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#Tactics

From The42 'We're mixing it up' - Ireland steer clear of box kicks for now Tactics

'We're mixing it up' - Ireland steer clear of box kicks for now

Joe Schmidt’s team have been experimenting with exits from their own 22.

From The42 Ireland defend themselves after Wallabies question 'blocking' tactics Escorting

Ireland defend themselves after Wallabies question 'blocking' tactics

‘We didn’t feel like we did anything that any other team in the world isn’t doing.’

From The42 Schmidt seals status as Ireland's greatest ever coach with Grand Slam success Mastermind

Schmidt seals status as Ireland's greatest ever coach with Grand Slam success

The Ireland head coach’s class told once again as his side delivered a controlled performance.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland show typically clinical edge from close-range against Scots Tactics

Schmidt's Ireland show typically clinical edge from close-range against Scots

The close-range set-pieces were crucial for Ireland as they set up a Grand Slam shot.

From The42 Video analysis: Schmidt's set-piece strikes and the "new breed" of Irish forward Tactics

Video analysis: Schmidt's set-piece strikes and the "new breed" of Irish forward

The November Tests were extremely encouraging for Ireland from an attacking point of view.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's poor preparation and tactics costs them against Denmark Woe This post contains videos

Analysis: Ireland's poor preparation and tactics costs them against Denmark

The Boys in Green’s World Cup dream died in humiliating fashion at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday.

From The42 'I was feeling that I need my bench but we had no bench' - Mourinho Excuses

'I was feeling that I need my bench but we had no bench' - Mourinho

The Red Devils boss also had a pop at his Liverpool counterpart after today’s 0-0 draw.

From The42 Analysis: How Down can get at Tyrone, the Red Hand's speedy counter-attack and the kick-out battle Tactics

Analysis: How Down can get at Tyrone, the Red Hand's speedy counter-attack and the kick-out battle

3 key tactical questions ahead of today’s Ulster final showdown between Tyrone and Down.

From The42 Finally, the rugby can do the real talking on this Lions tour Tactics

Finally, the rugby can do the real talking on this Lions tour

Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen have an intriguing tactical battle ahead.

From The42 Analysis: What will the first Test between the Lions and All Blacks look like? Tactics

Analysis: What will the first Test between the Lions and All Blacks look like?

Murray Kinsella takes a look at the key areas in today’s clash at Eden Park.

From The42 No surprises from the Lions' 'washing machine' but a major step forward Tactics

No surprises from the Lions' 'washing machine' but a major step forward

The Crusaders were frustrated to get drawn into a kicking battle, but the Lions’ class showed.

From The42 'There is still a deep-rooted superiority complex with English football' Interview This post contains videos

'There is still a deep-rooted superiority complex with English football'

Football journalist Michael Cox chats to The42 about the evolution of tactics in the Premier League era.

From The42 'I want them to express themselves' - Gatland backs Lions to bring x-factor Warrenball

'I want them to express themselves' - Gatland backs Lions to bring x-factor

The Lions boss has split the tour into two parts in his planning.

From The42 Analysis: What will today's Pro12 final between Munster and Scarlets look like? Tactics

Analysis: What will today's Pro12 final between Munster and Scarlets look like?

The title decider at the Aviva Stadium should be an intriguing clash.

From The42 Attack, attack, attack - Mourinho's transformed Man Utd must not repeat Anfield Alamo act Tactics

Attack, attack, attack - Mourinho's transformed Man Utd must not repeat Anfield Alamo act

The Red Devils boss was criticised for being defensive against Jurgen Klopp’s men last time, only to see the attack change their season since then.

From The42 'If we do the same things we did last year, we won't be in the top six' Only The Start

'If we do the same things we did last year, we won't be in the top six'

Pat Lam’s Connacht know they will have to bring new attacking ideas into the mix.

From The42 Analysis: Australia's 1-3-3-1 shape looking to drag England series back Tactics

Analysis: Australia's 1-3-3-1 shape looking to drag England series back

Michael Cheika’s side are extremely difficult to defend against.

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: Stander's red, playmaking Marshall and Ireland without Sexton Tactics This post contains videos

The42 Rugby Show: Stander's red, playmaking Marshall and Ireland without Sexton

Johne Murphy joined Murray Kinsella to look back on an historic weekend for Irish rugby.

From The42 Schmidt's biggest challenge yet is also an opportunity for Ireland Tactics

Schmidt's biggest challenge yet is also an opportunity for Ireland

There are many fascinating elements to today’s clash with the Springboks.

From The42 Analysis: Connacht's 2-4-2 a symbol of their collective drive under Lam Tactics

Analysis: Connacht's 2-4-2 a symbol of their collective drive under Lam

We take a look at the unity behind the western province’s continuing rise.

