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# jvdf - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Ireland leave Cardiff feeling a mix of pride, disappointment and regret
# Up And Down
# Up And Down

Ireland leave Cardiff feeling a mix of pride, disappointment and regret

Feb 7th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,436 Views 24 Comments

Josh van der Flier says he and the seven-man pack felt ‘comfortable’ at half-time, but errors allowed Wales win back control.

# jvdf - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Northampton's Tom Wood handed three-week ban for JVDF hit
# SAINTS SINNER
# SAINTS SINNER

Northampton's Tom Wood handed three-week ban for JVDF hit

Dec 23rd 2020, 8:37 PM 8,931 Views 15 Comments

He’ll be free to play again when the sides meet in round three.

# jvdf - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Cullen content to wait for offical channels to discuss dangerous hit on Van Der Flier
# The Clash
# The Clash

Cullen content to wait for offical channels to discuss dangerous hit on Van Der Flier

Dec 19th 2020, 6:40 PM 14,103 Views 18 Comments

Tom Wood’s clear-out attempt caught the Ireland flanker full in the face.

# jvdf - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Van der Flier has bit between his teeth in battle for 'disputed' 7 shirt
# Competitor
# Competitor

Van der Flier has bit between his teeth in battle for 'disputed' 7 shirt

Dec 16th 2020, 9:32 AM 6,956 Views 19 Comments

Competing for a starting slot is different at 27 than it was at 23 for Josh van der Flier.

# jvdf - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

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

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

Updated Jan 21st 2020, 12:00 PM 25,519 Views 8 Comments

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

# jvdf - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Van der Flier happy to mix it in open Leinster style, but loves the grind of hard-fought Tests
# Glutton For Punishment
# Glutton For Punishment

Van der Flier happy to mix it in open Leinster style, but loves the grind of hard-fought Tests

Nov 21st 2019, 6:30 AM 4,415 Views 7 Comments

Maybe he likes the misery.

# jvdf - Thursday 9 May, 2019

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

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

May 9th 2019, 7:30 AM 6,719 Views 13 Comments

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

# jvdf - Saturday 2 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 2nd 2019, 8:15 AM 6,315 Views 21 Comments

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

# jvdf - Thursday 20 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 20th 2018, 7:00 AM 19,234 Views 15 Comments

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

# jvdf - Monday 19 November, 2018

Relentless JVDF celebrates 'incredible' night 9 months on from knee nightmare
# Red Letter Day
# Red Letter Day

Relentless JVDF celebrates 'incredible' night 9 months on from knee nightmare

Nov 19th 2018, 10:36 AM 8,158 Views 9 Comments

The Leinster openside and Jordi Murphy were on duty in Chicago and key again in a second win over New Zealand.

# jvdf - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 31st 2018, 7:00 PM 9,415 Views 18 Comments

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

# jvdf - Saturday 29 September, 2018

'No issues at all': Van der Flier unscathed after horror stamp and 20 tackles
# Stonewall Red
# Stonewall Red

'No issues at all': Van der Flier unscathed after horror stamp and 20 tackles

Sep 29th 2018, 9:04 PM 18,295 Views 44 Comments

The Leinster flanker’s head was trampled on by Connacht prop Dominic Robertson-McCoy.

# jvdf - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 25th 2018, 12:00 PM 19,249 Views 9 Comments

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

# jvdf - Monday 3 September, 2018

Van der Flier fit again for Leinster as more Ireland internationals return to fold
# Comeback
# Comeback

Van der Flier fit again for Leinster as more Ireland internationals return to fold

Sep 3rd 2018, 1:18 PM 8,947 Views 10 Comments

The province confirmed that scrum-half Nick McCarthy will be sidelined for ‘the next few weeks.’

# jvdf - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

'He said 'Josh you're good at this'': Sage advice keeping Van der Flier positive on road to recovery
# Unlucky 7
# Unlucky 7

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

Mar 13th 2018, 6:00 AM 10,959 Views 2 Comments

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.

# jvdf - Monday 5 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 5th 2018, 12:42 PM 13,373 Views 24 Comments

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

# jvdf - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Relentless Van der Flier forever chasing sky high standards
# Magnificent 7
# Magnificent 7

Relentless Van der Flier forever chasing sky high standards

Feb 3rd 2018, 7:30 AM 4,659 Views 5 Comments

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.

