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Tuesday 16 November, 2021

'David Nucifora himself is quite happy to be challenged'
# Top Dog
From The42
# Top Dog

'David Nucifora himself is quite happy to be challenged'

Nov 16th 2021, 8:39 AM 8,675 Views 13 Comments

The IRFU is pleased with the job its performance director is doing.

Reports into women's rugby will not be publicly published, confirms IRFU CEO
# Reviews
From The42
# Reviews

Reports into women's rugby will not be publicly published, confirms IRFU CEO

Nov 16th 2021, 7:55 AM 16,378 Views 4 Comments

Philip Browne believes the club game needs serious attention.

Monday 15 November, 2021

Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues

Nov 15th 2021, 7:59 PM 28,570 Views 6 Comments

Some of Ireland’s big defensive plays against the All Blacks will live long in the memory.

Carty called up by Ireland after Sexton ruled out for up to six weeks
# Update
From The42
# Update

Carty called up by Ireland after Sexton ruled out for up to six weeks

Updated Nov 15th 2021, 3:00 PM 44,609 Views 43 Comments

Gavin Coombes has re-joined the Ireland squad after his recent illness.

'My brother literally flew in from France on the morning of the game'
# Debut
From The42
# Debut

'My brother literally flew in from France on the morning of the game'

Nov 15th 2021, 10:34 AM 7,304 Views 0 Comments

Maeve Óg O’Leary was impressive on her first cap for Ireland on Friday night.

Farrell credits Gary Keegan for improving mental side of Ireland's game
# Mental Skills
From The42
# Mental Skills

Farrell credits Gary Keegan for improving mental side of Ireland's game

Nov 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,274 Views 2 Comments

The renowned high-performance specialist started working with Farrell’s squad last year.

Bring on Ireland's three-Test tour of New Zealand next summer
# Rematch
From The42
# Rematch

Bring on Ireland's three-Test tour of New Zealand next summer

Nov 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 7,825 Views 7 Comments

Ireland have never beaten the All Blacks on New Zealand soil.

Sunday 14 November, 2021

Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton

Nov 14th 2021, 5:12 PM 38,659 Views 9 Comments

With ball-playing forwards and new playmakers in the backline, Ireland are more unpredictable.

Ireland move up to third in world rankings after beating the All Blacks
# Moving Up
From The42
# Moving Up

Ireland move up to third in world rankings after beating the All Blacks

Nov 14th 2021, 11:50 AM 76,846 Views 46 Comments

New Zealand will relinquish their spot at the top of the rankings to South Africa.

Saturday 13 November, 2021

All Blacks applaud Ireland's 'special gesture' in memory of the late Sean Wainui
# Tribute
From The42
# Tribute

All Blacks applaud Ireland's 'special gesture' in memory of the late Sean Wainui

Nov 13th 2021, 8:30 PM 63,633 Views 12 Comments

Ireland presented the New Zealanders with a jersey in the former Chiefs man’s honour.

'The pleasing thing is we can be better' - Ireland boss Andy Farrell
# Consistency
From The42
# Consistency

'The pleasing thing is we can be better' - Ireland boss Andy Farrell

Nov 13th 2021, 7:25 PM 9,498 Views 5 Comments

Farrell and his captain, Johnny Sexton, are determined that Ireland will keep improving.

Farrell's brilliant Ireland power to thrilling victory over the All Blacks in Dublin
# Thriller
From The42
# Thriller

Farrell's brilliant Ireland power to thrilling victory over the All Blacks in Dublin

Nov 13th 2021, 5:19 PM 73,364 Views 136 Comments

It’s just the third senior men’s Irish win over New Zealand in history.

'It's been a difficult period for everyone involved and no different to myself'
# Moving On
From The42
# Moving On

'It's been a difficult period for everyone involved and no different to myself'

Nov 13th 2021, 6:15 AM 6,682 Views 2 Comments

Adam Griggs has one more game left as Ireland Women head coach.

New ground for Farrell's Ireland against world number one All Blacks
# Next Level
From The42
# Next Level

New ground for Farrell's Ireland against world number one All Blacks

Nov 13th 2021, 6:00 AM 5,067 Views 11 Comments

Ireland beat the Kiwis the last time they visited and it will take a huge performance again today.

