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#Analysis

# analysis - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Bundee Aki's unglamorous role for Ireland key to ruck success Ruck Stats

Analysis: Bundee Aki's unglamorous role for Ireland key to ruck success

The Connacht centre was busy in Ireland’s win over Scotland last weekend.

From The42 Questions to be asked of Mourinho project after Man United's Champions League no-show Talking Points

Questions to be asked of Mourinho project after Man United's Champions League no-show

Plus, it was another good night in Europe for Italian football.

# analysis - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

From The42 Be part of the audience for The42 Six Nations Show Live: England v Ireland London Calling

Be part of the audience for The42 Six Nations Show Live: England v Ireland

Murray Kinsella, Gavan Casey and special guest Mike McCarthy will be previewing Joe Schmidt’s Grand Slam bid.

From The42 Analysis: Joe Schmidt's creative ability shines through on Ireland's power play Intelligent

Analysis: Joe Schmidt's creative ability shines through on Ireland's power play

Ireland produced a detailed three-phase set-piece attack to score against Scotland last weekend.

# analysis - Friday 9 March, 2018

From The42 The Rugby Show: Ireland v Scotland preview with Bernard Jackman Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Ireland v Scotland preview with Bernard Jackman

The former Ireland hooker and current Dragons head coach joins us to look ahead to tomorrow’s game.

# analysis - Friday 2 March, 2018

From The42 Rafa returns to Liverpool, City close in on United title triumph and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Rafa returns to Liverpool, City close in on United title triumph and more Premier League talking points

Reigning champions Chelsea take on Man City, the likely heirs to their throne.

From The42 Be part of the audience for The42 Six Nations Show Live: Ireland v Scotland On Sale Now

Be part of the audience for The42 Six Nations Show Live: Ireland v Scotland

Murray Kinsella, Gavan Casey and special guest Bernard Jackman will be previewing the next round of the Six Nations.

# analysis - Thursday 1 March, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Bridge passes proving key to unlocking Six Nations defences Trend

Analysis: Bridge passes proving key to unlocking Six Nations defences

Ireland saw the damaging effects of overhead passes last weekend against Wales.

# analysis - Saturday 24 February, 2018

From The42 Farrell outstanding, Ireland's depth delivers and a huge effort from the pack Analysis

Farrell outstanding, Ireland's depth delivers and a huge effort from the pack

Joe Schmidt will pick out the flaws in his team’s display but there were many positives.

# analysis - Friday 23 February, 2018

From The42 The Rugby Show: Ireland v Wales preview with Tomás O'Leary Live This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Ireland v Wales preview with Tomás O'Leary

The Grand Slam (and All-Ireland minor hurling) winner joins Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey to preview tomorrow’s game.

# analysis - Thursday 22 February, 2018

From The42 The best goalkeeper in the world and more Champions League talking points Talent

The best goalkeeper in the world and more Champions League talking points

Plus, why Jose Mourinho’s tactics were no surprise.

# analysis - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

From The42 Be part of the audience for our special Ireland v Wales Rugby Show live event On Sale Now

Be part of the audience for our special Ireland v Wales Rugby Show live event

Murray Kinsella, Gavan Casey and special guest Tomás O’Leary will be previewing the next round of the Six Nations.

# analysis - Friday 16 February, 2018

From The42 Can a former League of Ireland favourite inspire an upset of Man City and more FA Cup talking points Analysis

Can a former League of Ireland favourite inspire an upset of Man City and more FA Cup talking points

Paul Cook’s Wigan take on Pep Guardiola’s men in the competition’s fifth round.

# analysis - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Leavy leads the way and Porter's big ruck impact for Ireland Ruck Marks

Analysis: Leavy leads the way and Porter's big ruck impact for Ireland

We’ve dug into the detail of Ireland’s rucking efforts against Italy last weekend.

# analysis - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

From The42 Analysis: The most relevant Ireland try before Schmidt's men meet Wales Link Pass

Analysis: The most relevant Ireland try before Schmidt's men meet Wales

Ireland’s forwards passed the ball freely last weekend but Devin Toner’s effort stood out.

# analysis - Monday 12 February, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Rob Kearney shows why Joe Schmidt remains his number one fan Solid

Analysis: Rob Kearney shows why Joe Schmidt remains his number one fan

The Leinster fullback has provided important composure and solidity in Ireland’s 15 shirt.

# analysis - Saturday 10 February, 2018

From The42 Ireland's attack on top, Larmour's first cap and barnstorming Bundee Analysis

Ireland's attack on top, Larmour's first cap and barnstorming Bundee

Conor O’Shea’s Italy were disappointing again in Dublin.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's morphed defence system and Schmidt's attacking tweaks Details

Analysis: Ireland's morphed defence system and Schmidt's attacking tweaks

We took a closer look at the small factors Joe Schmidt will have focused on in Ireland’s attack.

# analysis - Friday 9 February, 2018

From The42 The Rugby Show: Six Nations preview with Stephen Ferris Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Six Nations preview with Stephen Ferris

We look ahead to this weekend’s Six Nations action, along with in-depth analysis from Murray Kinsella.

