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# tighthead - Today’s News

Ireland's digital game workers say new industry tax break should be tied to 'quality' pay and conditions
# Game Workers Unite
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# Game Workers Unite

Ireland's digital game workers say new industry tax break should be tied to 'quality' pay and conditions

12 minutes ago 254 Views 0 Comments

The Government is due to introduce the new tax credit in Budget 2022.

One of these men will today be elected DUP leader, here's what they want and how the voting takes place
# ULSTER SAYS NEW
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# ULSTER SAYS NEW

One of these men will today be elected DUP leader, here's what they want and how the voting takes place

21 minutes ago 617 Views 0 Comments

It’s the first leadership election in the party’s history.

'Some days things just fall into place' - The last time Kildare and Cork met in Thurles
# Jason Ryan
# Jason Ryan

'Some days things just fall into place' - The last time Kildare and Cork met in Thurles

22 minutes ago 111 Views 0 Comments

Jason Ryan reflects on the 2015 qualifier between the counties ahead of this Saturday’s league meeting.

Gardaí advised to stay away from Mountjoy Prison due to active Covid-19 outbreak
# Mountjoy Prison
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# Mountjoy Prison

Gardaí advised to stay away from Mountjoy Prison due to active Covid-19 outbreak

6 hours ago 6,057 Views 0 Comments
  • Gardaí cannot interview prisoners as part of investigations as authorities deal with the prison outbreak, Niall O'Connor reports.
  • There are 19 prisoners with confirmed Covid-19 infections while at least nine prison staff have also tested positive.
  • The Prison Service is now awaiting a further series of tests to determine the spread of the infection.

# tighthead - Yesterday’s News

Jurgen Klopp delighted with timely end to wait for Old Trafford victory
# Reaction
# Reaction

Jurgen Klopp delighted with timely end to wait for Old Trafford victory

6 hours ago 1,468 Views 0 Comments

Liverpool were 4-2 winners at Manchester United.

Scott Parker refuses to blame loan players for relegation
# Keep Calm And Carry On
# Keep Calm And Carry On

Scott Parker refuses to blame loan players for relegation

6 hours ago 2,308 Views 1 Comment

The Cottagers signed seven players on temporary deals over the course of the 2020-21 season.

La Liga title race set for thrilling conclusion as Real Madrid keep up pressure
# Hope
# Hope

La Liga title race set for thrilling conclusion as Real Madrid keep up pressure

7 hours ago 2,230 Views 2 Comments

Atletico could still be crowned champions this weekend.

Haaland, Sancho score two each as Dortmund triumph in German Cup final
# Winning
# Winning

Haaland, Sancho score two each as Dortmund triumph in German Cup final

7 hours ago 2,966 Views 3 Comments

They earned an emphatic 4-1 win over RB Leipzig to spoil Julian Nagelsmann’s hopes of leaving with a title.

Israeli military says troops have entered Gaza Strip
# Palestine
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# Palestine

Israeli military says troops have entered Gaza Strip

Updated 7 hours ago 42,288 Views 138 Comments
  • Despite global alarm and diplomatic efforts to de-escalate Gaza hostilities, hundreds of rockets again tore through the skies.
  • The latest round of fighting has already begun to resemble – and even exceed – a devastating 50-day war in 2014
  • United Nations and Egyptian officials have said that ceasefire efforts are underway

# tighthead - Monday 12 April, 2021

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season
# Tighthead
# Tighthead

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season

Apr 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 36,668 Views 105 Comments

The 29-year-old tighthead will join from the Crusaders in New Zealand.

# tighthead - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Furlong's injury frustration continues as Leinster's tighthead stocks run low
# Sidelined
# Sidelined

Furlong's injury frustration continues as Leinster's tighthead stocks run low

Nov 19th 2020, 1:01 AM 12,837 Views 3 Comments

The Wexford man last played in February, while Ciaran Parker has now been ruled out.

# tighthead - Monday 28 September, 2020

More frustration for Leinster's Furlong as he picks up new calf injury
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

More frustration for Leinster's Furlong as he picks up new calf injury

Sep 28th 2020, 2:17 PM 8,162 Views 5 Comments

Meanwhile, Dan Leavy won’t be making his return on Friday night against the Dragons at the RDS.

