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#Scrum Half

# scrum-half - Monday 25 January, 2021

'McGrath is particularly unlucky to miss out. He was impressive against Munster'
# Nines
# Nines

'McGrath is particularly unlucky to miss out. He was impressive against Munster'

Jan 25th 2021, 10:00 PM 31,064 Views 52 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra breaks down Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad.

# scrum-half - Friday 18 December, 2020

'It’s down to me to keep playing well and hold on to the jersey' - Murray
# Nine
# Nine

'It’s down to me to keep playing well and hold on to the jersey' - Murray

Dec 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 5,832 Views 19 Comments

The 31-year-old continues as the first-choice for Munster and Ireland.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Connacht's 21-year-old scrum-half Colm Reilly impresses in Italy
# Prospect
# Prospect

Connacht's 21-year-old scrum-half Colm Reilly impresses in Italy

Nov 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,500 Views 1 Comment

Head coach Andy Friend is pleased to see some young players coming through.

# scrum-half - Friday 13 November, 2020

'He has taken it in his stride' - Cooney bounces back to best form with Ulster
# Proving A Point
# Proving A Point

'He has taken it in his stride' - Cooney bounces back to best form with Ulster

Nov 13th 2020, 7:15 AM 6,106 Views 23 Comments

Meanwhile, props Eric O’Sullivan and Tom O’Toole continue to develop with the northern province.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Gibson-Park gets starting chance as Farrell welcomes competition for Murray
# Depth Chart
# Depth Chart

Gibson-Park gets starting chance as Farrell welcomes competition for Murray

Nov 11th 2020, 1:01 AM 9,029 Views 35 Comments

The Ireland boss is also set to give Billy Burns a debut off the bench against Wales.

# scrum-half - Thursday 5 November, 2020

'He's such a hard-working lad on and off the pitch' - Casey in fine form for Munster
# Nine
# Nine

'He's such a hard-working lad on and off the pitch' - Casey in fine form for Munster

Nov 5th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,695 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old has started four consecutive games for the southern province.

# scrum-half - Friday 23 October, 2020

Leinster sub-academy scrum-half Murphy set to join Munster on a short-term basis
# Cover
# Cover

Leinster sub-academy scrum-half Murphy set to join Munster on a short-term basis

Oct 23rd 2020, 12:15 PM 16,620 Views 13 Comments

With Conor Murray away and Neil Cronin injured, the 19-year-old adds another option at nine.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Ulster scrum-half John Cooney set to miss out on Farrell's Ireland squad
# Nines
# Nines

Ulster scrum-half John Cooney set to miss out on Farrell's Ireland squad

Oct 7th 2020, 8:13 PM 26,828 Views 66 Comments

The 30-year-old came off the bench three times during the Six Nations earlier this year.

# scrum-half - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Gibson-Park concentrates on Leinster battle before worrying about Ireland caps
# Nine
# Nine

Gibson-Park concentrates on Leinster battle before worrying about Ireland caps

Oct 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 4,399 Views 6 Comments

The 28-year-old scrum-half is heading into his fifth season with the province.

# scrum-half - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'I'd love to get into an academy somewhere because I want to play pro rugby'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'I'd love to get into an academy somewhere because I want to play pro rugby'

Updated May 21st 2020, 8:00 PM 17,861 Views 9 Comments

19-year-old Dublin native Karl Keane is part of the USA U20s squad.

# scrum-half - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Craig Casey
# Hotshot
# Hotshot

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Craig Casey

Apr 7th 2020, 4:58 PM 7,842 Views 31 Comments

The 20-year-old scrum-half will move onto a senior contract next season.

# scrum-half - Friday 6 March, 2020

20-year-old Louth native Michael McDonald makes Super Rugby debut
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

20-year-old Louth native Michael McDonald makes Super Rugby debut

Mar 6th 2020, 12:31 PM 14,337 Views 4 Comments

The 20-year-old scrum-half was a key player for the Australia U20s last year.

