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#Defence

# defence - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Andy Farrell's Ireland show promise but hard work is still ahead
# Review
# Review

Andy Farrell's Ireland show promise but hard work is still ahead

Mar 24th 2021, 7:52 AM 13,055 Views 3 Comments

The lineout and scrum were superb during this championship but there’s lots of work to do elsewhere.

# defence - Monday 15 March, 2021

Contepomi backs James Lowe to respond for Ireland amidst criticism
# Defence
# Defence

Contepomi backs James Lowe to respond for Ireland amidst criticism

Mar 15th 2021, 6:52 PM 11,742 Views 26 Comments

The Leinster assistant coach acknowledged that Lowe is better known for his attacking qualities.

# defence - Saturday 20 February, 2021

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders
# ROG
# ROG

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders

Feb 20th 2021, 8:00 AM 45,120 Views 42 Comments

The 43-year-old Cork man has had an impact on the French club’s defence and attack.

# defence - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

'Playing like absolute giants' - How Connacht caused an upset against Leinster
# Analysis
# Analysis

'Playing like absolute giants' - How Connacht caused an upset against Leinster

Jan 5th 2021, 10:49 AM 9,658 Views 16 Comments

Andy Friend’s side defended aggressively and kicked intelligently to pull off their victory in Dublin.

# defence - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

McFarland defends Ulster form after Ferris questions province's quality
# Woes
# Woes

McFarland defends Ulster form after Ferris questions province's quality

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:05 AM 7,603 Views 18 Comments

Ulster have had suffered two defeats in the Champions Cup over the past fortnight.

Guardiola warns Arsenal not to make ‘big mistake’ by sacking Mikel Arteta
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Guardiola warns Arsenal not to make ‘big mistake’ by sacking Mikel Arteta

Dec 23rd 2020, 8:39 AM 5,417 Views 6 Comments

The Gunners tumbled out of the Carabao Cup with a 4-1 defeat to Manchester City.

# defence - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Millwall boss insists supporters are behind eradicating racial discrimination
# Under Fire
# Under Fire

Millwall boss insists supporters are behind eradicating racial discrimination

Dec 9th 2020, 8:46 AM 2,574 Views 3 Comments

The club’s fans were heavily criticised for booing players taking the knee before their match against Derby last Saturday.

# defence - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Hot-stepping Lyttle honing in on rounding out his skillset with Ulster
# Stepper
# Stepper

Hot-stepping Lyttle honing in on rounding out his skillset with Ulster

Nov 28th 2020, 7:30 AM 3,634 Views 11 Comments

‘I’m not the biggest so I have to avoid people some way.’

# defence - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Analysis: Captaincy adds to Garry Ringrose's ever-growing repertoire
# 13
# 13

Analysis: Captaincy adds to Garry Ringrose's ever-growing repertoire

Sep 16th 2020, 7:30 PM 8,967 Views 8 Comments

The Leinster man has been excellent in recent weeks and will be key against Saracens.

# defence - Monday 14 September, 2020

How Leinster's relentless defence shut Ulster down after a promising start
# Analysis
# Analysis

How Leinster's relentless defence shut Ulster down after a promising start

Sep 14th 2020, 2:10 PM 21,127 Views 17 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men retained their Guinness Pro14 title with an excellent defensive performance.

# defence - Monday 7 September, 2020

Sexton and Connors set the tone as Leinster's defence smothers Munster
# Analysis
# Analysis

Sexton and Connors set the tone as Leinster's defence smothers Munster

Sep 7th 2020, 9:30 PM 25,946 Views 23 Comments

Stuart Lancaster’s charges shut down Munster’s early attempts to get a foothold in the game.

# defence - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

'It said ‘I hope your kids get coronavirus' and 'I hope they die in a house fire’' - Patrick McClean defends brother James
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

'It said ‘I hope your kids get coronavirus' and 'I hope they die in a house fire’' - Patrick McClean defends brother James

Mar 31st 2020, 8:02 PM 74,992 Views 77 Comments

The Ireland winger was fined two weeks’ wages by his club Stoke City last week for an ill-judged Instagram post.

