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#The42 Rugby Weekly

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 8 October, 2020

'As soon as he's had a little dip, he's out of the squad completely, which is harsh'

John Cooney’s omission from the Ireland squad was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 1 October, 2020

'The Dragons are coming to Leinster confident, which is very unusual'

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly saw the lads previewing the Irish provinces’ new campaigns.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 10 September, 2020

'If Larkham and Felix can't get it out of them, well then maybe they have to look at themselves'

Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella assess Munster’s non-performance during last Friday’s defeat to Leinster.

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

'Ulster had a different hurdle to overcome during lockdown than anybody else in Ireland'

Bernard Jackman believes the rules around the UK government’s furlough scheme may have left Ulster a couple of weeks behind their rivals.

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

'People jumping to the conclusion that Carbery is finished - that's nonsense'

Bernard Jackman believes Munster should back their academy out-halves to support JJ Hanrahan.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 2 July, 2020

'Joey is still the key man. If Joey gets fit, then there's a lot you can do'

Bernard Jackman says the out-half can help get the best out of Munster’s new signings.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 18 June, 2020

'Toulouse went back and the skills coach is working more hours than he's ever worked in his life'

Bernard Jackman discussed the provinces’ impending return to training on Thursday’s podcast.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'The Stormers coming to Thomond Park': Would you be in favour of a new-look Pro18? Expansion This post contains a poll

'The Stormers coming to Thomond Park': Would you be in favour of a new-look Pro18?

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss the very real prospect of South Africa’s Super Rugby franchises joining the Pro14.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 4 June, 2020

'We're all imagining him and Beauden Barrett linking up at 10 and 15'

The lads on The42 Rugby Weekly are very excited about Dan Carter’s return to Kiwi rugby.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'There's potentially an embarrassment of riches for Munster in that position'

Ben Healy, Jack Crowley, and Jake Flannery will all be hoping for senior team action next season.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'They had something unbelievably unique in Limerick rugby and I don't think it's too late to reignite that'

Munster must learn from Limerick GAA and get the talent conveyor belt turning again in the Treaty County, says Bernard Jackman.

# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 7 May, 2020

'I really think Ringrose is a strong option' - Picking the 2021 Lions centre pairing

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly saw the lads choose their midfields and back threes.

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

Irish starter looking unlikely as The42 Rugby Weekly panel pick their Lions back rows for 2021

Darren Cave, Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella also selected their starting and travelling half-backs on today’s episode, available on all usual platforms.

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

Sinckler over Furlong and no Ryan in starting XV: Assembling the Lions front five for 2021

Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella join Gavan Casey to select their respective Lions tight fives just over a year out from the tour to South Africa.

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

'He said: 'Why can you sprint when I blow the whistle but you can't sprint to chase a kick when you're tired?''

Darren Cave gives Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey an insight into how Dan McFarland has transformed Ulster.

# 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.

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