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# prop - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Leinster backing 20-year-old prospect Clarkson to step up at tighthead prop

Meanwhile, there is excitement about 21-year-old hooker Dan Sheehan’s potential.

# prop - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Leinster academy tighthead Aungier set to make switch to Connacht

The 21-year-old made five senior appearances for the eastern province this season.

# prop - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Hawaiian tighthead Salanoa set for switch from Leinster to Munster

The 22-year-old prop played for Leo Cullen’s side three times this season.

# prop - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

'Without the Munster fans, we are nothing. Without them, we play for nothing'

Freddie Pucciariello won two Heineken Cups and a Magners League with the southern province.

# prop - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Irish prop Jager gets second consecutive Super Rugby start for Crusaders

The 24-year-old has been involved with the Kiwi franchise since 2017.

# prop - Friday 25 October, 2019

All Blacks seek to drag kids from 'PlayStation and soccer'

Rugby is commonly held to be like a religion in New Zealand, but studies have shown participation rates falling.

# prop - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Buckley set to sign new Connacht deal despite interest from Ulster

The 28-year-old loosehead is a key player for the western province.

# prop - 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 - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Ex-Munster prop Mullen and outgoing Ulster stalwart Black a step closer to Test debut with USA

Mullen moved to America to study in Texas A&M in 2011.

# prop - Monday 26 February, 2018

All Blacks legend announces international retirement

35-year-old Wyatt Crockett has earned 71 Test caps since his debut in 2009.

# prop - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Hamstrung Sinckler another chunk out of England's prop stocks

Eddie Jones’ list of absentees now stands at 15.

# prop - Friday 19 January, 2018

A Hawaiian former American footballer is part of Leinster's sub-academy

Old Belvedere tighthead prop Roman Salanoa played for the USA U20 team in 2016.

# prop - Friday 1 December, 2017

'The days I thought I wouldn't play again, they were the toughest'

Leinster prop Ed Byrne wasn’t able to run for a year, let alone play rugby.

# prop - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

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

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

# prop - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Ulster add beef to pack with signing of South African prop for next season

Schalk van der Merwe joins the province as a project player.

# prop - Friday 2 December, 2016

Tracy hungry to emulate Rory Best's set-piece power

With a little help from a lamp-post.

# prop - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Gone 'til November: Munster prop Cronin gets four-week ban for stamping

The loosehead will miss his province’s opening two Champions Cup fixtures and and inter-pro clash with Ulster.

# prop - Monday 10 October, 2016

Munster's James Cronin cited for stamping incident in loss to Leinster

A disciplinary committee will convene on Wednesday to judge the incident involving the prop and Leinster scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park.

# prop - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Munster close in on South African prop Kebble for next season

The 24-year-old is being viewed as a project player who could qualify for Ireland.

# prop - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Mike Ross: 'Most of us will be in a bad mood until the weekend'

The prop will hope to vent his frustrations at losing on the Ospreys when he goes back to play for his province this weekend.

# prop - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Munster man Ryan propping up Agen's bid to stay in the Top 14

The Highfield man is relishing the dark arts battle at scrum time in the French league.

# prop - Monday 4 January, 2016

Hurling background gives Offaly's Dooley solid footing as he seeks first Leinster start

The 21-year-old has eight caps to his name, but is hoping to add European starts to that tally this month.

# prop - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Injury puts All Blacks prop out of the World Cup and into international retirement

The 34-year-old Tony Woodcock has played his last test due to a hamstring problem.

# prop - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Tadhg Furlong 'a very proud representative of New Ross' after Ireland debut

Furlong’s first cap was also a first for his club.

# prop - Friday 24 July, 2015

'Conor Murray came from nowhere and got a spot on the plane'

Mike Ross says Ireland are measured in their World Cup confidence but are focused only on the warm-up fixtures.

# prop - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Welsh legend Jones signs for Conor O'Shea's Harlequins

The Irish director of rugby has secured the services of a vastly experienced tighthead prop.

# prop - Friday 20 February, 2015

'Cian is a special athlete' - Leinster boosted by Healy return for Zebre clash

Matt O’Connor welcomes a number of international players back into his side to face the Italians.

# prop - Thursday 29 January, 2015

David Humphreys is bringing yet another Ulsterman over to Gloucester

Loosehead prop Paddy McAllister will head for Kingsholm at the end of the season.

# prop - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

'The intensity is at ridiculous levels under Schmidt and it's 24/7'

32-times capped Ireland prop Tom Court continues to march to his own unique beat at London Irish.

# prop - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Mike Ross extends IRFU contract until 2016

The new deal will bring the prop beyond his 36th birthday.

South Africa U20 prop Van Dyk set for Leinster debut against Connacht

The on-loan Cheetahs front row has been named on Matt O’Connor’s bench for tomorrow’s tie at the RDS.

# prop - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Kilcoyne picks the brains of BJ Botha ahead of powerful Boks test

The loosehead prop made his Ireland debut against South Africa two years ago.

# prop - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Nathan White pulls out of Ireland squad as surgery rules prop out for 16 weeks

The Connacht prop ruptured a tendon in his arm and won’t be available to Pat Lam or Joe Schmidt until February.

# prop - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Ballymena man Andrew Warwick making powerful impression at Ulster

The 23-year-old loosehead prop made his European debut for the province last weekend in Leicester.

# prop - Friday 17 October, 2014

Chop-tackling Kilcoyne learning from Flannery's professionalism at Munster

The 25-year-old Ireland prop faces competition from James Cronin for the number one shirt.

# prop - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Analysis: Should BJ Botha have been yellow carded against Leinster?

Munster head coach Anthony Foley insists the prop was playing within the laws of the game.

# prop - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Irishmen Cahill, Rowley and Sandford set for the Premiership with London Welsh

Three more Irish players will be involved in England’s top tier next season.

# prop - Friday 23 May, 2014

Ulster deny All Blacks prop John Afoa was asked to stay on next season

The province issued a statement that counters reports of a plea for the New Zealander to sign a contract extension.

# prop - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Edinburgh sign up Irish prop John Andress on two-year deal

The former Ulster and Ireland A forward has made the switch from Worcester Warriors.

# prop - Friday 9 May, 2014

Connacht prop eager to add to Test debut cap against New Zealand

Ronan Loughney would happily line out for Emerging Ireland this summer.

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