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# Jackal

This year
Tadhg Beirne has all the qualities to be a World Cup difference-maker
The Munster second row has been a central figure under Andy Farrell.
Last year
Broken nose healed, Beirne welcomes target on Ireland's backs
The Munster man made his Test debut against the Wallabies back in 2018.
All time
Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations
Andy Farrell was most pleased with his side’s defensive work in the big win over Italy.
Analysis: Under-the-radar Josh van der Flier shows jackal class
The Ireland openside isn’t renowned as a jackal but has been working hard on his turnover skills.
Cloete back in Munster mix after head injury but Marshall undergoes surgery
The hooker has had a procedure to remedy a knee issue.
Sam Warburton named as part of Pivac's new Wales coaching staff
The 31-year-old will take up a role as technical advisor for defence and breakdown.
Beirne hitting World Cup form after frustrating early yellow card
The Munster man has featured in all three of Ireland’s games so far.
Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat
The Munster lock was left frustrated in Coventry on Saturday.
Analysis: Peter O'Mahony's sweeping turnover sets a clever trend
The Highlanders adopted the tactic with time running out against the Hurricanes last weekend.
'That's where you're getting so much punishment - three massive free shots'
Sean O’Brien is making his way back from a shoulder injury and wants jackaling players to be protected.
Analysis: How Leinster brilliantly negated Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat
The Scarlets second row was left deeply frustrated by Leinster’s excellent rucking.
Analysis: Attention to detail and violence help Ireland deny Pocock
We examine each of the Wallabies back row’s efforts to steal Irish possession last weekend.
Analysis: Ireland win the battle of the chop tackle to stifle Wales
Joe Schmidt’s men showed signs that they had prepared themselves for the Welsh defensive tactics.