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# hooker - Saturday 9 April, 2022

'My dad had me out on the back field at home practising tackling with him'
# Smash 'em
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# Smash 'em

'My dad had me out on the back field at home practising tackling with him'

Apr 9th 2022, 9:39 AM 5,826 Views 0 Comments

Ireland hooker Neve Jones relishes the physical aspect of the game.

# hooker - Saturday 26 February, 2022

'He's like a big South African. He's got that bulk that you don't really see in Irish kids'
# New Breed
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# New Breed

'He's like a big South African. He's got that bulk that you don't really see in Irish kids'

Feb 26th 2022, 8:00 AM 67,008 Views 2 Comments

Dan Sheehan had to fight hard for his breakthrough but he’s now standing out for Ireland.

# hooker - Friday 25 February, 2022

Sheehan keen to build on 'valuable' outing in Paris with first Ireland start
# Dan The Man
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# Dan The Man

Sheehan keen to build on 'valuable' outing in Paris with first Ireland start

Feb 25th 2022, 6:30 AM 2,930 Views 6 Comments

The 23-year-old has impressed off Ireland’s bench this season.

# hooker - Friday 18 February, 2022

Hooker Kelleher ruled out of the rest of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
# Blow
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# Blow

Hooker Kelleher ruled out of the rest of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Updated Feb 18th 2022, 12:00 PM 28,003 Views 33 Comments

The 24-year-old suffered a shoulder injury in Paris last weekend.

# hooker - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Ulster light on numbers as they search for new Irish-qualified hooker
# Challenge
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# Challenge

Ulster light on numbers as they search for new Irish-qualified hooker

Jan 26th 2022, 8:47 AM 10,734 Views 13 Comments

Wales international Brad Roberts will leave the province at the end of the season.

# hooker - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

'To be fair, when he's in that position it's 90% him and 10% the lifter'
# Growing Force
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# Growing Force

'To be fair, when he's in that position it's 90% him and 10% the lifter'

Dec 1st 2021, 4:50 PM 20,461 Views 5 Comments

Rónan Kelleher was impressive at hooker during Ireland’s superb November Test series.

# hooker - Friday 12 November, 2021

Ireland given the all-clear for All Blacks clash after Covid scare in camp
# Results
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# Results

Ireland given the all-clear for All Blacks clash after Covid scare in camp

Nov 12th 2021, 8:57 PM 11,400 Views 12 Comments

Andy Farrell’s matchday 23 will line out as named yesterday.

# hooker - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Munster sign Irish-qualified hooker Declan Moore ahead of new season
# IQ
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# IQ

Munster sign Irish-qualified hooker Declan Moore ahead of new season

Sep 14th 2021, 1:10 PM 13,885 Views 28 Comments

The 24-year-old was previously part of the Melbourne Rebels’ squad.

# hooker - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Ireland's Kelleher in line to join Gatland's Lions squad in South Africa
# Addition
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# Addition

Ireland's Kelleher in line to join Gatland's Lions squad in South Africa

Updated Jul 11th 2021, 11:42 AM 60,895 Views 19 Comments

The 23-year-old hooker is in line to link up with the tourists.

# hooker - Sunday 21 March, 2021

Tierney-Martin set for Connacht debut off the bench tomorrow night
# Team News
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# Team News

Tierney-Martin set for Connacht debut off the bench tomorrow night

Mar 21st 2021, 1:27 PM 9,505 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend has rejigged his team for the visit to Scarlets.

# hooker - Friday 12 March, 2021

'Rob is a great player for us' - Farrell backs Herring at hooker again
# Hooker
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# Hooker

'Rob is a great player for us' - Farrell backs Herring at hooker again

Mar 12th 2021, 1:13 PM 6,748 Views 27 Comments

Rónan Kelleher returns to the bench as Ireland make three changes for the Scotland clash.

# hooker - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

First start for Ireland next on agenda for 22-year-old Leinster man Kelleher
# Hooker
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# Hooker

First start for Ireland next on agenda for 22-year-old Leinster man Kelleher

Oct 7th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,523 Views 7 Comments

The powerful hooker won his first three caps off the bench earlier this year.

# hooker - Sunday 4 October, 2020

'It was tough, I would have had aspirations of staying on in Leinster'
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

'It was tough, I would have had aspirations of staying on in Leinster'

Oct 4th 2020, 9:00 AM 19,885 Views 11 Comments

27-year-old hooker Bryan Byrne has found a new lease of life with Pat Lam’s Bristol.

# hooker - Sunday 23 August, 2020

'I play rugby because I love the game, not just because my brothers play'
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

'I play rugby because I love the game, not just because my brothers play'

Aug 23rd 2020, 8:00 AM 42,369 Views 2 Comments

20-year-old hooker Billy Scannell is heading into his second season with Biarritz in France.

