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#hooker

# hooker - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Green Pastures: Blaney braced for chance to shine

Far away from the intense focus of the international scene, the LV Cup kicked off last night with many frustrated men eager to prove themselves.

# hooker - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Guinness Series: Leinster front-row ready to answer Ireland's call thanks to some insider trading

“Are you going to change your name to Richardt O’Strauss?” asked a South African reporter. We copyrighted that joke last month.

# hooker - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Happy to be here: ‘Loose cannon’ Brits welcomes return of Springbok values

“We shouldn’t try to be anything else than what we’re strong at,” says the recalled Saracens hooker.

# hooker - Friday 2 November, 2012

Pro12: Sherry still hoping to receive Ireland's call

Before competing with Richardt Strauss for an Ireland jersey, the hooker knows he must see off Damien Varley for a starting spot with Munster.

# hooker - Thursday 1 November, 2012

'How in the name of Jesus are we getting to this point' - Wood blasts Bent call-up

The former Irish captain also touted Jonny Sexton and Peter O’Mahony as future leaders.

# hooker - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Six jerseys up for Guinness Series grabs after Ireland's injury crisis

The current selection headache for Declan Kidney opens the door for some November heroics.

Injury rules Brian O'Driscoll and Rory Best out of November Series

Ireland have lost the services of their in-form hooker and inspirational captain.

# hooker - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Hooked up: Springboks call up Schalk Brits for November Test against Ireland

The injured Bryan Habana is out but there are spots for Ruan Pienaar, CJ van der Linde and Jean de Villiers.

# hooker - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Jackman loving life at Grenoble but cursing his old friend Contepomi

The former Leinster hooker has targeted Top 14 survival, and taking some big scalps, this season.

# hooker - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Strauss is the real deal for Ireland - Bernard Jackman

The former Leinster hooker has tipped the forward to start against his native South Africa next month.

# hooker - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Off the hook: Varley free to play at the Aviva

The Munster hooker will not face further disciplinary action after his red card against the Ospreys.

# hooker - Friday 21 September, 2012

Engage!: Connacht's Adrian Flavin gunning for Warriors in Glasgow

The London-born hooker is now in his sixth season at the Sportsground and is working hard on producing the province’s next front row.

# hooker - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Rory Best: We need to develop that ruthless Leinster mentality

The Ulster and Ireland hooker talks about the upcoming season, Irish rugby and finding more ‘freaks’ like Stephen Ferris.

# hooker - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Bowe: I was so jealous of the Ulster lads last season

The Ireland winger says returning to his home province was always the first choice after four seasons away in Wales.

# hooker - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Settling in: Fogarty relishing opportunity in Aurillac

The former Munster hooker is ready to kick off his season with the second-tier French outfit.

# hooker - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

'I felt like a fraud': Fla finds some relief in retirement

Two weeks on from ending his career, Jerry Flannery spoke about what it’s like to know your time is up.

Foley 'ticks all the boxes' to be next Munster coach - Flannery

Jerry Flannery believes age and inexperience should not be a barrier to promoting Anthony Foley to the head coaching role this summer.