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# technique - Monday 2 December, 2019

Leinster's Connors has made 48 tackles and missed zero in his last two games
# Chop Tackle
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# Chop Tackle

Leinster's Connors has made 48 tackles and missed zero in his last two games

Dec 2nd 2019, 12:00 PM 35,523 Views 30 Comments

The Kildare man has delivered a masterclass in effective low tackling.

# technique - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Ireland defence coach Farrell delivers passionate opinion on tackle technique
# Tackle Tech
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# Tackle Tech

Ireland defence coach Farrell delivers passionate opinion on tackle technique

Oct 8th 2019, 3:27 AM 19,041 Views 6 Comments

This World Cup has seen a major focus on dangerous high tackles.

# technique - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Ireland's Obafemi nabs beautiful assist on injury return as Southampton cruise to victory
# Technique
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# Technique

Ireland's Obafemi nabs beautiful assist on injury return as Southampton cruise to victory

Sep 24th 2019, 10:36 PM 9,874 Views 7 Comments

The talented striker sent Danny Ings through for his second goal of a 4-0 rout against Portsmouth in the Carabao Cup.

# technique - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Fit and firing Josh van der Flier looking to play 'old-school seven role'
# Jvdf
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# Jvdf

Fit and firing Josh van der Flier looking to play 'old-school seven role'

Oct 31st 2018, 7:00 PM 9,418 Views 18 Comments

The 25-year-old has returned from a long-term ACL injury in impressive fashion.

# technique - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Analysis: How Leinster brilliantly negated Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat
# Shut Down
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# Shut Down

Analysis: How Leinster brilliantly negated Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat

Apr 25th 2018, 3:00 PM 37,685 Views 22 Comments

The Scarlets second row was left deeply frustrated by Leinster’s excellent rucking.

# technique - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Keith Earls' tap tackle was one of the moments of Ireland's Grand Slam match
# SKILL
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# SKILL

Keith Earls' tap tackle was one of the moments of Ireland's Grand Slam match

Mar 18th 2018, 3:01 PM 16,358 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland wing recovered brilliantly to take down Elliot Daly early in the second half.

# technique - Monday 22 May, 2017

Henry Slade's incredible kick deserves some kind of award
# Cojones
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# Cojones

Henry Slade's incredible kick deserves some kind of award

May 22nd 2017, 12:49 PM 12,185 Views 7 Comments

The Exeter centre put his pack into prime position to grab victory against Saracens.

# technique - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

England captain Hartley working on tackle technique after hit on O'Brien
# Discipline
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# Discipline

England captain Hartley working on tackle technique after hit on O'Brien

Jan 25th 2017, 12:41 PM 8,947 Views 47 Comments

The Northampton hooker feels his red card and ban were down to technical shortcomings.

# technique - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Watch: Getting the fitness basics right can make all the difference
# Column
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# Column

Watch: Getting the fitness basics right can make all the difference

Oct 13th 2016, 3:28 PM 8,728 Views 2 Comments

It’s important to nail down your technique before moving on to heavier and more complex movements, writes David Last

# technique - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Baby born in Mexico using 'three parent' fertility technique
# A Design For Life
# A Design For Life

Baby born in Mexico using 'three parent' fertility technique

Sep 27th 2016, 5:48 PM 15,742 Views 25 Comments

The parents went to Mexico with a specialist team so that the procedure could be carried out.

# technique - Thursday 28 April, 2016

'I love working with him' - Leinster appreciating McQuilkin influence
# Specialist
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# Specialist

'I love working with him' - Leinster appreciating McQuilkin influence

Apr 28th 2016, 8:00 PM 6,242 Views 17 Comments

The former Ireland international has made a major impact on his return to the eastern province.

# technique - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Saturday's fight 'could change the face of the UFC' according to leading coach Zahabi
# Technique
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# Technique

Saturday's fight 'could change the face of the UFC' according to leading coach Zahabi

Jul 7th 2015, 8:30 AM 6,748 Views 7 Comments

“People are going to be talking about this fight for a long time to come.”

# technique - Monday 29 June, 2015

Runners... you've been tying your laces wrong your entire life From The42

Runners... you've been tying your laces wrong your entire life

Jun 29th 2015, 6:30 AM 12,260 Views 0 Comments

Mind. Blown.

# technique - Monday 9 February, 2015

Analysis: Munster's O'Donnell announces Ireland arrival with superb try
# Stepping Up
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# Stepping Up

Analysis: Munster's O'Donnell announces Ireland arrival with superb try

Feb 9th 2015, 2:40 PM 8,935 Views 40 Comments

The openside flanker was on the end of a sweeping Ireland attack to seal victory for Joe Schmidt’s side in Rome.

