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#Passing

# passing - Sunday 6 September, 2020

McFarland's Ulster keep the faith in collective speed and ball-handling skill
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

McFarland's Ulster keep the faith in collective speed and ball-handling skill

Sep 6th 2020, 2:30 PM 6,882 Views 2 Comments

The northern province stuck to their philosophy as they mounted a dramatic comeback last night.

# passing - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Why numbers on jerseys matter less than ever as rugby progresses
# Super Rugby
From The42
# Super Rugby

Why numbers on jerseys matter less than ever as rugby progresses

Jun 16th 2020, 7:30 PM 14,250 Views 8 Comments

The return of rugby in New Zealand underlined that Eddie Jones might have been ahead of the curve again.

# passing - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Cooney's try the latest example of the Ulster forwards' ever-improving skills
# Handling
From The42
# Handling

Cooney's try the latest example of the Ulster forwards' ever-improving skills

Jan 16th 2020, 9:00 AM 8,207 Views 7 Comments

Dan Soper, formerly an AIL coach with Ballynahinch and Banbridge, is having a big impact.

# passing - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Scannell keen for Munster's passing progress to pay off against Sarries
# Attack
From The42
# Attack

Scannell keen for Munster's passing progress to pay off against Sarries

Apr 18th 2019, 9:20 AM 6,705 Views 15 Comments

The inside centre says Johann van Graan’s men have been working hard on their attacking game.

# passing - 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 42,262 Views 40 Comments

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

# passing - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

'It's a small bit unfair... I would probably like to see the rule changed'
# JGP
From The42
# JGP

'It's a small bit unfair... I would probably like to see the rule changed'

Jan 16th 2019, 8:32 AM 15,074 Views 26 Comments

Leinster scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park is set to take over from Luke McGrath in the nine shirt.

# passing - Monday 19 November, 2018

Analysis: Joe Schmidt's Ireland beat the All Blacks at their own game
# Turned Over
From The42
# Turned Over

Analysis: Joe Schmidt's Ireland beat the All Blacks at their own game

Nov 19th 2018, 5:55 PM 47,562 Views 14 Comments

The Ireland forwards showed off their handling skills to go along with the physicality.

# passing - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'Hopefully we can get girls into clubs and playing from a younger age'
# Nine
From The42
# Nine

'Hopefully we can get girls into clubs and playing from a younger age'

Nov 17th 2018, 8:30 AM 16,739 Views 1 Comment

Ireland Women scrum-half Ailsa Hughes is looking to take her game to the next level.

# passing - Monday 28 May, 2018

Analysis: Johnny Sexton's combative class shines for Leinster once again
# The Director
From The42
# The Director

Analysis: Johnny Sexton's combative class shines for Leinster once again

May 28th 2018, 7:00 PM 16,464 Views 20 Comments

The 32-year-old was superb as his side claimed their Guinness Pro14 title.

# passing - Monday 21 May, 2018

Analysis: Conan's Lowe-assisted try shows Leinster at their basic best
# Skillset
From The42
# Skillset

Analysis: Conan's Lowe-assisted try shows Leinster at their basic best

May 21st 2018, 7:50 PM 14,730 Views 25 Comments

The eastern province’s basic skills were superior to Munster’s in the Pro14 semi-final.

# passing - Saturday 7 April, 2018

'Always being the little kid, you have to try and find a way not to get hit too hard’
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'Always being the little kid, you have to try and find a way not to get hit too hard’

Apr 7th 2018, 9:00 AM 24,562 Views 39 Comments

Instinct, intelligence, analysis: What makes Joey Carbery the player he is?

# passing - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

CJ Stander pushes passing skills as opposition analyse his ball-carrying
# Another String
From The42
# Another String

CJ Stander pushes passing skills as opposition analyse his ball-carrying

Feb 20th 2018, 6:25 PM 10,198 Views 6 Comments

The number eight says Munster boss Johann van Graan has helped him to develop.

# passing - Saturday 3 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 3rd 2018, 8:10 AM 9,210 Views 9 Comments

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

# passing - Friday 19 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 10,315 Views 13 Comments

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

# passing - Friday 1 September, 2017

Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth
# Close One
# Close One

Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth

Sep 1st 2017, 9:32 PM 27,038 Views 71 Comments

Scientists had planned to study the asteroid up close when it passes.

# passing - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Analysis: Aaron Smith and Morgan Parra find creative scrum-half solutions
# Pass Masters
From The42
# Pass Masters

Analysis: Aaron Smith and Morgan Parra find creative scrum-half solutions

May 2nd 2017, 8:00 PM 8,434 Views 1 Comment

Both nines have produced triple skip passes to cut defences apart in recent weeks.

