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#first cap

# first-cap - Monday 20 March, 2017

'I’ve never once regretted going to Munster' - Conway gets his Ireland debut

The 25-year-old wing replaced Keith Earls at half time against England last weekend.

# first-cap - Monday 13 February, 2017

'I put the phone on 'Do Not Disturb'. You just have to knuckle down'

24-year-old Munster hooker Niall Scannell made his Ireland debut against Italy on Saturday.

# first-cap - Monday 27 June, 2016

Mixed feelings for Connacht's Healy after Ireland debut in defeat to Boks

The 27-year-old was delighted to make his Test rugby bow in Port Elizabeth.

# first-cap - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Slammin' Sam Burgess produced a pair of huge hits on his England debut

The former rugby league star was also yellow carded at Twickenham.

# first-cap - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Jack Conan handed Ireland debut as Madigan takes over in 10 shirt

The Leinster man starts at blindside in Dublin against the Scots.

# first-cap - Thursday 21 May, 2015

'I was forever thankful for avoiding probably the worst hangover of all time'

As he rehabs after shoulder surgery, Luke Fitzgerald remains confident about life under Joe Schmidt.

# first-cap - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Northern Irish youngster McNair to make Man United debut today

Louis van Gaal is giving the 19 year-old his debut against West Ham.