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#The42 Rugby Weekly

# the42-rugby-weekly - Friday 27 March, 2020

'It was affecting me turning up the radio in the car... It was painful picking my kids up, changing nappies'

Mike Sherry makes his debut on The42 Rugby Weekly to give his assessment of where Munster stand under Johann van Graan, and reflect on his decision to retire at 31.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Who is the best-ever import into Irish rugby from abroad?

This week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly found the lads in unanimous agreement.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Why are so many Irish players turning their backs on club rugby after U20s?

Detachment, a lack of fun, and getting balled out of it in the pissing rain: Murray Kinsella and Bernard Jackman discuss Irish amateur rugby’s recruitment problem.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Is Ireland's rugby media too extreme, too harsh, or too soft?

Bernard Jackman gave his view on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 20 February, 2020

‘Ireland are groping around a bit in the dark searching for cohesion’

Andy Dunne and Murray Kinsella examine the key issues in forensic detail ahead of this Sunday’s showdown in Twickenham between Ireland and England.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 13 February, 2020

'I have to be making sure I'm getting the right deal' - Conway open-minded as contract expiry looms

The Munster wing signed a two-year deal in 2018, but has become a more regular fixture in the Ireland setup since.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'We've got lads who can do both and I just don't think Stander is one of them'

Andy Dunne wants to see Ireland look for more from their back row forwards.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Jackman on Saracens: How much is enough, and how much do you want to destroy them?

‘If Nigel Wray wanted to hide this, do you not think he could have hidden it better?’

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 16 January, 2020

'He knows what it takes not just to address a dressing room, but to be a young guy who gets his chance'

Garry Doyle, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey broke down Andy Farrell’s Six Nations squad selection on Thursday’s Rugby Weekly.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'Munster need to take a deep breath and be given a year or two to develop'

Speaking on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly, Andy Dunne urged people to be patient.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 12 December, 2019

'The amount of scanning he does before he gets to the breakdown is phenomenal' The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

'The amount of scanning he does before he gets to the breakdown is phenomenal'

Ulster’s John Cooney has been a class apart this season.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 5 December, 2019

'It's easy to throw Joe under the bus, everybody has to take responsibility' The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

'It's easy to throw Joe under the bus, everybody has to take responsibility'

Ireland players felt constricted by tension and their coach’s control in 2019, but player-led teams is by no means a new concept.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 28 November, 2019

'Munster have less of a chance of winning something today than they had last week' The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

'Munster have less of a chance of winning something today than they had last week'

Bernard Jackman has fears that Alby Mathewson’s departure will affect Munster’s trophy chances.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'If he feels that Johnny's got an easy ride in, he'll be banging on Leo and Stuart's door' The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

'If he feels that Johnny's got an easy ride in, he'll be banging on Leo and Stuart's door'

Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella explore the potential benefits of the World Cup for Ireland’s provinces.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 31 October, 2019

'He will be much in demand, particularly if he's a World Cup winner'

Felix Jones has put himself in the best position to soak up a wealth of coaching knowledge.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Andy Dunne: Ireland need to make sacrifices during Six Nations or shut up about World Cups

‘How about we stop relying on guys who aren’t playing well? At least give guys a kick up the arse.’

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 17 October, 2019

The lineout duel: New Zealand's quick-draw throws can be disrupted by Ireland

Ireland can throw New Zealand off kilter by slowing them down at lineout time, says Andy Dunne.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Monday 14 October, 2019

'Joe Schmidt will have an array of plays ready for this New Zealand defence'

Murray Kinsella and Eoin Toolan look ahead to Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against the All Blacks.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Monday 7 October, 2019

Ireland's style of play coming at a cost in humidity, but could still work in their favour Good News And Bad News This post contains videos

Ireland's style of play coming at a cost in humidity, but could still work in their favour

‘If that humidity does drop and Ireland can be really, really accurate with the ball… I don’t see why reverting back to that won’t draw success for them.’

# the42-rugby-weekly - Friday 4 October, 2019

A pack of problems: Are Ireland's forwards failing to match the intensity of the backs? The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

A pack of problems: Are Ireland's forwards failing to match the intensity of the backs?

Today’s podcast suggests that the back are actually performing pretty well in Japan but are being let down by the pack.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Monday 30 September, 2019

Understanding where Ireland came up short against Japan and the battle to keep their World Cup hopes alive

Murray Kinsella and Eoin Toolan sat down in Japan to break down where it all fell apart.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Monday 9 September, 2019

Jackman backs Kleyn to start Ireland's World Cup opener ahead of Henderson

‘He’s going to get better as you have to remember it’s only his third Test.’

