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#Michael Bent

# michael-bent - Friday 26 April, 2019

'I've had to be patient but those days in Europe are what it's all about'

After making his first Champions Cup appearance since 2017 last weekend, Michael Bent is hoping to play a part in Leinster’s run-in.

# michael-bent - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Bent set for 100th appearance as Leinster name one debutant in XV to face Edinburgh

Youngster Will Connors has been handed a chance to impress at openside flanker.

# michael-bent - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

After a difficult start to life with Leinster, Bent set for 'proud' milestone in blue

The prop will make his 100th appearance for the province in Friday’s clash with Edinburgh.

# michael-bent - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Madigan as 9 cover 'wouldn't be beyond our decision making process' - Schmidt

Meanwhile, Ireland’s coach pointed to several versatile options in the front row.

Gordon D'Arcy and Michael Bent sent out to impress on Leinster duty

The centre and prop will hope to force their way in to Joe Schmidt’s squad plans over the weekend.

# michael-bent - Friday 14 August, 2015

'I think he could put serious pressure on Mike Ross' - Paul Wallace on Nathan White

Despite injury concerns elsewhere, Wallace feels Nathan White’s return is a big positive for Ireland.

# michael-bent - Thursday 25 June, 2015

On the plane or out in the cold? We assess Ireland's World Cup front row options

11 front rows vying for 9 places in the final squad.

# michael-bent - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

5 Irish players who have a big opportunity to impress against the Barbarians

A big performance will see these guys back in the hunt for a World Cup spot.

# michael-bent - Monday 9 March, 2015

Schmidt adds three players to Ireland squad as Gordon D'Arcy dropped

Michael Bent, Tadhg Furlong and Dan Tuohy have been called to Carton House this week.

# michael-bent - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Versatile Ireland-capped prop Bent proving his value to Leinster

The 28-year-old has proven himself at loosehead in the absence of Cian Healy and Jack McGrath.

# michael-bent - Friday 28 March, 2014

O'Driscoll and D'Arcy back for Leinster as Bent starts at loose-head

The Pro12′s top two meet at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow evening.

# michael-bent - Friday 25 October, 2013

Fitzgerald and Reid start at centre for Leinster, three changes for Connacht

Mata Fifita, Tiernan O’Halloran, Gavin Duffy are all set to play for the visitors.

# michael-bent - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Michael Bent fails his audition as 10-minute wonder gets the nod

Ireland coach Declan Kidney revealed that the New Zealander’s rough outing in Galway did him no favours.

# michael-bent - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Henshaw and Coughlan named in Ireland Wolfhounds starting XV

The final audition for places in the Six Nations squad for Wales takes place in Galway tomorrow night.

# michael-bent - 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.

# michael-bent - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Pro12: We wanted to use our scrum as a weapon says victorious Court

The Ulster prop feels the 27-19 win over Leinster proves his side are genuine trophy contenders.

# michael-bent - Saturday 1 December, 2012

As it happened: Leinster v Zebre, RaboDirect Pro12

Leinster were hoping for a confidence-boosting romp ahead of a gigantically difficult Heineken Cup double-header against Clermont.

# michael-bent - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

'There's nothing wrong with the confidence' - Gert Smal

It’s those niggly little details that have tripped Ireland up for the past 18 months, explained the Irish coach.

# michael-bent - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Guinness Series: Leinster front-row ready to answer Ireland's call thanks to some insider trading

“Are you going to change your name to Richardt O’Strauss?” asked a South African reporter. We copyrighted that joke last month.

Heaslip to lead Ireland into Bok challenge

Richardt Strauss makes his Ireland debut as Declan Kidney names his starting XV for Saturday’s Guinness Series test against South Africa.

# michael-bent - Thursday 1 November, 2012

'How in the name of Jesus are we getting to this point' - Wood blasts Bent call-up

The former Irish captain also touted Jonny Sexton and Peter O’Mahony as future leaders.

# michael-bent - Monday 29 October, 2012

The Ireland squad gathered for training today, here's how they look Autumn Internationals This post contains images

The Ireland squad gathered for training today, here's how they look

Have a gander at how the team is shaping up. Plus, Michael Bent hurls.

# michael-bent - Monday 30 April, 2012

Feelin' blue: D'Arcy commits his future to Leinster

D’Arcy, Isa Nacewa and Heinke van der Merwe were among 18 extensions announced by Leinster this morning.