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# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Bundee Aki 'like a man possessed' as Connacht target back-to-back wins
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# Centre Of Attention

Bundee Aki 'like a man possessed' as Connacht target back-to-back wins

Oct 7th 2020, 9:30 AM 7,339 Views 19 Comments

The Ireland centre is fit to face Cardiff Blues but Niall Murray looks set to undergo shoulder surgery.

# centre-of-attention - Monday 3 August, 2020

Jamie Roberts keeps his promise by returning to Wales to join the Dragons
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Jamie Roberts keeps his promise by returning to Wales to join the Dragons

Aug 3rd 2020, 6:50 PM 9,079 Views 3 Comments

It is understood the 33-year-old centre, who last played for Wales in 2017, has signed a one-year deal.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Friend keen on new deal for Aki 'but that's a decision that rests with the IRFU'
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Friend keen on new deal for Aki 'but that's a decision that rests with the IRFU'

Nov 20th 2019, 7:30 AM 9,948 Views 18 Comments

The Connacht head coach hopes the Ireland centre will join Kieran Marmion by signing a new contract.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Ireland's Chris Farrell reaping the rewards from his 'shot in the dark'
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Ireland's Chris Farrell reaping the rewards from his 'shot in the dark'

Sep 25th 2019, 7:00 PM 9,383 Views 7 Comments

The Munster centre made his World Cup debut as a first-half substitute in Sunday’s victory over Scotland.

# centre-of-attention - Monday 9 September, 2019

O'Driscoll backs 'luxury' defensive option Henshaw to take Ireland 13 shirt
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O'Driscoll backs 'luxury' defensive option Henshaw to take Ireland 13 shirt

Sep 9th 2019, 3:02 PM 10,294 Views 12 Comments

Henshaw and Aki look to have formed a cohesive partnership as the World Cup looms.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Marchant handed first England start despite exclusion from World Cup squad
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# Centre Of Attention

Marchant handed first England start despite exclusion from World Cup squad

Sep 4th 2019, 9:42 AM 9,535 Views 4 Comments

The Harlequins centre’s selection raises doubts about the fitness of Jonathan Joseph and Henry Slade.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Farrell feeling at home as he bids to 'heap more pressure' on other centres
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

Farrell feeling at home as he bids to 'heap more pressure' on other centres

Aug 6th 2019, 7:58 PM 9,737 Views 7 Comments

The Munster back wants to prove he is ready to play at a World Cup if called upon.

# centre-of-attention - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Pogba impresses as Man United seal pre-season win over Perth Glory
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Pogba impresses as Man United seal pre-season win over Perth Glory

Jul 13th 2019, 2:47 PM 10,597 Views 4 Comments

The wantaway midfielder assisted Marcus Rashford’s opening goal in Australia.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

'I'd like to think I'm ready for the next step but it's up to the coaches to decide'
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# Centre Of Attention

'I'd like to think I'm ready for the next step but it's up to the coaches to decide'

Jan 16th 2019, 12:00 PM 24,161 Views 37 Comments

Tom Farrell is hoping to receive his first Ireland call-up when Joe Schmidt reveals his squad for Ireland’s Grand Slam defence today.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Van Graan confident Sam Arnold can continue solving 'puzzles' for Munster's midfield
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Van Graan confident Sam Arnold can continue solving 'puzzles' for Munster's midfield

Dec 12th 2018, 11:21 AM 5,819 Views 3 Comments

Chris Farrell’s absence will give the 22-year-old another big stage to perform on this weekend.

# centre-of-attention - Friday 26 October, 2018

McCloskey double caps bonus point win for Ulster over Dragons
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McCloskey double caps bonus point win for Ulster over Dragons

Oct 26th 2018, 9:52 PM 6,598 Views 4 Comments

Will Addison was on form again to help Dan McFarland’s men grab their first five-point success of the season.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Henshaw ready and waiting for Munster after missing out on Galway return
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Henshaw ready and waiting for Munster after missing out on Galway return

Oct 4th 2018, 6:00 AM 4,932 Views 8 Comments

The Leinster centre has made his seasonal reappearance in this fixture over the last two years, but now feels in better shape than ever.

# centre-of-attention - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Harlequins snap up New Zealand-born former NFL player
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Harlequins snap up New Zealand-born former NFL player

Aug 4th 2018, 9:47 AM 8,904 Views 2 Comments

Paul Lasike was part of the USA side that pulled off a victory over Scotland in Texas in June.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Munster's settled centre could hold the key in Pro14 semi
# Inter-pro
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# Inter-pro

Munster's settled centre could hold the key in Pro14 semi

May 17th 2018, 1:26 AM 12,503 Views 22 Comments

Fatigue may or may not be a factor for Leinster, but they will be without key personnel in their defensive setup.

