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# the42-rugby-weekly - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Does Johnny Sexton need more support in his role as Ireland captain?
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Does Johnny Sexton need more support in his role as Ireland captain?

Nov 12th 2020, 5:20 PM 19,198 Views 51 Comments

This week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly asked whether the out-half requires more leadership around him.

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

Jackman: We have to stop blaming individuals and look at Ireland's defensive system
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Jackman: We have to stop blaming individuals and look at Ireland's defensive system

Nov 5th 2020, 6:36 PM 7,956 Views 8 Comments

‘All of our back three have had really difficult moments, and they’re moments that don’t show up as much in high-pressure games for their provinces.’

# the42-rugby-weekly - Monday 2 November, 2020

'It was a missed opportunity. It's a result that will nag at the Ireland players'
# Regrets
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'It was a missed opportunity. It's a result that will nag at the Ireland players'

Nov 2nd 2020, 5:13 PM 25,064 Views 17 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra saw the lads dig into events in Paris.

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

Oct 8th 2020, 2:51 PM 32,357 Views 33 Comments

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

Oct 1st 2020, 7:00 PM 7,498 Views 5 Comments

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

Sep 10th 2020, 9:30 PM 35,451 Views 27 Comments

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

Aug 27th 2020, 9:08 PM 10,703 Views 6 Comments

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

Aug 20th 2020, 3:20 PM 27,220 Views 34 Comments

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

Jul 2nd 2020, 5:20 PM 10,034 Views 20 Comments

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

Jun 18th 2020, 5:42 PM 7,209 Views 2 Comments

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
# Expansion

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

Jun 11th 2020, 4:55 PM 14,975 Views 28 Comments

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

Jun 4th 2020, 4:34 PM 13,440 Views 1 Comment

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

May 21st 2020, 4:11 PM 18,235 Views 24 Comments

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'
# Talent Development
# Talent Development

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

May 14th 2020, 8:00 PM 26,104 Views 95 Comments

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

May 7th 2020, 5:09 PM 22,454 Views 53 Comments

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

Updated Apr 30th 2020, 9:00 PM 16,425 Views 32 Comments

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

Apr 23rd 2020, 5:00 PM 34,741 Views 41 Comments

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

Apr 9th 2020, 6:27 PM 14,572 Views 6 Comments

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

Mar 27th 2020, 8:01 PM 68,465 Views 4 Comments

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

Mar 19th 2020, 2:11 PM 21,279 Views 58 Comments

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

Mar 5th 2020, 5:24 PM 13,676 Views 20 Comments

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

Feb 27th 2020, 5:38 PM 25,665 Views 143 Comments

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

Feb 20th 2020, 4:16 PM 12,620 Views 11 Comments

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

Feb 13th 2020, 9:29 PM 30,867 Views 48 Comments

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

Jan 30th 2020, 8:03 PM 46,896 Views 110 Comments

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

Jan 23rd 2020, 6:08 PM 12,807 Views 28 Comments

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

Jan 16th 2020, 5:24 PM 24,151 Views 10 Comments

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

Jan 9th 2020, 5:00 PM 21,033 Views 62 Comments

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

Dec 12th 2019, 5:00 PM 19,184 Views 10 Comments

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

Dec 5th 2019, 3:30 PM 9,339 Views 30 Comments

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

Nov 28th 2019, 5:00 PM 23,418 Views 35 Comments

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

Nov 14th 2019, 5:41 PM 14,439 Views 20 Comments

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

Oct 31st 2019, 8:00 PM 28,411 Views 5 Comments

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

Oct 24th 2019, 5:19 PM 36,332 Views 55 Comments

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

Oct 17th 2019, 4:36 PM 8,356 Views 11 Comments

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

Oct 14th 2019, 5:54 PM 29,117 Views 52 Comments

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

Oct 7th 2019, 9:30 PM 41,272 Views 35 Comments

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

Oct 4th 2019, 6:31 PM 19,277 Views 10 Comments

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

Sep 30th 2019, 8:05 PM 10,885 Views 14 Comments

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

Sep 9th 2019, 6:07 PM 14,667 Views 65 Comments

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