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#Fronting Up

# fronting-up - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Beirne shows up strongly alongside immense Ryan in Ireland's second row

The Munster man showed he can win the gainline against France last weekend.

# fronting-up - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Healy 'annoyed' about scrum penalties as Ireland's forwards strive for more

The Irish maul struggled to get going against Scotland last weekend.

# fronting-up - Friday 29 November, 2019

Ulster fired up to shake perception they have 'a bit of a soft underbelly'

Dan McFarland’s side have upfront and honest about their mental shortcomings in recent seasons.

# fronting-up - Friday 15 November, 2019

Dillane keen for Connacht tempo against heavyweight Montpellier

The 26-year-old second row makes a timely return on Sunday in Galway.

# fronting-up - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Healy: 'It's a do or die game'

Cian Healy says that Ireland are relishing the opportunity of taking on reigning World Cup champions New Zealand in their quarter-final on Saturday.

# fronting-up - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Analysis: How Ireland's forwards took Scotland apart in World Cup opener

A superb set-piece and ruthless streak broke the Scots in Yokohama.

# fronting-up - Thursday 11 April, 2019

'It's a mistake that I'll probably play over in my head thousands of times'

Jacob Stockdale has been overwhelmed by the support Ulster fans have shown him.

# fronting-up - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Ryan pairs up with Roux as Ireland look for 'variation' around ball-carriers

Ireland’s forwards were hammered in the tackle last weekend against England.

# fronting-up - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Ulster secure forwards coach Grant as Peel extends contract

The 31-year-old will join Dan McFarland’s coaching staff next season.

# fronting-up - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Leinster's pack bringing 'a spike' after tough lessons from Munster maul

James Ryan and his team-mates have a point to prove against Wasps this weekend.

# fronting-up - Friday 12 January, 2018

Is Ireland boss Martin O'Neill out of the running for the Stoke job?

It has been confirmed that the manager will attend the annual Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland banquet tonight.

# fronting-up - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool's contentious penalty should not have been given

Everton’s Mason Holgate was penalised after Adam Lallana took a tumble in the box and James Milner subsequently opened the scoring.

# fronting-up - Monday 3 July, 2017

Analysis: The defensive passage that drove the Lions to their Wellington win

The likes of Jamie George, Jack McGrath, Maro Itoje and Kyle Sinckler all fronted up.

# fronting-up - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

England captain Hartley working on tackle technique after hit on O'Brien

The Northampton hooker feels his red card and ban were down to technical shortcomings.

# fronting-up - Friday 16 October, 2015

Irish descendent Ayerza and the Pumas are coming for Ireland's scrum

‘They haven’t dominated many teams. We’re planning to really take it to them.’

# fronting-up - Sunday 25 January, 2015

'Bittersweet' feeling for Foley as Munster's European season ends

The Munster head coach praised the ‘good character’ of his side during the win over Sale.

# fronting-up - Friday 25 April, 2014

Early battles the key to Munster hopes in Toulon -- Horan

“Munster definitely don’t want to be chasing a game and trying to fix problems as they go.”

# fronting-up - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Demons: Five French failures that can be exorcised with a win in Paris

They say you never know which France will turn up. Well, whoever shows up to play Ireland in Paris they’re usually good enough to win.

# fronting-up - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

'We've got a huge respect for them' - Leinster ready for Northampton

Leinster scrum coach Greg Feek admits that the battle up front in Saturday’s Heineken Cup tie will be demanding.

# fronting-up - Thursday 21 November, 2013

‘Less talk and more action’ for Ireland against the All Blacks

Ireland forwards coach John Plumtree says his pack has promised to do their talking on the pitch.

# fronting-up - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Australian front row a formidable unit, warns Mike Ross despite Lions mauling

The Leinster prop has predicted a bright international future for teammate Jack McGrath.

# fronting-up - Monday 7 October, 2013

Munster's front row as good as any other unit in the league boasts Penney

The New Zealander is encouraged by the progress of the province’s home-grown talent.

# fronting-up - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Keane a doubt following training ground knock

Trap may have to plan without skipper Robbie Keane after the final session at Gannon Park before departure for Skopje this afternoon.

# fronting-up - Wednesday 5 January, 2011

Gareth Thomas on Ellen: “I became the master of playing the straight man”

Former Wales rugby skipper tells American chat show giant how he came out.