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# Breakdown

Last year
2023
Eoin Toolan: All Blacks sacrificed defensive width to throw numbers into ruck - and it worked
Ireland emerge with pride from brutal, brilliant breakdown battle with Boks
Bealham's classy touch, Schmidt's classic loop, and Ireland's inspiration
All time
Explainer: Here's how (and why) sectors are being told to cut their emissions
'Targeting' and ending contests early - POC pushes Ireland's LQB at the ruck
Breakdown woes of chief concern as Ireland look to learn from Paris pain
Tactics Board: Rashford and Greenwood fail to capitalise as Rangnick restores width
Tactics Board: Ruthless Ireland show extra attacking intent and blow minnows Georgia away
Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates
Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues
'I was as guilty as anyone - we need to refocus and actually referee what's in law'
World Rugby will globally trial the 50:22 kick and new breakdown laws
Breakdown problems high on Ireland's agenda ahead of Georgia clash
Beirne braced for breakdown battle in Paris with Barnes not ruled out as ref
Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations
Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle
Breakdown 'chaos', Leinster rust and looming semi-final on Sexton's mind after restart
What should we expect with the renewed focus on the breakdown laws?
Why numbers on jerseys matter less than ever as rugby progresses
Rugby actually enforcing the current breakdown laws is long overdue
World Rugby aims to stamp out side entry and players off feet at breakdown
Most Irish coronavirus cases contracted in Ireland - new stats give full breakdown on Covid-19
Every single county in Ireland now has at least one coronavirus case - here's a breakdown of where the virus is
Analysis: Total accuracy at the breakdown is now almost impossible for referees
World Rugby forms working group to examine the state of the breakdown
Analysis: Under-the-radar Josh van der Flier shows jackal class
Analysis: Aki and Copeland shine as gritty Connacht dig in for crucial turnovers
Analysis: Van der Flier and tireless captain Best top Ireland's ruck charts
Messi and Klopp are the big men's winners at the Fifa awards, but who voted for whom?
The team that Joe built: Putting together a 2019 World Cup squad
'Patients will suffer': Psychiatric nurses' overtime ban reinstated after pay talks break down
Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat
US threw away 'golden opportunity' at Hanoi summit, North Korean official says
€1.6 million on stewards and €76k on catering: How much the Pope's visit cost the taxpayer
Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against the All Blacks?
Recoils, reactions and top shoulders - Leinster's breakdown lessons
Farm deaths: Cork most fatal county and July most dangerous month
Where and when: Almost 10,000 assaults on HSE staff in past 10 years
Council by council: An extra 118,000 people have registered to vote ahead of tomorrow's referendum
‘If you strip it all back in rugby, it’s who hits who the hardest’