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#Tactics

# tactics - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

'The one thing we really take out of it is that we've got the game plan and the skill'
# Belief
# Belief

'The one thing we really take out of it is that we've got the game plan and the skill'

Mar 30th 2021, 3:29 PM 10,361 Views 27 Comments

Munster senior coach Stephen Larkham feels the Pro14 final was “fairly evenly matched.”

# tactics - Friday 12 March, 2021

Scotland expect 'the same kicking accuracy that you’d get with Murray'
# Box Kick
# Box Kick

Scotland expect 'the same kicking accuracy that you’d get with Murray'

Mar 12th 2021, 3:36 PM 5,317 Views 10 Comments

Gregor Townsend feels Ireland’s strengths haven’t changed too much under Andy Farrell.

# tactics - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

'It seems big teams get the big calls. Referees know all these players by first name' - Cavan boss
# Tactics
# Tactics

'It seems big teams get the big calls. Referees know all these players by first name' - Cavan boss

Nov 17th 2020, 4:10 PM 8,358 Views 3 Comments

Mickey Graham says the lower division sides “aren’t cute enough” in trying to influence games.

# tactics - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Conor Murray only box kicked twice for Ireland against Italy. This is why
# Strategy
# Strategy

Conor Murray only box kicked twice for Ireland against Italy. This is why

Oct 25th 2020, 12:09 PM 50,938 Views 26 Comments

Ireland had encouraging variety in their kicking game as they beat Italy in Dublin.

# tactics - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Munster's Springboks-esque game plan a dispiriting sight for province's fans
# Tactics
# Tactics

Munster's Springboks-esque game plan a dispiriting sight for province's fans

Sep 5th 2020, 1:17 PM 17,651 Views 26 Comments

The tactical approach from Johann van Graan’s side felt far too familiar as they came up short again.

# tactics - Monday 22 June, 2020

Analysis: How the Crusaders hurt the Hurricanes with their classy kicking game
# Kick To Score
# Kick To Score

Analysis: How the Crusaders hurt the Hurricanes with their classy kicking game

Jun 22nd 2020, 7:30 PM 4,737 Views 1 Comment

Scott Robertson’s side used a variety of kicks to cause major problems in Wellington.

# tactics - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Farrell's Ireland have chance for a perfect start as Scotland visit Dublin
# Moving On
# Moving On

Farrell's Ireland have chance for a perfect start as Scotland visit Dublin

Feb 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 11,193 Views 14 Comments

The World Cup is in the rearview mirror as Johnny Sexton and co. bid to get up and running.

# tactics - Sunday 3 November, 2019

How Rassie Erasmus returned from Munster to lead the Boks to World Cup glory
# Resurgence
# Resurgence

How Rassie Erasmus returned from Munster to lead the Boks to World Cup glory

Nov 3rd 2019, 5:12 AM 14,113 Views 9 Comments

The 47-year-old told his players they could lift the trophy 18 months ago.

# tactics - Thursday 29 August, 2019

'We're mixing it up' - Ireland steer clear of box kicks for now
# Tactics
# Tactics

'We're mixing it up' - Ireland steer clear of box kicks for now

Aug 29th 2019, 6:30 AM 11,048 Views 6 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s team have been experimenting with exits from their own 22.

# tactics - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Ireland defend themselves after Wallabies question 'blocking' tactics
# Escorting
# Escorting

Ireland defend themselves after Wallabies question 'blocking' tactics

Jun 19th 2018, 8:30 AM 15,872 Views 25 Comments

‘We didn’t feel like we did anything that any other team in the world isn’t doing.’

# tactics - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Schmidt seals status as Ireland's greatest ever coach with Grand Slam success
# Mastermind
# Mastermind

Schmidt seals status as Ireland's greatest ever coach with Grand Slam success

Mar 17th 2018, 5:45 PM 11,321 Views 28 Comments

The Ireland head coach’s class told once again as his side delivered a controlled performance.

# tactics - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Schmidt's Ireland show typically clinical edge from close-range against Scots
# Tactics
# Tactics

Schmidt's Ireland show typically clinical edge from close-range against Scots

Mar 10th 2018, 5:26 PM 10,433 Views 23 Comments

The close-range set-pieces were crucial for Ireland as they set up a Grand Slam shot.

# tactics - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Video analysis: Schmidt's set-piece strikes and the "new breed" of Irish forward
# Tactics
# Tactics

Video analysis: Schmidt's set-piece strikes and the "new breed" of Irish forward

Feb 3rd 2018, 8:10 AM 9,211 Views 9 Comments

The November Tests were extremely encouraging for Ireland from an attacking point of view.

