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#Donnacha Ryan

# donnacha-ryan - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Racing stand firm to reach Champions Cup last 8 in snowy conditions

The Parisian club, needing to win to ensure a place in the next round, scored two tries in the first 12 minutes.

# donnacha-ryan - Monday 15 January, 2018

Hard-working Donnacha Ryan remains respected within the Munster ranks

Munster had only good things to say about the Nenagh man post-match in Paris.

# donnacha-ryan - Thursday 11 January, 2018

'He's the kind of guy you want in your team on big occasions'

Donnacha Ryan is set to face Munster for the first time on Sunday in Paris.

# donnacha-ryan - Monday 8 January, 2018

Ryan helps Racing blow Clermont away and all the exiles' action

Former Connacht man Rory Parata made his debut for Zebre.

# donnacha-ryan - Friday 16 June, 2017

Argentinian great Albacete joins Donnacha Ryan at Racing to make a seriously mean looking second row

The Puma is one of three men leaving Toulouse for the Paris club.

# donnacha-ryan - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Schmidt happy that he and IRFU did all they could to keep Donnacha Ryan

The Kiwi head coach feels the deal on offer from Munster and the IRFU came close to matching the contract offered to Ryan by Racing.

# donnacha-ryan - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Ryan bids farewell to Munster but lessons learned from POC's exit

The 33-year-old lock will play his final game for the province against Scarlets.

# donnacha-ryan - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

'I've got CVs of wonderful players who want to come and play for Munster'

The province are understood to have permission to sign a NIQ second row.

# donnacha-ryan - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'My whole adult life I've played in Munster. It means everything' Farewell This post contains videos

'My whole adult life I've played in Munster. It means everything'

Donnacha Ryan gave an emotional interview to Sky Sports yesterday.

# donnacha-ryan - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'It's sad to lose guys like that' - Ryan and Saili bid farewell to Thomond Park

Donnacha Ryan and Francis Saili finished their time at the Limerick stadium in style.

# donnacha-ryan - Friday 19 May, 2017

Donnacha Ryan departing Munster with some frustration, but also a new crop of 'heroes'

The Tipperary man will play his last home game at Thomond Park tomorrow when Ospreys visit for the Pro12 semi-final.

Key Munster duo Keatley and Taute sign new deals, New Zealander Saili among those set to depart

The pair have committed to the province, with both penning two-year contracts.

# donnacha-ryan - Friday 21 April, 2017

'Donnacha wants to stay here and play for Munster. He doesn't want to go and I know that for a fact'

Mick Galwey hopes the IRFU realise they’ve made the wrong decision and offer Donnacha Ryan a new contract before it’s too late.

# donnacha-ryan - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Ryan misses out but 'point of difference' Henderson makes Lions squad

Steve Borthwick says Henderson’s ability to cover six was attractive for the Lions.

# donnacha-ryan - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Munster will look to bolster second row after losing Ryan to Racing

Rassie Erasmus understands the IRFU’s decision not to award Ryan a new central contract.

# donnacha-ryan - Monday 27 March, 2017

'I'm disappointed for Munster but I think we have to be happy for Donnacha'

Rassie Erasmus says confirmation of Ryan’s move to Racing 92 next season will be a blow.

Munster's Ryan set to earn €300,000 per season with move to Racing 92

The 33-year-old is set for a move to the Top 14 this summer.

# donnacha-ryan - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Toner a conspicuous absentee as Ryan vows a 'seamless transition' with Henderson

The big Leinster lock has started 36 Tests since Schmidt took charge of Ireland, but makes way for a new combination this weekend.

# donnacha-ryan - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Schmidt pleased with Heaslip's new deal and hopes to see Ryan sign on

The 33-year-olds remain important players for Ireland.

# donnacha-ryan - Friday 10 February, 2017

'I'm more of a realist now' - Ryan returns to lead Ireland with his actions

The 33-year-old was left out last weekend in Edinburgh but is back for the Italy clash.

# donnacha-ryan - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Healy and Ryan start as Ireland look to bounce back in Italy

Ulster wing Craig Gilroy has come onto the Ireland bench for the trip to Rome.

# donnacha-ryan - Friday 18 November, 2016

Second win over the All Blacks would lift Ireland to thrilling heights

‘The likes of Drico, ROG, Paul, Hayes; all those lads have been through those hard days.’

# donnacha-ryan - Friday 4 November, 2016

'You don’t want to be surviving. You want to be setting the impetus'

Donnacha Ryan will be looking to lead from the front for Ireland tomorrow.

# donnacha-ryan - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

Munster set to be without Francis Saili for rest of year

Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has already moved to bring in South African centre Jaco Taute.

# donnacha-ryan - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Analysis: Ultan Dillane is an intriguing possible replacement for Stander

The 22-year-old looks ready for his first Test start against the Boks in Test two.

# donnacha-ryan - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Munster confirm Donnacha Ryan missed Ireland camp with concussion

It’s a second head injury in as many games for the second row.

# donnacha-ryan - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Toner and man-of-the-match Ryan drive dominant win over weak Italy

Ultan Dillane added his carrying and handling excellence off the bench again.

# donnacha-ryan - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

'Young Munster U8s are looking for someone': Ryan backs 'great communicator' POC to become coach

Donnacha Ryan was in a better position than anyone to see every aspect brought to the able by Paul O’Connell.

# donnacha-ryan - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Munster's Ryan not looking to do 'copy and paste' job in Ireland's second row

The 32-year-old Tipp man is competing with Devin Toner, Mike McCarthy and Ultan Dillane.

# donnacha-ryan - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Munster boosted with return of Murray, Earls and Conway ahead of crucial trip to France

On the down side, Donnacha Ryan sat out today’s session and Stephen Archer’s neck surgery requires his stand-in to stay on until the end of the season.

# donnacha-ryan - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Donnacha Ryan set for knee scan as Munster wait on Conor Murray’s hip injury

Prop James Cronin is out of Saturday’s trip to Ulster.

# donnacha-ryan - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Chisholm and Munster move on from postponed trip to Paris

The Australian lock has settled into life at Munster with some ease.

# donnacha-ryan - Monday 12 October, 2015

In pics: Luke Fitzgerald seriously embarrassed himself in front of Rory McIlroy this morning Masterclass This post contains videos

In pics: Luke Fitzgerald seriously embarrassed himself in front of Rory McIlroy this morning

Fitzgerald sent his driver further than the ball.

# donnacha-ryan - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Ireland v Italy: 3 times the sides have memorably clashed

This is the 25th meeting between the sides – and there have been a few classics.

# donnacha-ryan - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

'I thought that was my last game for Ireland': Ryan doing homework to exorcise demons of Rome

The Munster man is loving the intensity of life under Joe Schmidt.

# donnacha-ryan - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland at the rucks in their World Cup opener?

Keith Earls was impressive post-tackle for Ireland against Canada.

# donnacha-ryan - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Donnacha Ryan rescued Ireland after a huge hit from Slammin' Sam

The second row covered a huge amount of ground at pace to rescue Ireland.

# donnacha-ryan - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Ryan reaping reward for behind-the-scenes contribution to Schmidt success

The Munster man is one of a number of players rewarded for unseen roles in the preparation that brought back-to-back titles to these shores.

# donnacha-ryan - Monday 29 June, 2015

Pick the Irish second rows you want to see play at the 2015 Rugby World Cup

Versatility may be key in the second row.

# donnacha-ryan - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Pressure rising for Ulster v Munster as play-off squeeze takes hold

Provinces south and north go head to head today with a crucial home Pro12 semi-final on the line.

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