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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Midfield

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England add experienced Joseph to squad ahead of Ireland clash
The 27-year-old made his comeback from an ankle injury for Bath last weekend.
Powerful centre Laumape joins All Blacks squad ahead of Ireland clash
Sonny Bill Williams will miss the game in Dublin on Saturday.
'People have their own opinions. You can't hide from it... I have thick skin'
Bundee Aki made his debut for Ireland last November and has become a vital cog in Joe Schmidt’s machine since.
Sevens alumnus Goggin a powerful addition to Munster midfield
The Young Munster man has shown his worth at both 12 and 13 and could have played his way into the biggest test of Munster’s season.
Leinster's academy to Bedford to Galway: Farrell finds his feet in Connacht
The 24-year-old was superb in midfield for the western province last season.
Wallaby-capped centre Godwin gets 'good change-up' at Connacht
The Zimbabwe-born midfielder is hoping to make a big impact in midfield for Andy Friend’s side.
Analysis: Ringrose adds creative playmaking touches to Ireland attack
But Joe Schmidt will be keen to see his side being more clinical in Sydney this weekend.
Cork's Alan Browne in the form of his life and ready to supply Ireland with goals
After finding the back of the net against Celtic, the Preston North End midfielder is keen to prove his worth in Paris on Monday.
Taute back in training after 7 months out as Munster monitor Ryan and Scannell
The South African centre suffered a serious knee injury in the win over Cardiff Blues in late September.
Analysis: Munster man Rory Scannell's superb form keeps him in Ireland mix
The 24-year-old has been a key player for his province for the past three seasons.
Chris Farrell has 'his nose in front' for Ireland's 13 shirt - Schmidt
The Munster centre is expected to replace Robbie Henshaw for the clash with Wales.
Sexton has 'his mojo back' as Gatland keeps Farrell card close to chest
The Lions head coach wants to keep the All Blacks guessing into next week.
'He’s a monster' - Sonny Bill Williams shows his All Black class against Lions
The Blues centre was in superb form against the tourists at Eden Park.
Big call for Ireland in midfield as Wallabies look to spoil November series
Joe Schmidt’s side felt their attack wasn’t far away against the All Blacks last weekend.
Analysis: Debutant Ringrose gives Ireland a bright glimpse of the future
The 21-year-old had many excellent moments as he won his first Test cap.
Ireland's 2013 tormentor Crotty looking forward to clash with old pal Jared Payne
The All Black centre says he’s been apologising to Irish supporters everywhere since denying Joe Schmidt’s men victory in Dublin.
Munster set to sign Irish centre Chris Farrell for next season
The 23-year-old centre is returning home to Ireland next summer.
Ireland's Jackson confident with Ulster centres Olding and Marshall alongside
Joe Schmidt’s midfield triumvirate lacks experience but has huge potential.
'Te’o and Ringrose, there was a lot of smoke blown up those guys’ asses, the Ulster centres ripped them to shreds'
There’s plenty of evidence to convince Stephen Ferris either side can win tonight’s big Pro12 semi-final.
Scannell hopes to build on Saili pairing in Munster's new Erasmus era
The 22-year-old has been one of the standout players for the southern province this season.
Veteran Kiwis Smith and Nonu set for tussle with Boks' midfield upstarts
Saturday’s World Cup semi-final in Twickenham sees youth pitted against experience in the midfield.
Schmidt: Payne's foot injury was a risk and Earls brings form to 13 shirt
The Ireland head coach says they felt it wasn’t prudent to risk Payne against the French.
Analysis: What does Jared Payne do for Ireland?
The 29-year-old centre is a superb defender and underrated attacker.
'I'm not the biggest bosher' - Payne adding subtle touches to Ireland midfield
The Ulsterman says there is a nice bit of depth in his position within Ireland’s World Cup squad.
Poll: Would Joe Brolly's rule change to 'rescue Gaelic football' actually work?
The pundit wants an exclusion zone for non-midfielders between the 45s during kick-outs.
Wasps have signed an Ireland international centre on loan
33-year-old James Downey has been struggling for first-team games at Glasgow this season.
Earls excited for midfield challenge against England's Slammin' Sam
The Munster man wears 13 for the Wolfhounds in tomorrow evening’s clash with the England Saxons.
Georgian centre Sharikadze learning his trade from two ex-Ireland internationals
The 21-year-old is already a key player for Georgia and will pose a threat to Ireland’s backline this weekend.
Wales bump George North in to the centre for Australia Test
With Jonathan Davies injured, North will run from 13 outside of Jamie Roberts.
Is it a Lee Chin-Conor Fogarty battle to join Richie Hogan in the Allstars midfield?
Hogan is nailed on for the award but will his Kilkenny team-mate or Wexford’s star man join him?
Can anyone stop David Moran and Neil Gallagher from collecting Allstars at midfield?
Both players were outstanding in 2014.
Opinion: Ireland's need for Payne at 13 is holding back Ulster's attack
Neil Doak again used Payne at outside centre for Saturday’s Champions Cup defeat to Leicester.
Return of 'quality' Gordon D'Arcy important for O'Connor's Leinster
The 34-year-old played in both centre positions against the Cardiff Blues on Friday night.
Te'o signing fits perfectly with Matt O'Connor's vision for Leinster
The rugby league player will offer physicality and directness in the province’s midfield.
World Cup not in D'Arcy's thoughts as Ireland centre focuses short-term
The 34-year-old has learned to concentrate on six-month blocks.
'I don't think I grabbed the shirt' - Darren Cave's Ireland concerns
The 27-year-old Ulster centre feels he could have done more to impress in Argentina in June.
Seven things we want to see from Ireland in the Tests against Argentina
From options at centre to a prayer on the wing. We don’t ask for much.
5 players Schmidt could bring to Argentina in place of Robbie Henshaw
With the Connacht man unfortunately ruled out, Ireland have a free spot in their touring squad.
Tommy Bowe to start at 13 for Ulster's inter-pro clash with Connacht
Meanwhile, Pat Lam has named an unchanged side for the fourth week in-a-row ahead of the visit to Ravenhill.
Tuilagi back in England squad for big bash against Wales
Marland Yarde has also been handed a recall as the Championship enters its decisive final weeks.