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#Jack McGrath

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Ireland international Jack McGrath agrees new contract with Ulster

The 30-year-old was back in the Ireland squad for this year’s Six Nations.

# jack-mcgrath - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Ulster pair McGrath and Carter to undergo surgery

Rob Lyttle and Marcus Rea are also set for spells on the sidelines, while Billy Burns has signed a contract extension with the province.

# jack-mcgrath - Friday 25 October, 2019

O'Toole grateful for McGrath and 'guru' McFarland as he looks for an edge in the scrum

The young prop could play an important role with Ireland in the years ahead after moving back from Australia to Drogheda.

# jack-mcgrath - Friday 27 September, 2019

McGrath out to prove that Ireland's loss is very much Ulster's gain

The prop makes his debut for the northern province in tonight’s Pro14 opener against Ospreys.

# jack-mcgrath - Saturday 6 April, 2019

McGrath's Ulster switch leaves Cullen with 'mixed thoughts, depending on the day'

The prop will leave Leinster at the end of the season after deciding to pursue greater opportunities in Belfast.

# jack-mcgrath - Thursday 4 April, 2019

'We need to get away from the days of signing bit-part players from other teams' The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

'We need to get away from the days of signing bit-part players from other teams'

Rory Best has described the acquisition of Jack McGrath as a statement signing from Ulster.

'We'll definitely miss him' - McGrath's Ulster move driven by Ireland ambition

The 29-year-old is making the move north from Leinster this summer.

# jack-mcgrath - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

IRFU confirm Jack McGrath will join Ulster from Leinster next season

The 29-year-old has struggled for form and fitness this season with his native province.

# jack-mcgrath - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

McGrath fights for Ireland spot while Ruddock and Leavy have injury frustrations

Leinster’s loosehead has had to watch on as Dave Kilcoyne has moved up the pecking order.

# jack-mcgrath - Monday 21 January, 2019

Ross Byrne to sit out Leinster's Pro14 clash with Scarlets

Dan Leavy will hope to overcome a calf injury in time for the clash.

# jack-mcgrath - Thursday 25 October, 2018

'It's up to me to pry the jersey from him': McGrath eyes his chance

With Cian Healy maintaining his excellent form, McGrath knows the onus is on him to perform every time he steps on the field.

# jack-mcgrath - Monday 10 September, 2018

Leinster lose McGrath to injury but welcome back more Ireland internationals

The Ireland international prop suffered a knee injury in training last week.

# jack-mcgrath - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Carbery's rare chance at 10 an exciting backdrop to Leinster's big-game rehearsal

The province can take a big step towards a home Pro14 semi-final tonight.

# jack-mcgrath - Friday 9 February, 2018

'When you're not able to do something, it becomes mental': McGrath ready to roar again

The loosehead prop took a look at his game in order to get back to enjoying himself on the field again.

# jack-mcgrath - Friday 5 January, 2018

Jack McGrath to lead Leinster as Rory Best returns for Ulster

Meanwhile, Academy player Josh Murphy makes just his second start for the hosts.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

New Year, new focus: McGrath puts November behind him to regain form and fitness

2017 proved to be a mixed bag for the prop but he is now looking forward rather than back at a difficult end to last year.

# jack-mcgrath - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Jack McGrath to captain Leinster for first time in Stephen's Day Munster clash

The 28-year-old St Mary’s man will captain Leinster for the very first time as they make the trip to Thomond Park on Tuesday.

# jack-mcgrath - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

'Nugget found it straight away': Leinster ready for bump from fired-up front rows

Leinster have a loosehead and a hooker eager to prove a point before the Six Nations rolls around.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'I struggled with the selection': McGrath gearing up for return to number 1 after rare absence

Missing out on a big Test match was a new experience for McGrath.

# jack-mcgrath - Monday 25 September, 2017

Five Lions set to return for Leinster in Friday's clash with Edinburgh

Johnny Sexton, Tadhg Furlong, Sean O’Brien, Jack McGrath and Robbie Henshaw could make their seasonal debuts this week.

# jack-mcgrath - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Jack McGrath must start the third Test, but not merely due to Vunipola's Wellington nightmare

Vunipola conceded four penalties, but that may not be too large a factor in McGrath’s inclusion.

# jack-mcgrath - Monday 22 May, 2017

McGrath all clear for Lions tour after x-ray and Sean O'Brien passes scan too

Johnny Sexton had a HIA after Leinster’s Pro12 semi-final defeat but will train tomorrow.

# jack-mcgrath - Monday 1 May, 2017

'I'm not sure Jack will be trying that again any time soon!' Blooper Reel This post contains videos

'I'm not sure Jack will be trying that again any time soon!'

Tadhg Furlong admits his fellow front rower has received plenty of stick over his botched kick to touch on Friday night.

# jack-mcgrath - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland and England's scrum battle bodes well for the Lions

It was a true back-and-forth contest in Dublin on Saturday evening.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland and Wales showed the way forward for the scrum in Cardiff

Both teams used the scrum for the right reasons on Friday night.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland's scrum came good in the end after a very messy start

McGrath and Slimani’s tussle must have been a nightmare to referee.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Analysis: Ireland's scrum dominance bodes well for trip to Rome

Saturday’s battle between Andrea Lovotti and Tadhg Furlong has the potential to be messy.

# jack-mcgrath - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

'You're playing Australia, it's not time for rest': Ireland shaking off pain of defeat

Jack McGrath admits bodies are still sore all across Carton House, but promises the squad will be ready to go again on Thursday.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Ireland out to avoid more 'blasphemy' in second meeting with All Blacks

Jack McGrath is in superb form for Joe Schmidt’s side.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

'Rugby players are seen as macho, but we're all human': Ireland's Jack McGrath on opening up

The Leinster and Ireland player describes his journey with mental health.

# jack-mcgrath - Friday 4 November, 2016

Ireland prop McGrath the victim of mistaken identity in Chicago

Yesterday’s press conferences threw up some odd moments.

# jack-mcgrath - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Leinster boosted by return of four Ireland internationals for Edinburgh

Jamie Heaslip, Devin Toner, Jack McGrath and Sean Cronin are available.

# jack-mcgrath - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Leinster rugby stars go blonde and bald in bid to raise funds for departing coach McQuilkin

Cian Healy, Mike Ross, Jack McGrath and Noel Reid were among those to embrace the Shave or Dye concept.

# jack-mcgrath - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Irish scrum couldn't cope with raw Bok power, but McGrath unlucky not to reap more reward

It was a dream debut for loosehead Steven “Red Bull” Kitschoff.

# jack-mcgrath - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Analysis: Tadhg Furlong got a handle of The Beast, but just how legal was it?

On the other side, Jack McGrath was an exemplary powerhouse and Ireland can build on him again this weekend.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against South Africa?

Jack McGrath was superb post-tackle for Ireland, but many others dug in too.

# jack-mcgrath - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Analysis: Irish scrum have a tough job on their hands taming the Beast

Tendai Mtawarira’s technique makes him very hard to stop.

Ever-present McGrath back on South African soil with Ireland

The Leinster loosehead toured the Rainbow Nations with a Schools team in 2007.

# jack-mcgrath - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Analysis: Brains overcame brawn for Connacht in scrum battle with Leinster

Leinster were dominant at the scrum, but Connacht were smarter.

# jack-mcgrath - Friday 27 May, 2016

Analysis: Two impressive scrums will make for an intriguing Pro12 final

Both Leinster and Connacht are tough to get the better of at scrumtime.

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