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#Scrum Half

# scrum-half - Friday 14 August, 2015

‘Joe always says you’ve got to make the guy outside you look better’

Isaac Boss gets a chance to impress at scrum-half against Scotland tomorrow.

# scrum-half - Monday 27 July, 2015

Leinster close to signing South African scrum-half as World Cup cover

Conrad Hoffmann is set to join from the Sharks on a three-month contract.

# scrum-half - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Munster back Duncan Williams as Murray looks doubtful for final

Simon Zebo’s return-to-play protocols are going well, while Peter O’Mahony is ‘looking fine’.

# scrum-half - Saturday 4 April, 2015

This Munster legend got a rousing reception during the Leinster game

Peter Stringer played 15 minutes off the bench for Mike Ford’s Bath at the Aviva Stadium.

# scrum-half - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Leinster open to the idea of signing Munster legend Peter Stringer

The 37-year-old is a free agent at the end of the season and Matt O’Connor says it ‘might be an opportunity for us’.

# scrum-half - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Blow for Pat Lam’s Connacht as Marmion ruled out of crucial Pro12 trip

The 23-year-old Ireland international will be missing for the trip to face the Dragons.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Another inter-provincial switch in the books as John Cooney signs full-time for Connacht

The province have also committed academy products Jack Carty and Caolin Blade to new two-year deals.

# scrum-half - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Munster awaiting scan result as Conor Murray sits out training with neck injury

The scrum-half is a crucial component of the province’s gameplan, but he is now an injury doubt for the Sarcens fixture.

# scrum-half - Thursday 18 December, 2014

‘You’ve got to move on’ – Pienaar looking past Champions Cup disappointment

Ulster are all but out of the Champions Cup, meaning a Pro12 title has become the priority.

# scrum-half - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Murray’s Munster must up physicality to save European season in Clermont

The Ireland scrum-half expects Clermont to operate with more ambition in attack at Stade Marcel Michelin.

# scrum-half - Friday 19 September, 2014

‘The whole place is different’ – Connacht and Marmion maintain momentum

The 22-year-old scored a superb second-half try to help his side to the top of the Pro12.

# scrum-half - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Aaron Smith underlines the importance of intelligent support play

The New Zealand scrum-half scored two tries against England due to his work off the ball.

# scrum-half - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Former Munster scrum-half Stringer helps Bath into Amlin Challenge Cup final

The 36-year-old scrum-half has another European final to prepare for as his side deservedly beat Wasps.

# scrum-half - Friday 11 April, 2014

Ex-France scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili to retire at the end of the season

The elegant Biarritz playmaker will hang up his boots at the conclusion of the current Top 14 campaign.

# scrum-half - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Murray gives ‘special mention’ to his forwards after armchair ride against Toulouse

The Munster scrum-half says his pack ensured yesterday’s Heineken Cup clash was an enjoyable outing for Munster’s clinical backline.

# scrum-half - Friday 4 April, 2014

Murray highlights Munster’s need for strong kick chase against Toulouse footwork

The Ireland international will play a key role in sweeping defensively, as well as directing attacking play at Thomond Park.

Stopping the offload and O’Mahony’s breakdown work the keys for Munster

Grenoble skills coach and former Munster scrum-half Mike Prendergast discusses the strengths of Toulouse.

# scrum-half - Sunday 9 March, 2014

‘Our best performance needs to come next week’ – Focus turns to France

Eoin Reddan says any ideas that Ireland travel to Paris as favourites are wide of the mark.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Munster’s game plan playing to scrum-half Sheridan’s strengths

The Sligo native says the province will ‘say the goodbyes and everything like that at the end of the season.’

# scrum-half - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

You won’t be hearing the ‘yes, nine’ call in this weekend’s Heineken Cup

The IRB has made a greatly welcome alteration to the scrum-related protocol.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Pienaar: Sometimes you look calm, but you’re not calm inside

Ulster’s South African scrum-half says he will never be ‘too old or too wise to learn’.

