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#facing history

# facing-history - Saturday 5 November, 2016

The42 Rugby Show from Chicago: how Ireland can make history today

Murray Kinsella was joined by Eddie O’Sullivan ahead of the clash with the All Blacks.

# facing-history - Friday 4 November, 2016

'It shouldn't just be for the elite' - Irishman Brennan's work with Kiwi mental skills

The Dublin native spent the last two and a half years working with the Hurricanes in Wellington.

# facing-history - Thursday 3 November, 2016

'We have to play close to our perfect game' - O'Connell believes All Blacks are 'beatable' Facing History This post contains videos

'We have to play close to our perfect game' - O'Connell believes All Blacks are 'beatable'

Ireland have yet to get the better of New Zealand in 28 attempts.

# facing-history - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

'If I look back on that 10 months, it was a breath of fresh air for my coaching'

John Plumtree says he learned important lessons from working alongside Joe Schmidt.

# facing-history - Monday 31 October, 2016

From red heads to blue heads: Gazing into the All Blacks' mental skills

‘The skill is to recognise when your attention is diverted and to develop your own strategy to move your attention back.’

What do Ireland need to do to beat the All Blacks?

Attempt number 29 is this Saturday.

# facing-history - Saturday 29 October, 2016

How Mullingar helped shape Joe Schmidt, the Kiwi planning defeat of the All Blacks this week

The Ireland boss got his first taste of Irish rugby playing in the midlands in the 1990s.

# facing-history - Friday 28 October, 2016

Munster cult hero 'Dutchy' Holland pushing the Hurricanes to new heights

The 44-year-old helped the Wellington-based side to the 2016 Super Rugby title.

# facing-history - Thursday 27 October, 2016

'As you see with Bundee, Pacific Islanders can all dance and entertain!'

Connacht head coach Pat Lam told us about his journey through the Polynesian-influenced Auckland rugby scene.

# facing-history - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Ex-Leinster lock Thornbury's adventure to the heartland of New Zealand rugby

The 23-year-old is part of a Wanganui side that plays in the Meads Cup final this weekend.

181kg and depressed to a pro contract in France: Kalolo Tuiloma's tale

One of the emerging stars of New Zealand rugby has agreed a move to Grenoble.

# facing-history - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Inside the Hurricanes, current champions of Super Rugby

John Plumtree and Jason Holland told us about the Canes’ philosophy and their role in New Zealand rugby.

# facing-history - Monday 24 October, 2016

'If he had concentrated on the process, he would have nailed that penalty'

Former All Black and Leinster coach Mike Brewer explains the differences in approach in New Zealand.

# facing-history - Sunday 23 October, 2016

'2013 will be fresh in a lot of these players' memories' - Doug Howlett

The All Blacks’ all-time leading try scorer told us about coming through the Auckland scene.

# facing-history - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Inside Mount Albert Grammar, the national champions and SBW's old school

We visited the Auckland school to hear about their focus on culture and tactical knowledge.

# facing-history - Friday 21 October, 2016

Front Row Factory playing its part in New Zealand's scrum culture

Mike Casey was an important part of Pat Lam’s coaching teams in Auckland.

# facing-history - Thursday 20 October, 2016

The skills, the fitness, the pressure - All Blacks legend Mealamu on Ireland's test

We met the 132-times capped hooker in South Auckland to hear more about his Test career.

# facing-history - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

'If you want to have a lot of good cream, you've got to produce a lot of milk'

New Zealand Rugby’s Brent Anderson tells us about how the union attracts kids to the sport.

# facing-history - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Inside Christchurch Boys' High, the school that has produced 46 All Blacks

Dan Carter, the Franks brothers, Brodie Retallick and Anton Lienert-Brown have all come through the school.

# facing-history - Monday 17 October, 2016

Raising All Blacks: Superstar Barrett's farm life and a stint in Meath

Dairy farmer Kevin Barrett brought up five rugby-mad sons on the coast in Taranaki.

# facing-history - Saturday 15 October, 2016

'There's a special bond between the two countries. The All Blacks always respect Ireland'

Ahead of back-to-back November Tests, former New Zealand captain Sean Fitzpatrick talks about his Irish roots.

'He's got a big future and, who knows, he could wear a black jersey'

Irishman Oliver Jager is part of Canterbury’s push for a Mitre 10 Cup title.

# facing-history - Friday 14 October, 2016

Exiles: The Irishmen making their way in New Zealand rugby

‘They encourage offloads… It’s skills before size over here.’

# facing-history - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Ireland face the haka twice next month, but what does it really mean to the All Blacks?

We spoke to Doug Howlett, Tiki Edwards and Joe Royal about the famous Māori tradition.

# facing-history - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Inside Rugby Park: home of Canterbury and the Crusaders

We visited the Christchurch training base of the Super Rugby and Mitre 10 Cup outfits.

# facing-history - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

'I was thinking that even if Sexton put the kick over, we could still have won it'

All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty recalls breaking Irish hearts in 2013.

# facing-history - Monday 10 October, 2016

Why are the All Blacks so dominant? We travelled to New Zealand to find out

We launch a major multi-media series as Murray Kinsella journeys to the heart of a national obsession.

# facing-history - Friday 7 October, 2016

QUIZ: Win A Trip To Chicago To See Ireland Finally Beat The All Blacks (Hopefully)

Come face the haka with us in the Windy City.