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# prop-life - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Furlong back scrummaging as Porter's strong form for Leinster continues

The Wexford man has been sidelined with a back issue in recent weeks.

# prop-life - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

'That competitiveness between two world-class tightheads is great'

Leinster prop Tadhg Furlong is close to returning from a minor back issue.

# prop-life - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Fines, Fukuoka and fried chicken cartilage - Furlong enjoying delights of Japan

The tighthead prop is set to return for Ireland against Samoa on Saturday.

# prop-life - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Tighthead prop Ryan set for World Cup debut in all-Munster tight five

‘It’s something you dream of. I’ve had my wait like no other man in the team.’

# prop-life - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Furlong focused solely on tighthead for World Cup this time around

The Leinster man also covered the loosehead side at the 2015 tournament.

# prop-life - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Healy prepared 'to go to dark places' to maintain his longevity

The 31-year-old is heading towards a third World Cup and feels in the best shape of his career.

# prop-life - Friday 10 May, 2019

McGrath's 'experience' edges him in as Leinster go for 'important' Bent over Porter

Leo Cullen says Leinster are hopeful Sean Cronin will come through after his recent calf injury.

# prop-life - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Size not an issue for Ireland's scrum pillar Clarkson

The tighthead prop has grown into the championship to become a key player for Noel McNamara’s side.

# prop-life - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Ireland's front row options improve as Kilcoyne and Ryan drive on

The Munster pair have pushed into the matchday squad again in recent weeks.

# prop-life - Friday 23 November, 2018

'I was carrying all this excess weight and was quite lethargic in stuff I was doing'

After falling out of Joe Schmidt’s plans, Finlay Bealham had a hard look at himself in the mirror and has returned fitter and leaner.

# prop-life - Thursday 15 November, 2018

'There’s nothing extraordinary here, just a humble farmer from Wexford'

26-year-old Tadhg Furlong feels the best is still ahead of him.

# prop-life - Sunday 4 November, 2018

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Wales great Jenkins bows out with Cardiff win - but misses conversion attempt

The 37-year-old prop pushed his attempt wide as the curtain came down on his illustrious career.

# prop-life - Monday 10 September, 2018

Denis Buckley focuses on Connacht form after featuring in Ireland camp

The 28-year-old was superb as Connacht’s pack took Zebre apart in the scrum on Saturday.

# prop-life - Friday 15 June, 2018

'You could have all the carries in the world but if you don’t back it up, that’s s**t'

Cian Healy is fired up to put things right at scrum time against the Wallabies.

# prop-life - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Furlong: 'There was a montage comparing it to some soccer goals!'

The Ireland tighthead has become increasingly comfortable at handling the ball.

# prop-life - Friday 19 January, 2018

Connacht prop Carey determined to catch up with former Ireland U20 team-mates

The 26-year-old came through the underage levels alongside Tadhg Furlong, Marty Moore and Finlay Bealham.

# prop-life - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

New Year, new focus: McGrath puts November behind him to regain form and fitness

2017 proved to be a mixed bag for the prop but he is now looking forward rather than back at a difficult end to last year.

# prop-life - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'Tongan Bear' earns new contract at Clermont despite only playing 24 minutes for the club

Prop Loni Uhila has put pen-to-paper on a new deal as he recovers from a broken arm.

# prop-life - Thursday 23 November, 2017

'He contacted me and expressed his frustration': Schmidt welcomes Marty home

The prop has signed a two-year deal with Ulster.

# prop-life - Monday 3 July, 2017

Tadhg Furlong has fine record against All Blacks but still feels a fear

The Lions’ tighthead’s family arrived for last weekend’s memorable win in Wellington.

# prop-life - Friday 9 June, 2017

'We had run out of weights and I was budgeting in my head how we'd buy more'

From Ireland U20s to the senior squad in the space of 12 months, Andrew Porter’s meteoric rise continues at some pace.

# prop-life - Thursday 1 June, 2017

'At the breakdown he's like a back row': The Bull Hayes hoping to see Furlong shine through Lions tour

The Munster legend has seen both sides of the Lions tour with his experiences in 2005 and 2009.

# prop-life - Friday 28 April, 2017

'Plenty of encouraging signs' from Leinster's Porter after switch to tighthead

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

# prop-life - Friday 20 January, 2017

Healy hungry to make his mark for Leinster as Six Nations comes into focus

The prop gets his chance in the south of France tonight.

# prop-life - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

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

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

# prop-life - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

‘Rossy, you were born in the ‘70s!’: Relentless Furlong ready to take over tighthead mantle

The Wexford man is good friends with his mentor and rival for the number three shirt.

# prop-life - Friday 2 September, 2016

'Cian's character is incredible' - Dempsey on Healy ahead of prop's return from injury

The loosehead has missed the last five months for Leinster and Ireland with neck and knee issues.

# prop-life - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

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

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

# prop-life - Thursday 9 June, 2016

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

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

# prop-life - Monday 30 May, 2016

New contract for Ulster's young player of the year McCall

The loosehead has signed a two-year extension to his current deal.

# prop-life - Saturday 27 February, 2016

'If you punched everyone who said that, you'd be in serious trouble!'

Jack McGrath is looking to front a big Irish scrum performance in Twickenham today.

# prop-life - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Munster close in on Irish tighthead Andress ahead of next season

The 32-year-old has spent the vast majority of his professional career in England.

# prop-life - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Namibia let their retiring prop take a conversion with the last play of their World Cup

Johnny Redelinghuys got to live every prop’s dream.

# prop-life - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Mike Ross went through a gruelling 'refresher week' last week in Ireland camp

The Ireland tighthead has backed Tadhg Furlong as loosehead cover for Ireland at Twickenham this weekend.

# prop-life - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Positive prognosis on Healy makes Schmidt's prop gamble calculated

Ireland will travel to the World Cup with three tightheads and only two looseheads.

# prop-life - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Kilcoyne determined to seize his chance with uncertainty surrounding Healy's fitness

The prop is expected to start against Scotland this Saturday.

# prop-life - Saturday 8 August, 2015

There was a brilliant Wallabies' front row try against the All Blacks

Sekope Kepu showed some beautiful footwork to score.

# prop-life - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

8 front rows or 9? Which props and hookers will make Schmidt's final World Cup squad?

Who gets the nod at loosehead and hooker?

# prop-life - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

'Few international tightheads can play 80 minutes, they turn into passengers'

The 23-year-old pretender to Mike Ross’ throne is growing more confident by the cap.

# prop-life - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Competition for Court as London Irish sign up All Black prop Ben Franks

The 42-Test All Black has signed a three-year contract with the Premiership club.

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