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#hooker

# hooker - Sunday 21 March, 2021

Tierney-Martin set for Connacht debut off the bench tomorrow night
# Team News
# Team News

Tierney-Martin set for Connacht debut off the bench tomorrow night

Mar 21st 2021, 1:27 PM 9,430 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend has rejigged his team for the visit to Scarlets.

# hooker - Friday 12 March, 2021

'Rob is a great player for us' - Farrell backs Herring at hooker again
# Hooker
# Hooker

'Rob is a great player for us' - Farrell backs Herring at hooker again

Mar 12th 2021, 1:13 PM 6,697 Views 27 Comments

Rónan Kelleher returns to the bench as Ireland make three changes for the Scotland clash.

# hooker - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

First start for Ireland next on agenda for 22-year-old Leinster man Kelleher
# Hooker
# Hooker

First start for Ireland next on agenda for 22-year-old Leinster man Kelleher

Oct 7th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,498 Views 7 Comments

The powerful hooker won his first three caps off the bench earlier this year.

# hooker - Sunday 4 October, 2020

'It was tough, I would have had aspirations of staying on in Leinster'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'It was tough, I would have had aspirations of staying on in Leinster'

Oct 4th 2020, 9:00 AM 19,816 Views 11 Comments

27-year-old hooker Bryan Byrne has found a new lease of life with Pat Lam’s Bristol.

# hooker - Sunday 23 August, 2020

'I play rugby because I love the game, not just because my brothers play'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'I play rugby because I love the game, not just because my brothers play'

Aug 23rd 2020, 8:00 AM 42,110 Views 2 Comments

20-year-old hooker Billy Scannell is heading into his second season with Biarritz in France.

# hooker - Sunday 2 August, 2020

'That will be one of the big aims this year - to try and get back in with Ireland'
# Green Shirts
# Green Shirts

'That will be one of the big aims this year - to try and get back in with Ireland'

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:00 AM 27,816 Views 8 Comments

Connacht hooker Dave Heffernan is determined to add to his one Ireland cap.

# hooker - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Battle for Ireland hooker spot 'wide open' -- Jerry Flannery
# The Deuce
# The Deuce

Battle for Ireland hooker spot 'wide open' -- Jerry Flannery

Jul 21st 2020, 6:59 AM 14,085 Views 22 Comments

The new Harlequins forwards coach hopes to see a stand-out emerge after Rory Best’s exit last year.

# hooker - Friday 17 January, 2020

'I've been in Six Nations squads and never played, so hopefully that can change'
# Ambition
# Ambition

'I've been in Six Nations squads and never played, so hopefully that can change'

Jan 17th 2020, 7:15 AM 24,868 Views 11 Comments

Ulster man Rob Herring is making a strong push to claim Ireland’s number two jersey.

# hooker - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Scannell settled back in at Munster with Ireland's hooker spot up for grabs
# Number Two
# Number Two

Scannell settled back in at Munster with Ireland's hooker spot up for grabs

Nov 21st 2019, 1:00 AM 5,217 Views 12 Comments

The 27-year-old is keen to go to another World Cup with his country.

# hooker - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Happy Springbok hooker retires again
# Champion
# Champion

Happy Springbok hooker retires again

Nov 13th 2019, 11:59 PM 12,615 Views 9 Comments

Schalk Brits insisted there would not be another comeback.

# hooker - Saturday 24 August, 2019

'We can’t keep thinking, ‘We need to be like 2018.' We need to be better'
# Final Chapter
# Final Chapter

'We can’t keep thinking, ‘We need to be like 2018.' We need to be better'

Aug 24th 2019, 6:45 AM 4,857 Views 14 Comments

Ireland captain Rory Best believes his team can overcome this year’s Six Nations disappointment.

# hooker - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Family at the forefront for Sherry as he looks forward to new horizons beyond Munster
# Red Blooded
# Red Blooded

Family at the forefront for Sherry as he looks forward to new horizons beyond Munster

May 18th 2019, 6:45 AM 6,699 Views 0 Comments

With a new baby in the house, the hooker has been travelling back and forth from Gloucester during his loan stint in the Premiersip.

# hooker - Friday 26 April, 2019

Ex-France captain Ibañez to be les Bleus manager after World Cup
# Hooker
# Hooker

Ex-France captain Ibañez to be les Bleus manager after World Cup

Apr 26th 2019, 11:36 AM 5,696 Views 5 Comments

The 98-times capped hooker has been lined up by Bernard Laporte.

# hooker - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Sean Cronin set to miss out on Ireland squad for final Six Nations games
# Omission
# Omission

Sean Cronin set to miss out on Ireland squad for final Six Nations games

Mar 5th 2019, 5:26 PM 33,961 Views 67 Comments

Ulster’s Rob Herring is set to come into Joe Schmidt’s extended training squad.

