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#Centre of attention

# centre-of-attention - Monday 3 August, 2020

Jamie Roberts keeps his promise by returning to Wales to join the Dragons

It is understood the 33-year-old centre, who last played for Wales in 2017, has signed a one-year deal.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Friend keen on new deal for Aki 'but that's a decision that rests with the IRFU'

The Connacht head coach hopes the Ireland centre will join Kieran Marmion by signing a new contract.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Ireland's Chris Farrell reaping the rewards from his 'shot in the dark'

The Munster centre made his World Cup debut as a first-half substitute in Sunday’s victory over Scotland.

# centre-of-attention - Monday 9 September, 2019

O'Driscoll backs 'luxury' defensive option Henshaw to take Ireland 13 shirt

Henshaw and Aki look to have formed a cohesive partnership as the World Cup looms.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Marchant handed first England start despite exclusion from World Cup squad

The Harlequins centre’s selection raises doubts about the fitness of Jonathan Joseph and Henry Slade.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Farrell feeling at home as he bids to 'heap more pressure' on other centres

The Munster back wants to prove he is ready to play at a World Cup if called upon.

# centre-of-attention - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Pogba impresses as Man United seal pre-season win over Perth Glory

The wantaway midfielder assisted Marcus Rashford’s opening goal in Australia.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

'I'd like to think I'm ready for the next step but it's up to the coaches to decide'

Tom Farrell is hoping to receive his first Ireland call-up when Joe Schmidt reveals his squad for Ireland’s Grand Slam defence today.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Van Graan confident Sam Arnold can continue solving 'puzzles' for Munster's midfield

Chris Farrell’s absence will give the 22-year-old another big stage to perform on this weekend.

# centre-of-attention - Friday 26 October, 2018

McCloskey double caps bonus point win for Ulster over Dragons

Will Addison was on form again to help Dan McFarland’s men grab their first five-point success of the season.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Henshaw ready and waiting for Munster after missing out on Galway return

The Leinster centre has made his seasonal reappearance in this fixture over the last two years, but now feels in better shape than ever.

# centre-of-attention - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Harlequins snap up New Zealand-born former NFL player

Paul Lasike was part of the USA side that pulled off a victory over Scotland in Texas in June.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Munster's settled centre could hold the key in Pro14 semi

Fatigue may or may not be a factor for Leinster, but they will be without key personnel in their defensive setup.

# centre-of-attention - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Mentor and apprentice: Ringrose relishing battle with former team-mate Te'o

The 23-year-old will be the centre of attention at Twickenham later as he hopes to help Ireland to a third ever Grand Slam success.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'When Ringer was being compared to Drico, I remember saying ‘oh God, that poor young fella’'

Keith Earls knows the weight that comes with a 13 jersey for Ireland, but it has become easier to slip new talents into the outside centre channel.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Fit-again Ringrose available for the Kings, but Leinster wait to hear Schmidt's call

The centre has been called into Ireland’s Six Nations squad, but it remains to be seen who he’ll line out for this weekend.

# centre-of-attention - Friday 16 February, 2018

Cullen backs Ringrose to slot back in for Wales as centre returns to full training

The 23-year-old could come back into contention for Ireland selection next week.

# centre-of-attention - Friday 15 December, 2017

'You have to take everything with a pinch of salt': Stockdale keen to give the hype a wide berth

Ulster take on Harlequins tonight and the 21-year-old is having to tolerate all eyes on him after a fine autumn.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

New Zealand sevens star in line for earlier-than-expected Connacht debut

Pita Ahki has impressed in training and could feature against Cardiff Blues on Friday.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Reid working hard to tighten up Leinster's midfield channel after 53 missed tackles

Leinster have enjoyed a perfect start to their European campaign, but defensively they have been exposed by Montpellier and Glasgow.

# centre-of-attention - Friday 15 September, 2017

Taute and Farrell's muscular midfield partnership gives Munster an added dimension

The pair are named to start again in tomorrow’s Pro14 trip to Ospreys.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 20 July, 2017

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Farrell targets silverware as debut season with Munster looms

The former Ulster centre has joined the southern province after three seasons in France.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Leaving Munster would have brought Taute to tears

The South African centre is enjoying his spell with the southern province, which was due to end in December.

# centre-of-attention - Monday 9 January, 2017

'I just feel lucky really': Ringrose still pinching himself as Leinster's centre of attention

Another dazzling performance on Friday night earned the 21-year-old the man-of-the-match award but his feet remain firmly on the ground.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Ireland's 2013 tormentor Crotty looking forward to clash with old pal Jared Payne

The All Black centre says he’s been apologising to Irish supporters everywhere since denying Joe Schmidt’s men victory in Dublin.

# centre-of-attention - Friday 30 September, 2016

Ben Te'o one of seven uncapped players included in England squad

Eddie Jones’ side are preparing for Tests against South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia.

# centre-of-attention - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Bundee Aki voted Player of the Year in Connacht, Ben Te'o takes Leinster gong

Josh van der Flier and Sean O’Brien picked up the equivalent prize for young players in their respective provinces.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Joe Schmidt: 'We haven't trained with Jared at 15'

Simon Zebo was always the head coach’s front-runner to replace Rob Kearney.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Ben Te'o: 'I'm really enjoying rugby union and I probably want to stick around'

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the Kiwi will choose to extend his time in Leinster.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

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Inside the highly unusual hotel at the centre of every Budget

Buswells Hotel is an integral part of Irish political life. So much so that until a few years ago the Dáil voting bell used to ring out in the bar.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Options options everywhere, but who should play alongside Robbie Henshaw?

A bruised foot for Jared Payne may force Joe Schmidt to look to a new partner for the Connacht star this weekend.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Payne criticism 'not based on fact, I thought it was one of Jared's best games' -- Cave

Darren Cave won’t be joining the chorus of criticism for his team-mate and centre rival.

# centre-of-attention - Monday 25 May, 2015

Under 20 star Ringrose digs in to make sure feet don't leave the ground

The centre is adept at dodging the weighty comparison to Blackrock and Ireland’s most famous 13.

# centre-of-attention - Saturday 21 March, 2015

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'Does this look like a dying movement?' - Tens of thousands protest in Dublin

It’s the fourth major ‘day of action’ on water charges.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Henshaw not done tapping D'Arcy for tips while taking every chance to build Payne partnership

Ireland’s new centre partnership will sample the delights of the Millennium Stadium for the first time this weekend.

# centre-of-attention - Sunday 9 November, 2014

'I love a big hit': Henshaw more than comfortable in centre of the Test arena

The Connacht man had a little help from Gordon D’Arcy to prepare for his biggest Test to date.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Henshaw and Payne both start in midfield for Ireland's clash with the Boks

Mike Ross is fit to take his place at tighthead prop, as Simon Zebo gets the nod on the left wing.

# centre-of-attention - Monday 3 November, 2014

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One World Trade Centre's first tenants are moving in today

Publishing giant Conde Nast will move 170 staff into “America’s most secure office” today.

# centre-of-attention - Friday 31 October, 2014

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Henshaw taking centre stage as Kearney feels his way back to fitness

The Connacht man partnered Gordon D’Arcy in the centre at today’s open training session at the Aviva.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 16 October, 2014

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