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#Know Your Enemy

# know-your-enemy - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Youthful, confident and dangerous, Japan are out to make their mark at World Cup

We take a closer look at the second of Ireland’s Pool C opponents.

# know-your-enemy - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Australia gunning to 'knock off' Ireland in World Cup opener

The Wallaroos are low on experience, but in no shortage of confidence as they bring their Olympic gold medalists to the 15s game.

# know-your-enemy - Friday 5 August, 2016

Everything you need to know about Dundalk's Champions League opponents

Legia Warsaw stand between the Lilywhites and a historic place in the competition’s group-stage.

# know-your-enemy - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Ireland face a familiar (and formidable) foe in U20 World Championship opener

The Grand Slam winners have lost a key man, but they are still an impressive outfit as we near the big kick-off.

# know-your-enemy - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Ability, attitude... and the next Shane Williams? The Welsh perspective on the Six Nations

Welsh rugby blogger Seb Greenwood believes Gatland’s side have got what it takes to go all the way.

# know-your-enemy - Friday 5 February, 2016

Have we got a kicker? Can we defend? The Italian perspective on the Six Nations

Italian rugby blogger Dario Mazzocchi serves up the penultimate part of our Six Nations preview series.

# know-your-enemy - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Lewandowski aside, do Ireland have much to fear when they come up against Poland?

Why Martin O’Neill’s men must watch out for Kamil Glik, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Arkadiusz Milik among others.

# know-your-enemy - Friday 27 February, 2015

England XV as expected with Goode and Nowell brought in for Ireland clash

Stuart Lancaster has kept the changes in his back three.

# know-your-enemy - Friday 6 February, 2015

France: We have to give Lopez the keys and let him play his game

Jeremy from the Bajadita rugby blog profiles Les Bleus ahead of opening weekend.

# know-your-enemy - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Scotland: Big Vern in charge, talent pushing through... but we dread another false dawn

Our Scottish friends get us up to speed on their Six Nations chances.

# know-your-enemy - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Italy: We'll always have Parisse

We asked the man in the know about Italian rugby to tell us how the Azzurri are shaping up.

# know-your-enemy - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Know your enemy: English expectancy dips before big opening night

We asked the Blood and Mud blog to preview the Six Nations from England’s perspective. Here’s what he had to say.

# know-your-enemy - Thursday 20 November, 2014

'We'll have to show Cheika something he hasn't seen before' -- Jonathan Sexton

Ireland’s out-half also looked back on a painful day the last time he faced his former coach.

# know-your-enemy - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

'Boks stay bashful about scrum chances while trusting Pollard to fire up the back-line

South Africa are in rude health, while Joe Schmidt could conceivably have to make do without his entire first-choice front row.

# know-your-enemy - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Gibraltar boss: We're not coming to Dublin to park the bus

“My attackers will show that they’re capable of scoring goals against anyone,” warns Allen Bula.

# know-your-enemy - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Scout's report: Edinburgh looking to catch Munster out at Murrayfield

Alan Solomons’ side are bottom of the Pro12, but will welcome a fresh start in Europe.

# know-your-enemy - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Roy Keane is at Croke Park today (possibly on a scouting mission)

JBM wants a full dossier from Roy on the winner of today’s All Ireland hurling semi-final

# know-your-enemy - Friday 1 February, 2013

8 pack: All you need to know about 6 Nations champions Wales

the fifth and final instalment in our team-by-team guide this year’s tournament.

# know-your-enemy - Sunday 18 November, 2012

VIDEO: Here’s how France romped to victory over Argentina last night Know Your Enemy This post contains videos

VIDEO: Here’s how France romped to victory over Argentina last night

It was another impressive performance showing from Les Bleus.

# know-your-enemy - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Ireland v Greece: Guide to the visiting team

A look at Ireland’s visitors at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday night, Greece.

# know-your-enemy - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Between us and our dreams: Who is Luke Campbell? Know Your Enemy This post contains videos

Between us and our dreams: Who is Luke Campbell?

John Joe Nevin’s opponent is a decent lad and a great boxer, there must be some Irish in him.

# know-your-enemy - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Between us and our dreams: Who is Sofya Ochigava?

Only one woman can stop Katie Taylor from winning gold in London this afternoon, and she’s a familiar foe. Here’s what you need to know about Sofya Ochigava of Russia.

# know-your-enemy - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Roach may be confident but Khan needs to be vigilant

Amir Khan steps into the ring against Lamont Peterson knowing that overconfidence could be his undoing…

# know-your-enemy - Friday 11 November, 2011

Who we're up against: Quick guide to the Estonian National Team Know Your Enemy This post contains videos

Who we're up against: Quick guide to the Estonian National Team

Some dogged performances as Group C came to a close left Estonia as improbable group runners-up. Here’s the lowdown on their key personnel and the team’s journey to the play-offs.

# know-your-enemy - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Focus: Who are Rovers facing? We take a look at Partizan Belgrade

Their manager has been compared to Sir Alex Ferguson and they used to pay good money to Mateja Kezman. This is Partizan Belgrade…