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# andy-farrell - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Lessons from the past and 'kickings' to come, Farrell ready for all that comes with Ireland job
# Hot Seat
# Hot Seat

Lessons from the past and 'kickings' to come, Farrell ready for all that comes with Ireland job

Updated Dec 28th 2019, 12:00 PM 17,476 Views 33 Comments

‘I can only be myself,’ says Farrell. He is keen on putting his own stamp on his first major head coaching role.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Improving attack, reducing onus on Sexton key as Farrell slips into hot seat
# Green Shoots
# Green Shoots

Improving attack, reducing onus on Sexton key as Farrell slips into hot seat

Dec 24th 2019, 6:21 AM 7,239 Views 2 Comments

‘We’ve got to make sure we stand for something,” said the new head coach aiming to focus on more than just the details.

# andy-farrell - Monday 23 December, 2019

Farrell: Door still open for Kearney, or any in-form player, to feature in Six Nations
# Ajar
# Ajar

Farrell: Door still open for Kearney, or any in-form player, to feature in Six Nations

Dec 23rd 2019, 4:54 PM 18,547 Views 26 Comments

“I’ve spoken to Rob but also other players who are not here and told them we will be watching them over this Christmas period.”

# andy-farrell - Monday 16 December, 2019

Rob Kearney left out as Andy Farrell names 45-man squad for 'mid-season stocktake'
# New Dawn
# New Dawn

Rob Kearney left out as Andy Farrell names 45-man squad for 'mid-season stocktake'

Updated Dec 16th 2019, 8:39 PM 49,069 Views 96 Comments

The new head coach has invited eight uncapped players to this weekend’s gathering at the Sports Campus.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 12 December, 2019

'You meet them and you're like, 'I don't really hate you as much as I used to!''
# Niggle
# Niggle

'You meet them and you're like, 'I don't really hate you as much as I used to!''

Dec 12th 2019, 6:05 AM 15,595 Views 8 Comments

Munster man Jean Kleyn is looking forward to another physical battle against Saracens.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony
# Silent Leader
# Silent Leader

'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony

Dec 11th 2019, 8:00 AM 19,886 Views 99 Comments

The 30-year-old Munster skipper is among the candidates to succeed Rory Best.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Best hopes 'hilarious' Farrell doesn't lose element of fun as he steps into Schmidt's shoes
# Joker
# Joker

Best hopes 'hilarious' Farrell doesn't lose element of fun as he steps into Schmidt's shoes

Dec 4th 2019, 5:00 PM 9,564 Views 3 Comments

The former Ireland captain has explained how the incoming head coach likes to bring some comedy to his video review sessions.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Murray excited by 'fresh' Farrell era after Ireland's World Cup failings
# New Boss
# New Boss

Murray excited by 'fresh' Farrell era after Ireland's World Cup failings

Nov 20th 2019, 12:00 PM 20,679 Views 43 Comments

The Munster scrum-half is focused on enjoying his rugby again after the dejection in Japan.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

'He's brilliant' - Blade pushes Ireland claims as Boyle shines for Connacht
# Bright Sparks
# Bright Sparks

'He's brilliant' - Blade pushes Ireland claims as Boyle shines for Connacht

Nov 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 9,408 Views 16 Comments

22-year-old Conor Fitzgerald is another youngster impressing for Andy Friend’s side.

# andy-farrell - Friday 15 November, 2019

Easterby set for defence role as Farrell shuffles Ireland coaching deck
# Backroom
# Backroom

Easterby set for defence role as Farrell shuffles Ireland coaching deck

Nov 15th 2019, 3:38 PM 35,055 Views 26 Comments

The new head coach is expected to assume a bigger-picture role after succeeding Joe Schmidt.

# andy-farrell - Monday 11 November, 2019

Plenty for Andy Farrell to admire as provinces gear up for Europe
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Plenty for Andy Farrell to admire as provinces gear up for Europe

Nov 11th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,388 Views 47 Comments

There is a lot of Champions Cup rugby to play out before the new Ireland head coach gets to pick his first squad.

# andy-farrell - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Farrell's Ireland to host Japan, Springboks and Wallabies in November 2020
# Revenge
# Revenge

Farrell's Ireland to host Japan, Springboks and Wallabies in November 2020

Nov 3rd 2019, 7:57 AM 15,339 Views 17 Comments

The Brave Blossoms shocked Ireland at their home World Cup.

# andy-farrell - Friday 1 November, 2019

Dates and venues for Ireland's two-Test tour of Australia in 2020 confirmed
# Down Under
# Down Under

Dates and venues for Ireland's two-Test tour of Australia in 2020 confirmed

Nov 1st 2019, 12:48 AM 10,554 Views 14 Comments

Andy Farrell’s team will play in Brisbane and Sydney next July.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain
# Leader
# Leader

O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain

Oct 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,830 Views 37 Comments

There have been many calls for the 23-year-old to succeed the retired Rory Best.

# andy-farrell - Friday 25 October, 2019

Lying in wait - Where do Ireland's second string stand after a year to forget?
# Step Up
# Step Up

Lying in wait - Where do Ireland's second string stand after a year to forget?

Oct 25th 2019, 12:00 PM 32,938 Views 92 Comments

We take a look at the players hoping to earn more time on the pitch under incoming Ireland head coach Andy Farrell.

