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#Centre of attention

# centre-of-attention - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Mentor and apprentice: Ringrose relishing battle with former team-mate Te'o

The 23-year-old will be the centre of attention at Twickenham later as he hopes to help Ireland to a third ever Grand Slam success.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'When Ringer was being compared to Drico, I remember saying ‘oh God, that poor young fella’'

Keith Earls knows the weight that comes with a 13 jersey for Ireland, but it has become easier to slip new talents into the outside centre channel.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Fit-again Ringrose available for the Kings, but Leinster wait to hear Schmidt's call

The centre has been called into Ireland’s Six Nations squad, but it remains to be seen who he’ll line out for this weekend.

# centre-of-attention - Friday 16 February, 2018

Cullen backs Ringrose to slot back in for Wales as centre returns to full training

The 23-year-old could come back into contention for Ireland selection next week.

# centre-of-attention - Friday 15 December, 2017

'You have to take everything with a pinch of salt': Stockdale keen to give the hype a wide berth

Ulster take on Harlequins tonight and the 21-year-old is having to tolerate all eyes on him after a fine autumn.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

New Zealand sevens star in line for earlier-than-expected Connacht debut

Pita Ahki has impressed in training and could feature against Cardiff Blues on Friday.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Reid working hard to tighten up Leinster's midfield channel after 53 missed tackles

Leinster have enjoyed a perfect start to their European campaign, but defensively they have been exposed by Montpellier and Glasgow.

# centre-of-attention - Friday 15 September, 2017

Taute and Farrell's muscular midfield partnership gives Munster an added dimension

The pair are named to start again in tomorrow’s Pro14 trip to Ospreys.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Farrell targets silverware as debut season with Munster looms Centre Of Attention This post contains videos

Farrell targets silverware as debut season with Munster looms

The former Ulster centre has joined the southern province after three seasons in France.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Leaving Munster would have brought Taute to tears

The South African centre is enjoying his spell with the southern province, which was due to end in December.

# centre-of-attention - Monday 9 January, 2017

'I just feel lucky really': Ringrose still pinching himself as Leinster's centre of attention

Another dazzling performance on Friday night earned the 21-year-old the man-of-the-match award but his feet remain firmly on the ground.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Ireland's 2013 tormentor Crotty looking forward to clash with old pal Jared Payne

The All Black centre says he’s been apologising to Irish supporters everywhere since denying Joe Schmidt’s men victory in Dublin.

# centre-of-attention - Friday 30 September, 2016

Ben Te'o one of seven uncapped players included in England squad

Eddie Jones’ side are preparing for Tests against South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia.

# centre-of-attention - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Bundee Aki voted Player of the Year in Connacht, Ben Te'o takes Leinster gong

Josh van der Flier and Sean O’Brien picked up the equivalent prize for young players in their respective provinces.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Joe Schmidt: 'We haven't trained with Jared at 15'

Simon Zebo was always the head coach’s front-runner to replace Rob Kearney.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Ben Te’o: ‘I’m really enjoying rugby union and I probably want to stick around’

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the Kiwi will choose to extend his time in Leinster.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

From Inside the highly unusual hotel at the centre of every Budget Centre Of Attention

Inside the highly unusual hotel at the centre of every Budget

Buswells Hotel is an integral part of Irish political life. So much so that until a few years ago the Dáil voting bell used to ring out in the bar.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Options options everywhere, but who should play alongside Robbie Henshaw?

A bruised foot for Jared Payne may force Joe Schmidt to look to a new partner for the Connacht star this weekend.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Payne criticism 'not based on fact, I thought it was one of Jared's best games' -- Cave

Darren Cave won’t be joining the chorus of criticism for his team-mate and centre rival.

# centre-of-attention - Monday 25 May, 2015

Under 20 star Ringrose digs in to make sure feet don't leave the ground

The centre is adept at dodging the weighty comparison to Blackrock and Ireland’s most famous 13.

# centre-of-attention - Saturday 21 March, 2015

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'Does this look like a dying movement?' - Tens of thousands protest in Dublin

It’s the fourth major ‘day of action’ on water charges.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Henshaw not done tapping D'Arcy for tips while taking every chance to build Payne partnership

Ireland’s new centre partnership will sample the delights of the Millennium Stadium for the first time this weekend.

# centre-of-attention - Sunday 9 November, 2014

'I love a big hit': Henshaw more than comfortable in centre of the Test arena

The Connacht man had a little help from Gordon D’Arcy to prepare for his biggest Test to date.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Henshaw and Payne both start in midfield for Ireland's clash with the Boks

Mike Ross is fit to take his place at tighthead prop, as Simon Zebo gets the nod on the left wing.

# centre-of-attention - Monday 3 November, 2014

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One World Trade Centre's first tenants are moving in today

Publishing giant Conde Nast will move 170 staff into “America’s most secure office” today.

# centre-of-attention - Friday 31 October, 2014

Henshaw taking centre stage as Kearney feels his way back to fitness 13

Henshaw taking centre stage as Kearney feels his way back to fitness

The Connacht man partnered Gordon D’Arcy in the centre at today’s open training session at the Aviva.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 16 October, 2014

# centre-of-attention - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Doak delights in negating Glasgow as McCloskey provides heart of defensive effort

Ulster’s new head coach was behind Glasgow’s first loss of the season.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Brian O'Driscoll, Luis Suarez, Gordon D'Arcy and the 12-13 dilemma

‘It’s happy days playing 13, 12, whatever,” says the veteran centre.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

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Brian O'Driscoll's BT Sport debut featured a masterclass in breakdown technique

If it weren’t for the tight jeans he would have gotten even lower when poaching.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Manchester United to make late push for Vidal

The Red Devils will make a concerted effort to bring the Chile midfielder Old Trafford as Juventus demand €50m, while an approach for Ajax’s Daley Blind is also on the cards

# centre-of-attention - Monday 28 July, 2014

Mata backs Herrera to star in Premier League

And the Spanish playmaker has been impressed by his new boss too.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Ulster name Payne opposite O'Driscoll as Leinster prefer Madigan for number 10

Here are the teams for tomorrow’s big inter-provincial clash in Ravenhill.

Munster sign Super Rugby centre Andrew Smith

29-year-old Australian will join Munster next season.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

'Playing for Ireland will take care of itself' - Bundee Aki focused on making impression with Connacht

The new recruit is a major coup for the province.

# centre-of-attention - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Irish rugby fans say goodbye to another legendary 13... Lynne Cantwell

The outside centre made her Ireland debut in 2001.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

'Schmidt knows my game better than me': Darren Cave wants to play for Ireland more than anything

“It’s great to have a coach whose detail is so good,” says the centre in search of a sixth international cap in five years.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

’13: The highs, lows and heavy blows of Brian O’Driscoll’s final full year in rugby

It won’t be remembered as BOD’s best year, but there was no shortage of thrilling moments.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 19 December, 2013

O’Driscoll retained for Leinster’s Edinburgh trip as Ulster welcome back Wallace

The Ulster centre will make his first Pro12 appearance in nine months when Zebre arrive at Ravenhill

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

O'Driscoll: No one will give Ireland a chance, that's fine by us

The patched up centre is itching to take on rugby’s biggest challenge one last time.

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