually good enough to win.
'We've got a huge respect for them' - Leinster ready for Northampton
Leinster scrum coach Greg Feek admits that the battle up front in Saturday’s Heineken Cup tie will be demanding.
‘Less talk and more action’ for Ireland against the All Blacks
Ireland forwards coach John Plumtree says his pack has promised to do their talking on the pitch.
Australian front row a formidable unit, warns Mike Ross despite Lions mauling
The Leinster prop has predicted a bright international future for teammate Jack McGrath.
Munster's front row as good as any other unit in the league boasts Penney
The New Zealander is encouraged by the progress of the province’s home-grown talent.
Keane a doubt following training ground knock
Trap may have to plan without skipper Robbie Keane after the final session at Gannon Park before departure for Skopje this afternoon.
Gareth Thomas on Ellen: “I became the master of playing the straight man”
Former Wales rugby skipper tells American chat show giant how he came out.