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#andy farrell

# andy-farrell - Monday 2 November, 2020

Where next for Ireland? Autumn Nations Cup a chance to look to the future
# Fresh Faces
# Fresh Faces

Where next for Ireland? Autumn Nations Cup a chance to look to the future

Nov 2nd 2020, 1:01 AM 14,238 Views 16 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell feels he needs to keep creating more competition for places.

# andy-farrell - Sunday 1 November, 2020

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris
# Analysis
# Analysis

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris

Nov 1st 2020, 11:55 AM 51,068 Views 41 Comments

The visitors made a huge call to go to touch before half-time and then conceded just after the break.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 31 October, 2020

'I back the players to feel what's right' - Farrell critical of Ireland's execution
# Decisions
# Decisions

'I back the players to feel what's right' - Farrell critical of Ireland's execution

Oct 31st 2020, 11:55 PM 19,099 Views 27 Comments

The Ireland head coach was frustrated with his team’s inability to convert visits to the French 22 into points.

# andy-farrell - Friday 30 October, 2020

Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack
# Halfbacks
# Halfbacks

Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack

Oct 30th 2020, 11:45 AM 8,372 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Antoine Dupont is a major threat to Andy Farrell’s Ireland.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 29 October, 2020

'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances
# Tourist
# Tourist

'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances

Oct 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,035 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach indicated he is keen to bring Andy Farrell on board again for next year.

Farrell's attack up against 'winner and fighter' Edwards' French defence
# Old Mates
# Old Mates

Farrell's attack up against 'winner and fighter' Edwards' French defence

Oct 29th 2020, 5:30 AM 4,930 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland boss and French defence coach were team-mates at Wigan in the 1990s.

James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader
# Influence
# Influence

James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader

Oct 29th 2020, 5:00 AM 3,998 Views 1 Comment

The 24-year-old has enjoyed taking responsibility for running the Ireland lineout.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Farrell intent on imposing 'plan that we know' on France
# Methodical
# Methodical

Farrell intent on imposing 'plan that we know' on France

Oct 28th 2020, 2:19 PM 7,496 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland head coach insists his side won’t be playing high-risk rugby in search of a four-try win in France.

# andy-farrell - Monday 26 October, 2020

Ireland rule out Ringrose for November, Cooney and Earls back in frame
# Ouch
# Ouch

Ireland rule out Ringrose for November, Cooney and Earls back in frame

Oct 26th 2020, 9:48 AM 13,482 Views 16 Comments

Jamison Gibson-Park’s international debut was tempered with a tight hamstring.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Garry Ringrose suffers broken jaw against Italy in blow for Ireland
# Injury Toll
# Injury Toll

Garry Ringrose suffers broken jaw against Italy in blow for Ireland

Oct 24th 2020, 6:19 PM 19,737 Views 31 Comments

The Leinster man could be sidelined for four to six weeks, according to Andy Farrell.

Debutants impress as Ireland secure bonus-point win to keep Six Nations hopes alive
# On To Paris
# On To Paris

Debutants impress as Ireland secure bonus-point win to keep Six Nations hopes alive

Oct 24th 2020, 5:30 PM 50,346 Views 44 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men scored seven tries in a 50-17 win over Italy in Dublin.

Scanning, kicking, more playmakers, solid set-piece - Ireland's attack aims this autumn
# Game Plan
# Game Plan

Scanning, kicking, more playmakers, solid set-piece - Ireland's attack aims this autumn

Oct 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,217 Views 2 Comments

Attack coach Mike Catt says teams ‘can’t just be one-dimensional anymore.’

'It's going to be fun': Conway revelling in the competition under Farrell
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

'It's going to be fun': Conway revelling in the competition under Farrell

Oct 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 4,949 Views 1 Comment

Training and form carry a great deal more weight under Andy Farrell, the Munster wing says.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

'We think Jacob has all the attributes to push forward at fullback' - Farrell
# 15
# 15

'We think Jacob has all the attributes to push forward at fullback' - Farrell

Oct 21st 2020, 1:58 PM 9,701 Views 9 Comments

The 24-year-old Ulsterman has been picked in Ireland’s number 15 shirt against Italy.

Keenan and Connors handed debuts as Stockdale moves to 15 for Ireland
# Team News
# Team News

Keenan and Connors handed debuts as Stockdale moves to 15 for Ireland

Oct 21st 2020, 12:29 PM 36,168 Views 74 Comments

Ed Byrne and Jamison Gibson-Park are set for their first caps off the bench against Italy.

