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# Paul O'Connell

This month
July 2024
'Rassie seems to enjoy doing the media stuff. We haven’t paid a lot of attention'
Ireland have a fully-fit squad to choose from for Boks clash
Last month
June 2024
The Japanese coach who came to Ireland to study the rugby
This year
'Paulie is realistic' - Ireland calm about lineout hiccups
Last year
How did Ireland's lineout compare to the other teams at the World Cup?
'That's the icing on the cake now rather than the whole cake' - POC
Over-training, wrong hotel, reinventing the wheel - POC's World Cup lessons
Pre-season with Paul O'Connell: 'It’s a progression from the way we used to do things'
O'Connell: Sexton ban could be 'silver lining' for Ireland
'I wouldn’t have really looked up to anybody in rugby. Nadal was my idol' - Baird
Ringrose and Lowe sit out Ireland training but hopeful for Scotland game
All time
Wallabies lock Skelton benefits from ROG influence in France
Immense performance from POC's Irish forwards at heart of win over Boks
Paul O'Connell has transformed the Irish pack, but today is their biggest test yet
'We’re very confident about Stuart' - O'Connell backs McCloskey to step up against Springboks
O'Connell: Back in my time, we didn't have many guys with these athletic profiles
'I don't know how Paul O'Connell knew who I was. He just said, 'Howiya, Matt?''
Tomorrow is a huge day for Paul O'Connell and his Irish forwards
'Targeting' and ending contests early - POC pushes Ireland's LQB at the ruck
'One of the big things I’ve noticed about Irish players, they’re so conscientious about getting better'
Paul O'Connell: 'We are very happy with what we have behind Andrew Porter'
'I’m getting a shot, we’ll see how it goes' - Remembering Paul O'Connell's Ireland debut
'To be fair, when he's in that position it's 90% him and 10% the lifter'
Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates
'He's had a real impact' - O'Connell's influence paying off for Ryan
'I loved my time here and really enjoyed working with Paul in particular'
O'Connell excited by 'dynamic' Ireland pack as coaching journey continues
Ireland's XV includes 12 players who came through the Leinster academy
'The whole Pro14 Rainbow Cup has turned into a mishmash competition'
Paul O'Connell says Owen Farrell is 'real standout' to lead Lions in South Africa
O'Connell the perfect fit for Lions if Gatland is going to add 'extra resource'
Ulster determined to 'take step forward' insists Rob Herring
England wary of O'Connell influence ahead of lineout battle with Ireland
Paul O'Connell's stock continues to rise as Scotland's lineout crumbles
'He's really lifted everyone up' - O'Connell keeping Ireland's standards in check
'He was obsessed with the breakdown, particularly when he got involved with Schmidt'
O'Connell the coach looks to move past 'aura' of his playing career
'I felt I could immediately offer value to the coaching staff and the players'
'Paul O'Connell has an aura, a presence - he's a world class operator'
How Paul O'Connell might go about resolving Ireland's lineout issues