# scrum-half - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Farrell explains his decision to pick Conor Murray ahead of John Cooney
# Close Call
# Close Call

Farrell explains his decision to pick Conor Murray ahead of John Cooney

Jan 28th 2020, 3:38 PM 33,906 Views 49 Comments

The Ireland boss feels the Munster scrum-half is in great form.

# scrum-half - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 22nd 2020, 3:46 PM 11,535 Views 12 Comments

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

# scrum-half - Thursday 28 November, 2019

'Munster have less of a chance of winning something today than they had last week'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'Munster have less of a chance of winning something today than they had last week'

Nov 28th 2019, 5:00 PM 23,407 Views 35 Comments

Bernard Jackman has fears that Alby Mathewson’s departure will affect Munster’s trophy chances.

# scrum-half - Monday 18 November, 2019

Munster confirm Mathewson will leave province after Racing clash
# Exit Door
# Exit Door

Munster confirm Mathewson will leave province after Racing clash

Nov 18th 2019, 12:24 PM 24,796 Views 56 Comments

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
# Halfbacks
# Halfbacks

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays

Oct 23rd 2019, 12:09 PM 19,650 Views 5 Comments

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
# Class Act
# Class Act

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

Sep 25th 2019, 5:00 PM 23,940 Views 20 Comments

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
# 9 Problems
# 9 Problems

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

Sep 2nd 2019, 4:09 PM 11,911 Views 48 Comments

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
# Options
# Options

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

Apr 30th 2019, 2:05 PM 7,320 Views 14 Comments

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
# Form
# Form

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

Mar 13th 2019, 6:00 AM 6,145 Views 1 Comment

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!'
# Rise
# Rise

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

Mar 10th 2019, 7:00 AM 33,108 Views 10 Comments

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
# Halfback
# Halfback

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

Feb 22nd 2019, 7:00 AM 17,611 Views 0 Comments

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
# JGP

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

Jan 16th 2019, 8:32 AM 15,074 Views 26 Comments

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
# Class Act
# Class Act

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

Dec 10th 2018, 5:40 PM 19,758 Views 3 Comments

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
# Depth Chart
# Depth Chart

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

Nov 21st 2018, 8:52 AM 11,758 Views 16 Comments

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'
# Nine
# Nine

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

Nov 17th 2018, 8:30 AM 16,745 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Up And Running
# Up And Running

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

Nov 3rd 2018, 1:01 AM 11,450 Views 7 Comments

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
# Mind Games
# Mind Games

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

Oct 31st 2018, 7:45 AM 29,592 Views 54 Comments

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
# Staying Put

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

Oct 10th 2018, 11:13 AM 33,487 Views 78 Comments

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
# Doubt
# Doubt

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

Oct 8th 2018, 1:11 PM 4,629 Views 7 Comments

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
# 9

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

Sep 13th 2018, 6:00 AM 5,829 Views 20 Comments

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
# Blow
# Blow

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

Updated Aug 27th 2018, 5:52 PM 59,301 Views 45 Comments

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
# Depth
# Depth

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

Jun 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 9,813 Views 13 Comments

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
# Cloud 9
# Cloud 9

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

Nov 1st 2017, 6:15 AM 6,112 Views 3 Comments

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
# Gong
# Gong

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

Oct 31st 2017, 5:00 PM 14,441 Views 10 Comments

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
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

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

May 8th 2017, 1:28 PM 12,294 Views 5 Comments

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
# Pass Masters
# Pass Masters

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

May 2nd 2017, 8:00 PM 8,437 Views 1 Comment

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
# Nine
# Nine

Kieran Marmion explains how his Ireland and Connacht roles are different

Apr 28th 2017, 6:55 AM 9,569 Views 9 Comments

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
# 9

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

Apr 21st 2017, 5:14 PM 8,872 Views 12 Comments

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

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