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From The42 Nice not taking a risk in signing me - Balotelli Defence

Nice not taking a risk in signing me - Balotelli

The 26-year-old completed a one-year deal at the Allianz Riviera after being allowed to leave Anfield.

From The42 I'm 61 and Sanches is 18 - Portugal coach slams age slur Defence

I'm 61 and Sanches is 18 - Portugal coach slams age slur

Guy Roux’s accusations that the Portugal teenager is older than his official age were swiftly dismissed.

From The42 'I don’t think we’ve set the bar anywhere yet' - Farrell wants Ireland benchmark Faz

'I don’t think we’ve set the bar anywhere yet' - Farrell wants Ireland benchmark

The defence coach believes there is more to come from Ireland in the final game of the season.

From The42 Analysis: Springboks' clever attack leaves Ireland's defence floundering Comeback Kings

Analysis: Springboks' clever attack leaves Ireland's defence floundering

Joe Schmidt’s men will have been disappointed with the drop-off in their defence.

From The42 Analysis: Paddy Jackson's performance the epitome of Ireland's defensive grit Resilience

Analysis: Paddy Jackson's performance the epitome of Ireland's defensive grit

Ireland’s first-ever win against the Boks on South African soil was built on their 14-man defence.

From TheJournal.ie 'Playing devil's advocate' - the lawyers who defend people accused of indefensible crimes Devil's Advocates

'Playing devil's advocate' - the lawyers who defend people accused of indefensible crimes

Lawyers for Paris attacks accused Salah Abdeslam have found themselves demonised for defending their client.

From The42 Anthony Joshua set for first title defence against undefeated Dominic Breazeale Defence

Anthony Joshua set for first title defence against undefeated Dominic Breazeale

The 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist won the IBF title earlier this month.

From The42 Anthony Joshua to make first defence of IBF title in June Back In The Ring

Anthony Joshua to make first defence of IBF title in June

The newly-crowned champion will fight at London’s O2 Arena this summer.

From The42 Doctor caught up in latest doping claims defends himself on Twitter Doping Claims

Doctor caught up in latest doping claims defends himself on Twitter

The clubs have also rubbished newspaper reports linking them with illicit behaviour.

From The42 No Van Gaal agenda, says Scholes Defence

No Van Gaal agenda, says Scholes

The Manchester United icon is keen to stress that he is positive about the developments at his former club.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's defence takes backward steps in Twickenham Reactive

Analysis: Ireland's defence takes backward steps in Twickenham

Joe Schmidt was disappointed by Ireland’s passive approach without the ball.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's defence holds up in brutal battle against Wales Onslaught

Analysis: Ireland's defence holds up in brutal battle against Wales

We pick apart the defensive performance from Joe Schmidt’s men in Dublin yesterday.

From The42 'Destroy and enjoy' - Farrell will demand aggressive edge from Ireland Strong Minded

'Destroy and enjoy' - Farrell will demand aggressive edge from Ireland

The appointment of the former England coach was a bolt out of the blue.

From The42 2001 Lions villain Grey demands defensive aggression from Cheika's Wallabies Uncompromising

2001 Lions villain Grey demands defensive aggression from Cheika's Wallabies

The former Australia centre is a key part of Michael Cheika’s coaching staff.

From The42 'Nobody wanted Billy to leave' IABA tells Oireachtas committee Defence

'Nobody wanted Billy to leave' IABA tells Oireachtas committee

The boxing chiefs were answering questions about the Billy Walsh saga today.

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From The42 'Tries will win the World Cup,' but Ireland target defensive security D

'Tries will win the World Cup,' but Ireland target defensive security

Les Kiss says he and Joe Schmidt have given the players ‘solid and stern’ feedback.

From The42 'They’re a good bit more defensively conscious' - Dublin changes since Donegal loss Different Dubs

'They’re a good bit more defensively conscious' - Dublin changes since Donegal loss

Kerry’s Éamonn Fitzmaurice has watched how Dublin have worked at the back.

From The42 Cornerback to linebacker - a brief introduction to NFL defences Defence

Cornerback to linebacker - a brief introduction to NFL defences

Our handy guide to what commentators are talking about during an NFL game.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's defence has big improvements to make for World Cup Foundations

Analysis: Ireland's defence has big improvements to make for World Cup

Joe Schmidt and Les Kiss won’t have been happy with the failings made against the England attack.

