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# Work to do

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
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'We need to improve all the time' - Scrum and maul high on Leinster's agenda
The province are unbeaten this season but have had issues around the setpiece.
Last year
2022
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Scrappy win over Australia is more credit in the bank for Farrell's squad
Ireland’s ability to deal with disruption bodes well ahead of next year’s World Cup.
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'We have turned a corner' - IRFU is regaining confidence of women's players, says CEO
Last year a group of 62 former and current internationals wrote to the Irish government expressing their loss of trust in the IRFU.
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Ulster must improve significantly to beat Leinster, says Cooney
The province flexed their muscles in Llanelli to put 55 points over the Welsh club.
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Rowntree lands his 'dream job' but Munster promotion will be no easy ride
The province’s forwards coach is set to take over from Johann van Graan in the summer.
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McWilliams accepts Ireland have 'got to get better' ahead of crucial Italy clash
Next Sunday’s game at Musgrave Park looks like Ireland’s best chance of picking up a win in the Women’s Six Nations.
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McWilliams' Ireland are a long-term project, but need short-term fixes to stay competitive
Captain Nichola Fryday addressed some of the issues in Ireland’s game after their 40-5 defeat in France on Saturday.
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'We needed to be a lot more clinical' - Van der Flier acknowledges room for improvement
Ireland looked off-colour despite running up a big score against 13-man Italy.
All time
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Leinster keen to find another gear ahead of 'physical confrontation' in Montpellier
The French side held a number of frontline players in reserve for their trip to play Exeter on Saturday.
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Lewis Hamilton’s championship hopes dealt blow despite fine sprint race effort
Valtteri Bottas claimed pole position for Sunday’s Grand Prix.
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Annalise Murphy facing uphill battle after difficult day in Laser Radial sailing
Murphy finished 24th and 37th in races three and four of the 10 race series.
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Leona Maguire shoots 69 as Nasa Hataoka races clear at Marathon LPGA Classic
The Cavan golfer made a solid start at the Highlands Meadows Golf Club.
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'It doesn't mean everything is fixed now' - Ireland have tougher tasks ahead
After a six-try win in Rome, Ireland now look towards a visit to Edinburgh.
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'We have to be better at winning those critical moments' - Easterby turns attention to France
The Ireland defence coach also explained why Gavin Coombes has been allowed return to Munster.
# Next Job
Farrell encouraged but Ireland are 'a work in progress' heading into 2021
The head coach has had an up-and-down first year in charge of Ireland.
# Work to do
Liverpool fall to Champions League first leg defeat against Atletico
Jurgen Klopp’s side didn’t even manage a shot on target in a poor performance in Madrid.
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Tottenham's defensive mistakes are a 'little bit of our history' - Mourinho
Spurs fell behind twice to relegation-threatened Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday.
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Man United won't be title challengers until at least 2021, says Neville as he calls for change
The former Red Devils defender believes they’re another couple of years away from being Premier League title contenders.
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'There's no point going 'oh sure it'll be right when we get to Japan''
Ireland captain Rory Best knows his side need to find form and intensity in this summer’s warm-up games.
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'We've made a massive leap forward. The progress has been tremendous'
Now two years in the job, Ireland women’s manager Colin Bell believes his side have come a long way.
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Under-strength Barcelona suffer Copa del Rey defeat
Erick Cabaco and Borja Mayoral were on target as Levante won tonight’s last-16 first-leg.
# playacting
Liverpool made to look 'like butchers' by PSG, says Klopp
The Reds will need to produce a big performance against Napoli at Anfield to progress to the last 16.
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'I don't know if the lineout was too bad': Henderson focuses on the positives
The Ulster second row had a strong game against Argentina, but the lineout struggles were a cause for concern.
# up against it
Celtic's Europa League hopes dented by defeat in Germany
Brendan Rodgers’ side were beaten 2-0 by RB Leipzig.
# markers to hit
Munster coach would be surprised if Murray makes Ireland squad for November tests
The scrum-half continues to be sidelined with a neck injury, having last played four months ago.
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Friend finds the positives in defeat but Connacht left to rue missed chances
“It didn’t go our way, but we can fix that with the little things.”
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Celtic in talks over Dembele future amid Ligue 1 interest, Rodgers confirms
Marseille and Lyon have been linked with a move for the Celtic striker.
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Out-of-sorts Leinster blown away by rampant Falcons in final pre-season outing
It was a difficult night for Leo Cullen’s side as they leaked six tries at Donnybrook.
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'Norway were the better side but you cannot concede those types of goals and expect to stay in the game'
Ireland manager Colin Bell says his side are still striving to bridge the gap between them and the top nations after last night’s loss.
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Townsend rues missed passes, admits Scotland are 'three or four years' behind Ireland
The Scotland head coach says his side need to make sure they’re better the next two times they face Ireland.
# The benchmark
O'Mahony: Leinster are now the team to beat
Both Munster’s captain and head coach know their provincial rivals have set the benchmark in terms of level of performance.
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Seamus Power slips back after encouraging start in Las Vegas
Play was suspended at the PGA Tour Shriners Hospitals for Children Open for a second consecutive day due to poor light.
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'The job isn’t done yet': Steely Galway not getting carried away as they approach final hurdle
Corner-forward Cathal Mannion was speaking after Sunday’s win over Tipperary.
# JS10
'Leinster don't need a trophy to show progress, we want one because we're desperate for success'
The wounds from Sunday’s Champions Cup exit are still raw for Leinster and Johnny Sexton but there are also huge positives to take heading into the final weeks of the season.
# Mind Games
'Ireland were favourites but they haven’t won the Six Nations': Jones begins mind games
Here we go.
# euro slip
Slack Spurs slump to Europa League defeat in Belgium
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have plenty of work to do if they want to extend their European campaign.
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Despite a birdie on the opening hole, Leona Maguire didn't have the day she wanted in Rio
She’ll have to go low tomorrow.
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Perry's Christmas miracle leaves Fine Gael needing at least two more women
The party’s gender quota percentage took a hit with the addition of John Perry yesterday.
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'I'm looking to bring stability': Gary Neville met the players & oversaw Valencia training earlier
The new manager also spoke to his backroom staff and outlined his objectives.
# Not forgotten
An awful lot of people don't trust Fianna Fáil to manage the economy again
A new poll will make uncomfortable reading for Micheál Martin.