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#Defence

# defence - Monday 29 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 29th 2018, 5:06 PM 9,827 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.

# defence - Saturday 28 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 28th 2017, 11:33 AM 14,615 Views 37 Comments

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

Lovren critics like rubberneckers, says Klopp
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Lovren critics like rubberneckers, says Klopp

Oct 27th 2017, 8:49 PM 4,412 Views 5 Comments

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

# defence - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 24th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,985 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 16th 2017, 8:27 PM 5,430 Views 24 Comments

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
# Innocent
# Innocent

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

Sep 19th 2017, 9:29 AM 49,906 Views 209 Comments

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
# Defence
# Defence

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

Sep 16th 2017, 3:33 PM 162,595 Views 193 Comments

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

# defence - Monday 28 August, 2017

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

Bale a key player despite Madrid boos – Zidane

Aug 28th 2017, 11:43 PM 7,702 Views 13 Comments

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
# Myerd In Controversy
# Myerd In Controversy

Members of Irish Jewish community defend Kevin Myers after controversial column

Jul 31st 2017, 9:38 PM 37,010 Views 109 Comments

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

# defence - Monday 3 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 3rd 2017, 8:46 AM 13,555 Views 7 Comments

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

# defence - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 21st 2017, 12:01 PM 19,311 Views 28 Comments

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

# defence - Monday 12 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 12th 2017, 10:00 PM 9,756 Views 6 Comments

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'
# That's The Enda It
# That's The Enda It

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

May 5th 2017, 6:29 PM 8,398 Views 108 Comments

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
# Damages
# Damages

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

Apr 3rd 2017, 5:04 PM 42,176 Views 0 Comments

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'
# On The Attack
From The42
# On The Attack

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

Feb 24th 2017, 7:51 AM 18,771 Views 54 Comments

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
# Black Gold
# Black Gold

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

Feb 20th 2017, 8:54 AM 13,879 Views 28 Comments

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
# Like Dem Apples
# Like Dem Apples

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

Feb 18th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,284 Views 23 Comments

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

# defence - Monday 13 February, 2017

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

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

Feb 13th 2017, 6:17 PM 13,389 Views 22 Comments

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
# Destroy And Enjoy
From The42
# Destroy And Enjoy

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

Feb 7th 2017, 1:00 PM 6,529 Views 6 Comments

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

# defence - Monday 6 February, 2017

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

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

Feb 6th 2017, 6:36 PM 13,255 Views 30 Comments

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

# defence - Monday 30 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 30th 2017, 8:00 AM 39,596 Views 36 Comments

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
# River Lee
# River Lee

Flood defence plan for Cork finally unveiled to the public

Dec 12th 2016, 3:15 PM 9,897 Views 25 Comments

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

# defence - Saturday 19 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 19th 2016, 7:30 AM 9,914 Views 4 Comments

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
# End Of Discussion
From The42
# End Of Discussion

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

Nov 18th 2016, 1:31 PM 2,824 Views 4 Comments

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

# defence - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Wayne Rooney is not finished - Gary Neville
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Wayne Rooney is not finished - Gary Neville

Nov 17th 2016, 9:43 AM 4,227 Views 18 Comments

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

Southgate backs Man United duo after Mourinho rebuke
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Southgate backs Man United duo after Mourinho rebuke

Nov 7th 2016, 11:53 PM 5,588 Views 0 Comments

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
# Cyber Wars
# Cyber Wars

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

Nov 6th 2016, 8:00 AM 5,718 Views 0 Comments

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

# defence - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Giving anti-malaria drug Lariam to Irish troops "beggars belief", says support group
# Side Effects
# Side Effects

Giving anti-malaria drug Lariam to Irish troops "beggars belief", says support group

Oct 19th 2016, 2:56 PM 14,640 Views 31 Comments

Support group Action Lariam for Irish Soldiers has said that the official policy on the drug needs to change.

