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#Josh Van der Flier

# josh-van-der-flier - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Van der Flier takes inspiration from Nacewa's injury mindset

The Leinster flanker says Nacewa’s attitude around setbacks and rehab opened his eyes.

# josh-van-der-flier - Thursday 9 May, 2019

'Not a nice part of the season to miss': JVDF absent for final again, but still aiding Leinster's push

The back row need only look to his backs coach to find someone who understands the pain of missing a European final.

# josh-van-der-flier - Monday 6 May, 2019

Van der Flier on course to make remarkable return for Pro14 semi-final

The Leinster flanker had been originally ruled out for the rest of the season with a groin injury.

# josh-van-der-flier - Friday 5 April, 2019

'I'm grateful it's only 12 weeks': Van der Flier on track for World Cup

The Leinster flanker admits his own injury frustration has been put in perspective by Dan Leavy’s misfortune.

# josh-van-der-flier - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Van der Flier sidelined but Kearney and Carbery 'ready to rock and roll'

Dan Leavy is back in the Ireland squad for the final Six Nations game against Wales, while Ross Byrne has been released back to Leinster.

# josh-van-der-flier - Saturday 9 March, 2019

'What actually changed my mindset was reading a bit of McCaw’s book'

Josh van der Flier is looking to make good decisions on both sides of the breakdown.

# josh-van-der-flier - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Ringrose set for return as Schmidt recalls big guns for France

Sean O’Brien is set to miss out, while captain Rory Best makes his return in the front row.

# josh-van-der-flier - Sunday 24 February, 2019

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite pictures from the sporting week

It has been another busy week of sporting action.

# josh-van-der-flier - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Missing Ireland's Grand Slam drives JVDF on to seize his big chance

The Leinster flanker starred in the victory over the All Blacks and is retained at openside for the visit of England.

# josh-van-der-flier - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Van der Flier set for Ireland's seven shirt as Henshaw lined up for 15

Ireland kick-off their Six Nations campaign with a massive clash against England on Saturday.

# josh-van-der-flier - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Leinster openside Van der Flier in impressive form as Six Nations looms VDF

Leinster openside Van der Flier in impressive form as Six Nations looms

The 25-year-old is looking likely to be wearing Ireland’s seven shirt on 2 February.

# josh-van-der-flier - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Back to school with JVDF: Injury comeback, beating the All Blacks and exams

The Ireland and Leinster flanker was back at his alma mater yesterday, after a memorable comeback month.

# josh-van-der-flier - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Fit and firing Josh van der Flier looking to play 'old-school seven role'

The 25-year-old has returned from a long-term ACL injury in impressive fashion.

# josh-van-der-flier - Monday 1 October, 2018

Leinster hail impact of contact skills coach Hogan after shutting down Connacht

“The work in contact areas is huge, ultimately it decides the game more often than not.”

# josh-van-der-flier - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

JVDF feeling stronger than ever after rehab race with Dubs star Brogan

The Leinster man wound up in the surgeon’s theatre on the same day as Brogan.

# josh-van-der-flier - Friday 14 September, 2018

'Josh is an amazing professional and it's a credit to him the shape he's in'

Leo Cullen is delighted to see Josh van der Flier back after a long lay-off with an ACL injury.

# josh-van-der-flier - Saturday 5 May, 2018

JVDF taking inspiration from Jordi Murphy's post-knee injury excellence

Both back rows suffered serious ACL damage on famous days for Ireland, and Van der Flier is intent on following Murphy’s footsteps.

# josh-van-der-flier - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

'He said 'Josh you're good at this'': Sage advice keeping Van der Flier positive on road to recovery

The Leinster flanker injured his ACL on the opening day of the Six Nations and admits a wince at the brilliant performances of Dan Leavy in his absence.

# josh-van-der-flier - Monday 5 February, 2018

Van der Flier out for the season with knee injury, Conway set to miss Italy clash

In positive news, Dave Kilcoyne has re-joined the squad.

# josh-van-der-flier - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Van der Flier to miss Italy clash as Schmidt hails Ireland's bench impact

Dan Leavy was immense for Ireland after replacing van der Flier in the first half.