# centre-of-attention - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Mentor and apprentice: Ringrose relishing battle with former team-mate Te'o
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# Centre Of Attention

Mentor and apprentice: Ringrose relishing battle with former team-mate Te'o

Mar 17th 2018, 6:30 AM 7,160 Views 8 Comments

The 23-year-old will be the centre of attention at Twickenham later as he hopes to help Ireland to a third ever Grand Slam success.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'When Ringer was being compared to Drico, I remember saying ‘oh God, that poor young fella’'
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'When Ringer was being compared to Drico, I remember saying ‘oh God, that poor young fella’'

Mar 6th 2018, 6:30 AM 14,374 Views 16 Comments

Keith Earls knows the weight that comes with a 13 jersey for Ireland, but it has become easier to slip new talents into the outside centre channel.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Fit-again Ringrose available for the Kings, but Leinster wait to hear Schmidt's call
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Fit-again Ringrose available for the Kings, but Leinster wait to hear Schmidt's call

Feb 20th 2018, 6:30 AM 5,711 Views 5 Comments

The centre has been called into Ireland’s Six Nations squad, but it remains to be seen who he’ll line out for this weekend.

# centre-of-attention - Friday 16 February, 2018

Cullen backs Ringrose to slot back in for Wales as centre returns to full training
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Cullen backs Ringrose to slot back in for Wales as centre returns to full training

Feb 16th 2018, 2:04 PM 8,431 Views 15 Comments

The 23-year-old could come back into contention for Ireland selection next week.

# centre-of-attention - Friday 15 December, 2017

'You have to take everything with a pinch of salt': Stockdale keen to give the hype a wide berth
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'You have to take everything with a pinch of salt': Stockdale keen to give the hype a wide berth

Dec 15th 2017, 9:10 AM 6,299 Views 21 Comments

Ulster take on Harlequins tonight and the 21-year-old is having to tolerate all eyes on him after a fine autumn.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

New Zealand sevens star in line for earlier-than-expected Connacht debut
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New Zealand sevens star in line for earlier-than-expected Connacht debut

Nov 22nd 2017, 9:28 AM 8,608 Views 5 Comments

Pita Ahki has impressed in training and could feature against Cardiff Blues on Friday.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Reid working hard to tighten up Leinster's midfield channel after 53 missed tackles
# Defence
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# Defence

Reid working hard to tighten up Leinster's midfield channel after 53 missed tackles

Oct 24th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,944 Views 10 Comments

Leinster have enjoyed a perfect start to their European campaign, but defensively they have been exposed by Montpellier and Glasgow.

# centre-of-attention - Friday 15 September, 2017

Taute and Farrell's muscular midfield partnership gives Munster an added dimension
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Taute and Farrell's muscular midfield partnership gives Munster an added dimension

Sep 15th 2017, 5:32 PM 11,064 Views 6 Comments

The pair are named to start again in tomorrow’s Pro14 trip to Ospreys.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Farrell targets silverware as debut season with Munster looms
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Farrell targets silverware as debut season with Munster looms

Jul 20th 2017, 5:06 PM 9,787 Views 4 Comments

The former Ulster centre has joined the southern province after three seasons in France.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Leaving Munster would have brought Taute to tears
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Leaving Munster would have brought Taute to tears

Mar 30th 2017, 6:00 AM 11,258 Views 1 Comment

The South African centre is enjoying his spell with the southern province, which was due to end in December.

# centre-of-attention - Monday 9 January, 2017

'I just feel lucky really': Ringrose still pinching himself as Leinster's centre of attention
# MOTM
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# MOTM

'I just feel lucky really': Ringrose still pinching himself as Leinster's centre of attention

Jan 9th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,081 Views 8 Comments

Another dazzling performance on Friday night earned the 21-year-old the man-of-the-match award but his feet remain firmly on the ground.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Ireland's 2013 tormentor Crotty looking forward to clash with old pal Jared Payne
# Midfield Clash
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# Midfield Clash

Ireland's 2013 tormentor Crotty looking forward to clash with old pal Jared Payne

Nov 1st 2016, 9:16 PM 8,669 Views 7 Comments

The All Black centre says he’s been apologising to Irish supporters everywhere since denying Joe Schmidt’s men victory in Dublin.

# centre-of-attention - Friday 30 September, 2016

Ben Te'o one of seven uncapped players included in England squad
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Ben Te'o one of seven uncapped players included in England squad

Sep 30th 2016, 2:18 PM 6,546 Views 6 Comments

Eddie Jones’ side are preparing for Tests against South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia.