# passing - Friday 28 April, 2017

Kieran Marmion explains how his Ireland and Connacht roles are different
# Nine
From The42
# Nine

Kieran Marmion explains how his Ireland and Connacht roles are different

Apr 28th 2017, 6:55 AM 9,562 Views 9 Comments

Passing, sniping, kicking, defending and organising are all key parts of playing at nine.

# passing - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Video analysis: Ireland's expansive ideas excite at start of World Cup year
# Width
From The42
# Width

Video analysis: Ireland's expansive ideas excite at start of World Cup year

Nov 17th 2016, 8:19 AM 6,685 Views 3 Comments

Tom Tierney’s side were ambitious with their use of the ball against England last weekend.

# passing - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Analysis: Connacht's decision-making and skill pays dividends in Limerick
# Catch And Pass
From The42
# Catch And Pass

Analysis: Connacht's decision-making and skill pays dividends in Limerick

Dec 1st 2015, 3:00 PM 22,110 Views 23 Comments

Pat Lam has pushed his players hard to improve their core skills.

# passing - Monday 26 October, 2015

Peter Stringer: The smallest man in the World Cup final might have the biggest say
# Column
From The42
# Column

Peter Stringer: The smallest man in the World Cup final might have the biggest say

Oct 26th 2015, 9:30 PM 38,485 Views 13 Comments

Our World Cup columnist looks at the All Blacks’ brilliant scrum-half, Aaron Smith.

# passing - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Maturing Paddy Jackson trusting his instincts ahead of World Cup
# Vision
From The42
# Vision

Maturing Paddy Jackson trusting his instincts ahead of World Cup

Aug 1st 2015, 8:15 AM 6,233 Views 19 Comments

The Ulster out-half says the game is slowing down more for him as he gains experience.

# passing - Friday 24 July, 2015

Analysis: Retallick epitomises why All Blacks are best in the world
# Basic Skills
From The42
# Basic Skills

Analysis: Retallick epitomises why All Blacks are best in the world

Jul 24th 2015, 7:45 AM 10,412 Views 9 Comments

The 24-year-old second row has already been named the best individual player in the game.

# passing - Friday 23 January, 2015

Some government buildings are flying their flags at half mast today
# Head Of State
# Head Of State

Some government buildings are flying their flags at half mast today

Jan 23rd 2015, 4:56 PM 20,155 Views 101 Comments

This was to mark the passing of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

# passing - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Leinster coaches put onus on players to start delivering the goods
# Player Power
From The42
# Player Power

Leinster coaches put onus on players to start delivering the goods

Dec 30th 2014, 12:35 PM 3,554 Views 12 Comments

‘At the end of the day, we can’t play the game for the guys,’ says skills and kicking coach Richie Murphy.

# passing - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Ireland cap Noel Reid ready to add playmaking quality to Leinster midfield
# Second Five Eighth
From The42
# Second Five Eighth

Ireland cap Noel Reid ready to add playmaking quality to Leinster midfield

Oct 8th 2014, 8:30 PM 7,244 Views 15 Comments

The 24-year-old centre, set for his comeback from injury this weekend, tells us about his rugby journey so far.

# passing - Thursday 10 July, 2014

36-year-old Peter Stringer is still ripped and has a slick pass
# Aesthetics Brah!
From The42
# Aesthetics Brah!

36-year-old Peter Stringer is still ripped and has a slick pass

Jul 10th 2014, 1:40 PM 15,350 Views 5 Comments

The Bath scrum-half is looking in good shape ahead of the new season.

# passing - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Rugby technique: Pass selection is the key, not spinning
# Passing
From The42
# Passing

Rugby technique: Pass selection is the key, not spinning

Feb 13th 2014, 9:01 PM 11,797 Views 14 Comments

The creative Bath duo of George Ford and Kyle Eastmond are showing how rugby league can influence union again.

# passing - Monday 27 August, 2012

Patrick Kelly: "Most people wouldn't be fans of it but they're revolutionizing tactics."
# All-Ireland SFC
From The42
# All-Ireland SFC

Patrick Kelly: "Most people wouldn't be fans of it but they're revolutionizing tactics."

Aug 27th 2012, 6:43 PM 2,013 Views 2 Comments

The Ballincollig club man believes that Donegal have to be credited for their winning display in Croke Park yesterday.

Murph’s Sideline Cut: "Tomás Ó Sé said last week that you can’t train yourself for a match against Donegal – you have to experience it."
# Column
From The42
# Column

Murph’s Sideline Cut: "Tomás Ó Sé said last week that you can’t train yourself for a match against Donegal – you have to experience it."

Aug 27th 2012, 3:30 PM 3,109 Views 2 Comments

The composure, athleticism and hunger of the Donegal players proved critical in seeing off Cork yesterday, writes Ciaran Murphy.