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#Defence

# defence - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

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

‘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

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

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'

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'

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

Turkey receives first batch of Russian missile defence system angering US

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

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

# defence - Thursday 30 May, 2019

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

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

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'

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

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

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

Analysis: How Ireland's defence adapted after harsh English lessons

Defence coach Andy Farrell would have been pleased to see his side concede only one try.

# defence - Monday 11 February, 2019

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

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

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

The Ireland wing is back in full training after a hip injury forced him off last weekend.

# defence - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'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

From TheJournal.ie US Defense Secretary warns North Korea of 'massive military response' Tension

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.

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