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# midfield - Friday 31 July, 2020

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

# midfield - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Scannell hopes to build on Saili pairing in Munster's new Erasmus era

The 22-year-old has been one of the standout players for the southern province this season.

# midfield - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Veteran Kiwis Smith and Nonu set for tussle with Boks' midfield upstarts

Saturday’s World Cup semi-final in Twickenham sees youth pitted against experience in the midfield.

# midfield - Friday 9 October, 2015

Schmidt: Payne's foot injury was a risk and Earls brings form to 13 shirt

The Ireland head coach says they felt it wasn’t prudent to risk Payne against the French.

# midfield - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Analysis: What does Jared Payne do for Ireland?

The 29-year-old centre is a superb defender and underrated attacker.

# midfield - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

'I'm not the biggest bosher' - Payne adding subtle touches to Ireland midfield

The Ulsterman says there is a nice bit of depth in his position within Ireland’s World Cup squad.

# midfield - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Poll: Would Joe Brolly's rule change to 'rescue Gaelic football' actually work? Blanket Blast This post contains a poll

Poll: Would Joe Brolly's rule change to 'rescue Gaelic football' actually work?

The pundit wants an exclusion zone for non-midfielders between the 45s during kick-outs.

# midfield - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Wasps have signed an Ireland international centre on loan

Wasps have signed an Ireland international centre on loan

33-year-old James Downey has been struggling for first-team games at Glasgow this season.

# midfield - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Earls excited for midfield challenge against England's Slammin' Sam

The Munster man wears 13 for the Wolfhounds in tomorrow evening’s clash with the England Saxons.

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