From The42 'Leicester players were afraid of Italian tactics' Looking Back

'Leicester players were afraid of Italian tactics'

The Foxes, who are now title favourites after beating Man City on Saturday, made a pre-season pact with Claudio Ranieri.

From The42 Schmidt: 'The game plan in the World Cup, I thought, served us really well' Tactics

Schmidt: 'The game plan in the World Cup, I thought, served us really well'

The Ireland head coach says his side don’t have just one set of tactics.

From The42 Analysis: Foley's Munster hit a new low with capitulation in Paris Failure

Analysis: Foley's Munster hit a new low with capitulation in Paris

Anthony Foley’s side were comprehensively beaten by 14-man Stade Français.

From The42 Munster's game plan won't change as Murray looks to ease fans' frustration Tactics

Munster's game plan won't change as Murray looks to ease fans' frustration

The 26-year-old doesn’t think Ian Keatley needs special treatment this week.

From The42 'We know that Joe's game plans are going to work' - Ireland firm in belief PlayBook

'We know that Joe's game plans are going to work' - Ireland firm in belief

Ian Madigan is excited for Ireland to unleash some of the plays they have been holding back.

From The42 Celta Vigo used some pretty unsophisticated tactics to stop Suarez last night Robust

Celta Vigo used some pretty unsophisticated tactics to stop Suarez last night

Barca were on the end of a rare 4-1 defeat in La Liga last night

From The42 The Warriors and Rockets are going 'full small ball', and it's creating fascinating NBA chess Hoops
From The42 Analysis: Munster and the Chiefs do damage with open-play mauls Tactics

Analysis: Munster and the Chiefs do damage with open-play mauls

There were tries from the clever ploy in both the Pro12 and Super Rugby last weekend.

From The42 'Mickey Harte can f*** off and play behind closed doors if you're not in the business of entertainment' Destroying The Game

'Mickey Harte can f*** off and play behind closed doors if you're not in the business of entertainment'

Joe Brolly believes negative tactics in Gaelic football are destroying the game.

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

Analysis: Intelligent Chiefs push the boundaries by refusing the ruck

This just doesn’t look right on first viewing.

From The42 Analysis: 5 keys if Joe Schmidt's Ireland are to beat France in Dublin Tactical Preview

Analysis: 5 keys if Joe Schmidt's Ireland are to beat France in Dublin

We look at the kicking game, Bastareaud, the breakdown, France’s maul and Camille Lopez.

From The42 Analysis: Munster's O'Donnell announces Ireland arrival with superb try Stepping Up

Analysis: Munster's O'Donnell announces Ireland arrival with superb try

The openside flanker was on the end of a sweeping Ireland attack to seal victory for Joe Schmidt’s side in Rome.

From The42 Ruck speed remains Leinster's lifeblood but wastefulness in 22 is an issue Red Zone

Ruck speed remains Leinster's lifeblood but wastefulness in 22 is an issue

Hooker Sean Cronin details how Matt O’Connor’s side can be more prolific in the ‘red zone’.

From The42 'We didn't talk much about tactics' - Lam on what was said to inspire Connacht's revival Gameplan

'We didn't talk much about tactics' - Lam on what was said to inspire Connacht's revival

The coach also praised Matt Healy for his stunning individual try.

From The42 Anatomy of a goal: Analysing Shaun Maloney's winner Breakdown

Anatomy of a goal: Analysing Shaun Maloney's winner

It was a terrific finish from the Scottish midfielder but Martin O’Neill will be livid with the Irish players’ role in it.

From The42 Henk ten Cate: 'Part of forming a young player is playing them' Interview

Henk ten Cate: 'Part of forming a young player is playing them'

The former Barcelona and Chelsea assistant coach talks exclusively to TheScore.ie about educating players and why he thinks Louis van Gaal is the best coach.

From The42 'If it's on, we will play' - Leinster looking to find next gear against Wasps Tactics

'If it's on, we will play' - Leinster looking to find next gear against Wasps

Head coach Matt O’Connor is hopeful that his players hit the right emotional pitch at the RDS.

From The42 Bernard Brogan: 'I wouldn't be the biggest fan of Jim McGuinness' style of football' Clash Of Styles

Bernard Brogan: 'I wouldn't be the biggest fan of Jim McGuinness' style of football'

The former Player of the Year respects the ex-Donegal boss’

From The42 Where will Januzaj feature under Van Gaal? Tactics

Where will Januzaj feature under Van Gaal?

The youngster launched his Premier League career with two fine goals against Sunderland last October, but life is different under the club’s new Dutch coach

From The42 Brian Cuthbert: 'Teams can't afford to play a style of football that doesn't suit them' Tactics

Brian Cuthbert: 'Teams can't afford to play a style of football that doesn't suit them'

The Cork boss says just copying Dublin won’t do any good without the type of player they have.

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