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#Loosehead

# loosehead - Saturday 10 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 10th 2019, 9:31 PM 8,640 Views 23 Comments

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
# Switch
# Switch

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

Feb 28th 2019, 12:55 PM 23,129 Views 78 Comments

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
# Loyalty
# Loyalty

Buckley set to sign new Connacht deal despite interest from Ulster

Feb 6th 2019, 1:21 PM 8,744 Views 38 Comments

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
# Bull
# Bull

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

Feb 2nd 2019, 10:00 AM 41,659 Views 16 Comments

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
# Loosehead
# Loosehead

Academy prop Eric O'Sullivan shining with opportunity in Ulster

Dec 9th 2018, 7:45 AM 9,400 Views 9 Comments

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
# Prop Life
# Prop Life

Denis Buckley focuses on Connacht form after featuring in Ireland camp

Sep 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,409 Views 21 Comments

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
# Option
# Option

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

Jun 19th 2018, 5:59 AM 16,655 Views 9 Comments

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'
# True Grit
# True Grit

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

Dec 1st 2017, 6:00 AM 9,517 Views 1 Comment

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
# Prop Life
# Prop Life

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

Apr 28th 2017, 7:19 AM 14,252 Views 8 Comments

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
# Project
# Project

Munster close in on South African prop Kebble for next season

Oct 6th 2016, 9:33 AM 10,571 Views 53 Comments

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
# Number 1
# Number 1

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

Jan 4th 2016, 6:01 PM 14,548 Views 10 Comments

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
# Propped Up
# Propped Up

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

Aug 6th 2015, 8:25 PM 7,335 Views 16 Comments

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
# Scrum Wars
# Scrum Wars

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

May 27th 2015, 6:00 PM 5,109 Views 3 Comments

Munster’s tightheads will be key players on Saturday

# loosehead - Thursday 29 January, 2015

David Humphreys is bringing yet another Ulsterman over to Gloucester
# Suftum
# Suftum

David Humphreys is bringing yet another Ulsterman over to Gloucester

Jan 29th 2015, 10:47 AM 4,957 Views 1 Comment

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
# Killer
# Killer

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

Nov 5th 2014, 8:15 AM 4,881 Views 1 Comment

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
# Killer
# Killer

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

Oct 17th 2014, 7:15 AM 3,231 Views 4 Comments

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
# Impact
# Impact

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

Mar 4th 2014, 6:00 PM 8,705 Views 17 Comments

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
# Redemption

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

Jan 13th 2013, 5:09 PM 2,423 Views 5 Comments

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
# Ray

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

Apr 20th 2012, 2:15 PM 840 Views 0 Comments

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