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# analysis - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Analysis: Barrett and Mo'unga pose dual threat as Boks' kicking crucial
# World Cup Watch
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# World Cup Watch

Analysis: Barrett and Mo'unga pose dual threat as Boks' kicking crucial

Jul 30th 2019, 1:32 PM 7,464 Views 24 Comments

Rassie Erasmus’ side earned a draw in Wellington but have improvements to make.

# analysis - Monday 29 July, 2019

Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically
# Smarts
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# Smarts

Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically

Jul 29th 2019, 1:59 PM 9,920 Views 10 Comments

The All Blacks thought they knew what was coming but Rassie Erasmus’ team changed the picture.

# analysis - Monday 22 July, 2019

Analysis: Springboks' clever scrum attacks echo Schmidt's plays
# Smarts
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# Smarts

Analysis: Springboks' clever scrum attacks echo Schmidt's plays

Jul 22nd 2019, 8:47 PM 23,709 Views 30 Comments

Pieter-Steph du Toit made two similar linebreaks in the Boks’ win over the Wallabies.

# analysis - Monday 10 June, 2019

Even in defeat, TJ Reid gave one of his greatest ever displays yesterday
# Player Watch
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# Player Watch

Even in defeat, TJ Reid gave one of his greatest ever displays yesterday

Jun 10th 2019, 1:53 PM 10,315 Views 13 Comments

Kilkenny’s talisman almost dragged his team over the line with a sublime haul of 2-11 against Galway at Nowlan Park.

# analysis - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Despite Spurs' second-half dominance, Liverpool's Champions League triumph felt inevitable
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Despite Spurs' second-half dominance, Liverpool's Champions League triumph felt inevitable

Jun 2nd 2019, 9:00 AM 28,594 Views 83 Comments

The Reds won Europe’s premier club competition for the sixth time last night.

# analysis - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG
# Le2019
# Le2019

Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG

Jun 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 27,170 Views 68 Comments

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said there was not one issue that did the damage.

# analysis - Thursday 30 May, 2019

The best Premier League player of the last 7 years bows out with fitting farewell
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

The best Premier League player of the last 7 years bows out with fitting farewell

May 30th 2019, 6:00 AM 9,547 Views 13 Comments

Eden Hazard confirmed after the Europa League win that he was leaving Chelsea.

# analysis - Saturday 18 May, 2019

'He is as talented as there has been in the last 20 years in hurling' - The reinvention of Bubbles O'Dwyer
# Player Watch
From The42
# Player Watch

'He is as talented as there has been in the last 20 years in hurling' - The reinvention of Bubbles O'Dwyer

May 18th 2019, 9:00 AM 15,377 Views 10 Comments

A closer look at how Tipperary boss Liam Sheedy has gotten the best out of mercurial forward John O’Dwyer.

# analysis - Monday 13 May, 2019

One of football's most incredible weeks has been facilitated by a dying art
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

One of football's most incredible weeks has been facilitated by a dying art

May 13th 2019, 6:30 AM 10,079 Views 5 Comments

A new Premier League record for goals scored in a 38-game season was set on Sunday.

# analysis - Saturday 11 May, 2019

'It's been really hard. I shouldn't have to go through that': Alex Scott opens up about social media abuse
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

'It's been really hard. I shouldn't have to go through that': Alex Scott opens up about social media abuse

May 11th 2019, 5:43 PM 12,537 Views 14 Comments

The former England defender spoke about the abuse she received during her role as a TV analyst this season.

# analysis - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block
# New Talks
# New Talks

Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block

May 5th 2019, 10:00 PM 21,679 Views 32 Comments

Sinn Féin has called on the UK and Irish governments to step in and take the reins if the new round of talks fail.

# analysis - Friday 3 May, 2019

Are Liverpool destined to become one of the few great trophy-less teams?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Are Liverpool destined to become one of the few great trophy-less teams?

May 3rd 2019, 4:28 PM 8,570 Views 29 Comments

The Reds are on course to finish the season on 97 points, but may still fall short.

# analysis - Friday 26 April, 2019

'I thought Keane was brilliant in his analysis and actually tore Neville to bits'
# Analysis
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# Analysis

'I thought Keane was brilliant in his analysis and actually tore Neville to bits'

Apr 26th 2019, 1:23 PM 20,234 Views 21 Comments

John Giles has also questioned Paul Pogba’s inclusion in the PFA Team of the Season.

