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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# shape

All time
# Green shoots
The most encouraging passage of attack in Ireland's entire autumn campaign
The sequence leading to Duncan Taylor’s yellow card gave us a glimpse of what Ireland are trying to do.
# game plan
Scanning, kicking, more playmakers, solid set-piece - Ireland's attack aims this autumn
Attack coach Mike Catt says teams ‘can’t just be one-dimensional anymore.’
# Width
Analysis: Wales and Ireland on similar journeys with 1-3-2-2 attack shape
Both teams are looking to provide greater threat with increased width.
# high-skilled
Analysis: Japan's skillful 1-3-2-2 attack central to shock win over Ireland
The skill level and structure of the hosts’ attack has instilled a confidence in their players, writes analyst Eoin Toolan.
# Shredded
'It's a funny pic, it's just good fun' - Springboks in good shape for World Cup
Faf de Klerk is enjoying the freedom Jacques Nienaber has given him in defence.
# link pass
Analysis: The most relevant Ireland try before Schmidt's men meet Wales
Ireland’s forwards passed the ball freely last weekend but Devin Toner’s effort stood out.
# Tactics
Analysis: Australia's 1-3-3-1 shape looking to drag England series back
Michael Cheika’s side are extremely difficult to defend against.
# Fluidity
Analysis: Crusaders' classic shape allows individual skill to shine
We take a look at the Kiwis’ 2-4-2 shape, which has been adopted by Pat Lam’s Connacht.
# shape
Schmidt to ring changes for Romania after attacking progress in Cardiff
The Kiwi head coach had always planned to field a fresh XV for the second Pool D clash.
# shape
Analysis: Was Ireland's attack against England as weak as it seemed?
Joe Schmidt’s men coughed up an unacceptable amount of possession against England.
# shape
Analysis: Bath's polished diamond structure allows creativity to flourish
We take a look at one aspect of the attacking quality that brought Mike Ford’s side into the Premiership final.
# Jouez
Analysis: Jackman's Grenoble bringing French flair back to the Top 14
We use GIFs, screenshots and videos to examine the exciting attacking play of Grenoble so far this season.
# get in shape
Harvard scientists have found a new shape - it's in your phone cord
What took you so long, boffins?
# new sensation
This bionic hand can sense shape and texture
Amputee Dennis Aabo Sorenson said he could feel things with his new hand for the first time in nine years.
# dubh
Irish artists team up with US peers to go back to black
What happens when you make art inspired by the colour black? You create weird, wonderful and breathtaking shapes, as these Irish artists show.