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#Defence

# defence - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Oxlade-Chamberlain on the double as Liverpool ease past Genk
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Oxlade-Chamberlain on the double as Liverpool ease past Genk

Oct 23rd 2019, 10:18 PM 17,238 Views 29 Comments

The Champions ran out 4-1 winners in Belgium tonight.

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays
# Halfbacks
From The42
# Halfbacks

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays

Oct 23rd 2019, 12:09 PM 19,705 Views 5 Comments

The South Africa and Wales scrum-halves are small players but often make a big impact without the ball.

# defence - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Guardiola insists Bernardo Silva not guilty of racism over tweet to Benjamin Mendy
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Guardiola insists Bernardo Silva not guilty of racism over tweet to Benjamin Mendy

Sep 25th 2019, 9:09 AM 5,961 Views 4 Comments

‘Bernardo is one of the most lovely people I have ever met in my life’, said the Man City boss.

# defence - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down
# In Depth
From The42
# In Depth

Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down

Sep 24th 2019, 3:00 PM 26,646 Views 39 Comments

Ireland had a 94% tackle success rate and gave up only three linebreaks on Sunday.

# defence - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Andy Farrell's defence is pivotal if Ireland are to make history at the World Cup
# Defence Wins Titles
From The42
# Defence Wins Titles

Andy Farrell's defence is pivotal if Ireland are to make history at the World Cup

Sep 19th 2019, 12:00 PM 15,567 Views 16 Comments

The opening test will be a demanding one against Gregor Townsend’s ambitious Scotland team.

# defence - Monday 9 September, 2019

'Those sorts of things, they give the other players real confidence'
# Cheese
From The42
# Cheese

'Those sorts of things, they give the other players real confidence'

Sep 9th 2019, 8:13 PM 18,089 Views 11 Comments

James Ryan delivered yet another outstanding performance in Ireland’s win over Wales.

# defence - Friday 30 August, 2019

'Poor Jacob had to try and make reads that were really difficult'
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

'Poor Jacob had to try and make reads that were really difficult'

Aug 30th 2019, 8:02 PM 40,710 Views 46 Comments

The Ireland left wing faced criticism for his defensive decisions against England last weekend.

# defence - Monday 26 August, 2019

Analysis: England run rampant through Ireland's defensive horror show
# Review
From The42
# Review

Analysis: England run rampant through Ireland's defensive horror show

Aug 26th 2019, 12:27 PM 33,023 Views 53 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s team were extremely poor in defence as they were hammered in Twickenham.

# defence - Friday 16 August, 2019

Liverpool stand-in Adrian a doubt after fan 'slipped and kicked his ankle' during Super Cup celebrations
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Liverpool stand-in Adrian a doubt after fan 'slipped and kicked his ankle' during Super Cup celebrations

Aug 16th 2019, 11:32 AM 15,681 Views 31 Comments

The Reds are already without regular number one Alisson, and may need to call upon Andy Lonergan or Ireland U21 stopper Caoimhin Kelleher.

# defence - Friday 12 July, 2019

Turkey receives first batch of Russian missile defence system angering US
# NATO
# NATO

Turkey receives first batch of Russian missile defence system angering US

Jul 12th 2019, 3:02 PM 21,640 Views 68 Comments

NATO said it’s “concerned about the potential consequences” of the purchase.

# defence - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

'Disgraceful' - USA face backlash over 13-0 World Cup win
# Anger
From The42
# Anger

'Disgraceful' - USA face backlash over 13-0 World Cup win

Jun 12th 2019, 1:39 PM 31,448 Views 19 Comments

There has been a critical response to the Americans’ 13-0 thrashing of Thailand.

# defence - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'Soldiers are living on the breadline': More than 3,000 quit Defence Forces in four years
# Security
# Security

'Soldiers are living on the breadline': More than 3,000 quit Defence Forces in four years

May 30th 2019, 12:07 PM 22,959 Views 55 Comments

Raco is calling for the introduction of an independent pay review body to help address the staff retention crisis.

# defence - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'The one thing that stood out was the stag... The stag stands its ground'
# Munster
From The42
# Munster

'The one thing that stood out was the stag... The stag stands its ground'

May 4th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,412 Views 7 Comments

South African coach JP Ferreira has been in charge of stingy Munster defence this season.

# defence - Thursday 2 May, 2019

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

Defence coach Edwards confirms Wales exit after turning down new contract

May 2nd 2019, 10:33 AM 7,099 Views 12 Comments

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

# defence - Friday 22 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 22nd 2019, 7:48 PM 14,507 Views 43 Comments

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

# defence - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 13th 2019, 3:29 PM 13,648 Views 12 Comments

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
# Gavin Williamson

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

Feb 11th 2019, 10:29 PM 33,004 Views 55 Comments

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

# defence - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 6th 2019, 12:12 PM 51,817 Views 44 Comments

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

# defence - Sunday 20 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 20th 2019, 8:00 AM 19,415 Views 0 Comments

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

# defence - Monday 14 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 14th 2019, 3:00 PM 29,243 Views 12 Comments

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

# defence - Thursday 10 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 10th 2019, 7:00 PM 9,211 Views 8 Comments

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

# defence - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Roberto Martinez baffled by Romelu Lukaku criticism
# Support
From The42
# Support

Roberto Martinez baffled by Romelu Lukaku criticism

Dec 23rd 2018, 10:33 PM 11,313 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 14th 2018, 6:33 PM 7,618 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 1st 2018, 9:00 AM 8,242 Views 1 Comment

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

# defence - Sunday 18 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 18th 2018, 12:51 AM 20,163 Views 38 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 14th 2018, 6:30 AM 7,453 Views 15 Comments

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

# defence - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 6th 2018, 3:17 PM 18,756 Views 56 Comments

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

# defence - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 18th 2018, 7:15 PM 15,523 Views 9 Comments

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

# defence - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 11th 2018, 7:18 PM 14,944 Views 5 Comments

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

# defence - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 26th 2018, 6:15 AM 5,476 Views 7 Comments

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

# defence - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 12th 2018, 7:39 AM 12,735 Views 6 Comments

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

# defence - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 4th 2018, 5:15 PM 17,583 Views 26 Comments

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

# defence - Monday 12 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 12th 2018, 11:34 AM 7,430 Views 14 Comments

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

# defence - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 28th 2018, 3:46 PM 6,372 Views 6 Comments

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'
# Defence Wins Championships
From The42
# Defence Wins Championships

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

Feb 27th 2018, 4:09 PM 7,651 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 26th 2018, 8:00 AM 26,733 Views 34 Comments

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

# defence - Sunday 25 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 16,129 Views 43 Comments

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

# defence - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 20th 2018, 2:53 PM 11,694 Views 22 Comments

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

# defence - Monday 29 January, 2018

Phil Neville insists 'just battered the wife' tweet referred to a game of table tennis
# Apologetic
From The42
# Apologetic

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

Jan 29th 2018, 5:06 PM 9,824 Views 10 Comments

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

# defence - Saturday 6 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 6th 2018, 12:00 PM 23,492 Views 20 Comments

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