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#Tighthead

# tighthead - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Connacht comb market for new tighthead as they announce departing players
# No Scrum No Win
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# No Scrum No Win

Connacht comb market for new tighthead as they announce departing players

May 11th 2022, 10:43 AM 12,664 Views 7 Comments

Centurion back row Eoghan Masterson is among the players leaving this summer.

# tighthead - Saturday 15 January, 2022

Ireland prop O'Toole gaining wisdom from Vermeulen's influence in Ulster
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# Tighthead

Ireland prop O'Toole gaining wisdom from Vermeulen's influence in Ulster

Jan 15th 2022, 10:16 AM 4,257 Views 3 Comments

Ulster are away to Northampton Saints in the Champions Cup tomorrow.

# tighthead - Monday 6 December, 2021

Munster boosted by return of tighthead Salanoa ahead of Wasps clash
# Prop Stocks
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# Prop Stocks

Munster boosted by return of tighthead Salanoa ahead of Wasps clash

Dec 6th 2021, 5:25 PM 9,542 Views 2 Comments

The 24-year-old has yet to start a game for the southern province.

# tighthead - 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 55,074 Views 25 Comments

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

# tighthead - Friday 22 October, 2021

O'Toole 'focusing on the here and now' with Ulster as path with Ireland opens up
# Tighthead
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# Tighthead

O'Toole 'focusing on the here and now' with Ulster as path with Ireland opens up

Oct 22nd 2021, 9:08 AM 2,957 Views 5 Comments

Tom O’Toole has delivered three strong performances in succession for Dan McFarland’s side.

# tighthead - Friday 30 July, 2021

Furlong and the Lions pack set for another Rumble in the Jungle
# Theme
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# Theme

Furlong and the Lions pack set for another Rumble in the Jungle

Jul 30th 2021, 6:15 AM 6,025 Views 0 Comments

The Irish tighthead was pleased with his side’s set-piece effort in the first Test.

# tighthead - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Tadhg Furlong promoted to Lions starting XV after injury to Fagerson
# Tighthead
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# Tighthead

Tadhg Furlong promoted to Lions starting XV after injury to Fagerson

Jun 24th 2021, 1:00 PM 14,886 Views 13 Comments

The Scotland prop has been ruled out of Saturday’s game due to a back spasm.

# tighthead - Monday 12 April, 2021

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season
# Tighthead
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# Tighthead

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season

Apr 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 36,910 Views 105 Comments

The 29-year-old tighthead will join from the Crusaders in New Zealand.

# tighthead - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Furlong's injury frustration continues as Leinster's tighthead stocks run low
# Sidelined
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# Sidelined

Furlong's injury frustration continues as Leinster's tighthead stocks run low

Nov 19th 2020, 1:01 AM 13,062 Views 3 Comments

The Wexford man last played in February, while Ciaran Parker has now been ruled out.

# tighthead - Monday 28 September, 2020

More frustration for Leinster's Furlong as he picks up new calf injury
# Injury Update
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# Injury Update

More frustration for Leinster's Furlong as he picks up new calf injury

Sep 28th 2020, 2:17 PM 8,201 Views 5 Comments

Meanwhile, Dan Leavy won’t be making his return on Friday night against the Dragons at the RDS.

# tighthead - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Furlong back scrummaging as Porter's strong form for Leinster continues
# Prop Life
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# Prop Life

Furlong back scrummaging as Porter's strong form for Leinster continues

Sep 15th 2020, 9:15 AM 8,131 Views 4 Comments

The Wexford man has been sidelined with a back issue in recent weeks.

# tighthead - Thursday 3 September, 2020

'I don't know what sort of pressure he was under in the background'
# Frustration
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# Frustration

'I don't know what sort of pressure he was under in the background'

Sep 3rd 2020, 2:43 PM 30,334 Views 54 Comments

Leo Cullen expressed his displeasure with the circumstances of Roman Salanoa’s move to Munster.

# tighthead - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

'That competitiveness between two world-class tightheads is great'
# Prop Life
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# Prop Life

'That competitiveness between two world-class tightheads is great'

Aug 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,802 Views 2 Comments

Leinster prop Tadhg Furlong is close to returning from a minor back issue.

# tighthead - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Leinster backing 20-year-old prospect Clarkson to step up at tighthead prop
# Depth
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# Depth

Leinster backing 20-year-old prospect Clarkson to step up at tighthead prop

Aug 6th 2020, 6:17 PM 11,925 Views 14 Comments

Meanwhile, there is excitement about 21-year-old hooker Dan Sheehan’s potential.