# defence - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Analysis: Encouraging signs for Munster as Erasmus' men make solid, simple start
# Clarity
From The42
# Clarity

Analysis: Encouraging signs for Munster as Erasmus' men make solid, simple start

Sep 6th 2016, 5:06 PM 19,794 Views 12 Comments

The victory over the Scarlets last weekend was unglamorous but promising.

# defence - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Antonio Conte is no fool, the criticism of David Luiz has been wildly disproportionate
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Antonio Conte is no fool, the criticism of David Luiz has been wildly disproportionate

Sep 4th 2016, 7:00 AM 8,439 Views 14 Comments

Can a supposedly poor player really get away with winning 16 trophies?

# defence - Friday 2 September, 2016

Nice not taking a risk in signing me - Balotelli
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Nice not taking a risk in signing me - Balotelli

Sep 2nd 2016, 2:01 PM 5,704 Views 13 Comments

The 26-year-old completed a one-year deal at the Allianz Riviera after being allowed to leave Anfield.

# defence - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

I'm 61 and Sanches is 18 - Portugal coach slams age slur
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

I'm 61 and Sanches is 18 - Portugal coach slams age slur

Jul 5th 2016, 11:44 PM 10,657 Views 4 Comments

Guy Roux’s accusations that the Portugal teenager is older than his official age were swiftly dismissed.

# defence - Friday 24 June, 2016

'I don’t think we’ve set the bar anywhere yet' - Farrell wants Ireland benchmark
# Faz
From The42
# Faz

'I don’t think we’ve set the bar anywhere yet' - Farrell wants Ireland benchmark

Jun 24th 2016, 4:28 PM 5,262 Views 14 Comments

The defence coach believes there is more to come from Ireland in the final game of the season.

# defence - Monday 20 June, 2016

Analysis: Springboks' clever attack leaves Ireland's defence floundering
# Comeback Kings
From The42
# Comeback Kings

Analysis: Springboks' clever attack leaves Ireland's defence floundering

Jun 20th 2016, 5:53 PM 5,891 Views 0 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men will have been disappointed with the drop-off in their defence.

# defence - Monday 13 June, 2016

Analysis: Paddy Jackson's performance the epitome of Ireland's defensive grit
# Resilience
From The42
# Resilience

Analysis: Paddy Jackson's performance the epitome of Ireland's defensive grit

Jun 13th 2016, 8:00 PM 12,434 Views 10 Comments

Ireland’s first-ever win against the Boks on South African soil was built on their 14-man defence.

# defence - Monday 2 May, 2016

'Playing devil's advocate' - the lawyers who defend people accused of indefensible crimes
# Devil's Advocates
# Devil's Advocates

'Playing devil's advocate' - the lawyers who defend people accused of indefensible crimes

May 2nd 2016, 9:00 PM 21,422 Views 33 Comments

Lawyers for Paris attacks accused Salah Abdeslam have found themselves demonised for defending their client.

# defence - Monday 25 April, 2016

Anthony Joshua set for first title defence against undefeated Dominic Breazeale
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Anthony Joshua set for first title defence against undefeated Dominic Breazeale

Apr 25th 2016, 10:25 AM 4,858 Views 3 Comments

The 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist won the IBF title earlier this month.

# defence - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Anthony Joshua to make first defence of IBF title in June
# Back In The Ring
From The42
# Back In The Ring

Anthony Joshua to make first defence of IBF title in June

Apr 21st 2016, 11:50 AM 5,764 Views 10 Comments

The newly-crowned champion will fight at London’s O2 Arena this summer.

# defence - Monday 4 April, 2016

Doctor caught up in latest doping claims defends himself on Twitter
# Doping Claims
From The42
# Doping Claims

Doctor caught up in latest doping claims defends himself on Twitter

Apr 4th 2016, 12:15 AM 8,106 Views 8 Comments

The clubs have also rubbished newspaper reports linking them with illicit behaviour.