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#Defence

# 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

'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.

# defence - Friday 24 February, 2017

'I try not to get distracted by people who throw out opinions and not back it up'

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has defended the nature of his team’s attacking tactics.

# defence - Monday 20 February, 2017

'We're not here for your oil': US Defense Secretary tells Iraq

Trump has repeatedly said the US should have grabbed Iraqi oil to help fund its war effort.

# defence - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling

But European officials said the unsolicited report from PwC ‘misinterpreted’ the relevant rules.

# defence - Monday 13 February, 2017

From The42 Analysis: Whatever about the try, Ringrose's defence will have excited Schmidt Reads

Analysis: Whatever about the try, Ringrose's defence will have excited Schmidt

The 22-year-old showed promising signs in defence against Italy last weekend.

# defence - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'We should love defending', says Farrell as he vows to fix Irish inaccuracies

The defence coach was irked by the absence of Ireland’s appetite without the ball.

# defence - Monday 6 February, 2017

From The42 Analysis: Basic folding and spacing problems cause Ireland's defence failures Video Review

Analysis: Basic folding and spacing problems cause Ireland's defence failures

Andy Farrell and his players will be deeply unhappy with their defensive display in Edinburgh.

# defence - Monday 30 January, 2017

From The42 How different is professional rugby to the good old days of amateurism? Analysis

How different is professional rugby to the good old days of amateurism?

We’ve taken a look at the Ireland v Scotland games from the 1995 Five Nations and 2016 Six Nations.

# defence - Monday 12 December, 2016

Flood defence plan for Cork finally unveiled to the public

The plan will be on display to the public until the 20 January next year.

# defence - Saturday 19 November, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Tiny details make a massive difference against the All Blacks Defence

Analysis: Tiny details make a massive difference against the All Blacks

Ireland are eager to improve their defensive performance against the All Blacks.

# defence - Friday 18 November, 2016

Arsene Wenger insists that drinking culture is no longer an issue for English football

The Arsenal boss has spoken out in the wake of this week’s Wayne Rooney saga.

# defence - Thursday 17 November, 2016

From The42 Wayne Rooney is not finished - Gary Neville Defence

Wayne Rooney is not finished - Gary Neville

The former Manchester United defender believes the Red Devils star still has a role to play at the Premier League club, if he can adapt

# defence - Monday 7 November, 2016

From The42 Southgate backs Man United duo after Mourinho rebuke Defence

Southgate backs Man United duo after Mourinho rebuke

Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling were criticised by the Red Devils boss recently.

# defence - Sunday 6 November, 2016

"Hack-back vendors" and private security firms could be used to fight cybercrime

The debate around how to strike back against hackers is ongoing around the world.