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# Physicality

Last year
'It's not always size... We need to stop being the nice Connacht Irish boys'
Dewald Senekal wants to see his players bringing more of an edge to their game.
'We play with a physicality that Ireland haven’t seen before' - Eddie Jones
The England boss pointed out that Andy Farrell’s men haven’t faced South Africa since 2017.
Farrell weighs up selection for Italy as Ireland sidestep physicality 'trap'
Joey or Johnny for the Italy game?
All time
Connacht hit a new level of collision success in their close-call against Racing
However, the lineout and maul needs to be much better against Bristol this weekend.
'He’s probably my bodyguard! Have you seen the size of that lad?'
Connacht lock Quinn Roux is aiming to help Ireland win the set-piece battle against England.
World Cup final pits 'the two most powerful teams in the world' against each other
England defence coach John Mitchell is expecting a very different challenge this weekend.
More camps, variation and the 200 kilo club: Prepping Ireland for the Women's Rugby World Cup
Strength and conditioning coach Ed Slattery is keeping an eye on the ever-changing fitness programmes for Tom Tierney’s squad.
'If I felt that I was physically dominated, I'd be wanting to fix that'
Lions head coach Warren Gatland has challenged his players to win more collisions in Test two.
Rassie Erasmus' new Munster era brings emphasis on physicality
Francis Saili and Conor Murray are enthusiastic ahead of the new season.
Ireland squeezed out by French power in World Cup third place play-off
Despite tries for Niamh Briggs and Grace Davitt, Ireland were out-muscled by les Bleues in Paris.
Begley calls for physicality to return to International Rules series
The Laois player believes fans will respond to greater displays of passion in the hybrid game.
Jim McGuinness: 'We never, ever, once said we were afraid of physicality'
The Donegal boss believes the issue of his players being targeted was dealt with ‘flippantly’ on The Sunday Game.
Leinster have been bullied in their last 3 games - Keith Wood
The former Ireland and Munster captain believes the European champions are lost without Brian O’Driscoll.
Anthony Cunningham: “For us, we have no fears referee-wise.”
The Tribesmen hurling supremo has expressed his confidence in the match official for the forthcoming hurling decider.