Relentless Van der Flier forever chasing sky high standards

The Wicklow man is a natural fit in Ireland’s back row, so it’s easy to forget he is still encountering firsts aplenty in his career.

# josh-van-der-flier - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

'He's got an incredible appetite for work': Van der Flier sets new Pro14 record

The Leinster flanker made a remarkable 34 tackles during yesterday’s win over Connacht.

# josh-van-der-flier - Friday 15 December, 2017

Van der Flier gets the nod as Cullen makes one change for round two against Exeter

Josh van der Flier comes in to start for the injured Rhys Ruddock, while Andrew Porter could be in line to make his Champions Cup debut.

# josh-van-der-flier - Saturday 2 December, 2017

'It's a sad and unfortunate situation which makes you realise how lucky you are to play sport for a living'

Working with Rugby Players Ireland and Feed Our Homeless, members of the Leinster squad have been volunteering in Dublin city centre recently.

# josh-van-der-flier - Monday 9 October, 2017

O'Brien and Nacewa in a race to be fit for visit of French heavyweights to Dublin

Both will be assessed during the week ahead of Montpellier on Saturday.

# josh-van-der-flier - Thursday 5 October, 2017

'They're all lovely lads, but we don't like them': JVDF primed for overdue cut at Munster

He’s achieved a lot in his short career, so it’s about time Josh van der Flier started against Munster.

# josh-van-der-flier - Thursday 15 June, 2017

JVDF ready to do without scrum cap again as Ireland board bullet train

The flanker reckons it’s around 15 years since he played without headgear, but the heat in New Jersey and Japan has forced a change.

# josh-van-der-flier - Saturday 15 April, 2017

'It's scary that the game can end that quickly for you' - Van der Flier

Leinster’s 23-year-old openside flanker explains the physical reality of professional rugby.

# josh-van-der-flier - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'It would be pretty demanding' - Sexton not keen on condensed Six Nations

The 31-year-old Ireland out-half feels the current schedule is already demanding enough.

# josh-van-der-flier - Friday 24 March, 2017

Isa and JVDF back in Leinster line-up to tackle Blues

Fresh from international duty, Cian Healy, Dan Leavy and Luke McGrath all start.

# josh-van-der-flier - Friday 3 March, 2017

Quick-healing Van der Flier eyeing return to Ireland fold for England showdown

The openside flanker says he wasn’t far off making the Leinster squad this week.

# josh-van-der-flier - Monday 27 February, 2017

Boost for Leinster and Ireland as Van der Flier is well ahead of schedule with shoulder recovery

The 23-year-old could return to action in time for the Six Nations clash against England on 18 March.

# josh-van-der-flier - Monday 20 February, 2017

Cruel blow for Kearney as toe injury means he faces another spell on the sidelines

The winger suffered a head knock and toe injury on Friday night.

# josh-van-der-flier - Sunday 25 December, 2016

The boy in the red scrum cap: JVDF's meteoric rise from Wicklow to the world stage

At the end of a truly remarkable year for the flanker, Josh van der Flier sits down with The42 to try and take stock of it all.

# josh-van-der-flier - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

'I played 9 for a bit': JVDF studying to fill any gap for Leinster

The ever-ready openside is willing to slot in anywhere in Leo Cullen’s side… anywhere!

# josh-van-der-flier - Friday 25 November, 2016

'It’s not unusual' - Concerns as O'Brien and Payne sit out Ireland's captain's run

Peter O’Mahony and Rory Scannell are standing by as possible injury cover for the Wallabies clash.

# josh-van-der-flier - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Van der Flier a bright spark for Ireland but wants to be more than a workhorse

The 23-year-old has been superb off the bench against the All Blacks in recent weeks.

# josh-van-der-flier - Friday 18 November, 2016

Second win over the All Blacks would lift Ireland to thrilling heights

‘The likes of Drico, ROG, Paul, Hayes; all those lads have been through those hard days.’

# josh-van-der-flier - Sunday 6 November, 2016

JVDF grew up watching the All Blacks, but had no fear in Soldier Field

“You can’t just ‘try and live with them’ you’ve got to go out and get them, stop them playing.”

# josh-van-der-flier - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Destruction derby: Munster coming to lay down a physical marker against Leinster

CJ Stander ready for a back-row battle against his international team-mates.

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