# Rob Kearney

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# Le Drop
'The most euphoric moment I ever experienced as a player': Ireland rugby legend Rob Kearney
The now retired fullback was speaking on the first episode of our new show, The Front Row.
# In full
Listen to the first episode of our new rugby show - The Front Row - with Rob Kearney
Seán Burke, Murray Kinsella and Eimear Considine were joined by Irish rugby royalty to kick off the series, in partnership with Guinness.
# forecast
Rob Kearney: 'I'd expect a relatively comfortable win for Ireland in that first game'
Kearney has been impressed with Hugo Keenan’s rise at fullback.
All time
# Twickenham
Barbarians men's game against Samoa called off due to Covid cases
The fixture was due to be Rob Kearney’s final appearance before retirement.
# the last dance
Rob Kearney set for Barbarians swansong as he confirms retirement from rugby
The 35-year-old former Leinster and Ireland fullback will sign off this weekend at Twickenham.
# Gamechanger
Will URC teams embrace the new 50:22 law?
Hugo Keenan, Felipe Contepomi and Rob Kearney offer their thoughts on the new law.
# new normal
'The transition is tough and it takes time. You have to find a new purpose' - Kearney
Former Ireland fullback Rob Kearney isn’t ruling out one last move before retiring from rugby.
# Robbed
Injury rules Rob Kearney out of Super Rugby AU semi-final
Kearney’s Western Force take on the Brumbies on Saturday morning.
# force of nature
How an Irishman with a glorious past is helping Western Force build for the future
On the eve of his 35th birthday, a look at the influence being exerted by Rob Kearney in Perth.
# Irish Abroad
'It was great to see an Irish international playing Super Rugby'
34-year-old Rob Kearney impressed for the Force in their defeat to the Brumbies.
# Irish Abroad
Kearney shows glimpses of class on debut but Force fall short
Rob Kearney became the oldest outfield player ever to make his Super Rugby bow as the Brumbies displayed their superiority in Perth.
# Debut
Rob Kearney makes first Western Force appearance ahead of new Super Rugby AU season
Irish rugby’s most decorated player signed for the Force in September and made to move to Australia just after Christmas.
'Joe really does get a bit emotional and it doesn’t feel right. Like seeing your dad cry'
Rob Kearney recalls the end of an era with the Irish team.
# next chapter
'I had almost resigned myself to the fact that I was looking at retirement'
Rob Kearney will continue his foray into TV work before heading to join the Western Force in Perth.
# Foes and Friends
'He's built up a very quick rapport with the Munster lads' - James Lowe settles in
Rob Kearney believes the Leinster wing’s biggest challenge tomorrow will be in defence.
# Return
McDonald links up with fellow Louth man Rob Kearney at the Western Force
The 21-year-old scrum-half previously played for the Perth-based club.
# TV
Kearney and Nugent head up Premier Sports' Autumn Nations Cup coverage
The broadcaster will show the fixtures not involving Andy Farrell’s Ireland.
# No Hiding
'I was a player who served bread and butter when people wanted cake'
Rob Kearney has won two Grand Slams, four Six Nations titles and four Champions Cups but he tells Garry Doyle that luck was a key factor in his success.
# Recommended Reading
Champagne Football among six-strong shortlist for Sports Book of the Year
The42′s Niall Kelly has also been nominated for his work on Barry Geraghty’s autobiography ‘True Colours’.
# Down Under
What can Rob Kearney expect from his final chapter with the Force?
The 34-year-old is joining a club that hopes to emerge as a real force in Aussie rugby.
# appreciation
Recalling schooldays admiring Kearney's prowess, and 'frustrating' Leinster selection battles
Josh van der Flier pays tribute to Rob Kearney as he prepares to join Australian side Western Force.
# new chapter
Rob Kearney signs one-year deal with Australian side Western Force
The 34-year-old completes the move following his recent departure from Leinster and Ireland.
# History Maker
A tribute to Rob Kearney: the history maker who kept coming back for more
Rob Kearney is on his way out of Leinster and Irish rugby but he leaves with a glittering CV and the knowledge he got the most out of his talent.
# Legend
Rob Kearney pens emotional farewell letter as he bows out at Leinster
Full-back is most decorated medalist in Irish rugby history – winning four Six Nations titles including two grand slams, four Heineken Cups and six Pro14 titles.
# Stalwarts
Kearney and McFadden bid farewell to Leinster after superb service
The 34-year-old pair have had many great days with their native province.
# Band of Brothers
All-for-one, one-for-all attitude evident as Leinster win yet again
Leo Cullen reacts to Leinster’s third Pro14 title in a row by praising his team’s collective effort.
# Parting Gift
'They are the best team mates you could possibly have'
Man of the match Josh van der Flier explains why Leinster’s players decided to ask retiring heroes Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden to lift the Pro14 trophy.
# plenty in reserve
Sexton on the bench, Ryan returns and Ringrose captains Leinster for Pro14 final
Ross Byrne, hero of Leinster’s 2019 Champions Cup quarter-final win over Ulster, starts at 10.
# Rule the Skies
Why Rob Kearney could have a big role against one of Munster's key weapons
Conor Murray’s box-kicking has been superb over the past two weekends.
# 15s
Fullbacks in focus with Kearney and Stockdale at very different stages
Stockdale is still learning the trade as a fullback and will stand opposite legend battling to earn his place back in Leinster’s first team.
# New Deals
Leinster announce 28 new contracts as Kearney and McFadden stay short-term
Joe Tomane’s departure has been officially confirmed.
# Contracts
'We'll do our best to make sure people have the opportunity to say a proper goodbye'
Leinster man Rob Kearney’s current IRFU deal is due to expire this summer.
# TV Watch
Rob Kearney, Matt Williams and BOD: A look at the new Guinness Six Nations show on Virgin Media
Hosted by Muireann O’Connell, Andrew Trimble and Greg O’Shea, The Line-Out starts on Virgin Media Two this Thursday night.
# TV Watch
Rob Kearney, BOD and some laughs: A look at the new Guinness Six Nations show on Virgin Media
Hosted by Muireann O’Connell, Andrew Trimble and Greg O’Shea, The Line-Out starts on Virgin Media Two this Thursday night.
# ajar
Farrell: Door still open for Kearney, or any in-form player, to feature in Six Nations
“I’ve spoken to Rob but also other players who are not here and told them we will be watching them over this Christmas period.”
# Inter-pro
All eyes on Rob Kearney and Leinster's production line as they welcome Ulster to RDS
Ulster will have to deliver a major shock to upset the pace-setters in Europe and the Pro14 this evening.
# Inter-pros
Cullen backs Kearney to begin road back to Ireland setup against Ulster
The head coach doesn’t have to look beyond his own squad for proof a 33-year-old can play his way back in.
# 15
Kearney and Larmour working closely and 'learning from each other'
‘If I can take a few things from his game and add them to mine then that is definitely a plus,’ says Larmour.
# named
Kearney and O'Mahony recalled as Schmidt names team to face All Blacks
Joe Schmidt’s starting XV has 886 caps worth of Test rugby experience.
# Strong start
Watch: The two early tries that have Ireland up and running against Russia
Ireland have made a superb start as they chase the all-important bonus point after taking an early 14-0 lead against Russia.