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# Key Man

Last year
'He’s ticked all the boxes' - Sheehan set to return against South Africa
Tadhg Beirne has all the qualities to be a World Cup difference-maker
Ex-Ulster sensation Piutau at the heart of Tonga's fine start to RWC prep
'I’m enjoying it now more than ever' - Hurling journey from Kildare to Limerick
McCloskey was no wonderkid but he has proven to be a totem for Ulster
Keenan remains a key man as Farrell's Ireland target a Six Nations title
Quiet leader Keenan continues to find his voice at Leinster
All time
Munster prepare plan to contain 'proper Jack-in-the-box' Antoine Dupont
Broken nose healed, Beirne welcomes target on Ireland's backs
Big boost for Munster as Coombes returns ahead of Connacht clash
Quiet and ruthless, the Galway All-Ireland winner tasked with guiding the Dublin hurlers
McCloskey a doubt for Ulster's massive URC clash with the Sharks
'His contract is very well-deserved and it’s good for Munster too'
What a difference a year has made for Ulster's dynamic Nick Timoney
'I was in a leg brace when Stephen rang me' - Ogbene reflects on his rapid rise
20-metre passes and 50:22 kicks - Keenan is a key influence for Ireland
Major boost for the All Blacks as Retallick returns for Ireland clash
'He's one of the best in the world' - Munster hope to keep De Allende
Jurgen Klopp suggests talks ongoing with Mohamed Salah over new Liverpool deal
Injury to tactical chief De Klerk is a huge blow for the Springboks
Furlong looks a certainty but plenty of Irish hopes for Lions' Test 23
'He can have a huge role' - Lions delighted to have Robbie Henshaw back
'Hopefully I'll be able to contribute more than working hard and hitting rucks'
'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland
'He’s still one of the premier wingers in Ireland' - Conway back in action
Major blow for Wales as wing Adams sent home for breaching Covid protocols
Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash
Blow for France ahead of Six Nations as Vakatawa suffers knee injury
Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
Limerick star Gillane hospitalised and a doubt for All-Ireland final
Furlong remains hopeful of being fit for restart of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope
Ballyboden hopeful Macauley will be fit for start of Leinster campaign after Dublin final concussion
The 27-year-old shining in the Mayo attack after finally delivering on his potential
Dublin star in fitness battle after suffering 'small' hamstring tear
Relief for Dublin as James McCarthy's knee injury not as bad as first feared - reports
McCarthy's knee injury of major concern as Dublin look to Super 8s
Klopp assessing Lovren 'minute by minute' ahead of Bayern clash at Anfield tomorrow
O'Sullivan set for return to training next week ahead of All-Ireland final
Ireland international Madigan up for Championship Player of the Year