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# scrum - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

'That competitiveness between two world-class tightheads is great'

Leinster prop Tadhg Furlong is close to returning from a minor back issue.

# scrum - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

'Without the Munster fans, we are nothing. Without them, we play for nothing'

Freddie Pucciariello won two Heineken Cups and a Magners League with the southern province.

# scrum - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Ireland dismiss 'strange' Welsh complaints over Furlong's scrummaging

The tighthead prop’s set-piece work was questioned by Wales forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys.

# scrum - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

'We're confident we can beat them' - Japan have a plan for Ireland

The Japanese squad have done their homework on Joe Schmidt’s squad.

# scrum - Monday 22 July, 2019

Analysis: Springboks' clever scrum attacks echo Schmidt's plays

Pieter-Steph du Toit made two similar linebreaks in the Boks’ win over the Wallabies.

# scrum - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

'At the start I was actually going into the scrum myself!': Ross making his impact felt

The performance of the scrum was one positive aspect of Ireland Women’s heavy Six Nations defeat to England on Friday.

# scrum - 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.

# scrum - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

'That is the ambition': Leinster scrum coach Fogarty ready to step up if Ireland come calling

Greg Feek will join Joe Schmidt through Ireland’s exit door after next year’s World Cup.

# scrum - Sunday 17 June, 2018

'It was the greatest cleanout I've ever seen, and I've seen a few cleanouts in my time'

Rob Kearney is confident Ireland can produce one last big effort in their ‘final’ against the Wallabies.

# scrum - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Schmidt backs 'good scrummaging hooker' Scannell, with Cronin missing out

Schmidt backs 'good scrummaging hooker' Scannell, with Cronin missing out

The Leinster hooker is absent from the matchday 23 for the second Test against the Wallabies.

# scrum - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

2012 a fading memory as Irish rugby delivers major scrum progress

Ireland U20s scrum specialist Ambrose Conboy is working with the next generation of front rows.

# scrum - Monday 8 January, 2018

Analysis: Conor Murray's lineout and Munster's clever set-piece attack

We’ve broken down some of the province’s best efforts from scrum and lineout in recent weeks.

# scrum - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

'I'd like to think she's looking down, smiling down at me. That I'm doing her proud'

Leinster and Ireland prop Andrew Porter on why the passing of his Mum has been a driving factor in his career.

# scrum - Monday 30 January, 2017

How different is professional rugby to the good old days of amateurism?

We’ve taken a look at the Ireland v Scotland games from the 1995 Five Nations and 2016 Six Nations.

# scrum - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

War of words between Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones continues as England's scrum criticised

The England boss. riled his native Australia by calling for a pre-match meeting with referee Jaco Peper.

# scrum - 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.

# scrum - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Leinster's Healy striving for peak fitness with McGrath keeping pressure on

The Ireland and Leinster prop benefited from some down time last week.

# scrum - Saturday 24 October, 2015

'He was crawling through the middle and I was thinking, 'what is this guy doing?'

Former Pumas hooker Mario Ledesma has transformed the Australian scrum.

# scrum - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

'The fire is starting to burn, Cian Healy wants that jersey back'

Jack McGrath has barely put a foot wrong since taking over as Ireland’s loosehead, but the man they call Church brings something else entirely.

# scrum - Thursday 17 September, 2015

The tragic tale of Max Brito -- the Ivorian player paralysed at the 1995 Rugby World Cup

One 24-year-old winger’s life was altered irrevocably just over 20 years ago during a match with Tonga.

# scrum - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Cheika's Wallabies lay down World Cup marker with win over All Blacks

A brilliant second-half display saw the Australians emerge as fully deserving Rugby Championship victors.

# scrum - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Analysis: All Blacks scrum showed its weakness against South Africa

Tony Woodcock showed on Saturday that he’s there for the taking

# scrum - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Wallabies engage Argentinian 'scrum doctor' ahead of World Cup

Australia’s scrum struggled at times against South Africa at the weekend.

# scrum - Friday 19 June, 2015

From Video: Tesco shoppers filmed fighting over reduced-price meat

Video: Tesco shoppers filmed fighting over reduced-price meat

It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘bargain hunting’.

# scrum - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle

Munster’s tightheads will be key players on Saturday

# scrum - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Munster secure BJ Botha until after World Cup on new six-month contract

The province have also announced deals for Niall Scannell and Kevin O’Byrne.

# scrum - Friday 13 February, 2015

Jack McGrath: 'I think I’m pretty light compared to 155 kilos!'

The Ireland loosehead says France pose a particular physical challenge at scrum time.

# scrum - 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.

# scrum - Thursday 2 October, 2014

# scrum - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

We'll learn a hell of a lot being in the cauldron of Argentina - Greg Feek

Ireland’s scrum coach is happy with the progress made this season, but recognises that more growth is required.

# scrum - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Gibbes confident that 'hungry, motivated and self-driven' Leinster will improve

The Kiwi forwards coach believes in Leo Cullen’s ability to replace him at the province next season.

# scrum - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

'Do you want to let Alain Rolland know that?' - Penney's pride in Munster scrum

The province’s Kiwi head coach is confident his forwards can deal with the ‘behemoth’ Toulouse pack this weekend.

# scrum - 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.

# scrum - 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.

# scrum - Friday 21 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Meet the Irish rugby team's secret weapon for this weekend's match Triple Crown Size

Meet the Irish rugby team's secret weapon for this weekend's match

He’s more than willing to answer Ireland’s call.

# scrum - Monday 17 February, 2014

'To put it mildly, we got beaten up at Twickenham last time' - Rory Best

The Ulster hooker believes the game’s destiny lies with the 16 men going scrum to scrum on Saturday.

# scrum - Friday 7 February, 2014

O'Connell wary of Welsh 'subtlety' behind Gatland's power game

The Ireland captain feels that the focus on Wales’ big men obscures the skill they play with.

# scrum - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Ireland's front row face true test against world class Welsh

The influence of referee Wayne Barnes has been highlighted as a key in Saturday’s clash.

# scrum - 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.

# scrum - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

'We've got a huge respect for them' - Leinster ready for Northampton

Leinster scrum coach Greg Feek admits that the battle up front in Saturday’s Heineken Cup tie will be demanding.

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