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# jvdf

This year
'They've taken me training since I was five... it’s nice to have them there'
World Rugby player of the year Josh van der Flier makes his team-mates look good.
Last year
'If you're at the top, everyone wants to knock you down' - Van der Flier
Josh van der Flier was named the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland men’s player of the year.
'They had me in a Munster jersey and a red scrum cap in Killarney!'
After a summer of good times, Josh van der Flier is out to keep up his scintillating form.
All time
Van der Flier outstanding for Ireland after missing out on Lions call-up
Ireland boss Andy Farrell praised the openside’s contribution against Japan.
Ireland leave Cardiff feeling a mix of pride, disappointment and regret
Josh van der Flier says he and the seven-man pack felt ‘comfortable’ at half-time, but errors allowed Wales win back control.
Northampton's Tom Wood handed three-week ban for JVDF hit
He’ll be free to play again when the sides meet in round three.
Cullen content to wait for offical channels to discuss dangerous hit on Van Der Flier
Tom Wood’s clear-out attempt caught the Ireland flanker full in the face.
Van der Flier has bit between his teeth in battle for 'disputed' 7 shirt
Competing for a starting slot is different at 27 than it was at 23 for Josh van der Flier.
'Stuart told me to be more demanding of the ball... that I should be getting a bit more involved'
Josh van der Flier is working on taking his game to the next level.
Van der Flier happy to mix it in open Leinster style, but loves the grind of hard-fought Tests
Maybe he likes the misery.
'Not a nice part of the season to miss': JVDF absent for final again, but still aiding Leinster's push
The back row need only look to his backs coach to find someone who understands the pain of missing a European final.
Missing Ireland's Grand Slam drives JVDF on to seize his big chance
The Leinster flanker starred in the victory over the All Blacks and is retained at openside for the visit of England.
Back to school with JVDF: Injury comeback, beating the All Blacks and exams
The Ireland and Leinster flanker was back at his alma mater yesterday, after a memorable comeback month.
Relentless JVDF celebrates 'incredible' night 9 months on from knee nightmare
The Leinster openside and Jordi Murphy were on duty in Chicago and key again in a second win over New Zealand.
Fit and firing Josh van der Flier looking to play 'old-school seven role'
The 25-year-old has returned from a long-term ACL injury in impressive fashion.
'No issues at all': Van der Flier unscathed after horror stamp and 20 tackles
The Leinster flanker’s head was trampled on by Connacht prop Dominic Robertson-McCoy.
JVDF feeling stronger than ever after rehab race with Dubs star Brogan
The Leinster man wound up in the surgeon’s theatre on the same day as Brogan.
Van der Flier fit again for Leinster as more Ireland internationals return to fold
The province confirmed that scrum-half Nick McCarthy will be sidelined for ‘the next few weeks.’
'He said 'Josh you're good at this'': Sage advice keeping Van der Flier positive on road to recovery
The Leinster flanker injured his ACL on the opening day of the Six Nations and admits a wince at the brilliant performances of Dan Leavy in his absence.
Van der Flier out for the season with knee injury, Conway set to miss Italy clash
In positive news, Dave Kilcoyne has re-joined the squad.
Relentless Van der Flier forever chasing sky high standards
The Wicklow man is a natural fit in Ireland’s back row, so it’s easy to forget he is still encountering firsts aplenty in his career.
Toner locked out again and more talking points from Ireland's XV to kick off Six Nations
Luke McGrath and Fergus McFadden have benefitted from Leinster’s imperious form to earn a place among the replacements.
Tireless Van der Flier not resting on his laurels as he works to become the complete seven
The flanker says he needs to improve the impact he makes with ball in hand rather than ‘just catching it and putting the head down.’
Van der Flier gets the nod as Cullen makes one change for round two against Exeter
Josh van der Flier comes in to start for the injured Rhys Ruddock, while Andrew Porter could be in line to make his Champions Cup debut.
'They're all lovely lads, but we don't like them': JVDF primed for overdue cut at Munster
He’s achieved a lot in his short career, so it’s about time Josh van der Flier started against Munster.
JVDF ready to do without scrum cap again as Ireland board bullet train
The flanker reckons it’s around 15 years since he played without headgear, but the heat in New Jersey and Japan has forced a change.
JVDF to the fore as Leinster secure home Pro12 semi with bonus point win in Galway
The eastern province scored five tries to ruin John Muldoon’s 300th cap party.
Isa and JVDF back in Leinster line-up to tackle Blues
Fresh from international duty, Cian Healy, Dan Leavy and Luke McGrath all start.
JVDF takes disappointment on the chin as he pushes extra hard for starting place in Rome
There is huge competition in the back row, and the Leinster man is hoping to have a big impact on Saturday.
The boy in the red scrum cap: JVDF's meteoric rise from Wicklow to the world stage
At the end of a truly remarkable year for the flanker, Josh van der Flier sits down with The42 to try and take stock of it all.
'I played 9 for a bit': JVDF studying to fill any gap for Leinster
The ever-ready openside is willing to slot in anywhere in Leo Cullen’s side… anywhere!
Van der Flier a bright spark for Ireland but wants to be more than a workhorse
The 23-year-old has been superb off the bench against the All Blacks in recent weeks.
'We can't afford to be passive': Schmidt enthused by debut performances, but bemoans Irish defence in London
With the dust settled on Twickenham, Joe Schmidt spoke about the defeat and the latest injury news in his camp.
'He works his absolute arse off': Ross out to help Van der Flier make a debut to remember
Mike Ross tells us about his monstrous Leinster team-mate and how he’d never willingly hang up his Ireland jersey.
Debut for Bangor Bulldozer, JVDF and more talking points from Ireland's team
Ireland’s back-line suddenly looks a lot bigger than their opposite numbers in England.