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# lock - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

'The last time I was in Nigeria, I saw a little boy with a Lions top on'
# Global Game
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# Global Game

'The last time I was in Nigeria, I saw a little boy with a Lions top on'

Jul 20th 2021, 10:00 PM 12,181 Views 2 Comments

Maro Itoje is set to play a huge role for the Lions in what will be his second Test series.

# lock - Monday 31 May, 2021

Connacht confirm signing of Tongan international lock Leva Fifita
# Second Row
From The42
# Second Row

Connacht confirm signing of Tongan international lock Leva Fifita

May 31st 2021, 4:11 PM 10,388 Views 5 Comments

The 31-year-old will join from Grenoble this summer to replace Quinn Roux.

# lock - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Man mountain Skelton loving life in La Rochelle working with O'Gara
# Lock
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# Lock

Man mountain Skelton loving life in La Rochelle working with O'Gara

May 20th 2021, 1:00 AM 12,019 Views 1 Comment

The 6ft 8ins Wallaby has been in sensational form this season.

# lock - Saturday 6 March, 2021

'Athletically, he is phenomenal. We really don't produce guys like him in Ireland'
# Potential
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# Potential

'Athletically, he is phenomenal. We really don't produce guys like him in Ireland'

Mar 6th 2021, 8:00 AM 91,406 Views 18 Comments

21-year-old Ryan Baird made his Ireland debut last weekend and looks set for further Six Nations involvement.

# lock - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland
# STANDOUT
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# STANDOUT

Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland

Feb 9th 2021, 5:18 PM 20,537 Views 30 Comments

The Munster lock was superb as Ireland came up short against Wales last weekend.

# lock - Thursday 7 January, 2021

James Ryan treating Ulster clash as an early 'cup final'
# Make Or Break
From The42
# Make Or Break

James Ryan treating Ulster clash as an early 'cup final'

Jan 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 3,132 Views 2 Comments

The second row admits it’s ‘surreal’ but the games importance is writ large for the reigning champions.

# lock - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

Irish lock Regan earns training contract with Super Rugby's Highlanders
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Irish lock Regan earns training contract with Super Rugby's Highlanders

Dec 22nd 2020, 10:00 PM 13,275 Views 3 Comments

The 23-year-old was formerly part of the Ulster academy.

# lock - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Stalwart lock Alan O'Connor keeps getting better for McFarland's Ulster
# Pride Of Skerries
From The42
# Pride Of Skerries

Stalwart lock Alan O'Connor keeps getting better for McFarland's Ulster

Dec 10th 2020, 7:05 AM 3,421 Views 4 Comments

The 28-year-old second row has been in strong form for Ulster in recent seasons.

# lock - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Beirne shows up strongly alongside immense Ryan in Ireland's second row
# Fronting Up
From The42
# Fronting Up

Beirne shows up strongly alongside immense Ryan in Ireland's second row

Nov 3rd 2020, 7:00 PM 10,673 Views 5 Comments

The Munster man showed he can win the gainline against France last weekend.

# lock - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

France lock le Roux free to play against Ireland after avoiding ban at hearing
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

France lock le Roux free to play against Ireland after avoiding ban at hearing

Oct 27th 2020, 4:12 PM 7,122 Views 6 Comments

The Racing 92 second row had been cited for allegedly striking Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones.

# lock - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Connacht lock Thornbury back on his feet after Sunday concussion
# Update
From The42
# Update

Connacht lock Thornbury back on his feet after Sunday concussion

Aug 25th 2020, 12:53 PM 4,738 Views 2 Comments

Head coach Andy Friend will continue with his plans to rotate through his squad for Sunday’s clash with Munster.

# lock - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

'I am lucky Munster are allowing me to play for the Springboks'
# Test Rugby
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# Test Rugby

'I am lucky Munster are allowing me to play for the Springboks'

Aug 5th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,932 Views 12 Comments

RG Snyman will remain an important part of South Africa’s plans moving forward.

# lock - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope
# Key Man
From The42
# Key Man

James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope

Aug 4th 2020, 12:28 PM 7,942 Views 11 Comments

21-year-old Ryan Baird will be hoping for opportunities when rugby gets back underway.

# lock - Monday 25 May, 2020

England lock George Kruis signs for Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan
# Sayonara
From The42
# Sayonara

England lock George Kruis signs for Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan

May 25th 2020, 9:30 AM 8,253 Views 20 Comments

The 30-year-old will leave Saracens after 12 years with the club.

