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#summer tests

# summer-tests - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Irish scrum couldn't cope with raw Bok power, but McGrath unlucky not to reap more reward
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Irish scrum couldn't cope with raw Bok power, but McGrath unlucky not to reap more reward

Jun 30th 2016, 12:00 PM 14,827 Views 10 Comments

It was a dream debut for loosehead Steven “Red Bull” Kitschoff.

# summer-tests - 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 6,016 Views 4 Comments

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

# summer-tests - Saturday 11 June, 2016

History on the line for comeback kid Murphy as South Africa await
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

History on the line for comeback kid Murphy as South Africa await

Jun 11th 2016, 6:00 AM 5,107 Views 4 Comments

Taking on the Springboks at Newlands is some way to make your return admits the Leinster flanker.

# summer-tests - Friday 10 June, 2016

Letter from Cape Town: Having seen Jaws, I gave swimming with sharks a miss
# Duunnn Dunnn
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# Duunnn Dunnn

Letter from Cape Town: Having seen Jaws, I gave swimming with sharks a miss

Jun 10th 2016, 7:25 PM 7,260 Views 6 Comments

Our man in South Africa reports from a fascinating first week.

# summer-tests - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Tallest Wallaby ever and Reds centre Kerevi among new caps for England Test
# Robust
From The42
# Robust

Tallest Wallaby ever and Reds centre Kerevi among new caps for England Test

Jun 9th 2016, 8:27 AM 9,924 Views 20 Comments

Christian Leali’ifano is named among the replacements after the birth of his son.

# summer-tests - Thursday 28 April, 2016

'To win a Test series would be really special' - Sexton on South Africa tour
# Summer Tests
From The42
# Summer Tests

'To win a Test series would be really special' - Sexton on South Africa tour

Apr 28th 2016, 6:00 AM 3,206 Views 2 Comments

Ireland face three demanding clashes with the Springboks in June.

# summer-tests - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Analysis: New Zealand show clinical edge with tries from line-out platform
# Part 1
From The42
# Part 1

Analysis: New Zealand show clinical edge with tries from line-out platform

Jun 25th 2014, 7:00 AM 3,245 Views 2 Comments

We’ve taken a detailed look at the Kiwis’ attacking out of touch last weekend.

# summer-tests - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Note to streakers: You run onto a New Zealand rugby pitch, you get smashed in a big way
# Smashed 'em Bro
From The42
# Smashed 'em Bro

Note to streakers: You run onto a New Zealand rugby pitch, you get smashed in a big way

Jun 14th 2014, 4:01 PM 15,324 Views 25 Comments

If you take your clothes off in public, it’s open season.

# summer-tests - Saturday 7 June, 2014

France concede seven tries as the Wallabies rip it up in Brisbane
# Hammered
From The42
# Hammered

France concede seven tries as the Wallabies rip it up in Brisbane

Jun 7th 2014, 1:00 PM 8,052 Views 17 Comments

Les Bleus gave an abject performance that again calls Philippe Saint-André’s reign into question.

# summer-tests - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Kaino returns for All Blacks with three uncapped players named on bench
# World's Best
From The42
# World's Best

Kaino returns for All Blacks with three uncapped players named on bench

Jun 4th 2014, 7:04 PM 4,658 Views 9 Comments

Steve Hansen has selected an experienced starting XV to face England in the first Test on Saturday.

# summer-tests - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick doesn't know any England players' names
# Knowledge Is Power
From The42
# Knowledge Is Power

All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick doesn't know any England players' names

Jun 3rd 2014, 12:38 PM 6,777 Views 10 Comments

The Kiwi second row is looking forward to facing ‘Michael Lawes’ this weekend.

Victor Matfield named 'Boks captain three years after international retirement
# He's Back
From The42
# He's Back

Victor Matfield named 'Boks captain three years after international retirement

Jun 3rd 2014, 11:42 AM 5,586 Views 4 Comments

The 37-year-old lock takes over on an interim basis with Jean de Villiers out injured.

# summer-tests - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

We'll learn a hell of a lot being in the cauldron of Argentina - Greg Feek
# Scrums
From The42
# Scrums

We'll learn a hell of a lot being in the cauldron of Argentina - Greg Feek

May 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 4,172 Views 3 Comments

Ireland’s scrum coach is happy with the progress made this season, but recognises that more growth is required.

# summer-tests - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Vern Cotter gets to work in Scotland by naming 43-man double squad
# All Welcome
From The42
# All Welcome

Vern Cotter gets to work in Scotland by naming 43-man double squad

May 20th 2014, 12:23 PM 4,292 Views 4 Comments

The former Clermont boss has called up six uncapped players including Glasgow out-half Finn Russell.

# summer-tests - Sunday 16 June, 2013

McFadden ends season on hat-trick high as Ireland chisel out win in Canada
# Summer Tour
From The42
# Summer Tour

McFadden ends season on hat-trick high as Ireland chisel out win in Canada

Jun 16th 2013, 8:32 AM 12,015 Views 9 Comments

Ireland finished strong, with four tries in the final 25 minutes of the season.

# summer-tests - Sunday 9 June, 2013

J1s and Joe Schmidt: 14 images from Ireland's win over USA
# In Pictures
From The42
# In Pictures

J1s and Joe Schmidt: 14 images from Ireland's win over USA

Jun 9th 2013, 11:01 AM 6,831 Views 3 Comments

As the new coach watched on, Simon Zebo was the only Irish player left with much to smile about.

# summer-tests - Saturday 8 June, 2013

All Black defence secures another win over France
# Summer Tests
From The42
# Summer Tests

All Black defence secures another win over France

Jun 8th 2013, 12:28 PM 2,454 Views 0 Comments

Two tries in five first-half minutes made all the difference for the world champions.