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#game plan

# game-plan - Saturday 19 September, 2020

'We were able to harass Leinster and put them under pressure'

Saracens coach Mark McCall outlines his side’s tactics today as Leinster’s winning streak came to an end.

# game-plan - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Munster's Springboks-esque game plan a dispiriting sight for province's fans

The tactical approach from Johann van Graan’s side felt far too familiar as they came up short again.

# game-plan - Friday 30 March, 2018

Oyonnax coach Prendergast explains how they beat Toulon two weeks ago

The former Munster scrum-half and his side had a huge victory over Munster’s Champions Cup opponents.

# game-plan - Sunday 4 June, 2017

3 things Cleveland can do in Game Two to stop the Warriors dominating again

Will it be another easy win for the Golden State Warriors?

# game-plan - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Schmidt: 'The game plan in the World Cup, I thought, served us really well'

The Ireland head coach says his side don’t have just one set of tactics.

# game-plan - Friday 11 December, 2015

Horgan: Leinster have to starve Toulon of possession

Former Ireland winger says Leo Cullen’s side must make the most of any opportunities that come their way on Sunday to have any hope of getting a result.

# game-plan - Thursday 1 October, 2015

'It's not just about one or two decision makers, every player has to understand'

Lynne Cantwell explains how Ireland’s women’s team improved their effectiveness on the pitch.

# game-plan - Monday 17 August, 2015

Analysis: Schmidt keeps big ideas under wraps ahead of World Cup

Ireland showed some nice shape in attack against Scotland on Saturday.

# game-plan - Friday 17 April, 2015

Fitzgerald: Toulon game will be best indicator of what Leinster are about

The Ireland wing explains why Matt O’Connor’s game plan has not clicked for the province yet.

# game-plan - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Analysis: How did Ireland dominate England in the Six Nations?

Exiting, discipline, the halfbacks, and a solid set-piece were building blocks for an impressive win.

# game-plan - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Simon Hick column: Schmidt's Ireland aren't playing beautifully but they might never need to

Ireland have been beating the world’s top teams with a strong kicking game and sound fundamentals.

# game-plan - Friday 7 November, 2014

'Realist' Joe Schmidt remains Ireland's trump card ahead of Boks clash

The Kiwi head coach is likely to have a well-prepared and intelligent game plan ready for tomorrow.

# game-plan - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Analysis: Matt O'Connor looks for growth in Leinster's attacking structure

The Australian head coach will have been pleased by some of this side’s shape against the Scarlets last weekend.

# game-plan - Friday 29 August, 2014

Walsh banking on balance as Munster's attack moves in new direction

After two years of ‘Penneyball’, Brian Walsh is looking for more variety from the southern province.

# game-plan - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Analysis: Ireland Women show tactical intelligence in victory over the US

There were positives to be taken from Friday’s win, but improvement will be needed ahead of the New Zealand clash.

# game-plan - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Analysis: Leinster's game plan comes up short against Toulon's extreme power

Using GIFs and videos, we’ve examined the province’s kicking and attacking during the Heineken Cup quarter-final.

# game-plan - Monday 10 March, 2014

Sexton trusts in Schmidt's game plan ahead of Parisian cup final

The Ireland out-half says he and his teammates will remain performance-focused despite what’s on the line.

# game-plan - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Shane Horgan: where England v Ireland will be won and lost

The former Ireland and Leinster wing gives us insight into how the clash at Twickenham might play out.

# game-plan - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Ireland’s Best is good enough to exert ‘physical dominance’ over Wales

The Ulster hooker explains how Joe Schmidt’s training methods are making the national team more adaptable.

# game-plan - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Earls' try was an example of 'where we're trying to get' - Rob Penney

The Munster head coach was ‘rapt’ with his side’s tactical appreciation against Gloucester last weekend.

# game-plan - Sunday 1 December, 2013

'If we do 100 things 1% better, we can be world champions'

World Cup winner Will Greenwood explains the philosophy that drove England to success.

# game-plan - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Time for Joe Schmidt to restore supporters’ pride in Ireland

By staying true to his basic principles, the head coach can bring the Irish team back to the pedestal of the game.

# game-plan - Monday 26 November, 2012

Opinion: Club mentality and ref management made Ireland a different beast

Declan Kidney’s squad rediscovered what makes them hungry to win, but the game-plan was made to suit more than just the players.