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# tighthead - Saturday 3 November, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

Munster’s tightheads will be key players on Saturday

# tighthead - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Mike Ross extends IRFU contract until 2016

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!'

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

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

# tighthead - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

# tighthead - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Scrum down: Connacht snap up Nathan White

Leinster’s Kiwi prop Nathan White has agreed to join Connacht on a three-year deal at the end of the season.