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# 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.

# playmaker - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

From The42 Mesut Özil pulls the strings for Arsenal while QPR move out of the bottom three Playmaker This post contains videos

Mesut Özil pulls the strings for Arsenal while QPR move out of the bottom three

There was also a valuable win for Hull City that put Aston Villa into the relegation zone.

# playmaker - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

From The42 No extra pressure on fit-again Conor Murray despite Sexton's absence Playmaker

No extra pressure on fit-again Conor Murray despite Sexton's absence

The 25-year-old says he is ‘feeling good again’ and is ‘fit to play’ against Italy on Saturday.

# playmaker - Thursday 22 January, 2015

From The42 Ireland ambitions drive JJ Hanrahan's decision to exit Munster Interview

Ireland ambitions drive JJ Hanrahan's decision to exit Munster

The 22-year-old tells The42 about the many factors that led to him signing for Northampton Saints.

# playmaker - Saturday 20 December, 2014

From The42 Reid stands out as Leinster's attack progresses in win over Connacht Playmaker

Reid stands out as Leinster's attack progresses in win over Connacht

The 24-year-old centre was named man of the match after the inter-pro clash at the RDS.

# playmaker - Monday 15 December, 2014

From The42 Hanrahan's promising display in Clermont underlines his Munster potential Playmaker

Hanrahan's promising display in Clermont underlines his Munster potential

The 22-year-old was lively at Stade Marcel-Michelin, bringing his teammates into the game with clever passing.

# playmaker - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Instinctive Olding looks to make the difference for Ulster against Toulon

The 21-year-old has played a variety of positions throughout his young career.

# playmaker - Friday 19 September, 2014

From The42 Marmion happy to lead Connacht's young backline after first Ireland caps Playmaker

Marmion happy to lead Connacht's young backline after first Ireland caps

June’s tour to Argentina saw the scrum-half getting up to speed with Joe Schmidt’s heavy demands.

# playmaker - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

From The42 Raheem Sterling is England's David Silva, says Jamie Redknapp Playmaker

Raheem Sterling is England's David Silva, says Jamie Redknapp

Not Literally.

# playmaker - Thursday 4 September, 2014

From The42 Keatley comfortable calling the shots in Munster's fresh game plan Playmaker

Keatley comfortable calling the shots in Munster's fresh game plan

The 27-year-old has an ongoing issue with osteitis pubis, but says it did not hinder his pre-season training.

# playmaker - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From The42 Simon Hick column: Will the real Ian Madigan please stand up? Playmaker

Simon Hick column: Will the real Ian Madigan please stand up?

Leinster fans, Matt O’Connor and Joe Schmidt will be hoping to see a strong performance from the out-half on Saturday.

# playmaker - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From The42 O'Connor excited by playmaking potential of Leinster centre Noel Reid Distribution

O'Connor excited by playmaking potential of Leinster centre Noel Reid

The 23-year-old delivered an excellent attacking display in the nine-try hammering of Treviso yesterday.

# playmaker - Friday 4 April, 2014

From The42 Murray highlights Munster's need for strong kick chase against Toulouse footwork Playmaker

Murray highlights Munster's need for strong kick chase against Toulouse footwork

The Ireland international will play a key role in sweeping defensively, as well as directing attacking play at Thomond Park.

# playmaker - Sunday 16 February, 2014

From The42 Forest crash out of FA Cup despite Ireland international Andy Reid's efforts Playmaker

Forest crash out of FA Cup despite Ireland international Andy Reid's efforts

The midfielder set up a goal for the visitors, but Sheffield United powered home thanks to three second half strikes.

# playmaker - Sunday 12 January, 2014

From The42 Gopperth targets home quarter final after inspiring Leinster comeback Vindicated

Gopperth targets home quarter final after inspiring Leinster comeback

The Kiwi scored 21 points for the three-time European Cup champions as they fought back to beat Castres.

# playmaker - Thursday 9 January, 2014

From The42 Xabi Alonso puts his feet up at Madrid with new two-year deal Playmaker

Xabi Alonso puts his feet up at Madrid with new two-year deal

The midfielder took to Twitter to gloat about the extension.

# playmaker - Sunday 29 December, 2013

From The42 Sexton gains revenge over Wilkinson as Racing see off Toulon Playmaker

Sexton gains revenge over Wilkinson as Racing see off Toulon

The Irish out-half kicked nine points for the Parisians in their home win over the European champions.

# playmaker - Saturday 23 November, 2013

From The42 Coutinho 'didn't think twice' about Liverpool move Playmaker

Coutinho 'didn't think twice' about Liverpool move

“As a footballer all you ever want is the chance to play, and show people how well you can play,” says the Anfield favourite.

# playmaker - Thursday 7 November, 2013

From The42 'We've lost control' - Joe Schmidt on Jonny Sexton's heavy workload Playmaker

'We've lost control' - Joe Schmidt on Jonny Sexton's heavy workload

Paddy Jackson is the man entrusted with the 10 jersey as Sexton sits out the Samoa game with a hip problem.

# playmaker - Friday 18 October, 2013

From The42 'I enjoy the physical part of the game' - Leinster out-half Jimmy Gopperth Out-half

'I enjoy the physical part of the game' - Leinster out-half Jimmy Gopperth

The New Zealander has settled in at Leinster with ease and is ready to take down French champions Castres.

# playmaker - Thursday 26 September, 2013

From The42 Time for Madigan to show O'Connor why he deserves the Leinster number 10 jersey Playmaker

Time for Madigan to show O'Connor why he deserves the Leinster number 10 jersey

The 24-year-old needs a big performance against the Cardiff Blues tomorrow night.

# playmaker - Sunday 15 September, 2013

From The42 Sexton pulls the strings again as Racing Metro beat Bayonne Playmaker

Sexton pulls the strings again as Racing Metro beat Bayonne

The Irish outhalf has well and truly found his feet in France now.

# playmaker - Monday 9 July, 2012

From The42 Bayern Munich deny shock Pirlo swoop talk Playmaker

Bayern Munich deny shock Pirlo swoop talk

“Bayern have neither contacted the player and his advisers, nor made an offer to Juventus,” Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.