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# analysis - Friday 25 September, 2020

From The42 Can Aaron Connolly succeed where most Irish strikers struggle? Talking Point

Can Aaron Connolly succeed where most Irish strikers struggle?

The 20-year-old Galway native was on target against Newcastle last weekend.

# analysis - Sunday 20 September, 2020

From The42 How Leinster were left with an insurmountable hill to climb against Saracens Analysis

How Leinster were left with an insurmountable hill to climb against Saracens

Sloppy errors, aerial losses, maul failings, scrum penalties, and a brilliant Sarries try were all involved.

From The42 Seven scrum pens and five misses in the 22 - Leinster left with big regrets Woes

Seven scrum pens and five misses in the 22 - Leinster left with big regrets

Saracens’ pack dominated Leo Cullen’s men up front in an impressive performance.

# analysis - Friday 18 September, 2020

From The42 Can a familiar face bail out Mourinho and Spurs? Talking Point

Can a familiar face bail out Mourinho and Spurs?

Gareth Bale is set to re-join the North London club.

# analysis - Monday 14 September, 2020

From The42 How Leinster's relentless defence shut Ulster down after a promising start Analysis

How Leinster's relentless defence shut Ulster down after a promising start

Leo Cullen’s men retained their Guinness Pro14 title with an excellent defensive performance.

# analysis - Thursday 10 September, 2020

From The42 Will Jose Mourinho's conservatism impede Matt Doherty? Graeme Souness doesn't think so Analysis

Will Jose Mourinho's conservatism impede Matt Doherty? Graeme Souness doesn't think so

The Sky Sports pundit also believes Liverpool are favourites to win this year’s Premier League.

# analysis - Monday 7 September, 2020

From The42 Sexton and Connors set the tone as Leinster's defence smothers Munster Analysis

Sexton and Connors set the tone as Leinster's defence smothers Munster

Stuart Lancaster’s charges shut down Munster’s early attempts to get a foothold in the game.

From The42 The biggest challenge of the Stephen Kenny era is already obvious New Dawn

The biggest challenge of the Stephen Kenny era is already obvious

Plus, more talking points from the Ireland manager’s first two games in charge.

# analysis - Sunday 6 September, 2020

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

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

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

# analysis - Saturday 5 September, 2020

From The42 Leinster have the classier touches in contrast to blunt, predictable Munster Analysis

Leinster have the classier touches in contrast to blunt, predictable Munster

The southern province were second best in the kicking game as they suffered another semi-final defeat.

# analysis - Friday 4 September, 2020

From The42 Bold Adam Idah call a metaphor for new Ireland Analysis

Bold Adam Idah call a metaphor for new Ireland

The 19-year-old Cork-born forward was handed his senior international debut in Stephen Kenny’s first match in charge.

# analysis - Monday 31 August, 2020

From The42 Why Rob Kearney could have a big role against one of Munster's key weapons Rule The Skies

Why Rob Kearney could have a big role against one of Munster's key weapons

Conor Murray’s box-kicking has been superb over the past two weekends.

From The42 How Will Connors' remarkable tackling helped Leinster to shut down Ulster Analysis

How Will Connors' remarkable tackling helped Leinster to shut down Ulster

The 24-year-old openside flanker was dogged and destructive in defence.

# analysis - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

From The42 Analysis: Connacht's attack suggests 2020/21 could be a very exciting season Skills

Analysis: Connacht's attack suggests 2020/21 could be a very exciting season

The western province delivered an impressive performance as Irish rugby restarted.

# analysis - Monday 24 August, 2020

From The42 Analysis: Deception and work-rate key as Munster attack hints at progress Stacks

Analysis: Deception and work-rate key as Munster attack hints at progress

Johann van Graan’s men scored three tries thanks to sharp finishes in the Leinster 22.

From The42 Leinster learn from England in pursuit of multi-threat attacking kicking game Analysis

Leinster learn from England in pursuit of multi-threat attacking kicking game

Robbie Henshaw and Johnny Sexton delivered two superb touches against Munster on Saturday.

# analysis - Monday 17 August, 2020

From The42 Has excessive game time hindered some of Europe's biggest clubs? Analysis

Has excessive game time hindered some of Europe's biggest clubs?

Man City, Barcelona and Juventus have been among the top sides to perform well-below expectations in the Champions League.

# analysis - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

From The42 Promising Irish starlet hands reality check to Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer Analysis This post contains videos

Promising Irish starlet hands reality check to Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer

Michael Obafemi’s last-gasp equaliser caused a setback to the Red Devils’ Champions League ambitions.

# analysis - Sunday 12 July, 2020

From The42 How Ireland learned to stop worrying and love Jack Charlton Analysis This post contains videos

How Ireland learned to stop worrying and love Jack Charlton

A look back at the troubled early days and the scepticism that greeted the Irish manager’s appointment.

# analysis - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

From The42 Analysis: Super Rugby sides picking apart lineout seams with sharp attack

Analysis: Super Rugby sides picking apart lineout seams with sharp attack

The Brumbies scored an excellent try in behind the lineout against the Rebels.

# analysis - Friday 3 July, 2020

From The42 Is Jose Mourinho now yesterday's man? Analysis

Is Jose Mourinho now yesterday's man?

