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From The42 Guardiola insists Bernardo Silva not guilty of racism over tweet to Benjamin Mendy Defence

Guardiola insists Bernardo Silva not guilty of racism over tweet to Benjamin Mendy

‘Bernardo is one of the most lovely people I have ever met in my life’, said the Man City boss.

From The42 Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down In Depth

Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down

Ireland had a 94% tackle success rate and gave up only three linebreaks on Sunday.

From The42 Andy Farrell's defence is pivotal if Ireland are to make history at the World Cup Defence Wins Titles

Andy Farrell's defence is pivotal if Ireland are to make history at the World Cup

The opening test will be a demanding one against Gregor Townsend’s ambitious Scotland team.

From The42 'Those sorts of things, they give the other players real confidence' Cheese

'Those sorts of things, they give the other players real confidence'

James Ryan delivered yet another outstanding performance in Ireland’s win over Wales.

From The42 'Poor Jacob had to try and make reads that were really difficult' Defence

'Poor Jacob had to try and make reads that were really difficult'

The Ireland left wing faced criticism for his defensive decisions against England last weekend.

From The42 Analysis: England run rampant through Ireland's defensive horror show Review

Analysis: England run rampant through Ireland's defensive horror show

Joe Schmidt’s team were extremely poor in defence as they were hammered in Twickenham.

From The42 Liverpool stand-in Adrian a doubt after fan 'slipped and kicked his ankle' during Super Cup celebrations Problems This post contains videos

Liverpool stand-in Adrian a doubt after fan 'slipped and kicked his ankle' during Super Cup celebrations

The Reds are already without regular number one Alisson, and may need to call upon Andy Lonergan or Ireland U21 stopper Caoimhin Kelleher.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey receives first batch of Russian missile defence system angering US NATO

Turkey receives first batch of Russian missile defence system angering US

NATO said it’s “concerned about the potential consequences” of the purchase.

From The42 'Disgraceful' - USA face backlash over 13-0 World Cup win Anger

'Disgraceful' - USA face backlash over 13-0 World Cup win

There has been a critical response to the Americans’ 13-0 thrashing of Thailand.

From TheJournal.ie 'Soldiers are living on the breadline': More than 3,000 quit Defence Forces in four years Security

'Soldiers are living on the breadline': More than 3,000 quit Defence Forces in four years

Raco is calling for the introduction of an independent pay review body to help address the staff retention crisis.

From The42 'The one thing that stood out was the stag... The stag stands its ground' Munster

'The one thing that stood out was the stag... The stag stands its ground'

South African coach JP Ferreira has been in charge of stingy Munster defence this season.

From The42 Defence coach Edwards confirms Wales exit after turning down new contract Saga Over

Defence coach Edwards confirms Wales exit after turning down new contract

The former English rugby league star is in high demand after helping Wales to four Six Nations Championships.

From The42 'I wouldn't take Van Dijk over any of Man United's centre-backs,' says Vidic Defence

'I wouldn't take Van Dijk over any of Man United's centre-backs,' says Vidic

The former Red Devils defender is delighted with the players in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s back line.

From The42 Analysis: How Ireland's defence adapted after harsh English lessons D

Analysis: How Ireland's defence adapted after harsh English lessons

Defence coach Andy Farrell would have been pleased to see his side concede only one try.

From TheJournal.ie UK plans drone 'swarm squadrons' after Brexit, says defence secretary Gavin Williamson

UK plans drone 'swarm squadrons' after Brexit, says defence secretary

Gavin Williamson said Britain must strengthen its global presence after Brexit.

From The42 'It was 100% my fault' - Earls keen to bounce back from England error Review

'It was 100% my fault' - Earls keen to bounce back from England error

The Ireland wing is back in full training after a hip injury forced him off last weekend.

From The42 'I really like the idea of my family having different experiences' Defence

'I really like the idea of my family having different experiences'

Former Munster assistant coach Ian Costello is enjoying his challenging task with Wasps.

From The42 Analysis: Beirne's destruction, Earls' try-saver and Carbery's class In Depth

Analysis: Beirne's destruction, Earls' try-saver and Carbery's class

Johann van Graan’s Munster delivered their most compelling performance of the season on Friday night.

From The42 Summer signing Mike Haley building trust in Munster's 15 shirt Understanding

Summer signing Mike Haley building trust in Munster's 15 shirt

The former Sale Sharks fullback has been first-choice for Johann van Graan this season.

From The42 Roberto Martinez baffled by Romelu Lukaku criticism Support

Roberto Martinez baffled by Romelu Lukaku criticism

The Belgium boss thinks there is a lack of understanding about his main striker and the way he plays for Manchester United.

