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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# The42 Rugby Weekly

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# talent development
'They had something unbelievably unique in Limerick rugby and I don't think it's too late to reignite that'
Munster must learn from Limerick GAA and get the talent conveyor belt turning again in the Treaty County, says Bernard Jackman.
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'I really think Ringrose is a strong option' - Picking the 2021 Lions centre pairing
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly saw the lads choose their midfields and back threes.
# forecast bleak
Irish starter looking unlikely as The42 Rugby Weekly panel pick their Lions back rows for 2021
Darren Cave, Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella also selected their starting and travelling half-backs on today’s episode, available on all usual platforms.
# making the lions
Sinckler over Furlong and no Ryan in starting XV: Assembling the Lions front five for 2021
Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella join Gavan Casey to select their respective Lions tight fives just over a year out from the tour to South Africa.
# Speed kills
'He said: 'Why can you sprint when I blow the whistle but you can't sprint to chase a kick when you're tired?''
Darren Cave gives Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey an insight into how Dan McFarland has transformed Ulster.
# Sherry
'It was affecting me turning up the radio in the car... It was painful picking my kids up, changing nappies'
Mike Sherry makes his debut on The42 Rugby Weekly to give his assessment of where Munster stand under Johann van Graan, and reflect on his decision to retire at 31.
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Who is the best-ever import into Irish rugby from abroad?
This week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly found the lads in unanimous agreement.
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Why are so many Irish players turning their backs on club rugby after U20s?
Detachment, a lack of fun, and getting balled out of it in the pissing rain: Murray Kinsella and Bernard Jackman discuss Irish amateur rugby’s recruitment problem.
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Is Ireland's rugby media too extreme, too harsh, or too soft?
Bernard Jackman gave his view on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.
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‘Ireland are groping around a bit in the dark searching for cohesion’
Andy Dunne and Murray Kinsella examine the key issues in forensic detail ahead of this Sunday’s showdown in Twickenham between Ireland and England.
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'I have to be making sure I'm getting the right deal' - Conway open-minded as contract expiry looms
The Munster wing signed a two-year deal in 2018, but has become a more regular fixture in the Ireland setup since.
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'We've got lads who can do both and I just don't think Stander is one of them'
Andy Dunne wants to see Ireland look for more from their back row forwards.
# in fairness
Jackman on Saracens: How much is enough, and how much do you want to destroy them?
‘If Nigel Wray wanted to hide this, do you not think he could have hidden it better?’
# fresh start
'He knows what it takes not just to address a dressing room, but to be a young guy who gets his chance'
Garry Doyle, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey broke down Andy Farrell’s Six Nations squad selection on Thursday’s Rugby Weekly.
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'Munster need to take a deep breath and be given a year or two to develop'
Speaking on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly, Andy Dunne urged people to be patient.
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'The amount of scanning he does before he gets to the breakdown is phenomenal'
Ulster’s John Cooney has been a class apart this season.
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'It's easy to throw Joe under the bus, everybody has to take responsibility'
Ireland players felt constricted by tension and their coach’s control in 2019, but player-led teams is by no means a new concept.
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'Munster have less of a chance of winning something today than they had last week'
Bernard Jackman has fears that Alby Mathewson’s departure will affect Munster’s trophy chances.
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'If he feels that Johnny's got an easy ride in, he'll be banging on Leo and Stuart's door'
Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella explore the potential benefits of the World Cup for Ireland’s provinces.
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'He will be much in demand, particularly if he's a World Cup winner'
Felix Jones has put himself in the best position to soak up a wealth of coaching knowledge.
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Andy Dunne: Ireland need to make sacrifices during Six Nations or shut up about World Cups
‘How about we stop relying on guys who aren’t playing well? At least give guys a kick up the arse.’
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The lineout duel: New Zealand's quick-draw throws can be disrupted by Ireland
Ireland can throw New Zealand off kilter by slowing them down at lineout time, says Andy Dunne.
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'Joe Schmidt will have an array of plays ready for this New Zealand defence'
Murray Kinsella and Eoin Toolan look ahead to Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against the All Blacks.
# good news and bad news
Ireland's style of play coming at a cost in humidity, but could still work in their favour
‘If that humidity does drop and Ireland can be really, really accurate with the ball… I don’t see why reverting back to that won’t draw success for them.’
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A pack of problems: Are Ireland's forwards failing to match the intensity of the backs?
Today’s podcast suggests that the back are actually performing pretty well in Japan but are being let down by the pack.
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Understanding where Ireland came up short against Japan and the battle to keep their World Cup hopes alive
Murray Kinsella and Eoin Toolan sat down in Japan to break down where it all fell apart.
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Jackman backs Kleyn to start Ireland's World Cup opener ahead of Henderson
‘He’s going to get better as you have to remember it’s only his third Test.’
# physchological
'A success would be getting into a semi-final... But that quarter-final is the big hurdle'
Murray Kinsella, Bernard Jackman and Gavan Casey discuss Ireland’s World Cup prospects 15 days out from the tournament.
# The42 Rugby Weekly
'We've criticised Schmidt for not taking risks in the past and that's what he's doing'
Murray Kinsella joined Gavan Casey, Ryan Bailey and Sean Farrell in The42 Rugby Weekly studio following Ireland’s squad announcement.
# The42 Rugby Weekly
'The tea leaves say he's going' - Will Kleyn's inclusion keep Beirne from the World Cup squad?
On this week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly, Gavan, Murray and Bernard Jackman look at each of the 15 positions and pick out the candidates that they would bring to the World Cup.
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New Zealand or South Africa in the quarters? Thanks to Rassie, there's no longer an easier option
Bernard Jackman explains how the former Munster boss has turned things around in his native land.
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'Kearney was really in no position to contest the ball': Leinster get the benefit of any doubt on replay
Faraway screens just might have helped Rob Kearney avoid a red in Glasgow.
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Would ex-England coach Rowntree be a good appointment for Munster?
Gavan Casey, Ryan Bailey and Andy Dunne discussed whether he would be a good fit at the province on The42 Rugby Weekly.
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'Agents are realising, actually Irish players are a pretty valuable commodity'
After Conán O’Donnell’s Super Rugby debut, Murray Kinsella and Andy Dunne wondered which other Irish players would thrive down south.
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'I'd question how this was allowed happen. It has played out incredibly badly'
Bernard Jackman discussed the departure of Munster coaches Felix Jones and Jerry Flannery on The42 Rugby Weekly.
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Could Stockdale offer something different as Ireland's next fullback?
Murray Kinsella and Andy Dunne discussed the merits of having an attacking fullback after Stockdale’s appearance at 15 last weekend.
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'We need to get away from the days of signing bit-part players from other teams'
Rory Best has described the acquisition of Jack McGrath as a statement signing from Ulster.
# Joey Carbery
'The scope for him to improve even further at Munster is really exciting'
Joey Carbery’s contract extension was discussed by Murray Kinsella and Bernard Jackman on this week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.
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Is John Fogarty the perfect fit as Andy Farrell's Ireland scrum coach?
The former hooker has been heavily linked with a role on Farrell’s coaching ticket.
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'There are multiple relatively easy fixes' but approach must change for Ireland
Players respond to freedom, says Andy Dunne on this week’s podcast.