# hooker - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

'Sometimes there's no explanation for form... all you can do is try your best'
# Digging In
# Digging In

'Sometimes there's no explanation for form... all you can do is try your best'

Jan 23rd 2019, 7:00 AM 10,170 Views 35 Comments

Leinster hooker James Tracy is searingly honest about his search to rediscover top form.

# hooker - Friday 23 November, 2018

'Words can't explain how truly thankful I am to be here'
# The Butcher
# The Butcher

'Words can't explain how truly thankful I am to be here'

Nov 23rd 2018, 1:27 PM 12,584 Views 5 Comments

Eagles hooker Dylan Fawsitt moved to the US in 2014 and is now set to face his native Ireland.

# hooker - Monday 22 October, 2018

JVG hopeful Niall Scannell will play for Ireland next month, but ankle injury 'will take time to settle'
# November Tests
# November Tests

JVG hopeful Niall Scannell will play for Ireland next month, but ankle injury 'will take time to settle'

Oct 22nd 2018, 5:55 AM 5,839 Views 3 Comments

The hooker missed out on the Gloucester win after sustaining a training ground knock.

# hooker - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'Rory is number one... the rest of us are probably fighting for that second spot'
# Hooker
# Hooker

'Rory is number one... the rest of us are probably fighting for that second spot'

Oct 18th 2018, 8:30 AM 24,582 Views 33 Comments

Munster’s Niall Scannell has started his season in excellent form.

# hooker - Friday 31 August, 2018

Ex-Ireland U20 captain Annett gets first Premiership start since 2016
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Ex-Ireland U20 captain Annett gets first Premiership start since 2016

Aug 31st 2018, 2:34 PM 6,664 Views 12 Comments

The former Ulster hooker has suffered greatly with injuries in the last year and a half.

# hooker - Saturday 28 July, 2018

'I have a brother and I don't want him getting the farm either!'
# Del Boy
# Del Boy

'I have a brother and I don't want him getting the farm either!'

Jul 28th 2018, 7:15 AM 33,373 Views 7 Comments

Connacht hooker Shane Delahunt is still balancing farming and professional rugby.

# hooker - Sunday 24 June, 2018

'Representing Ireland, representing that badge, it's pretty special'
# Hooker
# Hooker

'Representing Ireland, representing that badge, it's pretty special'

Jun 24th 2018, 8:11 PM 35,519 Views 21 Comments

Ulster front row Rob Herring was one of the big winners on Ireland’s tour Down Under.

# hooker - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Munster's Scannell sprung into starting role to salvage frustrating season
# Scans
# Scans

Munster's Scannell sprung into starting role to salvage frustrating season

Jun 16th 2018, 1:00 AM 7,672 Views 14 Comments

The Cork man was only called up after Rory Best’s injury but now finds himself in the starting XV.

# hooker - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

The former binman and theology student who has cracked the Wallabies
# Journey
# Journey

The former binman and theology student who has cracked the Wallabies

Jun 13th 2018, 5:45 AM 9,998 Views 4 Comments

Brandon Paenga-Amosa had a remarkable rise over the last year.

# hooker - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Cheika calls Latu into Wallabies squad ahead of first Ireland Test
# Hooker
# Hooker

Cheika calls Latu into Wallabies squad ahead of first Ireland Test

Jun 6th 2018, 8:27 AM 4,521 Views 0 Comments

With two uncapped hookers left in his squad, Cheika has turned to the four-times capped Waratah.

# hooker - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Dundalk man McElroy excels with Saracens after U20s World Cup dream was shattered
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Dundalk man McElroy excels with Saracens after U20s World Cup dream was shattered

Feb 17th 2018, 10:00 AM 34,352 Views 30 Comments

The 20-year-old hooker is thriving in his first season with the Premiership giants.

# hooker - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Munster's Casey set for loan move to aid Grenoble's promotion push
# Medical Joker
# Medical Joker

Munster's Casey set for loan move to aid Grenoble's promotion push

Jan 23rd 2018, 8:52 AM 9,770 Views 4 Comments

The injury-plagued hooker has fallen down to fifth in the Munster pecking order and will hope to get a run of games in ProD2.

# hooker - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Mike Sherry thankful for another chance at rugby after year out with injury
# Steady Nerve
# Steady Nerve

Mike Sherry thankful for another chance at rugby after year out with injury

Sep 28th 2017, 6:15 AM 5,381 Views 1 Comment

‘I did pretty much every single session besides the day that I got married. That was the one day I had off over the summer.’