# hooker - Sunday 2 August, 2020

'That will be one of the big aims this year - to try and get back in with Ireland'
# Green Shirts
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# Green Shirts

'That will be one of the big aims this year - to try and get back in with Ireland'

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:00 AM 27,852 Views 8 Comments

Connacht hooker Dave Heffernan is determined to add to his one Ireland cap.

# hooker - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Battle for Ireland hooker spot 'wide open' -- Jerry Flannery
# The Deuce
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# The Deuce

Battle for Ireland hooker spot 'wide open' -- Jerry Flannery

Jul 21st 2020, 6:59 AM 14,651 Views 22 Comments

The new Harlequins forwards coach hopes to see a stand-out emerge after Rory Best’s exit last year.

# hooker - Friday 17 January, 2020

'I've been in Six Nations squads and never played, so hopefully that can change'
# Ambition
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# Ambition

'I've been in Six Nations squads and never played, so hopefully that can change'

Jan 17th 2020, 7:15 AM 24,898 Views 11 Comments

Ulster man Rob Herring is making a strong push to claim Ireland’s number two jersey.

# hooker - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Scannell settled back in at Munster with Ireland's hooker spot up for grabs
# Number Two
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# Number Two

Scannell settled back in at Munster with Ireland's hooker spot up for grabs

Nov 21st 2019, 1:00 AM 5,240 Views 12 Comments

The 27-year-old is keen to go to another World Cup with his country.

# hooker - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Happy Springbok hooker retires again
# Champion
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# Champion

Happy Springbok hooker retires again

Nov 13th 2019, 11:59 PM 12,642 Views 9 Comments

Schalk Brits insisted there would not be another comeback.

# hooker - Saturday 24 August, 2019

'We can’t keep thinking, ‘We need to be like 2018.' We need to be better'
# Final Chapter
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# Final Chapter

'We can’t keep thinking, ‘We need to be like 2018.' We need to be better'

Aug 24th 2019, 6:45 AM 4,874 Views 14 Comments

Ireland captain Rory Best believes his team can overcome this year’s Six Nations disappointment.

# hooker - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Family at the forefront for Sherry as he looks forward to new horizons beyond Munster
# Red Blooded
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# Red Blooded

Family at the forefront for Sherry as he looks forward to new horizons beyond Munster

May 18th 2019, 6:45 AM 6,752 Views 0 Comments

With a new baby in the house, the hooker has been travelling back and forth from Gloucester during his loan stint in the Premiersip.

# hooker - Friday 26 April, 2019

Ex-France captain Ibañez to be les Bleus manager after World Cup
# Hooker
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# Hooker

Ex-France captain Ibañez to be les Bleus manager after World Cup

Apr 26th 2019, 11:36 AM 5,711 Views 5 Comments

The 98-times capped hooker has been lined up by Bernard Laporte.

# hooker - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Sean Cronin set to miss out on Ireland squad for final Six Nations games
# Omission
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# Omission

Sean Cronin set to miss out on Ireland squad for final Six Nations games

Mar 5th 2019, 5:26 PM 33,985 Views 67 Comments

Ulster’s Rob Herring is set to come into Joe Schmidt’s extended training squad.

# hooker - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

'Sometimes there's no explanation for form... all you can do is try your best'
# Digging In
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# Digging In

'Sometimes there's no explanation for form... all you can do is try your best'

Jan 23rd 2019, 7:00 AM 10,198 Views 32 Comments

Leinster hooker James Tracy is searingly honest about his search to rediscover top form.

# hooker - Friday 23 November, 2018

'Words can't explain how truly thankful I am to be here'
# The Butcher
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# The Butcher

'Words can't explain how truly thankful I am to be here'

Nov 23rd 2018, 1:27 PM 12,639 Views 5 Comments

Eagles hooker Dylan Fawsitt moved to the US in 2014 and is now set to face his native Ireland.

# hooker - Monday 22 October, 2018

JVG hopeful Niall Scannell will play for Ireland next month, but ankle injury 'will take time to settle'
# November Tests
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# November Tests

JVG hopeful Niall Scannell will play for Ireland next month, but ankle injury 'will take time to settle'

Oct 22nd 2018, 5:55 AM 5,850 Views 3 Comments

The hooker missed out on the Gloucester win after sustaining a training ground knock.

# hooker - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'Rory is number one... the rest of us are probably fighting for that second spot'
# Hooker
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# Hooker

'Rory is number one... the rest of us are probably fighting for that second spot'

Oct 18th 2018, 8:30 AM 24,602 Views 33 Comments

Munster’s Niall Scannell has started his season in excellent form.

