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#Midfield

# midfield - Friday 11 December, 2020

Munster will look to impact of 'world-class' centre De Allende in Europe
# Difference
# Difference

Munster will look to impact of 'world-class' centre De Allende in Europe

Dec 11th 2020, 6:30 AM 7,098 Views 2 Comments

The Springboks midfielder has settled into life in Limerick very well.

# midfield - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

McCloskey impatient to get Ireland career going again with cap number four
# Midfield
# Midfield

McCloskey impatient to get Ireland career going again with cap number four

Nov 25th 2020, 5:19 PM 11,903 Views 19 Comments

The Ulster centre hasn’t played Test rugby since November 2018.

# midfield - Monday 16 November, 2020

'Ireland v England, it doesn't come any bigger than that. I'd love a crack at it'
# Midfield
# Midfield

'Ireland v England, it doesn't come any bigger than that. I'd love a crack at it'

Nov 16th 2020, 1:01 AM 7,759 Views 0 Comments

Chris Farrell hopes to retain his place but Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw are also in contention.

# midfield - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Chris Farrell relishing overdue reunion with Henshaw
# Big Hitters
# Big Hitters

Chris Farrell relishing overdue reunion with Henshaw

Nov 10th 2020, 4:27 PM 10,019 Views 6 Comments

The Munster centre is also enthusiastic about playing with rather than against the ‘fiery’ James Lowe.

# midfield - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Henshaw and Aki set for titanic midfield battle against Fickou and Vakatawa
# Centres
# Centres

Henshaw and Aki set for titanic midfield battle against Fickou and Vakatawa

Oct 27th 2020, 12:00 PM 29,791 Views 19 Comments

The Leinster man was sharp off the bench against Italy last weekend.

# midfield - Friday 18 September, 2020

22-year-old Hume shining for Ulster as he knuckles down to show potential
# Rising Star
# Rising Star

22-year-old Hume shining for Ulster as he knuckles down to show potential

Sep 18th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,972 Views 21 Comments

The outside centre scored an excellent try in last weekend’s Pro14 final against Leinster.

Ex-Connacht man Ahki wary of threat Ulster's McCloskey poses to Toulouse
# Midfield
# Midfield

Ex-Connacht man Ahki wary of threat Ulster's McCloskey poses to Toulouse

Sep 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 5,833 Views 6 Comments

The New Zealander enjoyed his time in Galway but has thrived with the Top 14 club.

# midfield - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Everton complete new-look midfield by signing Frenchman Doucoure
# Overhaul
# Overhaul

Everton complete new-look midfield by signing Frenchman Doucoure

Sep 9th 2020, 10:19 AM 9,569 Views 10 Comments

The 27-year-old arrives at Goodison Park from relegated Watford, following moves for Allan and James Rodriguez.

# midfield - Friday 31 July, 2020

Ireland U19 midfielder Joe Hodge named Man City's Scholar of the Year
# Talent
# Talent

Ireland U19 midfielder Joe Hodge named Man City's Scholar of the Year

Jul 31st 2020, 2:34 PM 8,043 Views 4 Comments

The 17-year-old scored a superb goal on his Republic of Ireland U19 debut last summer.

# midfield - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Scarlets confirm Wales centre Parkes' exit ahead of expected Japan move
# Departure
# Departure

Scarlets confirm Wales centre Parkes' exit ahead of expected Japan move

May 13th 2020, 5:20 PM 7,178 Views 8 Comments

The 32-year-old will be ineligible for the Welsh if he heads abroad.

# midfield - Thursday 7 May, 2020

'I really think Ringrose is a strong option' - Picking the 2021 Lions centre pairing
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'I really think Ringrose is a strong option' - Picking the 2021 Lions centre pairing

May 7th 2020, 5:09 PM 22,360 Views 53 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly saw the lads choose their midfields and back threes.

# midfield - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Ringrose nailed on at 13, so who plays 12? - Ireland's midfield for the Six Nations
# Options
# Options

Ringrose nailed on at 13, so who plays 12? - Ireland's midfield for the Six Nations

Jan 25th 2020, 9:00 AM 16,085 Views 39 Comments

Chris Farrell and Stuart McCoskey are also vying for centre places under Andy Farrell.

# midfield - Sunday 19 January, 2020

'A lot of countries would choose Stuart McCloskey in their Six Nations squad'
# Midfield
# Midfield

'A lot of countries would choose Stuart McCloskey in their Six Nations squad'

Jan 19th 2020, 8:45 AM 11,092 Views 34 Comments

Ulster boss Dan McFarland said the centre is ‘really disappointed’ after missing out.

# midfield - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Henshaw and Ringrose the more tested midfield combo against All Blacks
# Cohesion
# Cohesion

Henshaw and Ringrose the more tested midfield combo against All Blacks

Oct 17th 2019, 1:04 PM 8,824 Views 20 Comments

The All Blacks have plenty of experience but some relatively new combinations.