# andy-farrell - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Injuries and form calls mean Ireland will have a refreshed look against Italy
# Selection
# Selection

Injuries and form calls mean Ireland will have a refreshed look against Italy

Oct 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,528 Views 13 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men restart their 2020 Six Nations campaign next weekend in Dublin.

# andy-farrell - Friday 16 October, 2020

Andy Farrell: ‘There are bigger things than finishing the Six Nations’

Andy Farrell: ‘There are bigger things than finishing the Six Nations’

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 1:10 PM 9,350 Views 4 Comments

Ireland coach says the health and safety of the country has to take priority over the completion of a rugby tournament.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 15 October, 2020

The alternative XV Andy Farrell could pick for Ireland
# Depth Chart
# Depth Chart

The alternative XV Andy Farrell could pick for Ireland

Oct 15th 2020, 8:07 PM 46,534 Views 41 Comments

If Ireland were hit with an injury or Covid crisis this autumn would they be able to cope? The answer is a resounding yes.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Ireland coach Andy Farrell faces anxious wait on Henderson and Larmour
# Doubts
# Doubts

Ireland coach Andy Farrell faces anxious wait on Henderson and Larmour

Oct 10th 2020, 11:19 PM 14,645 Views 19 Comments

Ulster captain Iain Henderson was red carded this evening and faces a potential ban while Jordan Larmour went off injured against Treviso with a shoulder problem.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 8 October, 2020

'As soon as he's had a little dip, he's out of the squad completely, which is harsh'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'As soon as he's had a little dip, he's out of the squad completely, which is harsh'

Oct 8th 2020, 2:51 PM 32,322 Views 32 Comments

John Cooney’s omission from the Ireland squad was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Earls sidelined by back injury as Munster rule Scannell out for two months
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Earls sidelined by back injury as Munster rule Scannell out for two months

Oct 7th 2020, 4:28 PM 10,623 Views 7 Comments

Ireland boss Andy Farrell already had several injury concerns ahead of the autumn campaign.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Ireland auditions for Munster and Connacht men as Farrell finalises autumn squad
# Out To Impress
# Out To Impress

Ireland auditions for Munster and Connacht men as Farrell finalises autumn squad

Oct 3rd 2020, 7:45 AM 10,311 Views 7 Comments

Munster are away to the Scarlets as Connacht host Glasgow in the Pro14.

# andy-farrell - Monday 28 September, 2020

More frustration for Leinster's Furlong as he picks up new calf injury
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

More frustration for Leinster's Furlong as he picks up new calf injury

Sep 28th 2020, 2:17 PM 8,155 Views 5 Comments

Meanwhile, Dan Leavy won’t be making his return on Friday night against the Dragons at the RDS.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Exciting autumn for Farrell's Ireland as Fiji and Georgia get a welcome invitation
# New Look
# New Look

Exciting autumn for Farrell's Ireland as Fiji and Georgia get a welcome invitation

Sep 10th 2020, 7:30 PM 5,320 Views 3 Comments

Fixtures against Italy and Georgia look like chances to test the depth

# andy-farrell - Friday 7 August, 2020

'I'm sure we're going to see a few bolters for all countries' - Farrell
# Crystal Ball
# Crystal Ball

'I'm sure we're going to see a few bolters for all countries' - Farrell

Aug 7th 2020, 7:15 AM 8,831 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland boss is embracing the challenge of an uncertain season ahead.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 6 August, 2020

'We know it's there to be won' - Farrell's Ireland hungry for Six Nations shot
# Target
# Target

'We know it's there to be won' - Farrell's Ireland hungry for Six Nations shot

Updated Aug 6th 2020, 5:14 PM 25,307 Views 31 Comments

The national team head coach is excited about the new ‘Eight Nations’ tournament this autumn.

James Lowe 'a great tonic for Irish rugby' as November qualification looms
# On The Radar
# On The Radar

James Lowe 'a great tonic for Irish rugby' as November qualification looms

Aug 6th 2020, 12:45 PM 10,625 Views 30 Comments

Ireland boss Andy Farrell has been impressed with many elements of the Leinster wing’s game.

