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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Jack Conan

This month
September 2023
Conan's CV highlights why Ireland have been holding out hope
The 31-year-old back row remains on the comeback trail at the World Cup.
Conan sits out Ireland training as rehab of foot injury continues
The 31-year-old suffered his injury against Italy in Ireland’s first World Cup warm-up.
Last month
August 2023
Injured Irish trio will 'definitely' be available for World Cup selection
Jack Conan, Rónan Kelleher, and Dave Kilcoyne are currently sidelined.
'He's been going really well' – Jack Conan continues recovery from foot injury
The Ireland backrow injured his foot against Italy on 5 August.
Conan injury the only concern as Ireland step up World Cup prep in Portugal
The backrower has remained in Dublin with Ireland set to train against the Portugal national team today.
Jack Conan misses Ireland's training camp in Portugal due to foot injury
The backrower hasn’t travelled with the squad as Ireland await an update on his injury.
'Maybe I just didn’t grasp the magnitude of playing for Ireland in a World Cup'
Jack Conan had a disappointing experience in Japan in 2019.
This year
'That one hurt us last year' - La Rochelle final hands Leinster their shot at revenge
The pain of last season’s Champions Cup final defeat in Marseille has fuelled Leinster’s drive to this year’s final.
'We can win playing different styles of rugby' - Leinster flex their muscles as Tigers wait
Leinster’s Jack Conan felt Saturday’s Champions Cup defeat of Ulster gave the province’s forwards a timely test.
Jamie Osborne and Jack Conan sign new Leinster contracts
Both players have penned new deals with the province.
'We spoke all week about this being one of the greatest days of our lives'
Jack Conan and Ross Byrne both made important contributions off the bench against England.
Conan delights in 'one of best days I’ve ever been involved in with this squad'
The Leinster backrower came on early in the first half for the injured Caelan Doris.
'Lads in that position have no job security... fair play to the lads in Wales'
Jack Conan says the Netflix cameras haven’t been a distraction in Ireland camp.
'Leinster Rugby is all about winning trophies' - Conan insists current form counts for nothing
The eastern province aren’t getting ahead of themselves.
Last year
'You can never celebrate for too long' - Ireland look to keep building after Boks win
Jack Conan was happy to make an impact against South Africa but is determined to kick on again this weekend.
Jack Conan's mixed experience in New Zealand and impact of 'ruthless competitor' Sean O'Brien
The backrower featured in all three Tests against the All Blacks but lost his starting spot in the Ireland team.
Conan ready to finish on a high after Covid effects and 'stop-start' Six Nations
The 29-year-old made three starts as Ireland won the Triple Crown.
'The ref said a few decisions went against us when they shouldn’t have'
Ireland were heavily penalised last weekend against England.
Conan and Hansen start for Ireland in Super Saturday showdown with Scots
Iain Henderson comes into the Ireland second row in place of James Ryan.
'This time last year I was running out at Rodney Parade in front of an empty stadium'
Jack Conan’s progress has been extraordinary over the last 12 months – after a career waiting patiently for his big break.
'It absolutely matters' - Hopes rise for full houses at Ireland's Six Nations games
NPHET’s latest advice to the government could result in a major financial boost for the IRFU.
All time
'For us, it’s about not believing the hype - we are not as good as people think we are'
Jack Conan believes Ireland need to kick on from Saturday’s win – rather than bask in its glory.
'Something has clicked with Jack' - Conan a new force for Ireland
The 29-year-old number eight bolted all the way into the Lions Test team this year.
'It's easier to silence that kind of noise... I feel a bit vindicated'
Leinster’s Jack Conan starts in the number eight shirt against Glasgow again tonight.
Leinster welcome back Lions but doubts over Henshaw as centre misses out again
Leo Cullen’s side host the Scarlets at the RDS this evening.
An up-and-down tour for the Irish Lions could end on a high
Jack Conan, Tadhg Furlong, and Robbie Henshaw have been named to start all three Tests.
Conan goes again with 'freak athletes' Curry and Lawes in Lions back row
Warren Gatland was impressed with the Ireland number eight last weekend.
'I've had a lot of ups and downs. The road to here hasn't always been easy'
Leinster and Ireland man Jack Conan starts for the Lions on Saturday.
Henshaw, Furlong and Conan start for Gatland's Lions in the first Test
Conor Murray and Tadhg Beirne have been included on the bench.
Ireland's Jack Conan keen to take his chance in last Lions Test audition
Warren Gatland says up to 70% of his Test side remains undecided.
'He’s definitely putting his hand up' - Lions boss Gatland impressed by Conan
The tourists move on to Cape Town tomorrow but don’t know who they will play on Wednesday.
Conan and Beirne step up to showcase their skills in Lions back row
The Irish pair were impressive as Warren Gatland’s side beat Japan.
'Ronan can come here and set a marker for himself - this is a great opportunity'
Lions forwards coach Robin McBryde has said Irishman Ronan Kelleher has impressed in their training camp this week.
Jack Conan leaves field with head injury and will follow return to play protocol
Conan has been named in Warren Gatland’s Lions squad to tour South Africa.
It's easy to see the sense in Gatland's side of the Sexton debate
The Ireland captain has paid the price for a frustrating run of injuries.
'I thought I was going to be absolutely smoked. He would have melted me in the ribs'
Jack Conan talks us through some of his play for Ireland and Leinster in recent months.
Jack Conan: 'We want to build on this performance and win everything we can'
Leinster are aiming to reclaim the Champions Cup they last won in 2018.
‘This just shows we can win ugly – we can win an arm wrestle’
Man of the match Jack Conan paid tribute to Leinster’s squad as they win a fourth straight Pro14 title.
Jack Conan: ‘It really doesn't get any better than that’
The No8 was one of Ireland’s stars on Saturday.
'Something we worked on all week' - Ireland's attack cuts England apart
Ireland scored excellent tries through Keith Earls and Jack Conan, and nearly had a beautiful third.