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#Scrum

'It's big boy rugby, isn't it?' - DJ Furlong fired up for the Springboks
# First Test
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# First Test

'It's big boy rugby, isn't it?' - DJ Furlong fired up for the Springboks

Jul 19th 2021, 12:28 PM 11,623 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland tighthead prop is relishing the set-piece battle this weekend.

Andy Farrell's Ireland show promise but hard work is still ahead
# Review
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# Review

Andy Farrell's Ireland show promise but hard work is still ahead

Mar 24th 2021, 7:52 AM 13,139 Views 3 Comments

The lineout and scrum were superb during this championship but there’s lots of work to do elsewhere.

'Unfortunately, Connacht just made the wrong decision in this case'
# Endgame
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# Endgame

'Unfortunately, Connacht just made the wrong decision in this case'

Jan 11th 2021, 3:20 PM 11,063 Views 5 Comments

The final scrum offered Andy Friend’s men a 15v13 chance to win late on against Munster.

'He’s probably my bodyguard! Have you seen the size of that lad?'
# Physicality
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# Physicality

'He’s probably my bodyguard! Have you seen the size of that lad?'

Nov 20th 2020, 10:11 AM 40,164 Views 14 Comments

Connacht lock Quinn Roux is aiming to help Ireland win the set-piece battle against England.

What Leinster have changed since Saracens' demolition job of their scrum
# Harsh Lessons
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# Harsh Lessons

What Leinster have changed since Saracens' demolition job of their scrum

Nov 12th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,511 Views 8 Comments

Robin McBryde explains what the province learned from that disappointing day.

'I've spent a third of my life in Ireland, we're so happy having a place to call home'
# Family Man
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# Family Man

'I've spent a third of my life in Ireland, we're so happy having a place to call home'

Sep 27th 2020, 9:00 AM 20,126 Views 8 Comments

These are exciting times on and off the pitch for Connacht and Ireland lock Quinn Roux.

'That competitiveness between two world-class tightheads is great'
# Prop Life
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# Prop Life

'That competitiveness between two world-class tightheads is great'

Aug 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,776 Views 2 Comments

Leinster prop Tadhg Furlong is close to returning from a minor back issue.

'Without the Munster fans, we are nothing. Without them, we play for nothing'
# Freddie
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# Freddie

'Without the Munster fans, we are nothing. Without them, we play for nothing'

Apr 8th 2020, 9:25 PM 38,341 Views 28 Comments

Freddie Pucciariello won two Heineken Cups and a Magners League with the southern province.

Ireland dismiss 'strange' Welsh complaints over Furlong's scrummaging
# Legal
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# Legal

Ireland dismiss 'strange' Welsh complaints over Furlong's scrummaging

Feb 20th 2020, 1:00 AM 7,917 Views 5 Comments

The tighthead prop’s set-piece work was questioned by Wales forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys.

'We're confident we can beat them' - Japan have a plan for Ireland
# Belief
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# Belief

'We're confident we can beat them' - Japan have a plan for Ireland

Sep 24th 2019, 7:43 AM 10,863 Views 16 Comments

The Japanese squad have done their homework on Joe Schmidt’s squad.

Analysis: Springboks' clever scrum attacks echo Schmidt's plays
# Smarts
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# Smarts

Analysis: Springboks' clever scrum attacks echo Schmidt's plays

Jul 22nd 2019, 8:47 PM 23,733 Views 30 Comments

Pieter-Steph du Toit made two similar linebreaks in the Boks’ win over the Wallabies.

'At the start I was actually going into the scrum myself!': Ross making his impact felt
# Taking The Positives
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# Taking The Positives

'At the start I was actually going into the scrum myself!': Ross making his impact felt

Feb 5th 2019, 6:45 AM 9,039 Views 1 Comment

The performance of the scrum was one positive aspect of Ireland Women’s heavy Six Nations defeat to England on Friday.

Ireland's pack 'want to go after teams' as November shows destructive side
# Dominant
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# Dominant

Ireland's pack 'want to go after teams' as November shows destructive side

Jan 30th 2019, 8:30 AM 19,549 Views 3 Comments

Simon Easterby’s charges took Argentina and New Zealand apart at scrum time.

