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# prop life

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# prop life
Positive prognosis on Healy makes Schmidt's prop gamble calculated
Ireland will travel to the World Cup with three tightheads and only two looseheads.
# opportunity knocks
Kilcoyne determined to seize his chance with uncertainty surrounding Healy's fitness
The prop is expected to start against Scotland this Saturday.
# prop life
There was a brilliant Wallabies' front row try against the All Blacks
Sekope Kepu showed some beautiful footwork to score.
# prop life
8 front rows or 9? Which props and hookers will make Schmidt's final World Cup squad?
Who gets the nod at loosehead and hooker?
# prop up
'Few international tightheads can play 80 minutes, they turn into passengers'
The 23-year-old pretender to Mike Ross’ throne is growing more confident by the cap.
# next term
Competition for Court as London Irish sign up All Black prop Ben Franks
The 42-Test All Black has signed a three-year contract with the Premiership club.
# killer instinct
Another strong finish will stand to Ireland, says try-scoring Dave Kilcoyne
The prop is making a habit of getting himself on the score-sheet, but today’s try was extra special.
# baby calf down
Shoulder injury rules Martin Moore out of Ireland's November internationals
Leinster coach Leo Cullen today said the tighthead prop would miss 12 weeks through injury.
# Scrum Power
Botha heads into scrum battle with Toulouse confident in Munster's power
The South African prop explains how the province has adapted to the demand for hooking and the removal of the hit.
# prop life
'Winning with your country is a rarer thing' - Mike Ross revels in Ireland success
The tighthead prop shared a respectful post-match moment with direct opponent Thomas Domingo at the Stade de France.
# prop life
Once you're on it's like any other game': Moore delighted to get nervy debut under his belt
Martin Moore has gone from AIL to international prop in the space of a year.
# prop life
Martin Moore looking forward to ‘great opportunity’ with Ireland
The Leinster tighthead prop has been increasingly impressive for his province this season.
# scrum wars
Strictly business as Ulster’s Afoa plans to ‘do a job’ on Leicester
The tight-head is promising a big improvement to come from the northern province’s set-piece.
# Diaspora
Irish consortium take over Exiles, sign up CJ van der Linde
London Irish owners for London Irish, sounds right to us.
# prop life
Ulster prop Afoa confirms Premiership switch
“When I finish my career, I will reflect on my time at Ravenhill with a lot of pride.”
# prop life
'It's an honour for myself and my family' - Jack McGrath on Ireland debut
The Leinster prop is excited about taking on Samoan mammoth Census Johnston on Saturday.
# prop life
Cian Healy is a nightmare to scrummage against - Mike Ross
The Ireland international tight head prop gives an insight into how the law changes at scrum time have impacted.
# prop life
Prop Moore making huge steps, but he owes entire pack a lunch -- Greg Feek
The young tight-head is impressing with every appearance, but his scrum coach was sure to rein in his praise yesterday.
# crouch bind set
BJ Botha positive about scrum changes ahead of Heineken Cup
Munster’s South African tight head prop has been enjoying getting to grips with the new laws.
# prop life
Archer ready for forward battle with strong Leinster pack
The Munster tight head knows how important the set piece contest will be at Thomond Park on Saturday.
# Saga
6 Nations: Ireland appeal length of Healy suspension
“He’s effectively been ruled out of rugby for four weeks and that is an area we’d like clarity on,” said Ireland team manager Mick Kearney.
# choo choo
VIDEO: Edinburgh prop runs in 40 metre wonder-try against Leinster
Take a bow, Willem Nel… okay, take a breath, then take a bow.
# Forward Planning
Ayerza hoping to end landmark year on high
The Leicester prop is confident that a decent Argentinian performance this week, will bring a first ever win in Dublin.
# prop life
Green Pastures: Andress a Warrior to call in a tight spot
The former Harlequins and Exeter tight-head is loving life at the Premiership’s coal-face.
# maths and stats
Size matters: Connacht fought a losing battle against European heavyweight
Was Denis Buckley really a whole 50 kilos lighter than his direct opponent? “Don’t believe the programme.”
# prop life
Leading from the front: Ross ready to start playing hardball
“If you can’t get up for Munster you might as well not be playing rugby.” Says the cornerstone of Leinster’s set-piece.