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#second row

# second-row - This year 2022

Ryan can remind everyone of his quality as Leinster clash with Connacht
# Cheese
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# Cheese

Ryan can remind everyone of his quality as Leinster clash with Connacht

Oct 14th 2022, 6:45 AM 7,166 Views 19 Comments

The 26-year-old makes his first start of the new season in Galway this evening.

Second row pair Ahern and McCarthy shine in Emerging Ireland's win
# Locks
From The42
# Locks

Second row pair Ahern and McCarthy shine in Emerging Ireland's win

Sep 30th 2022, 3:46 PM 10,326 Views 6 Comments

The Munster and Leinster men had already signalled their potential in recent times.

Analysis: How Jason Jenkins has made an immediate impact at Leinster
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Analysis: How Jason Jenkins has made an immediate impact at Leinster

Sep 27th 2022, 6:05 PM 10,680 Views 7 Comments

Much of the towering lock’s best rugby comes in the darker corners of games: mauls, scrums and rucks.

Kieran Treadwell's stock rises for Ireland in excellent win over the Māori
# STANDOUT
From The42
# STANDOUT

Kieran Treadwell's stock rises for Ireland in excellent win over the Māori

Jul 12th 2022, 10:24 AM 23,219 Views 20 Comments

The Ulster man was one of several players who put their hands up for Andy Farrell’s side.

Ryan returns from concussion as McCarthy takes 'huge step up' for Leinster
# Locks
From The42
# Locks

Ryan returns from concussion as McCarthy takes 'huge step up' for Leinster

May 7th 2022, 8:05 AM 5,472 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old is highly rated by both Leinster and Ireland.

'Rugby is going to be a small part of my life... I want to make it as meaningful as possible'
# Run Ryan Run
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# Run Ryan Run

'Rugby is going to be a small part of my life... I want to make it as meaningful as possible'

Feb 26th 2022, 6:00 AM 12,156 Views 3 Comments

Ryan Baird has unique athleticism and a unique view of his career in rugby.

Leinster set to sign lock Jenkins from Munster ahead of next season
# Tighthead Lock
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# Tighthead Lock

Leinster set to sign lock Jenkins from Munster ahead of next season

Jan 19th 2022, 9:43 PM 51,123 Views 92 Comments

The 26-year-old has only made one appearance for the southern province so far this season.

# second-row - Last year 2021

Farrell feels Henderson 'better suited' to All Blacks as Beirne benched
# Locks
From The42
# Locks

Farrell feels Henderson 'better suited' to All Blacks as Beirne benched

Nov 11th 2021, 5:42 PM 9,827 Views 7 Comments

Jamison Gibson-Park retains his spot at scrum-half after impressing against Japan.

Ryan looks for next level having moved past Lions disappointment
# Lock
From The42
# Lock

Ryan looks for next level having moved past Lions disappointment

Oct 1st 2021, 6:15 AM 3,298 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old Leinster and Ireland second row is aiming to push on as a player.

Meath's Monaghan eager for another shot after Ireland debut
# IQ
From The42
# IQ

Meath's Monaghan eager for another shot after Ireland debut

Sep 17th 2021, 6:00 AM 3,358 Views 0 Comments

The second row started playing rugby in Brighton.

'If you’re picking on form, it’s Itoje and Henderson' - Rory Best
# Locks
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# Locks

'If you’re picking on form, it’s Itoje and Henderson' - Rory Best

Updated Jul 19th 2021, 5:29 PM 23,166 Views 14 Comments

The ex-Ireland captain also believes Johnny Sexton should have been called up.

'It’s a massive opportunity. It’s the last game before the first Test selection'
# Lions Lock
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# Lions Lock

'It’s a massive opportunity. It’s the last game before the first Test selection'

Jul 15th 2021, 10:14 PM 8,457 Views 4 Comments

Wales lock Adam Beard has impressed since getting a late call-up to the Lions tour.

Connacht confirm signing of Tongan international lock Leva Fifita
# Second Row
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# Second Row

Connacht confirm signing of Tongan international lock Leva Fifita

May 31st 2021, 4:11 PM 10,486 Views 5 Comments

The 31-year-old will join from Grenoble this summer to replace Quinn Roux.

