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#second row

# second-row - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

'He just keeps getting better and better, and I don’t see it stopping'

23-year-old James Ryan is already on his way to being an Ireland great.

# second-row - Monday 23 September, 2019

Henderson and Ryan at the heart of Ireland's dominant outing up front

The Irish second rows were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side bullied Scotland.

# second-row - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Game time for Kleyn a 'priority' as Beirne gets another bench chance

Joe Schmidt has pushed his Ireland squad hard at their training camp in Portugal.

# second-row - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Ruck-hitting, hard-scrummaging Kleyn comes into the mix for Ireland

The South African native will be eligible in time for the World Cup warm-up games.

# second-row - Sunday 12 May, 2019

'It came as a shock because South African rugby is famous for second rows'

26-year-old Jerry Sexton has earned a contract in the Pro14 with the Southern Kings.

# second-row - Monday 11 February, 2019

'One week you're not in and the next week you're starting against Scotland'

Quinn Roux delivered a busy performance for Ireland in Edinburgh.

# second-row - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Ryan pairs up with Roux as Ireland look for 'variation' around ball-carriers

Ireland’s forwards were hammered in the tackle last weekend against England.

# second-row - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Roux set to step up for Ireland in 'must-win' clash with Scotland

The Connacht second row is in line to start after Devin Toner was ruled out.

# second-row - Monday 28 January, 2019

Ulster set to pounce for Wallabies and Brumbies lock Sam Carter

The 29-year-old second row has won 14 caps for Australia.

# second-row - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Opportunity beckons for Dillane or Roux after Ireland's second row injuries

Joe Schmidt has to plot for England without Tadhg Beirne and Iain Henderson.

Lineout steals and offloads - Billy Holland steps up as Munster's impact sub

The 33-year-old has been a consistent and reliable performer for Munster for years.

# second-row - Thursday 29 November, 2018

'It taught me to enjoy rugby because there's a lot of worse jobs you could be doing'

Towering Connacht lock Gavin Thornbury has been involved in Ireland training under Joe Schmidt.

# second-row - Friday 16 November, 2018

Locks and LOLs for record-breaking New Zealand stalwarts

Whitelock and Retallick are a serious combination on the field, not so much on press duty.

# second-row - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Analysis: Why James Ryan is already one of the first names on Ireland's team sheet

The 22-year-old second row delivered another superb performance against Argentina.

# second-row - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Beirne's big outing in Chicago leaves Ireland spoiled in second row

Joe Schmidt has very strong options in the locking department

# second-row - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

'The objective is my long-term health' - Ulster second row retires aged 30 following concussion concerns

Pete Browne confirmed his retirement on Tuesday after three seasons spent at Kingspan Stadium.

# second-row - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

A first professional defeat but James Ryan's remarkable rise continues

The 21-year-old had another impressive outing against the Wallabies last weekend.

# second-row - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Munster confirm 'top-quality player' Grobler will leave this summer Gg

Munster confirm 'top-quality player' Grobler will leave this summer

The second row was impressive once again in Munster’s draw with Ulster.

# second-row - Monday 26 February, 2018

21-year-old Ryan a force for Ireland as he holds himself to highest standards

The Leinster lock is already an impressive presence in Test rugby.

# second-row - Thursday 1 February, 2018

James Ryan is 'an unbelievable player' says Ireland lock Devin Toner

The 21-year-old is expected to be part of Ireland’s team to face France this weekend.

# second-row - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

A week of technical improvement for Munster before facing another fierce French outfit

Two points on the board, but Munster feel they have a point to prove when ROG and Racing come to Limerick on Saturday.

# second-row - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

'I've got CVs of wonderful players who want to come and play for Munster'

The province are understood to have permission to sign a NIQ second row.

# second-row - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Leinster lock's France move is off as Mike McCarthy is forced to retire due to injury

The 35-year-old has ended his rugby career on medical advice.

# second-row - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Scarlets delighted with impact of 'absolutely outstanding' Irishman Beirne

The former Leinster lock has been in superb form since his move to the Welsh region.

Erasmus not finished in transfer market as Munster look to bolster squad

The director of rugby is currently shopping around for a few further additions.

# second-row - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Ulster lock Treadwell's path points to Ireland caps under Schmidt

The 21-year-old has made a positive impression since his move from Harlequins last summer.

# second-row - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Leinster set to sign Wallabies international Scott Fardy as a second row

The 32-year-old is set to join after the current Super Rugby season.

# second-row - Friday 10 February, 2017

'I'm more of a realist now' - Ryan returns to lead Ireland with his actions

The 33-year-old was left out last weekend in Edinburgh but is back for the Italy clash.

# second-row - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Retallick and Tamanivalu called up as All Blacks lick their wounds on way to Rome

Steve Hansen defended Jerome Kaino’s performance after a tough day for the second row.

# second-row - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

All Black lock Romano travels home after death in family

Patrick Tuipulotu is now the only capped second row in New Zealand’s squad.

# second-row - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

'We're training to be world champions' - Ireland lock Spence

The Old Belvedere clubwoman would love the opportunity to turn professional.

# second-row - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Analysis: What can Munster expect from new lock Jean Kleyn?

The 22-year-old joins the province from the Stormers next month.

# second-row - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Ex-Connacht lock Kearney warns Westerners they won't have a monopoly on hunger

Far from having a foot in both camps, Mick Kearney says it’s ‘radio silence’ with his old team-mates before Saturday’s Pro12 final.

# second-row - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Toner and man-of-the-match Ryan drive dominant win over weak Italy

Ultan Dillane added his carrying and handling excellence off the bench again.

# second-row - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Munster's Ryan not looking to do 'copy and paste' job in Ireland's second row

The 32-year-old Tipp man is competing with Devin Toner, Mike McCarthy and Ultan Dillane.

# second-row - Saturday 29 August, 2015

The perfect 5: Paul O'Connell's stand-out internationals on Irish soil

Lansdowne Road just won’t be the same without him.

# second-row - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Former Australian international to replace Paul O'Connell at Munster

Mark Chisholm has joined the province on a two-year deal.

# second-row - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Munster product O'Shea powering Warriors' drive for Premiership promotion

The 22-year-old’s career started with hometown club Crosshaven and has taken him to the English Championship.

# second-row - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Munster's Dave Foley ruled out of Six Nations after wrist surgery

The second row was also issued a citing warning over an incident in the win over Sale.

# second-row - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Cool hand Paulie out to 'pull something from the fire' against Saracens

A win gives Munster a chance of qualifying or the Champions Cup quarter-finals, but that’s all O’Connell wants.

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