Friday 12 November, 2021

'I'm the proudest person in Ireland... Actions speak louder than words'
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

'I'm the proudest person in Ireland... Actions speak louder than words'

Nov 12th 2021, 10:22 PM 10,244 Views 1 Comment

Ireland captain Ciara Griffin praised her team for staying united in a tough week.

Parsons scores classy try as Ireland put a tough week behind them at the RDS
# On Top
From The42
# On Top

Parsons scores classy try as Ireland put a tough week behind them at the RDS

Nov 12th 2021, 9:07 PM 22,488 Views 7 Comments

Ciara Griffin and co. were deserved winners as Lindsay Peat scored a fitting try.

Ireland given the all-clear for All Blacks clash after Covid scare in camp
# Results
From The42
# Results

Ireland given the all-clear for All Blacks clash after Covid scare in camp

Nov 12th 2021, 8:57 PM 11,364 Views 12 Comments

Andy Farrell’s matchday 23 will line out as named yesterday.

IRFU in talks with Nucifora for new deal but refuse to comment on Eddy's position
# Union
From The42
# Union

IRFU in talks with Nucifora for new deal but refuse to comment on Eddy's position

Nov 12th 2021, 4:33 PM 7,436 Views 18 Comments

The union’s CEO Philip Brown said he didn’t want to provide a distraction for the Ireland team.

Ireland could be forced into changes after 'potential positive' Covid-19 test From The42

Ireland could be forced into changes after 'potential positive' Covid-19 test

Nov 12th 2021, 1:29 PM 47,919 Views 31 Comments

It’s understood Iain Henderson and Rob Herring missed their team’s captain’s run today.

Ireland finally take to the pitch after a week of controversy in women's rugby
# Slurry
From The42
# Slurry

Ireland finally take to the pitch after a week of controversy in women's rugby

Nov 12th 2021, 6:00 AM 5,462 Views 2 Comments

The visitors will provide a stern test for Adam Griggs’ side at the RDS.

Thursday 11 November, 2021

IRFU says it's 'not policy to prevent any player from expressing their opinion'
# Policy
From The42
# Policy

IRFU says it's 'not policy to prevent any player from expressing their opinion'

Nov 11th 2021, 6:08 PM 4,921 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Ireland’s men’s team have not discussed the goings-on in women’s rugby.

Farrell feels Henderson 'better suited' to All Blacks as Beirne benched
# Locks
From The42
# Locks

Farrell feels Henderson 'better suited' to All Blacks as Beirne benched

Nov 11th 2021, 5:42 PM 9,765 Views 7 Comments

Jamison Gibson-Park retains his spot at scrum-half after impressing against Japan.

Henderson starts for Ireland against All Blacks as Farrell makes one change
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Henderson starts for Ireland against All Blacks as Farrell makes one change

Nov 11th 2021, 3:02 PM 37,857 Views 70 Comments

Tadhg Beirne has dropped onto the bench for Saturday’s clash.

'We were all disappointed. He apologised in case people took offence to his comments'
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

'We were all disappointed. He apologised in case people took offence to his comments'

Nov 11th 2021, 11:20 AM 25,763 Views 46 Comments

Ireland captain Ciara Griffin said the entire squad stands with hooker Cliodhna Moloney.

Farrell set to name settled Ireland team for All Blacks clash
# Momentum
From The42
# Momentum

Farrell set to name settled Ireland team for All Blacks clash

Nov 11th 2021, 8:32 AM 11,276 Views 20 Comments

The Ireland boss is keen to build on last weekend’s big win over Japan.

Tuesday 9 November, 2021

'I loved my time here and really enjoyed working with Paul in particular'
# Old Friends
From The42
# Old Friends

'I loved my time here and really enjoyed working with Paul in particular'

Nov 9th 2021, 10:19 PM 18,871 Views 2 Comments

New Zealand forwards coach John Plumtree was with Ireland for the 2013/14 season.

Worry and anger build in Irish women's rugby after IRFU briefing
# Pressure
From The42
# Pressure

Worry and anger build in Irish women's rugby after IRFU briefing

Nov 9th 2021, 9:36 PM 42,994 Views 27 Comments

Director of women’s rugby Anthony Eddy’s words have been met with a negative reaction.

