Leinster's Jack McGrath suffers knee injury in training
Ruaidhri O'ConnorLeinster hope to have Jack McGrath fit and available to face Munster in three weeks’ time.
Born on October 11, 1989, Jack McGrath is an Irish Rugby union player for both Leinster Rugby and Ireland's national team.
Ruaidhri O'ConnorLeinster hope to have Jack McGrath fit and available to face Munster in three weeks’ time.
David KellyThey say the best drive at Augusta National is Magnolia Lane.
David KellyIt is a question that Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster can barely even entertain, given their week-to-week focus and the reality...
Neil Francis This loosehead thing has exercised my mind a fair bit for the last couple of weeks. Last Friday our world-class loosehead Jack McGrath had the weekend off - no Dragons, no Pumas. Not that long...
Ruaidhri O'Connor Leinster scrum coach John Fogarty is backing Jack McGrath and Seán Cronin to bounce back from their Ireland disappointment.
Ruaidhri O'Connor History tells us that this will be a comfortable win for Ireland against a team they have traditionally beaten well.
Ruaidhri O'Connor For Jack McGrath, last weekend was an unusual experience.
Cian Tracey For years, Cian Healy typified the direction the modern-day rugby player is going in, but as he has gotten older, he has learned how to get the best out his body.
Cian Tracey When Jack McGrath first burst onto the scene, for a while at least it seemed as though he would largely be playing back-up to Cian Healy but the manner in which he has overtaken his Leinster and...
Independent.ie Newsdesk Luke Fitzgerald thinks that Ireland prop Jack McGrath should replace Mako Vunipola in the Lions team to face the All Blacks in the third test this Saturday in Eden Park.
Cian Tracey Jack McGrath has urged his Leinster team-mates not to dwell on their bitterly disappointing defeat to Clermont but has insisted that they must learn lessons from it.
Cian Tracey This season has been a long, hard slog for Jack McGrath and while the summer break isn't in sight just yet, he wouldn't have it any another way.
Independent.ie Newdesk The Daily Telegraph have chosen their Rugby World XV with New Zealand dominating but two Irish players get the nod too.
Marcus Ó Buachalla It's November 2015 and Leinster have just left the Rec with a losing bonus point in the Champions Cup. Two games in and only one point to show.
Cian Tracey When Cian Healy burst onto the scene, it seemed almost inconceivable that so soon down the line would there be this number of quality looseheads fighting for the Ireland No 1 jersey.
Cian Tracey The sight of Leinster coming to Franklin's Gardens on Friday night will evoke many painful memories for Northampton supporters and so too for Jim Mallinder who branded his side's performance in the 2013 defeat as "embarrassing".
Cian Tracey After a week spent in the serene surrounds of St George's Park, the Ireland squad will today up camp and rejoin to the World Cup party in London.
Jack McGrath does not believe Romania will be heavily disadvantaged by facing Ireland just four days after taking on France at the World Cup.
Ruaidhri O'Connor If Romania are feeling sorry for themselves ahead of playing France and Ireland in the space of four days they’ll find little sympathy around St George’s Park.
Ruaidhri O'Connor Joe Schmidt looks set to reward Iain Henderson's flying form with a World Cup start against Canada on Saturday.
Cian Tracey Ireland have reported a clean bill of health five days out from their opening World Cup game against Canada.
Ruaidhri O'Connor If Ireland are back at Twickenham next month, they'll have made history by reaching a World Cup semi-final for the first time. A strong performance and a victory to go with it today would set...
Ruaidhri O'Connor Joe Schmidt looks set to follow Stuart Lancaster's lead and name his strongest side possible for Saturday's final warm-up game against England at Twickenham.
Ruaidhri O’Connor TADHG FURLONG appears to have made a successful late charge into Ireland’s World Cup squad and is set to be named by Joe Schmidt who confirms his 31-man panel tomorrow.
Tony Ward All the right things have been said but today the real rugby finally gets under way. What transpired in Cardiff and at the Aviva against the Scots was relevant, but only to a point.
Ruaidhri O'Connor The Rugby World Cup is now just one month away and, for those with tickets or simply looking forward to taking in as much of the competition as possible, it's time to get excited.
Cian Tracey Shane Jennings has backed Jack McGrath to fill Cian Healy's boots, should he miss the World Cup through injury.
