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#prop life

# prop-life - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Ireland have two superb tightheads. Should Porter switch back to loosehead?
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# Front Row Union

Ireland have two superb tightheads. Should Porter switch back to loosehead?

Feb 17th 2021, 7:40 PM 14,409 Views 26 Comments

The Wexford man has made two encouraging sub appearances but Porter has been in excellent form.

# prop-life - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Ireland still open to prospect of Porter switching to loosehead as Furlong returns
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# Prop Life

Ireland still open to prospect of Porter switching to loosehead as Furlong returns

Jan 28th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,080 Views 18 Comments

The 25-year-old has been crucial at tighthead for Leinster and Ireland in the past six months.

# prop-life - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 15th 2020, 9:15 AM 8,112 Views 4 Comments

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'
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# Prop Life

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

Aug 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,774 Views 2 Comments

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
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# Prop Life

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

Oct 10th 2019, 1:00 AM 7,882 Views 5 Comments

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
# Prop Life
# Prop Life

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

Oct 2nd 2019, 7:33 AM 9,523 Views 11 Comments

‘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
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# Prop Life

Furlong focused solely on tighthead for World Cup this time around

Aug 21st 2019, 1:49 PM 9,368 Views 3 Comments

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
# Prop Life
# Prop Life

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

Jul 25th 2019, 3:00 PM 22,723 Views 14 Comments

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
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# Prop Life

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

May 10th 2019, 3:00 PM 25,958 Views 33 Comments

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
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# Prop Idol

Size not an issue for Ireland's scrum pillar Clarkson

Mar 14th 2019, 7:30 AM 8,364 Views 3 Comments

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
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# Prop Life

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

Mar 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 8,078 Views 32 Comments

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'
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# Back In The Mix

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

Nov 23rd 2018, 8:25 AM 53,961 Views 16 Comments

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'
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# Prop Life

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

Nov 15th 2018, 8:01 AM 13,172 Views 9 Comments

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

# prop-life - Sunday 4 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 4th 2018, 8:55 PM 10,409 Views 12 Comments

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
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# Prop Life

Denis Buckley focuses on Connacht form after featuring in Ireland camp

Sep 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,396 Views 21 Comments

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'
# No Scrum No Win
# No Scrum No Win

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

Jun 15th 2018, 4:04 AM 6,670 Views 2 Comments

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!'
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# Prop Life

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

Feb 8th 2018, 6:30 AM 11,468 Views 22 Comments

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
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# Golden Generation

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

Jan 19th 2018, 8:35 PM 6,425 Views 4 Comments

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
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# Prop Life

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

Jan 3rd 2018, 6:30 AM 4,402 Views 11 Comments

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
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# Prop Life

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

Dec 23rd 2017, 3:44 PM 7,455 Views 4 Comments

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
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# Prop Life

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

Nov 23rd 2017, 7:00 PM 18,284 Views 39 Comments

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
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# Prop Life

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

Jul 3rd 2017, 10:00 PM 13,593 Views 9 Comments

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'
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# Prop Life

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

Jun 9th 2017, 9:43 PM 51,956 Views 21 Comments

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
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# Prop Art

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

Jun 1st 2017, 7:30 AM 6,015 Views 3 Comments

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
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# Prop Life

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

Apr 28th 2017, 7:19 AM 14,250 Views 8 Comments

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
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# Prop Life

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

Jan 20th 2017, 7:30 AM 5,280 Views 6 Comments

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
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# Prop Life

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

Oct 19th 2016, 6:45 AM 5,154 Views 4 Comments

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
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# Prop Life

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

Sep 27th 2016, 6:30 AM 7,732 Views 3 Comments

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
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# Prop Star

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

Sep 2nd 2016, 6:30 AM 5,063 Views 11 Comments

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'
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# 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 11,327 Views 13 Comments

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'
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# Biltong And The Beast

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

Jun 9th 2016, 8:56 PM 10,136 Views 0 Comments

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
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# Prop Life

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

May 30th 2016, 11:40 AM 4,391 Views 4 Comments

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!'
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# Prop Life

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

Feb 27th 2016, 7:30 AM 9,601 Views 10 Comments

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
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# Experience

Munster close in on Irish tighthead Andress ahead of next season

Jan 26th 2016, 9:46 PM 18,162 Views 52 Comments

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
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# Prop Life

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

Oct 11th 2015, 3:54 PM 14,321 Views 0 Comments

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

Sep 3rd 2015, 4:19 PM 6,326 Views 7 Comments

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
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# Prop Life

Positive prognosis on Healy makes Schmidt's prop gamble calculated

Sep 1st 2015, 8:25 PM 9,149 Views 24 Comments

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
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# Opportunity Knocks

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

Aug 11th 2015, 9:29 PM 7,308 Views 23 Comments

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

Aug 8th 2015, 12:01 PM 8,059 Views 6 Comments

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?
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# Prop Life

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

Jun 30th 2015, 6:00 AM 6,150 Views 28 Comments

Who gets the nod at loosehead and hooker?

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