# back row

This year
'He did things which no forward should really have been able to do'
Last year
Top-end prospects mean Irish back row depth is in good order
23-year-old McCann makes mark to show his quality for Ulster
'The chat from the locals is like, 'No pressure, but you have to do it again!''
Van der Flier likely to miss out but Leinster have strong options
All time
CJ Stander believes Ireland will 'peak at the perfect time' for World Cup
22-year-old O'Leary learning from 'unbelievable' back rows with Ireland
Conan ready to finish on a high after Covid effects and 'stop-start' Six Nations
Tractor-driving Hodnett looking to take his game up a gear with Munster
Doris and van der Flier complete outstanding autumn series for Ireland
'My brother literally flew in from France on the morning of the game'
Farrell has intriguing options in Ireland's back row and back three
Leinster confident Max Deegan can pick up where he left off
Ireland's Jack Conan keen to take his chance in last Lions Test audition
Beirne out of isolation and back on the scoresheet for the Lions
Conan and Beirne step up to showcase their skills in Lions back row
Munster star Gavin Coombes primed to take his chance with Ireland
Prolific try-scorer Penny set to resume superb season against Munster
'From the day he arrived he did his best to buy in to our culture, now he's creating culture'
Van der Flier set to start for Ireland in Six Nations clash with Wales
Irish back row prospect Hickey set to sign for the Ospreys in Wales
Doris injury leaves Ireland with crucial call in the back row for visit to Wales
Dan Leavy's successful return is good news for Leinster and Ireland
'If you’re playing well enough for Connacht, you’re going to get picked for Ireland'
Connacht excited about potential of 'big and physical man' Abraham Papali'i
POM provides Ireland back-up but van der Flier 'doing nothing wrong'
Return of 'world-class' Molloy adds experience to Ireland's exciting young squad
'He was a devastating ball-carrier and having played in the backs, had good skills'
'It's always easier to have 10 than two' - Leinster's back row riches
'Sky is the limit' for U20 lock Thomas Ahern
'It's something new, something very different... I thought it would be cool to be part of'
'We've got lads who can do both and I just don't think Stander is one of them'
O'Donoghue looks to nail down Munster spot before chasing more Ireland caps
Murphy staying with Ireland in Japan while Carbery is 'in a great place'
'I have got a bit of a lashing from people outside' - CJ Stander steps up
POM prepping to cover openside with versatility key at World Cup
'Just a country boy from Glarryford': Marcus Rea poured his all into Ulster debut
'Without any hesitation that was the biggest game of my career by miles'
Big opportunity for Conan as Schmidt resists temptation to make change at 9
Wales' Moriarty gets 4-week ban for choke-hold as committee note 'mitigating factors'