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# technique

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Leinster's Connors has made 48 tackles and missed zero in his last two games
The Kildare man has delivered a masterclass in effective low tackling.
Ireland defence coach Farrell delivers passionate opinion on tackle technique
This World Cup has seen a major focus on dangerous high tackles.
Ireland's Obafemi nabs beautiful assist on injury return as Southampton cruise to victory
The talented striker sent Danny Ings through for his second goal of a 4-0 rout against Portsmouth in the Carabao Cup.
Fit and firing Josh van der Flier looking to play 'old-school seven role'
The 25-year-old has returned from a long-term ACL injury in impressive fashion.
Analysis: How Leinster brilliantly negated Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat
The Scarlets second row was left deeply frustrated by Leinster’s excellent rucking.
Keith Earls' tap tackle was one of the moments of Ireland's Grand Slam match
The Ireland wing recovered brilliantly to take down Elliot Daly early in the second half.
Henry Slade's incredible kick deserves some kind of award
The Exeter centre put his pack into prime position to grab victory against Saracens.
England captain Hartley working on tackle technique after hit on O'Brien
The Northampton hooker feels his red card and ban were down to technical shortcomings.
Watch: Getting the fitness basics right can make all the difference
It’s important to nail down your technique before moving on to heavier and more complex movements, writes David Last
Baby born in Mexico using 'three parent' fertility technique
The parents went to Mexico with a specialist team so that the procedure could be carried out.
'I love working with him' - Leinster appreciating McQuilkin influence
The former Ireland international has made a major impact on his return to the eastern province.
Saturday's fight 'could change the face of the UFC' according to leading coach Zahabi
“People are going to be talking about this fight for a long time to come.”
Runners... you've been tying your laces wrong your entire life
Mind. Blown.
Analysis: Munster's O'Donnell announces Ireland arrival with superb try
The openside flanker was on the end of a sweeping Ireland attack to seal victory for Joe Schmidt’s side in Rome.
Analysis: Breakdown battle can be won with supporting turnover 'assists'
We take a look at three examples of how the second defensive player can make the difference post-tackle.
What ever happened to the Ronan O'Gara-esque spiral kick?
‘I actually woke up the other night thinking about it,’ says the former Munster and Ireland out-half.
'I love defence, I love tackling' - Ireland hooker Bourke suited to French test
The UL Bohemians and Munster front row works as a performance analyst when she’s not playing.
Analysis: Brumbies' breakdown work gives them shot against Waratahs
We use GIFs and screenshots to examine the positive influence Laurie Fisher has had on the Brumbies.
Rugby technique: Last-ditch tackle or punch the ball loose?
We take a look at Ben Smith and Bundee Aki’s desperate efforts in last weekend’s Super Rugby play-offs.
Rugby technique: When good chop tackles go bad
Matías Cortese was yellow carded for a dangerous tackle against Ireland on Saturday.
Super Rugby shows the way in clinical attacking from scrum platform
Using videos and GIFs of some of last weekend’s Super Rugby action, we look at some strong examples.
Rugby technique: Short restarts offer rewards but involve high risks
Jonny Sexton showed the potential dangers of attempting short restarts during the recent Six Nations.
Rugby technique: Counter-attacking against the grain offers real chances
Shifting possession to the far side of the pitch following a transfer of possession may not always be the ideal tactic.
Rugby technique: Pass selection is the key, not spinning
The creative Bath duo of George Ford and Kyle Eastmond are showing how rugby league can influence union again.
Rugby technique: Counter-rucking turnovers making a return?
The Ireland Wolfhounds gave us a strong example of how to steal possession without getting hands on the ball.
Explainer: Did the Turkish PM actually give a speech via hologram?
Instead the hologram was created using an illusionary technique that dates back to the 19th century.
Rugby technique: Leinster's leeching maintains momentum
We’ve taken a look at one of the little details that can help teams get onto the front foot and over the try-line.
Here's the top 20 goals Barcelona's youth teams managed last season
Some day, when we regress into our teens, it’d be nice to be this good.
Google says its bizarre interview questions were 'a complete waste of time'
“They don’t predict anything. They serve primarily to make the interviewer feel smart.”