# tactics - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Analysis: Ireland's poor preparation and tactics costs them against Denmark
# Woe
# Woe

Analysis: Ireland's poor preparation and tactics costs them against Denmark

Nov 18th 2017, 7:00 AM 5,842 Views 10 Comments

The Boys in Green’s World Cup dream died in humiliating fashion at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday.

# tactics - Saturday 14 October, 2017

'I was feeling that I need my bench but we had no bench' - Mourinho
# Excuses
# Excuses

'I was feeling that I need my bench but we had no bench' - Mourinho

Oct 14th 2017, 4:33 PM 8,710 Views 22 Comments

The Red Devils boss also had a pop at his Liverpool counterpart after today’s 0-0 draw.

# tactics - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Analysis: How Down can get at Tyrone, the Red Hand's speedy counter-attack and the kick-out battle
# Tactics
# Tactics

Analysis: How Down can get at Tyrone, the Red Hand's speedy counter-attack and the kick-out battle

Jul 16th 2017, 7:35 AM 1,958 Views 0 Comments

3 key tactical questions ahead of today’s Ulster final showdown between Tyrone and Down.

# tactics - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Finally, the rugby can do the real talking on this Lions tour
# Tactics
# Tactics

Finally, the rugby can do the real talking on this Lions tour

Jun 29th 2017, 10:25 PM 15,512 Views 16 Comments

Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen have an intriguing tactical battle ahead.

# tactics - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Analysis: What will the first Test between the Lions and All Blacks look like?
# Tactics
# Tactics

Analysis: What will the first Test between the Lions and All Blacks look like?

Jun 24th 2017, 1:00 AM 20,699 Views 25 Comments

Murray Kinsella takes a look at the key areas in today’s clash at Eden Park.

# tactics - Sunday 11 June, 2017

No surprises from the Lions' 'washing machine' but a major step forward
# Tactics
# Tactics

No surprises from the Lions' 'washing machine' but a major step forward

Jun 11th 2017, 10:00 AM 25,338 Views 19 Comments

The Crusaders were frustrated to get drawn into a kicking battle, but the Lions’ class showed.

# tactics - Sunday 4 June, 2017

'There is still a deep-rooted superiority complex with English football'
# Interview
# Interview

'There is still a deep-rooted superiority complex with English football'

Jun 4th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,727 Views 4 Comments

Football journalist Michael Cox chats to The42 about the evolution of tactics in the Premier League era.

# tactics - Friday 2 June, 2017

'I want them to express themselves' - Gatland backs Lions to bring x-factor
# Warrenball
# Warrenball

'I want them to express themselves' - Gatland backs Lions to bring x-factor

Jun 2nd 2017, 5:00 AM 5,531 Views 0 Comments

The Lions boss has split the tour into two parts in his planning.

# tactics - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Analysis: What will today's Pro12 final between Munster and Scarlets look like?
# Tactics
# Tactics

Analysis: What will today's Pro12 final between Munster and Scarlets look like?

May 27th 2017, 5:10 PM 9,246 Views 4 Comments

The title decider at the Aviva Stadium should be an intriguing clash.

# tactics - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Attack, attack, attack - Mourinho's transformed Man Utd must not repeat Anfield Alamo act
# Tactics
# Tactics

Attack, attack, attack - Mourinho's transformed Man Utd must not repeat Anfield Alamo act

Jan 14th 2017, 1:32 PM 5,713 Views 6 Comments

The Red Devils boss was criticised for being defensive against Jurgen Klopp’s men last time, only to see the attack change their season since then.

# tactics - Thursday 18 August, 2016

'If we do the same things we did last year, we won't be in the top six'
# Only The Start
# Only The Start

'If we do the same things we did last year, we won't be in the top six'

Aug 18th 2016, 6:30 AM 5,827 Views 8 Comments

Pat Lam’s Connacht know they will have to bring new attacking ideas into the mix.

# tactics - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Analysis: Australia's 1-3-3-1 shape looking to drag England series back
# Tactics
# Tactics

Analysis: Australia's 1-3-3-1 shape looking to drag England series back

Jun 16th 2016, 5:00 PM 39,456 Views 7 Comments

Michael Cheika’s side are extremely difficult to defend against.

# tactics - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

The42 Rugby Show: Stander's red, playmaking Marshall and Ireland without Sexton
# Tactics
# Tactics

The42 Rugby Show: Stander's red, playmaking Marshall and Ireland without Sexton

Jun 14th 2016, 9:15 AM 23,028 Views 17 Comments

Johne Murphy joined Murray Kinsella to look back on an historic weekend for Irish rugby.

