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Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland and England's scrum battle bodes well for the Lions
# Heavyweights
# Heavyweights

Analysis: Ireland and England's scrum battle bodes well for the Lions

Mar 21st 2017, 2:32 PM 9,683 Views 6 Comments

It was a true back-and-forth contest in Dublin on Saturday evening.

Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland and Wales showed the way forward for the scrum in Cardiff
# Feed The Scrum
# Feed The Scrum

Analysis: Ireland and Wales showed the way forward for the scrum in Cardiff

Mar 15th 2017, 1:28 PM 6,947 Views 8 Comments

Both teams used the scrum for the right reasons on Friday night.

Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Analysis: The Welsh scrum has big problems, and Ireland can take advantage
# Hook Out!
# Hook Out!

Analysis: The Welsh scrum has big problems, and Ireland can take advantage

Mar 8th 2017, 4:30 PM 7,256 Views 4 Comments

The Welsh have struggles with the hook on a third of their scrums so far.

Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland's scrum came good in the end after a very messy start
# Scrum Analysis
# Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Ireland's scrum came good in the end after a very messy start

Mar 1st 2017, 1:00 PM 7,103 Views 5 Comments

McGrath and Slimani’s tussle must have been a nightmare to referee.

Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Analysis: Ireland's scrum will get a huge test against monstrous French pack
# Scrumbags
# Scrumbags

Analysis: Ireland's scrum will get a huge test against monstrous French pack

Feb 22nd 2017, 9:25 PM 8,366 Views 6 Comments

The Irish forwards face their biggest challenge yet this weekend.

Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Analysis: Ireland's scrum dominance bodes well for trip to Rome
# Eye Of The Tadhg-er
# Eye Of The Tadhg-er

Analysis: Ireland's scrum dominance bodes well for trip to Rome

Feb 8th 2017, 9:00 PM 5,391 Views 3 Comments

Saturday’s battle between Andrea Lovotti and Tadhg Furlong has the potential to be messy.

Thursday 2 February, 2017

Analysis: We look at just how much the scrum has changed since professionalism
# Class Of 95
# Class Of 95

Analysis: We look at just how much the scrum has changed since professionalism

Feb 2nd 2017, 5:34 PM 6,739 Views 9 Comments

For better or for worse, a lot has changed since 1995

Thursday 30 June, 2016

Irish scrum couldn't cope with raw Bok power, but McGrath unlucky not to reap more reward
# Analysis
# Analysis

Irish scrum couldn't cope with raw Bok power, but McGrath unlucky not to reap more reward

Jun 30th 2016, 12:00 PM 14,827 Views 10 Comments

It was a dream debut for loosehead Steven “Red Bull” Kitschoff.

Thursday 23 June, 2016

Analysis: Tadhg Furlong got a handle of The Beast, but just how legal was it?
# Pure Wexford Beef
# Pure Wexford Beef

Analysis: Tadhg Furlong got a handle of The Beast, but just how legal was it?

Jun 23rd 2016, 8:14 PM 6,016 Views 4 Comments

On the other side, Jack McGrath was an exemplary powerhouse and Ireland can build on him again this weekend.

Thursday 16 June, 2016

Analysis: Ireland's scrum couldn't live with the Beast as Boks brought back the hit
# Beastmode
# Beastmode

Analysis: Ireland's scrum couldn't live with the Beast as Boks brought back the hit

Jun 16th 2016, 7:00 PM 11,953 Views 10 Comments

The Irish pack struggled until a crucial second-half substitution.

Thursday 9 June, 2016

Analysis: Irish scrum have a tough job on their hands taming the Beast
# The Beast
# The Beast

Analysis: Irish scrum have a tough job on their hands taming the Beast

Jun 9th 2016, 4:00 PM 6,857 Views 12 Comments

Tendai Mtawarira’s technique makes him very hard to stop.

Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Analysis: Brains overcame brawn for Connacht in scrum battle with Leinster
# Brain Over Brawn
# Brain Over Brawn

Analysis: Brains overcame brawn for Connacht in scrum battle with Leinster

Jun 1st 2016, 8:00 PM 10,759 Views 21 Comments

Leinster were dominant at the scrum, but Connacht were smarter.

Friday 27 May, 2016

Analysis: Two impressive scrums will make for an intriguing Pro12 final
# Evenly Matched
# Evenly Matched

Analysis: Two impressive scrums will make for an intriguing Pro12 final

May 27th 2016, 2:09 PM 3,949 Views 4 Comments

Both Leinster and Connacht are tough to get the better of at scrumtime.

Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Analysis: Ireland's scrum boxed clever in a flawless display against Scotland
# In And Out
# In And Out

Analysis: Ireland's scrum boxed clever in a flawless display against Scotland

Mar 23rd 2016, 1:34 PM 7,953 Views 8 Comments

Jamie Heaslip’s game management ensured constant quick ball for the backline.

Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Analysis: Resurgent Scottish scrum could cause problems for Ireland
# Angry Scotsman
# Angry Scotsman

Analysis: Resurgent Scottish scrum could cause problems for Ireland

Mar 16th 2016, 3:15 PM 3,704 Views 1 Comment

Edinburgh teammates Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford and WP Nel dismantled the much-lauded French front row.

Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Analysis: Italian scrum had a meltdown against Scotland, and Ireland can take advantage
# Sitting Duck
# Sitting Duck

Analysis: Italian scrum had a meltdown against Scotland, and Ireland can take advantage

Mar 9th 2016, 3:23 PM 10,426 Views 8 Comments

Lorenzo Cittadini is there for the taking after being tormented by the Scottish.

Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Analysis: Ireland and England's scrum battle showed why referees need more help
# Organised Chaos
# Organised Chaos

Analysis: Ireland and England's scrum battle showed why referees need more help

Mar 2nd 2016, 1:26 PM 6,693 Views 3 Comments

Both sets of players made things difficult for Romain Poite.

Thursday 25 February, 2016

Analysis: The Irish scrum must deal with Dan Cole's short binds
# Legally Binding
# Legally Binding

Analysis: The Irish scrum must deal with Dan Cole's short binds

Feb 25th 2016, 12:15 PM 7,938 Views 7 Comments

Romain Poite needs to keep a close eye on the English tighthead’s binding.

Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Analysis: Ireland's scrum suffers in messy performance against France
# Scrum Analysis
# Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Ireland's scrum suffers in messy performance against France

Feb 17th 2016, 3:20 PM 15,017 Views 17 Comments

Les Bleus played rope-a-dope with the Irish front row.

Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Analysis: Ireland's first-half scrum woes could have proved even more costly
# Scrum Wars
# Scrum Wars

Analysis: Ireland's first-half scrum woes could have proved even more costly

Feb 10th 2016, 3:00 PM 20,345 Views 5 Comments

The scrum settled after the break, but the French pack will provide an even bigger test.

Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Analysis: Jack McGrath can exploit Wales' Samson Lee to give Ireland the edge in the scrum battle
# Front Row Club
# Front Row Club

Analysis: Jack McGrath can exploit Wales' Samson Lee to give Ireland the edge in the scrum battle

Feb 3rd 2016, 2:34 PM 13,758 Views 6 Comments

Lee has struggled for form since his awful achilles injury last year.

Friday 30 October, 2015

'It's better to switch off from it completely' - World Cup now at the back of Iain Henderson's mind
# The Big Strong Man
# The Big Strong Man

'It's better to switch off from it completely' - World Cup now at the back of Iain Henderson's mind

Oct 30th 2015, 8:00 AM 12,884 Views 20 Comments

Henderson says he still hasn’t watched back the full game of Ireland’s World Cup exit.

'It could happen you at any stage' - Henderson shocked by Felix Jones retirement
# Gaining Perspective
# Gaining Perspective

'It could happen you at any stage' - Henderson shocked by Felix Jones retirement

Oct 30th 2015, 6:30 AM 5,436 Views 0 Comments

Iain Henderson says Munster and Ireland are losing a natural leader.

Thursday 29 October, 2015

Australia welcome back Scott Sio for World Cup final against New Zealand
# Fitness Boost
# Fitness Boost

Australia welcome back Scott Sio for World Cup final against New Zealand

Oct 29th 2015, 3:26 PM 5,292 Views 3 Comments

Cheika has made just one change for Saturday’s final.

'Everyone has put two and two together' - Mike Ford dismisses Burgess speculation
# Going Nowhere
# Going Nowhere

'Everyone has put two and two together' - Mike Ford dismisses Burgess speculation

Oct 29th 2015, 12:50 PM 7,289 Views 10 Comments

Mike Ford says Burgess is going nowhere.

