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#drop goal

# drop-goal - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

'My biggest issue is that I probably put too much pressure on myself as an individual'

'My biggest issue is that I probably put too much pressure on myself as an individual'

Dec 4th 2019, 6:00 AM 10,932 Views 17 Comments

JJ Hanrahan is having a strong season for Munster as the influence of Stephen Larkham shines through.

# drop-goal - Friday 16 February, 2018

Last-gasp drop goal sees Edinburgh overcome Ulster
# A Close Run Thing
# A Close Run Thing

Last-gasp drop goal sees Edinburgh overcome Ulster

Feb 16th 2018, 10:00 PM 8,505 Views 48 Comments

It was no less than the Scots deserved as they controlled most of the possession.

# drop-goal - Monday 5 February, 2018

'You switch off and go into a deep, dark place': CJ Stander's (obstructed) view of those 41 phases
# No Guts No Glory
# No Guts No Glory

'You switch off and go into a deep, dark place': CJ Stander's (obstructed) view of those 41 phases

Feb 5th 2018, 2:33 PM 16,006 Views 12 Comments

The Munster man was one of the last to know that Ireland snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

# drop-goal - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Watch: Relive Johnny Sexton's stunning drop-goal in Paris all over again
# Unforgettable
# Unforgettable

Watch: Relive Johnny Sexton's stunning drop-goal in Paris all over again

Feb 3rd 2018, 7:54 PM 31,024 Views 35 Comments

Ireland got their 2018 Six Nations campaign off to a winning start with an iconic winning kick.

# drop-goal - Thursday 18 December, 2014

If Adam Jones ever tries to give you drop goal advice, you run, you run far away
# Workshop
# Workshop

If Adam Jones ever tries to give you drop goal advice, you run, you run far away

Dec 18th 2014, 9:00 PM 5,564 Views 8 Comments

It was an admirable attempt the first time Adam, but this is a bit much.

# drop-goal - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Anatomy of a drop goal: How Munster beat Sale at the death
# Analysis
# Analysis

Anatomy of a drop goal: How Munster beat Sale at the death

Oct 19th 2014, 9:30 PM 34,602 Views 19 Comments

We use GIFs, videos and screenshots to pick apart the crucial moments in the endgame at the AJ Bell Stadium.

# drop-goal - Saturday 18 October, 2014

'I think as a 10 that's your responsibility' - Munster's match winner Keatley
# Composure
# Composure

'I think as a 10 that's your responsibility' - Munster's match winner Keatley

Oct 18th 2014, 3:27 PM 4,569 Views 5 Comments

The 27-year-old held his nerve to clinch the victory for Munster with a last-gasp drop goal.

# drop-goal - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Here is the last-minute drop-goal that broke Italian hearts today
# Composure
# Composure

Here is the last-minute drop-goal that broke Italian hearts today

Feb 22nd 2014, 4:35 PM 2,268 Views 0 Comments

The Scottish victory will ease fears of the dreaded wooden spoon

# drop-goal - Sunday 22 December, 2013

5 talking points from this weekend's Pro12 action
# Mental Strength
# Mental Strength

5 talking points from this weekend's Pro12 action

Dec 22nd 2013, 8:34 PM 4,829 Views 4 Comments

There were three wins from four for the Irish provinces as Leinster’s defeat prevented the clean sweep.

# drop-goal - Monday 20 May, 2013

Kicking king: ‘Life just gets better and better’ for Jonny Wilkinson
# Heineken Cup Final
# Heineken Cup Final

Kicking king: ‘Life just gets better and better’ for Jonny Wilkinson

May 20th 2013, 7:34 AM 2,137 Views 0 Comments

The English number 10 says this Heineken Cup victory has in many ways eclipsed his World Cup win.

# drop-goal - Monday 21 January, 2013

Elwood plans February league climb after Heineken Cup swansong
# Winning Note
# Winning Note

Elwood plans February league climb after Heineken Cup swansong

Jan 21st 2013, 10:27 AM 822 Views 0 Comments

The focus now switches to league action and Connacht are keen to build on their weekend win.

# drop-goal - Friday 4 January, 2013

As it happened: Edinburgh v Leinster, RaboDirect Pro12
# 4 Score
# 4 Score

As it happened: Edinburgh v Leinster, RaboDirect Pro12

Jan 4th 2013, 7:21 PM 13,300 Views 10 Comments

O’Driscoll, Fitzgerald and Kearney returned for Leinster as they looked to break into the top four.

