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#Josh Van der Flier

# josh-van-der-flier - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Recalling schooldays admiring Kearney's prowess, and 'frustrating' Leinster selection battles

Josh van der Flier pays tribute to Rob Kearney as he prepares to join Australian side Western Force.

# josh-van-der-flier - Monday 14 September, 2020

Cullen pledges to address line-out issues ahead of Saracens clash

The Pro14 champs fluffed their lines at the set-piece during Saturday’s 27-5 victory over Ulster and know they face a tougher test this Saturday against Saracens in the Champions Cup.

# josh-van-der-flier - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Ross Byrne set for starting chance with Ryan in line for Leinster return

The reigning champions could make a few changes for the Pro14 final against Ulster.

# josh-van-der-flier - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'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.

# josh-van-der-flier - Friday 21 February, 2020

One year after his Leinster debut, 22-year-old Kelleher flies out to Twickenham

Ireland’s Josh van der Flier is excited about the breakdown battle ahead against England.

# josh-van-der-flier - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Analysis: Under-the-radar Josh van der Flier shows jackal class

The Ireland openside isn’t renowned as a jackal but has been working hard on his turnover skills.

# josh-van-der-flier - Friday 31 January, 2020

Van der Flier says Ireland are targeting championship to cure World Cup hangover

Leinster and Ireland flanker also backs new cap Caelan Doris to step up to the plate on debut.

# josh-van-der-flier - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

'Stuart told me to be more demanding of the ball... that I should be getting a bit more involved'

Josh van der Flier is working on taking his game to the next level.

# josh-van-der-flier - Thursday 21 November, 2019

# 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

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.

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