# tighthead - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Furlong back scrummaging as Porter's strong form for Leinster continues
# Prop Life
# Prop Life

Furlong back scrummaging as Porter's strong form for Leinster continues

Sep 15th 2020, 9:15 AM 8,116 Views 4 Comments

The Wexford man has been sidelined with a back issue in recent weeks.

# tighthead - Thursday 3 September, 2020

'I don't know what sort of pressure he was under in the background'
# Frustration
# Frustration

'I don't know what sort of pressure he was under in the background'

Sep 3rd 2020, 2:43 PM 30,276 Views 54 Comments

Leo Cullen expressed his displeasure with the circumstances of Roman Salanoa’s move to Munster.

# tighthead - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

'That competitiveness between two world-class tightheads is great'
# Prop Life
# Prop Life

'That competitiveness between two world-class tightheads is great'

Aug 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,775 Views 2 Comments

Leinster prop Tadhg Furlong is close to returning from a minor back issue.

# tighthead - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Leinster backing 20-year-old prospect Clarkson to step up at tighthead prop
# Depth
# Depth

Leinster backing 20-year-old prospect Clarkson to step up at tighthead prop

Aug 6th 2020, 6:17 PM 11,758 Views 14 Comments

Meanwhile, there is excitement about 21-year-old hooker Dan Sheehan’s potential.

# tighthead - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

21-year-old Daniel Brennan promoted to Montpellier's senior squad
# Irlandais
# Irlandais

21-year-old Daniel Brennan promoted to Montpellier's senior squad

Jun 23rd 2020, 2:16 PM 10,574 Views 20 Comments

The former France U20 international has already played in the Top 14 and Champions Cup.

# tighthead - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Leinster academy tighthead Aungier set to make switch to Connacht
# Moving West
# Moving West

Leinster academy tighthead Aungier set to make switch to Connacht

May 14th 2020, 9:56 AM 15,268 Views 109 Comments

The 21-year-old made five senior appearances for the eastern province this season.

# tighthead - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Irish prop Jager gets second consecutive Super Rugby start for Crusaders
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irish prop Jager gets second consecutive Super Rugby start for Crusaders

Feb 6th 2020, 4:13 PM 12,206 Views 18 Comments

The 24-year-old has been involved with the Kiwi franchise since 2017.

# tighthead - Friday 25 October, 2019

O'Toole grateful for McGrath and 'guru' McFarland as he looks for an edge in the scrum
# Tighthead
# Tighthead

O'Toole grateful for McGrath and 'guru' McFarland as he looks for an edge in the scrum

Oct 25th 2019, 6:30 AM 4,110 Views 3 Comments

The young prop could play an important role with Ireland in the years ahead after moving back from Australia to Drogheda.

# tighthead - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Tighthead prop Ryan set for World Cup debut in all-Munster tight five
# Prop Life
# Prop Life

Tighthead prop Ryan set for World Cup debut in all-Munster tight five

Oct 2nd 2019, 7:33 AM 9,528 Views 11 Comments

‘It’s something you dream of. I’ve had my wait like no other man in the team.’

# tighthead - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Full circle and a stiff neck for Porter as he stakes claim as utility prop
# Prop Star
# Prop Star

Full circle and a stiff neck for Porter as he stakes claim as utility prop

Aug 10th 2019, 9:31 PM 8,642 Views 23 Comments

Three years after starring for Ireland U20 as a loosehead, the Leinster prop returned to the position.

# tighthead - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

'You don't see much bollocking anymore': Welsh legend Jones on tough sessions with Schmidt and Sexton
# Unforgiving
# Unforgiving

'You don't see much bollocking anymore': Welsh legend Jones on tough sessions with Schmidt and Sexton

Mar 12th 2019, 1:59 PM 14,025 Views 16 Comments

Adam Jones was taken aback at the intensity brought by Joe Schmidt and ‘coach’ Johnny Sexton.

# tighthead - Saturday 3 November, 2018

'I've exceeded a few of my own expectations over the last few years'
# Tighthead
# Tighthead

'I've exceeded a few of my own expectations over the last few years'

Nov 3rd 2018, 11:30 AM 12,257 Views 3 Comments

Andrew Porter starts for Ireland against Italy today in Chicago.

