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# playmakers - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton

Nov 14th 2021, 5:12 PM 38,636 Views 9 Comments

With ball-playing forwards and new playmakers in the backline, Ireland are more unpredictable.

# playmakers - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

'He's all class' - Barrett still full of admiration for Sexton 100 caps on
# Centurions
From The42
# Centurions

'He's all class' - Barrett still full of admiration for Sexton 100 caps on

Nov 9th 2021, 12:03 PM 10,677 Views 1 Comment

The All Blacks out-half made his debut against Ireland back in 2012.

# playmakers - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Casey forming a halfback bond with the 'class' Carbery in Munster
# Playmakers
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# Playmakers

Casey forming a halfback bond with the 'class' Carbery in Munster

Oct 21st 2021, 6:30 AM 9,738 Views 31 Comments

The 22-year-old scrum-half is part of Ireland’s squad for the November Tests.

# playmakers - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Gatland excited by Lions' 10/12 combination of Russell and Farrell
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

Gatland excited by Lions' 10/12 combination of Russell and Farrell

Jul 1st 2021, 2:32 PM 4,424 Views 4 Comments

The Scot and the Englishman will play together against the Lions on Saturday.

# playmakers - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Leinster lose 'enormous experience' as La Rochelle halfbacks return to training
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

Leinster lose 'enormous experience' as La Rochelle halfbacks return to training

Apr 28th 2021, 5:00 PM 42,154 Views 29 Comments

Jono Gibbes believes Leinster have the depth to deal with Sexton’s absence.

# playmakers - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Russell and Ntamack return for Six Nations finale
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

Russell and Ntamack return for Six Nations finale

Mar 24th 2021, 1:51 PM 6,807 Views 3 Comments

The Six Nations will finally be decided by Friday night’s postponed game.

# playmakers - Monday 1 February, 2021

Leinster's playmaking duo of Byrne and Frawley continue to impress
# 10/12
From The42
# 10/12

Leinster's playmaking duo of Byrne and Frawley continue to impress

Feb 1st 2021, 2:58 PM 9,554 Views 19 Comments

The Leinster pair’s latest showing was up for discussion on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# playmakers - Monday 26 October, 2020

'That's what Ireland need, multiple first receivers and an unpredictability'
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

'That's what Ireland need, multiple first receivers and an unpredictability'

Oct 26th 2020, 4:03 PM 39,153 Views 11 Comments

Ireland’s attack came in for praise on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# playmakers - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Loss of Carbery leaves door slightly ajar for bright new generation of Munster 10s
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

Loss of Carbery leaves door slightly ajar for bright new generation of Munster 10s

Aug 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,497 Views 31 Comments

The Athy man will sit out an indeterminable amount of time to recover from his ankle issue.Munster have a wealth of homegrown, but raw, options.

# playmakers - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Ireland have 'utmost faith' in Carbery and Carty if Sexton sits out Japan game
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

Ireland have 'utmost faith' in Carbery and Carty if Sexton sits out Japan game

Sep 25th 2019, 1:00 AM 10,684 Views 20 Comments

The 34-year-old out-half sustained what Ireland called a ‘bang to the quad’ against Scotland.

# playmakers - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Barrett moves to 15 as All Blacks bring in Crusaders star Mo'unga at 10
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

Barrett moves to 15 as All Blacks bring in Crusaders star Mo'unga at 10

Jul 24th 2019, 8:08 PM 11,920 Views 41 Comments

Steve Hansen has named his two best out-halves to start against the Springboks.

# playmakers - Friday 28 June, 2019

Cipriani swapped into England squad in place of Marcus Smith
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

Cipriani swapped into England squad in place of Marcus Smith

Jun 28th 2019, 3:48 PM 9,429 Views 5 Comments

Eddie Jones’ side will train for another week without Owen Farrell.

# playmakers - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Scannell and Carbery settling into a rhythm to ignite Munster attack
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

Scannell and Carbery settling into a rhythm to ignite Munster attack

Jan 16th 2019, 5:40 AM 6,325 Views 1 Comment

The centre played most of his youth rugby as an out-half and knows how to bring the best conditions for Carbery.

# playmakers - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Analysis: Sexton-Farrell axis makes the difference against All Blacks
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

Analysis: Sexton-Farrell axis makes the difference against All Blacks

Jul 2nd 2017, 3:00 PM 19,295 Views 20 Comments

The 10-12 combination was integral in the key attacking moments of the second Test win.

# playmakers - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Pairing up Sexton and Farrell is a bold call from Warren Gatland
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

Pairing up Sexton and Farrell is a bold call from Warren Gatland

Jun 29th 2017, 5:55 AM 11,062 Views 12 Comments

The two playmakers will start alongside each other in the second Test against the All Blacks.

# playmakers - Monday 19 June, 2017

Analysis: Sexton-Farrell combination can unlock the All Blacks
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

Analysis: Sexton-Farrell combination can unlock the All Blacks

Jun 19th 2017, 11:00 AM 9,065 Views 7 Comments

The playmaking pair linked superbly against the Crusaders last weekend.

# playmakers - Monday 6 March, 2017

'You can't make a great player have a poor game': Wales wary of 'astute' Murray and Sexton
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

'You can't make a great player have a poor game': Wales wary of 'astute' Murray and Sexton

Mar 6th 2017, 4:48 PM 6,471 Views 5 Comments

“They are two outstanding players who we have to be really on our guard against.”

# playmakers - Saturday 26 December, 2015

From Ireland's most effective and underrated to the great DC: Tony Ward's top 10s
# Gamechanges
From The42
# Gamechanges

From Ireland's most effective and underrated to the great DC: Tony Ward's top 10s

Dec 26th 2015, 5:00 PM 28,016 Views 43 Comments

One of Ireland’s finest out-halves talks us through some of his favourite rugby protagonists.

# playmakers - Friday 25 December, 2015

Can he kick it? Does he have to? The makings of a perfect 10
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

Can he kick it? Does he have to? The makings of a perfect 10

Dec 25th 2015, 1:00 PM 11,229 Views 9 Comments

We speak with Tony Ward about what he looks for when identifying potential out-halves before they take on schools rugby.

# playmakers - Monday 2 November, 2015

7 achingly beautiful RWC passes too good not to watch over and over again
# Supply And Demand
From The42
# Supply And Demand

7 achingly beautiful RWC passes too good not to watch over and over again

Nov 2nd 2015, 12:41 PM 7,644 Views 9 Comments

Here’s to the playmakers.

# playmakers - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Analysis: Two of the Premier League's most creative players last weekend were Irish
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

Analysis: Two of the Premier League's most creative players last weekend were Irish

Aug 18th 2015, 12:00 PM 12,481 Views 10 Comments

Both Stephen Ireland and Wes Hoolahan were instrumental for their clubs on Saturday.

# playmakers - Thursday 12 March, 2015

No concern over Sexton's hamstring but Ian Keatley travels with Ireland
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

No concern over Sexton's hamstring but Ian Keatley travels with Ireland

Mar 12th 2015, 4:48 PM 5,852 Views 10 Comments

Joe Schmidt also explained why Ian Madigan was not released back to Leinster last weekend.

# playmakers - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Shaqiri's treble fires Switzerland into second round tie with Messi's Argentina
# Gala
From The42
# Gala

Shaqiri's treble fires Switzerland into second round tie with Messi's Argentina

Jun 25th 2014, 11:25 PM 3,590 Views 9 Comments

The Bayern Munich man linked superbly with Josip Drmić to put Honduras to the sword.