20-metre passes and 50:22 kicks - Keenan is a key influence for Ireland
# Skillset
From The42
# Skillset

20-metre passes and 50:22 kicks - Keenan is a key influence for Ireland

Nov 9th 2021, 7:13 PM 9,324 Views 5 Comments

The Leinster fullback is one of the first names on Andy Farrell’s team sheet.

Munster hope to resolve refereeing dispute 'as a matter of urgency'
# Shortage
From The42
# Shortage

Munster hope to resolve refereeing dispute 'as a matter of urgency'

Nov 9th 2021, 4:18 PM 15,318 Views 8 Comments

The Munster Association of Referees has issues with the Branch’s proposed governance changes.

'We'd love to do it all the time' - Sexton on Ireland's exciting attack against Japan
# Try Time
From The42
# Try Time

'We'd love to do it all the time' - Sexton on Ireland's exciting attack against Japan

Nov 9th 2021, 3:04 PM 3,768 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland captain says that the All Blacks won’t present similar opportunities.

'He's all class' - Barrett still full of admiration for Sexton 100 caps on
# Centurions
From The42
# Centurions

'He's all class' - Barrett still full of admiration for Sexton 100 caps on

Nov 9th 2021, 12:03 PM 10,678 Views 1 Comment

The All Blacks out-half made his debut against Ireland back in 2012.

'There's no overnight fix for this. We've got to make the game attractive'
# Director
From The42
# Director

'There's no overnight fix for this. We've got to make the game attractive'

Nov 9th 2021, 6:45 AM 9,704 Views 2 Comments

IRFU director of women’s and 7s rugby Anthony Eddy spoke to the media yesterday.

O'Connell excited by 'dynamic' Ireland pack as coaching journey continues
# Nous
From The42
# Nous

O'Connell excited by 'dynamic' Ireland pack as coaching journey continues

Nov 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 7,589 Views 7 Comments

This time a year ago, O’Connell wasn’t keen on being in involved in the professional game.

'He was one of the most gifted players I ever played with' - Perenara
# Halfbacks
From The42
# Halfbacks

'He was one of the most gifted players I ever played with' - Perenara

Nov 9th 2021, 6:10 AM 11,881 Views 14 Comments

The All Blacks scrum-half knows Jamison Gibson-Park from the Hurricanes.

Monday 8 November, 2021

'We don't want an attack that's too tidy' - Farrell turns focus to the All Blacks
# Unpredictable
From The42
# Unpredictable

'We don't want an attack that's too tidy' - Farrell turns focus to the All Blacks

Updated Nov 8th 2021, 12:26 PM 20,975 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland head coach is keen for his team to be unpredictable.

'A lot of the boys will be looking forward to reacquainting themselves'
# Familiar Faces
From The42
# Familiar Faces

'A lot of the boys will be looking forward to reacquainting themselves'

Nov 8th 2021, 12:00 PM 8,791 Views 10 Comments

Greg Feek and John Plumtree will be looking to get the better of Ireland’s pack.

Sunday 7 November, 2021

Major boost for the All Blacks as Retallick returns for Ireland clash
# Key Man
From The42
# Key Man

Major boost for the All Blacks as Retallick returns for Ireland clash

Nov 7th 2021, 8:29 PM 8,300 Views 4 Comments

The 30-year-old lock has fully recovered from a shoulder injury.

Ireland's offloads, Furlong the playmaker, and 1-3-2-2 attack shape
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Ireland's offloads, Furlong the playmaker, and 1-3-2-2 attack shape

Nov 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 28,653 Views 12 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side scored nine tries as they dismantled Japan in Dublin.

Saturday 6 November, 2021

Paul McGrath, a samurai sword, and standing ovations - Sexton's special day
# 100
From The42
# 100

Paul McGrath, a samurai sword, and standing ovations - Sexton's special day

Updated Nov 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 45,058 Views 41 Comments

The 36-year-old Ireland captain enjoyed a perfect day.

Clean bill of health for Ireland as Farrell weighs up All Blacks selection
# Next Job
From The42
# Next Job

Clean bill of health for Ireland as Farrell weighs up All Blacks selection

Nov 6th 2021, 7:55 PM 9,351 Views 19 Comments

Ireland will bring some momentum into next weekend’s clash in Dublin.