From The42 Connacht players fighting for points in Lam's defensive scoring system Competition

Connacht players fighting for points in Lam's defensive scoring system

‘Rugby is a team game, so everything is about having a shape and everyone being on the same page.’

From The42 Ireland looking for more explosive defensive plays like Trimble's D

Ireland looking for more explosive defensive plays like Trimble's

Defence coach Les Kiss was concerned with elements of the performance in Cardiff last time out.

From The42 Analysis: Keith Earls looked sharp in Ireland's 13 shirt against Wales Pace Merchant

Analysis: Keith Earls looked sharp in Ireland's 13 shirt against Wales

The Munster man made his return to the international game after a break of more than two years.

From The42 Analysis: Effective basics see Schmidt's Ireland win comfortably in Wales Keep It Simple

Analysis: Effective basics see Schmidt's Ireland win comfortably in Wales

The Six Nations champions started their World Cup warm-ups with an encouraging display.

From The42 'You're trying to do things off the ball that help guys everywhere else' Power Player

'You're trying to do things off the ball that help guys everywhere else'

Luke Fitzgerald explains what the role of a left wing entails with Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland's military come to the defence of EU nations? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland's military come to the defence of EU nations?

If one came under attack, that is.

From TheJournal.ie 'No special honours' for soldiers, prison staff, gardaí who served during The Troubles Service
From The42 The GAA defend decision to use Croke Park for football semi-finals Defence

The GAA defend decision to use Croke Park for football semi-finals

Just over 20,000 turned up for Sunday’s double header.

From The42 'On Sunday it has to be 100%': Leinster doubling down on defensive effort for Marseille Sans Ballon

'On Sunday it has to be 100%': Leinster doubling down on defensive effort for Marseille

After racking up 68 missed tackles in three games, Jimmy Gopperth says the province are ready to ‘make their shots’ against Toulon.

From The42 Analysis: That weird Sean O'Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland Intelligence

Analysis: That weird Sean O'Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland

Following on from the Tullow Tank’s failed effort against England, Rory Best got it spot on in Murrayfield.

From TheJournal.ie 'You will be doing the unpopular thing if you acquit Graham Dwyer', jury told Defence

'You will be doing the unpopular thing if you acquit Graham Dwyer', jury told

The defence admitted that the case would be perfect for an episode of CSI.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's defence stifles France but conceded try will rankle Foundations

Analysis: Ireland's defence stifles France but conceded try will rankle

We pick apart the choke tackling, kick-chasing, well-read defensive effort from Les Kiss’ men.

From The42 Wenger jumps to Van Gaal's defence over 'long ball' furore Defence

Wenger jumps to Van Gaal's defence over 'long ball' furore

He does suggest that LVG did not need to go ‘full Rafa’ however.

From TheJournal.ie Seán Barrett says opposition parties are entitled to question his decisions Vote Of Confidence

Seán Barrett says opposition parties are entitled to question his decisions

He said he made remarks last Friday in the “heat of the moment” during an RTÉ interview.

From The42 Analysis: Ronan O'Gara's defence lifting Racing to new heights ROG

Analysis: Ronan O'Gara's defence lifting Racing to new heights

The former Munster and Ireland out-half is excelling in his duties at Racing Métro.

From The42 'People will write what they write' - O'Connor defends Leinster's season Pressure

'People will write what they write' - O'Connor defends Leinster's season

The Australian head coach says his side are measured by a ‘different yardstick’ to the other Irish provinces.

From TheJournal.ie Army officer Paul Giblin is getting married tomorrow. He needs a bone marrow match by January

Army officer Paul Giblin is getting married tomorrow. He needs a bone marrow match by January

Paul Giblin — a champion rower — is undergoing his fourth regime of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, it won’t cure him — it will only buy him time.

From TheJournal.ie Here's a gender breakdown of our army and navy Defence Forces

Here's a gender breakdown of our army and navy

The DF has recently encouraged more women to join its ranks.

From The42 Roma unaroused by players' strip club visit Defence

Roma unaroused by players' strip club visit

Russian press reports on Wednesday claimed that some of the Serie A club’s players visited ‘Egoist Gold’.

From The42 Analysis: O'Connell leads Irish defensive resurgence to deny the Wallabies Digging In

Analysis: O'Connell leads Irish defensive resurgence to deny the Wallabies

There was almost a repeat of Ireland’s last-gasp defeat to New Zealand, but they showed their mental edge this time.