# andy-farrell - Monday 21 October, 2019

The new Andy Farrell era will be fascinating, exciting and challenging
# Moving On
# Moving On

The new Andy Farrell era will be fascinating, exciting and challenging

Oct 21st 2019, 3:24 PM 42,191 Views 131 Comments

The 44-year-old Englishman takes over as Ireland head coach from Joe Schmidt.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Ireland 'gutted' to bid emotional Schmidt and Best farewell with World Cup defeat
# Farewell
# Farewell

Ireland 'gutted' to bid emotional Schmidt and Best farewell with World Cup defeat

Oct 19th 2019, 6:18 PM 8,621 Views 23 Comments

Scrum coach Greg Feek also bows out after years of service to Irish rugby.

# andy-farrell - Monday 14 October, 2019

'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final'
# Burden Of History
# Burden Of History

'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final'

Oct 14th 2019, 5:33 AM 15,179 Views 18 Comments

Ireland have never won a World Cup knock-out game but Joe Schmidt’s men are quietly confident.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Ireland defence coach Farrell delivers passionate opinion on tackle technique
# Tackle Tech
# Tackle Tech

Ireland defence coach Farrell delivers passionate opinion on tackle technique

Oct 8th 2019, 3:27 AM 19,038 Views 6 Comments

This World Cup has seen a major focus on dangerous high tackles.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

'Swimming in sweat' - Ireland ready for errors under closed roof in Kobe
# Slippery
# Slippery

'Swimming in sweat' - Ireland ready for errors under closed roof in Kobe

Oct 2nd 2019, 6:00 PM 11,382 Views 19 Comments

The Kobe Misaki Stadium’s roof will be closed again tomorrow night.

England in 2007, France in 2011, the Springboks in 2015, Ireland in 2019?
# Bouncing Back
# Bouncing Back

England in 2007, France in 2011, the Springboks in 2015, Ireland in 2019?

Oct 2nd 2019, 10:47 AM 11,897 Views 13 Comments

Defence coach Andy Farrell believes Ireland can bounce back from their shock defeat to Japan.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down
# In Depth
# In Depth

Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down

Sep 24th 2019, 3:00 PM 26,594 Views 39 Comments

Ireland had a 94% tackle success rate and gave up only three linebreaks on Sunday.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Andy Farrell's defence is pivotal if Ireland are to make history at the World Cup
# Defence Wins Titles
# Defence Wins Titles

Andy Farrell's defence is pivotal if Ireland are to make history at the World Cup

Sep 19th 2019, 12:00 PM 15,546 Views 16 Comments

The opening test will be a demanding one against Gregor Townsend’s ambitious Scotland team.

# andy-farrell - Friday 6 September, 2019

Farrell keen to see Ireland harness emotion of Schmidt and Best send-offs
# Proper Test Match
# Proper Test Match

Farrell keen to see Ireland harness emotion of Schmidt and Best send-offs

Sep 6th 2019, 6:30 AM 7,869 Views 12 Comments

Both Joe Schmidt and Rory Best will lead Ireland for the last time in Dublin tomorrow, and Farrell is keen for a high-tempo farewell party.

# andy-farrell - Friday 9 August, 2019

'We don't want to shoot ourselves in the foot by not being open-minded'
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

'We don't want to shoot ourselves in the foot by not being open-minded'

Aug 9th 2019, 7:15 AM 8,110 Views 12 Comments

Andy Farrell says every member of Ireland’s extended squad deserves the chance to stake their claim.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Farrell pushing to see cohesion and flexibility as Ireland begin Test run
# Step Up
# Step Up

Farrell pushing to see cohesion and flexibility as Ireland begin Test run

Aug 8th 2019, 4:18 PM 4,545 Views 2 Comments

The defence coach is in the hot seat sooner than he wanted to be, but is intent on ensuring a smooth build-up to the season opener.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Is John Fogarty the perfect fit as Andy Farrell's Ireland scrum coach?
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

Is John Fogarty the perfect fit as Andy Farrell's Ireland scrum coach?

Mar 28th 2019, 6:02 PM 8,086 Views 15 Comments

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
# Future Boss
# Future Boss

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

Feb 16th 2019, 3:08 PM 45,753 Views 39 Comments

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
# Hotseat
# Hotseat

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

Feb 15th 2019, 3:14 PM 7,831 Views 3 Comments

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
# D

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

Feb 13th 2019, 3:29 PM 13,626 Views 12 Comments

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
# Review
# Review

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

Feb 6th 2019, 12:12 PM 51,783 Views 42 Comments

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
# Masterstroke
# Masterstroke

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

Nov 27th 2018, 2:28 PM 20,542 Views 18 Comments

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
# Slammin' Sam
# Slammin' Sam

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

Nov 27th 2018, 11:05 AM 18,455 Views 33 Comments

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
# Big Decision
# Big Decision

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

Nov 26th 2018, 6:32 AM 26,334 Views 11 Comments

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
# Coaching Duo
# Coaching Duo

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

Nov 21st 2018, 6:00 AM 14,266 Views 24 Comments

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
# Faz

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

Nov 14th 2018, 6:30 AM 7,435 Views 15 Comments

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
# The Top Job
# The Top Job

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

Nov 13th 2018, 3:38 PM 7,326 Views 11 Comments

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
# Young Blood
# Young Blood

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

Jun 13th 2018, 6:30 AM 12,809 Views 30 Comments

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?'
# Pride
# Pride

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

Jun 13th 2018, 1:00 AM 11,279 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Reaction
# Reaction

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

Jun 12th 2018, 7:39 AM 12,704 Views 6 Comments

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