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 5 September, 2019

'A success would be getting into a semi-final... But that quarter-final is the big hurdle' Physchological This post contains videos

'A success would be getting into a semi-final... But that quarter-final is the big hurdle'

Murray Kinsella, Bernard Jackman and Gavan Casey discuss Ireland’s World Cup prospects 15 days out from the tournament.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Monday 2 September, 2019

'We've criticised Schmidt for not taking risks in the past and that's what he's doing'

Murray Kinsella joined Gavan Casey, Ryan Bailey and Sean Farrell in The42 Rugby Weekly studio following Ireland’s squad announcement.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 15 August, 2019

'The tea leaves say he's going' - Will Kleyn's inclusion keep Beirne from the World Cup squad?

On this week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly, Gavan, Murray and Bernard Jackman look at each of the 15 positions and pick out the candidates that they would bring to the World Cup.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 8 August, 2019

New Zealand or South Africa in the quarters? Thanks to Rassie, there's no longer an easier option The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

New Zealand or South Africa in the quarters? Thanks to Rassie, there's no longer an easier option

Bernard Jackman explains how the former Munster boss has turned things around in his native land.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Monday 27 May, 2019

'Kearney was really in no position to contest the ball': Leinster get the benefit of any doubt on replay The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

'Kearney was really in no position to contest the ball': Leinster get the benefit of any doubt on replay

Faraway screens just might have helped Rob Kearney avoid a red in Glasgow.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Would ex-England coach Rowntree be a good appointment for Munster? The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

Would ex-England coach Rowntree be a good appointment for Munster?

Gavan Casey, Ryan Bailey and Andy Dunne discussed whether he would be a good fit at the province on The42 Rugby Weekly.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 16 May, 2019

'Agents are realising, actually Irish players are a pretty valuable commodity' The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

'Agents are realising, actually Irish players are a pretty valuable commodity'

After Conán O’Donnell’s Super Rugby debut, Murray Kinsella and Andy Dunne wondered which other Irish players would thrive down south.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 9 May, 2019

'I'd question how this was allowed happen. It has played out incredibly badly' The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

'I'd question how this was allowed happen. It has played out incredibly badly'

Bernard Jackman discussed the departure of Munster coaches Felix Jones and Jerry Flannery on The42 Rugby Weekly.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Could Stockdale offer something different as Ireland's next fullback?

Murray Kinsella and Andy Dunne discussed the merits of having an attacking fullback after Stockdale’s appearance at 15 last weekend.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 4 April, 2019

'We need to get away from the days of signing bit-part players from other teams' The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

'We need to get away from the days of signing bit-part players from other teams'

Rory Best has described the acquisition of Jack McGrath as a statement signing from Ulster.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 28 March, 2019

'The scope for him to improve even further at Munster is really exciting'

Joey Carbery’s contract extension was discussed by Murray Kinsella and Bernard Jackman on this week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

Is John Fogarty the perfect fit as Andy Farrell's Ireland scrum coach?

The former hooker has been heavily linked with a role on Farrell’s coaching ticket.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 21 March, 2019

'There are multiple relatively easy fixes' but approach must change for Ireland

Players respond to freedom, says Andy Dunne on this week’s podcast.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Cardiff cauldron is Beirne's opportunity to force his way into World Cup plans

Tadhg Beirne needs to seize his Six Nations debut, Bernard Jackman says.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 7 March, 2019

'There is something we're missing because he's too good a player'

Sean Cronin’s omission was one of the main talking points up for his discussion on this week’s The42 Rugby Weekly.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 28 February, 2019

'All rugby has done with the Islands is just take from them... There's nothing given back' World Rugby Tournament This post contains videos

'All rugby has done with the Islands is just take from them... There's nothing given back'

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss World Rugby’s proposed new tournament, which would exclude the Pacific Islands and others.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 21 February, 2019

'If this guy is clearly way better than everybody else in his peer group, then it makes sense' Foreign Investment This post contains videos

'If this guy is clearly way better than everybody else in his peer group, then it makes sense'

Andy Dunne and The42′s Murray Kinsella discuss Munster prospect Keynan Knox and the issue of recruiting players out of school abroad.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Conor Murray needs to offload Ireland's kicking responsibility to focus on returning to form

This week on The42 Rugby Weekly, Andy and Murray look at Ireland’s kicking habits, and how they are “over-relying” on the scrum-half.

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