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#Jack McGrath

# jack-mcgrath - Friday 5 January, 2018

Jack McGrath to lead Leinster as Rory Best returns for Ulster

Meanwhile, Academy player Josh Murphy makes just his second start for the hosts.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

New Year, new focus: McGrath puts November behind him to regain form and fitness

2017 proved to be a mixed bag for the prop but he is now looking forward rather than back at a difficult end to last year.

# jack-mcgrath - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Jack McGrath to captain Leinster for first time in Stephen's Day Munster clash

The 28-year-old St Mary’s man will captain Leinster for the very first time as they make the trip to Thomond Park on Tuesday.

# jack-mcgrath - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

'Nugget found it straight away': Leinster ready for bump from fired-up front rows

Leinster have a loosehead and a hooker eager to prove a point before the Six Nations rolls around.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'I struggled with the selection': McGrath gearing up for return to number 1 after rare absence

Missing out on a big Test match was a new experience for McGrath.

# jack-mcgrath - Monday 25 September, 2017

Five Lions set to return for Leinster in Friday's clash with Edinburgh

Johnny Sexton, Tadhg Furlong, Sean O’Brien, Jack McGrath and Robbie Henshaw could make their seasonal debuts this week.

# jack-mcgrath - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Jack McGrath must start the third Test, but not merely due to Vunipola's Wellington nightmare

Vunipola conceded four penalties, but that may not be too large a factor in McGrath’s inclusion.

# jack-mcgrath - Monday 22 May, 2017

McGrath all clear for Lions tour after x-ray and Sean O'Brien passes scan too

Johnny Sexton had a HIA after Leinster’s Pro12 semi-final defeat but will train tomorrow.

# jack-mcgrath - Monday 1 May, 2017

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'I'm not sure Jack will be trying that again any time soon!'

Tadhg Furlong admits his fellow front rower has received plenty of stick over his botched kick to touch on Friday night.

# jack-mcgrath - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland and England's scrum battle bodes well for the Lions

It was a true back-and-forth contest in Dublin on Saturday evening.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland and Wales showed the way forward for the scrum in Cardiff

Both teams used the scrum for the right reasons on Friday night.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland's scrum came good in the end after a very messy start

McGrath and Slimani’s tussle must have been a nightmare to referee.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Analysis: Ireland's scrum dominance bodes well for trip to Rome

Saturday’s battle between Andrea Lovotti and Tadhg Furlong has the potential to be messy.

# jack-mcgrath - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

'You're playing Australia, it's not time for rest': Ireland shaking off pain of defeat

Jack McGrath admits bodies are still sore all across Carton House, but promises the squad will be ready to go again on Thursday.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Ireland out to avoid more 'blasphemy' in second meeting with All Blacks

Jack McGrath is in superb form for Joe Schmidt’s side.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

'Rugby players are seen as macho, but we're all human': Ireland's Jack McGrath on opening up

The Leinster and Ireland player describes his journey with mental health.

# jack-mcgrath - Friday 4 November, 2016

Ireland prop McGrath the victim of mistaken identity in Chicago

Yesterday’s press conferences threw up some odd moments.

# jack-mcgrath - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Leinster boosted by return of four Ireland internationals for Edinburgh

Jamie Heaslip, Devin Toner, Jack McGrath and Sean Cronin are available.

# jack-mcgrath - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Leinster rugby stars go blonde and bald in bid to raise funds for departing coach McQuilkin

Cian Healy, Mike Ross, Jack McGrath and Noel Reid were among those to embrace the Shave or Dye concept.

# jack-mcgrath - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Irish scrum couldn't cope with raw Bok power, but McGrath unlucky not to reap more reward

It was a dream debut for loosehead Steven “Red Bull” Kitschoff.

# jack-mcgrath - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Analysis: Tadhg Furlong got a handle of The Beast, but just how legal was it?

On the other side, Jack McGrath was an exemplary powerhouse and Ireland can build on him again this weekend.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against South Africa?

Jack McGrath was superb post-tackle for Ireland, but many others dug in too.

# jack-mcgrath - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Analysis: Irish scrum have a tough job on their hands taming the Beast

Tendai Mtawarira’s technique makes him very hard to stop.

Ever-present McGrath back on South African soil with Ireland

The Leinster loosehead toured the Rainbow Nations with a Schools team in 2007.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Analysis: Brains overcame brawn for Connacht in scrum battle with Leinster

Leinster were dominant at the scrum, but Connacht were smarter.

# jack-mcgrath - Friday 27 May, 2016

Analysis: Two impressive scrums will make for an intriguing Pro12 final

Both Leinster and Connacht are tough to get the better of at scrumtime.

# jack-mcgrath - Monday 2 May, 2016

'It's your job and you've a lot of pride playing for Leinster. You're embarrassed coming in'

Jack McGrath admits Leinster’s players are hurting after their abject performance over the weekend.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Analysis: Ireland's scrum boxed clever in a flawless display against Scotland

Jamie Heaslip’s game management ensured constant quick ball for the backline.

# jack-mcgrath - Monday 21 March, 2016

‘Eventually you start talking, like a gas valve releasing’: Jack McGrath on his brother’s suicide

McGrath and Hannah Tyrrell are ambassadors for IRUPA’s Tackle Your Feelings initiative.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Analysis: Resurgent Scottish scrum could cause problems for Ireland

Edinburgh teammates Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford and WP Nel dismantled the much-lauded French front row.

# jack-mcgrath - Thursday 10 March, 2016

'Shit happens, you just have to get on with it': Forward the only focus for McGrath

When things go wrong, the prop just steels himself to get back on track.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Analysis: Italian scrum had a meltdown against Scotland, and Ireland can take advantage

Lorenzo Cittadini is there for the taking after being tormented by the Scottish.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Analysis: Ireland and England's scrum battle showed why referees need more help

Both sets of players made things difficult for Romain Poite.

# jack-mcgrath - Saturday 27 February, 2016

'If you punched everyone who said that, you'd be in serious trouble!'

Jack McGrath is looking to front a big Irish scrum performance in Twickenham today.

# jack-mcgrath - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Analysis: The Irish scrum must deal with Dan Cole's short binds

Romain Poite needs to keep a close eye on the English tighthead’s binding.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Analysis: Ireland's scrum suffers in messy performance against France

Les Bleus played rope-a-dope with the Irish front row.

# jack-mcgrath - Thursday 11 February, 2016

'It's down to who's willing to work harder': McGrath scrummaging with a plan

The Leinster loosehead will pack down against the heaviest man to appear at last year’s World Cup. You think he’s fazed?

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Analysis: Ireland's first-half scrum woes could have proved even more costly

The scrum settled after the break, but the French pack will provide an even bigger test.

# jack-mcgrath - Saturday 6 February, 2016

'Probably not unusual for Wales' - Ireland set scrum record straight

Greg Feek is unsure how legal Welsh loosehead Rob Evans is at scrum time.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Analysis: Jack McGrath can exploit Wales' Samson Lee to give Ireland the edge in the scrum battle

Lee has struggled for form since his awful achilles injury last year.

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