# defence - Monday 9 March, 2020

Alex Salmond lodges special defences to accusations of sexual assault
# On Trial
From TheJournal.ie
# On Trial

Alex Salmond lodges special defences to accusations of sexual assault

Mar 9th 2020, 4:01 PM 18,550 Views 0 Comments

The former first minister of Scotland is at the High Court in Edinburgh for the first day of his trial.

# defence - Sunday 8 March, 2020

Adesanya beats Romero at UFC 248 but crowd are left wanting more
# Defence
# Defence

Adesanya beats Romero at UFC 248 but crowd are left wanting more

Mar 8th 2020, 9:34 AM 9,240 Views 7 Comments

During an often bizarre contest, boos rang out across the arena as the two fighters kept contact to a minimum.

# defence - Monday 2 March, 2020

Joshua closing in on Pulev scrap at Tottenham Stadium
# Defence
# Defence

Joshua closing in on Pulev scrap at Tottenham Stadium

Mar 2nd 2020, 12:42 PM 5,885 Views 5 Comments

The 38-year-old Bulgarian claimed in a Facebook post that he has signed a deal to face the unified champion.

# defence - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

'If Murray is playing that first half for England, he's probably man of the match'
# Defence
# Defence

'If Murray is playing that first half for England, he's probably man of the match'

Updated Feb 25th 2020, 3:00 PM 59,001 Views 73 Comments

Ireland lock James Ryan says the forwards need to make life easier for Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton.

# defence - 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 10,868 Views 2 Comments

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

# defence - Monday 10 February, 2020

Jordan Pickford unhappy with Gary Neville criticism
# Defence
# Defence

Jordan Pickford unhappy with Gary Neville criticism

Feb 10th 2020, 9:51 AM 12,152 Views 15 Comments

The Everton goalkeeper claims England internationals are unfairly targeted by the media.

# defence - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Everton boss Ferguson explains reason for substituting Kean just 19 minutes after he came on
# Defence
# Defence

Everton boss Ferguson explains reason for substituting Kean just 19 minutes after he came on

Dec 15th 2019, 7:31 PM 18,719 Views 14 Comments

The young striker received only a fleeting spell on the pitch at Old Trafford as he was subbed on and off.

# defence - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

I'm no cheat, insists US golfer Reed
# Defence
# Defence

I'm no cheat, insists US golfer Reed

Dec 10th 2019, 11:53 AM 13,765 Views 11 Comments

The former Masters champion was docked two strokes for improper swings during the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

# defence - Monday 2 December, 2019

Leinster's Connors has made 48 tackles and missed zero in his last two games
# Chop Tackle
# Chop Tackle

Leinster's Connors has made 48 tackles and missed zero in his last two games

Dec 2nd 2019, 12:00 PM 35,522 Views 30 Comments

The Kildare man has delivered a masterclass in effective low tackling.

# defence - Monday 18 November, 2019

Analysis: Aki and Copeland shine as gritty Connacht dig in for crucial turnovers
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Analysis: Aki and Copeland shine as gritty Connacht dig in for crucial turnovers

Nov 18th 2019, 4:33 PM 15,429 Views 9 Comments

Andy Friend’s side made some vital breakdown steals in their victory over Montpellier.

# defence - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Oxlade-Chamberlain on the double as Liverpool ease past Genk
# Defence
# Defence

Oxlade-Chamberlain on the double as Liverpool ease past Genk

Oct 23rd 2019, 10:18 PM 17,216 Views 29 Comments

The Champions ran out 4-1 winners in Belgium tonight.

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays
# Halfbacks
# Halfbacks

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays

Oct 23rd 2019, 12:09 PM 19,652 Views 5 Comments

The South Africa and Wales scrum-halves are small players but often make a big impact without the ball.

# defence - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Guardiola insists Bernardo Silva not guilty of racism over tweet to Benjamin Mendy
# Defence
# Defence

Guardiola insists Bernardo Silva not guilty of racism over tweet to Benjamin Mendy

Sep 25th 2019, 9:09 AM 5,935 Views 4 Comments

‘Bernardo is one of the most lovely people I have ever met in my life’, said the Man City boss.

