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This week
19th May 2024 - 24th May 2024
Toulouse seeking to move past Leinster complex and add sixth star on their own terms
RMC rugby journalist Wilfried Templier gave an insight into the Toulousain mindset on Wednesday’s Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.
'How many players that go through the Irish system have the same attributes? Not many'
Last week
12th May 2024 - 18th May 2024
Ulster v Leinster preview, and Cordero finally set for Connacht bow
This month
May 2024
'That's a decision he needs to make and coaches won't necessarily be happy at the time'
'That production line hasn't produced as many players as maybe we think'
Can Leinster recreate the emotional pitch of their victory against La Rochelle?
James Tracy outlined what he believes to be the biggest challenge facing Leinster – aside from Northampton – at Croke Park this Saturday.
Last month
April 2024
'If you want to show faith in your coaching pathway, now is the time to do it'
'I don’t think the problem is him, really, I think the problem is Ulster'
'Frisch will be gone. There's a game being played here around negotiating a transfer fee'
Bernard Jackman believes Munster are in danger of slipping backwards next season if they can’t recruit further depth to their squad.
'I’ve never seen a player with the feel he has for the game'
'He has something to say, he says it - and that's quite new in France'
Jackman: Nienaber can swing fine margins in Leinster's favour against powerful La Rochelle
Bernard Jackman believes doubts will persist about Leinster until they can routinely beat power-based teams like ROG’s Rochelais.
Jackman: Ulster should try to lure AJ MacGinty back to Ireland if Kitshoff returns to Stormers
‘You could actually build a team around him for a while,’ Bernard Jackman said of the Bristol and USA out-half.
March
March 2024
Eoin Toolan hoping for his own 'Justin Harrison moment' as he begins life with Schmidt's Wallabies
'Part of talent is resilience - and an ability to be sticky and not give up'
Connacht’s disappointing loss to the Lions was up for discussion on Rugby Weekly Extra.
Farrell 'will be loyal' and give players who misfired the chance to 'right performances'
Selection decisions for Ireland’s final Six Nations game of the campaign were discussed on Rugby Weekly Extra.
'For me it was the right decision, I think the execution was poor'
'If they can stop it at source, you’re taking away that superpower from Ireland'
'He has so much grá towards Munster... He wants to finish on a high'
February
February 2024
'What Peter O’Mahony does well is something Ryan Baird is starting to match now'
'To leave in the middle of a season, things must be at a pretty low ebb'
Gatland 'totally invigorated' by opportunity to re-establish Wales as a major power
'It’s a better idea to compare Crowley to the Sexton who broke into the Irish team in 2009'
'He’s the best suited scrum-half in the world to the way that we want to play'
January
January 2024
'We've made an absolute balls of it' - Jackman laments uncertainty over O'Mahony's future
‘We’ve left him in a very poor situation. His employers have done that.’
'It massively strengthens O’Mahony’s hand if he wants to play beyond the end of the season'
'You probably need some people with his skill set to take it to France and trouble them'
Eoin Toolan: Munster having to sign an NIQ out-half would make for a broken system
Which law should be changed to improve rugby?
Are some Ireland players suffering from a World Cup hangover?
The Rugby Weekly Extra podcast discussed the psychological challenge of adapting to provincial rugby after France.
Last year
2023
'In my opinion, Frawley stole the show'
'Is it happening in Ulster? I don’t really think so if I’m being honest'
'I think he has and he has the ability to play six at a very high level'
'Crowley was excellent and for me, he's the man to replace Johnny'
Eoin Toolan: Connacht's star man Blade can play his way into Six Nations contention
'They’re really stacked in that back line, Ulster'
'Maybe Flannery gives you more upside and I think it's worth persevering with that'
'There might be teething problems if they revolutionise their defence. But so be it'
'There's going to be so much pressure on Wayne Barnes from a scrum perspective'
'There was a bit of bite to him... he was so aggressive in his intent'