# midfield - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

'Robbie is a big player for us' - Ireland feel Henshaw is worth the World Cup wait
# Midfield
# Midfield

'Robbie is a big player for us' - Ireland feel Henshaw is worth the World Cup wait

Oct 2nd 2019, 5:55 AM 7,270 Views 5 Comments

The Leinster centre hasn’t featured in Japan yet due to a hamstring injury.

# midfield - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Still no Henshaw - Ireland carrying the centre shows his importance to Schmidt
# Hamstrung
# Hamstrung

Still no Henshaw - Ireland carrying the centre shows his importance to Schmidt

Oct 1st 2019, 7:18 AM 14,921 Views 53 Comments

The 26-year-old has played just 80 minutes of rugby since 25 May.

# midfield - Monday 16 September, 2019

'People have their own opinions' - Aki proud to represent Ireland at the World Cup
# Green Jersey
# Green Jersey

'People have their own opinions' - Aki proud to represent Ireland at the World Cup

Sep 16th 2019, 1:00 AM 12,589 Views 54 Comments

The Connacht man says he has been embraced by the Irish rugby public since moving to Galway in 2014.

# midfield - Friday 13 September, 2019

'I thought the dream had gone' - Farrell earns World Cup spot with Ireland
# Midfield
# Midfield

'I thought the dream had gone' - Farrell earns World Cup spot with Ireland

Updated Sep 13th 2019, 8:30 AM 35,835 Views 15 Comments

The Munster midfielder will be competing with Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw in Japan.

# midfield - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Aki and Henshaw make impact as Ireland's midfield competition heats up
# Centres
# Centres

Aki and Henshaw make impact as Ireland's midfield competition heats up

Sep 7th 2019, 7:00 PM 14,432 Views 46 Comments

Joe Schmidt has strong options, with Garry Ringrose and Chris Farrell also in his World Cup squad.

# midfield - Monday 10 June, 2019

'Declan Rice, Fabian Delph, Ross Barkley. That is not an international midfield'
# Claim
# Claim

'Declan Rice, Fabian Delph, Ross Barkley. That is not an international midfield'

Jun 10th 2019, 7:07 PM 19,166 Views 13 Comments

Gary Neville believes Harry Winks could be the solution to England’s problems.

# midfield - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Munster man Farrell keen for opportunity to build on Edinburgh impression
# Powerful
# Powerful

Munster man Farrell keen for opportunity to build on Edinburgh impression

Feb 10th 2019, 9:30 PM 25,738 Views 40 Comments

The 25-year-old was back in a green shirt for the first time in almost a year.

# midfield - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

England add experienced Joseph to squad ahead of Ireland clash
# Not Long To Go
# Not Long To Go

England add experienced Joseph to squad ahead of Ireland clash

Jan 22nd 2019, 3:48 PM 7,918 Views 11 Comments

The 27-year-old made his comeback from an ankle injury for Bath last weekend.

# midfield - Monday 12 November, 2018

Powerful centre Laumape joins All Blacks squad ahead of Ireland clash
# Midfield
# Midfield

Powerful centre Laumape joins All Blacks squad ahead of Ireland clash

Nov 12th 2018, 11:39 AM 7,093 Views 7 Comments

Sonny Bill Williams will miss the game in Dublin on Saturday.

# midfield - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

'People have their own opinions. You can't hide from it... I have thick skin'
# One Year On
# One Year On

'People have their own opinions. You can't hide from it... I have thick skin'

Oct 31st 2018, 6:00 AM 8,092 Views 11 Comments

Bundee Aki made his debut for Ireland last November and has become a vital cog in Joe Schmidt’s machine since.

# midfield - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Sevens alumnus Goggin a powerful addition to Munster midfield
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Sevens alumnus Goggin a powerful addition to Munster midfield

Oct 11th 2018, 6:59 AM 11,540 Views 16 Comments

The Young Munster man has shown his worth at both 12 and 13 and could have played his way into the biggest test of Munster’s season.

# midfield - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Leinster's academy to Bedford to Galway: Farrell finds his feet in Connacht
# Impact
# Impact

Leinster's academy to Bedford to Galway: Farrell finds his feet in Connacht

Aug 26th 2018, 7:30 AM 10,656 Views 21 Comments

The 24-year-old was superb in midfield for the western province last season.

# midfield - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Wallaby-capped centre Godwin gets 'good change-up' at Connacht
# Aussie Addition
# Aussie Addition

Wallaby-capped centre Godwin gets 'good change-up' at Connacht

Aug 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 5,625 Views 4 Comments

The Zimbabwe-born midfielder is hoping to make a big impact in midfield for Andy Friend’s side.