Joe Schmidt admits Ireland have lost control of Jack McGrath's World Cup participation after the prop's yellow card for kneeing Barbarians lock Konstantin Mikautadze in the back.
IRELAND 21 BARBARIANS 22 Before the team coach left for Thomond Park last night, Joe Schmidt sat down with his backroom team with a blank sheet of paper and had a go at picking his World Cup squad.
Jack McGrath could be facing a ban to jeopardise his World Cup participation after kneeing lock Konstantin Mikautadze in the back during Ireland's 22-21 defeat to the Barbarians.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Ireland and Leinster duo of Ian Madigan and Jack McGrath could find themselves in trouble with the citing commissioner after tonight's game against the Barbarians at Thomond Park.
Ruaidhri O'Connor Ian Madigan has pipped Paddy Jackson to the Ireland No10 jersey for tomorrow night's clash with the Barbarians at Thomond Park.
Bob Flavin International Irish Rugby player Jack McGrath brought Bob Flavin out for a drive in his Nissan Qashqai and talks about his first game for Ireland, where it all began and what's next.
Coach's Insight by Ambrose Conboy - elite scrum coach In the words of Greg Feek at the National Scrummaging Program, 'let's make scrummaging a culture in Ireland again'.
Marcus O Buachalla The dust has barely settled on the fiv-point loss to Toulon in the semi-final of the Champions Cup but Leinster winger Luke Fitzgerald is already thinking of next year.
Marcus Ó Buachalla 'There is nothing like it." Jack McGrath has played in some of the finest stadia in world rugby but he doesn't mince his words when it comes to describing the Stade Felix Mayol in Toulon. It will take...
Leinster boss Matt O'Connor has given a lot of the players that secured a Champions Cup quarter-final win against Bath last weekend a rest for the trip to Rodney Parade on Sunday to play the Dragons (kick-off 4.15pm).
George Hook The squeezed schedule for the knockout stages of the Champions Cup does nobody any favours. Just two weeks have passed since the conclusion of the Six Nations and the sides left in European...
Ruaidhri O'Connor THERE was a confidence about how Jamie Heaslip addressed this weekend's task at yesterday's press conference that reminded those listening just how experienced the Ireland players who have...
Ruaidhri O'Connor Leinster and Connacht will welcome back their Six Nations heroes this week as they go in search of European glory.
Daragh Small After back-to-back Six Nations titles Joe Schmidt's options from No 1 to 15 have never looked so healthy.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Tony Ward says he expected Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt to make even more changes to the Ireland line-up against Scotland while Neil Francis has welcomed the inclusion of Luke Fitzgerald.
Luke Fitzgerald believes he has been "vindicated" and not "lucky" to end his agonising battle with chronic groin injuries and win his first Ireland start in four years.
Ruaidhri O’Connor Simon Zebo will travel to Edinburgh for Ireland’s final Six Nations game against Scotland despite being left out of Joe Schmidt’s matchday 23 entirely.
Ruaidhri O’Connor LUKE FITZGERALD is back in the Ireland starting XV for the first time since 2011 as Joe Schmidt makes two changes to his team to face Scotland in the final game of this year’s Six Nations.
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David Kelly Ireland's Grand Slam dreams were shattered in the Millennium Stadium as a phenomenal defensive effort from Warren Gatland's Wales ensured there will be a dramatic last day conclusion to the Six...
Marcus Ó Buachalla There was a time this season when you couldn't escape injuries around Leinster way. Every cloud, though, and the silver lining more often than not shone on the fringe players who were thrust into the spotlight and given the jersey. Ed Byrne was one such player.
Daragh Small The return to fitness of looseheads Cian Healy and Dave Kilcoyne has given Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt even more to ponder in a World Cup year.
Ruaidhri O'Connor RYAN CROTTY could walk down Grafton Street today and nobody would bat an eyelid. Say his name in certain company, however, and the reaction will be a combination of anguish and regret.
Ruaidhri O'Conor This was a statement from Ireland about their place in the world.
David Kelly Sometimes there can be too much emotion, sometimes none at all. Conor Murray is asked about Croke Park in '07. "John Hayes crying and all that? Yeah I remember that." The 'Bull' could corral his...