The Portuguese manager saw his Tottenham side’s Champions League hopes diminish amid a loss to Sheffield United on Thursday.

# analysis - Monday 22 June, 2020

From The42 Analysis: How the Crusaders hurt the Hurricanes with their classy kicking game Kick To Score

Analysis: How the Crusaders hurt the Hurricanes with their classy kicking game

Scott Robertson’s side used a variety of kicks to cause major problems in Wellington.

# analysis - Sunday 14 June, 2020

From The42 5 key questions ahead of the Premier League's re-start Analysis

5 key questions ahead of the Premier League's re-start

England’s top flight is set to recommence on 17 June.

# analysis - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

From The42 Explainer: The latest controversy threatening to cause a rift within the FAI Analysis

Explainer: The latest controversy threatening to cause a rift within the FAI

Nixon Morton — an FAI Council member — has written to both Uefa and Fifa to express concerns over perceived issues with the new set-up.

# analysis - Monday 25 May, 2020

From The42 How Joey Carbery could help Andy Farrell's Ireland to be less 'predictable' Analysis

How Joey Carbery could help Andy Farrell's Ireland to be less 'predictable'

The Munster playmaker is the ideal man to act as a second playmaker in the backline.

# analysis - Saturday 9 May, 2020

From The42 When two brilliant offloads helped Connacht to end a 17-year drought in Dublin Classic

When two brilliant offloads helped Connacht to end a 17-year drought in Dublin

Leinster were unbeaten at Donnybrook in three years when Steph Nel’s men arrived in 2002.

# analysis - Friday 24 April, 2020

Bully pulpit: Should US networks simply stop broadcasting Trump and his dangerous Covid-19 briefings? Analysis This post contains videos

Bully pulpit: Should US networks simply stop broadcasting Trump and his dangerous Covid-19 briefings?

Some have scaled back their live coverage of the daily briefings.

# analysis - Monday 16 March, 2020

From The42 When Joe Schmidt's Ireland went to Paris and won the Six Nations Trés Bien

When Joe Schmidt's Ireland went to Paris and won the Six Nations

We reflect on the agonisingly tense Irish victory on the final day of the 2014 championship.

# analysis - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

From The42 Ireland v Italy off - so what happens next? Analysis

Ireland v Italy off - so what happens next?

The decision to postpone next month’s Six Nations match will cause chaos with the rugby calendar. Deciding when to play it again is just one of the big problems rugby’s top brass have to solve.

From The42 Analysis: The small details that make a huge difference in winning the aerial battle Contest

Analysis: The small details that make a huge difference in winning the aerial battle

Professional performance analyst Eoin Toolan examines the contests in the air in this Six Nations.

# analysis - Monday 24 February, 2020

From The42 Analysis: England's clever kicking pressures Sexton and Stockdale into errors Kick To Score

Analysis: England's clever kicking pressures Sexton and Stockdale into errors

The English intelligently picked apart Ireland’s defence with some clever touches.

# analysis - Monday 17 February, 2020

From The42 Man United ride their luck in Chelsea win Analysis

Man United ride their luck in Chelsea win

The Red Devils revived their Champions League hopes with a win over their top-four rivals.

# analysis - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

From The42 Analysis: The risk-reward of Shaun Edwards' linespeed defence with France Les Bleus

Analysis: The risk-reward of Shaun Edwards' linespeed defence with France

The French have started the Six Nations strongly in defence but there are potential weaknesses to be exploited.

# analysis - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

From The42 Analysis: How Ireland Women's attack has driven them to two Six Nations wins Progress

Analysis: How Ireland Women's attack has driven them to two Six Nations wins

Tougher challenges lie ahead but the early signs have been positive in Donnybrook over the past two weeks.

# analysis - Sunday 9 February, 2020

From The42 Analysis: Andrew Conway delivers a brilliant wing display for Ireland Outstanding

Analysis: Andrew Conway delivers a brilliant wing display for Ireland

The 28-year-old Munster man defended well, chased hard and made good decisions.

From The42 Analysis: "Murray, give it to me, Murray!" - Ireland show try-scoring edge 22 Visits

Analysis: "Murray, give it to me, Murray!" - Ireland show try-scoring edge

Andy Farrell’s side left plenty of room for improvement even as they notched a bonus point.

From The42 Banty: 'I've enough problems of my own without worrying about the problems Ciaran Branagan had' Analysis

Banty: 'I've enough problems of my own without worrying about the problems Ciaran Branagan had'

Missed opportunities cost Monaghan as Dublin snatched a late draw in Croke Park last night.

# analysis - Friday 7 February, 2020

From The42 Who will lose out in the Premier League's 6-team relegation battle? Analysis

Who will lose out in the Premier League's 6-team relegation battle?

West Ham, Norwich and Watford are some of the clubs fearing the drop.

# analysis - Thursday 6 February, 2020

'It's emboldened Trump. But then everything emboldens him': Focus turns to election after impeachment victory

The starting gun in the 2020 presidential race was shot this week.

# analysis - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

From The42 Analysis: How Ireland can learn from the All Blacks to support Larmour Counter

Analysis: How Ireland can learn from the All Blacks to support Larmour

Eoin Toolan explains what Andy Farrell’s team can do to improve on counter-attack.

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