# technique - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Analysis: Breakdown battle can be won with supporting turnover 'assists'
# Technique
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# Technique

Analysis: Breakdown battle can be won with supporting turnover 'assists'

Oct 30th 2014, 1:00 PM 3,918 Views 5 Comments

We take a look at three examples of how the second defensive player can make the difference post-tackle.

# technique - Friday 24 October, 2014

What ever happened to the Ronan O'Gara-esque spiral kick?
# Lost Art
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# Lost Art

What ever happened to the Ronan O'Gara-esque spiral kick?

Oct 24th 2014, 7:30 AM 12,215 Views 13 Comments

‘I actually woke up the other night thinking about it,’ says the former Munster and Ireland out-half.

# technique - Saturday 16 August, 2014

'I love defence, I love tackling' - Ireland hooker Bourke suited to French test
# TNT
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# TNT

'I love defence, I love tackling' - Ireland hooker Bourke suited to French test

Aug 16th 2014, 3:52 PM 3,534 Views 1 Comment

The UL Bohemians and Munster front row works as a performance analyst when she’s not playing.

# technique - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Analysis: Brumbies' breakdown work gives them shot against Waratahs
# Technique
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# Technique

Analysis: Brumbies' breakdown work gives them shot against Waratahs

Jul 24th 2014, 7:45 AM 2,002 Views 3 Comments

We use GIFs and screenshots to examine the positive influence Laurie Fisher has had on the Brumbies.

# technique - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Rugby technique: Last-ditch tackle or punch the ball loose?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Rugby technique: Last-ditch tackle or punch the ball loose?

Jul 23rd 2014, 2:26 PM 5,606 Views 5 Comments

We take a look at Ben Smith and Bundee Aki’s desperate efforts in last weekend’s Super Rugby play-offs.

# technique - Monday 16 June, 2014

Rugby technique: When good chop tackles go bad
# No Arms
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# No Arms

Rugby technique: When good chop tackles go bad

Jun 16th 2014, 6:10 PM 10,187 Views 7 Comments

Matías Cortese was yellow carded for a dangerous tackle against Ireland on Saturday.

# technique - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Super Rugby shows the way in clinical attacking from scrum platform
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Super Rugby shows the way in clinical attacking from scrum platform

May 8th 2014, 8:30 AM 6,747 Views 11 Comments

Using videos and GIFs of some of last weekend’s Super Rugby action, we look at some strong examples.

# technique - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Rugby technique: Short restarts offer rewards but involve high risks
# Kicking
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# Kicking

Rugby technique: Short restarts offer rewards but involve high risks

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:10 PM 6,025 Views 12 Comments

Jonny Sexton showed the potential dangers of attempting short restarts during the recent Six Nations.

# technique - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Rugby technique: Counter-attacking against the grain offers real chances
# Space
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# Space

Rugby technique: Counter-attacking against the grain offers real chances

Mar 13th 2014, 8:30 AM 5,041 Views 5 Comments

Shifting possession to the far side of the pitch following a transfer of possession may not always be the ideal tactic.

# technique - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Rugby technique: Pass selection is the key, not spinning
# Passing
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# Passing

Rugby technique: Pass selection is the key, not spinning

Feb 13th 2014, 9:01 PM 11,911 Views 14 Comments

The creative Bath duo of George Ford and Kyle Eastmond are showing how rugby league can influence union again.

# technique - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Rugby technique: Counter-rucking turnovers making a return?
# Technique
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# Technique

Rugby technique: Counter-rucking turnovers making a return?

Jan 30th 2014, 1:49 PM 8,743 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland Wolfhounds gave us a strong example of how to steal possession without getting hands on the ball.

# technique - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Explainer: Did the Turkish PM actually give a speech via hologram?
# Smoke And Mirrors
# Smoke And Mirrors

Explainer: Did the Turkish PM actually give a speech via hologram?

Jan 29th 2014, 2:13 PM 9,301 Views 9 Comments

Instead the hologram was created using an illusionary technique that dates back to the 19th century.

# technique - Friday 24 January, 2014

Rugby technique: Leinster's leeching maintains momentum
# Technique
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# Technique

Rugby technique: Leinster's leeching maintains momentum

Jan 24th 2014, 11:53 AM 6,609 Views 23 Comments

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.

# technique - Friday 12 July, 2013

Here's the top 20 goals Barcelona's youth teams managed last season
# La Cantera
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# La Cantera

Here's the top 20 goals Barcelona's youth teams managed last season

Jul 12th 2013, 10:07 AM 2,238 Views 1 Comment

Some day, when we regress into our teens, it’d be nice to be this good.

# technique - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Google says its bizarre interview questions were 'a complete waste of time'
# Now You Tell Us
# Now You Tell Us

Google says its bizarre interview questions were 'a complete waste of time'

Jun 22nd 2013, 5:30 PM 17,956 Views 45 Comments

“They don’t predict anything. They serve primarily to make the interviewer feel smart.”