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# jvdf - 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.

# jvdf - Thursday 21 November, 2019

# 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

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

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

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

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'

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

# jvdf - Saturday 3 February, 2018

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.

# jvdf - Thursday 1 February, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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