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# halfbacks - Friday 18 June, 2021

Murray strives to keep number nine shirt as Biggar battles to lead from 10
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Murray strives to keep number nine shirt as Biggar battles to lead from 10

Updated Fri 3:04 PM 15,909 Views 9 Comments

Owen Farrell can’t be discounted as a key man in this Lions squad.

# halfbacks - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Sexton and Murray set to be back from injury for Ireland's clash with Italy
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Sexton and Murray set to be back from injury for Ireland's clash with Italy

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 8:00 AM 19,961 Views 70 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell stressed the need for Ireland to make sure of a win in Rome.

# halfbacks - Monday 23 November, 2020

Ireland's new-look combinations learn about top-level Test rugby in Twickenham
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Ireland's new-look combinations learn about top-level Test rugby in Twickenham

Nov 23rd 2020, 7:41 AM 10,138 Views 15 Comments

The inexperienced halfback pairing didn’t get anything like an armchair ride.

# halfbacks - Friday 30 October, 2020

Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack
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Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack

Oct 30th 2020, 11:45 AM 8,381 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Antoine Dupont is a major threat to Andy Farrell’s Ireland.

# halfbacks - Friday 24 January, 2020

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

Jan 24th 2020, 8:15 PM 36,780 Views 63 Comments

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
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Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays

Oct 23rd 2019, 12:09 PM 19,654 Views 5 Comments

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

Mar 16th 2019, 7:02 PM 24,410 Views 103 Comments

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

Feb 24th 2019, 8:30 PM 31,341 Views 80 Comments

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

Nov 5th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,115 Views 10 Comments

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

Nov 2nd 2018, 12:30 PM 26,617 Views 10 Comments

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

Jun 8th 2017, 10:00 PM 9,443 Views 5 Comments

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
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World-class Murray and Sexton underline their importance to Ireland

Nov 10th 2014, 8:13 AM 18,253 Views 42 Comments

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
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Australia drop Beale as Waratahs halfback duo Phipps and Foley start

Sep 2nd 2014, 12:52 PM 3,198 Views 1 Comment

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