# lock - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

'Connacht as champions, the weeks that followed were just unbelievable'
# RISE UP
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# RISE UP

'Connacht as champions, the weeks that followed were just unbelievable'

Mar 24th 2020, 7:53 PM 7,728 Views 6 Comments

Second row Aly Muldowney will retire from professional rugby this summer.

# lock - Friday 15 November, 2019

Dillane keen for Connacht tempo against heavyweight Montpellier
# Fronting Up
From The42
# Fronting Up

Dillane keen for Connacht tempo against heavyweight Montpellier

Nov 15th 2019, 6:00 AM 3,470 Views 1 Comment

The 26-year-old second row makes a timely return on Sunday in Galway.

# lock - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

'He just keeps getting better and better, and I don’t see it stopping'
# The Big Cheese
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# The Big Cheese

'He just keeps getting better and better, and I don’t see it stopping'

Sep 24th 2019, 1:00 AM 13,275 Views 13 Comments

23-year-old James Ryan is already on his way to being an Ireland great.

# lock - Thursday 19 September, 2019

'There was always going to be a bit of backlash. I don't read it' - Kleyn
# Lock
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# Lock

'There was always going to be a bit of backlash. I don't read it' - Kleyn

Sep 19th 2019, 5:47 PM 23,986 Views 30 Comments

The 121kg Munster second row took pride in making his Ireland debut last month.

# lock - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Ruck-hitting, hard-scrummaging Kleyn comes into the mix for Ireland
# Enforcer
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# Enforcer

Ruck-hitting, hard-scrummaging Kleyn comes into the mix for Ireland

May 28th 2019, 8:00 PM 18,245 Views 56 Comments

The South African native will be eligible in time for the World Cup warm-up games.

# lock - Sunday 12 May, 2019

'It was as physical as it gets... It was definitely Test match standard'
# STANDOUT
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# STANDOUT

'It was as physical as it gets... It was definitely Test match standard'

May 12th 2019, 7:30 AM 12,463 Views 29 Comments

James Ryan delivered another superb showing for Leinster in defeat to Saracens.

# lock - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Ex-Roscommon minor Murray intent on delivering major prize for Ireland U20
# Young Bucc
From The42
# Young Bucc

Ex-Roscommon minor Murray intent on delivering major prize for Ireland U20

Mar 3rd 2019, 9:06 AM 9,540 Views 3 Comments

‘We know we’re not the biggest team, but we’re a smart team.’

# lock - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Roux set to step up for Ireland in 'must-win' clash with Scotland
# Lock
From The42
# Lock

Roux set to step up for Ireland in 'must-win' clash with Scotland

Feb 6th 2019, 6:00 AM 14,531 Views 22 Comments

The Connacht second row is in line to start after Devin Toner was ruled out.

# lock - Monday 4 February, 2019

Holland links up with Schmidt's Ireland squad ahead of Scotland clash
# Lock
From The42
# Lock

Holland links up with Schmidt's Ireland squad ahead of Scotland clash

Feb 4th 2019, 10:14 PM 17,873 Views 26 Comments

The 33-year-old Munster man joins the group after an injury to Devin Toner.

# lock - Monday 28 January, 2019

Ulster set to pounce for Wallabies and Brumbies lock Sam Carter
# Experience
From The42
# Experience

Ulster set to pounce for Wallabies and Brumbies lock Sam Carter

Jan 28th 2019, 10:17 PM 9,001 Views 12 Comments

The 29-year-old second row has won 14 caps for Australia.

# lock - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Lineout steals and offloads - Billy Holland steps up as Munster's impact sub
# Unsung
From The42
# Unsung

Lineout steals and offloads - Billy Holland steps up as Munster's impact sub

Jan 22nd 2019, 6:30 AM 7,129 Views 9 Comments

The 33-year-old has been a consistent and reliable performer for Munster for years.

# lock - Thursday 29 November, 2018

'It taught me to enjoy rugby because there's a lot of worse jobs you could be doing'
# Barna Boy
From The42
# Barna Boy

'It taught me to enjoy rugby because there's a lot of worse jobs you could be doing'

Nov 29th 2018, 9:30 PM 34,486 Views 9 Comments

Towering Connacht lock Gavin Thornbury has been involved in Ireland training under Joe Schmidt.

# lock - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Analysis: Why James Ryan is already one of the first names on Ireland's team sheet
# Complete
From The42
# Complete

Analysis: Why James Ryan is already one of the first names on Ireland's team sheet

Nov 11th 2018, 5:26 PM 34,844 Views 28 Comments

The 22-year-old second row delivered another superb performance against Argentina.

