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# analysis - Friday 20 November, 2020

From The42 Has Paul Pogba reached a point of no return at Man United? Analysis

Has Paul Pogba reached a point of no return at Man United?

The Frenchman has been reduced to a substitute role on more than one occasion this season.

# analysis - Thursday 19 November, 2020

From The42 The late shows of composure, skill and luck that put Cork and Tipperary close to Munster glory Analysis

The late shows of composure, skill and luck that put Cork and Tipperary close to Munster glory

Sunday’s Munster finalists supplied the scoring goods late on to crucial effect in their semi-finals.

# analysis - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

From The42 'Gibson-Park has the potential to cause defences a huge amount of problems' Analysis

'Gibson-Park has the potential to cause defences a huge amount of problems'

The Ireland scrum-half came in for praise on this week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# analysis - Monday 16 November, 2020

From The42 5 talking points as Ireland suffer a familiar type of frustration Analysis

5 talking points as Ireland suffer a familiar type of frustration

Meanwhile, Jack Byrne ended a 35-year wait for a League of Ireland player to be capped in a competitive fixture for the Boys in Green.

# analysis - Saturday 14 November, 2020

From The42 Analysis: Lowe shows quality but Ireland's attack misses too many chances Analysis

Analysis: Lowe shows quality but Ireland's attack misses too many chances

Mike Catt’s attack delivered some real smarts off set-piece but they blew some big opportunities.

# analysis - Friday 13 November, 2020

No one ever said it was going to be easy for Stephen Kenny and Ireland

England were the far superior side on a disappointing night for Ireland at Wembley.

# analysis - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

From The42 No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist Analysis

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist

Andy Farrell’s men will be looking to make improvements in a defensive sense in the Autumn Nations Cup.

# analysis - Monday 2 November, 2020

From The42 Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris Analysis

Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris

The 24-year-old made his second start in the number 15 shirt as Andy Farrell’s side came up short.

# analysis - Sunday 1 November, 2020

From The42 How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris Analysis

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris

The visitors made a huge call to go to touch before half-time and then conceded just after the break.

# analysis - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

From The42 Analysis: 80 seconds that show how good Ireland Women's attack can be Team Try

Analysis: 80 seconds that show how good Ireland Women's attack can be

Every single player had a role in Claire Molloy’s try just before half-time against Italy.

# analysis - Sunday 25 October, 2020

From The42 Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations Turnovers

Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations

Andy Farrell was most pleased with his side’s defensive work in the big win over Italy.

# analysis - Friday 9 October, 2020

From The42 Encouraging Slovakia performance proves Kenny's credentials and shows nonsense of succession plan Analysis

Encouraging Slovakia performance proves Kenny's credentials and shows nonsense of succession plan

Kenny showed last night the progress he has made with his players, but it’s too little too late for Ireland’s Euros hopes.

Ireland's best performance since Euro 2016 deserved more

Stephen Kenny’s men were a penalty shootout away from the play-off final.

# analysis - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

From The42 Larmour and Wootton show how work-rate is a crucial part of wing play Analysis

Larmour and Wootton show how work-rate is a crucial part of wing play

The Leinster and Connacht wide men worked hard across the pitch to feature in tries last weekend.

# analysis - Friday 2 October, 2020

From The42 What most pundits are overlooking in the Premier League handball debate Analysis

What most pundits are overlooking in the Premier League handball debate

A decision at the end of the Tottenham-Newcastle game last weekend has caused much uproar.

# analysis - Friday 25 September, 2020

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

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

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

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.

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