# Loosehead

Last year
# Big Addition
Ulster set to sign Sutherland, still chasing Kitshoff for post-World Cup
The northern province are expected to announce the arrival of the Scotland and Lions prop.
# Prop Stocks
'I've not seen him in as good a condition as he is now' - Kilcoyne set for return
Meanwhile, Graham Rowntree believes his young tightheads can step up this season.
# Loosehead
Marler excited for 'nice clean bar brawl' with Ireland and their truffle pig farmer
The 31-year-old is full of admiration for Tadhg Furlong’s qualities.
All time
# Change
Blow for the Lions as Wyn Jones ruled out of first Test with injury
Rory Sutherland will start in the number one shirt instead.
# prop star
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.
# Switch
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.
# Loyalty
Buckley set to sign new Connacht deal despite interest from Ulster
The 28-year-old loosehead is a key player for the western province.
# Bull
'An absolute monster from day one' - Healy bounces back from the brink
The Ireland loosehead came close to retiring from rugby in 2015.
# Loosehead
Academy prop Eric O'Sullivan shining with opportunity in Ulster
The 23-year-old has come through the AIL with Trinity and Banbridge.
# prop life
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.
# option
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.
# true grit
'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.
# prop life
'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.
# project
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.
# Number 1
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.
# propped up
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.
# scrum wars
Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle
Munster’s tightheads will be key players on Saturday
# suftum
David Humphreys is bringing yet another Ulsterman over to Gloucester
Loosehead prop Paddy McAllister will head for Kingsholm at the end of the season.
# killer
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.
# killer
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.
# Impact
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.
# Redemption
Poll: Should Ireland call up Tom Court for the Six Nations?
The versatile prop has been in excellent form for Ulster this season.
# 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.