# andy-farrell - Sunday 2 August, 2020

'That will be one of the big aims this year - to try and get back in with Ireland'
# Green Shirts
# Green Shirts

'That will be one of the big aims this year - to try and get back in with Ireland'

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:00 AM 27,790 Views 8 Comments

Connacht hooker Dave Heffernan is determined to add to his one Ireland cap.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Busy autumn schedule is an exciting chance for Farrell's Ireland to progress
# Calendar
# Calendar

Busy autumn schedule is an exciting chance for Farrell's Ireland to progress

Updated Jul 28th 2020, 12:00 PM 20,429 Views 25 Comments

A new eight-team competition is set to see Ireland face Wales, England and Fiji.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 4 July, 2020

What kind of shape are Andy Farrell's Ireland in as they look towards next season?
# Options
# Options

What kind of shape are Andy Farrell's Ireland in as they look towards next season?

Jul 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,506 Views 48 Comments

Ireland were due to face Australia in Brisbane today.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 2 April, 2020

'We talked about it being a one campaign thing' - Sexton says captaincy may be reviewed due to disrupted season
# Leader
# Leader

'We talked about it being a one campaign thing' - Sexton says captaincy may be reviewed due to disrupted season

Apr 2nd 2020, 12:00 PM 17,002 Views 46 Comments

Johnny Sexton discussed his Ireland captaincy, dealing with critisicm, and how he is staying fit during the lockdown.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Farrell wary of over-loading Test schedule around November
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Farrell wary of over-loading Test schedule around November

Updated Mar 10th 2020, 8:05 AM 15,756 Views 14 Comments

There are many unknowable variables as Covid-19 spreads, but Farrell hopes that player welfare concerns are maintained and Ireland avoid playing five Tests in five weeks.

# andy-farrell - Monday 2 March, 2020

20-year-old Ryan Baird links up with Ireland's Six Nations squad
# Talent
# Talent

20-year-old Ryan Baird links up with Ireland's Six Nations squad

Mar 2nd 2020, 11:11 AM 15,313 Views 35 Comments

Andy Farrell has named a 35-man training squad, with Will Addison missing.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Farrell plans to use weekend off to cram for French exam
# Bouncebackability
# Bouncebackability

Farrell plans to use weekend off to cram for French exam

Feb 29th 2020, 6:45 AM 5,316 Views 11 Comments

Ireland coach also revisited last weekend’s disaster in Twickenham and said players ‘did not look after one another well enough’.

# andy-farrell - Friday 28 February, 2020

Ireland still waiting for clarity on Italy game rescheduling with October a possibility
# New Plans
# New Plans

Ireland still waiting for clarity on Italy game rescheduling with October a possibility

Feb 28th 2020, 1:05 PM 5,214 Views 9 Comments

Andy Farrell’s squad will train next week even without a game to play.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 27 February, 2020

5 players we would love to see get their chance for Ireland
# Ratings
# Ratings

5 players we would love to see get their chance for Ireland

Feb 27th 2020, 11:39 AM 17,976 Views 16 Comments

There is a growing appetite for Andy Farrell to give opportunities to some of the less-experienced members of his Guinness Six Nations squad.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Ireland confirm Healy's Six Nations is over as Farrell names 28-man squad
# Sidelined
# Sidelined

Ireland confirm Healy's Six Nations is over as Farrell names 28-man squad

Feb 25th 2020, 4:01 PM 13,808 Views 27 Comments

The loosehead prop was injured in Sunday’s defeat to England at Twickenham.

We can still win this year's Six Nations, says Andy Farrell
# Rallying Call
# Rallying Call

We can still win this year's Six Nations, says Andy Farrell

Feb 25th 2020, 6:24 AM 5,672 Views 14 Comments

Ireland coach was hurt by Sunday’s defeat to England but still thinks his side can have a say in this year’s championship.

# andy-farrell - Monday 24 February, 2020

It’s time for Farrell to give youth its fling
# New START
# New START

It’s time for Farrell to give youth its fling

Feb 24th 2020, 3:44 PM 19,121 Views 63 Comments

While there is no need for panic, the Ireland coach does need to make changes and be brave.

# andy-farrell - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Farrell laments lack of first-half grit as Ireland are left 'feeling sorry for ourselves'
# Off The Pace
# Off The Pace

Farrell laments lack of first-half grit as Ireland are left 'feeling sorry for ourselves'

Feb 23rd 2020, 5:56 PM 13,693 Views 78 Comments

The head coach’s first defeat was a painful one.