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'It was instantly obvious to me that she was a player ahead of her time'
Claire Molloy made a huge impact for Ireland over the course of 74 caps.
Has Josh van der Flier played himself into the Lions conversation?
The Leinster openside’s form was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
'In three or four years' time, he could be another Richie McCaw'
Despite still being just 22, Tom Curry is already a dominant force in Test rugby.
Connors takes his chance in Rome to push for Ireland start against Scotland
The 24-year-old openside was among the best performers in a six-try win for Andy Farrell’s side.
'I kept trucking away. I knew my time would come if I just kept at it'
24-year-old Will Connors was man of the match on his Ireland debut against Italy.
'We don't just see him as a chop tackler' - Ireland back Connors' attacking skills
Attack coach Mike Catt also believes newcomer Hugo Keenan has “a huge future.”
Leavy continues ‘bumpy journey’ to full fitness as he takes full part in Leinster training
The flanker has been close to making a return in recent weeks, but the path has not been a straightforward one.
How Will Connors' remarkable tackling helped Leinster to shut down Ulster
The 24-year-old openside flanker was dogged and destructive in defence.
'I'd love to have seen how the last two weeks of the Six Nations played out'
Leinster openside Will Connors earned an Ireland call-up thanks to his excellent season.
Leavy's cruel injury opens the door for Deegan and Penny at Leinster
John Fogarty says reputation counts for nothing as the province assess their options at seven for the closing stages of the season.
Big call for Schmidt to make at openside with Leavy offering 'X-factor'
Sean O’Brien’s experience is tempting after Josh van der Flier was ruled out.
'What actually changed my mindset was reading a bit of McCaw’s book'
Josh van der Flier is looking to make good decisions on both sides of the breakdown.
'I was only expecting to get maybe one cap this year but I'm delighted'
19-year-old openside flanker Scott Penny has already made four senior starts for Leinster.
'One of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make': London Irish confirm Sean O'Brien signing
The Tullow Tank has agreed to join London Irish from December.
Leinster openside Van der Flier in impressive form as Six Nations looms
The 25-year-old is looking likely to be wearing Ireland’s seven shirt on 2 February.
'It's great to have him back' - Leavy returns to full fitness for Leinster
Sean O’Brien and Ciarán Frawley are still unavailable for selection.
Major blow for Munster as openside Chris Cloete fractures his forearm
The South African will miss three to four months of action.
James Ryan set to start for Ireland as McGrath and Carbery make the bench
Josh van der Flier appears to have won the race to start on the openside.
Back from injury, brilliant Butler doesn't want to miss a beat for Connacht
‘The way they work rotation you never know when you are going to be in the 15 or the 23 so you just take the opportunities as you get them.’
Opportunity knocks for O'Brien as Warburton sidelined with ankle injury
Warren Gatland confirmed the Wales openside has an ankle issue.
22-year-old Savea gets first All Blacks start for Springboks clash
The Hurricanes openside ripped up Super Rugby this year.
Sean O'Brien set for surgery and facing 'considerable period' on the sidelines
The Tullow Tank suffered a massive setback in his rehab in the last weekend of the regular season and will miss Ireland’s tour to South Africa.
Van der Flier set for Ireland debut with McCloskey ready in midfield
Jared Payne is looking increasingly unlikely to feature against England in Twickenham.
Chris Henry: 'I hope Joe knows I've done a job for him in the past and I'm still there'
Ireland’s head coach places huge value in familiarity when picking squads and Henry hopes to prove himself fit for Twickenham this Sunday.
Leinster's ambitious van der Flier aiming to match Armitage and the world's best opensides
The 22-year-old is not content merely to win Leinster caps; he wants to dominate games.
Youghal man O'Callaghan showing international credentials for Munster
The 25-year-old back row has been in excellent form for Anthony Foley’s side.
Gatland willing to start without Warburton after Tipuric's 'best performance in a Welsh jersey'
There’s only room for one lucky seven at a time the starting line-up.
Sean O'Brien was an absolute beast at the breakdown against Scotland
These four turnovers from the Ireland captain showed his quality on the deck.
Ulster's Chris Henry will make his comeback from heart surgery tonight
The 27-year-old has been out of action since suffering a mini-stroke in November.
Pat Lam's Connacht have signed a Kiwi back row ahead of next season
Openside flanker Nepia Fox-Matamua will join the province on a two-year deal.
Boxing and bear crawls behind him, Jake Heenan ready to put his shoulder to the wheel
The Kiwi openside has come through two extensive runs to recovery, so knows plenty about shoulder rehab.
O'Donnell intent on nailing down Ireland's seven shirt for Six Nations
The Munster back row is keen to add to his collection of six international caps.
'All the players are thinking of him' - Ireland's best wishes to Chris Henry
The openside flanker suffered a temporary blockage of a small blood vessel in his brain.
Ruddock ready for Georgian power after starring in Boks beating
The Leinster flanker turned 24 today and now feels a settled part of Joe Schmidt’s group.
Openside O'Donnell living the Munster tradition of breakdown competition
The 27-year-old Tipp native discusses competing for steals and CJ Stander’s impact with ball in hand.
Is Peter O'Mahony a 6,7 or 8 and does it even matter?
‘I’m not going to name myself down to a position at the moment,’ says the Munster captain.
Heenan taking things slowly as Connacht look for rapid improvement
The 22-year-old openside flanker tells how he works on his breakdown skills.
Sean O'Brien fitter, stronger and not the least bit concerned about his shoulder
The flanker is raring to go in a new season after playing only three times in 2014.
Butterworth the latest in Lansdowne's line of professional converts
The 23-year-old has bolstered Ulster’s back row options after impressing in the Ulster Bank League.
Dominic Ryan made captain of Emerging Ireland as McCarthy withdraws through injury
With late call-ups to the senior squad, Stuart McCloskey, Ricky Lutton and Billy Holland are packing their bags for Romania.