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#Defence

# defence - Thursday 2 May, 2019

From The42 Defence coach Edwards confirms Wales exit after turning down new contract Saga Over

Defence coach Edwards confirms Wales exit after turning down new contract

The former English rugby league star is in high demand after helping Wales to four Six Nations Championships.

# defence - Friday 22 February, 2019

From The42 'I wouldn't take Van Dijk over any of Man United's centre-backs,' says Vidic Defence

'I wouldn't take Van Dijk over any of Man United's centre-backs,' says Vidic

The former Red Devils defender is delighted with the players in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s back line.

# defence - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

From The42 Analysis: How Ireland's defence adapted after harsh English lessons D

Analysis: How Ireland's defence adapted after harsh English lessons

Defence coach Andy Farrell would have been pleased to see his side concede only one try.

# defence - Monday 11 February, 2019

UK plans drone 'swarm squadrons' after Brexit, says defence secretary

Gavin Williamson said Britain must strengthen its global presence after Brexit.

# defence - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

From The42 'It was 100% my fault' - Earls keen to bounce back from England error Review

'It was 100% my fault' - Earls keen to bounce back from England error

The Ireland wing is back in full training after a hip injury forced him off last weekend.

# defence - Sunday 20 January, 2019

From The42 'I really like the idea of my family having different experiences' Defence

'I really like the idea of my family having different experiences'

Former Munster assistant coach Ian Costello is enjoying his challenging task with Wasps.

# defence - Monday 14 January, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Beirne's destruction, Earls' try-saver and Carbery's class In Depth

Analysis: Beirne's destruction, Earls' try-saver and Carbery's class

Johann van Graan’s Munster delivered their most compelling performance of the season on Friday night.

# defence - Thursday 10 January, 2019

From The42 Summer signing Mike Haley building trust in Munster's 15 shirt Understanding

Summer signing Mike Haley building trust in Munster's 15 shirt

The former Sale Sharks fullback has been first-choice for Johann van Graan this season.

# defence - Sunday 23 December, 2018

From The42 Roberto Martinez baffled by Romelu Lukaku criticism Support

Roberto Martinez baffled by Romelu Lukaku criticism

The Belgium boss thinks there is a lack of understanding about his main striker and the way he plays for Manchester United.

# defence - Friday 14 December, 2018

From The42 Carvajal explains Isco's perceived snub of Real Madrid captain's armband Defence

Carvajal explains Isco's perceived snub of Real Madrid captain's armband

The Spain international playmaker passed up the chance to skipper the Blancos after seeing Marcelo replaced during a Champions League encounter.

# defence - Saturday 1 December, 2018

From The42 'Our catchphrase is, 'There's always a solution until someone stops working'' Defence

'Our catchphrase is, 'There's always a solution until someone stops working''

Connacht defence coach Peter Wilkins explains how the province have focused on behaviour.

# defence - Sunday 18 November, 2018

From The42 Schmidt hails Farrell influence as All Blacks suffer rare try-less night Shut Out

Schmidt hails Farrell influence as All Blacks suffer rare try-less night

One try is not supposed to be enough to beat the All Blacks, but Ireland have an utterly ferocious defence.

# defence - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

From The42 Farrell faces up to the toughest test for a defence coach in rugby Faz

Farrell faces up to the toughest test for a defence coach in rugby

The All Blacks have scored 68 tries in their 12 Tests so far this year.

# defence - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

From The42 'James is entitled to do what he wants... It's entirely his choice and I think we should respect it' Support

'James is entitled to do what he wants... It's entirely his choice and I think we should respect it'

Martin O’Neill has backed the winger, who has been the subject of more controversy recently.

# defence - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

From The42 'Stuart talks about taking a bit of pressure off the 10 when the opportunity comes up' Ringrose Review

'Stuart talks about taking a bit of pressure off the 10 when the opportunity comes up'

Garry Ringrose had a strong first outing of the season for Leinster but sees plenty of room for improvement.

# defence - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

From The42 'One of our principles defensively is not to get beaten on your inside shoulder' Analysis

'One of our principles defensively is not to get beaten on your inside shoulder'

Leinster were disappointed with how they gave up the game-clinching try to the Scarlets.

# defence - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

From The42 'Ozil is one of the best players in the world' - Under-fire Germany star receives support Defence

'Ozil is one of the best players in the world' - Under-fire Germany star receives support

The Arsenal playmaker has been dropped by his country at World Cup 2018

# defence - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

From The42 'They're pretty angry, grumbly, walking around like bears with sore heads' Reaction

'They're pretty angry, grumbly, walking around like bears with sore heads'

Andy Farrell is looking for improvements from Ireland’s defence this weekend in Melbourne.

# defence - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Munster man Rory Scannell's superb form keeps him in Ireland mix Glue

Analysis: Munster man Rory Scannell's superb form keeps him in Ireland mix

The 24-year-old has been a key player for his province for the past three seasons.

# defence - Monday 12 March, 2018

From The42 'They have no idea about football' - Klopp hits back at Alexander-Arnold critics Defence

'They have no idea about football' - Klopp hits back at Alexander-Arnold critics

The 19-year-old defender was criticised for his display against Manchester United.

