# Eoin Toolan

Last month
August 2023
'This decision casts a huge shadow over the game... I think World Rugby will appeal'
Ex-Ireland analyst Eoin Toolan disagrees with the disciplinary call on Owen Farrell’s high tackle.
Ireland set to welcome front-liners back with Byrne in 10 shirt
Farrell escapes ban in latest example of disciplinary guessing game
'He's clearly set to be one of the biggest stars of the World Cup'
Caelan Doris showed his class in another back row role for Ireland.
'For me, it's a rugby incident... MallĂ­a effected the charge down'
The Argentina fullback has been cited for a collision with South Africa’s Grant Williams.
This year
'The All Blacks are back... this has Joe Schmidt's stamp all over it'
New Zealand had an impressive 35-20 win over South Africa last weekend.
'He has a massive future... he reminds me of a Furlong-type of player'
Ireland U20s prop Paddy McCarthy has impressed performance analyst Eoin Toolan.
'You could make the case that Ireland are the best Six Nations team ever'
Stephen Jones joined The42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast today.
Is Super Rugby's new 'Yellow Card Upgrade' system the answer?
Speaking on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra, ex-Ireland analyst Eoin Toolan welcomed the change.
'France are in a five-star hotel a stone's throw from the Vatican'
Illtud Dafydd gave the French view on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
Last year
'The TMO intervention around foul play has created so much dead time'
Ex-Ireland analyst Eoin Toolan wants to see TMO involvement limited to try-scoring decisions.
'Keyboard warriors have no understanding that what they say can affect somebody'
Jamie Hagan spoke with disarming honesty on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.
Munster's biggest frustrations and what's their best centre pairing?
Eoin Toolan and Murray Kinsella did a deep dive on Munster’s defeat to Cardiff on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
'We're living on borrowed time... rugby is basically built on a foundation of sand'
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra involved a chat on financial worries in rugby.
'You've got to give Gibson-Park that leeway to play how he feels the momentum'
The Leinster man has become a key player for Ireland under Andy Farrell.
'You can just see he has everything... His top-end speed is frightening'
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra asked how the All Blacks are shaping up for Ireland’s visit.
'He absolutely has to be right in the mix for that squad in New Zealand'
Munster’s Jack O’Donoghue has taken his game to another level.
'Lowry showed flashes of why we've been so excited about him for some time'
23-year-old Mike Lowry’s debut was praised on the latest edition of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
Eoin Toolan: What James Lowe provides in attack is unmatched in Irish rugby
Lowe’s return was discussed on Monday’s The42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.
'It's an extraordinary achievement... their first win in France since 2012'
The Ireland U20s had a thrilling win over France last weekend.
'It shows he's a baller. He likes to rove and make things happen'
Mack Hansen’s performance against Wales drew praise on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
Healy looks Larkham-esque as Munster show 'more ambition and intent'
The province’s big win over Wasps was discussed on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
All time
'That Kelleher-Sheehan battle is something we've lacked recently in Irish rugby'
Leinster’s impressive 23-year-old hookers continue to improve.
'I missed being on the grass, the day-to-day coaching, and the challenge'
Noel McNamara is thriving in his new role with the Sharks after joining from Leinster.
'He was exceptionally good and picked up where he left off'
Josh van der Flier was named player of the week on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.
'The trial hasn't worked. I don't think it's going to feature beyond the Rainbow Cup'
Munster had a successful captain’s challenge at the death against Cardiff Blues.
'He is so important to Ireland's attacking structure. He's that on-field coach'
Johnny’s Sexton’s impressive showing against England was up for discussion on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
'Tadhg Beirne has cemented his spot... he's been a real bonus for Ireland'
Will Connors has excelled at openside over the last two weekends.
Murray coming straight back at 9 for Ireland shouldn't be a foregone conclusion
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra features discussion of Jamison Gibson-Park’s impact.
'It was great to see an Irish international playing Super Rugby'
34-year-old Rob Kearney impressed for the Force in their defeat to the Brumbies.
Leinster's playmaking duo of Byrne and Frawley continue to impress
The Leinster pair’s latest showing was up for discussion on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
'Unfortunately, Connacht just made the wrong decision in this case'
The final scrum offered Andy Friend’s men a 15v13 chance to win late on against Munster.
'Gibson-Park has the potential to cause defences a huge amount of problems'
The Ireland scrum-half came in for praise on this week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
'It's a little bit of rocks or diamonds from him' - Stockdale struggles in Toulouse
The Ulster wing’s performance was up for discussion on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
Analysis: The small details that make a huge difference in winning the aerial battle
Professional performance analyst Eoin Toolan examines the contests in the air in this Six Nations.
Analysis: The risk-reward of Shaun Edwards' linespeed defence with France
The French have started the Six Nations strongly in defence but there are potential weaknesses to be exploited.
Analysis: How Ireland can learn from the All Blacks to support Larmour
Eoin Toolan explains what Andy Farrell’s team can do to improve on counter-attack.
Analysis: The incredible ruck-to-try ratio from the World Cup quarter-finals
Performance analyst Eoin Toolan examines the try-scoring trends from last weekend’s action.
Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload
Eoin Toolan examines the All Blacks’ support play to explain their effectiveness in offloading.
Irishman Toolan takes over as head coach of the Melbourne Rising
The Melbourne Rebels performance analyst was formerly part of Ireland’s backroom staff.
'AFL has such big resources that they are identifying players from the age of 12'
Rebels coaches Shaun Berne and Eoin Toolan outline the challenges rugby faces in Melbourne.
Grand Slam, Schmidt and Rebels: Toolan's journey leads to Melbourne
Eoin Toolan is the head performance analyst of Super Rugby’s Melbourne Rebels.