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#Tackle

How Will Connors' remarkable tackling helped Leinster to shut down Ulster
# Analysis
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# Analysis

How Will Connors' remarkable tackling helped Leinster to shut down Ulster

Aug 31st 2020, 3:00 PM 31,541 Views 20 Comments

The 24-year-old openside flanker was dogged and destructive in defence.

Hard-tackling Caplice thrilled to help Ireland hang tough until Parsons breakaway
# Footwork
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# Footwork

Hard-tackling Caplice thrilled to help Ireland hang tough until Parsons breakaway

Feb 2nd 2020, 6:30 PM 5,556 Views 2 Comments

The talismanic back row put 21 tackles into a phenomenal defensive effort from Ireland.

World Rugby approves law trial to reduce tackle height to the waist
# Tackle Height
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# Tackle Height

World Rugby approves law trial to reduce tackle height to the waist

Aug 8th 2019, 1:00 PM 13,023 Views 14 Comments

Another closed trial will see yellow cards being reviewed while players are in the sin bin.

Munster's try-saving tackler Shane Daly the latest Ireland 7s graduate to impress
# Work Rate
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# Work Rate

Munster's try-saving tackler Shane Daly the latest Ireland 7s graduate to impress

Sep 3rd 2018, 7:30 PM 12,165 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old Cork Con back prevented what looked like a certain Cheetahs try at Thomond Park.

A tackle that shows just how important Tadhg Furlong is to Leinster
# Analysis
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# Analysis

A tackle that shows just how important Tadhg Furlong is to Leinster

Jan 22nd 2018, 8:00 PM 41,036 Views 17 Comments

The Ireland international is ludicrously mobile for a tighthead prop.

'It was definitely high' - McFadden escapes card for hit against Edinburgh
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'It was definitely high' - McFadden escapes card for hit against Edinburgh

Apr 16th 2016, 2:11 PM 8,726 Views 25 Comments

The Leinster wing hammered into Damien Hoyland at the RDS.

This rugby player played on despite a broken nose and captured the internet's heart
# Tough Mudder
# Tough Mudder

This rugby player played on despite a broken nose and captured the internet's heart

Jun 8th 2015, 8:42 AM 7,172 Views 10 Comments

Rugby War Goddess.

Here's why you don't want to be a streaker when Chris Hala'ufia is on the pitch
# Tackle
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# Tackle

Here's why you don't want to be a streaker when Chris Hala'ufia is on the pitch

Apr 26th 2015, 2:34 PM 7,504 Views 1 Comment

If you’d any thoughts of running naked across a rugby field soon, this might change your mind.

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

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

Mar 27th 2015, 11:50 AM 30,900 Views 40 Comments

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

Analysis: Intelligent Chiefs push the boundaries by refusing the ruck
# Innovation
From The42
# Innovation

Analysis: Intelligent Chiefs push the boundaries by refusing the ruck

Mar 26th 2015, 6:30 AM 95,925 Views 24 Comments

This just doesn’t look right on first viewing.

Analysis: What the hell was Sean O'Brien doing to the England maul?
# Contest
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# Contest

Analysis: What the hell was Sean O'Brien doing to the England maul?

Mar 2nd 2015, 7:49 PM 32,230 Views 20 Comments

There was an odd incident in the 22nd minute of play yesterday in Dublin.

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw's try built on foundation of Irish work rate
# Breakdown
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# Breakdown

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw's try built on foundation of Irish work rate

Mar 2nd 2015, 3:00 PM 17,895 Views 11 Comments

We’ve picked apart the build-up to the Connacht man’s wonderful score against England.

Every younger sibling will understand this little cat's toy plight
# Mine
# Mine

Every younger sibling will understand this little cat's toy plight

Feb 18th 2015, 7:36 AM 2,971 Views 0 Comments

What a bitch.

Ex-Cork hurler Sweetnam makes magnificent try-saving tackle for Munster
# Sweets
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# Sweets

Ex-Cork hurler Sweetnam makes magnificent try-saving tackle for Munster

Aug 11th 2014, 12:53 PM 9,300 Views 4 Comments

Fijian sevens player Simeli Taqeya may have regretted his decision to slow up.

Analysis: Ben Smith's extra detail distinguishes his fullback play
# In Form
From The42
# In Form

Analysis: Ben Smith's extra detail distinguishes his fullback play

Jun 17th 2014, 3:22 PM 6,221 Views 6 Comments

The Highlanders player once again showed an intelligent skill to buy his side time at the breakdown.

Lewis Holtby nailed Howard Webb with a crunching tackle in Ledley King's testimonial
# Ooof!
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# Ooof!

Lewis Holtby nailed Howard Webb with a crunching tackle in Ledley King's testimonial

May 13th 2014, 11:11 AM 8,974 Views 8 Comments

Fans at White Hart Lane gave the German midfielder a huge cheer after he took out the man in the middle.

VIDEO: Mathieu Bastareaud levels Talebula after hospital pass
# Smashed
From The42
# Smashed

VIDEO: Mathieu Bastareaud levels Talebula after hospital pass

Apr 14th 2014, 6:36 PM 13,335 Views 3 Comments

Fresh from giving Leinster a battering in the Heineken Cup, the France centre smashed the Bordeaux wing.

