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# scrum - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Cheika’s Wallabies lay down World Cup marker with win over All Blacks

A brilliant second-half display saw the Australians emerge as fully deserving Rugby Championship victors.

# scrum - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Analysis: All Blacks scrum showed its weakness against South Africa

Tony Woodcock showed on Saturday that he’s there for the taking

# scrum - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Wallabies engage Argentinian ‘scrum doctor’ ahead of World Cup

Australia’s scrum struggled at times against South Africa at the weekend.

# scrum - Friday 19 June, 2015

From Video: Tesco shoppers filmed fighting over reduced-price meat

Video: Tesco shoppers filmed fighting over reduced-price meat

It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘bargain hunting’.

# scrum - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle

Munster’s tightheads will be key players on Saturday

# scrum - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Munster secure BJ Botha until after World Cup on new six-month contract

The province have also announced deals for Niall Scannell and Kevin O’Byrne.

# scrum - Friday 13 February, 2015

Jack McGrath: ‘I think I’m pretty light compared to 155 kilos!’

The Ireland loosehead says France pose a particular physical challenge at scrum time.

# scrum - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

‘Boks stay bashful about scrum chances while trusting Pollard to fire up the back-line

South Africa are in rude health, while Joe Schmidt could conceivably have to make do without his entire first-choice front row.

# scrum - Thursday 2 October, 2014

# scrum - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

We’ll learn a hell of a lot being in the cauldron of Argentina – Greg Feek

Ireland’s scrum coach is happy with the progress made this season, but recognises that more growth is required.

# scrum - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Gibbes confident that ‘hungry, motivated and self-driven’ Leinster will improve

The Kiwi forwards coach believes in Leo Cullen’s ability to replace him at the province next season.

# scrum - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

‘Do you want to let Alain Rolland know that?’ – Penney’s pride in Munster scrum

The province’s Kiwi head coach is confident his forwards can deal with the ‘behemoth’ Toulouse pack this weekend.

# scrum - Friday 21 March, 2014

Analysis: How did Ireland win the Six Nations? (Part 1)

Using videos and GIFs, we’ve examined some of the elements that went into Joe Schmidt’s men being crowned champions.

# scrum - Thursday 6 March, 2014

‘We’ve gathered some real respect from the other teams’ – John Plumtree

The Ireland forwards coach is calling on his pack to finish off the Six Nations with two more powerful performances.

# scrum - Friday 21 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Meet the Irish rugby team’s secret weapon for this weekend’s match Triple Crown Size

Meet the Irish rugby team’s secret weapon for this weekend’s match

He’s more than willing to answer Ireland’s call.

# scrum - Monday 17 February, 2014

‘To put it mildly, we got beaten up at Twickenham last time’ – Rory Best

The Ulster hooker believes the game’s destiny lies with the 16 men going scrum to scrum on Saturday.

# scrum - Friday 7 February, 2014

O’Connell wary of Welsh ‘subtlety’ behind Gatland’s power game

The Ireland captain feels that the focus on Wales’ big men obscures the skill they play with.

# scrum - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Ireland’s front row face true test against world class Welsh

The influence of referee Wayne Barnes has been highlighted as a key in Saturday’s clash.

# scrum - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Ireland’s maul ‘not a nuclear bomb yet’ but the signs are good

Ireland forwards coach John Plumtree gives a little insight into the theory behind the maul.

# scrum - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

‘We’ve got a huge respect for them’ – Leinster ready for Northampton

Leinster scrum coach Greg Feek admits that the battle up front in Saturday’s Heineken Cup tie will be demanding.

# scrum - Monday 18 November, 2013

Mike Ross: Ireland’s video session won’t be pleasant viewing

The Ireland prop admits that his team’s scrum and line-out both failed against the Wallabies.

# scrum - Thursday 7 November, 2013

‘It’s an honour for myself and my family’ – Jack McGrath on Ireland debut

The Leinster prop is excited about taking on Samoan mammoth Census Johnston on Saturday.

# scrum - Friday 6 September, 2013

There’s something not quite right about this scrum

We can’t put our finger on it though.

# scrum - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Explainer: What rugby’s new scrum laws mean for the game

The IRB say the new scrum sequence is purely to benefit player welfare, but will it impact the wider flow of rugby?

# scrum - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Scrum coach still to come for Ireland ‘when we need it’ — Plumtree

Ireland’s new forwards coach expects to have some help with the set-piece.

# scrum - Saturday 23 February, 2013

6 Nations: Wales stay on championship track after swatting Italy aside Latest This post contains videos

6 Nations: Wales stay on championship track after swatting Italy aside

The defending champions look revived after their victory in France last time out.

# scrum - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Pro12: We wanted to use our scrum as a weapon says victorious Court

The Ulster prop feels the 27-19 win over Leinster proves his side are genuine trophy contenders.

# scrum - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Mike Ross eager to atone for scrum slip-up against Springboks

The Leinster prop proved he was human against South Africa. He will be hoping to lift expectations when he faces Argentina.

# scrum - Monday 29 October, 2012

John Andress: On the outside looking into Ireland’s shallow prop pool

The Belfast born tight-head hasn’t gone completely unnoticed in the Premiership, but he won’t hold his breath for a Kidney call-up.

# scrum - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Ireland’s Call – Part Three: You asked, O’Driscoll and Kidney answered

The Irish coach and captain fielded your questions as the team for the final Test against the All Blacks was announced.

# scrum - Saturday 16 June, 2012

As it happened: New Zealand v Ireland, Second Test

Rugby League Park in Christchurch was the setting for what could be a punishing affair for the Irish unless they could up their game significantly.

# scrum - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Ireland’s Call – Part Two: Put your questions to the Irish team in New Zealand

Get in touch with us to put your most searching queries to captain Brian O’Driscoll and coach Declan Kidney.

# scrum - Monday 4 June, 2012

Mike Ross an injury doubt for Ireland’s First Test against All Blacks

The tighthead prop’s injured hamstring may prevent him from lining up against New Zealand on Saturday.

# scrum - Sunday 29 April, 2012

Player ratings: We mark the Leinster players out of 10

It came down to a TMO and an amazing rearguard action but the Blues held on to set up a final with Ulster.

# scrum - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Six Nations: Kidney: Ross injury was the turning point

Declan Kidney was making no excuses for Ireland’s poor showing against England at Twickenham, and said his side would have lessons to learn.

# scrum - Saturday 17 September, 2011

Lineout Coach: How a well-drilled Ireland starved the Wallabies

Gavin Hickie, the Lineout Coach, talks us through his tactical analysis of Ireland’s win over Australia.