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# game plan

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# belief
'The one thing we really take out of it is that we've got the game plan and the skill'
Munster senior coach Stephen Larkham feels the Pro14 final was “fairly evenly matched.”
# spicy
'At least Leinster used some of our tactics in that game, so that's brilliant to see'
Johann van Graan says Munster will always look to tailor their game plans to specific opposition.
# game plan
Scanning, kicking, more playmakers, solid set-piece - Ireland's attack aims this autumn
Attack coach Mike Catt says teams ‘can’t just be one-dimensional anymore.’
'We were able to harass Leinster and put them under pressure'
Saracens coach Mark McCall outlines his side’s tactics today as Leinster’s winning streak came to an end.
# Tactics
Munster's Springboks-esque game plan a dispiriting sight for province's fans
The tactical approach from Johann van Graan’s side felt far too familiar as they came up short again.
# game plan
Oyonnax coach Prendergast explains how they beat Toulon two weeks ago
The former Munster scrum-half and his side had a huge victory over Munster’s Champions Cup opponents.
# game plan
3 things Cleveland can do in Game Two to stop the Warriors dominating again
Will it be another easy win for the Golden State Warriors?
# Tactics
Schmidt: 'The game plan in the World Cup, I thought, served us really well'
The Ireland head coach says his side don’t have just one set of tactics.
# game plan
Horgan: Leinster have to starve Toulon of possession
Former Ireland winger says Leo Cullen’s side must make the most of any opportunities that come their way on Sunday to have any hope of getting a result.
# column
'It's not just about one or two decision makers, every player has to understand'
Lynne Cantwell explains how Ireland’s women’s team improved their effectiveness on the pitch.
# game plan
Analysis: Schmidt keeps big ideas under wraps ahead of World Cup
Ireland showed some nice shape in attack against Scotland on Saturday.
# Luuuuuuke
Fitzgerald: Toulon game will be best indicator of what Leinster are about
The Ireland wing explains why Matt O’Connor’s game plan has not clicked for the province yet.
# game plan
Analysis: How did Ireland dominate England in the Six Nations?
Exiting, discipline, the halfbacks, and a solid set-piece were building blocks for an impressive win.
# game plan
Simon Hick column: Schmidt's Ireland aren't playing beautifully but they might never need to
Ireland have been beating the world’s top teams with a strong kicking game and sound fundamentals.
# Brain power
'Realist' Joe Schmidt remains Ireland's trump card ahead of Boks clash
The Kiwi head coach is likely to have a well-prepared and intelligent game plan ready for tomorrow.
# game plan
Analysis: Matt O'Connor looks for growth in Leinster's attacking structure
The Australian head coach will have been pleased by some of this side’s shape against the Scarlets last weekend.
# game plan
Walsh banking on balance as Munster's attack moves in new direction
After two years of ‘Penneyball’, Brian Walsh is looking for more variety from the southern province.
# game plan
Analysis: Ireland Women show tactical intelligence in victory over the US
There were positives to be taken from Friday’s win, but improvement will be needed ahead of the New Zealand clash.
# Analysis
Analysis: Leinster's game plan comes up short against Toulon's extreme power
Using GIFs and videos, we’ve examined the province’s kicking and attacking during the Heineken Cup quarter-final.
# Tactics
Sexton trusts in Schmidt's game plan ahead of Parisian cup final
The Ireland out-half says he and his teammates will remain performance-focused despite what’s on the line.
# game plan
Shane Horgan: where England v Ireland will be won and lost
The former Ireland and Leinster wing gives us insight into how the clash at Twickenham might play out.
# game plan
Ireland’s Best is good enough to exert ‘physical dominance’ over Wales
The Ulster hooker explains how Joe Schmidt’s training methods are making the national team more adaptable.
# Penneyball
Earls' try was an example of 'where we're trying to get' - Rob Penney
The Munster head coach was ‘rapt’ with his side’s tactical appreciation against Gloucester last weekend.
# mindset
'If we do 100 things 1% better, we can be world champions'
World Cup winner Will Greenwood explains the philosophy that drove England to success.
# identity
Time for Joe Schmidt to restore supporters’ pride in Ireland
By staying true to his basic principles, the head coach can bring the Irish team back to the pedestal of the game.
# Winning formula
Opinion: Club mentality and ref management made Ireland a different beast
Declan Kidney’s squad rediscovered what makes them hungry to win, but the game-plan was made to suit more than just the players.