# prop life

Last year
'We’re well capable of taking anything that they can throw at us'
All time
'I'm loving my rugby at the moment' - Bealham looking to build on strong start to the season
'You want your best players on the pitch at the same time'
'We would have liked to have contracted Tadhg for longer than one year'
'It's a bit of a balancing act' – Marty Moore on mixing power with mobility
Ireland have two superb tightheads. Should Porter switch back to loosehead?
Ireland still open to prospect of Porter switching to loosehead as Furlong returns
Furlong back scrummaging as Porter's strong form for Leinster continues
'That competitiveness between two world-class tightheads is great'
Fines, Fukuoka and fried chicken cartilage - Furlong enjoying delights of Japan
Tighthead prop Ryan set for World Cup debut in all-Munster tight five
Furlong focused solely on tighthead for World Cup this time around
Healy prepared 'to go to dark places' to maintain his longevity
McGrath's 'experience' edges him in as Leinster go for 'important' Bent over Porter
Size not an issue for Ireland's scrum pillar Clarkson
Ireland's front row options improve as Kilcoyne and Ryan drive on
'I was carrying all this excess weight and was quite lethargic in stuff I was doing'
'There’s nothing extraordinary here, just a humble farmer from Wexford'
Wales great Jenkins bows out with Cardiff win - but misses conversion attempt
Denis Buckley focuses on Connacht form after featuring in Ireland camp
'You could have all the carries in the world but if you don’t back it up, that’s s**t'
Furlong: 'There was a montage comparing it to some soccer goals!'
Connacht prop Carey determined to catch up with former Ireland U20 team-mates
New Year, new focus: McGrath puts November behind him to regain form and fitness
'Tongan Bear' earns new contract at Clermont despite only playing 24 minutes for the club
'He contacted me and expressed his frustration': Schmidt welcomes Marty home
Tadhg Furlong has fine record against All Blacks but still feels a fear
'We had run out of weights and I was budgeting in my head how we'd buy more'
'At the breakdown he's like a back row': The Bull Hayes hoping to see Furlong shine through Lions tour
'Plenty of encouraging signs' from Leinster's Porter after switch to tighthead
Healy hungry to make his mark for Leinster as Six Nations comes into focus
Evergreen Mike Ross not prepared to fall down the pecking order just yet
‘Rossy, you were born in the ‘70s!’: Relentless Furlong ready to take over tighthead mantle
'Cian's character is incredible' - Dempsey on Healy ahead of prop's return from injury
'I don't see why he can't be back to that level. He's an extraordinary athlete'
'They keep biltong in the fridges instead of vegetables, which is brilliant'
New contract for Ulster's young player of the year McCall
'If you punched everyone who said that, you'd be in serious trouble!'
Munster close in on Irish tighthead Andress ahead of next season
Namibia let their retiring prop take a conversion with the last play of their World Cup