# tighthead - Friday 24 August, 2018

'A lot changes in a couple of years': Marty Moore eager to impress in Ulster and get back in Ireland pecking order
# Moore The Merrier
# Moore The Merrier

'A lot changes in a couple of years': Marty Moore eager to impress in Ulster and get back in Ireland pecking order

Aug 24th 2018, 7:01 AM 6,690 Views 14 Comments

Ulster’s new signing will enjoy a sooner-than-expected reunion with his old club Wasps this evening.

# tighthead - Friday 8 June, 2018

Munster man Ryan gets major opportunity in Ireland's number three shirt
# Starter
# Starter

Munster man Ryan gets major opportunity in Ireland's number three shirt

Jun 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,379 Views 18 Comments

The 29-year-old played a part in the Grand Slam success and now starts against the Wallabies.

# tighthead - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Hamstrung Sinckler another chunk out of England's prop stocks
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Hamstrung Sinckler another chunk out of England's prop stocks

Jan 23rd 2018, 4:19 PM 6,116 Views 5 Comments

Eddie Jones’ list of absentees now stands at 15.

# tighthead - Friday 28 April, 2017

Ex-Ireland U20s prop Betts playing in Australia but will return to Leicester
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Ex-Ireland U20s prop Betts playing in Australia but will return to Leicester

Apr 28th 2017, 10:55 AM 13,460 Views 4 Comments

The 20-year-old prop is gaining experience on the other side of the world.

'Plenty of encouraging signs' from Leinster's Porter after switch to tighthead
# Prop Life
# Prop Life

'Plenty of encouraging signs' from Leinster's Porter after switch to tighthead

Apr 28th 2017, 7:19 AM 14,255 Views 8 Comments

The 21-year-old first burst onto the scene as a loosehead prop.

# tighthead - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Mike Ross wants to be remembered as 'someone who made the most of himself'
# Memories
# Memories

Mike Ross wants to be remembered as 'someone who made the most of himself'

Apr 27th 2017, 7:00 PM 4,557 Views 9 Comments

The tighthead prop will move into a new line of work after retiring this summer.

# tighthead - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Mike Ross, cornerstone of Ireland and Leinster, to retire from rugby at 37
# Prop Star
# Prop Star

Mike Ross, cornerstone of Ireland and Leinster, to retire from rugby at 37

Apr 25th 2017, 11:22 AM 19,479 Views 39 Comments

The tighthead is a two-time winner of the Six Nations, Heineken Cup and Pro12.

'It’s unbelievably proud for me and my family' - Furlong the Lion
# Furgone Conclusion
# Furgone Conclusion

'It’s unbelievably proud for me and my family' - Furlong the Lion

Apr 25th 2017, 6:30 AM 8,843 Views 10 Comments

The Leinster man will head to New Zealand with a strong chance of being the Test tighthead.

# tighthead - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Irish tighthead Oli Jager in line for second Super Rugby cap for Crusaders
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irish tighthead Oli Jager in line for second Super Rugby cap for Crusaders

Apr 12th 2017, 2:56 PM 12,737 Views 16 Comments

The 21-year-old made his debut last month against the Reds.

# tighthead - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Furlong keeps feet on the ground ahead of first Six Nations start for Ireland
# Good Skin
# Good Skin

Furlong keeps feet on the ground ahead of first Six Nations start for Ireland

Feb 1st 2017, 6:00 AM 6,636 Views 7 Comments

The 24-year-old already looks like a veteran of Joe Schmidt’s set-up.

# tighthead - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Bealham ready for shot at first Ireland start after facing down the haka
# Tighthead
# Tighthead

Bealham ready for shot at first Ireland start after facing down the haka

Nov 9th 2016, 6:45 AM 7,177 Views 8 Comments

The 25-year-old was delighted to be part of the win over New Zealand.

# tighthead - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Munster close in on South African prop Kebble for next season
# Project
# Project

Munster close in on South African prop Kebble for next season

Oct 6th 2016, 9:33 AM 10,572 Views 53 Comments

The 24-year-old is being viewed as a project player who could qualify for Ireland.