# jvdf - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Toner locked out again and more talking points from Ireland's XV to kick off Six Nations
# Reaction
# Reaction

Toner locked out again and more talking points from Ireland's XV to kick off Six Nations

Feb 1st 2018, 2:23 PM 19,477 Views 31 Comments

Luke McGrath and Fergus McFadden have benefitted from Leinster’s imperious form to earn a place among the replacements.

# jvdf - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Tireless Van der Flier not resting on his laurels as he works to become the complete seven
# Jvdf
# Jvdf

Tireless Van der Flier not resting on his laurels as he works to become the complete seven

Jan 11th 2018, 6:10 AM 7,551 Views 8 Comments

The flanker says he needs to improve the impact he makes with ball in hand rather than ‘just catching it and putting the head down.’

# jvdf - Friday 15 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 15th 2017, 12:33 PM 7,729 Views 20 Comments

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.

# jvdf - Thursday 5 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 5th 2017, 7:19 AM 10,149 Views 21 Comments

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

# jvdf - Thursday 15 June, 2017

JVDF ready to do without scrum cap again as Ireland board bullet train
# Hot And Heavy
# Hot And Heavy

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

Jun 15th 2017, 1:00 AM 13,254 Views 2 Comments

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.

# jvdf - Saturday 15 April, 2017

JVDF to the fore as Leinster secure home Pro12 semi with bonus point win in Galway
# Party Poopers
# Party Poopers

JVDF to the fore as Leinster secure home Pro12 semi with bonus point win in Galway

Apr 15th 2017, 9:40 PM 30,091 Views 66 Comments

The eastern province scored five tries to ruin John Muldoon’s 300th cap party.

# jvdf - Friday 24 March, 2017

Isa and JVDF back in Leinster line-up to tackle Blues
# Pro12
# Pro12

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

Mar 24th 2017, 12:15 PM 7,131 Views 16 Comments

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

# jvdf - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

JVDF takes disappointment on the chin as he pushes extra hard for starting place in Rome
# The Italian Job
# The Italian Job

JVDF takes disappointment on the chin as he pushes extra hard for starting place in Rome

Feb 7th 2017, 5:24 PM 6,439 Views 8 Comments

There is huge competition in the back row, and the Leinster man is hoping to have a big impact on Saturday.

# jvdf - Sunday 25 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 25th 2016, 6:00 PM 12,093 Views 8 Comments

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.

# jvdf - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

'I played 9 for a bit': JVDF studying to fill any gap for Leinster
# 7 Out Of 10
# 7 Out Of 10

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

Dec 14th 2016, 12:05 AM 9,072 Views 4 Comments

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

# jvdf - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 23rd 2016, 7:05 AM 8,080 Views 13 Comments

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

# jvdf - Monday 29 February, 2016

'We can't afford to be passive': Schmidt enthused by debut performances, but bemoans Irish defence in London
# Post-mortem
# Post-mortem

'We can't afford to be passive': Schmidt enthused by debut performances, but bemoans Irish defence in London

Feb 29th 2016, 4:07 PM 7,515 Views 26 Comments

With the dust settled on Twickenham, Joe Schmidt spoke about the defeat and the latest injury news in his camp.

# jvdf - Thursday 25 February, 2016

'He works his absolute arse off': Ross out to help Van der Flier make a debut to remember
# Chopper
# Chopper

'He works his absolute arse off': Ross out to help Van der Flier make a debut to remember

Feb 25th 2016, 4:39 PM 11,393 Views 29 Comments

Mike Ross tells us about his monstrous Leinster team-mate and how he’d never willingly hang up his Ireland jersey.

Debut for Bangor Bulldozer, JVDF and more talking points from Ireland's team
# A Heady Stu
# A Heady Stu

Debut for Bangor Bulldozer, JVDF and more talking points from Ireland's team

Feb 25th 2016, 2:10 PM 15,267 Views 41 Comments

Ireland’s back-line suddenly looks a lot bigger than their opposite numbers in England.