# hooker - Monday 28 August, 2017

Sean Cronin bouncing back with renewed appetite after neck injury lay-off
# Perspective
# Perspective

Sean Cronin bouncing back with renewed appetite after neck injury lay-off

Aug 28th 2017, 4:54 PM 4,724 Views 6 Comments

“It puts things into perspective,” says the hooker after suffering two injuries since the birth of his twin boys.

# hooker - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Munster hooker Moloney joins Ireland U20 squad in time for Scotland clash
# Team-Sheet
# Team-Sheet

Munster hooker Moloney joins Ireland U20 squad in time for Scotland clash

Jun 3rd 2017, 12:49 PM 5,492 Views 2 Comments

Ronan Kelleher is one of six changes for Ireland as they target a big response to defeat against Italy.

# hooker - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'In pro rugby, you're in a bit of a bubble. It's nice to come out of it for a while'
# Grassroots
# Grassroots

'In pro rugby, you're in a bit of a bubble. It's nice to come out of it for a while'

Apr 30th 2017, 9:30 AM 13,599 Views 1 Comment

Jason Harris-Wright will look to help Clontarf to AIL glory before joining Pat Lam at Bristol.

# hooker - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

'I would back myself' - Cronin believes he's still in the Lions frame
# Explosive
# Explosive

'I would back myself' - Cronin believes he's still in the Lions frame

Jan 18th 2017, 6:00 AM 6,030 Views 7 Comments

The Leinster hooker is positive about making a full recovery from his hamstring injury.

# hooker - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

A dozen rock solid reasons why Rory Best was the perfect choice to be Ireland captain
# Captain Fantastic
# Captain Fantastic

A dozen rock solid reasons why Rory Best was the perfect choice to be Ireland captain

Jan 20th 2016, 4:16 PM 8,846 Views 13 Comments

The hooker has been inspirational throughout his 89 caps for his country.

# hooker - Friday 15 January, 2016

Isa Nacewa: The expression on James Tracy's face is all the motivation Leinster could need
# Live Rounds
# Live Rounds

Isa Nacewa: The expression on James Tracy's face is all the motivation Leinster could need

Jan 15th 2016, 3:35 PM 13,218 Views 5 Comments

“With so many young guys coming in it’s been bloody exciting this week”.

# hooker - Saturday 2 January, 2016

This Ireland international front row hits the west coast waves to clear his mind
# Surf Up For The...
# Surf Up For The...

This Ireland international front row hits the west coast waves to clear his mind

Jan 2nd 2016, 7:30 AM 14,830 Views 7 Comments

Ulster’s back-up hooker wants to be more than just Rory Best’s apprentice.

# hooker - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Flowing-locked Szarzewski follows France captain Dusautoir into Test retirement
# Fin
# Fin

Flowing-locked Szarzewski follows France captain Dusautoir into Test retirement

Dec 9th 2015, 12:51 PM 5,386 Views 12 Comments

The Racing 92 hooker joins the likes of Michalak, Papé and Mas in international retirement.

# hooker - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

IRFU block Munster's move to sign Australia captain Stephen Moore
# No Go
# No Go

IRFU block Munster's move to sign Australia captain Stephen Moore

Nov 18th 2015, 5:39 PM 57,604 Views 107 Comments

The southern province were close to finalising a deal with the 102-times capped Australian.

# hooker - Thursday 5 November, 2015

'If we're not prepared, they'll beat the crap out of us' -- Rory Best
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

'If we're not prepared, they'll beat the crap out of us' -- Rory Best

Nov 5th 2015, 10:40 AM 7,282 Views 4 Comments

The Ulster skipper can’t afford to dwell on the World Cup. But he can build on his personal display.

# hooker - Friday 2 October, 2015

'It's nice that some of the unseen work is now getting noticed' - Ireland's Best
# Interview
# Interview

'It's nice that some of the unseen work is now getting noticed' - Ireland's Best

Oct 2nd 2015, 8:00 AM 15,985 Views 6 Comments

Ireland hooker Rory Best sat down with The42 to chat lineout plays, defensive mauls and refereeing trends.

# hooker - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

21 months later: Ambition still burning in Mike Sherry after shoulder nightmare
# By Hook Or Crook
# By Hook Or Crook

21 months later: Ambition still burning in Mike Sherry after shoulder nightmare

Sep 9th 2015, 8:48 PM 8,659 Views 9 Comments

For a long time, a comeback looked doubtful for Mike Sherry, but he made an emotional return to the field of play last month.

# hooker - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

'It was great to have Joe there to deflect the attention onto him!'
# Citizen Strauss
# Citizen Strauss

'It was great to have Joe there to deflect the attention onto him!'

Sep 8th 2015, 3:56 PM 8,027 Views 15 Comments

Hooker Richardt Strauss is now officially an Irishman.

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