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#Analysis

# analysis - Today’s News

Analysis: Leinster have to be wary that Scarlets' old habits die hard

The Welsh region possess a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it ability to score tries.

# analysis - Monday 21 May, 2018

Analysis: Conan's Lowe-assisted try shows Leinster at their basic best

The eastern province’s basic skills were superior to Munster’s in the Pro14 semi-final.

From TheJournal.ie McCabe's name was 'blackened'... but what now that the smear campaign claims aren't backed up? Disclosures Tribunal

McCabe's name was 'blackened'... but what now that the smear campaign claims aren't backed up?

It’s not looking as bad as it did for Martin Callinan, but he still has questions to answer this week at Dublin Castle.

# analysis - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Leinster's double dream is on, semi-final pain for Munster and more RDS talking points

Leo Cullen’s side booked their place in next weekend’s Pro14 final with a thrilling inter-pro win.

# analysis - Friday 18 May, 2018

Jose Mourinho's extraordinary finals record and more FA Cup talking points

Plus, the Portuguese coach and Antonio Conte let bygones be bygones.

# analysis - Monday 14 May, 2018

Analysis: How Leinster dug out the win in a compelling final five minutes

The Champions Cup final came down to the very death in Bilbao but Leinster found a way.

# analysis - Friday 11 May, 2018

The improbable 10-goal swing needed to save Swansea and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Chelsea require a minor miracle to deny Liverpool a Champions League spot.

# analysis - Thursday 10 May, 2018

The Rugby Show: Champions Cup final 2018 preview Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Champions Cup final 2018 preview

Eddie O’Sullivan joins Murray and Gavan to preview Leinster v Racing 92 this weekend.

An extraordinary achievement and more Premier League talking points

Huddersfield guaranteed their Premier League survival on Wednesday night.

# analysis - Saturday 5 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie If a family are living in accommodation paid for through homeless funding, does that make them homeless? Figures

If a family are living in accommodation paid for through homeless funding, does that make them homeless?

The government says 600 people were counted wrongly as being homeless, others are not so sure.

# analysis - Friday 4 May, 2018

Why Liverpool could be competing for more than just a trophy in the Champions League final Analysis This post contains videos

Why Liverpool could be competing for more than just a trophy in the Champions League final

Plus, Man City close in on multiple records and more Premier League talking points.

# analysis - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Big calls go Liverpool's way and more Champions League talking points

Plus, why it’s time to recognise Zinedine Zidane as a top manager.

# analysis - Friday 27 April, 2018

Did Mourinho want to sell Salah and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why Man United-Arsenal fixtures are lacking the allure of old.

# analysis - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Real Madrid reminiscent of Fergie-era United and more Champions League talking points

Plus, Bayern Munich underwhelm again at the highest level.

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

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

# analysis - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Salah emphasises Ballon d'Or credentials and more Liverpool-Roma talking points

Plus, naive tactics from the Italians facilitate their opponents’ goal rush.

# analysis - Monday 23 April, 2018

Analysis: A clever little moment that sums up Donnacha Ryan's excellence

Munster looked to use a clever lineout play early on against Racing but the Tipp man stopped it.

# analysis - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Three talking points from the weekend as Man United and Chelsea book FA Cup final spots

After two massive semi-finals at Wembley, Chelsea and Man United will meet in the FA Cup decider on 19 May.

Leinster will be favourites but Racing a real danger with Teddy Thomas and co.

The Irish province will be expected to secure the Champions Cup title in the final in Bilbao on 12 May.

# analysis - Friday 20 April, 2018

Man United's biggest game left this season and more talking points ahead of this weekend's action

Plus, departing Arsene Wenger set for hero’s reception at the Emirates.

# analysis - Thursday 12 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Are we about to see the opening shots of a third world war? Hopefully cool heads will prevail Analysis

Are we about to see the opening shots of a third world war? Hopefully cool heads will prevail

Tom Clonan analyses the case for the US to send a message with airstrikes in Syria – but the consequences could be far-reaching and costly.

# analysis - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Brave referee deserves immense credit and more Champions League talking points

Plus, Liverpool’s attack up there with the best in Europe.

# analysis - Monday 9 April, 2018

Deegan's daylight robbery against Zebre the latest Leinster Pro14 curiosity

Leinster’s recent games have thrown up some intriguing decisions.

Analysis: Ulster show signs of life as lineout attack shines in Edinburgh

Jono Gibbes’ men scored three first-half tries from lineout platforms against Edinburgh.

# analysis - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Paul Pogba comes good and more Premier League talking points

Plus, below-par Liverpool lucky to escape with point.

# analysis - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Analysis: Leavy's try for Leinster continues a clever trend around the fringes

We’ve seen a similar tactic from Exeter, the All Blacks and Ireland, among others, in recent times.

# analysis - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Analysis: Munster man Rory Scannell's superb form keeps him in Ireland mix

The 24-year-old has been a key player for his province for the past three seasons.

# analysis - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Analysis: Leinster's lethal attack tears Saracens apart for three classy tries

Leinster’s scores all came on kick return and showed off their rounded threat with ball in hand.

Munster's Conor Murray underlines his deep rugby intelligence

The scrum-half’s first-half try was exceptionally clever.

# analysis - Friday 30 March, 2018

Man City could clinch title next weekend and more Premier League talking points

Premier League action resumes this weekend following a prolonged, pre-World Cup international break.

# analysis - Thursday 29 March, 2018

The Rugby Show - Cork Edition: Tomás O'Leary on this weekend's European rugby Analysis This post contains a poll This post contains videos

The Rugby Show - Cork Edition: Tomás O'Leary on this weekend's European rugby

Former scrum-half and accomplished dancer Tomás O’Leary joins Gavan Casey and Murray Kinsella on his home turf in Cork to look ahead to Munster, Leinster and Connacht’s European games this weekend.

# analysis - Monday 26 March, 2018

The42 Rugby Show is coming to Cork next week - get your tickets here

Tomás O’Leary is our special guest as we look ahead to Munster v Toulon, Leinster v Saracens, and a bumper weekend of European action.

# analysis - Friday 23 March, 2018

Toothless Ireland fail to register a single shot on target and more talking points from the Turkey loss

The more things change, the more they stay the same for Martin O’Neill’s Ireland side.

# analysis - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

The Rugby Show: Rating the Irish Grand Slam winners' performances

Let us know what you made of the Irish team’s performance over the course of the five games.

# analysis - Monday 19 March, 2018

Analysis: Tadhg Furlong's brilliance highlights ferocious Ireland forwards display

Dan Leavy, James Ryan, Tadhg Furlong and Iain Henderson will be cornerstones for some time yet.

# analysis - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Schmidt seals status as Ireland's greatest ever coach with Grand Slam success

The Ireland head coach’s class told once again as his side delivered a controlled performance.

# analysis - Friday 16 March, 2018

The Rugby Show: Grand Slam preview with Mike McCarthy

It’s a huge weekend for the Irish team as they try win the Grand Slam in Twickenham.

# analysis - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Changing locks, Schmidt's bench power and more Ireland team talking points

Meanwhile, it’s all change for England.

# analysis - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Analysis: Bundee Aki's unglamorous role for Ireland key to ruck success

The Connacht centre was busy in Ireland’s win over Scotland last weekend.

Questions to be asked of Mourinho project after Man United's Champions League no-show

Plus, it was another good night in Europe for Italian football.

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