# Keith Earls

This year
# Senior players
Murray and Earls still 'hugely important' for Munster after being left out
The senior pair missed out on selection against Northampton last weekend.
Last year
# Back in action
'It’s great to get a guy of Keith’s calibre' - Huge boost for Munster with Earls return
The 35-year-old is back ahead of a crucial run of games for Munster.
Boost for Munster as Keith Earls returns ahead of huge Connacht clash
Antoine Frisch had positive results from the scan on his thigh issue.
# Pride
'Where I’m from, there aren’t too many kids that would captain an Irish side'
Keith Earls says it was an honour to lead Ireland in last night’s win over the Maori All Blacks.
# bring it on
O’Mahony passed fit for Saturday’s Series decider – Earls honoured to captain his country
Peter O’Mahony is available for Ireland’s final test of the season against New Zealand this weekend.
# Positivity
O’Mahony passes HIA and has chance of making final Test; Earls captains Ireland against Maoris
The Munster veteran will lead Ireland out against the Maori All Blacks tomorrow.
# Earlsy
Keith Earls signs contract extension until 2023 World Cup
‘This Ireland squad haven’t shied away from stating their ambition for the World Cup and I want to continue to be a part of that journey.’
# Comeback
Earls back in contention for Munster with derby clash against Leinster looming
The 34-year-old returned to full training this week after recovering from the thigh injury that ruled him out of Ireland’s recent Six Nations campaign.
# Injury Update
Earls faces 'longer-term rehab' so wait for 100th Ireland cap goes on
Munster say Damian de Allende and Jason Jenkins are back running.
# Update
Heffernan called into Ireland squad as Earls continues rehab in Munster
The Connacht hooker replaces the injured Rob Herring.
# Boost
Murray and Earls set to return for Munster's visit to Castres
The Ireland international pair are available again with the Six Nations around the corner.
All time
# perspective
'I stopped worrying about rugby after Axel died'
Read an extract from Keith Earls’ book ‘Fight or Flight’.
# Fight of the Earls
Keith Earls: 'After going on The Late, Late, I thought 'sh**, have I given too much away?’
The Ireland international was initially nervous about speaking about his mental health issues but the public reaction to his heartfelt interview on The Late Late Show has been overwhelmingly positive.
# good read
Keith Earls' 'Fight Or Flight' wins Sports Book of the Year
It overcame competition from five other nominees.
# speaking up
'I've got a text off one or two fellas saying they've now gone and spoke to someone'
Ireland’s Keith Earls says he takes pride in the reaction he’s received since opening up about his mental health.
# Munster Man
'I believe it will change a lot of people's lives because of that'
Munster boss Johann van Graan has praised Keith Earls for his bravery.
# Speaking out
Keith Earls: 'I went down to see a guy in Cork, a psychiatrist and diagnosed me with Bipolar 2'
The Munster and Ireland rugby player was speaking about his new book on The Late Late Show last night.
# Analysis
'Something we worked on all week' - Ireland's attack cuts England apart
Ireland scored excellent tries through Keith Earls and Jack Conan, and nearly had a beautiful third.
# experience
'He can do everything' - Monye's praise for old roommate Earls
Former England winger Ugo Monye thinks the Ireland star doesn’t always get the credit he deserves.
# cj
'He's definitely the best overseas player we've ever signed at Munster'
Keith Earls says CJ Stander will be sorely missed by both Munster and Ireland.
# Talking Points
Scotland overrated, Gibson-Park underrated and Ireland's age concern
We look at all the big issues ahead of today’s game.
# dotted line
Earls signs one-year contract extension with IRFU
The Limerick native has scored 33 tries in 91 Tests and will remain with his home province until 2022.
# Fronting Up
Keith Earls: 'I've accepted that I've made mistakes - mistakes happen'
The Ireland wing wins his 90th cap on Sunday.
# Audition Time
These are the players who need to impress Andy Farrell next weekend
With the Six Nations kicking off in just three weeks, the Ireland coach has some tough decisions to make. Saturday’s clash between Munster and Leinster should help him do so.
# Finisher
Brace brings Earls outright second spot on Ireland's all-time try-scoring list
The Limerick man shared second spot for almost two years with Tommy Bowe, but moved two closer to Brian O’Driscoll today.
# experience
'International rugby can’t wait for you. It makes you start fast'
Keith Earls feels Ireland need to find more composure with their attack.
# Fight of the Earls
Larkham tips Keith Earls to make Twickenham impact
Veteran wing has fought his way back into the Ireland starting XV after a stop-start 2020.
# High praise
'A lot of similarities to Paulie': Earls hails diligent new skipper
James Ryan’s presence is being felt through the Ireland squad.
# Ouch
Ireland rule out Ringrose for November, Cooney and Earls back in frame
Jamison Gibson-Park’s international debut was tempered with a tight hamstring.
# Injury Update
Earls sidelined by back injury as Munster rule Scannell out for two months
Ireland boss Andy Farrell already had several injury concerns ahead of the autumn campaign.
# Treament Table
Beirne, Earls and Ryan return to Munster training as build up continues to interpro clashes
Munster face Leinster and Connacht at the end of the month.
# helping hand
Earls to raffle Ireland jersey from historic win over All Blacks for children's charity
The Munster star is hoping to raise €15,000 for Barnardos Ireland.
# message
Keith Earls issues plea on behalf of his daughter for the public to 'listen to the professionals'
The Irish rugby star has urged people to play their part in restricting the spread of coronavirus.
# Triple Crown
Continuity the key, Doris has to settle for bench, and Earls at 23 again
Ireland head to Twickenham looking to seal the Triple Crown.
# School's Out
'It’s a lot more chilled, we're barely in the classroom': Earls enjoying freedom under Farrell
The tension of the World Cup and Japan has, for now at least, dissipated.
# Deja Vu
Farrell's reign must see change after Ireland deliver 'D game' in Tokyo
The Englishman now takes over and the 2023 World Cup has to be the primary focus.
# chilled out
'My wife thought I was going to have a heart attack with the state I was' - Earls
The Ireland wing is more relaxed than ever about a World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand.
# surface
Ireland get World Rugby assurances that pitch in Fukuoka is safe to play on
Joe Schmidt was visibly disappointed with the surface at Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium.
# Soul-searching
'Being comfortable isn't good enough in a World Cup'
Keith Earls says Ireland were disappointed with a number of aspects of their performance as they lost 19-12 to Japan.
# Finisher
Earls a man for the big occasion and can extend Irish record at this World Cup
The Limerick man could soon be rubbing shoulders with David Campese and Brian Lima on the list of all-time top try-scorers.