# lock

This year
6ft 9ins Tom Ahern loving life out wide for Munster
Last year
Munster man Snyman continues to show his class for Springboks
The big man with big potential - McCarthy set for first Ireland start
'The chat from the locals is like, 'No pressure, but you have to do it again!''
James Ryan has taken his game to a completely new level with Ireland
Toulouse move unlikely as Henderson remains key man in Ireland
All time
Ryan can remind everyone of his quality as Leinster clash with Connacht
Kieran Treadwell's stock rises for Ireland in excellent win over the Māori
Ireland boss Farrell impressed by 'outstanding' 20-year-old Joe McCarthy
McCarthy gets debut as Leinster look at shuffling their lock stocks
Leinster set to sign lock Jenkins from Munster ahead of next season
Ryan looks for next level having moved past Lions disappointment
'The last time I was in Nigeria, I saw a little boy with a Lions top on'
Connacht confirm signing of Tongan international lock Leva Fifita
Man mountain Skelton loving life in La Rochelle working with O'Gara
'Athletically, he is phenomenal. We really don't produce guys like him in Ireland'
Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland
James Ryan treating Ulster clash as an early 'cup final'
Irish lock Regan earns training contract with Super Rugby's Highlanders
Stalwart lock Alan O'Connor keeps getting better for McFarland's Ulster
Beirne shows up strongly alongside immense Ryan in Ireland's second row
France lock le Roux free to play against Ireland after avoiding ban at hearing
Connacht lock Thornbury back on his feet after Sunday concussion
'I am lucky Munster are allowing me to play for the Springboks'
James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope
England lock George Kruis signs for Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan
'Connacht as champions, the weeks that followed were just unbelievable'
Dillane keen for Connacht tempo against heavyweight Montpellier
'He just keeps getting better and better, and I don’t see it stopping'
'There was always going to be a bit of backlash. I don't read it' - Kleyn
Ruck-hitting, hard-scrummaging Kleyn comes into the mix for Ireland
'It was as physical as it gets... It was definitely Test match standard'
Ex-Roscommon minor Murray intent on delivering major prize for Ireland U20
Roux set to step up for Ireland in 'must-win' clash with Scotland
Holland links up with Schmidt's Ireland squad ahead of Scotland clash
Ulster set to pounce for Wallabies and Brumbies lock Sam Carter
Lineout steals and offloads - Billy Holland steps up as Munster's impact sub
'It taught me to enjoy rugby because there's a lot of worse jobs you could be doing'
Analysis: Why James Ryan is already one of the first names on Ireland's team sheet
'I've no doubt that he'll be banging on the right doors': POM backs Kleyn for Ireland