Joe Schmidt has acknowledged Ireland must adapt their approach to cope without "big-game player" Jamie Heaslip in Sunday's RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam eliminator against England.
Ruaidhri O'Connor Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has made just one change to his team for Sunday's Six Nations showdown against England.
Ruaidhri O'Connor Ireland coach Joe Schmidt looks set to resist the temptation to start fit-again Cian Healy for Sunday's crunch Six Nations clash against England.
Simon Easterby has rejected Wales coach Shaun Edwards' claims that Ireland play "very dangerous" rugby by employing the choke tackle.
Tony Ward The Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will not be making wholesale changes - Sunday's game will be similar to the French match, although the English are a more complete team with a much smarter driving...
Ruaidhri O'Connor CIAN HEALY is ready to start Sunday's Six Nations showdown against England and resume his scrum dominance over tighthead Dan Cole.
Declan Whooley Five Irishmen, three Englishmen, a solitary French player and two each from Italy, Scotland and Wales make our Six Nations Team of the Week.
David Kelly Roses are red, violets are blue, whatever England can do, Ireland can too.
Michael Verney Bustling prop Jack McGrath is eagerly awaiting the chance for redemption against France when the sides clash in a mouthwatering game at the Aviva Stadium this Saturday.
Declan Whooley Ireland's defence of their Six Nations crown begins in Rome tomorrow and here are five things we can expect from Jacques Brunel's Azzurri.
Declan Whooley Leinster prop Jack McGrath is relishing the prospect of locking horns with Italian tight head Martin Castrogiovanni in Rome in the Six Nations opener this weekend.
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Ireland Keith Wood has predicted the starting XV that Joe Schmidt will deploy against the Italians in Rome. Is he far off the mark
Sean O'Brien will return to action following a second shoulder reconstruction when lines out for the Irish Wolfhounds against the English Saxons tomorrow evening at Irish Independent Park.
Cormac Byrne Ireland's Jack McGrath had to agonisingly watch on the from stands as Leinster managed to hold on for a draw against Wasps which ultimately got the Blues a home quarter-final. Should Diego Costa...
David Kelly Sometimes you need to step back in order to move ahead. Jack McGrath only found this out when a rather over-zealous stride in the wrong direction forced him to take more than a pace or two...
Jack Madden Jack McGrath lives and breathes rugby on a daily basis, but is first to admit that he fell into the game by chance rather than following a boyhood dream.
David Kelly It is difficult now to believe that one man could have riled so many people in the Irish rugby community.
Cian Tracey Leinster stormed to a massive 50-8 win over Castres to keep their hopes of qualification for the last 16 of the Champions Cup well and truly alive. Here are five talking points from their win.
David Kelly LEINSTER will be without their two first-choice loosehead props for this weekend's Champions Cup visit of Castres after deciding not to appeal Jack McGrath's three-week ban for stamping.
Jack McGrath will be free to start Ireland's RBS 6 Nations campaign after Leinster chose not to appeal against his three-week ban for stamping.
Ger Keville Leinster's Jack McGrath will miss the next two Champions Cup games after the province decided not to appeal his three-week ban for stamping during their Pro12 victory over Ulster.
David Kelly IRELAND coach Joe Schmidt will not interfere if Leinster decide to challenge a suspension handed down to Jack McGrath for stamping - even though the prop could miss the start of the Six Nations if...
Jack McGrath will be free to play in Ireland's full RBS 6 Nations campaign after receiving a three-week ban for stamping in Leinster's Pro12 victory over Ulster.
Nick Purewal Jack McGrath will be free to play in Ireland's full RBS 6 Nations campaign after receiving a three-week ban for stamping in Leinster's Pro12 victory over Ulster.
Ruaidhri O'Connor LEINSTER will contest the charges levelled against Jack McGrath when the Ireland prop faces a disciplinary panel later this week.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Leinster and Ireland prop Jack McGrath has been cited following an alleged stamp during the Guinness PRO12 victory over Ulster at the RDS.
David Kelly As Leinster supporters continue to give their inconsistent team a piece of their mind, those in charge remain focused on trying to give their impatient fans peace of mind.
Matt O'Connor has recalled the big-hitters as five internationals return to the Leinster side to take on Munster in the PRO12 tomorrow afternoon.
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