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Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Analysis: Total accuracy at the breakdown is now almost impossible for referees
# Side Entry
# Side Entry

Analysis: Total accuracy at the breakdown is now almost impossible for referees

Mar 11th 2020, 8:06 PM 10,910 Views 4 Comments

Eoin Toolan takes a look at some of the issues with the modern-day breakdown.

Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Analysis: The small details that make a huge difference in winning the aerial battle
# Contest
# Contest

Analysis: The small details that make a huge difference in winning the aerial battle

Feb 26th 2020, 1:14 PM 9,179 Views 9 Comments

Professional performance analyst Eoin Toolan examines the contests in the air in this Six Nations.

Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Analysis: The risk-reward of Shaun Edwards' linespeed defence with France
# Les Bleus
# Les Bleus

Analysis: The risk-reward of Shaun Edwards' linespeed defence with France

Feb 12th 2020, 7:00 PM 11,064 Views 2 Comments

The French have started the Six Nations strongly in defence but there are potential weaknesses to be exploited.

Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Analysis: How Ireland can learn from the All Blacks to support Larmour
# Counter
# Counter

Analysis: How Ireland can learn from the All Blacks to support Larmour

Feb 5th 2020, 9:30 PM 18,257 Views 10 Comments

Eoin Toolan explains what Andy Farrell’s team can do to improve on counter-attack.

Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Analysis: Ford and Farrell's inverted triangles give England superb variety
# 10/12
# 10/12

Analysis: Ford and Farrell's inverted triangles give England superb variety

Oct 30th 2019, 6:00 PM 29,046 Views 16 Comments

Eoin Toolan takes a look at what Eddie Jones’ 10/12 combination provides for England.

Thursday 24 October, 2019

Analysis: The incredible ruck-to-try ratio from the World Cup quarter-finals
# Early Kill
# Early Kill

Analysis: The incredible ruck-to-try ratio from the World Cup quarter-finals

Oct 24th 2019, 2:30 PM 10,247 Views 7 Comments

Performance analyst Eoin Toolan examines the try-scoring trends from last weekend’s action.

Thursday 17 October, 2019

Analysis: How can Ireland go about beating the All Blacks in Tokyo?
# Details
# Details

Analysis: How can Ireland go about beating the All Blacks in Tokyo?

Oct 17th 2019, 8:00 PM 37,765 Views 32 Comments

It will be fascinating to see how Joe Schmidt’s team go about attacking Richie Mo’unga off lineouts.

Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload
# Jouez
# Jouez

Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload

Oct 9th 2019, 5:30 PM 8,979 Views 25 Comments

Eoin Toolan examines the All Blacks’ support play to explain their effectiveness in offloading.

Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Analysis: Japan's skillful 1-3-2-2 attack central to shock win over Ireland
# High-skilled
# High-skilled

Analysis: Japan's skillful 1-3-2-2 attack central to shock win over Ireland

Oct 2nd 2019, 4:54 PM 15,879 Views 5 Comments

The skill level and structure of the hosts’ attack has instilled a confidence in their players, writes analyst Eoin Toolan.

Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Analysis: Peerless Conor Murray's box kicking key to Ireland's big win
# Class Act
# Class Act

Analysis: Peerless Conor Murray's box kicking key to Ireland's big win

Sep 25th 2019, 5:00 PM 24,016 Views 20 Comments

The scrum-half kicked 14 times against Scotland in Sunday’s World Cup clash.

Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Analysis: Barrett and Mo'unga pose dual threat as Boks' kicking crucial
# World Cup Watch
# World Cup Watch

Analysis: Barrett and Mo'unga pose dual threat as Boks' kicking crucial

Jul 30th 2019, 1:32 PM 7,476 Views 24 Comments

Rassie Erasmus’ side earned a draw in Wellington but have improvements to make.