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#Rhys Ruddock

# rhys-ruddock - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

'A lot of people have been asking questions about John Cooney today'

Andy Farrell continues to underline the importance of competition, but is tight-lipped over selection for next week’s Six Nations opener.

# rhys-ruddock - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Ruddock carrying form and fire from World Cup to Leinster duty

The back row was a stand-out in Ireland’s disappointing stint in Japan and he is primed to continue his form as European competition gets under way.

# rhys-ruddock - Friday 4 October, 2019

Rhys Ruddock puts his hand up with powerful performance for Ireland

The 28-year-old was named man of the match against Russia yesterday.

# rhys-ruddock - Saturday 10 August, 2019

'Being labelled as captain is not enough, I'll be judged on how I perform'

Rhys Ruddock has been handed the captaincy, but the flanker knows he must do more than lead from the front in the fight for World Cup places.

# rhys-ruddock - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Ruddock emerges as injury concern for Leinster's Champions Cup final

The flanker suffered a head knock against Ulster and experienced a relapse before last weekend’s semi-final.

# rhys-ruddock - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

McGrath fights for Ireland spot while Ruddock and Leavy have injury frustrations

Leinster’s loosehead has had to watch on as Dave Kilcoyne has moved up the pecking order.

# rhys-ruddock - Monday 18 February, 2019

Ruddock ruled out of Italy clash while Leinster's Leavy still sidelined

The blindside flanker has picked up a hamstring injury.

# rhys-ruddock - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Cullen's Leinster look towards 'tricky' Ulster side with many familiar faces

The Leinster head coach was pleased with a ‘controlled’ performance from his team in Coventry.

# rhys-ruddock - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Leinster and Ruddock eyeing 'special win' at Munster's Thomond fortress

The provincial rivals meet in Limerick on Saturday evening.

# rhys-ruddock - Friday 23 November, 2018

Ruddock credits 'incredible' Schmidt before Ireland boss' big announcement

Ruddock credits 'incredible' Schmidt before Ireland boss' big announcement

The 53-year-old is set to confirm his decision early next week.

# rhys-ruddock - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Ireland's win in Chicago allows players to put hands up for Argentina Test

Joe Schmidt was impressed with the likes of Tadhg Beirne as his team beat Italy.

# rhys-ruddock - Thursday 1 November, 2018

'Workaholic' Ruddock captains as Schmidt looks for seamless Ireland debuts

Will Addison and Ross Byrne are set to win their first caps off the Ireland bench against Italy.

# rhys-ruddock - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Ruddock to captain Ireland as Chicago clash offers important opportunities

The halfback positions are one of the most interesting areas ahead of the clash against Italy.

# rhys-ruddock - Monday 22 October, 2018

Toulouse's exciting young guns show the way as Leinster come up short

‘It was beautiful, sometimes we’re beautiful!’

# rhys-ruddock - Friday 10 August, 2018

Ruddock fit and flexible as he leads Leinster into new campaign Vc

Ruddock fit and flexible as he leads Leinster into new campaign

After coming out of a difficult period of injury smiling, Ruddock is the perfect foil to lead Leinster alongside Johnny Sexton.

# rhys-ruddock - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Johnny Sexton succeeds retired Isa Nacewa as Leinster's captain

Rhys Ruddock is the province’s new vice-captain.

# rhys-ruddock - Saturday 7 April, 2018

'Hopefully it won't be anything too major': Ruddock suffers fresh injury setback

Leinster’s back row options could be stretched further for Scarlets.

# rhys-ruddock - Friday 6 April, 2018

McGrath in a boot as scrum-half faces race to be fit for Champions Cup semi-final

There is also continued uncertainty over Sean O’Brien’s return.

# rhys-ruddock - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Rhys Ruddock has been training the house down

Stuart Lancaster and Leinster’s strength and conditioning team have been impressed by Ruddock’s improvement ahead of the Champions Cup clash with Saracens.

# rhys-ruddock - Friday 23 March, 2018

Leinster's injured trio could return for Champions Cup showdown with Saracens

Luke McGrath, Rhys Ruddock and Sean O’Brien are all nearing returns.

# rhys-ruddock - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Ruddock on track to provide Leinster with boost for Champions Cup quarter-final

The flanker has been sidelined since December but is making good progress.

