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#Prop

# prop - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

From The42 Encore for Cullen and O'Driscoll the major motivator for Leinster -- McGrath Fond Farewell

Encore for Cullen and O'Driscoll the major motivator for Leinster -- McGrath

Leinster’s international want to finish the season top of the pile, and that means beating Edinburgh,

# prop - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From The42 Connacht secure signing of Blues front row McCartney on three-year deal Transfer

Connacht secure signing of Blues front row McCartney on three-year deal

The 28-year-old known as ‘Freak’ by his Super Rugby teammates will move to Galway next season.

# prop - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From The42 When scrum-halves meet props, captured in bone-shuddering GIF glory Smashed 'em Bro This post contains videos

When scrum-halves meet props, captured in bone-shuddering GIF glory

The poor lad didn’t even see it coming.

# prop - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From The42 Connacht prop Brett Wilkinson forced to retire after 'serious neck injury' Big Loss

Connacht prop Brett Wilkinson forced to retire after 'serious neck injury'

The South African born forward played with Ireland Wolfhounds and toured to New Zealand with the senior squad in 2012.

# prop - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From The42 Jack McGrath ready for Six Nations start after excelling in scrummaging practice Impact

Jack McGrath ready for Six Nations start after excelling in scrummaging practice

The 24-year-old loosehead prop has been impressive off the bench and in training for Ireland.

# prop - Sunday 16 February, 2014

From The42 Neck injury rules England prop Dan Cole out of Ireland Six Nations clash Wounded Lion

Neck injury rules England prop Dan Cole out of Ireland Six Nations clash

The Leicester Tigers forward is to have an indefinite “rest” from rugby after he was assessed to have a bulging disc.

# prop - Thursday 16 January, 2014

From The42 Ireland call-up Rodney Ah You finally 'home' after enduring tough road Super Sub

Ireland call-up Rodney Ah You finally 'home' after enduring tough road

The New Zealand-born prop was a surprise inclusion in Joe Schmidt’s extended Six Nations squad.

# prop - Monday 30 December, 2013

From The42 Leinster's Jack McGrath reveals he was close to joining another province Interview

Leinster's Jack McGrath reveals he was close to joining another province

The loose-head is a mainstay in Matt O’Connor’s team but often found his way blocked by Cian Healy and Heinke van der Merwe.

# prop - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From The42 Mike Ross: 'Revenge is a nebulous concept' Return Leg

Mike Ross: 'Revenge is a nebulous concept'

Leinster’s tight-head prop feels his team must expect an improved challenge from Northampton this weekend.

# prop - Monday 18 November, 2013

From The42 Mike Ross: Ireland's video session won't be pleasant viewing Review

Mike Ross: Ireland's video session won't be pleasant viewing

The Ireland prop admits that his team’s scrum and line-out both failed against the Wallabies.

# prop - Sunday 10 November, 2013

From The42 In Pics: The dream Ireland debuts of Jack McGrath and Dave Kearney Flying Start This post contains images

In Pics: The dream Ireland debuts of Jack McGrath and Dave Kearney

The Leinster duo began their international careers in style yesterday against Samoa.

# prop - Saturday 9 November, 2013

From The42 Irish front-row sensation Jack McGrath belts out Billy Joel's Piano Man Pitch Perfect

Irish front-row sensation Jack McGrath belts out Billy Joel's Piano Man

‘Drico and Paulie hung me out to dry’ the rugby star admitted to us.

# prop - Thursday 7 November, 2013

From The42 'It's an honour for myself and my family' - Jack McGrath on Ireland debut Prop Life

'It's an honour for myself and my family' - Jack McGrath on Ireland debut

The Leinster prop is excited about taking on Samoan mammoth Census Johnston on Saturday.

# prop - Friday 1 November, 2013

From The42 Archer desperate to make up for supporting role in botched Italian job Arch Madness

Archer desperate to make up for supporting role in botched Italian job

The prop has made the step up to regular rugby at Munster and is aiming higher still.

# prop - Friday 25 October, 2013

From The42 Great white prop Jack McGrath targets Connacht win after Ireland’s Call You've Got Mail

Great white prop Jack McGrath targets Connacht win after Ireland’s Call

The loosehead is eager to get more starts for Leinster after his elevation to the national team.

# prop - Monday 2 September, 2013

From The42 Gutted Kiwi prop the last man on the pitch to realise his team won Last To Know

Gutted Kiwi prop the last man on the pitch to realise his team won

In fairness, Ben Franks has shipped a lot of heavy blows over his career at the coalface.

# prop - Friday 16 August, 2013

From The42 Cian Healy offers to squeeze Leinster teammate into electric car with K-Y Jelly Like A Glove

Cian Healy offers to squeeze Leinster teammate into electric car with K-Y Jelly

That’s what front-row buddies are for.

# prop - Thursday 20 June, 2013

From The42 Beast behind St Patrick's Day massacre says Wallabies are brown bread New Yawk

Beast behind St Patrick's Day massacre says Wallabies are brown bread

Alex Corbisiero has a history of mincing Aussies, just ask Tom Court.

# prop - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

From The42 Biting allegations against Healy but injury may have ended tour early Huge Blow

Biting allegations against Healy but injury may have ended tour early

The Leinster and Ireland prop suffered a nasty ankle twist and was stretchered off.

