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#andy farrell

# andy-farrell - Thursday 28 March, 2019

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.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 16 February, 2019

'Being over here as a family is special' - Farrell excited to succeed Schmidt

The 43-year-old takes over as Ireland head coach after this year’s World Cup.

# andy-farrell - Friday 15 February, 2019

Farrell remains 'full steam ahead' with focus on Six Nations, but excited about taking over as head coach

Ireland’s defence coach says there are still ‘permutations’ to be figured out before he finalises the backroom team he works with from 2020.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Analysis: How Ireland's defence adapted after harsh English lessons D

Analysis: How Ireland's defence adapted after harsh English lessons

Defence coach Andy Farrell would have been pleased to see his side concede only one try.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'It was 100% my fault' - Earls keen to bounce back from England error

The Ireland wing is back in full training after a hip injury forced him off last weekend.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Woodward 'almost filled with despair' that England have lost Farrell to Ireland

Clive Woodward is at a loss as to why Andy Farrell was discarded after England’s abysmal 2015 Rugby World Cup.

English egos and selfish players cost 'great men' their jobs at 2015 World Cup, says Burgess

Sam Burgess still receives messages blaming him for England’s failings three years later.

# andy-farrell - Monday 26 November, 2018

'I tend to be a little bit of a workaholic' - Schmidt putting family first

The Ireland head coach is set to confirm his departure after next year’s World Cup.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

'We'll see how it all filters out': Cullen hopes Leinster can keep hold of Lancaster

The Englishman has been touted as a potential replacement for Joe Schmidt should he leave the Ireland job.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Farrell faces up to the toughest test for a defence coach in rugby Faz

Farrell faces up to the toughest test for a defence coach in rugby

The All Blacks have scored 68 tries in their 12 Tests so far this year.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

'Thank you very much': Farrell sidesteps suggestion he will succeed Schmidt

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne said the current Ireland defence coach would be ‘more than capable’ of stepping up to the top job.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

A first professional defeat but James Ryan's remarkable rise continues

The 21-year-old had another impressive outing against the Wallabies last weekend.

'We’ll see what the good old-fashioned Irish ticker's about, won’t we?'

Ireland assistant coach Andy Farrell wants to see what the players are made of in Melbourne.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

'They're pretty angry, grumbly, walking around like bears with sore heads'

Andy Farrell is looking for improvements from Ireland’s defence this weekend in Melbourne.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Feek joins Japanese club as Farrell, Easterby and Murphy extend Ireland deals

The scrum coach will, however, continue his role with Ireland until after the 2019 World Cup.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Schmidt: 'We can't afford to keep conceding three tries a game'

Scotland’s success in attacking Ireland out wide last year will give Joe Schmidt and Andy Farrell plenty of headaches.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

'Average is not acceptable' - Farrell left fuming by conceded tries against Italy

The Ireland defence coach was not a happy man as Ireland switched off against Italy.

James Ryan fully fit while Furlong and Henderson are 'hitting their markers'

Andy Farrell says Ireland won’t take any risks with their tighthead and second row.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Andy Farrell provides 'training support' to Munster as Van Graan settles in

With Jacques Nienaber having left for South Africa with Rassie Erasmus, Munster are still a tad short on the coaching front.

# andy-farrell - Friday 1 September, 2017

With Andy Farrell watching, Munster rack up six tries and brush aside Benetton challenge

Jean Kleyn scored a brace as Rassie Erasmus’ side had a bonus-point wrapped up by the 31st minute.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 1 July, 2017

'The underdog always has his day. I certainly wouldn't back against us'

Lions defence coach Andy Farrell has seen confidence in the tourists this week.

# andy-farrell - Monday 12 June, 2017

'No bitching or moaning' - No-nonsense Farrell looks for defensive leaders

The Lions’ defence was superb against the Crusaders but there is more to come.

Anxious wait for Hogg but Lions have no plan to call up replacement

The Scotland fullback has visited a specialist to have his cheek injury examined.

# andy-farrell - Friday 26 May, 2017

‘All the Lions have been watching Super Rugby with one eye’

Andy Farrell has taken plenty of encouragement from seeing Kiwi teams cancel each other out this season.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 25 May, 2017

'The intensity has been through the roof' with fast-learning Lions - Andy Farrell

Coach and players alike were keen to stress the gradual progress they intend to make throughout the tour.

# andy-farrell - Friday 21 April, 2017

'I'm sure they're aware of the army of red that's going to come to the Aviva'

Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell will be a keen spectator at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Gatland adds Jenkins and Rowntree to Lions coaching ticket for New Zealand tour

It will be a fifth tour for both men.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

'Andy will do his job and Owen will do his' - Father and son meet in Dublin

The Ireland defence coach will have to negate the threat of England’s centre this weekend.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Farrell wants Ireland's defence to be a try-scoring weapon against France

The Ireland defence coach is pleased to have Johnny Sexton back in the team.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'We should love defending', says Farrell as he vows to fix Irish inaccuracies

The defence coach was irked by the absence of Ireland’s appetite without the ball.

Half-time defensive fix gives Ireland confidence they can bounce back

Andy Farrell’s defensive review looms for the squad today after a nightmare first half.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

'Joe is the boss' - Farrell has no say in Ireland's defence coach plans for Japan

The Englishman has been appointed as Lions defence coach for the 2017 tour of New Zealand.

Ireland's Andy Farrell confirmed as Lions assistant coach Faz

Ireland's Andy Farrell confirmed as Lions assistant coach

Steve Borthwick is forwards coach and Rob Howley will oversee the attack.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Analysis: Tiny details make a massive difference against the All Blacks

Ireland are eager to improve their defensive performance against the All Blacks.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Farrell impressed by Ringrose and Carbery's comfort in Ireland set-up

The 21-year-old Leinster duo are set to make their Test debuts against the All Blacks.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Ireland happy that SOB and POM understand omission from Chicago trip

Ireland’s uncapped players are adapting to the squad environment with ease.

'We'll get on with our own business' - Ireland refuse to comment on Jackson situation

Assistant coach Andy Farrell fronted up to the media in Chicago.

# andy-farrell - Friday 16 September, 2016

'It’s priceless for growing' - Ireland's Farrell on learning from the Lions

The Englishman was part of Warren Gatland’s staff on the 2013 tour.

# andy-farrell - Friday 24 June, 2016

'I don’t think we’ve set the bar anywhere yet' - Farrell wants Ireland benchmark Faz

'I don’t think we’ve set the bar anywhere yet' - Farrell wants Ireland benchmark

The defence coach believes there is more to come from Ireland in the final game of the season.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 11 June, 2016

History makers, Schmidt's greatest win, and more Ireland talking points

Andy Farrell’s impact on Ireland has been impressive and immediate.

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