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#playmaker

# playmaker - Wednesday 14 September, 2022

Ireland see Frawley as 'a guy who can lead from the front at 10'
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# Playmaker

Ireland see Frawley as 'a guy who can lead from the front at 10'

Sep 14th 2022, 3:18 PM 9,588 Views 12 Comments

Emerging Ireland boss Simon Easterby also explained why Andy Farrell won’t be touring.

# playmaker - Thursday 17 March, 2022

Kinghorn starts at 10 for Scots as Russell drops to bench for Ireland clash
# Playmaker
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# Playmaker

Kinghorn starts at 10 for Scots as Russell drops to bench for Ireland clash

Mar 17th 2022, 12:28 PM 7,957 Views 5 Comments

The 25-year-old Edinburgh man makes just his second Test start at out-half.

# playmaker - Sunday 13 February, 2022

'He was excellent' - Carbery steps up for Ireland in Sexton's absence
# Number 10
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# Number 10

'He was excellent' - Carbery steps up for Ireland in Sexton's absence

Feb 13th 2022, 7:00 AM 38,515 Views 47 Comments

The 26-year-old Munster man impressed his head coach, Andy Farrell.

# playmaker - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

'It definitely helps us that we're not just relying on our 9s and 10s to run it'
# Playmaker
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# Playmaker

'It definitely helps us that we're not just relying on our 9s and 10s to run it'

Jan 25th 2022, 7:51 PM 10,873 Views 3 Comments

Robbie Henshaw is happy to step up as a distributor for Leinster and Ireland.

# playmaker - Monday 22 November, 2021

'He's definitely up there in the top two or three in the world'
# The Jukebox
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# The Jukebox

'He's definitely up there in the top two or three in the world'

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 8:40 PM 55,101 Views 25 Comments

Tadhg Furlong’s brilliant form drew praise on today’s edition of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# playmaker - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Prime opportunity for Carbery to push Ireland career on against Argentina
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Prime opportunity for Carbery to push Ireland career on against Argentina

Nov 16th 2021, 12:30 PM 12,619 Views 22 Comments

The 26-year-old is set for his chance with Johnny Sexton out injured.

# playmaker - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Leinster believe Frawley can 'start knocking on the door' with Ireland
# Ballplayer
From The42
# Ballplayer

Leinster believe Frawley can 'start knocking on the door' with Ireland

Sep 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,426 Views 6 Comments

The 23-year-old is an intelligent presence at inside centre.

# playmaker - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

'I'd love to see him play Test rugby' - Michael Lowry continues to shine
# Potential
From The42
# Potential

'I'd love to see him play Test rugby' - Michael Lowry continues to shine

Apr 6th 2021, 3:49 PM 12,019 Views 33 Comments

The 22-year-old Ulster playmaker scored a cracking try against Harlequins on Sunday.

# playmaker - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Leinster 15 Keenan's influence against Munster shows his growing skillset
# Second Receiver
From The42
# Second Receiver

Leinster 15 Keenan's influence against Munster shows his growing skillset

Mar 31st 2021, 6:30 AM 8,681 Views 10 Comments

The 24-year-old has been encouraged to get involved as a distributor.

# playmaker - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

'Joey is a world-class player, he'll take Munster's attack to another level'
# Playmaker
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# Playmaker

'Joey is a world-class player, he'll take Munster's attack to another level'

Mar 24th 2021, 6:15 AM 12,880 Views 12 Comments

Carbery is expected to start at out-half for Munster in the Pro14 final.

# playmaker - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Henry Slade emerges as a doubt for England's clash with Ireland
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Henry Slade emerges as a doubt for England's clash with Ireland

Mar 16th 2021, 12:17 PM 4,173 Views 3 Comments

The Exeter centre won’t train today after picking up a leg injury.

Playmaking 12 Frawley 'developing nicely' as he gets set for Leinster return
# Fitness
From The42
# Fitness

Playmaking 12 Frawley 'developing nicely' as he gets set for Leinster return

Mar 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,194 Views 6 Comments

The 23-year-old Skerries man has had a frustrating time with injury.

# playmaker - Thursday 17 December, 2020

'I'd be really hungry to get back in the squad and be starting for Ireland'
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

'I'd be really hungry to get back in the squad and be starting for Ireland'

Dec 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,299 Views 11 Comments

28-year-old Jack Carty is determined to add to his 10 Ireland caps.

# playmaker - Thursday 26 November, 2020

George Ford back in England team for Wales clash
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

George Ford back in England team for Wales clash

Nov 26th 2020, 11:24 AM 5,260 Views 0 Comments

The out-half made his comeback from an Achilles injury as a replacement in last weekend’s win over Ireland.

