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#Scrum Analysis

# scrum-analysis - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland and England's scrum battle bodes well for the Lions
# Heavyweights
From The42
# Heavyweights

Analysis: Ireland and England's scrum battle bodes well for the Lions

Mar 21st 2017, 2:32 PM 9,690 Views 4 Comments

It was a true back-and-forth contest in Dublin on Saturday evening.

# scrum-analysis - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland and Wales showed the way forward for the scrum in Cardiff
# Feed The Scrum
From The42
# Feed The Scrum

Analysis: Ireland and Wales showed the way forward for the scrum in Cardiff

Mar 15th 2017, 1:28 PM 7,003 Views 6 Comments

Both teams used the scrum for the right reasons on Friday night.

# scrum-analysis - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Analysis: The Welsh scrum has big problems, and Ireland can take advantage
# Hook Out!
From The42
# Hook Out!

Analysis: The Welsh scrum has big problems, and Ireland can take advantage

Mar 8th 2017, 4:30 PM 7,258 Views 4 Comments

The Welsh have struggles with the hook on a third of their scrums so far.

# scrum-analysis - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland's scrum came good in the end after a very messy start
# Scrum Analysis
From The42
# Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Ireland's scrum came good in the end after a very messy start

Mar 1st 2017, 1:00 PM 7,108 Views 5 Comments

McGrath and Slimani’s tussle must have been a nightmare to referee.

# scrum-analysis - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Analysis: Ireland's scrum will get a huge test against monstrous French pack
# Scrumbags
From The42
# Scrumbags

Analysis: Ireland's scrum will get a huge test against monstrous French pack

Feb 22nd 2017, 9:25 PM 8,369 Views 6 Comments

The Irish forwards face their biggest challenge yet this weekend.

# scrum-analysis - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Analysis: Ireland's scrum dominance bodes well for trip to Rome
# Eye Of The Tadhg-er
From The42
# Eye Of The Tadhg-er

Analysis: Ireland's scrum dominance bodes well for trip to Rome

Feb 8th 2017, 9:00 PM 5,393 Views 3 Comments

Saturday’s battle between Andrea Lovotti and Tadhg Furlong has the potential to be messy.

# scrum-analysis - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Analysis: We look at just how much the scrum has changed since professionalism
# Class Of 95
From The42
# Class Of 95

Analysis: We look at just how much the scrum has changed since professionalism

Feb 2nd 2017, 5:34 PM 6,744 Views 9 Comments

For better or for worse, a lot has changed since 1995

# scrum-analysis - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Analysis: Tadhg Furlong got a handle of The Beast, but just how legal was it?
# Pure Wexford Beef
From The42
# Pure Wexford Beef

Analysis: Tadhg Furlong got a handle of The Beast, but just how legal was it?

Jun 23rd 2016, 8:14 PM 6,021 Views 4 Comments

On the other side, Jack McGrath was an exemplary powerhouse and Ireland can build on him again this weekend.

# scrum-analysis - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Analysis: Irish scrum have a tough job on their hands taming the Beast
# The Beast
From The42
# The Beast

Analysis: Irish scrum have a tough job on their hands taming the Beast

Jun 9th 2016, 4:00 PM 6,864 Views 12 Comments

Tendai Mtawarira’s technique makes him very hard to stop.

# scrum-analysis - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Analysis: Brains overcame brawn for Connacht in scrum battle with Leinster
# Brain Over Brawn
From The42
# Brain Over Brawn

Analysis: Brains overcame brawn for Connacht in scrum battle with Leinster

Jun 1st 2016, 8:00 PM 10,761 Views 21 Comments

Leinster were dominant at the scrum, but Connacht were smarter.

# scrum-analysis - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Analysis: Ireland's scrum boxed clever in a flawless display against Scotland
# In And Out
From The42
# In And Out

Analysis: Ireland's scrum boxed clever in a flawless display against Scotland

Mar 23rd 2016, 1:34 PM 7,955 Views 8 Comments

Jamie Heaslip’s game management ensured constant quick ball for the backline.

# scrum-analysis - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Analysis: Resurgent Scottish scrum could cause problems for Ireland
# Angry Scotsman
From The42
# Angry Scotsman

Analysis: Resurgent Scottish scrum could cause problems for Ireland

Mar 16th 2016, 3:15 PM 3,706 Views 1 Comment

Edinburgh teammates Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford and WP Nel dismantled the much-lauded French front row.