# tighthead - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

21-year-old Daniel Brennan promoted to Montpellier's senior squad
# Irlandais
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# Irlandais

21-year-old Daniel Brennan promoted to Montpellier's senior squad

Jun 23rd 2020, 2:16 PM 10,807 Views 20 Comments

The former France U20 international has already played in the Top 14 and Champions Cup.

# tighthead - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Leinster academy tighthead Aungier set to make switch to Connacht
# Moving West
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# Moving West

Leinster academy tighthead Aungier set to make switch to Connacht

May 14th 2020, 9:56 AM 15,354 Views 109 Comments

The 21-year-old made five senior appearances for the eastern province this season.

# tighthead - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Irish prop Jager gets second consecutive Super Rugby start for Crusaders
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

Irish prop Jager gets second consecutive Super Rugby start for Crusaders

Feb 6th 2020, 4:13 PM 12,309 Views 18 Comments

The 24-year-old has been involved with the Kiwi franchise since 2017.

# tighthead - Friday 25 October, 2019

O'Toole grateful for McGrath and 'guru' McFarland as he looks for an edge in the scrum
# Tighthead
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# Tighthead

O'Toole grateful for McGrath and 'guru' McFarland as he looks for an edge in the scrum

Oct 25th 2019, 6:30 AM 4,142 Views 3 Comments

The young prop could play an important role with Ireland in the years ahead after moving back from Australia to Drogheda.

# tighthead - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Tighthead prop Ryan set for World Cup debut in all-Munster tight five
# Prop Life
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# Prop Life

Tighthead prop Ryan set for World Cup debut in all-Munster tight five

Oct 2nd 2019, 7:33 AM 9,560 Views 11 Comments

‘It’s something you dream of. I’ve had my wait like no other man in the team.’

# tighthead - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Full circle and a stiff neck for Porter as he stakes claim as utility prop
# Prop Star
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# Prop Star

Full circle and a stiff neck for Porter as he stakes claim as utility prop

Aug 10th 2019, 9:31 PM 8,669 Views 23 Comments

Three years after starring for Ireland U20 as a loosehead, the Leinster prop returned to the position.

# tighthead - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

'You don't see much bollocking anymore': Welsh legend Jones on tough sessions with Schmidt and Sexton
# Unforgiving
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# Unforgiving

'You don't see much bollocking anymore': Welsh legend Jones on tough sessions with Schmidt and Sexton

Mar 12th 2019, 1:59 PM 14,104 Views 16 Comments

Adam Jones was taken aback at the intensity brought by Joe Schmidt and ‘coach’ Johnny Sexton.

# tighthead - Saturday 3 November, 2018

'I've exceeded a few of my own expectations over the last few years'
# Tighthead
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# Tighthead

'I've exceeded a few of my own expectations over the last few years'

Nov 3rd 2018, 11:30 AM 12,274 Views 3 Comments

Andrew Porter starts for Ireland against Italy today in Chicago.

# tighthead - Friday 24 August, 2018

'A lot changes in a couple of years': Marty Moore eager to impress in Ulster and get back in Ireland pecking order
# Moore The Merrier
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# Moore The Merrier

'A lot changes in a couple of years': Marty Moore eager to impress in Ulster and get back in Ireland pecking order

Aug 24th 2018, 7:01 AM 6,706 Views 14 Comments

Ulster’s new signing will enjoy a sooner-than-expected reunion with his old club Wasps this evening.

# tighthead - Friday 8 June, 2018

Munster man Ryan gets major opportunity in Ireland's number three shirt
# Starter
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# Starter

Munster man Ryan gets major opportunity in Ireland's number three shirt

Jun 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,403 Views 18 Comments

The 29-year-old played a part in the Grand Slam success and now starts against the Wallabies.

# tighthead - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Hamstrung Sinckler another chunk out of England's prop stocks
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Hamstrung Sinckler another chunk out of England's prop stocks

Jan 23rd 2018, 4:19 PM 6,136 Views 5 Comments

Eddie Jones’ list of absentees now stands at 15.

