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# rugby weekly extra

2nd October 2023
'The rumours of the All Blacks' demise were exaggerated'
Murray Kinsella and Bernard Jackman believe New Zealand will provide formidable opposition for whoever meets them in the last eight.
Last week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Eoin Toolan: Hiring Eddie Jones has left Australian rugby in even more perilous position
‘There are so many layers to this, and how impactful it’ll be on the game going forward, it actually doesn’t bear thinking about.’
'Ireland can still win it but I think South Africa have come out of this laughing'
The Rugby Weekly Extra podcast heard the Springboks can recover in emphatic fashion from their loss to Ireland.
Last month
September 2023
'From a backs perspective, Ireland are going to be licking their lips'
The Rugby Weekly Extra podcast heard there could be a flipside to the Bok’s 7:1 split.
'If you look at that November game, it's a pretty good blueprint on how to beat South Africa'
Dan Leavy outlined why he believes Ireland will prevail against the Springboks on today’s Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.
'It's more about players getting on pace with Sexton than Sexton getting on pace with the game'
Former Ireland performance analyst Eoin Toolan would rotate Ireland’s squad against Tonga, but believes Johnny Sexton should start at out-half.
'For the Boks game, it'd be James Ryan and Iain Henderson in the second row for me'
For Ireland’s clash with the defending world champions, Bernard Jackman says he would select a back five of Ryan, Henderson, Beirne, O’Mahony and Doris.
'Those teams who've beaten New Zealand have probably got a bit more might up front'
The All Blacks’ relative lack of forward power and the pressure on France were discussed on Rugby Weekly Extra.
'This World Cup will be remembered for three to four players who will transcend the game'
Attacking rugby and flair players will light up the next two months, the Rugby Weekly Extra podcast heard.
August 2023
'Maybe there’s a risk of injury, but you need an edge a week before you play the Boks'
How close to full strength Ireland should go against Romania and Tonga was debated on Rugby Weekly Extra.
'I think Jack is going to pass out Ross, that’s my gut feeling at the moment'
The Crowley v Byrne selection was up for debate on Rugby Weekly Extra.
'This decision casts a huge shadow over the game... I think World Rugby will appeal'
Ex-Ireland analyst Eoin Toolan disagrees with the disciplinary call on Owen Farrell’s high tackle.
Ireland set to welcome front-liners back with Byrne in 10 shirt
Farrell escapes ban in latest example of disciplinary guessing game
'He's clearly set to be one of the biggest stars of the World Cup'
Caelan Doris showed his class in another back row role for Ireland.
'For me, it's a rugby incident... Mallía effected the charge down'
The Argentina fullback has been cited for a collision with South Africa’s Grant Williams.
This year
'Scotland have the talent... It makes me nervous thinking about that game'
Ireland face the Scots in their final pool game at the World Cup.
'He has a massive future... he reminds me of a Furlong-type of player'
Ireland U20s prop Paddy McCarthy has impressed performance analyst Eoin Toolan.
'The reality is you’ve got to look like you belong on a rugby pitch'
Aesthetics and top-end fitness have become crucial for referees, as explained on Rugby Weekly Extra.
'For Leinster to have to pick someone because everyone else is quiet is a strange one'
Whether Leinster have sufficient leaders in their ranks was up for discussion on Rugby Weekly Extra.
'I would've backed Ross Byrne to have a really good chance of the drop goal'
Today’s episode of The 42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast breaks down the Champions Cup final.
'Leinster are just not used to being in those tight situations . . . James Lowe is crucial'
The winger can conjure something unexpected for Leinster on Saturday, according to Eoin Toolan.
Bernard Jackman: 'I didn’t see any massive issue with the refereeing'
The performance of Leinster-Munster official Frank Murphy was up for discussion on Rugby Weekly Extra.
'The reality is that he's going to have to rebuild Ulster for the second time'
Ulster’s woes were discussed on The 42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.
'It's a complete mess and a mess the IRFU have brought upon themselves'
How women’s rugby in Ireland can move forward following the Six Nations wooden spoon was discussed on Rugby Weekly Extra.
'Lower expectations and some cold hard facts. They’ve probably under-delivered'
Leo Cullen’s new media strategy was up for debate on today’s Rugby Weekly Extra.
'Honestly, he probably deserves to start the quarter-final when they play Glasgow'
Murray Kinsella, Bernard Jackman and Gavan Casey discuss Ben Healy’s form for – and his impending departure from – Munster.
'Connacht, it’s just the nature of the thing, they have to take a punt on someone'
Provinces’ resources when it comes to the recruitment of players and coaches was discussed on Rugby Weekly Extra.
'What does that front row cost in terms of salary? You're looking at €1.5 million'
Leinster’s financial power was discussed on The 42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.
'There’s work to be done on growing the game where it’s really not on the radar at all'
This is an opportune time to get more people involved in rugby, RWE pundits say.
'You could make the case that Ireland are the best Six Nations team ever'
Stephen Jones joined The42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast today.
'Farrell has been retired if you read the media, which is ridiculous'
The England captain has been facing criticism again.
Is Super Rugby's new 'Yellow Card Upgrade' system the answer?
Speaking on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra, ex-Ireland analyst Eoin Toolan welcomed the change.
Wales players 'looking at significant pay-cuts'
Bernard Jackman was talking on The42′s Rugby Weekly Extra.
'You do look at it with a different lens when it's an Irish player'
John Cooney qualifies for Scotland next month and has spoken to Gregor Townsend.
Carbery in Catch-22 as Byrne and Crowley edge ahead in Ireland pecking order
Cork Con head coach Jonny Holland breaks down Andy Farrell’s squad selection for the Six Nations.
'It's not being able to look him in the eye and say, 'We're going to build a team around you''
Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discussed Ben Healy’s ‘done deal’ with the SRU on the first rugby pod of the new year.
Last year
'It'll be brilliant to watch how he's able to adapt and bring his skill set to the Chiefs'
Eoin Toolan and Gavan Casey discussed John Ryan’s move to the Chiefs on Wednesday’s Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.
'Character-wise, there's a massive question mark about that group now'
Bernard Jackman believes Ulster may have been left ‘mentally scarred’ by the nature of their URC defeat to Leinster at the RDS.
'The intensity that he brings definitely has a lifespan' - What next for Eddie Jones?
Ciarán Kennedy and Eoin Toolan discussed Eddie Jones’ sacking and previewed the new Champions Cup season on today’s Rugby Weekly Extra.
'He helps Munster get to places they have struggled to get without him'
Antoine Frisch came in for praise on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
'He's better off not taking it' - Should Warren Gatland return as Wales head coach?
Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discussed the former Wales boss’ links to his old job on Monday’s ‘Rugby Weekly Extra’.