# james ryan

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# lock
James Ryan has taken his game to a completely new level with Ireland
Still only 26, the Ireland second row is well on track to be a centurion.
This month
March 2023
# learning from the best
'He doesn't miss a trick' - Ryan still learning from O'Connell
James Ryan on working with Paul O’Connell, captaining Ireland in Rome and preparing for Scotland.
Last month
February 2023
# Fans
'To have 25,000-plus Irish people here today was incredible'
Ireland lock James Ryan was proud to lead the side in front of the brilliant travelling support.
# Centre stage
'I’m sure he’ll be captain of Ireland one day' - Farrell's praise for 50-cap Ringrose
The Ireland head coach also backed Ross Byrne and Craig Casey to deliver against Italy this weekend.
# Captain
Ireland lock James Ryan continues to grow as a leader
The 26-year-old will captain Ireland in Rome this weekend after coming in for plenty of praise recently.
# Leader
'It’s a huge honour' – James Ryan to captain Ireland against Italy
The second row will captain Ireland in Rome with Johnny Sexton ruled out.
Last year
# Confidence
'Ross came up to me with a little smile on his face, I knew that was a good sign'
James Ryan was delighted to see his Leinster teammate Ross Byrne nail a match-winning penalty against Australia on Saturday.
# Big call
'My brothers are giving me guilt, saying 'What are we going to do when you retire?''
Johnny Sexton remains as motivated as ever in a squad whose leadership group has developed.
# Injuries
Henshaw and Carbery ruled out of Ireland's clash with Wallabies
Johnny Sexton, James Ryan, Andrew Porter, Josh van der Flier, and Hugo Keenan hope to return.
# james ryan
'It definitely took a while to feel like I was at my best again'
James Ryan’s self-belief was shaken after a series of injuries but he rediscovered his form in the summer.
# Cheese
Ryan can remind everyone of his quality as Leinster clash with Connacht
The 26-year-old makes his first start of the new season in Galway this evening.
# Injury Update
Doris ruled out of Leinster's trip to play Ulster
James Ryan and Will Connors are also doubts for Friday’s game in Belfast.
# Swift Rise
Ireland challenge young guns to follow in James Ryan's footsteps
The Irish coaches considered another 20 players beyond their 35-man Emerging Ireland squad.
# Saving vice captain Ryan
‘It has not been an easy season at times – it has taken me a while to get my confidence back'
James Ryan was heroic in New Zealand – but the second row explains that his belief was shaken earlier in the season.
# The Boss
Sublime series success is a momentous achievement for Andy Farrell
The Ireland head coach has steered his team to a series victory in New Zealand.
# the sheriff
Ryan: 'We couldn’t put our best foot forward in terms of our attack because of the set-piece'
James Ryan is loving the tourist experience – he just needs a result to top it off.
# Marseille
La Rochelle the final hurdle on Leinster's stunning drive for five
The province are hot favourites ahead of today’s Heineken Champions Cup final but Ronan O’Gara will surely have a plan up his sleeve.
# locks
Ryan returns from concussion as McCarthy takes 'huge step up' for Leinster
The 21-year-old is highly rated by both Leinster and Ireland.
# Concussion
James Ryan deemed fit again but rested for Leinster's trip to South Africa
The Ireland second row will train in Dublin after recovering from a head injury.
# Tigers
Leinster march on and look set for 'a hell of a battle' away to Leicester
Leo Cullen would be returning to the ground where he played for two seasons.
# head injury
Ryan back training but Leinster 'not going to rush' his recovery from concussion
However, Johnny Sexton is set for his return for the province this weekend.
# time out
Leinster to take patient approach in managing James Ryan's return from latest head injury
The lock is set for some time out after suffering a concussion during Ireland’s Six Nations win over England.
# Crime and Punishment
England's Ewels slapped with three-week ban following red-card tackle on James Ryan
The Ireland lock was withdrawn after the incident in Ireland’s win over England.
# head injury
Sexton certain that IRFU and Leinster will take best care of James Ryan
The Ireland captain believes that 20-year-old lock Joe McCarthy has strong potential.
# Concussion
Ryan's latest head injury the big concern as Ireland consider changes to XV
The second row has been sidelined by blows to the head on several occasions recently.
# Big call
'It just felt like it was the right decision at the time' - Ireland captain Ryan
Andy Farrell hailed his players’ mental strength after a narrow defeat to France.
# Leader
'It’s like Sexto, he has a way with words... He's the right man for the job'
James Ryan captains Ireland in today’s Six Nations clash in Paris.
# locked in
'There can't be any complacency, we've got to keep pushing forward'
Ireland head to Paris this weekend looking to extend a nine-game winning run.
# Boost
Furlong, Henderson, and Ryan to train fully tomorrow ahead of Wales clash
Josh van der Flier, Keith Earls, and Joey Carbery are also fully fit.
# Internationals
Furlong, Ryan and Larmour 'should be ok' for Ireland's Six Nations campaign
Leinster haven’t officially ruled the trio out of their clash with Bath on Saturday.
# Update
Leinster to monitor Furlong and Ryan ahead of Bath trip
The tighthead suffered a calf injury during Sunday’s defeat of Montpellier at the RDS.
All time
# Sidelined
Leinster wait on Sexton and Ryan updates ahead of Champions Cup fixtures
Sexton is working his way back from knee and ankle injuries while Ryan is set to see an independent concussion consultant.
# learning from the best
'He's had a real impact' - O'Connell's influence paying off for Ryan
The Ireland lock is in good form after a difficult season last year.
# Leader
James Ryan relishing latest chance to take on Ireland captaincy
The lock is captaining the squad with Johnny Sexton out injured.
# locked and loaded
'Everyone is aware that every part of our game has to step up' - Ryan
James Ryan says when that he thinks about New Zealand, he thinks of the 2019 World Cup loss more than the 2018 win in Dublin.
# brave blossoms
James Ryan: 'That game in 2019 is probably one of the toughest I've ever played'
James Ryan is warning Ireland fans not to overlook Japan’s threat next weekend.
# Footballer
Leinster confident Max Deegan can pick up where he left off
‘He’s a proper footballer. He’s got great skills but also he has put on a bit of size.’
# lock
Ryan looks for next level having moved past Lions disappointment
The 25-year-old Leinster and Ireland second row is aiming to push on as a player.
# Victory
'Shizuoka was a bit of a motivation for us' - Ryan's delight at Ireland win
Josh van der Flier was named man of the match in Dublin.
# Saving Captain Ryan
Farrell: ‘I know Warren really rates James Ryan but the injury was a setback’
Ireland coach Andy Farrell also backs Conor Murray to shine as captain on Lions tour.