'That is the ambition': Leinster scrum coach Fogarty ready to step up if Ireland come calling
# Vacancy
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# Vacancy

'That is the ambition': Leinster scrum coach Fogarty ready to step up if Ireland come calling

Dec 18th 2018, 1:59 AM 6,976 Views 23 Comments

Greg Feek will join Joe Schmidt through Ireland’s exit door after next year’s World Cup.

'It was the greatest cleanout I've ever seen, and I've seen a few cleanouts in my time'
# Ruck Hit
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# Ruck Hit

'It was the greatest cleanout I've ever seen, and I've seen a few cleanouts in my time'

Jun 17th 2018, 1:00 PM 64,823 Views 38 Comments

Rob Kearney is confident Ireland can produce one last big effort in their ‘final’ against the Wallabies.

Schmidt backs 'good scrummaging hooker' Scannell, with Cronin missing out From The42

Schmidt backs 'good scrummaging hooker' Scannell, with Cronin missing out

Jun 14th 2018, 7:40 AM 14,267 Views 57 Comments

The Leinster hooker is absent from the matchday 23 for the second Test against the Wallabies.

2012 a fading memory as Irish rugby delivers major scrum progress
# Front Row Union
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# Front Row Union

2012 a fading memory as Irish rugby delivers major scrum progress

Feb 20th 2018, 7:15 AM 12,561 Views 32 Comments

Ireland U20s scrum specialist Ambrose Conboy is working with the next generation of front rows.

Analysis: Conor Murray's lineout and Munster's clever set-piece attack
# Strike Plays
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# Strike Plays

Analysis: Conor Murray's lineout and Munster's clever set-piece attack

Jan 8th 2018, 9:30 PM 35,010 Views 21 Comments

We’ve broken down some of the province’s best efforts from scrum and lineout in recent weeks.

'I'd like to think she's looking down, smiling down at me. That I'm doing her proud'
# Ports
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# Ports

'I'd like to think she's looking down, smiling down at me. That I'm doing her proud'

Nov 29th 2017, 8:05 AM 40,799 Views 9 Comments

Leinster and Ireland prop Andrew Porter on why the passing of his Mum has been a driving factor in his career.

How different is professional rugby to the good old days of amateurism?
# Analysis
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# Analysis

How different is professional rugby to the good old days of amateurism?

Jan 30th 2017, 8:00 AM 39,414 Views 32 Comments

We’ve taken a look at the Ireland v Scotland games from the 1995 Five Nations and 2016 Six Nations.

War of words between Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones continues as England's scrum criticised
# Best Of Enemies
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# Best Of Enemies

War of words between Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones continues as England's scrum criticised

Nov 29th 2016, 11:44 AM 8,992 Views 7 Comments

The England boss. riled his native Australia by calling for a pre-match meeting with referee Jaco Peper.

Analysis: Connacht's pack beautifully cohesive to demolish the Scarlets
# Unit
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# Unit

Analysis: Connacht's pack beautifully cohesive to demolish the Scarlets

Feb 1st 2016, 3:48 PM 9,319 Views 10 Comments

Pat Lam’s men hammered the Welsh side at scrum and maul.

Leinster's Healy striving for peak fitness with McGrath keeping pressure on
# Refresher
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# Refresher

Leinster's Healy striving for peak fitness with McGrath keeping pressure on

Dec 3rd 2015, 7:00 AM 6,039 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland and Leinster prop benefited from some down time last week.

'He was crawling through the middle and I was thinking, 'what is this guy doing?'
# Super Mario
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# Super Mario

'He was crawling through the middle and I was thinking, 'what is this guy doing?'

Oct 24th 2015, 7:30 AM 9,613 Views 1 Comment

Former Pumas hooker Mario Ledesma has transformed the Australian scrum.

'The fire is starting to burn, Cian Healy wants that jersey back'
# Number 1
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# Number 1

'The fire is starting to burn, Cian Healy wants that jersey back'

Sep 30th 2015, 6:20 PM 11,263 Views 5 Comments

Jack McGrath has barely put a foot wrong since taking over as Ireland’s loosehead, but the man they call Church brings something else entirely.

The tragic tale of Max Brito -- the Ivorian player paralysed at the 1995 Rugby World Cup
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

The tragic tale of Max Brito -- the Ivorian player paralysed at the 1995 Rugby World Cup

Sep 17th 2015, 12:00 PM 14,153 Views 5 Comments

One 24-year-old winger’s life was altered irrevocably just over 20 years ago during a match with Tonga.

