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# halfbacks - Friday 24 January, 2020

Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations

Conor Murray is under pressure from John Cooney and Luke McGrath at scrum-half.

# halfbacks - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays

The South Africa and Wales scrum-halves are small players but often make a big impact without the ball.

# halfbacks - Saturday 16 March, 2019

'Those two guys are not the reason we lost' - Schmidt on Sexton and Murray

The Ireland boss only replaced his starting halfbacks in the closing 10 minutes in Cardiff.

# halfbacks - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Sexton 'angry' and Murray 'frustrated' after stuttering Ireland display

Joe Schmidt warned that ‘there’s a real danger when you start trying too hard.’

# halfbacks - Monday 5 November, 2018

Precious opportunity for Carbery and McGrath shows they're still learning

Joe Schmidt felt his halfbacks played ‘a little bit conservatively’ in the first half in Chicago.

# halfbacks - Friday 2 November, 2018

McGrath and 'fierce competitor' Carbery to run the Ireland show

Joe Schmidt is keen to see his halfbacks and others stand up against Italy tomorrow.

# halfbacks - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Two of Warren Gatland's key Lions finally pair up on Saturday

Conor Murray and Owen Farrell start in the halfbacks against the Crusaders.

# halfbacks - Monday 10 November, 2014

World-class Murray and Sexton underline their importance to Ireland

Numbers nine and 10 were at their very best as Ireland saw off the Springboks in Dublin.

# halfbacks - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Australia drop Beale as Waratahs halfback duo Phipps and Foley start

The Wallabies’ head coach, Ewen McKenzie, has gone for an entirely new playmaking pairing to face South Africa.