# scrum-half - Monday 14 October, 2013

No 9 problem at Ulster as Marshall pens new 3-year contract

The scrum-half has signed the new deal a week after his positional rival Ruan Pienaar did likewise.

# scrum-half - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Connacht will take confidence from performance – Marmion

Connacht scrum half Kieran Marmion delivered another fine display even though Pat Lam’s side were defeated by Saracens.

# scrum-half - Sunday 26 May, 2013

No half measure: Murray ready to become his own man

Conor Murray has come a long way in four years, but he is still yet to stop comparisons with Mike Phillips.

# scrum-half - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Team news: Ruan Pienaar back to partner Paddy Jackson in table-toppers clash

The South African starts at scrum-half for the Friday visit of Scarlets to Ravenhill.

# scrum-half - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Marmion puts hero-worship to one side as he trumps Yachvili

The 20-year-old scrum-half was instrumental in Connacht’s 22-14 win over Biarritz.

# scrum-half - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Limbless Canadian scrum-half wins Spirit of Rugby award

“Hopefully just by being on the team I can encourage other people to come and play,” said the Nova Scotia native.

# scrum-half - Thursday 29 November, 2012

‘Paddy Jackson has a serious international career ahead of him’ – Paul Marshall

The Ulster out-half will soon provide Jonathan Sexton with the main threat for the Ireland 10 jersey.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Marshall’s Ulster motivation: ‘I don’t want to be on the team that loses first’

A trip to second-placed Scarlets kicks off a tough five-game swing for the Pro12 leaders.

# scrum-half - Friday 23 November, 2012

November tests: Conor Murray predicts ferocious battle against Argentina

The Munster scrum-half has alerted his teammates to the attacking evolution in the Pumas’ play.

# scrum-half - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Ireland wary of the long-distance threat posed by South Africa’s Pienaar

Coach Mark Tainton feels the Irish players need to keep their defensive discipline or face the kicking consequences.

# scrum-half - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Pro12: Doak calling on Ulster young guns to keep the winning streak

Ulster will put their unbeaten record on the line against a side that have lost their last six matches.

# scrum-half - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Six jerseys up for Guinness Series grabs after Ireland’s injury crisis

The current selection headache for Declan Kidney opens the door for some November heroics.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

You’ve been Ruan-ed: Look who is back and ready to go for Ulster

The province has also signed up flanker Iain Henderson to a three-year professional contract.

# scrum-half - Friday 5 October, 2012

Green pastures: O’Leary and London Irish welcome league-leading Northampton Saints Interview This post contains videos

Green pastures: O’Leary and London Irish welcome league-leading Northampton Saints

Each week, catches up with an Irish player or coach plying their rugby trade in the Aviva Premiership.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Tomás O’Leary: English Premiership is much tougher than the PRO12 Intense This post contains a poll

Tomás O’Leary: English Premiership is much tougher than the PRO12

The Ireland scrum-half believes there are no easy games in England and has his eyes set on an international comeback.

# scrum-half - Friday 28 September, 2012

Green pastures: Ian Humphreys on life with London Irish Interview This post contains videos

Green pastures: Ian Humphreys on life with London Irish

Each week, catches up with an Irish player or coach plying their rugby trade in the Aviva Premiership.

# scrum-half - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Fierce battle predicted between young Leinster and Connacht scrum-halves

Blues coach Guy Easterby, a vastly experienced Number 9, is delighted with the progress of John Cooney.

Ian Humphreys: If Ireland don’t need Tomás O’Leary they are a very lucky team

The former Ulster player believes his London Irish teammate has been harshly dealt in terms of national selection.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Connacht in green hands as scrum-half Frank Murphy faces six months out

Coach Eric Elwood confirmed that a cruciate ligament injury will keep the 30-year-old old of action for most of the season.

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