Cheika's Wallabies lay down World Cup marker with win over All Blacks
# Contenders
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# Contenders

Cheika's Wallabies lay down World Cup marker with win over All Blacks

Aug 8th 2015, 1:15 PM 10,411 Views 13 Comments

A brilliant second-half display saw the Australians emerge as fully deserving Rugby Championship victors.

Analysis: All Blacks scrum showed its weakness against South Africa
# Weakness
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# Weakness

Analysis: All Blacks scrum showed its weakness against South Africa

Jul 29th 2015, 9:20 AM 10,092 Views 9 Comments

Tony Woodcock showed on Saturday that he’s there for the taking

Wallabies engage Argentinian 'scrum doctor' ahead of World Cup
# Hiring
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# Hiring

Wallabies engage Argentinian 'scrum doctor' ahead of World Cup

Jul 21st 2015, 8:45 AM 5,450 Views 1 Comment

Australia’s scrum struggled at times against South Africa at the weekend.

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Video: Tesco shoppers filmed fighting over reduced-price meat

Jun 19th 2015, 8:00 PM 45,278 Views 75 Comments

It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘bargain hunting’.

Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle
# Scrum Wars
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# Scrum Wars

Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle

May 27th 2015, 6:00 PM 5,113 Views 3 Comments

Munster’s tightheads will be key players on Saturday

Munster secure BJ Botha until after World Cup on new six-month contract
# Wily Operator
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# Wily Operator

Munster secure BJ Botha until after World Cup on new six-month contract

Mar 11th 2015, 3:17 PM 5,397 Views 17 Comments

The province have also announced deals for Niall Scannell and Kevin O’Byrne.

Jack McGrath: 'I think I’m pretty light compared to 155 kilos!'
# Size
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# Size

Jack McGrath: 'I think I’m pretty light compared to 155 kilos!'

Feb 13th 2015, 7:00 AM 8,323 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland loosehead says France pose a particular physical challenge at scrum time.

'Boks stay bashful about scrum chances while trusting Pollard to fire up the back-line
# No Scrum No Win
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# No Scrum No Win

'Boks stay bashful about scrum chances while trusting Pollard to fire up the back-line

Nov 5th 2014, 7:30 AM 3,699 Views 0 Comments

South Africa are in rude health, while Joe Schmidt could conceivably have to make do without his entire first-choice front row.

Sebastian Chabal has fun with mála to explain what props do in the scrum
# Pause And Engage
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# Pause And Engage

Sebastian Chabal has fun with mála to explain what props do in the scrum

Oct 2nd 2014, 11:08 AM 3,056 Views 3 Comments

Nope, us neither.

We'll learn a hell of a lot being in the cauldron of Argentina - Greg Feek
# Scrums
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# Scrums

We'll learn a hell of a lot being in the cauldron of Argentina - Greg Feek

May 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 4,172 Views 3 Comments

Ireland’s scrum coach is happy with the progress made this season, but recognises that more growth is required.

Gibbes confident that 'hungry, motivated and self-driven' Leinster will improve
# Succession
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# Succession

Gibbes confident that 'hungry, motivated and self-driven' Leinster will improve

May 15th 2014, 8:30 AM 2,343 Views 2 Comments

The Kiwi forwards coach believes in Leo Cullen’s ability to replace him at the province next season.

'Do you want to let Alain Rolland know that?' - Penney's pride in Munster scrum
# HCup
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# HCup

'Do you want to let Alain Rolland know that?' - Penney's pride in Munster scrum

Apr 2nd 2014, 8:00 AM 14,822 Views 33 Comments

The province’s Kiwi head coach is confident his forwards can deal with the ‘behemoth’ Toulouse pack this weekend.

Analysis: How did Ireland win the Six Nations? (Part 1)
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Analysis: How did Ireland win the Six Nations? (Part 1)

Mar 21st 2014, 10:00 AM 19,324 Views 25 Comments

Using videos and GIFs, we’ve examined some of the elements that went into Joe Schmidt’s men being crowned champions.

'We've gathered some real respect from the other teams' - John Plumtree
# Forward Thinking
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# Forward Thinking

'We've gathered some real respect from the other teams' - John Plumtree

Mar 6th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,020 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland forwards coach is calling on his pack to finish off the Six Nations with two more powerful performances.

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