# rhys-ruddock - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

'I’ve heard nothing from Joe... There is no point in getting up my hopes'

In-form Scarlets star Tadhg Beirne says he is hoping but not necessarily expecting to be part of Ireland’s Six Nations squad.

# rhys-ruddock - Friday 15 December, 2017

Van der Flier gets the nod as Cullen makes one change for round two against Exeter

Josh van der Flier comes in to start for the injured Rhys Ruddock, while Andrew Porter could be in line to make his Champions Cup debut.

# rhys-ruddock - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Rhys Ruddock to consult surgeon this week amid hamstring fears

Jonathan Sexton is no issue for Leinster’s medical team, while Adam Byrne and Ross Molony are due back in training at UCD this week.

# rhys-ruddock - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Ruddock leads an Irish charge low on experience, high on confidence against Fiji

From uncapped centre Chris Farrell to Andrew Porter on his first international start as tighthead, this Ireland side feel they are ready to meet Schmidt’s standards.

# rhys-ruddock - Friday 17 November, 2017

'They call today the captain's run, it was more Joey's run' -- Ruddock

“I’m just head down and push,” says lead-by-example skipper Rhys Ruddock.

# rhys-ruddock - Friday 3 November, 2017

'Whatever happens, deal with it, move on and hopefully you get your opportunity later on'

Rhys Ruddock is pushing hard for a starting berth against South Africa but knows he’ll need to displace a trio of Lions.

# rhys-ruddock - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Leinster reaping the benefits of Ruddock's outstanding form and leadership quality

The flanker may not have worn the captain’s armband over the last few weeks but he continues to drive the province on.

# rhys-ruddock - Sunday 17 September, 2017

'When it’s a big stadium and not a huge amount of people, you’ve just got to bring your own energy'

Rhys Ruddock said Leinster had to dig deep for Saturday’s victory.

# rhys-ruddock - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Ringrose and five Lions to miss Leinster's two-game trip to South Africa

Ringrose will remain out of action for longer than Leinster’s five Lions tourists.

# rhys-ruddock - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Tommy O'Donnell ruled out injured as Ruddock appointed Ireland captain for summer tour Tod

Tommy O'Donnell ruled out injured as Ruddock appointed Ireland captain for summer tour

Ulster’s Sean Reidy will replace the Munster man once the squad get to Japan for the second and third matches of their tour.

# rhys-ruddock - Friday 19 May, 2017

Ruddock's form earns Ireland's call but immediate focus is on Pro12 semi-final

The 26-year-old is back in Joe Schmidt’s squad and hopes to impress against Scarlets tonight.

# rhys-ruddock - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'I have got to be proud of the guys for the way we came back'

Captain Isa Nacewa says Leinster always believed they could overhaul Clermont.

# rhys-ruddock - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

'We're focused because of who we're playing, where we're playing and how much it means to this club'

Rhys Ruddock hopes Leinster’s travelling support can make it a ‘special’ atmosphere in Lyon this Sunday.

# rhys-ruddock - Monday 27 March, 2017

'I’m capable of playing there': Ruddock ready to fill Heaslip's boots at 8

A man-of-the-match display on Saturday has put the Ireland international in contention for a starting place at the back of the scrum against Wasps.

# rhys-ruddock - Monday 26 September, 2016

Sexton through comeback without a hitch as McFadden and Nagle resume full training

The utility back picked up a thigh injury before the province’s sole defeat this season.

# rhys-ruddock - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Heeeeeeeere's Johnny! Sexton named for first Leinster start of the season

Leo Cullen makes six changes as Leinster bid to end Ospreys’ perfect start.

# rhys-ruddock - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Analysis: Quinn Roux's big impact and all of Ireland's second Test rucks

We’ve studied the rucks from Ireland’s defeat to the Boks in Johannesburg.

# rhys-ruddock - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Analysis: Ultan Dillane is an intriguing possible replacement for Stander

The 22-year-old looks ready for his first Test start against the Boks in Test two.

# rhys-ruddock - Friday 15 April, 2016

Leinster remain top of the Pro12 with bonus-point win over Edinburgh

Leo Cullen’s men scored four tries in the second half at the RDS.

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