# playmaker - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

McCloskey impatient to get Ireland career going again with cap number four
# Midfield
From The42
# Midfield

McCloskey impatient to get Ireland career going again with cap number four

Nov 25th 2020, 5:19 PM 11,945 Views 19 Comments

The Ulster centre hasn’t played Test rugby since November 2018.

# playmaker - Monday 16 November, 2020

'Look at Damien McKenzie and Beauden Barrett, they can play multiple positions'
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

'Look at Damien McKenzie and Beauden Barrett, they can play multiple positions'

Nov 16th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,202 Views 6 Comments

Ulster’s 22-year-old Michael Lowry is comfortable at either out-half or fullback.

# playmaker - Monday 26 October, 2020

England include Umaga in squad for title chase From The42

England include Umaga in squad for title chase

Oct 26th 2020, 1:39 PM 12,476 Views 4 Comments

The Wasps 10 is the nephew of All Black legend Tana.

# playmaker - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

22-year-old Lowry's classy touches a bright note in a tough fortnight for Ulster
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

22-year-old Lowry's classy touches a bright note in a tough fortnight for Ulster

Sep 22nd 2020, 12:00 PM 21,760 Views 7 Comments

The talented playmaker showed his promise after moving to out-half against Toulouse.

# playmaker - Saturday 29 August, 2020

'He’s that second pair of hands' - Ciarán Frawley shines at 12 for Leinster
# Playmaker
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# Playmaker

'He’s that second pair of hands' - Ciarán Frawley shines at 12 for Leinster

Aug 29th 2020, 10:08 PM 14,108 Views 12 Comments

The 22-year-old Skerries man was excellent in Leinster’s victory over Ulster.

# playmaker - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix

Updated Aug 4th 2020, 8:03 PM 26,212 Views 26 Comments

The 27-year-old out-half had his struggles post-World Cup but remains a classy operator.

# playmaker - Thursday 2 July, 2020

'Joey is still the key man. If Joey gets fit, then there's a lot you can do'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
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# The42 Rugby Weekly

'Joey is still the key man. If Joey gets fit, then there's a lot you can do'

Jul 2nd 2020, 5:20 PM 10,064 Views 20 Comments

Bernard Jackman says the out-half can help get the best out of Munster’s new signings.

# playmaker - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

All Blacks goal on hold as league sensation Kalyn Ponga signs new NRL deal
# Staying Put
From The42
# Staying Put

All Blacks goal on hold as league sensation Kalyn Ponga signs new NRL deal

Jun 16th 2020, 11:44 AM 9,677 Views 3 Comments

The 22-year-old has agreed a new four-year contract with the Newcastle Knights.

# playmaker - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

'Connacht as champions, the weeks that followed were just unbelievable'
# RISE UP
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# RISE UP

'Connacht as champions, the weeks that followed were just unbelievable'

Mar 24th 2020, 7:53 PM 7,793 Views 6 Comments

Second row Aly Muldowney will retire from professional rugby this summer.

# playmaker - Friday 13 December, 2019

Fresh perspective keeping Billy Burns on upward curve with Ulster
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Fresh perspective keeping Billy Burns on upward curve with Ulster

Dec 13th 2019, 10:29 AM 3,885 Views 2 Comments

Ulster’s 10 is playing a huge role in the province’s form under Dan McFarland.

# playmaker - Friday 22 November, 2019

Cooney's match-winner years in the making
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Cooney's match-winner years in the making

Nov 22nd 2019, 10:50 PM 16,829 Views 8 Comments

Head coach Dan McFarland admits he was not initially confident his 9 had made the right call to go it alone.

# playmaker - Monday 14 October, 2019

Friend thrilled to see Fitzgerald's 'immense skill-set come to the fore'
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Friend thrilled to see Fitzgerald's 'immense skill-set come to the fore'

Oct 14th 2019, 7:58 AM 9,986 Views 10 Comments

The 22-year-old out-half is making the most of Jack Carty’s absence.

# playmaker - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

O'Driscoll: Carbery not a 'genuine threat' to Sexton as Ireland's starting RWC 10
# Understudy
From The42
# Understudy

O'Driscoll: Carbery not a 'genuine threat' to Sexton as Ireland's starting RWC 10

Jul 24th 2019, 4:40 PM 14,141 Views 55 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s chief playmaker is ‘vital to Ireland’s success at the World Cup’,

# playmaker - Sunday 7 July, 2019

€75-million man swayed by Barcelona's 'key player' promise
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

€75-million man swayed by Barcelona's 'key player' promise

Jul 7th 2019, 8:00 PM 38,509 Views 3 Comments

Frenkie de Jong impressed as Ajax won the Eredivisie title and reached the Champions League semi-finals last season.