Zebo starts for Munster as Donnacha Ryan returns to the bench
# Stars Return
# Stars Return

Zebo starts for Munster as Donnacha Ryan returns to the bench

Oct 29th 2015, 12:31 PM 6,800 Views 15 Comments

New signing Mario Sagario is in line to make his debut

New Zealand's team to face Australia contains seven starters from the 2011 final
# Same Again
# Same Again

New Zealand's team to face Australia contains seven starters from the 2011 final

Oct 29th 2015, 12:05 PM 5,588 Views 13 Comments

Dan Carter and Richie McCaw could both be playing their final games for the All Blacks

Wednesday 28 October, 2015

We pick our combined Australia and New Zealand team ahead of the World Cup final
# Best Of The Best
# Best Of The Best

We pick our combined Australia and New Zealand team ahead of the World Cup final

Oct 28th 2015, 6:12 PM 11,152 Views 24 Comments

We pick our ultimate XV from this year’s World Cup final.

Matfield to captain Springboks in final game before retirement
# Last Stand
# Last Stand

Matfield to captain Springboks in final game before retirement

Oct 28th 2015, 5:40 PM 6,836 Views 3 Comments

Also, Ruan Pienaar is back in the starting line-up.

Another Irish teenager is heading to the AFL
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Another Irish teenager is heading to the AFL

Oct 28th 2015, 12:37 PM 11,597 Views 8 Comments

Derry minor captain Conor Glass has joined champions Hawthorn.

Argentina winger says he's on the verge of a move to Munster after the World Cup
# Medical Joker
# Medical Joker

Argentina winger says he's on the verge of a move to Munster after the World Cup

Oct 28th 2015, 11:36 AM 15,710 Views 58 Comments

Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino is joining the province on a short-term deal.

Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Another Paralympic medal for Ireland after shot-putter Deirdre Mongan awarded bronze
# In The Medals
# In The Medals

Another Paralympic medal for Ireland after shot-putter Deirdre Mongan awarded bronze

Oct 27th 2015, 10:00 PM 3,098 Views 0 Comments

Deirdre Mongan was awarded bronze on appeal.

10 uncapped players in Ireland women's squad to play England
# Fresh Faces
# Fresh Faces

10 uncapped players in Ireland women's squad to play England

Oct 27th 2015, 9:30 PM 5,820 Views 0 Comments

The training squad of 33 has been trimmed down to 23.

We'll Leave It There So: Bowe's injury woe, more Paralympic medals, and all of Tuesday's sport
# Sports Roundup
# Sports Roundup

We'll Leave It There So: Bowe's injury woe, more Paralympic medals, and all of Tuesday's sport

Oct 27th 2015, 8:17 PM 12,367 Views 0 Comments

Plus the Irish women’s team get the better of Portugal.

Here are the six tries nominated for IRPA World Rugby Try of the Year
# Try Time
# Try Time

Here are the six tries nominated for IRPA World Rugby Try of the Year

Oct 27th 2015, 5:46 PM 13,767 Views 14 Comments

Julian Savea has two nominations from the same game.

Taulupe Faletau's move to Bath is off after Warren Gatland blocks his transfer
# Blocked
# Blocked

Taulupe Faletau's move to Bath is off after Warren Gatland blocks his transfer

Oct 27th 2015, 5:09 PM 12,878 Views 14 Comments

Faletau will now likely leave the Dragons at the end of the season.

Jean de Villiers may face Munster in the Champions Cup after signing with Leicester Tigers
# Familiar Face
# Familiar Face

Jean de Villiers may face Munster in the Champions Cup after signing with Leicester Tigers

Oct 27th 2015, 3:25 PM 7,010 Views 16 Comments

De Villiers will join the Tigers on December 1.

London Irish and Saracens will play a Premiership match in New York next year
# New York New York
# New York New York

London Irish and Saracens will play a Premiership match in New York next year

Oct 27th 2015, 2:46 PM 4,218 Views 14 Comments

London Irish are giving up a home game to play a Premiership game abroad.

Dublin schoolboy coach banned for life by club after vicious assault on referee
# Banned For Life
# Banned For Life

Dublin schoolboy coach banned for life by club after vicious assault on referee

Oct 27th 2015, 1:39 PM 32,385 Views 0 Comments

St Paul’s Artane have moved quickly to ban the coach involved.

Monday 26 October, 2015

'They tore Ireland apart last week, and we had to work hard to stop them' - Cheika praises defensive effort
# Cheika Yo'self
# Cheika Yo'self

'They tore Ireland apart last week, and we had to work hard to stop them' - Cheika praises defensive effort

Oct 26th 2015, 8:55 AM 9,247 Views 17 Comments

Despite scoring four tries, Cheika says defence was key.

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