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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Back

Last year
# Emotional
Pique gives tearful Barcelona speech, insisting he'll be back
The 35-year-old centre-back has won 30 trophies with the club
# Your Say
Poll: Could you last an entire gig without your phone?
Bob Dylan’s concert in November is a ‘phone-free zone’.
All time
# hometown
Ex-All Blacks wing Savea re-joins the Hurricanes after leaving Toulon
The 29-year-old scored 46 tries in his 51 Tests.
Backpain, posture and remote working - some tips to help (and how the ironing board can come in handy)
Dr Lawrence Woods offers some help to those working remotely and suffering back pain.
# Jackal
Cloete back in Munster mix after head injury but Marshall undergoes surgery
The hooker has had a procedure to remedy a knee issue.
# Back
Tiger Woods promises to tell 'definitive story' in new memoir
HarperCollins Publishers have acquired the rights to ‘Back.’
# Local Hero
'I'm coming home' - Andy Carroll returns to Newcastle after 8-year absence
The striker, a free agent after his release by West Ham, has returned to Tyneside after eight years away from the club
# pace
Ulster confirm signing of Kiwi back Matt Faddes from Highlanders
The 27-year-old Otago man can play in several positions across the backline.
# Gutted
'We got beaten by the better team' - No excuses from van Graan's Munster
Johann van Graan and Peter O’Mahony praised the quality of Saracens.
# bouncebackability
Blackburn Rovers are heading straight back to the Championship
Captain Charlie Mulgrew struck the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over Doncaster Rovers to secure promotion from League One.
# mainstay medical
A Dublin firm has invented a 'breakthrough' back pain device
The company announced its Reactiv8 device was used at a hospital in Germany.
# Painful
Time to retire? Another setback for Woods as back spasms force him out of Dubai Desert Classic
The 41-year-old has withdrawn with injury after playing the opening round.
# Interview
'I was scared s**tless but I needed to do something about it and sport was the only option'
It’s four years since David Gillick retired from professional athletics. Next week he will represent Ireland at the European Championships. This is his journey back from depression.
# gsw
That's why they're champions! Curry too hot to handle as Warriors complete stunning comeback against OKC
The MVP’s 36 points sets up a rematch with LeBron James’ Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.
# there for you
Take a break and watch the first ad for the Friends reunion
The special will be airing at the end of this month.
# TechGuide
There's a small but handy way to navigate between old and new pages on your browser
You don’t have to constantly click or tap the back button to get to where you want.
# back on track
Guardiola's Bayern restore order ahead of winter break
Lewandowski and Lahm on target for German champions who top the mid-season table for fifth year in a row.
# recovery shot
'I'll be back, ready to compete,' promises Tiger Woods after follow-up back operation
The former world number one will still take on hosting duties of the Hero World Challenge in early December.
# Back
Scan brings good news for Kearney as Earls is cleared to face Italy
Last night’s MRI showed only a minor strain so he will join Robbie Henshaw and Keith Earls in contention for this weekend’s squad.
# foul play
Papé faces citing as Ireland's Heaslip awaits results of scan on worrying back injury
The Ireland number eight underwent medical tests in Dublin last night after being kneed by the France lock.
# Comeback Kid
Paddy Jackson: I was sad to see Anscombe leave, but training is class with Kiss
The Ulster and Ireland out-half talks to us about his recovery from a fractured vertebrae and a new era around Ravenhill.
# The Return
Former mayor of Naas wins Fine Gael selection despite race row
Darren Scully was one of three councillors selected by the party to run in next year’s local elections.
# stutters
Pro12: Connacht desperate to slay Dragons and revive their season
With home games coming up against Welsh and Italian opposition, Eoin Griffin is hoping to climb the tab
# crocked lock
Back surgery looms for O'Connell as Schmidt misses the Lions boat
The Munster second-row is not likely to return to action until mid January at the earliest.
# tv blackout
Pro12: Connacht victory crucial for make-or-break month says Poolman
The westerners entertain Edinburgh in Glasgow this evening ahead of Heineken Cup matches against Biarritz.
# suftum
Ulster captain Johann Muller pays tribute to Nevin Spence
“I have no doubt that he would have gone on to play for Ireland on many occasions.”
# Tragedy
Nevin Spence: A promising rugby star who stayed close to his roots
There has been an outpouring of grief across the world following the farming accident in Co Down.
# Back To Business
Allowances, Reilly and property tax on the agenda as Cabinet returns
The Cabinet meets for the first time in over a month today amid growing tensions between the two coalition parties over Health Minister James Reilly.
# Bad Boys
Gavin Henson signs with London Welsh while Danny Cipriani trains with Sale
The Wales centre is surely at the last chance saloon but would be well advised to avoid the spotlight.
# laughing cow
Lucky cow gets a full spinal massage
Massages, concerts and water beds are the latest innovations to hit the dairy industry. For the cows… not the farmers.
# Return of the King
What Eric said next: Old Trafford legend weighs in on City, Sneijder and Scholes
Cantona is back in town with his New York Cosmos team for Paul Scholes’ testimonial tomorrow night.