# playmaker - Friday 17 May, 2019

'I felt when I came back my skills were probably better than when I got injured'
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

'I felt when I came back my skills were probably better than when I got injured'

May 17th 2019, 7:30 AM 6,151 Views 6 Comments

Luke Marshall hit the ground running after his long injury lay-off and is intent on helping Ulster get back to Glasgow in a week’s time.

# playmaker - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Days on the big stage leave 20-year-old Ulster star Lowry wanting more
# Playmaker
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# Playmaker

Days on the big stage leave 20-year-old Ulster star Lowry wanting more

Apr 25th 2019, 8:50 PM 7,184 Views 18 Comments

After a debut delayed by injury, Lowry has proven why he is one of the brightest prospects in the northern province this season.

# playmaker - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Analysis: How has Johnny Sexton been playing in the Six Nations?
# 10
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# 10

Analysis: How has Johnny Sexton been playing in the Six Nations?

Feb 27th 2019, 4:04 PM 22,903 Views 30 Comments

The 33-year-old has provided quality at times but has been frustrated overall.

# playmaker - Thursday 10 January, 2019

'We're well able to match any Pro14 team,' says Carty as he targets a higher grade of European rugby
# Primary Goal
From The42
# Primary Goal

'We're well able to match any Pro14 team,' says Carty as he targets a higher grade of European rugby

Jan 10th 2019, 9:19 AM 5,869 Views 23 Comments

The in-form out-half has sampled two runs through the Champions Cup pool stage and wants to double that during his new contract.

# playmaker - Monday 26 November, 2018

Out-half Frawley's favoured position, but he'd 'play anywhere in the blue jersey'
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Out-half Frawley's favoured position, but he'd 'play anywhere in the blue jersey'

Nov 26th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,705 Views 8 Comments

The 20-year-old starred for Leinster in their big win over Ospreys on Friday night.

2018 the year when Johnny Sexton showed his permanent class
# POTY
From The42
# POTY

2018 the year when Johnny Sexton showed his permanent class

Nov 26th 2018, 12:05 AM 9,423 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland and Leinster out-half was crowned World Rugby Player of the Year on Sunday evening.

# playmaker - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Carbery set to steer the Ireland ship from 10 after settling in at Munster
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Carbery set to steer the Ireland ship from 10 after settling in at Munster

Nov 1st 2018, 6:30 AM 12,789 Views 5 Comments

The out-half turns 23 today in Chicago as Joe Schmidt’s side prepare to face Italy.

# playmaker - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Chelsea star can fill role England missed at World Cup - Alonso
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Chelsea star can fill role England missed at World Cup - Alonso

Oct 16th 2018, 6:03 PM 7,253 Views 3 Comments

Ross Barkley made an impression upon his return to the Three Lions squad last night.

# playmaker - Sunday 2 September, 2018

'In Munster, there's always going to be competition' - JJ impresses at 10
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# Playmaker

'In Munster, there's always going to be competition' - JJ impresses at 10

Sep 2nd 2018, 11:00 AM 10,954 Views 6 Comments

The 26-year-old will be battling with Joey Carbery for the out-half slot at Munster.

# playmaker - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Naby Keita could be the missing piece in Jurgen Klopp's Premier League jigsaw
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Naby Keita could be the missing piece in Jurgen Klopp's Premier League jigsaw

Sep 1st 2018, 9:00 AM 8,755 Views 16 Comments

Liverpool have been piecing a squad together in recent years and the young Guinean is helping it all click together.

# playmaker - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Murray not sore about losing kicking duels with Carbery after knee injury 'fright'
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Murray not sore about losing kicking duels with Carbery after knee injury 'fright'

Mar 6th 2018, 3:39 PM 25,953 Views 3 Comments

The Munster scrum-half showed off his impressive goal-kicking again in the win over Wales, but he feared he had suffered serious injury minutes earlier.

# playmaker - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'Bundee runs the show in Connacht, he has to bring a little bit of that to us' -- Rory Best
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

'Bundee runs the show in Connacht, he has to bring a little bit of that to us' -- Rory Best

Nov 11th 2017, 8:05 AM 7,746 Views 40 Comments

The uncapped Aki has been at the centre of all this week’s debate and he will have ample opportunity to change the conversation tonight.

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