# lock - Friday 28 September, 2018

'I've no doubt that he'll be banging on the right doors': POM backs Kleyn for Ireland
# Lock
From The42
# Lock

'I've no doubt that he'll be banging on the right doors': POM backs Kleyn for Ireland

Sep 28th 2018, 8:30 PM 9,121 Views 33 Comments

The Munster second row this week signed a new long-term contract with the province.

# lock - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Holland excited to learn off Beirne as he begins his 12th season with Munster
# Lock
From The42
# Lock

Holland excited to learn off Beirne as he begins his 12th season with Munster

Aug 29th 2018, 6:15 AM 6,769 Views 8 Comments

The 33-year-old has been an ever-present in the Munster pack in recent seasons.

# lock - Monday 26 February, 2018

21-year-old Ryan a force for Ireland as he holds himself to highest standards
# Self Critical
From The42
# Self Critical

21-year-old Ryan a force for Ireland as he holds himself to highest standards

Feb 26th 2018, 6:15 AM 10,769 Views 17 Comments

The Leinster lock is already an impressive presence in Test rugby.

# lock - Friday 16 February, 2018

From delivering pizzas to delivering medals: Tadhg Beirne's momentum has been hard-won
# Beirning Ambition
From The42
# Beirning Ambition

From delivering pizzas to delivering medals: Tadhg Beirne's momentum has been hard-won

Feb 16th 2018, 8:00 AM 26,273 Views 31 Comments

The Munster-bound Scarlet has never been afraid of putting in the work.

# lock - Thursday 1 February, 2018

James Ryan is 'an unbelievable player' says Ireland lock Devin Toner
# Hotshot
From The42
# Hotshot

James Ryan is 'an unbelievable player' says Ireland lock Devin Toner

Feb 1st 2018, 6:10 AM 9,177 Views 7 Comments

The 21-year-old is expected to be part of Ireland’s team to face France this weekend.

# lock - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Five years on from 'bizarre' debut feeling, Henderson primed to peak for Ireland
# November Tests
From The42
# November Tests

Five years on from 'bizarre' debut feeling, Henderson primed to peak for Ireland

Nov 9th 2017, 6:45 AM 8,400 Views 2 Comments

The Lions lock looks back on a 2012 debut of a ’20-year-old kid who didn’t really know what he was doing’.

# lock - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Leinster lock's France move is off as Mike McCarthy is forced to retire due to injury
# Bowing Out
From The42
# Bowing Out

Leinster lock's France move is off as Mike McCarthy is forced to retire due to injury

May 17th 2017, 8:18 PM 23,093 Views 10 Comments

The 35-year-old has ended his rugby career on medical advice.

# lock - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Scarlets delighted with impact of 'absolutely outstanding' Irishman Beirne
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Scarlets delighted with impact of 'absolutely outstanding' Irishman Beirne

May 10th 2017, 7:00 AM 11,744 Views 5 Comments

The former Leinster lock has been in superb form since his move to the Welsh region.

# lock - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Ulster lock Treadwell's path points to Ireland caps under Schmidt
# Exile
From The42
# Exile

Ulster lock Treadwell's path points to Ireland caps under Schmidt

May 4th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,798 Views 13 Comments

The 21-year-old has made a positive impression since his move from Harlequins last summer.

# lock - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Leinster set to sign Wallabies international Scott Fardy as a second row
# Transfer
From The42
# Transfer

Leinster set to sign Wallabies international Scott Fardy as a second row

Mar 2nd 2017, 8:34 AM 20,771 Views 83 Comments

The 32-year-old is set to join after the current Super Rugby season.

# lock - Friday 10 February, 2017

'I'm more of a realist now' - Ryan returns to lead Ireland with his actions
# Donners
From The42
# Donners

'I'm more of a realist now' - Ryan returns to lead Ireland with his actions

Feb 10th 2017, 7:59 AM 18,253 Views 24 Comments

The 33-year-old was left out last weekend in Edinburgh but is back for the Italy clash.

# lock - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Ex-Connacht lock Kearney warns Westerners they won't have a monopoly on hunger
# East Meets West
From The42
# East Meets West

Ex-Connacht lock Kearney warns Westerners they won't have a monopoly on hunger

May 26th 2016, 6:04 PM 8,131 Views 16 Comments

Far from having a foot in both camps, Mick Kearney says it’s ‘radio silence’ with his old team-mates before Saturday’s Pro12 final.

# lock - Thursday 21 April, 2016

'Everyone thinks you go in there, do push ups, and get screamed at'
# Trigger
From The42
# Trigger

'Everyone thinks you go in there, do push ups, and get screamed at'

Apr 21st 2016, 8:30 PM 15,479 Views 11 Comments

Leinster lock Hayden Triggs is hoping to extend his contract into next season.

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