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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Mike Phillips

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# Thin on the ground
Scarlets have to 'think outside the box' to ease scrum-half crisis in South Africa
The Welsh side have signed Herschel Jantjies for just one match.
# Mike Phillips
Ex-Wales and Lions scrum-half Mike Phillips comes out of retirement to help Scarlets
The 35-year-old has been included in a 27-man squad for the upcoming Pro14 games in South Africa.
# Calling Time
Ex-Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips to retire from rugby at end of season
The 34-year-old is calling it a day after the current Premiership campaign.
# Top 14
'We weren't allowed to live near each other' - Phillips shocked by Racing-Stade merger
The Welsh scrum-half spent three years in Paris.
# For Sale
Peter Stringer will have competition for his place from Mike Phillips next season
The experienced Welsh scrum-half will join the Aviva Premiership club from Racing 92.
# magic metro
This brilliant skill from Mike Phillips to set up Casey Laulala summed up Racing's day
Everything went right for Ronan O’Gara’s side.
# Tuesday
We'll Leave It There So: Rugby icon laid to rest, big boost for Andy Lee & all today's sport
Elsewhere, League of Ireland attendances have increased while CJ Stander has signed a new deal with Munster.
# homesick
Welsh stars keen to return home, says Gatland
Jamie Roberts is one Welsh player who might be looking to return from France.
# mauled to death
Schmidt’s ruthless desire sets up championship decider at Twickenham – Adrian Flavin
The former Connacht and Wolfhounds hooker also has words of criticism for Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips.
# Magic Mike
Mike Phillips wary of 'icon and gentleman' O'Driscoll
Of course, ‘All the Irish boys are top-class players.’
# sexton's on fire
Jonny Sexton inspires Racing Métro to victory over Toulouse
The Irish outhalf scored a try and set up another in a 15-point outing this afternoon.
# Team news
Montpellier name second-string team for Ulster visit
Meanwhile, Jonny Sexton will partner Mike Phillips at halfback for Racing Métro tomorrow night.
# Reality check
Sexton's Heineken Cup dreams in ruins as Racing lose to 'Quins again
The French side have lost their last three European outings after an opening win over Clermont.
# Below The Belt
Hurling leggings and ‘Januzaj for Ireland’ campaign begins: It’s the week in comments
It wouldn’t be a sporting week without a debate about hurlers keeping warm for winter.
# the replacements
Sexton and Phillips named on Racing Métro bench for Harlequins clash
The duo last featured together in the Lions’ Third Test victory over Australia this summer.
# Magic Mike
Mike Phillips joining Jonny Sexton at Racing Métro
The Welsh scrum-half will be linking up with his Lions teammate in Paris for the rest of the season.
# stud u like
Mike Phillips could be in big trouble after this stamp on Quade Cooper
The Welsh scrum-half took exception to the Wallaby out-half’s presence in a ruck.
# November Tests
Wales run in four tries in convincing win over Argentina
Warren Gatland’s men powered to a 40-6 victory against a largely disappointing Argentinian team.
# keeping busy
Sacked scrumhalf Mike Phillips named in strong Welsh side to face Springboks
Lions captain Sam Warburton will lead the Welsh while Ospreys winger Eli Walker is set for his Test debut.
# Bad Boys
Naughty XV versus Nice XV in ultimate rugby battle of good and evil
Cocaine use, eye gouges and shooting baby seals. Who could ever beat these tough sods?
# P45
Lions scrum-half Mike Phillips sacked by Bayonne - Report
The word from France is that the Welshman has been fired by the Top 14 club after his latest misdemeanor.
# Magic Mike
Mike Phillips to face Bayonne board after arriving 'drunk' for work -- reports
The scrum-half allegedly turned up for a video analysis session ‘under the influence’.
# Opinion
Gatland ruthless in pursuit of crowning moment
Mike Phillips has been left out in the cold.
# Lions 2013
Test chance is around the corner, we must stay switched on -- Conor Murray
The Munster and Ireland scrumhalf scored a first half try but so did his Test competitor Ben Youngs.
# Magic Mike
Lions scrumhalf Mike Phillips on shutting down Wallaby wizard Will Genia
“Things seem to tick off him,” remarks the Welshman, who teams up with Jonny Sexton on Saturday.
# Lions 2013
McGeechan: Gatland can lead Lions to victory
The tourists lost to the Brumbies yesterday but Geech reckons Gatty will get it done.
# Lions 2013
No half measure: Murray ready to become his own man
Conor Murray has come a long way in four years, but he is still yet to stop comparisons with Mike Phillips.
# Your Say
Open thread: Who do you want as your Lions scrum-half?
Wales’ Mike Phillips looks a certainty to start against the Wallabies but he will need some back-up.
# latest
6 Nations: Wales stay on championship track after swatting Italy aside
The defending champions look revived after their victory in France last time out.
# world of hurt
Ireland v Wales flashback: 'The jig was up after 90 seconds'
Ireland had defeated Australia and Italy to top their RWC group. The fun stopped when they got to Wellington.
# ballboy-gate
Video Nasty: Players reflect on the lineout larceny that cost Ireland in 2011
On Saturday, Declan Kidney’s men will revisit the scene of the Millennium Stadium crime for the first time.
# 6 Nations
'If you have a spare few pounds, don't put it on me for 1st try-scorer' - Rory Best
The Ulster hooker is hoping to be part of one of three teams with Grand Slam ambitions on Monday morning.
# 6 Nations
Try-scoring Murray desperate to shut down Magic Mike
The Munster scrum-half has twice witnessed the havoc Phillips can wreak on a team that gives him space.
# fan favourite
Romain Poite named as ref for Wales v Ireland 6 Nations clash
The Frenchman will whistleblow at the Millennium Stadium – scene of a lineout-gate in 2010.
# quids in
Diagnosis money: Welsh Rugby Union follow Irish lead to lock in Jamie Roberts
The Cardiff Blues centre, who is studying to be a doctor, may get a fancy mála scoile out of this.
# silver slivers
French clubs may be forced to release players for Lions tour
Warren Gatland will be seeking to invoke an IRB regulation that states the quadrennial event begins on 1 June.
# Last Four
RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final preview: Ospreys v Munster
“We seem to have a knack of beating Munster,” says Ospreys coach Steve Tandy ahead of this evening’s knock-out clash.
# Heineken Cup
Welsh star Charteris tips impressive Leinster to retain Heineken Cup
The Dragons captain spoke glowingly about Joe Schmidt’s men ahead of this evening’s RaboDirect PRO12 encounter.
# Suspense
Two Irish on 6 Nations Player of the Tournament shortlist
Jonathan Sexton and Donnacha Ryan will enter the final weekend of this year’s tournament hopeful of claiming a major accolade.
# New Era
Ospreys players told to ditch the fake tan
The new policy is an attempt by the club to shed their ‘Galacticos’ label.