# tactics - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Schmidt's biggest challenge yet is also an opportunity for Ireland
# Tactics
# Tactics

Schmidt's biggest challenge yet is also an opportunity for Ireland

Jun 11th 2016, 7:00 AM 5,601 Views 10 Comments

There are many fascinating elements to today’s clash with the Springboks.

# tactics - Monday 18 April, 2016

Analysis: Connacht's 2-4-2 a symbol of their collective drive under Lam
# Tactics
# Tactics

Analysis: Connacht's 2-4-2 a symbol of their collective drive under Lam

Apr 18th 2016, 5:50 PM 43,799 Views 32 Comments

We take a look at the unity behind the western province’s continuing rise.

# tactics - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

'Leicester players were afraid of Italian tactics'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'Leicester players were afraid of Italian tactics'

Feb 9th 2016, 2:58 PM 7,996 Views 8 Comments

The Foxes, who are now title favourites after beating Man City on Saturday, made a pre-season pact with Claudio Ranieri.

# tactics - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Schmidt: 'The game plan in the World Cup, I thought, served us really well'
# Tactics
# Tactics

Schmidt: 'The game plan in the World Cup, I thought, served us really well'

Jan 28th 2016, 10:01 PM 9,489 Views 77 Comments

The Ireland head coach says his side don’t have just one set of tactics.

# tactics - Monday 11 January, 2016

Analysis: Foley's Munster hit a new low with capitulation in Paris
# Failure
# Failure

Analysis: Foley's Munster hit a new low with capitulation in Paris

Jan 11th 2016, 3:06 PM 25,619 Views 62 Comments

Anthony Foley’s side were comprehensively beaten by 14-man Stade Français.

# tactics - Friday 18 December, 2015

Munster's game plan won't change as Murray looks to ease fans' frustration
# Tactics
# Tactics

Munster's game plan won't change as Murray looks to ease fans' frustration

Dec 18th 2015, 6:30 AM 4,660 Views 9 Comments

The 26-year-old doesn’t think Ian Keatley needs special treatment this week.

# tactics - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

'We know that Joe's game plans are going to work' - Ireland firm in belief
# PlayBook
# PlayBook

'We know that Joe's game plans are going to work' - Ireland firm in belief

Oct 6th 2015, 3:17 PM 5,503 Views 6 Comments

Ian Madigan is excited for Ireland to unleash some of the plays they have been holding back.

# tactics - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Celta Vigo used some pretty unsophisticated tactics to stop Suarez last night
# Robust
# Robust

Celta Vigo used some pretty unsophisticated tactics to stop Suarez last night

Sep 24th 2015, 4:18 PM 8,077 Views 10 Comments

Barca were on the end of a rare 4-1 defeat in La Liga last night

# tactics - Thursday 21 May, 2015

The Warriors and Rockets are going 'full small ball', and it's creating fascinating NBA chess
# Hoops
# Hoops

The Warriors and Rockets are going 'full small ball', and it's creating fascinating NBA chess

May 21st 2015, 8:25 PM 5,866 Views 0 Comments

We’re all about those Xs and Os.

# tactics - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Analysis: Munster and the Chiefs do damage with open-play mauls
# Tactics
# Tactics

Analysis: Munster and the Chiefs do damage with open-play mauls

Apr 2nd 2015, 7:00 AM 6,412 Views 4 Comments

There were tries from the clever ploy in both the Pro12 and Super Rugby last weekend.

# tactics - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

'Mickey Harte can f*** off and play behind closed doors if you're not in the business of entertainment'
# Destroying The Game
# Destroying The Game

'Mickey Harte can f*** off and play behind closed doors if you're not in the business of entertainment'

Mar 31st 2015, 12:01 AM 22,510 Views 48 Comments

Joe Brolly believes negative tactics in Gaelic football are destroying the game.

# tactics - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Analysis: Intelligent Chiefs push the boundaries by refusing the ruck
# Innovation
# Innovation

Analysis: Intelligent Chiefs push the boundaries by refusing the ruck

Mar 26th 2015, 6:30 AM 96,087 Views 25 Comments

This just doesn’t look right on first viewing.

# tactics - Saturday 14 February, 2015

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

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

Feb 14th 2015, 11:58 AM 15,397 Views 10 Comments

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

# tactics - Monday 9 February, 2015

Analysis: Munster's O'Donnell announces Ireland arrival with superb try
# Stepping Up
# Stepping Up

Analysis: Munster's O'Donnell announces Ireland arrival with superb try

Feb 9th 2015, 2:40 PM 8,934 Views 40 Comments

The openside flanker was on the end of a sweeping Ireland attack to seal victory for Joe Schmidt’s side in Rome.

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