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#Passing

# passing - This year 2022

Furlong's stunning pass and Beirne's sleight of hand show point of difference
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Furlong's stunning pass and Beirne's sleight of hand show point of difference

Updated Feb 6th 2022, 9:02 PM 53,700 Views 21 Comments

The multi-skilled Ireland forwards picked up where they left off in November.

'It definitely helps us that we're not just relying on our 9s and 10s to run it'
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

'It definitely helps us that we're not just relying on our 9s and 10s to run it'

Jan 25th 2022, 7:51 PM 10,879 Views 3 Comments

Robbie Henshaw is happy to step up as a distributor for Leinster and Ireland.

# passing - All time

McFarland's Ulster keep the faith in collective speed and ball-handling skill
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

McFarland's Ulster keep the faith in collective speed and ball-handling skill

Sep 6th 2020, 2:30 PM 6,956 Views 2 Comments

The northern province stuck to their philosophy as they mounted a dramatic comeback last night.

Why numbers on jerseys matter less than ever as rugby progresses
# Super Rugby
From The42
# Super Rugby

Why numbers on jerseys matter less than ever as rugby progresses

Jun 16th 2020, 7:30 PM 14,297 Views 8 Comments

The return of rugby in New Zealand underlined that Eddie Jones might have been ahead of the curve again.

Cooney's try the latest example of the Ulster forwards' ever-improving skills
# Handling
From The42
# Handling

Cooney's try the latest example of the Ulster forwards' ever-improving skills

Jan 16th 2020, 9:00 AM 8,240 Views 7 Comments

Dan Soper, formerly an AIL coach with Ballynahinch and Banbridge, is having a big impact.

Scannell keen for Munster's passing progress to pay off against Sarries
# Attack
From The42
# Attack

Scannell keen for Munster's passing progress to pay off against Sarries

Apr 18th 2019, 9:20 AM 6,731 Views 15 Comments

The inside centre says Johann van Graan’s men have been working hard on their attacking game.

Analysis: How has Conor Murray been playing in the Six Nations?
# Nine
From The42
# Nine

Analysis: How has Conor Murray been playing in the Six Nations?

Updated Feb 26th 2019, 8:57 PM 42,361 Views 40 Comments

The 29-year-old is not quite at his best but the concern around him has been exaggerated.

'It's a small bit unfair... I would probably like to see the rule changed'
# JGP
From The42
# JGP

'It's a small bit unfair... I would probably like to see the rule changed'

Jan 16th 2019, 8:32 AM 15,108 Views 26 Comments

Leinster scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park is set to take over from Luke McGrath in the nine shirt.

Analysis: Joe Schmidt's Ireland beat the All Blacks at their own game
# Turned Over
From The42
# Turned Over

Analysis: Joe Schmidt's Ireland beat the All Blacks at their own game

Nov 19th 2018, 5:55 PM 47,588 Views 14 Comments

The Ireland forwards showed off their handling skills to go along with the physicality.

'Hopefully we can get girls into clubs and playing from a younger age'
# Nine
From The42
# Nine

'Hopefully we can get girls into clubs and playing from a younger age'

Nov 17th 2018, 8:30 AM 16,893 Views 1 Comment

Ireland Women scrum-half Ailsa Hughes is looking to take her game to the next level.

Analysis: Johnny Sexton's combative class shines for Leinster once again
# The Director
From The42
# The Director

Analysis: Johnny Sexton's combative class shines for Leinster once again

May 28th 2018, 7:00 PM 16,513 Views 20 Comments

The 32-year-old was superb as his side claimed their Guinness Pro14 title.

Analysis: Conan's Lowe-assisted try shows Leinster at their basic best
# Skillset
From The42
# Skillset

Analysis: Conan's Lowe-assisted try shows Leinster at their basic best

May 21st 2018, 7:50 PM 14,771 Views 26 Comments

The eastern province’s basic skills were superior to Munster’s in the Pro14 semi-final.

'Always being the little kid, you have to try and find a way not to get hit too hard’
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'Always being the little kid, you have to try and find a way not to get hit too hard’

Apr 7th 2018, 9:00 AM 24,621 Views 39 Comments

Instinct, intelligence, analysis: What makes Joey Carbery the player he is?

CJ Stander pushes passing skills as opposition analyse his ball-carrying
# Another String
From The42
# Another String

CJ Stander pushes passing skills as opposition analyse his ball-carrying

Feb 20th 2018, 6:25 PM 10,230 Views 6 Comments

The number eight says Munster boss Johann van Graan has helped him to develop.

Video analysis: Schmidt's set-piece strikes and the "new breed" of Irish forward
# Tactics
From The42
# Tactics

Video analysis: Schmidt's set-piece strikes and the "new breed" of Irish forward

Feb 3rd 2018, 8:10 AM 9,241 Views 9 Comments

The November Tests were extremely encouraging for Ireland from an attacking point of view.

'It's just pure work rate. In a tight game, it can nearly win you a game'
# Bust A Gut
From The42
# Bust A Gut

'It's just pure work rate. In a tight game, it can nearly win you a game'

Jan 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 10,351 Views 13 Comments

Robbie Henshaw is happy that he’s showing a rounded game in midfield for Leinster.

Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth
# Close One
# Close One

Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth

Sep 1st 2017, 9:32 PM 27,051 Views 71 Comments

Scientists had planned to study the asteroid up close when it passes.

Analysis: Aaron Smith and Morgan Parra find creative scrum-half solutions
# Pass Masters
From The42
# Pass Masters

Analysis: Aaron Smith and Morgan Parra find creative scrum-half solutions

May 2nd 2017, 8:00 PM 8,491 Views 1 Comment

Both nines have produced triple skip passes to cut defences apart in recent weeks.

Kieran Marmion explains how his Ireland and Connacht roles are different
# Nine
From The42
# Nine

Kieran Marmion explains how his Ireland and Connacht roles are different

Apr 28th 2017, 6:55 AM 9,644 Views 9 Comments

Passing, sniping, kicking, defending and organising are all key parts of playing at nine.

Video analysis: Ireland's expansive ideas excite at start of World Cup year
# Width
From The42
# Width

Video analysis: Ireland's expansive ideas excite at start of World Cup year

Nov 17th 2016, 8:19 AM 6,710 Views 3 Comments

Tom Tierney’s side were ambitious with their use of the ball against England last weekend.

Analysis: Connacht's decision-making and skill pays dividends in Limerick
# Catch And Pass
From The42
# Catch And Pass

Analysis: Connacht's decision-making and skill pays dividends in Limerick

Dec 1st 2015, 3:00 PM 22,175 Views 21 Comments

Pat Lam has pushed his players hard to improve their core skills.

Peter Stringer: The smallest man in the World Cup final might have the biggest say
# Column
From The42
# Column

Peter Stringer: The smallest man in the World Cup final might have the biggest say

Oct 26th 2015, 9:30 PM 38,608 Views 13 Comments

Our World Cup columnist looks at the All Blacks’ brilliant scrum-half, Aaron Smith.

Maturing Paddy Jackson trusting his instincts ahead of World Cup
# Vision
From The42
# Vision

Maturing Paddy Jackson trusting his instincts ahead of World Cup

Aug 1st 2015, 8:15 AM 6,262 Views 19 Comments

The Ulster out-half says the game is slowing down more for him as he gains experience.

Analysis: Retallick epitomises why All Blacks are best in the world
# Basic Skills
From The42
# Basic Skills

Analysis: Retallick epitomises why All Blacks are best in the world

Jul 24th 2015, 7:45 AM 10,475 Views 9 Comments

The 24-year-old second row has already been named the best individual player in the game.

Some government buildings are flying their flags at half mast today
# Head Of State
# Head Of State

Some government buildings are flying their flags at half mast today

Jan 23rd 2015, 4:56 PM 20,320 Views 103 Comments

This was to mark the passing of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

Leinster coaches put onus on players to start delivering the goods
# Player Power
From The42
# Player Power

Leinster coaches put onus on players to start delivering the goods

Dec 30th 2014, 12:35 PM 3,592 Views 12 Comments

‘At the end of the day, we can’t play the game for the guys,’ says skills and kicking coach Richie Murphy.

Ireland cap Noel Reid ready to add playmaking quality to Leinster midfield
# Second Five Eighth
From The42
# Second Five Eighth

Ireland cap Noel Reid ready to add playmaking quality to Leinster midfield

Oct 8th 2014, 8:30 PM 7,291 Views 15 Comments

The 24-year-old centre, set for his comeback from injury this weekend, tells us about his rugby journey so far.

36-year-old Peter Stringer is still ripped and has a slick pass
# Aesthetics Brah!
From The42
# Aesthetics Brah!

36-year-old Peter Stringer is still ripped and has a slick pass

Jul 10th 2014, 1:40 PM 15,386 Views 5 Comments

The Bath scrum-half is looking in good shape ahead of the new season.

Rugby technique: Pass selection is the key, not spinning
# Passing
From The42
# Passing

Rugby technique: Pass selection is the key, not spinning

Feb 13th 2014, 9:01 PM 12,557 Views 14 Comments

The creative Bath duo of George Ford and Kyle Eastmond are showing how rugby league can influence union again.

Patrick Kelly: "Most people wouldn't be fans of it but they're revolutionizing tactics."
# All-Ireland SFC
From The42
# All-Ireland SFC

Patrick Kelly: "Most people wouldn't be fans of it but they're revolutionizing tactics."

Aug 27th 2012, 6:43 PM 2,041 Views 2 Comments

The Ballincollig club man believes that Donegal have to be credited for their winning display in Croke Park yesterday.

Murph’s Sideline Cut: "Tomás Ó Sé said last week that you can’t train yourself for a match against Donegal – you have to experience it."
# Column
From The42
# Column

Murph’s Sideline Cut: "Tomás Ó Sé said last week that you can’t train yourself for a match against Donegal – you have to experience it."

Aug 27th 2012, 3:30 PM 3,127 Views 2 Comments

The composure, athleticism and hunger of the Donegal players proved critical in seeing off Cork yesterday, writes Ciaran Murphy.