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# playmaker - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

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

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

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

# playmaker - Sunday 7 July, 2019

From The42 €75-million man swayed by Barcelona's 'key player' promise Playmaker This post contains videos

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

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

# playmaker - Friday 17 May, 2019

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

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

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

From The42 Days on the big stage leave 20-year-old Ulster star Lowry wanting more Playmaker

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

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

From The42 Analysis: How has Johnny Sexton been playing in the Six Nations? 10

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

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

# playmaker - Thursday 10 January, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018 the year when Johnny Sexton showed his permanent class

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

# playmaker - Thursday 1 November, 2018

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

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

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

# playmaker - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

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

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

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

# playmaker - Sunday 2 September, 2018

From The42 'In Munster, there's always going to be competition' - JJ impresses at 10 Playmaker

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

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

# playmaker - Saturday 1 September, 2018

From The42 Naby Keita could be the missing piece in Jurgen Klopp's Premier League jigsaw Playmaker This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

# playmaker - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

From The42 Blow for Ulster's Champions Cup opponents as Cipriani ruled out for 12 weeks Sting In The Tail

Blow for Ulster's Champions Cup opponents as Cipriani ruled out for 12 weeks

Wasps have confirmed the out-half has suffered a medial ligament tear.

# playmaker - Saturday 29 July, 2017

From The42 Barcelona to remain 'discreet' in pursuit of Liverpool's Coutinho Kop Out

Barcelona to remain 'discreet' in pursuit of Liverpool's Coutinho

The La Liga giants are reluctant to be drawn into a debate regarding the Brazil international.

# playmaker - Monday 15 May, 2017

From The42 Boost for Munster as Bleyendaal set to feature in Pro12 semi-final Playmaker

Boost for Munster as Bleyendaal set to feature in Pro12 semi-final

Meanwhile, Alex Wootton has also recovered from injury ahead of the Ospreys clash.

# playmaker - Monday 20 March, 2017

From The42 Analysis: Jared Payne adds another dimension to Ireland's attack Playmaker

Analysis: Jared Payne adds another dimension to Ireland's attack

The Ulsterman showed his attacking quality from fullback against England.

# playmaker - Thursday 12 January, 2017

From The42 In-form Munster midfielder Rory Scannell hopeful of getting Ireland call Robust

In-form Munster midfielder Rory Scannell hopeful of getting Ireland call

The 23-year-old centre was involved during the November Tests and is hungry for more.

# playmaker - Thursday 5 January, 2017

From The42 'Rassie always preaches 'play what you see', even if it's on your own try-line' -- Keatley Playmaker

'Rassie always preaches 'play what you see', even if it's on your own try-line' -- Keatley

The Munster out-half backed his skill-set on a tough night in Galway.

# playmaker - Saturday 15 October, 2016

From The42 'It never crossed my mind to stop' - Bleyendaal fit and eager to fire for Munster Tactician

'It never crossed my mind to stop' - Bleyendaal fit and eager to fire for Munster

The 26-year-old New Zealander is enjoying linking up with Conor Murray.

# playmaker - Thursday 6 October, 2016

From The42 Bowe and Ronaldson back in starting slots as Connacht welcome unbeaten Ulster Playmaker

Bowe and Ronaldson back in starting slots as Connacht welcome unbeaten Ulster

Pat Lam’s side are hoping to build on last week’s win over Edinburgh.

# playmaker - Saturday 17 September, 2016

From The42 Murray's return a boost with Munster eager to rebound from Cork defeat Playmaker

Murray's return a boost with Munster eager to rebound from Cork defeat

Keith Earls is at 13 in an exciting backline, while Munster have picked a muscular pack for the Dragons.

# playmaker - Sunday 21 August, 2016

From The42 Ankle injury means Matt Giteau has probably played his last game for the Wallabies Playmaker

Ankle injury means Matt Giteau has probably played his last game for the Wallabies

The Toulon star fractured his ankle in as the Wallabies were trounced in Sydney.

# playmaker - Thursday 16 June, 2016

From The42 Paddy Jackson aiming to get familiar faces outside him firing in Johannesburg Playmaker

Paddy Jackson aiming to get familiar faces outside him firing in Johannesburg

Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw are the only non-Ulster backs named for Ireland this weekend.