# defence - 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.

# defence - 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.

# defence - Monday 9 September, 2019

'Those sorts of things, they give the other players real confidence'
# Cheese
# Cheese

'Those sorts of things, they give the other players real confidence'

Sep 9th 2019, 8:13 PM 18,064 Views 11 Comments

James Ryan delivered yet another outstanding performance in Ireland’s win over Wales.

# defence - Friday 30 August, 2019

'Poor Jacob had to try and make reads that were really difficult'
# Defence
# Defence

'Poor Jacob had to try and make reads that were really difficult'

Aug 30th 2019, 8:02 PM 40,630 Views 46 Comments

The Ireland left wing faced criticism for his defensive decisions against England last weekend.

# defence - Monday 26 August, 2019

Analysis: England run rampant through Ireland's defensive horror show
# Review
# Review

Analysis: England run rampant through Ireland's defensive horror show

Aug 26th 2019, 12:27 PM 32,985 Views 53 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s team were extremely poor in defence as they were hammered in Twickenham.

# defence - Friday 16 August, 2019

Liverpool stand-in Adrian a doubt after fan 'slipped and kicked his ankle' during Super Cup celebrations
# Problems
# Problems

Liverpool stand-in Adrian a doubt after fan 'slipped and kicked his ankle' during Super Cup celebrations

Aug 16th 2019, 11:32 AM 15,557 Views 31 Comments

The Reds are already without regular number one Alisson, and may need to call upon Andy Lonergan or Ireland U21 stopper Caoimhin Kelleher.

# defence - Friday 12 July, 2019

Turkey receives first batch of Russian missile defence system angering US
# NATO
From TheJournal.ie
# NATO

Turkey receives first batch of Russian missile defence system angering US

Jul 12th 2019, 3:02 PM 21,611 Views 68 Comments

NATO said it’s “concerned about the potential consequences” of the purchase.

# defence - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

'Disgraceful' - USA face backlash over 13-0 World Cup win
# Anger
# Anger

'Disgraceful' - USA face backlash over 13-0 World Cup win

Jun 12th 2019, 1:39 PM 31,387 Views 19 Comments

There has been a critical response to the Americans’ 13-0 thrashing of Thailand.

# defence - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'Soldiers are living on the breadline': More than 3,000 quit Defence Forces in four years
# Security
From TheJournal.ie
# Security

'Soldiers are living on the breadline': More than 3,000 quit Defence Forces in four years

May 30th 2019, 12:07 PM 22,917 Views 55 Comments

Raco is calling for the introduction of an independent pay review body to help address the staff retention crisis.

# defence - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'The one thing that stood out was the stag... The stag stands its ground'
# Munster
# Munster

'The one thing that stood out was the stag... The stag stands its ground'

May 4th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,376 Views 7 Comments

South African coach JP Ferreira has been in charge of stingy Munster defence this season.

# defence - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Defence coach Edwards confirms Wales exit after turning down new contract
# Saga Over
# Saga Over

Defence coach Edwards confirms Wales exit after turning down new contract

May 2nd 2019, 10:33 AM 7,073 Views 12 Comments

The former English rugby league star is in high demand after helping Wales to four Six Nations Championships.

# defence - Friday 22 February, 2019

'I wouldn't take Van Dijk over any of Man United's centre-backs,' says Vidic
# Defence
# Defence

'I wouldn't take Van Dijk over any of Man United's centre-backs,' says Vidic

Feb 22nd 2019, 7:48 PM 14,445 Views 43 Comments

The former Red Devils defender is delighted with the players in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s back line.

# defence - 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.

# defence - Monday 11 February, 2019

UK plans drone 'swarm squadrons' after Brexit, says defence secretary
# Gavin Williamson
From TheJournal.ie
# Gavin Williamson

UK plans drone 'swarm squadrons' after Brexit, says defence secretary

Feb 11th 2019, 10:29 PM 32,986 Views 55 Comments

Gavin Williamson said Britain must strengthen its global presence after Brexit.

# defence - 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.

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