'Athletically, he is phenomenal. We really don't produce guys like him in Ireland'
# Potential
From The42
# Potential

'Athletically, he is phenomenal. We really don't produce guys like him in Ireland'

Mar 6th 2021, 8:00 AM 92,659 Views 18 Comments

21-year-old Ryan Baird made his Ireland debut last weekend and looks set for further Six Nations involvement.

Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland
# STANDOUT
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# STANDOUT

Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland

Feb 9th 2021, 5:18 PM 20,645 Views 30 Comments

The Munster lock was superb as Ireland came up short against Wales last weekend.

'His athleticism is ridiculous but he can also pack a scrum' - Beirne pushes for Ireland start
# Form
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# Form

'His athleticism is ridiculous but he can also pack a scrum' - Beirne pushes for Ireland start

Updated Jan 29th 2021, 9:38 PM 27,055 Views 21 Comments

The Munster lock has been in excellent form in recent months.

# second-row - All time

Irish lock Regan earns training contract with Super Rugby's Highlanders
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Irish lock Regan earns training contract with Super Rugby's Highlanders

Dec 22nd 2020, 10:00 PM 13,358 Views 3 Comments

The 23-year-old was formerly part of the Ulster academy.

Stalwart lock Alan O'Connor keeps getting better for McFarland's Ulster
# Pride Of Skerries
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# Pride Of Skerries

Stalwart lock Alan O'Connor keeps getting better for McFarland's Ulster

Dec 10th 2020, 7:05 AM 3,538 Views 4 Comments

The 28-year-old second row has been in strong form for Ulster in recent seasons.

Roux proud to play part for Ireland with family watching on from South Africa
# Physical
From The42
# Physical

Roux proud to play part for Ireland with family watching on from South Africa

Nov 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 8,214 Views 4 Comments

The Connacht lock is hopeful he has done enough to keep his place against England.

Beirne shows up strongly alongside immense Ryan in Ireland's second row
# Fronting Up
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# Fronting Up

Beirne shows up strongly alongside immense Ryan in Ireland's second row

Nov 3rd 2020, 7:00 PM 10,715 Views 5 Comments

The Munster man showed he can win the gainline against France last weekend.

France lock le Roux free to play against Ireland after avoiding ban at hearing
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

France lock le Roux free to play against Ireland after avoiding ban at hearing

Oct 27th 2020, 4:12 PM 7,176 Views 6 Comments

The Racing 92 second row had been cited for allegedly striking Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones.

Masterson moves to second row as Connacht's lock stocks run very low
# Stop Gap
From The42
# Stop Gap

Masterson moves to second row as Connacht's lock stocks run very low

Oct 24th 2020, 12:28 PM 8,114 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend has reshuffled his team for tomorrow’s visit to Edinburgh in the Pro14.

Beirne's 'dream game' sees him work well with Wycherley in Munster pack
# Locks
From The42
# Locks

Beirne's 'dream game' sees him work well with Wycherley in Munster pack

Sep 2nd 2020, 6:00 AM 7,397 Views 9 Comments

The 22-year-old Bantry man was quietly impressive alongside the Ireland international last weekend.

Munster back promising academy locks after 'devastating' RG Snyman injury
# Depth Chart
From The42
# Depth Chart

Munster back promising academy locks after 'devastating' RG Snyman injury

Aug 26th 2020, 2:02 PM 27,063 Views 35 Comments

Stephen Larkham says the province won’t look for a short-term signing with Jean Kleyn also sidelined.

'I am lucky Munster are allowing me to play for the Springboks'
# Test Rugby
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# Test Rugby

'I am lucky Munster are allowing me to play for the Springboks'

Aug 5th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,980 Views 12 Comments

RG Snyman will remain an important part of South Africa’s plans moving forward.

James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope
# Key Man
From The42
# Key Man

James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope

Aug 4th 2020, 12:28 PM 8,006 Views 11 Comments

21-year-old Ryan Baird will be hoping for opportunities when rugby gets back underway.