# scrum-analysis - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Analysis: Italian scrum had a meltdown against Scotland, and Ireland can take advantage
# Sitting Duck
From The42
# Sitting Duck

Analysis: Italian scrum had a meltdown against Scotland, and Ireland can take advantage

Mar 9th 2016, 3:23 PM 10,427 Views 8 Comments

Lorenzo Cittadini is there for the taking after being tormented by the Scottish.

# scrum-analysis - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Analysis: Ireland and England's scrum battle showed why referees need more help
# Organised Chaos
From The42
# Organised Chaos

Analysis: Ireland and England's scrum battle showed why referees need more help

Mar 2nd 2016, 1:26 PM 6,698 Views 3 Comments

Both sets of players made things difficult for Romain Poite.

# scrum-analysis - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Analysis: The Irish scrum must deal with Dan Cole's short binds
# Legally Binding
From The42
# Legally Binding

Analysis: The Irish scrum must deal with Dan Cole's short binds

Feb 25th 2016, 12:15 PM 7,943 Views 7 Comments

Romain Poite needs to keep a close eye on the English tighthead’s binding.

# scrum-analysis - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Analysis: Ireland's scrum suffers in messy performance against France
# Scrum Analysis
From The42
# Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Ireland's scrum suffers in messy performance against France

Feb 17th 2016, 3:20 PM 15,024 Views 17 Comments

Les Bleus played rope-a-dope with the Irish front row.

# scrum-analysis - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Analysis: Ireland's first-half scrum woes could have proved even more costly
# Scrum Wars
From The42
# Scrum Wars

Analysis: Ireland's first-half scrum woes could have proved even more costly

Feb 10th 2016, 3:00 PM 20,351 Views 5 Comments

The scrum settled after the break, but the French pack will provide an even bigger test.

# scrum-analysis - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Analysis: Jack McGrath can exploit Wales' Samson Lee to give Ireland the edge in the scrum battle
# Front Row Club
From The42
# Front Row Club

Analysis: Jack McGrath can exploit Wales' Samson Lee to give Ireland the edge in the scrum battle

Feb 3rd 2016, 2:34 PM 13,761 Views 6 Comments

Lee has struggled for form since his awful achilles injury last year.

# scrum-analysis - Saturday 24 October, 2015

We've crunched the numbers on Mario Ledesma's scrum revolution in Argentina
# Scrumbags
From The42
# Scrumbags

We've crunched the numbers on Mario Ledesma's scrum revolution in Argentina

Oct 24th 2015, 10:00 AM 5,348 Views 2 Comments

Australia’s scrum has shown a dramatic improvement in 2015.

# scrum-analysis - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Analysis: Ireland lost momentum at crucial times in the scrum battle with Argentina
# Scrum Analysis
From The42
# Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Ireland lost momentum at crucial times in the scrum battle with Argentina

Oct 21st 2015, 11:29 AM 5,155 Views 5 Comments

Sunday’s scrum battle was incredibly even.

# scrum-analysis - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Analysis: Ireland played rope-a-dope with the French scrum on Sunday
# Scrum Analysis
From The42
# Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Ireland played rope-a-dope with the French scrum on Sunday

Oct 13th 2015, 3:30 PM 19,491 Views 8 Comments

After struggling early on, Ireland dominated France at the scrum.

# scrum-analysis - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Analysis: Slimani and Ben Arous will give Irish scrum their biggest challenge yet
# Scrum Analysis
From The42
# Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Slimani and Ben Arous will give Irish scrum their biggest challenge yet

Oct 10th 2015, 10:00 AM 4,878 Views 2 Comments

France came out on top in the scrum battle when the sides met earlier this year.

# scrum-analysis - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Analysis: Australia used Joe Marler's reputation against him at the scrum
# Scrum Analysis
From The42
# Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Australia used Joe Marler's reputation against him at the scrum

Oct 6th 2015, 7:30 AM 13,720 Views 10 Comments

Joe Marler’s reputation cost him some 50/50 decisions.

# scrum-analysis - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Analysis: Castrogiovanni is the man Ireland must target to dominate scrum battle
# Scrum Analysis
From The42
# Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Castrogiovanni is the man Ireland must target to dominate scrum battle

Oct 1st 2015, 5:22 PM 6,153 Views 4 Comments

Martin Castrogiovanni is the weak link that Ireland can target.