From The42 Carvajal explains Isco's perceived snub of Real Madrid captain's armband Defence

Carvajal explains Isco's perceived snub of Real Madrid captain's armband

The Spain international playmaker passed up the chance to skipper the Blancos after seeing Marcelo replaced during a Champions League encounter.

From The42 'Our catchphrase is, 'There's always a solution until someone stops working'' Defence

'Our catchphrase is, 'There's always a solution until someone stops working''

Connacht defence coach Peter Wilkins explains how the province have focused on behaviour.

From The42 Schmidt hails Farrell influence as All Blacks suffer rare try-less night Shut Out

Schmidt hails Farrell influence as All Blacks suffer rare try-less night

One try is not supposed to be enough to beat the All Blacks, but Ireland have an utterly ferocious defence.

From The42 Farrell faces up to the toughest test for a defence coach in rugby Faz

Farrell faces up to the toughest test for a defence coach in rugby

The All Blacks have scored 68 tries in their 12 Tests so far this year.

From The42 'James is entitled to do what he wants... It's entirely his choice and I think we should respect it' Support

'James is entitled to do what he wants... It's entirely his choice and I think we should respect it'

Martin O’Neill has backed the winger, who has been the subject of more controversy recently.

From The42 'Stuart talks about taking a bit of pressure off the 10 when the opportunity comes up' Ringrose Review

'Stuart talks about taking a bit of pressure off the 10 when the opportunity comes up'

Garry Ringrose had a strong first outing of the season for Leinster but sees plenty of room for improvement.

From The42 'One of our principles defensively is not to get beaten on your inside shoulder' Analysis

'One of our principles defensively is not to get beaten on your inside shoulder'

Leinster were disappointed with how they gave up the game-clinching try to the Scarlets.

From The42 'Ozil is one of the best players in the world' - Under-fire Germany star receives support Defence

'Ozil is one of the best players in the world' - Under-fire Germany star receives support

The Arsenal playmaker has been dropped by his country at World Cup 2018

From The42 'They're pretty angry, grumbly, walking around like bears with sore heads' Reaction

'They're pretty angry, grumbly, walking around like bears with sore heads'

Andy Farrell is looking for improvements from Ireland’s defence this weekend in Melbourne.

From The42 Analysis: Munster man Rory Scannell's superb form keeps him in Ireland mix Glue

Analysis: Munster man Rory Scannell's superb form keeps him in Ireland mix

The 24-year-old has been a key player for his province for the past three seasons.

From The42 'They have no idea about football' - Klopp hits back at Alexander-Arnold critics Defence

'They have no idea about football' - Klopp hits back at Alexander-Arnold critics

The 19-year-old defender was criticised for his display against Manchester United.

From The42 Wenger responds to criticism after Neville calls Arsenal 'spineless' and a 'disgrace' Defence

Wenger responds to criticism after Neville calls Arsenal 'spineless' and a 'disgrace'

The Gunners boss believes the harsh words aimed at his team’s Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City are unfair.

Schmidt: 'We can't afford to keep conceding three tries a game'

Scotland’s success in attacking Ireland out wide last year will give Joe Schmidt and Andy Farrell plenty of headaches.

From The42 'With the Ireland U18s, I was eight tries in five games, so I'm dropping off now!' Prolific

'With the Ireland U18s, I was eight tries in five games, so I'm dropping off now!'

21-year-old Jacob Stockdale has scored eight tries in his first seven Tests for Ireland.

From The42 Ireland well positioned to claim Six Nations but Schmidt concerned about defence Narrow

Ireland well positioned to claim Six Nations but Schmidt concerned about defence

After Scotland’s win over England, Ireland are five points clear at the top of the table.

From The42 'Average is not acceptable' - Farrell left fuming by conceded tries against Italy Standards

'Average is not acceptable' - Farrell left fuming by conceded tries against Italy

The Ireland defence coach was not a happy man as Ireland switched off against Italy.

From The42 Phil Neville insists 'just battered the wife' tweet referred to a game of table tennis Apologetic This post contains videos

Phil Neville insists 'just battered the wife' tweet referred to a game of table tennis

The new England women’s head coach believes he is the right man for the job.

From The42 Leinster's 'brothers' look to dig in for each other without the ball D

Leinster's 'brothers' look to dig in for each other without the ball

Leo Cullen’s side have produced several compelling defensive passages in recent times.

From TheJournal.ie US Defense Secretary warns North Korea of 'massive military response' Tension

US Defense Secretary warns North Korea of 'massive military response'

Pyongyang in recent months has sparked global alarm by conducting a sixth nuclear test and test-launching missiles capable of reaching the US mainland.

From The42 Lovren critics like rubberneckers, says Klopp Defence

Lovren critics like rubberneckers, says Klopp

The defender was substituted after only 31 minutes of Liverpool’s 4-1 defeat to Tottenham.

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