23 of the most intense rugby photos in 2013 From The42

23 of the most intense rugby photos in 2013

Dec 25th 2013, 11:00 PM 7,884 Views 1 Comment

Another year of laying it on the line for those vital inches.

VIDEO: Do these antics belong on the rugby pitch?
# Rub It In
From The42
# Rub It In

VIDEO: Do these antics belong on the rugby pitch?

Nov 21st 2013, 11:13 AM 6,327 Views 30 Comments

JP Pietersen smashed David Denton last weekend and proceeded to literally rub his face in the dirt.

Captain America Todd Clever decimates hapless reporter in rugby demo
# Demolition Man
From The42
# Demolition Man

Captain America Todd Clever decimates hapless reporter in rugby demo

Jun 8th 2013, 6:00 PM 4,762 Views 6 Comments

“And this is how you tackle!”

Somebody needs to sit Paul Green down and make him watch this over and over again
# Tackling 101
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# Tackling 101

Somebody needs to sit Paul Green down and make him watch this over and over again

Mar 22nd 2013, 1:15 PM 3,926 Views 8 Comments

It might not be the prettiest way of keeping Zlatan quiet, but we guarantee you it’ll be effective.

VIDEO: Ankle-breaking tackle earns 11-game ban for Nice midfielder
# Naughty List
From The42
# Naughty List

VIDEO: Ankle-breaking tackle earns 11-game ban for Nice midfielder

Mar 7th 2013, 9:40 PM 2,938 Views 1 Comment

WARNING: This challenge is gruesome and shows Jeremy Clement having his ankle snapped.

Meath: Fire service on way to truck blaze on M3
# Fire
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# Fire

Meath: Fire service on way to truck blaze on M3

Jan 11th 2013, 11:54 AM 5,155 Views 5 Comments

Disruptions on the M3 are expected as the fire service tackles the blaze in a bin truck.

Guinness Series: Trimble ready to emulate O'Driscoll and lay body on the line
# Croker Spirit
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# Croker Spirit

Guinness Series: Trimble ready to emulate O'Driscoll and lay body on the line

Nov 7th 2012, 3:18 PM 4,503 Views 6 Comments

The Ulster winger is still rattled by a chastening tour to New Zealand but determined to put things right.

Clipped: Canadian Football chief says yanking long hair is fair game
# Dreadlocked
From The42
# Dreadlocked

Clipped: Canadian Football chief says yanking long hair is fair game

Sep 25th 2012, 2:04 PM 936 Views 1 Comment

“It’s part of the uniform,” reasoned the official. “It’s like tackling a guy by the arm.”

VIDEO: Ashley-Cooper takes two Springboks out at once
# Big Hit
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# Big Hit

VIDEO: Ashley-Cooper takes two Springboks out at once

Sep 10th 2012, 10:00 PM 2,334 Views 2 Comments

The Australian centre pulled off an incredible double tackle in Perth on Saturday.

Rory Best: We need to develop that ruthless Leinster mentality
# Better
From The42
# Better

Rory Best: We need to develop that ruthless Leinster mentality

Aug 22nd 2012, 2:46 PM 796 Views 0 Comments

The Ulster and Ireland hooker talks about the upcoming season, Irish rugby and finding more ‘freaks’ like Stephen Ferris.

As it happened: Chelsea v Manchester City, Community Shield
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

As it happened: Chelsea v Manchester City, Community Shield

Aug 12th 2012, 1:16 PM 7,835 Views 9 Comments

The league winners did battle with the FA Cup holders at Villa Park in the traditional season opener.

Push the Trigger: McAteer says Keane can not let footballing rivalry lie
# Happier Times
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# Happier Times

Push the Trigger: McAteer says Keane can not let footballing rivalry lie

May 30th 2012, 2:01 PM 1,875 Views 5 Comments

“He decided what he wanted to do was the right thing,” said the former Irish international. “He’s got to live with that.”

Barstooler: 5 big talking points from last weekend’s Airtricity League action
# Airtricity League
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# Airtricity League

Barstooler: 5 big talking points from last weekend’s Airtricity League action

May 22nd 2012, 2:06 PM 254 Views 0 Comments

If you’re stuck for something to say when chatting about domestic football, here’s this week’s round-up of semi-intelligent points.

Case closed: FA uphold Kompany red card
# Banned
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# Banned

Case closed: FA uphold Kompany red card

Jan 10th 2012, 3:33 PM 384 Views 2 Comments

Manchester City’s captain will begin his four-match ban with tomorrow’s Carling Cup semi-final first leg against Liverpool.

WATCH: Dawson stops Hopkins in bizarre finish
# Foul Play?
From The42
# Foul Play?

WATCH: Dawson stops Hopkins in bizarre finish

Oct 16th 2011, 12:23 PM 482 Views 2 Comments

For the first time in his career, 46-year-old Bernard Hopkins was stopped last night. It wasn’t a punch that did for him, though.

Huge hit forces van der Merwe to take the weekend off
# Bam!
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# Bam!

Huge hit forces van der Merwe to take the weekend off

Apr 12th 2011, 4:47 PM 400 Views 0 Comments

WATCH: Crusaders’ Owen Franks smashes Bulls flanker Flip van der Merwe during last weekend’s Super Rugby clash.