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#Defence

# defence - Yesterday’s News

'I really like the idea of my family having different experiences'

Former Munster assistant coach Ian Costello is enjoying his challenging task with Wasps.

# defence - Monday 14 January, 2019

Analysis: Beirne's destruction, Earls' try-saver and Carbery's class

Johann van Graan’s Munster delivered their most compelling performance of the season on Friday night.

# defence - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Summer signing Mike Haley building trust in Munster's 15 shirt

The former Sale Sharks fullback has been first-choice for Johann van Graan this season.

# defence - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Roberto Martinez baffled by Romelu Lukaku criticism

The Belgium boss thinks there is a lack of understanding about his main striker and the way he plays for Manchester United.

# defence - Friday 14 December, 2018

Carvajal explains Isco's perceived snub of Real Madrid captain's armband

The Spain international playmaker passed up the chance to skipper the Blancos after seeing Marcelo replaced during a Champions League encounter.

# defence - Saturday 1 December, 2018

'Our catchphrase is, 'There's always a solution until someone stops working''

Connacht defence coach Peter Wilkins explains how the province have focused on behaviour.

# defence - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Schmidt hails Farrell influence as All Blacks suffer rare try-less night

One try is not supposed to be enough to beat the All Blacks, but Ireland have an utterly ferocious defence.

# defence - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

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

The All Blacks have scored 68 tries in their 12 Tests so far this year.

# defence - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

'James is entitled to do what he wants... It's entirely his choice and I think we should respect it'

Martin O’Neill has backed the winger, who has been the subject of more controversy recently.

# defence - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'Stuart talks about taking a bit of pressure off the 10 when the opportunity comes up'

Garry Ringrose had a strong first outing of the season for Leinster but sees plenty of room for improvement.

# defence - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'One of our principles defensively is not to get beaten on your inside shoulder'

Leinster were disappointed with how they gave up the game-clinching try to the Scarlets.

# defence - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'Ozil is one of the best players in the world' - Under-fire Germany star receives support

The Arsenal playmaker has been dropped by his country at World Cup 2018

# defence - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

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

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

# defence - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Analysis: Munster man Rory Scannell's superb form keeps him in Ireland mix

The 24-year-old has been a key player for his province for the past three seasons.

# defence - Monday 12 March, 2018

'They have no idea about football' - Klopp hits back at Alexander-Arnold critics

The 19-year-old defender was criticised for his display against Manchester United.

# defence - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Wenger responds to criticism after Neville calls Arsenal 'spineless' and a 'disgrace'

The Gunners boss believes the harsh words aimed at his team’s Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City are unfair.

# defence - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Schmidt: 'We can't afford to keep conceding three tries a game'

Scotland’s success in attacking Ireland out wide last year will give Joe Schmidt and Andy Farrell plenty of headaches.

# defence - Monday 26 February, 2018

'With the Ireland U18s, I was eight tries in five games, so I'm dropping off now!'

21-year-old Jacob Stockdale has scored eight tries in his first seven Tests for Ireland.

# defence - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Ireland well positioned to claim Six Nations but Schmidt concerned about defence

After Scotland’s win over England, Ireland are five points clear at the top of the table.

# defence - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

'Average is not acceptable' - Farrell left fuming by conceded tries against Italy

The Ireland defence coach was not a happy man as Ireland switched off against Italy.

# defence - Monday 29 January, 2018

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Phil Neville insists 'just battered the wife' tweet referred to a game of table tennis

The new England women’s head coach believes he is the right man for the job.

# defence - Saturday 6 January, 2018

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Leinster's 'brothers' look to dig in for each other without the ball

Leo Cullen’s side have produced several compelling defensive passages in recent times.

# defence - Saturday 28 October, 2017

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US Defense Secretary warns North Korea of 'massive military response'

Pyongyang in recent months has sparked global alarm by conducting a sixth nuclear test and test-launching missiles capable of reaching the US mainland.

# defence - Friday 27 October, 2017

Lovren critics like rubberneckers, says Klopp

The defender was substituted after only 31 minutes of Liverpool’s 4-1 defeat to Tottenham.

# defence - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Reid working hard to tighten up Leinster's midfield channel after 53 missed tackles

Leinster have enjoyed a perfect start to their European campaign, but defensively they have been exposed by Montpellier and Glasgow.

# defence - Monday 16 October, 2017

'99% of teams in world football would lose to Manchester City at the moment' - Klopp

The Liverpool boss leapt to the defence of his side, citing the fact that they have only lost one Premier League match this season to the leaders

# defence - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'You can disagree with those views but he wasn't guilty of terrorism': Ibrahim Halawa's former cellmate Innocent

'You can disagree with those views but he wasn't guilty of terrorism': Ibrahim Halawa's former cellmate

Peter Greste – who spent over a year in an Egyptian prison with Halawa – said that it was “wonderful” that he had been released.

# defence - Saturday 16 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'One of the most gender blind people I've ever worked with': Ciara Kelly strongly defends George Hook Defence

'One of the most gender blind people I've ever worked with': Ciara Kelly strongly defends George Hook

Hook was suspended on Friday following widespread condemnation of his comments about rape.

# defence - Monday 28 August, 2017

Bale a key player despite Madrid boos – Zidane

The Welshman was jeered by a section of the Real support on Sunday.

# defence - Monday 31 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Members of Irish Jewish community defend Kevin Myers after controversial column Myerd In Controversy

Members of Irish Jewish community defend Kevin Myers after controversial column

Some people have claimed Myers has done a lot to educate people about the Jewish faith.

# defence - Monday 3 July, 2017

Analysis: The defensive passage that drove the Lions to their Wellington win

The likes of Jamie George, Jack McGrath, Maro Itoje and Kyle Sinckler all fronted up.

# defence - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

The Lions have earned respect in New Zealand but they're still outsiders

The tour is back in Auckland after a whirlwind three weeks that have seen Warren Gatland’s side grow.

# defence - Monday 12 June, 2017

'No bitching or moaning' - No-nonsense Farrell looks for defensive leaders

The Lions’ defence was superb against the Crusaders but there is more to come.

# defence - Friday 5 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Kenny says he raised human rights with Saudis but that 'obviously includes women's rights' That's The Enda It

Kenny says he raised human rights with Saudis but that 'obviously includes women's rights'

The Taoiseach has sought to clarify that Ireland had conveyed its concerns over Saudi Arabia’s record on women’s rights.

# defence - Monday 3 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Judge says chasing should not be banned in schools after student loses damages claim Damages

Judge says chasing should not be banned in schools after student loses damages claim

The presiding judge said games of chase in schoolyards could not be prohibited.

# defence - Friday 24 February, 2017

'I try not to get distracted by people who throw out opinions and not back it up'

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has defended the nature of his team’s attacking tactics.

# defence - Monday 20 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'We're not here for your oil': US Defense Secretary tells Iraq Black Gold

'We're not here for your oil': US Defense Secretary tells Iraq

Trump has repeatedly said the US should have grabbed Iraqi oil to help fund its war effort.

# defence - Saturday 18 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling Like Dem Apples

Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling

But European officials said the unsolicited report from PwC ‘misinterpreted’ the relevant rules.

# defence - Monday 13 February, 2017

Analysis: Whatever about the try, Ringrose's defence will have excited Schmidt

The 22-year-old showed promising signs in defence against Italy last weekend.

# defence - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'We should love defending', says Farrell as he vows to fix Irish inaccuracies

The defence coach was irked by the absence of Ireland’s appetite without the ball.

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