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# key-man - Friday 16 July, 2021

'He can have a huge role' - Lions delighted to have Robbie Henshaw back
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'He can have a huge role' - Lions delighted to have Robbie Henshaw back

Jul 16th 2021, 2:25 PM 3,990 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland centre is back from injury tomorrow against the Stormers.

# key-man - Saturday 3 July, 2021

'Hopefully I'll be able to contribute more than working hard and hitting rucks'
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'Hopefully I'll be able to contribute more than working hard and hitting rucks'

Jul 3rd 2021, 9:13 AM 9,305 Views 1 Comment

Tadhg Furlong comes into this Lions tour in a very different place to four years ago.

# key-man - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland
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'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland

Jun 22nd 2021, 2:17 PM 8,532 Views 6 Comments

The Lions boss also said he views Tadhg Beirne as a back row for the tour of South Africa.

# key-man - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

'He’s still one of the premier wingers in Ireland' - Conway back in action
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'He’s still one of the premier wingers in Ireland' - Conway back in action

Mar 3rd 2021, 6:00 AM 11,850 Views 19 Comments

The 29-year-old hasn’t featured in the Six Nations but made his Munster comeback two weekends ago.

# key-man - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Major blow for Wales as wing Adams sent home for breaching Covid protocols
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Major blow for Wales as wing Adams sent home for breaching Covid protocols

Feb 3rd 2021, 6:18 PM 8,635 Views 2 Comments

The 25-year-old was the top try-scorer at the 2019 World Cup.

# key-man - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash
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Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash

Feb 2nd 2021, 3:16 PM 26,183 Views 46 Comments

Quinn Roux has also picked up an injury, while Gavin Coombes and Ryan Baird join the squad.

# key-man - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Blow for France ahead of Six Nations as Vakatawa suffers knee injury
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Blow for France ahead of Six Nations as Vakatawa suffers knee injury

Jan 24th 2021, 1:44 PM 3,553 Views 0 Comments

The elusive centre was forced off during Racing 92′s defeat to Bordeaux yesterday.

# key-man - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
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Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Updated Jan 21st 2021, 7:53 AM 14,140 Views 24 Comments

The Leinster man has been named the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Men’s Player of the Year.

# key-man - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Limerick star Gillane hospitalised and a doubt for All-Ireland final
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Limerick star Gillane hospitalised and a doubt for All-Ireland final

Nov 29th 2020, 10:29 PM 28,716 Views 12 Comments

Aaron Gillane suffered ‘a heavy blow to his back’ in the closing stages of the win over Galway.

# key-man - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Furlong remains hopeful of being fit for restart of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
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Furlong remains hopeful of being fit for restart of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Sep 29th 2020, 9:36 AM 6,486 Views 8 Comments

The 27-year-old Leinster tighthead hasn’t played since rugby got back up and running in August.

# key-man - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope
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James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope

Aug 4th 2020, 12:28 PM 7,942 Views 11 Comments

21-year-old Ryan Baird will be hoping for opportunities when rugby gets back underway.

# key-man - Monday 4 November, 2019

Ballyboden hopeful Macauley will be fit for start of Leinster campaign after Dublin final concussion
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Ballyboden hopeful Macauley will be fit for start of Leinster campaign after Dublin final concussion

Nov 4th 2019, 6:47 PM 6,815 Views 3 Comments

Star midfielder Michael Darragh Macauley was forced to leave the action on Sunday with 10 minutes remaining.

# key-man - Monday 8 July, 2019

The 27-year-old shining in the Mayo attack after finally delivering on his potential
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The 27-year-old shining in the Mayo attack after finally delivering on his potential

Jul 8th 2019, 5:37 PM 14,643 Views 5 Comments

Man-of-the-match against Galway, Darren Coen has scored 0-12 from play for Mayo so far this summer.

# key-man - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Dublin star in fitness battle after suffering 'small' hamstring tear
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Dublin star in fitness battle after suffering 'small' hamstring tear

Jun 26th 2019, 2:35 PM 10,575 Views 1 Comment

Eoghan O’Donnell is unsure if he’ll return in time for the All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-final.

Relief for Dublin as James McCarthy's knee injury not as bad as first feared - reports
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Relief for Dublin as James McCarthy's knee injury not as bad as first feared - reports

Jun 26th 2019, 1:04 PM 4,956 Views 11 Comments

The three-time All-Star was forced off in Sunday’s Leinster final.

# key-man - Monday 24 June, 2019

McCarthy's knee injury of major concern as Dublin look to Super 8s
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McCarthy's knee injury of major concern as Dublin look to Super 8s

Jun 24th 2019, 6:05 AM 8,745 Views 25 Comments

James McCarthy left Croke Park on crutches yesterday evening.

# key-man - Monday 18 February, 2019

Klopp assessing Lovren 'minute by minute' ahead of Bayern clash at Anfield tomorrow
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Klopp assessing Lovren 'minute by minute' ahead of Bayern clash at Anfield tomorrow

Feb 18th 2019, 12:53 PM 3,388 Views 8 Comments

The defender is still in contention to face the Bundesliga champions, but Jurgen Klopp will make a late call.

# key-man - Friday 17 August, 2018

O'Sullivan set for return to training next week ahead of All-Ireland final
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O'Sullivan set for return to training next week ahead of All-Ireland final

Aug 17th 2018, 2:51 PM 3,703 Views 4 Comments

The defender was forced off just 28 minutes into Dublin’s semi-final win over Galway.

# key-man - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Ireland international Madigan up for Championship Player of the Year
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Ireland international Madigan up for Championship Player of the Year

Apr 25th 2018, 5:03 PM 20,092 Views 32 Comments

The 32-times capped out-half was instrumental as Pat Lam’s Bristol earned promotion.