# analysis - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat

Apr 23rd 2019, 9:30 PM 46,891 Views 51 Comments

The Munster lock was left frustrated in Coventry on Saturday.

Analysis: James Lowe's try showcases Cullen's Leinster at their best
# Irresistible
From The42
# Irresistible

Analysis: James Lowe's try showcases Cullen's Leinster at their best

Apr 23rd 2019, 8:00 PM 10,834 Views 11 Comments

Over the course of nine phases, 13 of the 15 players touched the ball.

# analysis - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Pep Guardiola's big gamble costs City after an unforgettable Champions League night
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Pep Guardiola's big gamble costs City after an unforgettable Champions League night

Apr 18th 2019, 6:15 AM 20,606 Views 20 Comments

The decision not to play Kevin De Bruyne in the first leg came back to haunt the Etihad outfit.

# analysis - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Man United paying the price for years of behind-the-scenes ineptitude
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Man United paying the price for years of behind-the-scenes ineptitude

Apr 17th 2019, 12:00 PM 39,910 Views 62 Comments

The Red Devils were outclassed by a far superior Barcelona outfit last night.

# analysis - Friday 5 April, 2019

How Fulham spent over €100 million and were still relegated with 5 games to spare
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

How Fulham spent over €100 million and were still relegated with 5 games to spare

Apr 5th 2019, 3:37 PM 9,511 Views 8 Comments

Some costly errors in recruitment have led to a dire season for the Cottagers.

# analysis - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Inside O'Shea's dominant midfield display and his growing partnership with Ruane
# Player Watch
From The42
# Player Watch

Inside O'Shea's dominant midfield display and his growing partnership with Ruane

Apr 2nd 2019, 5:45 PM 9,585 Views 13 Comments

Mayo’s centre-field pair were hugely influential in their Division 1 final defeat of Kerry.

Analysis: Conan continues to press Ireland claims with sensational showing
# Game Breaker
From The42
# Game Breaker

Analysis: Conan continues to press Ireland claims with sensational showing

Apr 2nd 2019, 2:00 PM 12,636 Views 20 Comments

The Leinster number eight was man of the match against Ulster in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

# analysis - Monday 1 April, 2019

Analysis: Two clever Keith Earls tries seal Munster's place in the semi-finals
# Clinical
From The42
# Clinical

Analysis: Two clever Keith Earls tries seal Munster's place in the semi-finals

Apr 1st 2019, 9:30 PM 15,368 Views 15 Comments

There was intelligence in the build-up to both scores from Johann van Graan’s team.

Analysis: How outstanding Ulster almost shocked reigning champions Leinster
# So Close
From The42
# So Close

Analysis: How outstanding Ulster almost shocked reigning champions Leinster

Apr 1st 2019, 3:28 PM 27,740 Views 36 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side were brilliant but came up just short in Dublin on Saturday night.

# analysis - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Why Louis van Gaal's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticism is unfair
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Why Louis van Gaal's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticism is unfair

Mar 28th 2019, 5:00 PM 7,626 Views 11 Comments

The Dutch coach has suggested Man United’s style under the Norwegian was not especially dissimilar to Jose Mourinho’s.

# analysis - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Player Watch: How Tyrone turned McShane into full-forward wrecking ball
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Player Watch: How Tyrone turned McShane into full-forward wrecking ball

Mar 26th 2019, 2:56 PM 8,705 Views 1 Comment

Cathal McShane has scored 1-11 in his last four games but his contribution runs far deeper than that.

Ireland v Georgia talking points: Delaney controversy threatens to overshadow qualifier
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Ireland v Georgia talking points: Delaney controversy threatens to overshadow qualifier

Mar 26th 2019, 6:15 AM 4,388 Views 20 Comments

Off-the-field issues have dominated the headlines in recent days.

# analysis - Saturday 23 March, 2019

5 talking points from Ireland's unconvincing win over Gibraltar
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

5 talking points from Ireland's unconvincing win over Gibraltar

Mar 23rd 2019, 8:54 PM 12,919 Views 11 Comments

The Boys in Green struggled amid difficult conditions against the lowest seeded team in Group D.

# analysis - Monday 11 March, 2019

Analysis: Stander pass sends Earls in for another Schmidt set-piece strike
# Inside Job
From The42
# Inside Job

Analysis: Stander pass sends Earls in for another Schmidt set-piece strike

Mar 11th 2019, 12:16 PM 27,059 Views 5 Comments

The Munster back row delivered the scoring pass in what he called ‘a real team try.’

