# Jack Conan

20th March 2023
# Jack Conan
'We spoke all week about this being one of the greatest days of our lives'
Jack Conan and Ross Byrne both made important contributions off the bench against England.
Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# hard earned
Conan delights in 'one of best days I’ve ever been involved in with this squad'
The Leinster backrower came on early in the first half for the injured Caelan Doris.
Last month
February 2023
# Solidarity
'Lads in that position have no job security... fair play to the lads in Wales'
Jack Conan says the Netflix cameras haven’t been a distraction in Ireland camp.
This year
# jack the lad
'Leinster Rugby is all about winning trophies' - Conan insists current form counts for nothing
The eastern province aren’t getting ahead of themselves.
Last year
# On to the next one
'You can never celebrate for too long' - Ireland look to keep building after Boks win
Jack Conan was happy to make an impact against South Africa but is determined to kick on again this weekend.
# Motivated
Jack Conan's mixed experience in New Zealand and impact of 'ruthless competitor' Sean O'Brien
The backrower featured in all three Tests against the All Blacks but lost his starting spot in the Ireland team.
# trophy hunt
Conan ready to finish on a high after Covid effects and 'stop-start' Six Nations
The 29-year-old made three starts as Ireland won the Triple Crown.
# clarification
'The ref said a few decisions went against us when they shouldn’t have'
Ireland were heavily penalised last weekend against England.
# Team news
Conan and Hansen start for Ireland in Super Saturday showdown with Scots
Iain Henderson comes into the Ireland second row in place of James Ryan.
# Jack Conan
'This time last year I was running out at Rodney Parade in front of an empty stadium'
Jack Conan’s progress has been extraordinary over the last 12 months – after a career waiting patiently for his big break.
# Crowds
'It absolutely matters' - Hopes rise for full houses at Ireland's Six Nations games
NPHET’s latest advice to the government could result in a major financial boost for the IRFU.
All time
# more to do
'For us, it’s about not believing the hype - we are not as good as people think we are'
Jack Conan believes Ireland need to kick on from Saturday’s win – rather than bask in its glory.
# Lion
'Something has clicked with Jack' - Conan a new force for Ireland
The 29-year-old number eight bolted all the way into the Lions Test team this year.
# Lion
'It's easier to silence that kind of noise... I feel a bit vindicated'
Leinster’s Jack Conan starts in the number eight shirt against Glasgow again tonight.
# Mixed news
Leinster welcome back Lions but doubts over Henshaw as centre misses out again
Leo Cullen’s side host the Scarlets at the RDS this evening.
# Tourists
An up-and-down tour for the Irish Lions could end on a high
Jack Conan, Tadhg Furlong, and Robbie Henshaw have been named to start all three Tests.
# combination
Conan goes again with 'freak athletes' Curry and Lawes in Lions back row
Warren Gatland was impressed with the Ireland number eight last weekend.
# bray boy
'I've had a lot of ups and downs. The road to here hasn't always been easy'
Leinster and Ireland man Jack Conan starts for the Lions on Saturday.
# Team news
Henshaw, Furlong and Conan start for Gatland's Lions in the first Test
Conor Murray and Tadhg Beirne have been included on the bench.
# hand up
Ireland's Jack Conan keen to take his chance in last Lions Test audition
Warren Gatland says up to 70% of his Test side remains undecided.
# eight
'He’s definitely putting his hand up' - Lions boss Gatland impressed by Conan
The tourists move on to Cape Town tomorrow but don’t know who they will play on Wednesday.
# Analysis
Conan and Beirne step up to showcase their skills in Lions back row
The Irish pair were impressive as Warren Gatland’s side beat Japan.
# Lions
'Ronan can come here and set a marker for himself - this is a great opportunity'
Lions forwards coach Robin McBryde has said Irishman Ronan Kelleher has impressed in their training camp this week.
# Anxious wait
Jack Conan leaves field with head injury and will follow return to play protocol
Conan has been named in Warren Gatland’s Lions squad to tour South Africa.
# Tough Calls
It's easy to see the sense in Gatland's side of the Sexton debate
The Ireland captain has paid the price for a frustrating run of injuries.
# inside line
'I thought I was going to be absolutely smoked. He would have melted me in the ribs'
Jack Conan talks us through some of his play for Ireland and Leinster in recent months.
# next chapter
Jack Conan: 'We want to build on this performance and win everything we can'
Leinster are aiming to reclaim the Champions Cup they last won in 2018.
# Champs
‘This just shows we can win ugly – we can win an arm wrestle’
Man of the match Jack Conan paid tribute to Leinster’s squad as they win a fourth straight Pro14 title.
# Jack The Glad
Jack Conan: ‘It really doesn't get any better than that’
The No8 was one of Ireland’s stars on Saturday.
# Analysis
'Something we worked on all week' - Ireland's attack cuts England apart
Ireland scored excellent tries through Keith Earls and Jack Conan, and nearly had a beautiful third.
# Jack The Glad
‘It has been a bit of a miserable road over the last few months’
Jack Conan is appreciating every moment of life in an Ireland shirt again after a series of injuries interrupted his career.
# the byrne connection
Leinster name Ross and Harry Byrne together in starting team for the first time
Jack Conan will win his 100th cap for the province in Friday’s game with the Dragons.
# Update
Leinster's Jack Conan called into Ireland squad as France prep continues
Gavin Coombes has returned to Munster.
# New Year's Interpros
Ben O'Donnell set for long-awaited Connacht debut, while O'Reilly and Smith make Leinster bows
Leinster host Connacht at the RDS tomorrow evening.
# Setback
Tommy O’Brien among the latest injury problems for Leinster
However, there is better news for Harry Byrne and Rory O’Loughlin.
# Jack Is Back
'He looks like he's itching to get going' - Conan returns for Leinster
The number eight hasn’t played since last year’s World Cup.
# Depth
'It's always easier to have 10 than two' - Leinster's back row riches
With Jack Conan and Dan Leavy back in the mix, the province will have serious depth.
# best foot forward
Jack Conan on course to be fit before Saracens clash after return to training
The number eight has been working his way back from a broken foot since the World Cup.
# Injury blow
Leinster and Ireland's Jack Conan out of action for up to six months
The eastern province confirmed the lengthy lay-off today.
# pro14
Conan back in Leinster HQ as neck injury hampers Byrne
The prop picked up the issue in training last week and missed the opening night win over Benetton.