# tighthead - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Mike Ross on Connacht link: 'I'd never rule it out'
# Cornerstone
# Cornerstone

Mike Ross on Connacht link: 'I'd never rule it out'

Dec 8th 2015, 4:25 PM 8,753 Views 28 Comments

The veteran tighthead is confident that he has another season at the highest level in him.

# tighthead - Friday 4 September, 2015

Moore undergoes surgery after missing out on World Cup squad
# No Luck
# No Luck

Moore undergoes surgery after missing out on World Cup squad

Sep 4th 2015, 10:16 AM 9,859 Views 13 Comments

The Leinster tighthead has had a metatarsal issue remedied.

# tighthead - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Mike Ross went through a gruelling 'refresher week' last week in Ireland camp
# Front Row Union
# Front Row Union

Mike Ross went through a gruelling 'refresher week' last week in Ireland camp

Sep 3rd 2015, 4:19 PM 6,326 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland tighthead has backed Tadhg Furlong as loosehead cover for Ireland at Twickenham this weekend.

# tighthead - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle
# Scrum Wars
# Scrum Wars

Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle

May 27th 2015, 6:00 PM 5,109 Views 3 Comments

Munster’s tightheads will be key players on Saturday

# tighthead - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Mike Ross extends IRFU contract until 2016
# Cornerstone
# Cornerstone

Mike Ross extends IRFU contract until 2016

Dec 18th 2014, 7:17 PM 2,843 Views 8 Comments

The new deal will bring the prop beyond his 36th birthday.

# tighthead - Monday 24 November, 2014

Ireland prop Ross: 'That's Irish sport for you - you're either a hero or a villain!'
# Expectations
# Expectations

Ireland prop Ross: 'That's Irish sport for you - you're either a hero or a villain!'

Nov 24th 2014, 7:00 AM 6,909 Views 6 Comments

The 34-year-old underlined his importance to Ireland during the November Tests.

# tighthead - Friday 28 March, 2014

Ulster sign South African Wiehahn Herbst as long-term John Afoa replacement
# Tighthead
# Tighthead

Ulster sign South African Wiehahn Herbst as long-term John Afoa replacement

Mar 28th 2014, 2:43 PM 4,051 Views 5 Comments

Director of rugby David Humphreys has tipped The Sharks prop to be a huge success at Ravenhill.

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# tighthead - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Lancaster backs Dave Wilson to replace 'mainstay' Cole as England's tighthead
# Propping
# Propping

Lancaster backs Dave Wilson to replace 'mainstay' Cole as England's tighthead

Feb 18th 2014, 8:30 AM 3,332 Views 9 Comments

The head coach is ‘desperately’ disappointed to lose his tried and trusted number three.

# tighthead - Friday 15 February, 2013

Ireland looking to land 'Killer' blow on Scots to salvage 6 Nations bid
# Proper-tunity Knocks
# Proper-tunity Knocks

Ireland looking to land 'Killer' blow on Scots to salvage 6 Nations bid

Feb 15th 2013, 7:10 AM 3,746 Views 6 Comments

Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne is expected to start at tighthead prop in Murrayfield with Tom Court as back-up.

# tighthead - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Michael Bent fails his audition as 10-minute wonder gets the nod
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Michael Bent fails his audition as 10-minute wonder gets the nod

Jan 30th 2013, 7:10 AM 3,496 Views 1 Comment

Ireland coach Declan Kidney revealed that the New Zealander’s rough outing in Galway did him no favours.

# tighthead - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Michael Bent may start for Leinster ahead of Ireland's November Series
# New Guy
# New Guy

Michael Bent may start for Leinster ahead of Ireland's November Series

Oct 30th 2012, 4:00 PM 1,827 Views 0 Comments

The Kiwi prop looks set to feature against Ospreys in an effort to give him some crucial game-time.

# tighthead - Monday 4 June, 2012

Mike Ross an injury doubt for Ireland's First Test against All Blacks
# Banana Skin
# Banana Skin

Mike Ross an injury doubt for Ireland's First Test against All Blacks

Jun 4th 2012, 8:20 AM 2,361 Views 6 Comments

The tighthead prop’s injured hamstring may prevent him from lining up against New Zealand on Saturday.

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