# defence - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

From The42 Wenger responds to criticism after Neville calls Arsenal 'spineless' and a 'disgrace' Defence

Wenger responds to criticism after Neville calls Arsenal 'spineless' and a 'disgrace'

The Gunners boss believes the harsh words aimed at his team’s Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City are unfair.

# defence - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Schmidt: 'We can't afford to keep conceding three tries a game'

Scotland’s success in attacking Ireland out wide last year will give Joe Schmidt and Andy Farrell plenty of headaches.

# defence - Monday 26 February, 2018

From The42 'With the Ireland U18s, I was eight tries in five games, so I'm dropping off now!' Prolific

'With the Ireland U18s, I was eight tries in five games, so I'm dropping off now!'

21-year-old Jacob Stockdale has scored eight tries in his first seven Tests for Ireland.

# defence - Sunday 25 February, 2018

From The42 Ireland well positioned to claim Six Nations but Schmidt concerned about defence Narrow

Ireland well positioned to claim Six Nations but Schmidt concerned about defence

After Scotland’s win over England, Ireland are five points clear at the top of the table.

# defence - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

From The42 'Average is not acceptable' - Farrell left fuming by conceded tries against Italy Standards

'Average is not acceptable' - Farrell left fuming by conceded tries against Italy

The Ireland defence coach was not a happy man as Ireland switched off against Italy.

# defence - Monday 29 January, 2018

From The42 Phil Neville insists 'just battered the wife' tweet referred to a game of table tennis Apologetic This post contains videos

Phil Neville insists 'just battered the wife' tweet referred to a game of table tennis

The new England women’s head coach believes he is the right man for the job.

# defence - Saturday 6 January, 2018

From The42 Leinster's 'brothers' look to dig in for each other without the ball D

Leinster's 'brothers' look to dig in for each other without the ball

Leo Cullen’s side have produced several compelling defensive passages in recent times.

# defence - Saturday 28 October, 2017

US Defense Secretary warns North Korea of 'massive military response'

Pyongyang in recent months has sparked global alarm by conducting a sixth nuclear test and test-launching missiles capable of reaching the US mainland.

# defence - Friday 27 October, 2017

From The42 Lovren critics like rubberneckers, says Klopp Defence

Lovren critics like rubberneckers, says Klopp

The defender was substituted after only 31 minutes of Liverpool’s 4-1 defeat to Tottenham.

# defence - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

From The42 Reid working hard to tighten up Leinster's midfield channel after 53 missed tackles Defence

Reid working hard to tighten up Leinster's midfield channel after 53 missed tackles

Leinster have enjoyed a perfect start to their European campaign, but defensively they have been exposed by Montpellier and Glasgow.

# defence - Monday 16 October, 2017

From The42 '99% of teams in world football would lose to Manchester City at the moment' - Klopp Defence

'99% of teams in world football would lose to Manchester City at the moment' - Klopp

The Liverpool boss leapt to the defence of his side, citing the fact that they have only lost one Premier League match this season to the leaders

# defence - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

'You can disagree with those views but he wasn't guilty of terrorism': Ibrahim Halawa's former cellmate

Peter Greste – who spent over a year in an Egyptian prison with Halawa – said that it was “wonderful” that he had been released.

# defence - Saturday 16 September, 2017

'One of the most gender blind people I've ever worked with': Ciara Kelly strongly defends George Hook

Hook was suspended on Friday following widespread condemnation of his comments about rape.

# defence - Monday 28 August, 2017

From The42 Bale a key player despite Madrid boos – Zidane Defence

Bale a key player despite Madrid boos – Zidane

The Welshman was jeered by a section of the Real support on Sunday.

# defence - Monday 31 July, 2017

Members of Irish Jewish community defend Kevin Myers after controversial column

Some people have claimed Myers has done a lot to educate people about the Jewish faith.

# defence - Monday 3 July, 2017

From The42 Analysis: The defensive passage that drove the Lions to their Wellington win Big Hits

Analysis: The defensive passage that drove the Lions to their Wellington win

The likes of Jamie George, Jack McGrath, Maro Itoje and Kyle Sinckler all fronted up.

# defence - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

From The42 The Lions have earned respect in New Zealand but they're still outsiders Test Time

The Lions have earned respect in New Zealand but they're still outsiders

The tour is back in Auckland after a whirlwind three weeks that have seen Warren Gatland’s side grow.

# defence - Monday 12 June, 2017

From The42 'No bitching or moaning' - No-nonsense Farrell looks for defensive leaders Call To Arms

'No bitching or moaning' - No-nonsense Farrell looks for defensive leaders

The Lions’ defence was superb against the Crusaders but there is more to come.

# defence - Friday 5 May, 2017

Kenny says he raised human rights with Saudis but that 'obviously includes women's rights'

The Taoiseach has sought to clarify that Ireland had conveyed its concerns over Saudi Arabia’s record on women’s rights.

# defence - Monday 3 April, 2017

Judge says chasing should not be banned in schools after student loses damages claim

The presiding judge said games of chase in schoolyards could not be prohibited.

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