# prop - Saturday 25 May, 2013

From The42 Marcus Horan delighted to give back to communities that make Munster thrive Don't Stop Me Now

Marcus Horan delighted to give back to communities that make Munster thrive

The prop forward has one week left as a rugby professional but finds himself busier than ever.

# prop - Thursday 23 May, 2013

From The42 It would be devastating if Leinster lost the Pro12 Final - Cian Healy Unbreakable

It would be devastating if Leinster lost the Pro12 Final - Cian Healy

The prop insists all excitement of a Lions call-up has been shelved until his team wins a double this weekend.

# prop - Thursday 18 April, 2013

From The42 Open thread: Who would you pick as the Lions front row? Your Say

Open thread: Who would you pick as the Lions front row?

Irish supporters will expect to hear Cian Healy’s name announced on 30 April. Everything after that is wishful thinking.

# prop - Thursday 11 April, 2013

From The42 Munster's Marcus Horan to retire at the end of the season Faithful Servant

Munster's Marcus Horan to retire at the end of the season

The prop has played 224 times for Munster, won 67 Ireland caps and captured the Grand Slam in 2009.

# prop - Friday 8 March, 2013

From The42 Snapshot: Cian Healy's jeep gets clamped outside Shelbourne Hotel Proper Clamped

Snapshot: Cian Healy's jeep gets clamped outside Shelbourne Hotel

French mind-games have sunk to a new low.

# prop - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

From The42 France have a €1m scrummaging machine but we've got pride... and Cian Healy Pity Da Fool

France have a €1m scrummaging machine but we've got pride... and Cian Healy

Mike Ross feels the return of his fellow Leinster prop is vital to Ireland’s victory hopes.

# prop - 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.

# prop - Thursday 14 February, 2013

From The42 Declan Kidney: We were told that Cian Healy is suspended this weekend Clear As Mud

Declan Kidney: We were told that Cian Healy is suspended this weekend

The simple matter of suspending the Irish prop for a stamp has become very murky.

From The42 Leinster 'delighted' with chance to play internationally banned Healy Looking Up

Leinster 'delighted' with chance to play internationally banned Healy

Forwards coach Jonno Gibbes says he does not have a problem with starting the prop against Treviso.

# prop - Sunday 10 February, 2013

From The42 VIDEO: Cian Healy could be in big trouble for this stamp Stampy This post contains videos

VIDEO: Cian Healy could be in big trouble for this stamp

The prop’s actions caused a massive dust-up at Lansdowne Road.

# prop - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

From The42 Michael Bent fails his audition as 10-minute wonder gets the nod 6 Nations

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.

# prop - Thursday 13 December, 2012

From The42 Heineken Cup: Du Preez wants sluggish Munster to get out of third gear Clutch Games

Heineken Cup: Du Preez wants sluggish Munster to get out of third gear

The lineout gambit worked a treat. If Munster can fix their scrum a follow-up victory awaits.

# prop - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

From The42 Ross: Leinster re-emerging from ‘dark place’ for second swing at Clermont Poke The Bear

Ross: Leinster re-emerging from ‘dark place’ for second swing at Clermont

If Leinster lose they’re out. That’s how the prop is approaching this painful week.

# prop - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

From The42 Mike Ross eager to atone for scrum slip-up against Springboks November Tests

Mike Ross eager to atone for scrum slip-up against Springboks

The Leinster prop proved he was human against South Africa. He will be hoping to lift expectations when he faces Argentina.

# prop - Saturday 10 November, 2012

From The42 Late change: 'The Beast' ruled out of Ireland v South Africa Injury Update

Late change: 'The Beast' ruled out of Ireland v South Africa

The loose-head prop had been admitted to hospital as a precaution after he suffered mild heart palpitations this morning.

# prop - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

From The42 Michael Bent may start for Leinster ahead of Ireland's November Series New Guy

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.

# prop - Monday 29 October, 2012

From The42 John Andress: On the outside looking into Ireland's shallow prop pool Interview

John Andress: On the outside looking into Ireland's shallow prop pool

The Belfast born tight-head hasn’t gone completely unnoticed in the Premiership, but he won’t hold his breath for a Kidney call-up.

# prop - Friday 26 October, 2012

From The42 Chris Henry's journey from 'wee blonde prop' to Ulster captain Engage

Chris Henry's journey from 'wee blonde prop' to Ulster captain

The Belfast native will lead his province into tonight’s RaboDirect Pro12 clash with Newport Gwent Dragons.

# prop - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

From The42 Heineken Cup blow for Munster as Earls and du Preez ruled out of French trip Double Blow

Heineken Cup blow for Munster as Earls and du Preez ruled out of French trip

There is a silver lining to the selection cloud as Felix Jones is in line for a comeback.

# prop - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

From The42 Sean O'Brien: Cut down our errors and we can push the All Blacks hard Stung

Sean O'Brien: Cut down our errors and we can push the All Blacks hard

The Leinster man is ready for the season’s final thrusts while the slow recoveries of Cian Healy and Mike Ross may lead to a front row shake-up.

# prop - Monday 4 June, 2012

From The42 Mike Ross an injury doubt for Ireland's First Test against All Blacks Banana Skin

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.