Stuart Mccloskey

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Bundee Aki at the Ireland rugby squad training centre at Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

During my apprenticeship, I was told by Ronan O’Gara to think three or four phases ahead after any set piece attack. Playing international rugby nowad(...)

Argentina players celebrate after their third try during a World Cup quarter final victory against Ireland in 2015. Photograph: Franck Fife/Getty/AFP

Defeats rankle with Joe Schmidt but none of them are on the scale of the World Cup quarter-final defeat to Argentina. Despite a manifest and unnecessa(...)

Leinster’s Jordan Larmour is tackled short of the line by Rory Best of Ulster. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

Ulster 10 Leinster 25 Moving into the 70th minute of a sold-out Kingspan Stadium, after another Ulster handling error, Luke McGrath veered away from (...)

Stuart McCloskey at an Ulster training session at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph:  
Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s a bit of an odd one alright. To date Stuart McCloskey has just had the one cap, in the Six Nations two seasons ago against the then all-conquerin(...)

Connacht’s newly-qualified Bundee Aki is set to battle with Ulster’s Stuart McCloskey to partner Robbie Henshaw in the centre. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Following on from last summer’s tour to the USA and Japan, to all intents and purposes yesterday’s Ireland squad announcement continued the countdown (...)

Simon Zebo:  the fullback has announced his departure from Munster, almost certainly to Racing 92, and this may mean he will be excluded from the Ireland squad. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

This will tell a tale. As Simon Zebo’s departure from these shores at the end of the season, almost certainly to Racing 92, still reverberates, if the(...)

Leinster centre Noel Reid says tackling technique is key when coming up against bigger men. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Leinster might be basking in the warmth of a satisfying opening two games in Europe. But there’s an elephant in the room. More than 50 missed tackle(...)

Andrew Trimble:  will pop up from the blindside wing, taking passes inside or outside outhalf Christian Lealiifano. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

La Rochelle v Ulster, Stade Marcel Deflandre (3.15, Sunday, live on Sky Sports) Ulster’s team selection reveals a little of their mindset, or more (...)

Iain Henderson will captain Ulster for the first time in Friday’s Champions Cup opening game against Wasps. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Iain Henderson will captain Ulster for the first time in Friday night’s Champions Cup opening game against Wasps at Kingspan Stadium (7.45pm). The 25(...)

Stuart McCloskey:  has been very effective on the gainline so far this season for Ulster. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster v Connacht, Kingspan Stadium (7.35, live on BBC 2 and TG4) Let the jostling begin. Although it falls outside the direct focus of securing a (...)

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