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# mike-ross - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

'There are not too many tighthead props in world rugby who can do that'
# Dancing Feet
# Dancing Feet

'There are not too many tighthead props in world rugby who can do that'

Mar 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,227 Views 2 Comments

Mike Ross has been impressed with Tadhg Furlong’s form for Ireland.

# mike-ross - Friday 8 February, 2019

'We're going out there to win and we will win. That's our attitude'
# Fighting Irish
# Fighting Irish

'We're going out there to win and we will win. That's our attitude'

Feb 8th 2019, 7:00 AM 4,255 Views 0 Comments

There’s a nice Laois flavour to the Ireland Women as they gear up for a huge clash in Scotland tonight.

# mike-ross - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Ross: England wanted it more, Ireland caught cold but better now than later
# Mike Drop
# Mike Drop

Ross: England wanted it more, Ireland caught cold but better now than later

Feb 7th 2019, 6:15 AM 5,609 Views 1 Comment

‘I’d rather that happen now than in a quarter-final of a World Cup,’ the former Ireland prop said.

# mike-ross - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

'At the start I was actually going into the scrum myself!': Ross making his impact felt
# Taking The Positives
# Taking The Positives

'At the start I was actually going into the scrum myself!': Ross making his impact felt

Feb 5th 2019, 6:45 AM 9,050 Views 1 Comment

The performance of the scrum was one positive aspect of Ireland Women’s heavy Six Nations defeat to England on Friday.

# mike-ross - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'It was like I had a little Joe Schmidt on my right shoulder yelling at me': Mike Ross on his former gaffer
# Man Management
# Man Management

'It was like I had a little Joe Schmidt on my right shoulder yelling at me': Mike Ross on his former gaffer

Oct 18th 2018, 7:45 PM 12,224 Views 5 Comments

Former Ireland and Leinster prop Mike Ross was a guest on the latest episode of the Heineken Rugby Weekly.

# mike-ross - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Give us your questions for our rugby experts and win tickets to Ireland v Italy this weekend
# Xs And Os
# Xs And Os

Give us your questions for our rugby experts and win tickets to Ireland v Italy this weekend

Feb 7th 2018, 12:05 PM 12,647 Views 14 Comments

We’ll be going through the phases in a Dublin city centre venue on Thursday.

# mike-ross - Friday 26 January, 2018

Be part of the audience for our very special Six Nations Rugby Show live event
# Special Event
# Special Event

Be part of the audience for our very special Six Nations Rugby Show live event

Jan 26th 2018, 4:10 PM 6,204 Views 1 Comment

Murray Kinsella, Gavan Casey and special guest Mike Ross will be previewing the championship and looking ahead to France v Ireland in Paris.

# mike-ross - Monday 8 January, 2018

'It's nice to give something back': Ross joins Ireland coaching team for Women's Six Nations
# Smart Appointment
# Smart Appointment

'It's nice to give something back': Ross joins Ireland coaching team for Women's Six Nations

Jan 8th 2018, 5:07 PM 18,395 Views 18 Comments

The former Ireland and Leinster prop hopes to impart some of his vast knowledge and experience on the squad.

# mike-ross - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Former Ireland and Leinster stalwart Mike Ross returns to rugby with UBL club
# Prop Idol
# Prop Idol

Former Ireland and Leinster stalwart Mike Ross returns to rugby with UBL club

Sep 14th 2017, 4:00 PM 30,020 Views 25 Comments

He’ll make his debut for Malahide RFC tomorrow night.

# mike-ross - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Barbarians spoil the party as Ruan Pienaar waves goodbye to Ulster with defeat
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

Barbarians spoil the party as Ruan Pienaar waves goodbye to Ulster with defeat

Jun 1st 2017, 9:30 PM 9,188 Views 2 Comments

The province bid farewell to the South African scrum-half tonight ahead of his move to France.

# mike-ross - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

This Barbarians XV doesn't look likely to go easy on Ulster for Pienaar's farewell
# Tourists
# Tourists

This Barbarians XV doesn't look likely to go easy on Ulster for Pienaar's farewell

May 31st 2017, 6:11 PM 9,207 Views 9 Comments

Mike Ross, Roger Wilson and Thierry Dusautoir will be playing their final game of rugby tomorrow.

# mike-ross - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Mike Ross and Ian Madigan added to Barbarians squad for England and Ulster clashes
# Magic Mike
# Magic Mike

Mike Ross and Ian Madigan added to Barbarians squad for England and Ulster clashes

May 23rd 2017, 10:53 AM 6,449 Views 7 Comments

Ireland’s cornerstone is two games from retirement.

# mike-ross - 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 14,329 Views 8 Comments

The 21-year-old first burst onto the scene as a loosehead prop.

# mike-ross - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Mike Ross wants to be remembered as 'someone who made the most of himself'
# Memories
# Memories

Mike Ross wants to be remembered as 'someone who made the most of himself'

Apr 27th 2017, 7:00 PM 4,640 Views 9 Comments

The tighthead prop will move into a new line of work after retiring this summer.

