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Defence coach Edwards' new France deal 'excellent news' for Ibanez
Former Welsh defence coach Edwards has agreed new terms with France.
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Raphael Varane excited by Erik ten Hag arrival and sees better times for Man Utd
Ajax boss Ten Hag will take over at Old Trafford this summer.
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Ulster show their mettle to survive late Edinburgh onslaught
Ulster lost captain Iain Henderson to an early injury but rallied to secure crucial victory.
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Jurgen Klopp confirms he is looking for a new defender - but says it will not be easy
Liverpool currently have zero fit senior centre-backs, with the deputising Fabinho also sidelined.
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Clark set for new deal at Newcastle as Bruce sings Irish international's praises
After a nine-month absence, the defender has now made seven consecutive starts in the Premier League.
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Harry Maguire included in England squad despite ongoing trial in Greece
The defender has been selected in the 24-man squad to face Iceland and Denmark.
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Ex-Cork City defender returns to Hull City after successful Scottish Premiership stint
Sean McLoughlin impressed during his time at St Mirren.
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Explainer: Irish MEPs have been raising concerns of a future 'EU Army' - but is it likely to happen?
Claims around the potential for an EU army have been prominent in the election debate
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Clare joint-manager and forward to have appeals against Munster final bans heard on Saturday
Donal Moloney was involved in a sideline altercation against Tipperary and David Reidy was sent-off against Limerick.
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The 10 most expensive defenders in world football, led by £75m Virgil van Dijk
There are a few Man City players there, as you might expect.
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Klopp: 'If these problems could be solved by one player, we would have put all our money into it'
Liverpool’s defensive problems haunted them again last night.
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Drogheda hold out at Dalymount to frustrate Bohs
Two of the league’s lowest scoring teams lived up to their billing.
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Mourinho insists United won't sign a defender despite Fonte and Lindelof links
Despite being without Eric Bailly, Jose Mourinho says Manchester United won’t add to their defensive options.
# we all make mistakes
'It happens in many games and it's not just the All Blacks' - Lam on claims of dirty play
The Connacht boss is preparing for a Pro12 clash against Cardiff.
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Mourinho hails makeshift defence
Manchester United’s defence earned the praise of Jose Mourinho following a 3-1 win at Swansea City.
# Interview
Ringrose seeking defensive improvements against high-flying Ospreys
The Leinster centre admits it’s been an adjustment trying to implement Stuart Lancaster’s philosophies.
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Why Bailly might be the new Nemanja Vidic for Man Utd
Jose Mourinho appears to have unearthed a gem in the fearless Cote d’Ivoire defender.
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'Refereeing is a very pressurised job, he has a split second to make a decision'
Mayo manager Michael Solan has defended the performance of referee Niall Cullen in yesterday’s EirGrid All-Ireland U21 semi-final victory over Dublin.
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Rodgers has solved Liverpool's problems, says Lovren
The Croatian feels that the Reds have put their poor start to the 2014-15 campaign firmly behind them and says that their Irish coach deserves all the credit for the turnaround.
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'We're up for it': Ireland in steely mood before toughest Test
Les Kiss is looking for a massive improvement after last week’s defensive horror show.
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In From The Side: Forget the Heineken Cup, Jackson will thrive in 6 Nations
Seven weeks after his 21st birthday, Ulster’s out-half deserves a little respect for how much he has achieved.
# The Bootroom
Stepping out: the death of the flat back four
Defending is not dead, it has simply moved forward, according to John O’Donnell.