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# tackles - Sunday 9 December, 2018

James Ryan man of the match again as Leinster battle to satisfying win

The 22-year-old was top of the tackle and carry charts for Leo Cullen’s side once again.

# tackles - Monday 5 October, 2015

Henderson's Ferris impression and more of the week's best RWC plays

Who will Iain Henderson man-handle next week? Tune in to find out.

# tackles - Monday 7 September, 2015

Analysis: Ireland's defence has big improvements to make for World Cup

Joe Schmidt and Les Kiss won’t have been happy with the failings made against the England attack.

# tackles - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Slammin' Sam Burgess produced a pair of huge hits on his England debut

The former rugby league star was also yellow carded at Twickenham.

# tackles - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Defensive disappointment hurts most for Ireland after World Cup defeat

England thrived as Ireland’s ‘passive’ defence gave up metres all evening.

# tackles - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Analysis: Ireland's defence lays foundation for historic World Cup win

Work rate, intelligence and breakdown technique were all vital components against New Zealand.

# tackles - Monday 23 September, 2013

Never, ever tackle with your head

This unfortunate Argentinian player shows exactly why… Three broken teeth and a yellow card.

# tackles - Friday 19 April, 2013

Somebody call the cops: Irish teens rough-housed by Finnish upstarts

There were a lot of ‘agricultural’ challenges in the 3-0 home loss.

# tackles - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Because he's retiring, here are 16 photos (and 1 video) of Ledley King defending like a boss Deadly Ledley This post contains videos

Because he's retiring, here are 16 photos (and 1 video) of Ledley King defending like a boss

Let’s face it. If you don’t like Ledley, you don’t like football.

# tackles - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Cattermole: I only ever made one bad tackle

The midfield enforcer has called his infamous challenge on Scott Parker “the only bad tackle I’ve made in my career.” Aside from that, girly-men like Stephen Reid are to blame for his reputation.

# tackles - Saturday 23 July, 2011

My eyes! 'Nude Blacks' defeat Fiji

A rugby match in New Zealand involving a naked seven-a-side rugby team, filmed by German television and refereed by a blind woman. Of course.