# mike-ross - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Mike Ross counting the blessings as he prepares for clean break from rugby
# Career Change
# Career Change

Mike Ross counting the blessings as he prepares for clean break from rugby

Apr 26th 2017, 11:47 AM 8,349 Views 7 Comments

The prop will step away from the game to take up a job with a software company.

# mike-ross - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

'We wouldn't have won the trophies without him': Sexton pays tribute to retiring Ross
# Legend
# Legend

'We wouldn't have won the trophies without him': Sexton pays tribute to retiring Ross

Apr 25th 2017, 5:40 PM 7,047 Views 7 Comments

The prop helped both club and country to considerable success over the last number of years.

Mike Ross, cornerstone of Ireland and Leinster, to retire from rugby at 37
# Prop Star
# Prop Star

Mike Ross, cornerstone of Ireland and Leinster, to retire from rugby at 37

Apr 25th 2017, 11:22 AM 19,560 Views 39 Comments

The tighthead is a two-time winner of the Six Nations, Heineken Cup and Pro12.

# mike-ross - Thursday 13 April, 2017

'I'd lie if I said it wasn't frustrating': Leinster prop to consider future plans in coming weeks
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

'I'd lie if I said it wasn't frustrating': Leinster prop to consider future plans in coming weeks

Apr 13th 2017, 7:58 AM 31,325 Views 13 Comments

Mike Ross, who made his 150th appearance for the province last weekend, is out of contract at the end of the season.

# mike-ross - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Carbery makes first start in over two months as Cullen rings changes for Edinburgh
# Team News
# Team News

Carbery makes first start in over two months as Cullen rings changes for Edinburgh

Feb 16th 2017, 12:50 PM 8,957 Views 19 Comments

Ireland internationals James Tracy and Josh van der Flier are also named in the starting XV.

# mike-ross - Monday 21 November, 2016

From bad to worse for Mike Ross as prop faces lengthy injury layoff
# Cruel Blow
# Cruel Blow

From bad to worse for Mike Ross as prop faces lengthy injury layoff

Nov 21st 2016, 2:47 PM 8,548 Views 2 Comments

There are fears he could be out for a number of months.

# mike-ross - Friday 28 October, 2016

'He's gassing past us in training!' Healy backs fired-up Mike Ross to see more Ireland action
# Props To The Big Man
# Props To The Big Man

'He's gassing past us in training!' Healy backs fired-up Mike Ross to see more Ireland action

Oct 28th 2016, 1:45 PM 7,599 Views 16 Comments

“He was accepting, but pretty pissed off,” Cian Healy said of his long-term front row partner.

# mike-ross - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Three winners and losers from Schmidt's first Ireland squad of the season
# November Tests
# November Tests

Three winners and losers from Schmidt's first Ireland squad of the season

Oct 26th 2016, 7:16 PM 23,729 Views 30 Comments

From Mike Ross to Luke McGrath, there will be mixed feelings in all provincial dressing rooms tomorrow.

# mike-ross - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Evergreen Mike Ross not prepared to fall down the pecking order just yet
# Prop Life
# Prop Life

Evergreen Mike Ross not prepared to fall down the pecking order just yet

Oct 19th 2016, 6:45 AM 5,167 Views 4 Comments

The veteran prop is in line to start Leinster’s clash with Montpellier on Sunday.

# mike-ross - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Leinster rugby stars go blonde and bald in bid to raise funds for departing coach McQuilkin
# Shave Or Dye
# Shave Or Dye

Leinster rugby stars go blonde and bald in bid to raise funds for departing coach McQuilkin

Aug 30th 2016, 5:09 PM 21,149 Views 7 Comments

Cian Healy, Mike Ross, Jack McGrath and Noel Reid were among those to embrace the Shave or Dye concept.

# mike-ross - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

'I don't see why he can't be back to that level. He's an extraordinary athlete'
# Prop Life
# Prop Life

'I don't see why he can't be back to that level. He's an extraordinary athlete'

Aug 23rd 2016, 6:30 AM 11,367 Views 17 Comments

Leinster scrum coach John Fogarty believes Cian Healy can return to former heights.

# mike-ross - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Irish scrum couldn't cope with raw Bok power, but McGrath unlucky not to reap more reward
# Analysis
# Analysis

Irish scrum couldn't cope with raw Bok power, but McGrath unlucky not to reap more reward

Jun 30th 2016, 12:00 PM 14,852 Views 10 Comments

It was a dream debut for loosehead Steven “Red Bull” Kitschoff.

# mike-ross - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Analysis: Ireland's scrum couldn't live with the Beast as Boks brought back the hit
# Beastmode
# Beastmode

Analysis: Ireland's scrum couldn't live with the Beast as Boks brought back the hit

Jun 16th 2016, 7:00 PM 11,965 Views 10 Comments

The Irish pack struggled until a crucial second-half substitution.

