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# loosehead - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Full circle and a stiff neck for Porter as he stakes claim as utility prop

Three years after starring for Ireland U20 as a loosehead, the Leinster prop returned to the position.

# loosehead - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Ulster hoping to push through deal to sign Jack McGrath from Leinster

The Ireland international is understood to have initiated the discussions over a possible move.

# loosehead - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Buckley set to sign new Connacht deal despite interest from Ulster

The 28-year-old loosehead is a key player for the western province.

# loosehead - Saturday 2 February, 2019

'An absolute monster from day one' - Healy bounces back from the brink

The Ireland loosehead came close to retiring from rugby in 2015.

# loosehead - Sunday 9 December, 2018

Academy prop Eric O'Sullivan shining with opportunity in Ulster

The 23-year-old has come through the AIL with Trinity and Banbridge.

# loosehead - Monday 10 September, 2018

Denis Buckley focuses on Connacht form after featuring in Ireland camp

The 28-year-old was superb as Connacht’s pack took Zebre apart in the scrum on Saturday.

# loosehead - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Kilcoyne links up with Ireland in Sydney after Addison joined camp last week

Ireland insist that Cian Healy has responded well after an AC injury last weekend against the Wallabies.

# loosehead - Friday 1 December, 2017

'The days I thought I wouldn't play again, they were the toughest'

Leinster prop Ed Byrne wasn’t able to run for a year, let alone play rugby.

# loosehead - Friday 28 April, 2017

'Plenty of encouraging signs' from Leinster's Porter after switch to tighthead

The 21-year-old first burst onto the scene as a loosehead prop.

# loosehead - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Munster close in on South African prop Kebble for next season

The 24-year-old is being viewed as a project player who could qualify for Ireland.

# loosehead - Monday 4 January, 2016

Hurling background gives Offaly's Dooley solid footing as he seeks first Leinster start

The 21-year-old has eight caps to his name, but is hoping to add European starts to that tally this month.

# loosehead - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Cian Healy could still make the World Cup squad without playing beforehand

Two weeks between the final warm-up and the start of the tournament could give Cian Healy the window he needs to recover.

# loosehead - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle

Munster’s tightheads will be key players on Saturday

# loosehead - Thursday 29 January, 2015

David Humphreys is bringing yet another Ulsterman over to Gloucester

Loosehead prop Paddy McAllister will head for Kingsholm at the end of the season.

# loosehead - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Kilcoyne picks the brains of BJ Botha ahead of powerful Boks test

The loosehead prop made his Ireland debut against South Africa two years ago.

# loosehead - Friday 17 October, 2014

Chop-tackling Kilcoyne learning from Flannery's professionalism at Munster

The 25-year-old Ireland prop faces competition from James Cronin for the number one shirt.

# loosehead - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Jack McGrath ready for Six Nations start after excelling in scrummaging practice

The 24-year-old loosehead prop has been impressive off the bench and in training for Ireland.

# loosehead - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland call up Tom Court for the Six Nations? Redemption This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland call up Tom Court for the Six Nations?

The versatile prop has been in excellent form for Ulster this season.

# loosehead - Friday 20 April, 2012

Gimme Samoa: Connacht fans ready to wave off Ray while Munster say hello to David Ray

Gimme Samoa: Connacht fans ready to wave off Ray while Munster say hello to David

There is a new loose-head in town for Munster but Connacht will bid a Sportsground farewell to their two favourite Samoans.