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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Jr.

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# lock
James Ryan has taken his game to a completely new level with Ireland
Still only 26, the Ireland second row is well on track to be a centurion.
All time
# The Natural
'Huge honour' as 24-year-old Ryan takes Ireland captaincy for England Test
The Leinster lock signalled he will lean on experienced heads like Peter O’Mahony and Keith Earls.
# key men
Leinster medics to monitor Ryan calf issue, Sexton stepping up return
The second row has not been ruled out of the weekend clash with Lyon, while Sexton remains on course for the Six Nations.
# totemic
Natural introvert, leader James Ryan intent on making noise in defining back-to-backs
The Leinster second row had to brush off the calls for him to captain Ireland. He is aware he still has plenty to learn.
# newcastle awaits
'I can't not think about rugby until the next day, I tend to think about it a lot'
James Ryan knows more than most what it would mean to Leinster to win a fifth European crown in Newcastle.
# hit-out
A peek outside the bubble has James Ryan refreshed and ready to get Ireland firing
A few beers and a boistorous crop of U20s has the young lock in positive mood as the Six Nations finish line comes into view.
# Inter-pro
James Ryan relieved to move beyond unbeaten streak after finally tasting defeat
Though his winning run still stands in Leinster colours.
# only getting better
Lancaster excited to see Ryan and Leavy light blue touchpaper after excelling on international stage
The powerful young lock has yet to even taste defeat as a pro as he prepares to test himself against the European champions.
# dj jr
A face in the crowd in '09, this time James Ryan is in the thick of Grand Slam push
The Leinster lock has seemed destined for an Ireland jersey for most of the nine years since he watched an epic Grand Slam decider in Cardiff.
# Pebble beach pro-am
Lowry only Irishman to make the cut in California as Johnson and Potter take the lead
Ted Potter Jr. flirted with a 59 as he moved into a share of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am lead with Dustin Johnson.
# propped up
John Ryan back in Ireland camp, Carbery Schmidt's only new injury absence
The Leinster playmaker suffered a fractured wrist and went under the knife yesterday.
# differently abled
"We are artists: no other labels please"
A new project in Co Kilkenny challenges perceptions about art.