Irish lock O'Shea signs for French Pro D2 club after leaving Munster
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Irish lock O'Shea signs for French Pro D2 club after leaving Munster

Jul 6th 2020, 11:26 AM 10,001 Views 3 Comments

The 27-year-old has agreed to a two-year deal with Vannes.

'I can't wait to learn off RG Snyman... It's like man against boys in some of the clips'
# Déise Man
From The42
# Déise Man

'I can't wait to learn off RG Snyman... It's like man against boys in some of the clips'

May 11th 2020, 7:41 PM 13,597 Views 56 Comments

Waterford native Thomas Ahern made a big impression for the Ireland U20s this year.

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Niall Murray
# Hotshot
From The42
# Hotshot

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Niall Murray

Apr 9th 2020, 1:04 PM 10,585 Views 6 Comments

The 20-year-old second row has featured for Connacht in the Pro14 and Champions Cup.

'Connacht as champions, the weeks that followed were just unbelievable'
# RISE UP
From The42
# RISE UP

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

Mar 24th 2020, 7:53 PM 7,799 Views 6 Comments

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

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Ryan Baird
# Hotshot
From The42
# Hotshot

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Ryan Baird

Mar 23rd 2020, 5:22 PM 12,047 Views 9 Comments

The 20-year-old Leinster second row possesses remarkable athleticism.

'To see the support that the country gave me was really good' - Toner
# Big Dev
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# Big Dev

'To see the support that the country gave me was really good' - Toner

Feb 3rd 2020, 1:00 AM 8,521 Views 10 Comments

33-year-old Devin Toner was warmly received by Ireland fans on his return.

'He just keeps getting better and better, and I don’t see it stopping'
# The Big Cheese
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# The Big Cheese

'He just keeps getting better and better, and I don’t see it stopping'

Sep 24th 2019, 1:00 AM 13,309 Views 13 Comments

23-year-old James Ryan is already on his way to being an Ireland great.

Henderson and Ryan at the heart of Ireland's dominant outing up front
# Locks
From The42
# Locks

Henderson and Ryan at the heart of Ireland's dominant outing up front

Sep 23rd 2019, 5:27 AM 10,244 Views 5 Comments

The Irish second rows were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side bullied Scotland.

Game time for Kleyn a 'priority' as Beirne gets another bench chance
# Auditions
From The42
# Auditions

Game time for Kleyn a 'priority' as Beirne gets another bench chance

Aug 22nd 2019, 4:00 PM 11,040 Views 26 Comments

Joe Schmidt has pushed his Ireland squad hard at their training camp in Portugal.

Ruck-hitting, hard-scrummaging Kleyn comes into the mix for Ireland
# Enforcer
From The42
# Enforcer

Ruck-hitting, hard-scrummaging Kleyn comes into the mix for Ireland

May 28th 2019, 8:00 PM 18,294 Views 56 Comments

The South African native will be eligible in time for the World Cup warm-up games.

'It came as a shock because South African rugby is famous for second rows'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'It came as a shock because South African rugby is famous for second rows'

May 12th 2019, 10:00 AM 40,524 Views 4 Comments

26-year-old Jerry Sexton has earned a contract in the Pro14 with the Southern Kings.

'One week you're not in and the next week you're starting against Scotland'
# Grafter
From The42
# Grafter

'One week you're not in and the next week you're starting against Scotland'

Feb 11th 2019, 8:14 AM 9,956 Views 16 Comments

Quinn Roux delivered a busy performance for Ireland in Edinburgh.

Ryan pairs up with Roux as Ireland look for 'variation' around ball-carriers
# Second Row
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# Second Row

Ryan pairs up with Roux as Ireland look for 'variation' around ball-carriers

Feb 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,438 Views 9 Comments

Ireland’s forwards were hammered in the tackle last weekend against England.

Roux set to step up for Ireland in 'must-win' clash with Scotland
# Lock
From The42
# Lock

Roux set to step up for Ireland in 'must-win' clash with Scotland

Feb 6th 2019, 6:00 AM 14,570 Views 22 Comments

The Connacht second row is in line to start after Devin Toner was ruled out.

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