# hooker - Friday 31 August, 2018

Ex-Ireland U20 captain Annett gets first Premiership start since 2016
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Ex-Ireland U20 captain Annett gets first Premiership start since 2016

Aug 31st 2018, 2:34 PM 6,676 Views 12 Comments

The former Ulster hooker has suffered greatly with injuries in the last year and a half.

# hooker - Saturday 28 July, 2018

'I have a brother and I don't want him getting the farm either!'
# Del Boy
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# Del Boy

'I have a brother and I don't want him getting the farm either!'

Jul 28th 2018, 7:15 AM 33,627 Views 7 Comments

Connacht hooker Shane Delahunt is still balancing farming and professional rugby.

# hooker - Sunday 24 June, 2018

'Representing Ireland, representing that badge, it's pretty special'
# Hooker
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# Hooker

'Representing Ireland, representing that badge, it's pretty special'

Jun 24th 2018, 8:11 PM 35,540 Views 21 Comments

Ulster front row Rob Herring was one of the big winners on Ireland’s tour Down Under.

# hooker - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Munster's Scannell sprung into starting role to salvage frustrating season
# Scans
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# Scans

Munster's Scannell sprung into starting role to salvage frustrating season

Jun 16th 2018, 1:00 AM 7,691 Views 14 Comments

The Cork man was only called up after Rory Best’s injury but now finds himself in the starting XV.

# hooker - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

The former binman and theology student who has cracked the Wallabies
# Journey
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# Journey

The former binman and theology student who has cracked the Wallabies

Jun 13th 2018, 5:45 AM 10,155 Views 4 Comments

Brandon Paenga-Amosa had a remarkable rise over the last year.

# hooker - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Cheika calls Latu into Wallabies squad ahead of first Ireland Test
# Hooker
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# Hooker

Cheika calls Latu into Wallabies squad ahead of first Ireland Test

Jun 6th 2018, 8:27 AM 4,540 Views 0 Comments

With two uncapped hookers left in his squad, Cheika has turned to the four-times capped Waratah.

# hooker - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Dundalk man McElroy excels with Saracens after U20s World Cup dream was shattered
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

Dundalk man McElroy excels with Saracens after U20s World Cup dream was shattered

Feb 17th 2018, 10:00 AM 34,476 Views 30 Comments

The 20-year-old hooker is thriving in his first season with the Premiership giants.

# hooker - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Munster's Casey set for loan move to aid Grenoble's promotion push
# Medical Joker
From The42
# Medical Joker

Munster's Casey set for loan move to aid Grenoble's promotion push

Jan 23rd 2018, 8:52 AM 9,780 Views 4 Comments

The injury-plagued hooker has fallen down to fifth in the Munster pecking order and will hope to get a run of games in ProD2.

# hooker - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Mike Sherry thankful for another chance at rugby after year out with injury
# Steady Nerve
From The42
# Steady Nerve

Mike Sherry thankful for another chance at rugby after year out with injury

Sep 28th 2017, 6:15 AM 5,428 Views 1 Comment

‘I did pretty much every single session besides the day that I got married. That was the one day I had off over the summer.’

# hooker - Monday 28 August, 2017

Sean Cronin bouncing back with renewed appetite after neck injury lay-off
# Perspective
From The42
# Perspective

Sean Cronin bouncing back with renewed appetite after neck injury lay-off

Aug 28th 2017, 4:54 PM 4,751 Views 6 Comments

“It puts things into perspective,” says the hooker after suffering two injuries since the birth of his twin boys.

# hooker - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Munster hooker Moloney joins Ireland U20 squad in time for Scotland clash
# Team-Sheet
From The42
# Team-Sheet

Munster hooker Moloney joins Ireland U20 squad in time for Scotland clash

Jun 3rd 2017, 12:49 PM 5,531 Views 2 Comments

Ronan Kelleher is one of six changes for Ireland as they target a big response to defeat against Italy.

# hooker - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'In pro rugby, you're in a bit of a bubble. It's nice to come out of it for a while'
# Grassroots
From The42
# Grassroots

'In pro rugby, you're in a bit of a bubble. It's nice to come out of it for a while'

Apr 30th 2017, 9:30 AM 13,644 Views 1 Comment

Jason Harris-Wright will look to help Clontarf to AIL glory before joining Pat Lam at Bristol.

# hooker - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

'I would back myself' - Cronin believes he's still in the Lions frame
# Explosive
From The42
# Explosive

'I would back myself' - Cronin believes he's still in the Lions frame

Jan 18th 2017, 6:00 AM 6,052 Views 7 Comments

The Leinster hooker is positive about making a full recovery from his hamstring injury.

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