# fullback

Last year
'There's a bit of competition' - Lowry's rise drives Keenan to next level
Ireland assistant coach Mike Catt is pleased with their attacking development.
'There was an element of frustration being stuck in a room for 24 hours a day'
Munster fullback Mike Haley was one of the 14 players and staff who had to quarantine in South Africa.
All time
'He has been a real bonus for the coaches' - Keenan impresses at 15 for Ireland
The Leinster man’s performance was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris
The 24-year-old made his second start in the number 15 shirt as Andy Farrell’s side came up short.
'We think Jacob has all the attributes to push forward at fullback' - Farrell
The 24-year-old Ulsterman has been picked in Ireland’s number 15 shirt against Italy.
'I think my game is coming along really nicely, to be honest' - Stockdale
The 24-year-old has been playing at fullback for Ulster in recent times.
'He's got amazing work-rate' - Leinster's Hugo Keenan continues to impress
Leinster’s back three depth will be tested by international call-ups and injuries in the coming months.
Fullback Haley happy in Munster and hopes to push back into Ireland contention
The 26-year-old former Sale man earned his Test debut last year against Italy.
A new fullback and big wing calls - Ireland's back three for the Six Nations
Will Addison and Jordan Larmour both impressed at 15 for their provinces.
Ireland to further assess foot injury to Leinster fullback Jordan Larmour
The 22-year-old’s form has been excellent since the World Cup.
Addison, Stockdale, and The Cat impress as 'very happy' Ulster advance to quarters
Tom O’Toole suffered a rib injury in his side’s 22-15 win over Bath.
Kearney and Larmour working closely and 'learning from each other'
‘If I can take a few things from his game and add them to mine then that is definitely a plus,’ says Larmour.
'Irrepressible' Larmour shines for Ireland with man-of-the-match display
The 22-year-old shone at fullback in a big win over Samoa.
Watching Tuisova, Radradra and Kolbe the RWC highlights for elusive Larmour
The 22-year-old starts at fullback for Ireland against Samoa today.
'I hadn't played fullback in a while... I don't think I was being targeted'
Robbie Henshaw is fit again after overcoming ‘one of the rarest dead legs in the world.’
'I thought I was in!' - Larmour continuing to learn as he shows off dancing feet
The 21-year-old benefitted from 80 minutes at fullback in the absence of Rob Kearney.
Kearney 'a good chance' for Wales but Ireland uncertain on van der Flier
Robbie Henshaw won’t be coming back into the mix as his dead leg lingers.
'You want your mates to go well but you have to be a little bit selfish about it'
32-year-old Rob Kearney returned to make a strong impression for Ireland against Scotland in the Six Nations.
Henshaw set for centre return as O'Brien and Kearney come in for Ireland
Jack Conan is likely to get the nod at number eight, while Quinn Roux comes into the second row.
Henshaw endures tough evening after Schmidt opts for fullback switch
England’s sublime kicking game saw them toy with the Leinster man.
Lightning Larmour backed by Ireland to step up at 15 against Pumas
‘When you see the way he goes about preparing for a game, you have a lot of confidence that he’ll deliver.’
Henshaw happy to cover fullback but focused on perfecting centre play
The 25-year-old is beginning to step up as a leader within Ireland’s squad.
'He's a small bloke in stature but he's got a big heart. He's been awesome'
Michael Lowry has impressed his new Ulster team-mate, Billy Burns.
'Not a perfect' debut but Munster fullback Haley is an exciting addition
The 24-year-old was part of Joe Schmidt’s Ireland camp earlier this week.
'Fatigue makes cowards of us all' - Kearney and Ireland look to bounce back
The Leinster man produced some uncharacteristic mistakes against the Wallabies.
'I just think he's a flat-out winger': Experience keeps Kearney unfazed by meteoric Larmour rise
The veteran fullback is feeling comfortable and confident in his role and won’t be easily displaced.
Schmidt says Zebo lost out on form as Ireland accelerate Larmour progress
The Munster man is joining Racing 92 this summer.
O'Halloran targeting more Test caps as a Connacht man after November omission instilled doubt
The brilliant fullback was linked with moves outside his home province that, in theory, might have improved his chance of challenging for Ireland honours.
'There's a fair bit of faith put in me and a fair bit of pressure to repay the coach' -- Rob Kearney
The fullback said Saturday’s match was a more nerve-wracking prospect than usual.
10 or 15? Leinster just happy to see Carbery continuing to improve
The Ireland international is learning with every game as he manages two positions.
Larmour's outstanding U20 Six Nations shows why Joe Schmidt is a fan
‘You could put Jordan at nine or 10 and he’d probably do as well, he’s just an outstanding player.’
Analysis: Jared Payne adds another dimension to Ireland's attack
The Ulsterman showed his attacking quality from fullback against England.
'I remember thinking, 'Jeez, I'd be happy just to stay here for the rest of the game''
Rob Kearney has memories of poking the New Zealand bear and getting attacked in return.
'Joe pulled me aside before the game and said, 'you need a big one today''
Fullback Rob Kearney proved a few doubters wrong in Chicago on Saturday.
Kearney's experience swung decision to restore fullback for All Black clash -- Schmidt
Schmidt is also hopeful that the 21-year-olds on the bench don’t have to ‘chase shadows’ when they make their Test debut.
The worry and wait is over: Charles Piutau had his Ulster gear on for training today
The All Black’s second season in Europe began today.
Analysis: Jared Payne's sumptuous offloads shine in Ireland's historic win
The Ulsterman was outstanding as he started at fullback for the first time in Test rugby.
Payne's 'experience and freshness' key to fullback call - Joe Schmidt
The Ireland head coach is confident Paddy Jackson will step up in Johnny Sexton’s absence.
Conway hopes a Munster revival can lead to Ireland honours
The Dubliner has made a return to the wing recently after spending much of the season at 15.
'Pissed off' Payne putting injury frustration behind him
The Ulster back suffered a torn hamstring and quad after playing on with injury against France.