# drop-goal - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Opinion: Connacht need Dan Parks back in form to end losing skid
# Slump
# Slump

Opinion: Connacht need Dan Parks back in form to end losing skid

Jan 3rd 2013, 3:20 PM 937 Views 0 Comments

The Scottish international’s kicking stats have dropped to 50% during a run of three successive defeats.

# drop-goal - Saturday 22 December, 2012

As it happened: Connacht v Munster, RaboDirect Pro12
# Pro12
# Pro12

As it happened: Connacht v Munster, RaboDirect Pro12

Dec 22nd 2012, 4:49 PM 11,747 Views 6 Comments

Connacht have taken some impressive scalps in Galway this year and Munster were without some big names.

# drop-goal - Friday 14 December, 2012

As it happened: Biarritz v Connacht, Heineken Cup
# Tough Slog
# Tough Slog

As it happened: Biarritz v Connacht, Heineken Cup

Dec 14th 2012, 7:34 PM 19,959 Views 13 Comments

Eric Elwood’s men were hoping to make it three wins from four in Europe this season.

Heineken Cup: 3 things to look out for this weekend
# Vital
# Vital

Heineken Cup: 3 things to look out for this weekend

Dec 14th 2012, 5:52 PM 1,204 Views 2 Comments

European dreams could be shattered for three of Ireland’s four representatives.

# drop-goal - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Marmion puts hero-worship to one side as he trumps Yachvili
# Heineken Cup
# Heineken Cup

Marmion puts hero-worship to one side as he trumps Yachvili

Dec 9th 2012, 2:33 PM 1,861 Views 1 Comment

The 20-year-old scrum-half was instrumental in Connacht’s 22-14 win over Biarritz.

# drop-goal - Friday 7 December, 2012

As it happened: Connacht v Biarritz, Heineken Cup
# West Is Best
# West Is Best

As it happened: Connacht v Biarritz, Heineken Cup

Dec 7th 2012, 7:39 PM 17,074 Views 15 Comments

We were in Galway for the crucial pool three clash between the westerners and two-time European finalists.

# drop-goal - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

VIDEO: Not on my court! Donners slaps down Pumas conversion attempt
# Denied
# Denied

VIDEO: Not on my court! Donners slaps down Pumas conversion attempt

Nov 27th 2012, 11:53 AM 2,714 Views 6 Comments

The Munster lock has not forgotten the 2007 World Cup.

# drop-goal - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Signs of Rob Penney's rugby philosophy taking shape at Munster
# Shoulder Charge
# Shoulder Charge

Signs of Rob Penney's rugby philosophy taking shape at Munster

Sep 18th 2012, 12:23 PM 1,487 Views 0 Comments

The Reds mixed a running game with a dogged defensive performance and were only missing the late O’Gara drop goal.

# drop-goal - Saturday 23 June, 2012

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Third Test
# Third Test
# Third Test

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Third Test

Jun 23rd 2012, 8:01 AM 16,931 Views 89 Comments

It was the last-chance saloon for Declan Kidney’s side on their summer tour. Could they find that extra push to beat the All Blacks?

# drop-goal - Friday 22 June, 2012

Preview: Another glorious chance to make Irish rugby history awaits
# Third Test
# Third Test

Preview: Another glorious chance to make Irish rugby history awaits

Jun 22nd 2012, 10:30 AM 3,026 Views 14 Comments

It will be by no means a simple task but the All Blacks are shorn of the services of Dan Carter, their first-choice wingers and two-thirds of their back row.

# drop-goal - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Ronan O'Gara: 'I would have only been too happy to have a crack off that late penalty'
# Last Call
# Last Call

Ronan O'Gara: 'I would have only been too happy to have a crack off that late penalty'

Jun 20th 2012, 11:37 AM 7,968 Views 10 Comments

We caught up for a one-on-one chat with the Munster out-half ahead of his final Test match ever in New Zealand.

Ireland's Call - Part Three: Put your questions to Brian O'Driscoll and Declan Kidney
# Summer Tour
# Summer Tour

Ireland's Call - Part Three: Put your questions to Brian O'Driscoll and Declan Kidney

Jun 20th 2012, 8:09 AM 1,767 Views 11 Comments

With the final Test coming up against the All Blacks on Saturday, we are giving you one last chance to put your queries to the Irish coach and captain.