# tighthead - Friday 28 April, 2017

Ex-Ireland U20s prop Betts playing in Australia but will return to Leicester
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

Ex-Ireland U20s prop Betts playing in Australia but will return to Leicester

Apr 28th 2017, 10:55 AM 13,502 Views 4 Comments

The 20-year-old prop is gaining experience on the other side of the world.

'Plenty of encouraging signs' from Leinster's Porter after switch to tighthead
# Prop Life
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# Prop Life

'Plenty of encouraging signs' from Leinster's Porter after switch to tighthead

Apr 28th 2017, 7:19 AM 14,334 Views 8 Comments

The 21-year-old first burst onto the scene as a loosehead prop.

# tighthead - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Mike Ross wants to be remembered as 'someone who made the most of himself'
# Memories
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# Memories

Mike Ross wants to be remembered as 'someone who made the most of himself'

Apr 27th 2017, 7:00 PM 4,648 Views 9 Comments

The tighthead prop will move into a new line of work after retiring this summer.

# tighthead - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Mike Ross, cornerstone of Ireland and Leinster, to retire from rugby at 37
# Prop Star
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# Prop Star

Mike Ross, cornerstone of Ireland and Leinster, to retire from rugby at 37

Apr 25th 2017, 11:22 AM 19,563 Views 39 Comments

The tighthead is a two-time winner of the Six Nations, Heineken Cup and Pro12.

'It’s unbelievably proud for me and my family' - Furlong the Lion
# Furgone Conclusion
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# Furgone Conclusion

'It’s unbelievably proud for me and my family' - Furlong the Lion

Apr 25th 2017, 6:30 AM 8,863 Views 10 Comments

The Leinster man will head to New Zealand with a strong chance of being the Test tighthead.

# tighthead - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Irish tighthead Oli Jager in line for second Super Rugby cap for Crusaders
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

Irish tighthead Oli Jager in line for second Super Rugby cap for Crusaders

Apr 12th 2017, 2:56 PM 12,760 Views 16 Comments

The 21-year-old made his debut last month against the Reds.

# tighthead - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Furlong keeps feet on the ground ahead of first Six Nations start for Ireland
# Good Skin
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# Good Skin

Furlong keeps feet on the ground ahead of first Six Nations start for Ireland

Feb 1st 2017, 6:00 AM 6,677 Views 7 Comments

The 24-year-old already looks like a veteran of Joe Schmidt’s set-up.

# tighthead - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Bealham ready for shot at first Ireland start after facing down the haka
# Tighthead
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# Tighthead

Bealham ready for shot at first Ireland start after facing down the haka

Nov 9th 2016, 6:45 AM 7,216 Views 8 Comments

The 25-year-old was delighted to be part of the win over New Zealand.

# tighthead - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Munster close in on South African prop Kebble for next season
# Project
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# Project

Munster close in on South African prop Kebble for next season

Oct 6th 2016, 9:33 AM 10,607 Views 53 Comments

The 24-year-old is being viewed as a project player who could qualify for Ireland.

# tighthead - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Mike Ross on Connacht link: 'I'd never rule it out'
# Cornerstone
From The42
# Cornerstone

Mike Ross on Connacht link: 'I'd never rule it out'

Dec 8th 2015, 4:25 PM 8,772 Views 28 Comments

The veteran tighthead is confident that he has another season at the highest level in him.

# tighthead - Friday 4 September, 2015

Moore undergoes surgery after missing out on World Cup squad
# No Luck
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# No Luck

Moore undergoes surgery after missing out on World Cup squad

Sep 4th 2015, 10:16 AM 9,878 Views 13 Comments

The Leinster tighthead has had a metatarsal issue remedied.

# tighthead - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Mike Ross went through a gruelling 'refresher week' last week in Ireland camp
# Front Row Union
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# Front Row Union

Mike Ross went through a gruelling 'refresher week' last week in Ireland camp

Sep 3rd 2015, 4:19 PM 6,344 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland tighthead has backed Tadhg Furlong as loosehead cover for Ireland at Twickenham this weekend.

# tighthead - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle
# Scrum Wars
From The42
# Scrum Wars

Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle

May 27th 2015, 6:00 PM 5,138 Views 3 Comments

Munster’s tightheads will be key players on Saturday

# tighthead - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Mike Ross extends IRFU contract until 2016
# Cornerstone
From The42
# Cornerstone

Mike Ross extends IRFU contract until 2016

Dec 18th 2014, 7:17 PM 2,857 Views 8 Comments

The new deal will bring the prop beyond his 36th birthday.

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