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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Halfbacks

Last month
November 2023
'We're both obsessed with rugby' - Casey on close relationship with Crowley
Craig Casey and Jack Crowley go back a long way together.
Last year
Patterson and Healy impress for Munster as Frisch shows his class
Graham Rowntree was also delighted with new signing Kiran McDonald.
'It’s like a sixth sense' - Wallaby legend on what makes Murray and Sexton two of the greats
George Gregan sees fellow nine Conor Murray as ‘one of the great scrum-halves in world rugby’.
'We don’t want to see them too excited, we want them nice and calm'
The Emerging Ireland coaches are hoping for a decisive performance from their halfbacks.
All time
'He was one of the most gifted players I ever played with' - Perenara
The All Blacks scrum-half knows Jamison Gibson-Park from the Hurricanes.
Murray strives to keep number nine shirt as Biggar battles to lead from 10
Owen Farrell can’t be discounted as a key man in this Lions squad.
Sexton and Murray set to be back from injury for Ireland's clash with Italy
Head coach Andy Farrell stressed the need for Ireland to make sure of a win in Rome.
Ireland's new-look combinations learn about top-level Test rugby in Twickenham
The inexperienced halfback pairing didn’t get anything like an armchair ride.
Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack
Meanwhile, Antoine Dupont is a major threat to Andy Farrell’s Ireland.
Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations
Conor Murray is under pressure from John Cooney and Luke McGrath at scrum-half.
Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays
The South Africa and Wales scrum-halves are small players but often make a big impact without the ball.
'Those two guys are not the reason we lost' - Schmidt on Sexton and Murray
The Ireland boss only replaced his starting halfbacks in the closing 10 minutes in Cardiff.
Sexton 'angry' and Murray 'frustrated' after stuttering Ireland display
Joe Schmidt warned that ‘there’s a real danger when you start trying too hard.’
Precious opportunity for Carbery and McGrath shows they're still learning
Joe Schmidt felt his halfbacks played ‘a little bit conservatively’ in the first half in Chicago.
McGrath and 'fierce competitor' Carbery to run the Ireland show
Joe Schmidt is keen to see his halfbacks and others stand up against Italy tomorrow.
Two of Warren Gatland's key Lions finally pair up on Saturday
Conor Murray and Owen Farrell start in the halfbacks against the Crusaders.
World-class Murray and Sexton underline their importance to Ireland
Numbers nine and 10 were at their very best as Ireland saw off the Springboks in Dublin.
Australia drop Beale as Waratahs halfback duo Phipps and Foley start
The Wallabies’ head coach, Ewen McKenzie, has gone for an entirely new playmaking pairing to face South Africa.