'I thought I was in!' - Larmour continuing to learn as he shows off dancing feet
# Review
From The42
# Review

'I thought I was in!' - Larmour continuing to learn as he shows off dancing feet

Mar 11th 2019, 6:30 AM 10,139 Views 17 Comments

The 21-year-old benefitted from 80 minutes at fullback in the absence of Rob Kearney.

# analysis - Monday 4 March, 2019

Quade Cooper is back in Super Rugby and the early signs are exciting
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Quade Cooper is back in Super Rugby and the early signs are exciting

Mar 4th 2019, 1:41 PM 9,993 Views 3 Comments

The 30-year-old is already on Michael Cheika’s Wallabies radar.

# analysis - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Analysis: How has Johnny Sexton been playing in the Six Nations?
# 10
From The42
# 10

Analysis: How has Johnny Sexton been playing in the Six Nations?

Feb 27th 2019, 4:04 PM 22,837 Views 30 Comments

The 33-year-old has provided quality at times but has been frustrated overall.

# analysis - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Analysis: How has Conor Murray been playing in the Six Nations?
# Nine
From The42
# Nine

Analysis: How has Conor Murray been playing in the Six Nations?

Updated Feb 26th 2019, 8:57 PM 42,282 Views 40 Comments

The 29-year-old is not quite at his best but the concern around him has been exaggerated.

# analysis - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Long identified as staunch friends of Israel, Democrats are now being accused of anti-semitism
# Anti-Semitism
# Anti-Semitism

Long identified as staunch friends of Israel, Democrats are now being accused of anti-semitism

Feb 23rd 2019, 6:01 PM 16,497 Views 57 Comments

The claims have echoes of those against Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.

# analysis - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women
# Hurt
From The42
# Hurt

Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women

Feb 12th 2019, 1:27 PM 7,003 Views 12 Comments

The tighthead prop and blindside flanker were superb in the win over Scotland.

# analysis - Monday 11 February, 2019

Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton?
# 10
From The42
# 10

Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton?

Feb 11th 2019, 1:00 PM 28,062 Views 25 Comments

The 23-year-old came on for Sexton in the first half of Ireland’s win over Scotland.

# analysis - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Analysis: The latest Joe Schmidt special sees Stockdale scorch past Scots
# Detail
From The42
# Detail

Analysis: The latest Joe Schmidt special sees Stockdale scorch past Scots

Feb 10th 2019, 7:00 AM 39,231 Views 24 Comments

Ireland scored a stunning try on the second phase of a lineout attack in Edinburgh.

# analysis - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Analysis: Ireland slip with the little details that make a big difference in attack
# Ball In Hand
From The42
# Ball In Hand

Analysis: Ireland slip with the little details that make a big difference in attack

Feb 5th 2019, 12:00 PM 30,690 Views 18 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side missed a glaring opportunity with the game still in the balance.

# analysis - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Analysis: Ireland's nightmare opening minutes set tone in Dublin defeat
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Analysis: Ireland's nightmare opening minutes set tone in Dublin defeat

Feb 3rd 2019, 8:10 PM 49,066 Views 66 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men were sluggish from the off as England struck powerfully and intelligently.

# analysis - Saturday 26 January, 2019

Ian Paisley Jr may be indestructible but he's increasingly becoming a sideshow
# Teflon
# Teflon

Ian Paisley Jr may be indestructible but he's increasingly becoming a sideshow

Jan 26th 2019, 9:01 PM 40,573 Views 48 Comments

Revelations about the MP have been piling up of late.

# analysis - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Analysis: Connacht's clever bounce-back attack cuts Bordeaux apart
# Reverse
From The42
# Reverse

Analysis: Connacht's clever bounce-back attack cuts Bordeaux apart

Jan 22nd 2019, 7:40 PM 33,575 Views 16 Comments

Attack coach Nigel Carolan has his charges striking superbly from lineout platforms.

# analysis - Monday 21 January, 2019

What is going on at Chelsea?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

What is going on at Chelsea?

Jan 21st 2019, 5:30 AM 7,502 Views 11 Comments

Maurizio Sarri claimed his side were ‘mentally weak’ following the loss to Arsenal on Saturday.