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#maul

# maul - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Ireland's pack 'want to go after teams' as November shows destructive side

Simon Easterby’s charges took Argentina and New Zealand apart at scrum time.

# maul - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Analysis: Why James Ryan is already one of the first names on Ireland's team sheet

The 22-year-old second row delivered another superb performance against Argentina.

# maul - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Leinster's pack bringing 'a spike' after tough lessons from Munster maul

James Ryan and his team-mates have a point to prove against Wasps this weekend.

# maul - Sunday 6 May, 2018

‘If you strip it all back in rugby, it’s who hits who the hardest’

We spoke to Dan Leavy about his mindset, physicality and breakdown skills.

# maul - Saturday 30 September, 2017

'It was pretty stupid': Ospreys hooker Baldwin misses match after getting bitten by an actual lion

“I don’t know what sort of wildlife show Scott has been watching where you can pat a lion on the head as if it’s a kitten.”

# maul - Monday 20 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland's winning try against England comes from fitting source

The Irish lineout and maul were superb in victory over Eddie Jones’ side.

# maul - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Analysis: Scottish trick play lowlights a bad day for Ireland's lineout and maul

Simon Easterby’s pack missed some big opportunities at key points in the game.

# maul - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Chelsea using rugby to help turn around their season says Hiddink

Guus Hiddink has used other sports since replacing Jose Mourinho on an interim basis in December.

# maul - Monday 1 February, 2016

Analysis: Connacht's pack beautifully cohesive to demolish the Scarlets

Pat Lam’s men hammered the Welsh side at scrum and maul.

# maul - Friday 27 March, 2015

Analysis: That weird Sean O'Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland

Following on from the Tullow Tank’s failed effort against England, Rory Best got it spot on in Murrayfield.

# maul - Monday 2 March, 2015

Analysis: What the hell was Sean O'Brien doing to the England maul?

There was an odd incident in the 22nd minute of play yesterday in Dublin.

# maul - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Analysis: 5 keys if Joe Schmidt's Ireland are to beat France in Dublin

We look at the kicking game, Bastareaud, the breakdown, France’s maul and Camille Lopez.

# maul - Thursday 20 November, 2014

The maul continues to grow in importance as Ireland lead the way

Simon Easterby’s pack has picked up where they left off under John Plumtree last season.

# maul - Monday 17 November, 2014

5 talking points after Ireland run six tries past Georgia in Dublin

Sloppy first-half, floodgates opening, Madigan’s display and the less experienced faces.

# maul - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Analysis: Ireland's intelligent maul defence frustrates the Boks

Simon Easterby and Paul O’Connell came up with a smart way to stop the South Africans.

# maul - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Analysis: Loss of Plumtree a major blow for Ireland but O'Connell can cope

We use GIFs, videos and screenshots to look at Ireland’s maul and line-out against Argentina.

# maul - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Analysis: Munster's breakdown and mauling power give them a Heineken Cup shot

We’ve pulled out the GIFs and videos to examine the strength of Rob Penney’s men in dismantling Toulouse last weekend.

# maul - Friday 21 March, 2014

Analysis: How did Ireland win the Six Nations? (Part 1)

Using videos and GIFs, we’ve examined some of the elements that went into Joe Schmidt’s men being crowned champions.

# maul - Thursday 6 March, 2014

'We've gathered some real respect from the other teams' - John Plumtree

The Ireland forwards coach is calling on his pack to finish off the Six Nations with two more powerful performances.

# maul - Saturday 22 February, 2014

O'Connell leads Ireland's return to Triple Crown chase

It’s been a while since the Ireland captain held a title that was once common.

# maul - 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.

# maul - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Ireland's maul 'not a nuclear bomb yet' but the signs are good

Ireland forwards coach John Plumtree gives a little insight into the theory behind the maul.

# maul - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Video: Is this the greatest rugby maul of all time?

Racing Metro took the Scarlets to the cleaners in this exchange during last weekend’s Heineken Cup action.

# maul - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Up and running: Munster register first win of the season against Bristol

A second-half surge saw Rob Penney’s side home at Musgrave Park.