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# Breakdown

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Analysis: Ireland's rucking a cause for optimism against Pumas
Joe Schmidt’s men were ferocious at the ruck last weekend against the French.
Here are the winners and losers of Budget 2016. Where do you fall?
Tax cuts and welfare increases were the main elements of Budget 2016.
Analysis: SOB's lack of reward and the rest of Ireland's rucks against Italy
We’ve taken a look at every single ruck Ireland were involved in against the Italians last weekend.
Analysis: Inaccurate Ireland's game plan struggles to break down Italy
We take an in-depth look at Ireland’s shortcoming against the Italians yesterday.
England crash out of World Cup after Wallabies rip up Twickenham
Stuart Lancaster will come under serious pressure after a second defeat at Twickenham.
Heading home from the Ploughing? Expect heavy delays
Settle in, turn on the radio… You’ll be in traffic for a while.
Two wheels fell off an ambulance that had a patient on board
The patient was not affected.
Analysis: Effective basics see Schmidt's Ireland win comfortably in Wales
The Six Nations champions started their World Cup warm-ups with an encouraging display.
Analysis: Three of the world's best opensides set for titanic contest
Richie McCaw, David Pocock and Michael Hooper all start as New Zealand face Australia.
Here are the industries that are hiring and firing right now
There has been a 17% increase in the number jobs available over the past year.
Analysis: Hurricanes limit Pocock's turnover threat to make Super final
Chris Boyd’s side smashed the in-form openside at every opportunity.
Man in his 70s dies after ambulance breaks down on the way to hospital
It is not known if the breakdown affected the man’s survival chances.
'Win the shoulder battle' - Kiwi legend Richie McCaw's breakdown masterclass
The 34-year-old gave a few rucking tips to ‘The Breakdown’ hosts Ian Jones and Jeff Wilson.
Analysis: Room to improve for Ireland at World U20 Championship
Nigel Carolan’s talented squad were close to a strong performance in testing conditions in Italy.
Analysis: Bath's polished diamond structure allows creativity to flourish
We take a look at one aspect of the attacking quality that brought Mike Ford’s side into the Premiership final.
Schmidt disappointed by Ireland's breakdown effort as Baa-Baas win
‘We got a little bit of an opportunity to look at guys at a level they haven’t played at before.’
134 filling stations have been closed for fuel laundering, how many were in your county?
Thirty-one oil laundries were detected and closed down.
5 years before Munster beat the All Blacks, Limerick hurlers rucked to victory over Kilkenny
And Cody still won’t let it go.
Analysis: World Cup contenders shine as Ulster's Pro12 form grows
We dissect the performances of some of Ulster’s key men during the win over Leinster.
BOD explains why that final penalty call against Bath was in Leinster's favour
There was some controversy around Jerome Garces’ decision in the final minute last Saturday.
Analysis: Where does Ireland's attack stand under Joe Schmidt?
We’ve broken down what Ireland are attempting to do and where they can improve.
Analysis: Robbie Henshaw's try built on foundation of Irish work rate
We’ve picked apart the build-up to the Connacht man’s wonderful score against England.
Analysis: Ireland's defence stifles France but conceded try will rankle
We pick apart the choke tackling, kick-chasing, well-read defensive effort from Les Kiss’ men.
Sean O'Brien delivers one of the best clear-outs you're likely to see this season
The 28-year-old openside provided one of the outstanding individual moments of yesterday’s game.
Analysis: What was Ireland's game plan against Italy?
More accuracy from Ireland in the third quarter would have changed the complexion of Rome fixture.
Did you pay your TV licence last year? A lot of people in Kerry didn't
Due to the size of the city, Dublin topped new figures on summonses.
'We've battled through a difficult period' -- Leinster coach Cullen
The forwards coach is pleased with where his side are positioned in domestic and European competitions.
Does rugby need to take a closer look at its breakdown laws?
One prominent sevens coach has expressed his concern over the ‘croc roll’ or ‘tin opener’ technique.
Analysis: Ireland's first-quarter blitz lays foundation for win over Wallabies
We break down Ireland’s scintillating opening 16 minutes against Michael Cheika’s side last night.
Anatomy of a goal: Analysing Shaun Maloney's winner
It was a terrific finish from the Scottish midfielder but Martin O’Neill will be livid with the Irish players’ role in it.
Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against South Africa?
Paul O’Connell was a leader for Ireland last weekend in more ways than one.
Analysis: Breakdown battle can be won with supporting turnover 'assists'
We take a look at three examples of how the second defensive player can make the difference post-tackle.
'We couldn't get the ball we wanted': Best laments key turnovers that cost Ulster
Head coach Neil Doak refused to accept that the quarter-finals are now beyond reach.
It's not just you - there were problems with Gmail everywhere this morning
Openside O'Donnell living the Munster tradition of breakdown competition
The 27-year-old Tipp native discusses competing for steals and CJ Stander’s impact with ball in hand.
Analysis: How did Munster stun Leinster at the Aviva on Saturday?
We’ve examined the southern province’s superb work at the breakdown, as well as their kicking strategy and attack.
Analysis: Connacht's defence drives strong start to Pro12 season
We take a look at the mindset and understanding that helped the western province to beat Leinster.
Heenan taking things slowly as Connacht look for rapid improvement
The 22-year-old openside flanker tells how he works on his breakdown skills.
Now you can officially find out how (un)popular you are on Twitter
The site has opened up its analytics service to all users so now you can see how well (or badly) your tweets are doing.
Analysis: Brumbies' breakdown work gives them shot against Waratahs
We use GIFs and screenshots to examine the positive influence Laurie Fisher has had on the Brumbies.