# midfield - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Analysis: Ringrose adds creative playmaking touches to Ireland attack
# Classy
# Classy

Analysis: Ringrose adds creative playmaking touches to Ireland attack

Jun 19th 2018, 3:30 PM 13,981 Views 10 Comments

But Joe Schmidt will be keen to see his side being more clinical in Sydney this weekend.

# midfield - Friday 25 May, 2018

Cork's Alan Browne in the form of his life and ready to supply Ireland with goals
# Browney Points
# Browney Points

Cork's Alan Browne in the form of his life and ready to supply Ireland with goals

May 25th 2018, 5:38 PM 4,797 Views 2 Comments

After finding the back of the net against Celtic, the Preston North End midfielder is keen to prove his worth in Paris on Monday.

# midfield - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Taute back in training after 7 months out as Munster monitor Ryan and Scannell
# Big Jaco
# Big Jaco

Taute back in training after 7 months out as Munster monitor Ryan and Scannell

Apr 24th 2018, 1:56 PM 7,076 Views 21 Comments

The South African centre suffered a serious knee injury in the win over Cardiff Blues in late September.

# midfield - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Analysis: Munster man Rory Scannell's superb form keeps him in Ireland mix
# Glue
# Glue

Analysis: Munster man Rory Scannell's superb form keeps him in Ireland mix

Apr 4th 2018, 5:15 PM 17,544 Views 26 Comments

The 24-year-old has been a key player for his province for the past three seasons.

# midfield - Friday 16 February, 2018

Chris Farrell has 'his nose in front' for Ireland's 13 shirt - Schmidt
# Midfield
# Midfield

Chris Farrell has 'his nose in front' for Ireland's 13 shirt - Schmidt

Feb 16th 2018, 6:45 AM 9,982 Views 18 Comments

The Munster centre is expected to replace Robbie Henshaw for the clash with Wales.

# midfield - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Sexton has 'his mojo back' as Gatland keeps Farrell card close to chest
# 10/12
# 10/12

Sexton has 'his mojo back' as Gatland keeps Farrell card close to chest

Jun 15th 2017, 6:30 AM 7,487 Views 2 Comments

The Lions head coach wants to keep the All Blacks guessing into next week.

# midfield - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'He’s a monster' - Sonny Bill Williams shows his All Black class against Lions
# Test Quality
# Test Quality

'He’s a monster' - Sonny Bill Williams shows his All Black class against Lions

Jun 7th 2017, 10:00 PM 12,422 Views 12 Comments

The Blues centre was in superb form against the tourists at Eden Park.

# midfield - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Big call for Ireland in midfield as Wallabies look to spoil November series
# Moving Parts
# Moving Parts

Big call for Ireland in midfield as Wallabies look to spoil November series

Nov 23rd 2016, 1:01 AM 12,289 Views 27 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side felt their attack wasn’t far away against the All Blacks last weekend.

# midfield - Monday 14 November, 2016

Analysis: Debutant Ringrose gives Ireland a bright glimpse of the future
# Promise
# Promise

Analysis: Debutant Ringrose gives Ireland a bright glimpse of the future

Nov 14th 2016, 9:30 PM 30,051 Views 46 Comments

The 21-year-old had many excellent moments as he won his first Test cap.

# midfield - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Ireland's 2013 tormentor Crotty looking forward to clash with old pal Jared Payne
# Midfield Clash
# Midfield Clash

Ireland's 2013 tormentor Crotty looking forward to clash with old pal Jared Payne

Nov 1st 2016, 9:16 PM 8,667 Views 7 Comments

The All Black centre says he’s been apologising to Irish supporters everywhere since denying Joe Schmidt’s men victory in Dublin.

# midfield - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Munster set to sign Irish centre Chris Farrell for next season
# Addition
# Addition

Munster set to sign Irish centre Chris Farrell for next season

Oct 12th 2016, 9:25 AM 18,598 Views 36 Comments

The 23-year-old centre is returning home to Ireland next summer.

# midfield - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Ireland's Jackson confident with Ulster centres Olding and Marshall alongside
# Suftum
# Suftum

Ireland's Jackson confident with Ulster centres Olding and Marshall alongside

Jun 25th 2016, 7:30 AM 4,767 Views 6 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s midfield triumvirate lacks experience but has huge potential.

# midfield - Friday 20 May, 2016

'Te’o and Ringrose, there was a lot of smoke blown up those guys’ asses, the Ulster centres ripped them to shreds'
# Collision Course
# Collision Course

'Te’o and Ringrose, there was a lot of smoke blown up those guys’ asses, the Ulster centres ripped them to shreds'

May 20th 2016, 1:00 AM 13,217 Views 41 Comments

There’s plenty of evidence to convince Stephen Ferris either side can win tonight’s big Pro12 semi-final.

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