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#rucks

# rucks - Monday 11 February, 2019

'One week you're not in and the next week you're starting against Scotland'

Quinn Roux delivered a busy performance for Ireland in Edinburgh.

# rucks - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against the All Blacks?

Devin Toner and captain Rory Best were, typically, the busiest players in this department.

# rucks - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Analysis: Bundee Aki's unglamorous role for Ireland key to ruck success

The Connacht centre was busy in Ireland’s win over Scotland last weekend.

# rucks - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Analysis: Peter O'Mahony's unseen work and all the Ireland rucks against France

The Munster captain was hugely effective for Ireland at ruck time.

# rucks - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Analysis: Ireland always work hard but their breakdown must be better in Italy

Devin Toner continues to lead the way for Ireland in terms of sheer ruck numbers.

# rucks - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Analysis: CJ Stander leads the way in Ireland's vicious ruck effort

Devin Toner and Jamie Heaslip were typically busy after the tackle.

# rucks - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Analysis: Ireland's rucking a cause for optimism against Pumas

Joe Schmidt’s men were ferocious at the ruck last weekend against the French.

# rucks - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Analysis: SOB's lack of reward and the rest of Ireland's rucks against Italy

We’ve taken a look at every single ruck Ireland were involved in against the Italians last weekend.

# rucks - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland at the rucks in their World Cup opener?

Keith Earls was impressive post-tackle for Ireland against Canada.

# rucks - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against England?

We’ve detailed every single action by Irish players at the rucks and breakdown last weekend.

# rucks - Friday 13 February, 2015

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks last weekend?

The likes of Mike Ross, Paul O’Connell and Tommy O’Donnell were mightily busy at Stadio Olimpico.

# rucks - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against South Africa?

Paul O’Connell was a leader for Ireland last weekend in more ways than one.

# rucks - Friday 8 November, 2013

Henry catapulted into starring role as Ireland’s breakdown chief

The Ulster openside has been highlighted by Joe Schmidt and his teammates as a key man.

# rucks - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Samoa’s breakdown ability is a danger for Ireland

Joe Schmidt’s men will need to be focused and effective at ruck time when they have possession.