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# lock - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Analysis: Why James Ryan is already one of the first names on Ireland's team sheet

The 22-year-old second row delivered another superb performance against Argentina.

# lock - Friday 28 September, 2018

'I've no doubt that he'll be banging on the right doors': POM backs Kleyn for Ireland

The Munster second row this week signed a new long-term contract with the province.

# lock - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Holland excited to learn off Beirne as he begins his 12th season with Munster

The 33-year-old has been an ever-present in the Munster pack in recent seasons.

# lock - Monday 26 February, 2018

21-year-old Ryan a force for Ireland as he holds himself to highest standards

The Leinster lock is already an impressive presence in Test rugby.

# lock - Friday 16 February, 2018

From delivering pizzas to delivering medals: Tadhg Beirne's momentum has been hard-won

The Munster-bound Scarlet has never been afraid of putting in the work.

# lock - Thursday 1 February, 2018

James Ryan is 'an unbelievable player' says Ireland lock Devin Toner

The 21-year-old is expected to be part of Ireland’s team to face France this weekend.

# lock - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Five years on from 'bizarre' debut feeling, Henderson primed to peak for Ireland

The Lions lock looks back on a 2012 debut of a ’20-year-old kid who didn’t really know what he was doing’.

# lock - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Leinster lock's France move is off as Mike McCarthy is forced to retire due to injury

The 35-year-old has ended his rugby career on medical advice.

# lock - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Scarlets delighted with impact of 'absolutely outstanding' Irishman Beirne

The former Leinster lock has been in superb form since his move to the Welsh region.

# lock - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Ulster lock Treadwell's path points to Ireland caps under Schmidt

The 21-year-old has made a positive impression since his move from Harlequins last summer.

# lock - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Leinster set to sign Wallabies international Scott Fardy as a second row

The 32-year-old is set to join after the current Super Rugby season.

# lock - Friday 10 February, 2017

'I'm more of a realist now' - Ryan returns to lead Ireland with his actions

The 33-year-old was left out last weekend in Edinburgh but is back for the Italy clash.

# lock - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Ex-Connacht lock Kearney warns Westerners they won't have a monopoly on hunger

Far from having a foot in both camps, Mick Kearney says it’s ‘radio silence’ with his old team-mates before Saturday’s Pro12 final.

# lock - Thursday 21 April, 2016

'Everyone thinks you go in there, do push ups, and get screamed at'

Leinster lock Hayden Triggs is hoping to extend his contract into next season.

# lock - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Ross Molony keeping feet on the ground and focus on physical gains

The young lock put in a man-of-the-match performance in Leinster’s surprisingly straightforward win over Bath.

# lock - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Schmidt: 'Iain has given us the right sort of headache, without a doubt'

Ulsterman Henderson laid down another claim for a starting place with Ireland last weekend.

# lock - Saturday 29 August, 2015

The perfect 5: Paul O'Connell's stand-out internationals on Irish soil

Lansdowne Road just won’t be the same without him.

# lock - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

What should Munster fans expect from new signing Mark Chisholm?

The former Wallaby offers a wealth of experience, leadership, work-rate and lineout skills.

# lock - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Munster and Toulon in full agreement, calling mooted Paul O’Connell move ‘pure speculation’

The Top14 club issued a firm statement about Ireland’s captain this afternoon.

# lock - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Munster product O'Shea powering Warriors' drive for Premiership promotion

The 22-year-old’s career started with hometown club Crosshaven and has taken him to the English Championship.

# lock - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Cool hand Paulie out to 'pull something from the fire' against Saracens

A win gives Munster a chance of qualifying or the Champions Cup quarter-finals, but that’s all O’Connell wants.

# lock - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Douglas finding his feet amidst increased set-piece demands at Leinster

The 25-year-old Australian lock says Leinster already ‘feels like home’.

# lock - Thursday 4 December, 2014

'A few times in my career there was no light at the end of the tunnel'

Munster lock Dave Foley won his first Ireland caps last month and has just signed a new IRFU contract.

# lock - Monday 10 November, 2014

'They make your breakdown very slow': Matfield credits Ireland's ruck work while seeking solace in history

The out-of-retirement lock compared the loss to a 2006 defeat at home to France.

# lock - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Second row Kane Douglas aiming to be a leader for O'Connor's Leinster

The 25-year-old has put his Wallabies career on hold to experience rugby and life in Europe.

# lock - Friday 10 October, 2014

Longevity no accident for record setting Donncha O'Callaghan

When push comes to squat in the Munster weight room, the lock says, “you’d swear it was European Cup final day.”

# lock - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

'I need to work harder than everyone else' - Ulster's Franco van der Merwe

The South African second row has been tasked with replacing Johann Muller this season.

# lock - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Jonny Sexton's younger brother on trial with Premiership side Exeter

21-year-old Jerry has been given until November to impress.

# lock - Monday 4 August, 2014

Spence in a good place as Ireland prepare for Kiwi test at World Cup

The 27-year-old lock explains how she became part of a hugely professional set up.

# lock - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Nagle excited about new adventure, but not closing door on rugby

The 25-year-old former Munster lock explains his decision to take time out of the professional game.

# lock - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Former Munster lock Ian Nagle to take break from professional rugby

The 25-year-old will step away from the game to work in Washington DC.

# lock - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Waratahs giant Will Skelton set for Australia debut against France

The mammoth 22-year-old lock will add major bulk to the Wallabies’ pack for the third Test.

# lock - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

'Argentina rattled us a bit at the breakdown' - Ireland lock Henderson

The 22-year-old was one of the stand-out individuals last weekend in Resistencia.

# lock - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Connacht confirm Craig Clarke retirement after repeated concussions

The 30-year-old hadn’t played since January, when he sustained his 10th concussion in 22 months.

# lock - Monday 5 May, 2014

Kane Douglas a Leinster target but Matt O'Connor insists deal is not yet done

The Blues coach is also hoping to get in an additional centre for next season.

# lock - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Westmeath to Mont-de-Marsan: A professional rugby road less travelled

Second row Mark Flanagan is thriving in the French Pro D2 after emerging at Leinster.

# lock - Friday 4 April, 2014

Wexford lock Eoin Sheriff hoping to skittle Ulster's European Cup hopes

The former Leinster and Ireland U20 lock is hoping to make the Sarries squad to compete in the Heineken Cup quarter final.

# lock - Friday 28 March, 2014

Confident lock Toner approaching Munster clash with focus on accuracy

Leinster’s second row says he knows Paul O’Connell’s game a little better following the Six Nations.

# lock - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Devin Toner enjoying 'cool feeling' after Ireland's pack power to Six Nations success

The Leinster lock has been almost ever-present for Ireland this season and is playing the finest rugby of his career.

# lock - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Henderson hopeful of Ireland start as he learns the donkey work from O'Connell

The Ulsterman has underlined his preference for playing six, and there may be an opening in that position against Italy.

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