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# playmakers - Monday 26 October, 2020

'That's what Ireland need, multiple first receivers and an unpredictability'

Ireland’s attack came in for praise on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# playmakers - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Loss of Carbery leaves door slightly ajar for bright new generation of Munster 10s

The Athy man will sit out an indeterminable amount of time to recover from his ankle issue.Munster have a wealth of homegrown, but raw, options.

# playmakers - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Ireland have 'utmost faith' in Carbery and Carty if Sexton sits out Japan game

The 34-year-old out-half sustained what Ireland called a ‘bang to the quad’ against Scotland.

# playmakers - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Barrett moves to 15 as All Blacks bring in Crusaders star Mo'unga at 10

Steve Hansen has named his two best out-halves to start against the Springboks.

# playmakers - Friday 28 June, 2019

Cipriani swapped into England squad in place of Marcus Smith

Eddie Jones’ side will train for another week without Owen Farrell.

# playmakers - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Scannell and Carbery settling into a rhythm to ignite Munster attack

The centre played most of his youth rugby as an out-half and knows how to bring the best conditions for Carbery.

# playmakers - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Analysis: Sexton-Farrell axis makes the difference against All Blacks

The 10-12 combination was integral in the key attacking moments of the second Test win.

# playmakers - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Pairing up Sexton and Farrell is a bold call from Warren Gatland

The two playmakers will start alongside each other in the second Test against the All Blacks.

# playmakers - Monday 19 June, 2017

Analysis: Sexton-Farrell combination can unlock the All Blacks

The playmaking pair linked superbly against the Crusaders last weekend.

# playmakers - Monday 6 March, 2017

'You can't make a great player have a poor game': Wales wary of 'astute' Murray and Sexton

“They are two outstanding players who we have to be really on our guard against.”

# playmakers - Saturday 26 December, 2015

From Ireland's most effective and underrated to the great DC: Tony Ward's top 10s

One of Ireland’s finest out-halves talks us through some of his favourite rugby protagonists.

# playmakers - Friday 25 December, 2015

Can he kick it? Does he have to? The makings of a perfect 10

We speak with Tony Ward about what he looks for when identifying potential out-halves before they take on schools rugby.

# playmakers - Monday 2 November, 2015

7 achingly beautiful RWC passes too good not to watch over and over again

Here’s to the playmakers.

# playmakers - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Analysis: Two of the Premier League's most creative players last weekend were Irish

Both Stephen Ireland and Wes Hoolahan were instrumental for their clubs on Saturday.

# playmakers - Thursday 12 March, 2015

No concern over Sexton's hamstring but Ian Keatley travels with Ireland

Joe Schmidt also explained why Ian Madigan was not released back to Leinster last weekend.

# playmakers - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Shaqiri's treble fires Switzerland into second round tie with Messi's Argentina

The Bayern Munich man linked superbly with Josip Drmić to put Honduras to the sword.