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#Tighthead

# tighthead - This year 2022

'I finished my final school exams two weeks before I flew over here'
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# Tighthead

'I finished my final school exams two weeks before I flew over here'

Updated Oct 6th 2022, 12:14 PM 30,779 Views 15 Comments

Five years after moving to Munster from South Africa, Keynan Knox is keen to take his chances.

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 12,749 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 15th 2022, 10:16 AM 4,269 Views 3 Comments

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

# tighthead - Last year 2021

Munster boosted by return of tighthead Salanoa ahead of Wasps clash
# Prop Stocks
From The42
# Prop Stocks

Munster boosted by return of tighthead Salanoa ahead of Wasps clash

Dec 6th 2021, 5:25 PM 9,590 Views 2 Comments

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

'He's definitely up there in the top two or three in the world'
# The Jukebox
From The42
# The Jukebox

'He's definitely up there in the top two or three in the world'

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 8:40 PM 55,128 Views 25 Comments

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

O'Toole 'focusing on the here and now' with Ulster as path with Ireland opens up
# Tighthead
From The42
# Tighthead

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

Oct 22nd 2021, 9:08 AM 2,972 Views 5 Comments

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

Furlong and the Lions pack set for another Rumble in the Jungle
# Theme
From The42
# Theme

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

Jul 30th 2021, 6:15 AM 6,040 Views 0 Comments

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

Tadhg Furlong promoted to Lions starting XV after injury to Fagerson
# Tighthead
From The42
# Tighthead

Tadhg Furlong promoted to Lions starting XV after injury to Fagerson

Jun 24th 2021, 1:00 PM 14,923 Views 13 Comments

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

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season
# Tighthead
From The42
# Tighthead

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season

Apr 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 36,974 Views 105 Comments

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

# tighthead - All time

Furlong's injury frustration continues as Leinster's tighthead stocks run low
# Sidelined
From The42
# Sidelined

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

Nov 19th 2020, 1:01 AM 13,101 Views 3 Comments

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

More frustration for Leinster's Furlong as he picks up new calf injury
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

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

Sep 28th 2020, 2:17 PM 8,211 Views 5 Comments

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

Furlong back scrummaging as Porter's strong form for Leinster continues
# Prop Life
From The42
# Prop Life

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

Sep 15th 2020, 9:15 AM 8,141 Views 4 Comments

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

'I don't know what sort of pressure he was under in the background'
# Frustration
From The42
# Frustration

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

Sep 3rd 2020, 2:43 PM 30,369 Views 54 Comments

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

'That competitiveness between two world-class tightheads is great'
# Prop Life
From The42
# Prop Life

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

Aug 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,812 Views 2 Comments

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

Leinster backing 20-year-old prospect Clarkson to step up at tighthead prop
# Depth
From The42
# Depth

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

Aug 6th 2020, 6:17 PM 11,979 Views 14 Comments

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

21-year-old Daniel Brennan promoted to Montpellier's senior squad
# Irlandais
From The42
# Irlandais

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

Jun 23rd 2020, 2:16 PM 10,859 Views 20 Comments

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

Leinster academy tighthead Aungier set to make switch to Connacht
# Moving West
From The42
# Moving West

Leinster academy tighthead Aungier set to make switch to Connacht

May 14th 2020, 9:56 AM 15,373 Views 109 Comments

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

Irish prop Jager gets second consecutive Super Rugby start for Crusaders
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Irish prop Jager gets second consecutive Super Rugby start for Crusaders

Feb 6th 2020, 4:13 PM 12,330 Views 18 Comments

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

O'Toole grateful for McGrath and 'guru' McFarland as he looks for an edge in the scrum
# Tighthead
From The42
# Tighthead

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

Oct 25th 2019, 6:30 AM 4,153 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 prop Ryan set for World Cup debut in all-Munster tight five
# Prop Life
From The42
# Prop Life

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

Oct 2nd 2019, 7:33 AM 9,567 Views 11 Comments

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

Full circle and a stiff neck for Porter as he stakes claim as utility prop
# Prop Star
From The42
# Prop Star

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

Aug 10th 2019, 9:31 PM 8,682 Views 23 Comments

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

'You don't see much bollocking anymore': Welsh legend Jones on tough sessions with Schmidt and Sexton
# Unforgiving
From The42
# Unforgiving

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

Mar 12th 2019, 1:59 PM 14,115 Views 16 Comments

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

'I've exceeded a few of my own expectations over the last few years'
# Tighthead
From The42
# Tighthead

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

Nov 3rd 2018, 11:30 AM 12,280 Views 3 Comments

Andrew Porter starts for Ireland against Italy today in Chicago.

'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
From The42
# 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 6,722 Views 14 Comments

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

Munster man Ryan gets major opportunity in Ireland's number three shirt
# Starter
From The42
# Starter

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

Jun 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,415 Views 18 Comments

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

Hamstrung Sinckler another chunk out of England's prop stocks
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Hamstrung Sinckler another chunk out of England's prop stocks

Jan 23rd 2018, 4:19 PM 6,151 Views 5 Comments

Eddie Jones’ list of absentees now stands at 15.

Ex-Ireland U20s prop Betts playing in Australia but will return to Leicester
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

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

Apr 28th 2017, 10:55 AM 13,527 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
From The42
# Prop Life

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

Apr 28th 2017, 7:19 AM 14,359 Views 8 Comments

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

Mike Ross wants to be remembered as 'someone who made the most of himself'
# Memories
From The42
# Memories

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

Apr 27th 2017, 7:00 PM 4,674 Views 9 Comments

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

Mike Ross, cornerstone of Ireland and Leinster, to retire from rugby at 37
# Prop Star
From The42
# Prop Star

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

Apr 25th 2017, 11:22 AM 19,576 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
From The42
# Furgone Conclusion

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

Apr 25th 2017, 6:30 AM 8,876 Views 10 Comments

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

Irish tighthead Oli Jager in line for second Super Rugby cap for Crusaders
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

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

Apr 12th 2017, 2:56 PM 12,779 Views 16 Comments

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

Furlong keeps feet on the ground ahead of first Six Nations start for Ireland
# Good Skin
From The42
# Good Skin

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

Feb 1st 2017, 6:00 AM 6,694 Views 7 Comments

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

Bealham ready for shot at first Ireland start after facing down the haka
# Tighthead
From The42
# Tighthead

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

Nov 9th 2016, 6:45 AM 7,229 Views 8 Comments

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

Munster close in on South African prop Kebble for next season
# Project
From The42
# Project

Munster close in on South African prop Kebble for next season

Oct 6th 2016, 9:33 AM 10,631 Views 53 Comments

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

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 8,781 Views 28 Comments

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

Moore undergoes surgery after missing out on World Cup squad
# No Luck
From The42
# No Luck

Moore undergoes surgery after missing out on World Cup squad

Sep 4th 2015, 10:16 AM 9,897 Views 13 Comments

The Leinster tighthead has had a metatarsal issue remedied.

Mike Ross went through a gruelling 'refresher week' last week in Ireland camp
# Front Row Union
From The42
# Front Row Union

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

Sep 3rd 2015, 4:19 PM 6,358 Views 7 Comments

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

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 5,148 Views 3 Comments

Munster’s tightheads will be key players on Saturday

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