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#Perfect 10

# perfect-10 - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Ireland's Brighton star eyeing another memorable night in green to cap big year

As the dream of reaching a first-ever major tournament edges closer to reality, Rianna Jarrett is ready for Ireland’s biggest test yet.

# perfect-10 - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Wolves back Ireland U21 playmaker Connor Ronan with new four-year deal

The talented midfielder is spending the 2020-21 season on loan with Swiss club Grasshoppers.

# perfect-10 - Friday 28 August, 2020

English loan move to ensure O'Sullivan's availability for crucial Ireland games

Ireland boss Vera Pauw has revealed that the midfielder will leave North Carolina Courage temporarily.

# perfect-10 - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Ireland U21 star Connor Ronan makes loan move to Swiss side Grasshoppers

The diminutive playmaker has made a temporary switch to Zurich from Premier League club Wolves.

# perfect-10 - Monday 10 February, 2020

Ronan produces man-of-the-match display in home debut for League One side

The Ireland U21 playmaker recently joined Blackpool on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

# perfect-10 - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Blow for Stephen Kenny as Ireland U21 star looks doubtful for upcoming qualifiers

Connor Ronan has suffered a fractured rib on club duty.

# perfect-10 - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

One more year as David Silva confirms plans to leave Manchester City

City icon Silva, a four-time Premier League winner, will play his final season at the English club in 2019/20.

# perfect-10 - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Roy Keane's advice stopped Liverpool skipper from asking for Messi's shirt

Instead, Jordan Henderson exchanged tops with former team-mate Luis Suarez at the Camp Nou.

# perfect-10 - Monday 20 May, 2019

Ireland U21 playmaker rewarded with new contract at Wolves

Connor Ronan has had his deal with the Premier League club extended for a further two years.

# perfect-10 - Sunday 21 April, 2019

'It felt like I was cramming for an exam': Sexton makes seamless return to Leinster jersey

The 10 made his first provincial appearance in 2019, but his influence on Leinster is relentless.

# perfect-10 - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Russell returns and Laidlaw left out as Scots bid to scupper Welsh Grand Slam

Racing 92 out-half Finn Russell is back after missing the defeat to France with a head injury.

# perfect-10 - Saturday 15 December, 2018

'It was greasy and cold, but I still wanted us to be ambitious'

Ulster coach Dan McFarland hailed his side’s second-half effort in yielding a perfect 10 from back-to-backs against the Scarlets.

# perfect-10 - Monday 26 November, 2018

2018 the year when Johnny Sexton showed his permanent class

The Ireland and Leinster out-half was crowned World Rugby Player of the Year on Sunday evening.

# perfect-10 - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Johnny Sexton crowned World Rugby Player of the Year

What an achievement.

# perfect-10 - Monday 12 November, 2018

Join The42 for a special Ireland v All Blacks preview event with Ronan O'Gara

The New Zealand-based coach will join Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey, in association with Aldi.

# perfect-10 - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Auckland snap Canterbury's stranglehold on New Zealand rugby in extra-time thriller

Leon Fukofuka’s try sealed the Mitre 10 Cup title.

# perfect-10 - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Master of his craft Sexton on the verge of greatest season yet

Leinster’s playmaker-in-chief is relentless in the pursuit of perfection and a first medal with his native province since 2013.

# perfect-10 - Friday 27 April, 2018

# perfect-10 - Sunday 25 March, 2018

'I'm honest enough to admit I wasn't good enough to be playing for Aston Villa in the Premier League'

One of the League of Ireland’s great goalscorers reflects on his career.

# perfect-10 - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Major coup for Wasps as three-year deal for All Black out-half is confirmed

Lima Sopoaga has announced he will leave New Zealand later in 2018 and sign for the Premiership side.

# perfect-10 - Friday 1 December, 2017

Why Man Utd should make Arsenal an offer they can't refuse for Ozil

The attacker has been in fine form over recent weeks, and United could do worse than to snap him up in January to aid their fading title challenge.

# perfect-10 - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Plotting Colm Cooper's remarkable career through his 10 All-Ireland finals

‘The Gooch’ made a habit of producing the goods when the Sam Maguire was on the line.

# perfect-10 - Monday 21 November, 2016

England head coach Jones believes Ford can be better than Barrett

“People rave about Beauden Barrett, but I don’t. I’ll leave it at that.”

# perfect-10 - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Limerick make it 10 wins from 10 with defeat of spirited Cobh

Shane Tracy, Lee-J Lynch and Sean Russell were on target for the First Division leaders.

# perfect-10 - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Paul Flynn learning to listen to his body but 'big performances' are still ahead

The four-time Allstar turns 30 this year but doesn’t believe he’s entering the latter stages of his career.

# perfect-10 - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Patriots defy 'ghost' whistle to stay perfect

James White scored the first two touchdowns of his Pats career.

# perfect-10 - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Was Sunday's win against France a turning point in Ian Madigan's career?

We asked Leinster’s Isa Nacewa.

# perfect-10 - Thursday 24 September, 2015

One change for Dublin, while Cork include 6 players chasing a 10th All-Ireland title

The Rebels meet Dublin again in Croke Park on Sunday.

# perfect-10 - Sunday 20 September, 2015

Schmidt on Sexton: ' He'll probably chastise himself for errors, that's the way he's driven'

The Kiwi pointed out a misplaced pass that the out-half might want to work on.

# perfect-10 - Sunday 28 June, 2015

A year has passed since James Rodriguez smashed in this gift to football

Because in-off-the-bar goals are the best goals.

# perfect-10 - Monday 16 February, 2015

Sexton wary of underachieving England ahead of Lansdowne showdown

It’s the English next up in Dublin in two weeks’ time.

# perfect-10 - Friday 28 November, 2014

Ireland's Grand Slam winner Dr Jack Kyle dies aged 88

The legendary out-half won 46 international caps and six for the Lions.

# perfect-10 - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Johnny Sexton among nominees for IRB World Player of the Year

He’s up against two All Blacks and two South Africans.

# perfect-10 - Saturday 27 September, 2014

# perfect-10 - Monday 25 August, 2014

Opinion: Whatever way you look at it, Sexton would be money well spent by the IRFU

Getting Ireland’s most important player back into the fold in time for the World Cup is excellent business.

# perfect-10 - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Colombia have a new saviour as 22-year-old James Rodriguez inspires crushing win

The playmaker looks worth every cent of the €45m AS Monaco paid for him last summer.

# perfect-10 - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Mata at the double as United down Newcastle

The Premier League champions looked good without RVP and Rooney.

# perfect-10 - Thursday 2 January, 2014

17 things we learned from tonight’s Ronan O’Gara documentary

RTE One gave a fascinating insight into the legendary Munster and Ireland out-half.

# perfect-10 - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Interview: Paddy Jackson wouldn't change a thing about 2013

Youth is not wasted on Ulster’s out-half.

# perfect-10 - Thursday 21 November, 2013

I'm not stepping into Dan Carter's shoes, I wear my own -- Aaron Cruden

With half of his 28 All Black caps coming from the start, the Chiefs number 10 won’t be considered a back up option any more.

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