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#Scrum Half

# scrum-half - Monday 18 November, 2019

Munster confirm Mathewson will leave province after Racing clash

The 33-year-old initially joined as short-term cover when Conor Murray was injured.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays

The South Africa and Wales scrum-halves are small players but often make a big impact without the ball.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Analysis: Peerless Conor Murray's box kicking key to Ireland's big win

The scrum-half kicked 14 times against Scotland in Sunday’s World Cup clash.

# scrum-half - Monday 2 September, 2019

McGrath tenacity earns him the call over Marmion's past Test triumphs

The Connacht man had stepped up to deliver on some of the most impressive Irish performances in recent years.

# scrum-half - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Marmion or Blade? Big call for Andy Friend in Connacht's nine jersey

The Connacht boss says ‘it will be tough’ to make a decision at scrum-half.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

'I wasn’t panicking' - Conor Murray unfazed by debate about his Six Nations form

Ireland’s scrum-half has been ignoring the debate around his form in the Six Nations.

# scrum-half - Sunday 10 March, 2019

'He could have another eight years or more at the highest level, which is scary!'

From second-choice scrum-half to world-class 13, Garry Ringrose’s rise has been extraordinary.

# scrum-half - Friday 22 February, 2019

'Rugby's always been my number one' - Dane looks to take chance in Italy

The Ulster scrum-half came through the ranks in Enniskillen to make her debut this year.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

'It's a small bit unfair... I would probably like to see the rule changed' JGP

'It's a small bit unfair... I would probably like to see the rule changed'

Leinster scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park is set to take over from Luke McGrath in the nine shirt.

# scrum-half - Monday 10 December, 2018

Analysis: Murray's arc-running influence vital in guiding Munster over the line

The 29-year-old scrum-half provided two assists in the southern province’s win over Castres.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Growth of scrum-half depth in Murray's absence a major positive for Ireland

Kieran Marmion got two big starts this month, while Luke McGrath and John Cooney have had exposure too.

# scrum-half - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'Hopefully we can get girls into clubs and playing from a younger age'

Ireland Women scrum-half Ailsa Hughes is looking to take her game to the next level.

# scrum-half - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Murray's return to Ireland camp gives Schmidt 'food for thought'

The scrum-half remains unlikely to feature for Ireland against the All Blacks.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Ireland not ruling Conor Murray out of sensational return to face the All Blacks

The Munster scrum-half has been in Ireland camp at Carton House this week.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

New deal! Conor Murray agrees IRFU contract extension until June 2022 Staying Put This post contains videos

New deal! Conor Murray agrees IRFU contract extension until June 2022

The 29-year-old scrum-half signed a new deal with the IRFU at the beginning of September.

# scrum-half - Monday 8 October, 2018

Gibson-Park's ankle a concern for Leinster but Larmour set for return

The scrum-half rolled his ankle in the win over Munster.

# scrum-half - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Marmion keen to progress as Cooney and McGrath push for Ireland spots 9

Marmion keen to progress as Cooney and McGrath push for Ireland spots

The 26-year-old Connacht scrum-half made his first appearance of the season against Zebre last weekend.

# scrum-half - Monday 27 August, 2018

Munster confirm new scrum-half signing as Murray sidelined with neck injury

The Ireland international is set to miss the opening stages of the new season.

# scrum-half - Friday 22 June, 2018

Big opportunity for Conan as Schmidt resists temptation to make change at 9

Conor Murray will be at scrum-half against the Wallabies tomorrow.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

'The older you get, you really appreciate how hard it is to get in here': Murray working to stay at the top

The Munster, Ireland and Lions scrum-half was named RWI player of the year last night.

# scrum-half - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Munster star scrum-half Conor Murray named RWI Player of the Year

In trying times for women’s 15-a-side rugby on these shores, Dr Claire Molloy was voted women’s player of the year.

# scrum-half - Monday 8 May, 2017

O'Connell on the scoresheet, Schmidt into the semis and all the exiles action

There was plenty of Irish involvement in England, France, Wales and Italy over the weekend.

# scrum-half - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Analysis: Aaron Smith and Morgan Parra find creative scrum-half solutions

Both nines have produced triple skip passes to cut defences apart in recent weeks.

# scrum-half - Friday 28 April, 2017

Kieran Marmion explains how his Ireland and Connacht roles are different

Passing, sniping, kicking, defending and organising are all key parts of playing at nine.

# scrum-half - Friday 21 April, 2017

'Our preparation was for either scenario' - Saracens ready for Williams 9

'Our preparation was for either scenario' - Saracens ready for Williams

Mark McCall has been impressed by Munster’s work rate this season.

# scrum-half - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

'I think he will be good to go for the Lions series and hopefully sooner for us'

Munster boss Rassie Erasmus has full confidence in ‘unsung hero’ Duncan Williams.

# scrum-half - Saturday 30 July, 2016

From Munster to Nice: Scrum-half Foley excited by new French adventure

The 21-year-old Crosshaven man has signed for the Fédérale 2 club.

# scrum-half - Friday 16 October, 2015

Aaron Smith snapping at the chance to 'mark himself' against France's Parra

The All Black scrum-half has taken time to enjoy the view on his way to the top.

# scrum-half - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Ireland's Murray looking to perfect fine art of the scrum-half at World Cup

We sat down with the Munster man to discuss some of the core skills involved in his position.

# scrum-half - Friday 25 September, 2015

Ian Madigan may get a run at scrum-half against Romania - Schmidt

The Leinster man starts at out-half, but may move inside for the closing stages at Wembley.

# scrum-half - Thursday 24 September, 2015

'The Galway Sportsground is a place teams don't like coming to'

Connacht scrum-half Kieran Marmion was speaking at the launch of the province’s new European jersey.

# scrum-half - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Murray: Playing with ROG, Wally, Hayes and Fla at Munster was huge for me

Ireland’s scrum-half recalls being flung into the international arena for the last World Cup.

# scrum-half - Friday 11 September, 2015

Murray helping Madigan learn scrum-half role for Schmidt's Ireland

The Munster man is confident that his good friend will be able to step up at nine if required.

# scrum-half - Friday 14 August, 2015

'Joe always says you've got to make the guy outside you look better'

Isaac Boss gets a chance to impress at scrum-half against Scotland tomorrow.

# scrum-half - Monday 27 July, 2015

Leinster close to signing South African scrum-half as World Cup cover

Conrad Hoffmann is set to join from the Sharks on a three-month contract.

# scrum-half - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Munster back Duncan Williams as Murray looks doubtful for final

Simon Zebo’s return-to-play protocols are going well, while Peter O’Mahony is ‘looking fine’.

# scrum-half - Saturday 4 April, 2015

This Munster legend got a rousing reception during the Leinster game

Peter Stringer played 15 minutes off the bench for Mike Ford’s Bath at the Aviva Stadium.

# scrum-half - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Leinster open to the idea of signing Munster legend Peter Stringer

The 37-year-old is a free agent at the end of the season and Matt O’Connor says it ‘might be an opportunity for us’.

# scrum-half - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Blow for Pat Lam's Connacht as Marmion ruled out of crucial Pro12 trip

The 23-year-old Ireland international will be missing for the trip to face the Dragons.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Another inter-provincial switch in the books as John Cooney signs full-time for Connacht

The province have also committed academy products Jack Carty and Caolin Blade to new two-year deals.

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