# Tadhg Furlong

This month
March 2023
# Centre of attention
'I went into the middle of two of the best props in the world . . . Just give it a lash'
Cian Healy has downplayed his cameo role as hooker in Ireland’s win over Scotland.
# Jukebox
'There are certain players that give a sense of confidence... He's one of them'
Ireland boss Andy Farrell is delighted to welcome Tadhg Furlong back from injury.
Last month
February 2023
# Boost
Ireland set to be boosted by big crop of returning players for Scotland clash
The likes of Robbie Henshaw, Jamison Gibson-Park, and Tadhg Furlong are in line to feature.
# Injury Update
Furlong, Gibson-Park, and Healy all ruled out of Ireland's clash with France
However, Johnny Sexton is expected to be fit and Rónan Kelleher returns to training.
This year
# Irish Rugby
'He really gets the most out of those players' - Furlong ready to take on Gatland's Wales
The Ireland tighthead has worked with Gatland on two Lions tours.
# Update
'That's the plan' - Furlong targeting Wales game for return from latest injury setback
The tighthead is stepping up his recovery from a calf issue.
# Update
Leinster issue Sexton update and confirm fresh injury setback for Furlong
Both players will miss this weekend’s Champions Cup clash with Gloucester but are expected to be fit in time for the Six Nations.
Last year
# Update
Leinster to make decision on Furlong and Connors ahead of Connacht clash
The pair will need ‘further assessment this week before a final decision will be made on their participation.’
# Injury Update
Furlong could return for Leinster's St Stephen's Day clash with Munster at Thomond
Ed Byrne and Thomas Clarkson are facing stints on the sideline.
# health check
Sexton and Furlong 'not a million miles away' from return for Gloucester clash
Leo Cullen was a happy man as Leinster left Le Havre on Saturday.
# Injury Update
Ngatai returns for Leinster but Sexton and Furlong remain doubts
The experienced out-half could miss out on the trip to France to face Racing 92.
# Autumn Finale
The Wallabies a wounded animal as Farrell considers Ireland selection
Australia lost to Italy for the first time ever ahead of their visit to Dublin.
# Leader
'I never even dreamed of it' - Furlong to captain Ireland for first time against Fiji
The tighthead says he never thought captaincy was on his radar but is looking forward to leading the team out this weekend.
# Fingers crossed
Cullen: Furlong 'should be fine' for Ireland's November internationals
The tighthead sat out the win against Munster on Saturday with an ankle issue.
# Fingers crossed
Cullen eases fears on Furlong injury as Munster await Carbery update
Furlong pulled out of today’s URC derby with an ankle issue while Carbery was forced off with a shoulder problem.
# Derby Day
'It’s always been around me' - Leinster v Munster holds special memories for Furlong
The tighthead also says he’d would ‘love to give back’ and play for New Ross after his pro career ends.
# Boost
Furlong closing in on Leinster return as province prepare to tackle Sharks
Leo Cullen’s team welcome the South African side to the RDS tomorrow.
# Update
Leinster wait on Furlong, Sexton and Lowe ahead of semi-final date with Bulls
Hooker Rónan Kelleher has already been ruled out of Friday’s game at the RDS.
# Team news
Furlong and Lowe start as Leinster name unchanged team for Champions Cup final
La Rochelle boss Ronan O’Gara has named influential second row Will Skelton in his starting XV.
# Update
Injured Leinster pair Tadhg Furlong and James Lowe to step up training ahead of Champions Cup final
Both players picked up injuries during the province’s semi-final win over Toulouse.
# nervous wait
Furlong and Lowe to miss Leinster's URC clash with Munster
The pair both picked up knocks during Saturday’s win over Toulouse, and face a battle to be fit for the Champions Cup final on 28 May.
# heartbeat
Peerless Sexton drives Leinster's relentless pursuit of fifth European star
The 36-year-old was superb once again as Leinster set up a Champions Cup final against La Rochelle.
# The Jukebox
'Tadhg seems to be OK' - Leinster give update on Furlong's ankle injury
The Wexford man was forced off in the first half of Leinster’s win over Toulouse.
'If you don't think our boys are the best in the world then tell me who’s better?’
Ireland’s newish front row has the potential to lead the team to greatness. The rugby world is about to discover their magic.
# leading from the front
Handling skills set Furlong apart, but scrum still key focus for Ireland's influential tighthead
The 29-year-old has become a major player in Ireland’s attack.
# point of difference
'Remarkable individual' Porter part of a punchy Ireland front row
Rónan Kelleher has been impressed at how seamlessly his team-mate has switched to loosehead.
# Boost
Furlong, Henderson, and Ryan to train fully tomorrow ahead of Wales clash
Josh van der Flier, Keith Earls, and Joey Carbery are also fully fit.
# tadhg
Cullen confirms James Ryan will be fit for Wales game and says Furlong ‘should be good to go’
Furlong, Ryan and injured winger James Lowe will not play for Leinster against Bath tomorrow.
# Update
Leinster to monitor Furlong and Ryan ahead of Bath trip
The tighthead suffered a calf injury during Sunday’s defeat of Montpellier at the RDS.
# Concern
Leinster and Ireland await update after Tadhg Furlong suffers fresh calf injury
The tighthead limped off in the early stages of the province’s win against Montpellier today.
All time
# The42 Reads
Why Ireland's Tadhg Furlong is the best tighthead prop in the world
The Wexford man finished a strong 2021 with outstanding performances for Ireland in November.
# top of his class
Tadhg Furlong named in World Rugby's Dream Team of the Year
The tighthead is the sole Irish player selected in the team, which includes five Springboks and three All Blacks.
# The Jukebox
'He's definitely up there in the top two or three in the world'
Tadhg Furlong’s brilliant form drew praise on today’s edition of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
# dynamic duo
'He’s a hell of a player' - Furlong excited by Porter's move across the front row
The Leinster pair could both start for Ireland against Japan on Saturday.
# Mixed news
Leinster welcome back Lions but doubts over Henshaw as centre misses out again
Leo Cullen’s side host the Scarlets at the RDS this evening.
# front row union
'You want your best players on the pitch at the same time'
Leinster hope to have even more impact from their front row this season.
# theme
Furlong and the Lions pack set for another Rumble in the Jungle
The Irish tighthead was pleased with his side’s set-piece effort in the first Test.
# Team news
Henshaw, Furlong and Conan start for Gatland's Lions in the first Test
Conor Murray and Tadhg Beirne have been included on the bench.
# Key Man
Furlong looks a certainty but plenty of Irish hopes for Lions' Test 23
Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw were pre-tour favourites to start.
# First Test
'It's big boy rugby, isn't it?' - DJ Furlong fired up for the Springboks
The Ireland tighthead prop is relishing the set-piece battle this weekend.