# analysis - Monday 5 February, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's attack was too reliant on Johnny Sexton in Paris Playmaking

Analysis: Ireland's attack was too reliant on Johnny Sexton in Paris

The out-half has a huge burden on his shoulders to create chances for Ireland.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland switch off at key moments for Thomas' sizzling try Review

Analysis: Ireland switch off at key moments for Thomas' sizzling try

Joe Schmidt will have been frustrated by how Ireland conceded to les Bleus.

# analysis - Sunday 4 February, 2018

From The42 Salah's Messi-esque goal and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Salah's Messi-esque goal and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why the officials at Anfield today deserve to be cut some slack.

From The42 Analysis: The remarkable 41 phases that led to Johnny Sexton's drop goal Detail

Analysis: The remarkable 41 phases that led to Johnny Sexton's drop goal

We’ve taken a look at every single action by the Irish players during their incredible winning passage.

# analysis - Saturday 3 February, 2018

From The42 Sexton's moment, immense James Ryan and work-ons for Ireland Talking Points

Sexton's moment, immense James Ryan and work-ons for Ireland

Joe Schmidt will be hyper-aware that Ireland have to make major improvements moving forward.

From The42 Video analysis: Schmidt's set-piece strikes and the "new breed" of Irish forward Tactics

Video analysis: Schmidt's set-piece strikes and the "new breed" of Irish forward

The November Tests were extremely encouraging for Ireland from an attacking point of view.

# analysis - Friday 2 February, 2018

From The42 All eyes on Sanchez, Spurs look to overtake Liverpool and the Premier League talking points Analysis

All eyes on Sanchez, Spurs look to overtake Liverpool and the Premier League talking points

Elsewhere Theo Walcott makes his return to the Emirates and Antonio Conte aims to quell Chelsea’s woes away to Watford.

From The42 The Rugby Show: Ireland v France preview with Mike Ross Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Ireland v France preview with Mike Ross

Former Ireland prop Mike Ross joins Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey to preview the 2018 Six Nations.

# analysis - Thursday 25 January, 2018

From The42 The tactical switch that won the game for Arsenal and more League Cup talking points Analysis

The tactical switch that won the game for Arsenal and more League Cup talking points

Plus, how many trophies can Manchester City win?

# analysis - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

From The42 Keith Earls' brilliance sums up the excitement around Munster's attack Analysis

Keith Earls' brilliance sums up the excitement around Munster's attack

Joe Schmidt should reap the benefits of the Limerick man’s superb form in the coming weeks.

# analysis - Monday 22 January, 2018

From The42 A tackle that shows just how important Tadhg Furlong is to Leinster Analysis

A tackle that shows just how important Tadhg Furlong is to Leinster

The Ireland international is ludicrously mobile for a tighthead prop.

# analysis - Saturday 20 January, 2018

From The42 Leinster's Lowe lights up with attacking magic but balances out with errors Analysis

Leinster's Lowe lights up with attacking magic but balances out with errors

The Leinster wing is continuing to learn as he settles in with Leinster.

From The42 Win in France underlines Leinster's credentials as Champions Cup favourites Marker

Win in France underlines Leinster's credentials as Champions Cup favourites

The eastern province rolled on with a three-try victory over Montpellier.

# analysis - Friday 19 January, 2018

From The42 'It's just pure work rate. In a tight game, it can nearly win you a game' Bust A Gut

'It's just pure work rate. In a tight game, it can nearly win you a game'

Robbie Henshaw is happy that he’s showing a rounded game in midfield for Leinster.

# analysis - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Isa Nacewa runs the purest of pure switch lines Master

Analysis: Isa Nacewa runs the purest of pure switch lines

The veteran Leinster captain was impressive at inside centre against Glasgow.

# analysis - Monday 15 January, 2018

From The42 Man-of-the-match Pogba shows his class and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Man-of-the-match Pogba shows his class and more Premier League talking points

Plus, have Liverpool shown other teams the only way to beat Manchester City?

# analysis - Sunday 14 January, 2018

From The42 Leinster the team to beat in Europe and more talking points from the RDS Analysis

Leinster the team to beat in Europe and more talking points from the RDS

Plus, the impact Scott Fardy and James Lowe have made as the province book their place in the quarters.

# analysis - Saturday 13 January, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Munster must be clever in managing Nakarawa's octopus-like offload Offload King

Analysis: Munster must be clever in managing Nakarawa's octopus-like offload

The Fijian is one of the best players in the world but Munster need to turn his strength against him.

# analysis - Friday 12 January, 2018

From The42 'The two most exciting sides' set to meet and more Premier League talking points Analysis

'The two most exciting sides' set to meet and more Premier League talking points

Man City take on Liverpool in this weekend’s standout clash.

# analysis - Monday 8 January, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Conor Murray's lineout and Munster's clever set-piece attack Strike Plays

Analysis: Conor Murray's lineout and Munster's clever set-piece attack

We’ve broken down some of the province’s best efforts from scrum and lineout in recent weeks.

# analysis - Friday 5 January, 2018

More than 2,400 people on trolleys in first week of 2018

Nursing representatives met with HSE officials earlier today to see how hospital overcrowding can be reduced.