# playmaker - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

From The42 Millwall scout said Wes Hoolahan was 'too small' Playmaker

Millwall scout said Wes Hoolahan was 'too small'

The former-Shelbourne-player-turned-Ireland-hero has spent a large portion of his career in the lower leagues

# playmaker - Thursday 2 June, 2016

From The42 'We have to move on' - Schmidt backs Jackson to fill Sexton's shoes Playmaker

'We have to move on' - Schmidt backs Jackson to fill Sexton's shoes

The Ulster out-half is now favourite to wear Ireland’s 10 shirt in South Africa.

# playmaker - Thursday 5 May, 2016

From The42 Clontarf playmaker Carbery showing Leinster quality in Ulster Bank League Talent

Clontarf playmaker Carbery showing Leinster quality in Ulster Bank League

The 20-year-old is hoping for further playing opportunities under Leo Cullen next season.

# playmaker - Friday 15 April, 2016

From The42 Hurricanes 10 Barrett in impressive All Blacks audition against the Rebels Playmaker

Hurricanes 10 Barrett in impressive All Blacks audition against the Rebels

Barrett is up against Aaron Cruden and Lima Sopoaga for the Kiwis’ 10 shirt.

# playmaker - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

From The42 'He cracks the whip': Trimble backs Jackson to threaten Sexton in Ireland shirt Playmaker

'He cracks the whip': Trimble backs Jackson to threaten Sexton in Ireland shirt

It’s been another frustrating tournament for Jackson, but Joe Schmidt might just feel the need to test an alternative to his starting 10 before bigger Tests come back around.

# playmaker - Thursday 11 February, 2016

From The42 No Bastareaud coming down the tracks, but Sexton fit and ready for France and Danty Playmaker

No Bastareaud coming down the tracks, but Sexton fit and ready for France and Danty

‘I probably felt the way front-rowers feel every day, but as a soft out-half I just didn’t hide it as well.’

# playmaker - Thursday 21 January, 2016

From The42 Quade Cooper has signed on with Australia for the Rio Olympic 7s Playmaker

Quade Cooper has signed on with Australia for the Rio Olympic 7s

Toulon have granted the 27-year-old permission to pursue his Olympic ambition.

# playmaker - Saturday 26 September, 2015

From The42 Madigan undaunted by prospect of playing scrum-half for Ireland Playmaker

Madigan undaunted by prospect of playing scrum-half for Ireland

The Leinster man starts in the 10 shirt against Romania, fulfilling a World Cup dream.

# playmaker - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

From The42 Foley feels Bleyendaal can bring 'a bit more variety' to Munster's game Playmaker

Foley feels Bleyendaal can bring 'a bit more variety' to Munster's game

The New Zealander may pressure Ian Keatley at 10, while also offering an interesting option at inside centre.

# playmaker - Saturday 1 August, 2015

From The42 Maturing Paddy Jackson trusting his instincts ahead of World Cup Vision

Maturing Paddy Jackson trusting his instincts ahead of World Cup

The Ulster out-half says the game is slowing down more for him as he gains experience.

# playmaker - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

From The42 Emre Can showed the value of playing him in midfield tonight Playmaker

Emre Can showed the value of playing him in midfield tonight

The German showed his quality, creating space for a precise finish, for his country tonight.

# playmaker - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

From The42 Ireland can beat 'hungover' Germany, insists Eamon Dunphy Hope

Ireland can beat 'hungover' Germany, insists Eamon Dunphy

“Anyone who thinks we don’t have the players should look at the teamsheet of Northern Ireland.”

# playmaker - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

From The42 21 reasons Andrea Pirlo is the ultimate midfield boss Bearded Gent

21 reasons Andrea Pirlo is the ultimate midfield boss

This is Pirlo’s game face. He’s THAT cool.

# playmaker - Saturday 30 May, 2015

From The42 Watch out, England: Quade Cooper is back and he's tearing defences apart Feelin' 22

Watch out, England: Quade Cooper is back and he's tearing defences apart

The scored two tries on his return from injury for the Reds this morning.

# playmaker - Saturday 16 May, 2015

From The42 Everything Leinster fans wanted to see from Ian Madigan at 10 this season was on show today Playmaker

Everything Leinster fans wanted to see from Ian Madigan at 10 this season was on show today

He kicked well, he sniped shrewdly and he put team-mates into space.

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