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#back row

# back-row - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

POM prepping to cover openside with versatility key at World Cup

The 29-year-old started a game in the seven shirt for Ireland in Australia last summer.

# back-row - Monday 29 April, 2019

'Just a country boy from Glarryford': Marcus Rea poured his all into Ulster debut Homegrown This post contains videos

'Just a country boy from Glarryford': Marcus Rea poured his all into Ulster debut

The 21-year-old was the surprise hero of Ulster’s win over Leinster.

# back-row - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'Without any hesitation that was the biggest game of my career by miles'

Jack Conan took his opportunity on Saturday in Sydney as Ireland won their series Down Under.

# back-row - Friday 22 June, 2018

Big opportunity for Conan as Schmidt resists temptation to make change at 9

Conor Murray will be at scrum-half against the Wallabies tomorrow.

# back-row - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Wales' Moriarty gets 4-week ban for choke-hold as committee note 'mitigating factors' Crime And Punishment This post contains videos

Wales' Moriarty gets 4-week ban for choke-hold as committee note 'mitigating factors'

The back row will miss only one Pro14 match after sustaining a hold on the neck of Argentina out-half Nicolas Sanchez.

# back-row - Friday 25 May, 2018

Back row a tricky pick for Leinster as Cullen's key leaders passed fit

Johnny Sexton and Isa Nacewa are fit to start the Pro14 final against the Scarlets.

# back-row - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Analysis: Faletau sets the Lions standard that CJ Stander has to match

The Welsh number eight was outstanding against the NZ Provincial Barbarians.

# back-row - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Son of former Leinster captain Pim thriving in Australian club rugby

Sam Pim is part of a small Irish contingent at University of Queensland.

# back-row - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Wales' omission of 'world class' James Davies increasingly baffling

Rassie Erasmus will have to contend with multiple threats to his ruck this weekend.

# back-row - Monday 22 May, 2017

Stander starts Lions tour as an 8, while Gatland praises Haskell's personality

With Billy Vunipola missing, Stander will compete with Taulupe Faletau for the eight shirt.

# back-row - Friday 19 May, 2017

Ruddock's form earns Ireland's call but immediate focus is on Pro12 semi-final

The 26-year-old is back in Joe Schmidt’s squad and hopes to impress against Scarlets tonight.

# back-row - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'In pro rugby, you're in a bit of a bubble. It's nice to come out of it for a while'

Jason Harris-Wright will look to help Clontarf to AIL glory before joining Pat Lam at Bristol.

# back-row - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Leinster set to sign Wallabies international Scott Fardy as a second row

The 32-year-old is set to join after the current Super Rugby season.

# back-row - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Stander calls on POC for leadership chats before Munster's Edinburgh clash

The back row believes his side need to respond to mistakes more maturely.

# back-row - Monday 14 March, 2016

'I'm always slagging him that he's going around with his notepad'

Jamie Heaslip has been impressed by Josh van der Flier’s work ethic.

# back-row - Friday 11 March, 2016

'I’m never going to be an Irishman, but I can try my best' - Stander

CJ Stander is learning exactly how demanding Test rugby is.

# back-row - Friday 12 February, 2016

Sean O'Brien looking forward to linking up with new Ireland star Stander

Joe Schmidt has named a rounded, imposing back row for the clash with France.

# back-row - Monday 4 January, 2016

Analysis: O'Donoghue and O'Donnell shine in Munster's back row

Anthony Foley has finally been able to get his best back row on the pitch.

# back-row - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Youghal man O'Callaghan showing international credentials for Munster

The 25-year-old back row has been in excellent form for Anthony Foley’s side.

# back-row - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Pocock says he'll organise RWC final tickets for 'legend' David Attenborough

The Australia back row says the broadcaster is a ‘big hero of mine.’

# back-row - Friday 25 September, 2015

Chris Henry: 'You have to prepare for getting smashed and do some damage yourself'

Ulster star will line out at openside flanker for Ireland against Romania on Sunday.

# back-row - Monday 21 September, 2015

Murphy keen to put breakdown record straight against Romania at RWC

The back row felt he lost out to Justin Tipuric in the World Cup warm-up against Wales.

# back-row - Sunday 13 September, 2015

'For a lot of that season and for a long time, I had a bit of a f**k-you mentality'

Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip tells us about the experience of missing out on the 2007 World Cup.

# back-row - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Murphy has Schmidt's trust as he reads Ireland's game better than ever

The versatile 24-year-old has grown into an important squad member under the Kiwi.

# back-row - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Triple Grand Slam winner Jones forced to retire with immediate effect

The 34-year-old back row has called time on his playing career.

# back-row - Monday 17 August, 2015

SOB, Henry and Toner helped Jack Conan prep for his Ireland debut

Leinster’s 23-year-old back row got his first taste of Test rugby against Scotland.

# back-row - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

World Cup looks to be over for Rhys Ruddock after recurrence of arm injury

The blindside was replaced by Jack Conan after 20 minutes today.

# back-row - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Pat Lam's Connacht have signed a Kiwi back row ahead of next season

Openside flanker Nepia Fox-Matamua will join the province on a two-year deal.

# back-row - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Saracens have added another powerful back row to their squad

Samuela Vunisa is the latest player to confirm a transfer out of the Guinness Pro12.

# back-row - Monday 23 February, 2015

Promising ex-Leinster back row Gilsenan signs new contract with London Irish

The 22-year-old left Leinster last summer to join the Premiership club.

# back-row - Friday 30 January, 2015

Another Munster player will be joining James Coughlan in Pau, but Denis Hurley is staying put

Back row Paddy Butler’s exit was also confirmed today.

# back-row - Monday 15 December, 2014

'There were gaps there' - Tommy O'Donnell knows where Munster need to improve

The Irish province left several scoring opportunities behind them in defeat to Clermont last night.

# back-row - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Ruddock ready for Georgian power after starring in Boks beating

The Leinster flanker turned 24 today and now feels a settled part of Joe Schmidt’s group.

# back-row - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Ireland well able to carry the ball without me -- Sean O'Brien

The injured flanker is looking forward to seeing Sean Cronin getting over the gainline this weekend.

# back-row - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Jack Conan could be natural successor to Heaslip at number eight -- Kevin McLaughlin

The 22-year-old will make his third start for Leinster at the RDS tomorrow night.

# back-row - Thursday 16 October, 2014

5 important questions for Munster ahead of the Champions Cup

Back row selections, attacking progress, defensive aggression, Zeebs and the set-piece.

# back-row - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Heenan taking things slowly as Connacht look for rapid improvement

The 22-year-old openside flanker tells how he works on his breakdown skills.

# back-row - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Stander eager to nail down Munster spot as Ireland ambition lingers Cj

Stander eager to nail down Munster spot as Ireland ambition lingers

The 24-year-old South Africa native says Limerick feels like ‘home’ now.

# back-row - Friday 11 July, 2014

Irish provinces strong enough for Champions Cup success - O'Brien

The 27-year-old is fit, fresh and motivated ahead of a new season with Leinster and Ireland.

# back-row - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Butterworth the latest in Lansdowne's line of professional converts

The 23-year-old has bolstered Ulster’s back row options after impressing in the Ulster Bank League.

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