# key-man - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Lions tour and the All Blacks will bring out the best in Conor Murray
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Lions tour and the All Blacks will bring out the best in Conor Murray

May 4th 2017, 9:15 PM 6,769 Views 1 Comment

The Limerick man can call on recent experience of beating the Kiwis.

# key-man - Monday 17 April, 2017

Murray remains the big worry for Munster ahead of Saracens semi-final
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Murray remains the big worry for Munster ahead of Saracens semi-final

Apr 17th 2017, 1:01 AM 6,964 Views 10 Comments

The scrum-half has a frustrating shoulder issue after suffering a stinger while on Ireland duty.

# key-man - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Munster 10 Bleyendaal forced off early against Glasgow
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Munster 10 Bleyendaal forced off early against Glasgow

Apr 8th 2017, 8:27 PM 14,029 Views 5 Comments

Rory Scannell took over at out-half after just eight minutes in Cork tonight.

# key-man - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Schmidt confident Sexton and O'Brien will be fit for Six Nations opener
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Schmidt confident Sexton and O'Brien will be fit for Six Nations opener

Jan 25th 2017, 11:27 AM 7,621 Views 22 Comments

The out-half was forced off in the first half of Leinster’s draw with Castres last weekend.

# key-man - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Lam 'begged' skills coach Ellis not to leave Connacht last year
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Lam 'begged' skills coach Ellis not to leave Connacht last year

Oct 5th 2016, 3:37 PM 6,390 Views 3 Comments

Now the skills coach returns to New Zealand with the head coach’s blessing.

# key-man - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Video analysis: Brilliant Bundee Aki leading Connacht's Pro12 charge
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Video analysis: Brilliant Bundee Aki leading Connacht's Pro12 charge

Apr 23rd 2016, 11:45 AM 28,076 Views 16 Comments

We examine the Kiwi centre’s impact for Pat Lam’s side.

# key-man - Saturday 2 January, 2016

No pressure then - Wenger believes Arsenal title hopes depend on Ozil
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No pressure then - Wenger believes Arsenal title hopes depend on Ozil

Jan 2nd 2016, 10:40 AM 4,112 Views 1 Comment

Gunners boss reveals the German midfielder has had a reduced training load to keep him fit this season.

# key-man - Monday 5 October, 2015

Henshaw looking forward to the physical aspect of facing France
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Henshaw looking forward to the physical aspect of facing France

Oct 5th 2015, 6:00 AM 6,228 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old centre was impressive on his tournament debut.

# key-man - Saturday 14 March, 2015

The form sharpshooter in the league looked very clinical in Inchicore
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The form sharpshooter in the league looked very clinical in Inchicore

Mar 14th 2015, 8:01 AM 3,900 Views 0 Comments

Christy Fagan netted in the Saints easy win against Bray.

# key-man - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Schmidt: 'We knew Johnny was ok' after collision with Bastareaud
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Schmidt: 'We knew Johnny was ok' after collision with Bastareaud

Feb 14th 2015, 8:36 PM 11,535 Views 20 Comments

The Ireland out-half will return to Racing Métro next week to prepare for a Top 14 clash with Clermont.

# key-man - Friday 13 February, 2015

IRFU release statement stressing Sexton's fitness for France clash
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IRFU release statement stressing Sexton's fitness for France clash

Feb 13th 2015, 6:30 PM 7,957 Views 6 Comments

There has been some debate around the Racing Métro man’s return after concussion issues in recent months.

# key-man - Friday 16 January, 2015

Huge loss for Munster as Murray misses make-or-break Saracens clash
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Huge loss for Munster as Murray misses make-or-break Saracens clash

Jan 16th 2015, 11:45 AM 8,902 Views 41 Comments

Duncan Williams will start at scrum-half for Munster at Allianz Park tomorrow.

# key-man - Monday 3 November, 2014

Sexton injury 'nothing of concern' for Ireland, but Best joins Ross as a front row doubt
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Sexton injury 'nothing of concern' for Ireland, but Best joins Ross as a front row doubt

Nov 3rd 2014, 1:12 PM 7,462 Views 6 Comments

Ireland had an agreement with Racing Metro to limit the number 10′s game time on Saturday.

# key-man - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Toulon beat off Racing Métro offer to secure Matt Giteau's future
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Toulon beat off Racing Métro offer to secure Matt Giteau's future

Sep 18th 2014, 11:25 AM 3,600 Views 6 Comments

The Parisian club had hoped the Australian would replace Johnny Sexton next season.

# key-man - Friday 11 July, 2014

Gavin hails Paul Flynn's off the field influence for the Dubs
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Gavin hails Paul Flynn's off the field influence for the Dubs

Jul 11th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,680 Views 2 Comments

The Dublin boss also confirmed that Ger Brennan will not make it back for the Leinster final.

# key-man - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Anscombe still hopeful that Pienaar will stay with Ulster
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Anscombe still hopeful that Pienaar will stay with Ulster

Oct 2nd 2013, 2:24 PM 1,251 Views 3 Comments

The Kiwi also says he hopes any players who do leave next season will give their best effort in the current campaign.

# key-man - Sunday 29 September, 2013

A foot in touch, but in the door keeps Allen asking for more
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A foot in touch, but in the door keeps Allen asking for more

Sep 29th 2013, 8:39 AM 1,728 Views 0 Comments

Ulster’s wings are one of the most hotly contested positions in Ireland, little wonder Michael Allen won’t leave well enough alone.

# key-man - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Joyce calls for patience as Galway football star Meehan seeks to regain fitness
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Joyce calls for patience as Galway football star Meehan seeks to regain fitness

Apr 17th 2013, 11:04 AM 1,533 Views 1 Comment

One of his former teammates has outlined why the Caltra attacker is pivotal to Galway’s chances this summer.