# scrum-analysis - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

The scrum has reached crisis point in rugby, and everyone must share the blame
# Ignorance Is Bliss
From The42
# Ignorance Is Bliss

The scrum has reached crisis point in rugby, and everyone must share the blame

Sep 29th 2015, 2:57 PM 8,900 Views 11 Comments

The World Cup has shown up the ignorance of World Rugby towards the scrum.

# scrum-analysis - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Analysis: Ireland will have to be wary of Romania's illegal scrum antics
# Scrum Analysis
From The42
# Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Ireland will have to be wary of Romania's illegal scrum antics

Sep 24th 2015, 5:13 PM 7,994 Views 4 Comments

Loosehead Mihai Lazar is Romania’s biggest weapon.

# scrum-analysis - Monday 21 September, 2015

Analysis: Ireland hold back at scrum time to unleash training ground moves
# Patience Is A Virtue
From The42
# Patience Is A Virtue

Analysis: Ireland hold back at scrum time to unleash training ground moves

Sep 21st 2015, 3:27 PM 12,296 Views 11 Comments

Ireland used the scrum as a platform for their backs to attack.

# scrum-analysis - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Analysis: Canada's poor scrum the ideal opportunity for Healy to blow off the cobwebs
# Scrum Analysis
From The42
# Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Canada's poor scrum the ideal opportunity for Healy to blow off the cobwebs

Sep 16th 2015, 3:19 PM 15,590 Views 6 Comments

Canada’s weakness in the scrum plays into Ireland’s hands.

# scrum-analysis - Friday 11 September, 2015

A former Irish prop explains just how different tighthead prop is from loosehead
# Front Row Club
From The42
# Front Row Club

A former Irish prop explains just how different tighthead prop is from loosehead

Sep 11th 2015, 2:39 PM 17,292 Views 14 Comments

Court tells The42 why the utility prop is becoming extinct.

# scrum-analysis - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Analysis: Ireland control the English scrum but backrow risking silly penalties
# Scrum Analysis
From The42
# Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Ireland control the English scrum but backrow risking silly penalties

Sep 8th 2015, 12:21 PM 16,698 Views 18 Comments

Ireland’s flankers playing a risky game by attacking the front row.

# scrum-analysis - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Analysis: Joubert's refereeing of Welsh scrum doesn't bode well for Romania clash
# There May Be Trouble Ahead
From The42
# There May Be Trouble Ahead

Analysis: Joubert's refereeing of Welsh scrum doesn't bode well for Romania clash

Aug 30th 2015, 5:53 PM 14,540 Views 17 Comments

Craig Joubert made some questionable calls at scrum time.

# scrum-analysis - Friday 14 August, 2015

Analysis: Bledisloe Cup incident showed up World Rugby's attitude to the scrum
# Scrum Analysis
From The42
# Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Bledisloe Cup incident showed up World Rugby's attitude to the scrum

Aug 14th 2015, 10:00 AM 27,126 Views 41 Comments

A fascinating exchange between Wayne Barnes and Stephen Moore.

# scrum-analysis - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Analysis: Ireland perfect the 8-man shove in Welsh scrum demolition
# 8 Man Shove
From The42
# 8 Man Shove

Analysis: Ireland perfect the 8-man shove in Welsh scrum demolition

Aug 11th 2015, 12:01 PM 9,504 Views 13 Comments

Jamie Heaslip proved how important the number 8 can be to defensive scrums.

# scrum-analysis - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Analysis: All Blacks scrum showed its weakness against South Africa
# Weakness
From The42
# Weakness

Analysis: All Blacks scrum showed its weakness against South Africa

Jul 29th 2015, 9:20 AM 10,105 Views 9 Comments

Tony Woodcock showed on Saturday that he’s there for the taking

# scrum-analysis - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Analysis: South African scrum control ruined by poor game management
# Front Row Union
From The42
# Front Row Union

Analysis: South African scrum control ruined by poor game management

Jul 21st 2015, 6:35 PM 10,350 Views 8 Comments

South Africa lost control of the scrum by making too many subs, too early in the game.

# scrum-analysis - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle
# Scrum Wars
From The42
# Scrum Wars

Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle

May 27th 2015, 6:00 PM 5,120 Views 3 Comments

Munster’s tightheads will be key players on Saturday

# scrum-analysis - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Collision and scrum analysis takes Ireland's GPS system to the next level
# Technology
From The42
# Technology

Collision and scrum analysis takes Ireland's GPS system to the next level

May 4th 2014, 10:30 AM 10,259 Views 6 Comments

Mark Geraghty of STATSports joins TheScore.ie to explain the latest fascinating developments.