# centre-of-attention - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Bundee Aki voted Player of the Year in Connacht, Ben Te'o takes Leinster gong
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Bundee Aki voted Player of the Year in Connacht, Ben Te'o takes Leinster gong

May 8th 2016, 9:00 AM 8,199 Views 10 Comments

Josh van der Flier and Sean O’Brien picked up the equivalent prize for young players in their respective provinces.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Joe Schmidt: 'We haven't trained with Jared at 15'
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Joe Schmidt: 'We haven't trained with Jared at 15'

Mar 10th 2016, 3:38 PM 7,510 Views 31 Comments

Simon Zebo was always the head coach’s front-runner to replace Rob Kearney.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Ben Te'o: 'I'm really enjoying rugby union and I probably want to stick around'
# In Demand
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# In Demand

Ben Te'o: 'I'm really enjoying rugby union and I probably want to stick around'

Dec 8th 2015, 1:20 PM 7,472 Views 13 Comments

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the Kiwi will choose to extend his time in Leinster.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Inside the highly unusual hotel at the centre of every Budget
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Inside the highly unusual hotel at the centre of every Budget

Oct 13th 2015, 7:55 PM 26,187 Views 7 Comments

Buswells Hotel is an integral part of Irish political life. So much so that until a few years ago the Dáil voting bell used to ring out in the bar.

# centre-of-attention - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Options options everywhere, but who should play alongside Robbie Henshaw?
# Last But Not Least
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# Last But Not Least

Options options everywhere, but who should play alongside Robbie Henshaw?

Sep 30th 2015, 3:29 PM 9,717 Views 34 Comments

A bruised foot for Jared Payne may force Joe Schmidt to look to a new partner for the Connacht star this weekend.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Payne criticism 'not based on fact, I thought it was one of Jared's best games' -- Cave
# OUTSIDE INFLUENCE
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# OUTSIDE INFLUENCE

Payne criticism 'not based on fact, I thought it was one of Jared's best games' -- Cave

Sep 29th 2015, 3:07 PM 5,589 Views 13 Comments

Darren Cave won’t be joining the chorus of criticism for his team-mate and centre rival.

# centre-of-attention - Monday 25 May, 2015

Under 20 star Ringrose digs in to make sure feet don't leave the ground
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Under 20 star Ringrose digs in to make sure feet don't leave the ground

May 25th 2015, 9:04 PM 10,305 Views 2 Comments

The centre is adept at dodging the weighty comparison to Blackrock and Ireland’s most famous 13.

# centre-of-attention - Saturday 21 March, 2015

'Does this look like a dying movement?' - Tens of thousands protest in Dublin
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# Right2Water

'Does this look like a dying movement?' - Tens of thousands protest in Dublin

Mar 21st 2015, 8:37 PM 94,144 Views 567 Comments

It’s the fourth major ‘day of action’ on water charges.

# centre-of-attention - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Henshaw not done tapping D'Arcy for tips while taking every chance to build Payne partnership
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Henshaw not done tapping D'Arcy for tips while taking every chance to build Payne partnership

Mar 10th 2015, 6:09 PM 7,096 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s new centre partnership will sample the delights of the Millennium Stadium for the first time this weekend.

# centre-of-attention - Sunday 9 November, 2014

'I love a big hit': Henshaw more than comfortable in centre of the Test arena
# 'bok Buster
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# 'bok Buster

'I love a big hit': Henshaw more than comfortable in centre of the Test arena

Nov 9th 2014, 8:00 AM 22,100 Views 21 Comments

The Connacht man had a little help from Gordon D’Arcy to prepare for his biggest Test to date.

# centre-of-attention - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Henshaw and Payne both start in midfield for Ireland's clash with the Boks
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Henshaw and Payne both start in midfield for Ireland's clash with the Boks

Nov 6th 2014, 1:15 PM 20,672 Views 105 Comments

Mike Ross is fit to take his place at tighthead prop, as Simon Zebo gets the nod on the left wing.

# centre-of-attention - Monday 3 November, 2014

One World Trade Centre's first tenants are moving in today
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One World Trade Centre's first tenants are moving in today

Nov 3rd 2014, 10:46 AM 15,554 Views 23 Comments

Publishing giant Conde Nast will move 170 staff into “America’s most secure office” today.

# centre-of-attention - Friday 31 October, 2014

Henshaw taking centre stage as Kearney feels his way back to fitness
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Henshaw taking centre stage as Kearney feels his way back to fitness

Oct 31st 2014, 9:00 PM 18,665 Views 41 Comments

The Connacht man partnered Gordon D’Arcy in the centre at today’s open training session at the Aviva.

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