# mike-ross - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

One word from Mike Ross and this cheetah would tear you limb from limb
# Cool Cat
# Cool Cat

One word from Mike Ross and this cheetah would tear you limb from limb

Jun 15th 2016, 4:09 PM 8,523 Views 5 Comments

Or at least that’s how much of a boss the prop looks on this trip to a Joburg wildlife park.

# mike-ross - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

South Africa will be 'absolutely foaming at the mouth', says Ross as he gears up for altitude
# Another Level
# Another Level

South Africa will be 'absolutely foaming at the mouth', says Ross as he gears up for altitude

Jun 14th 2016, 7:45 AM 7,070 Views 3 Comments

The prop also mentions the rallying call from Rory Best that kick-started a most incredible victory.

# mike-ross - Thursday 9 June, 2016

'They keep biltong in the fridges instead of vegetables, which is brilliant'
# Biltong And The Beast
# Biltong And The Beast

'They keep biltong in the fridges instead of vegetables, which is brilliant'

Jun 9th 2016, 8:56 PM 10,145 Views 0 Comments

Ireland tighthead Mike Ross knows he faces a big scrum battle on Saturday.

Analysis: Irish scrum have a tough job on their hands taming the Beast
# The Beast
# The Beast

Analysis: Irish scrum have a tough job on their hands taming the Beast

Jun 9th 2016, 4:00 PM 6,881 Views 12 Comments

Tendai Mtawarira’s technique makes him very hard to stop.

# mike-ross - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Analysis: Brains overcame brawn for Connacht in scrum battle with Leinster
# Brain Over Brawn
# Brain Over Brawn

Analysis: Brains overcame brawn for Connacht in scrum battle with Leinster

Jun 1st 2016, 8:00 PM 10,774 Views 21 Comments

Leinster were dominant at the scrum, but Connacht were smarter.

# mike-ross - Friday 27 May, 2016

Analysis: Two impressive scrums will make for an intriguing Pro12 final
# Evenly Matched
# Evenly Matched

Analysis: Two impressive scrums will make for an intriguing Pro12 final

May 27th 2016, 2:09 PM 3,960 Views 4 Comments

Both Leinster and Connacht are tough to get the better of at scrumtime.

# mike-ross - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Mike Ross: 'I might be 36, but I've the same miles on the clock as a 30-year-old'
# Interview
# Interview

Mike Ross: 'I might be 36, but I've the same miles on the clock as a 30-year-old'

Mar 27th 2016, 12:30 AM 9,679 Views 13 Comments

Ireland’s cornerstone knows he can’t go on forever.and he has tried his hand at coaching already.

# mike-ross - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Analysis: Ireland's scrum boxed clever in a flawless display against Scotland
# In And Out
# In And Out

Analysis: Ireland's scrum boxed clever in a flawless display against Scotland

Mar 23rd 2016, 1:34 PM 7,974 Views 8 Comments

Jamie Heaslip’s game management ensured constant quick ball for the backline.

# mike-ross - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Analysis: Resurgent Scottish scrum could cause problems for Ireland
# Angry Scotsman
# Angry Scotsman

Analysis: Resurgent Scottish scrum could cause problems for Ireland

Mar 16th 2016, 3:15 PM 3,723 Views 1 Comment

Edinburgh teammates Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford and WP Nel dismantled the much-lauded French front row.

# mike-ross - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Analysis: Italian scrum had a meltdown against Scotland, and Ireland can take advantage
# Sitting Duck
# Sitting Duck

Analysis: Italian scrum had a meltdown against Scotland, and Ireland can take advantage

Mar 9th 2016, 3:23 PM 10,440 Views 8 Comments

Lorenzo Cittadini is there for the taking after being tormented by the Scottish.

# mike-ross - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Analysis: Ireland and England's scrum battle showed why referees need more help
# Organised Chaos
# Organised Chaos

Analysis: Ireland and England's scrum battle showed why referees need more help

Mar 2nd 2016, 1:26 PM 6,804 Views 3 Comments

Both sets of players made things difficult for Romain Poite.

# mike-ross - Thursday 25 February, 2016

'He works his absolute arse off': Ross out to help Van der Flier make a debut to remember
# Chopper
# Chopper

'He works his absolute arse off': Ross out to help Van der Flier make a debut to remember

Feb 25th 2016, 4:39 PM 11,413 Views 29 Comments

Mike Ross tells us about his monstrous Leinster team-mate and how he’d never willingly hang up his Ireland jersey.

Analysis: The Irish scrum must deal with Dan Cole's short binds
# Legally Binding
# Legally Binding

Analysis: The Irish scrum must deal with Dan Cole's short binds

Feb 25th 2016, 12:15 PM 7,954 Views 7 Comments

Romain Poite needs to keep a close eye on the English tighthead’s binding.

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