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'I really think Ringrose is a strong option' - Picking the 2021 Lions centre pairing
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'I really think Ringrose is a strong option' - Picking the 2021 Lions centre pairing

May 7th 2020, 5:09 PM 22,447 Views 53 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly saw the lads choose their midfields and back threes.

Irish starter looking unlikely as The42 Rugby Weekly panel pick their Lions back rows for 2021
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Irish starter looking unlikely as The42 Rugby Weekly panel pick their Lions back rows for 2021

Updated Apr 30th 2020, 9:00 PM 16,417 Views 32 Comments

Darren Cave, Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella also selected their starting and travelling half-backs on today’s episode, available on all usual platforms.

Sinckler over Furlong and no Ryan in starting XV: Assembling the Lions front five for 2021
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Sinckler over Furlong and no Ryan in starting XV: Assembling the Lions front five for 2021

Apr 23rd 2020, 5:00 PM 34,741 Views 41 Comments

Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella join Gavan Casey to select their respective Lions tight fives just over a year out from the tour to South Africa.

'He said: 'Why can you sprint when I blow the whistle but you can't sprint to chase a kick when you're tired?''
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'He said: 'Why can you sprint when I blow the whistle but you can't sprint to chase a kick when you're tired?''

Apr 9th 2020, 6:27 PM 14,567 Views 6 Comments

Darren Cave gives Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey an insight into how Dan McFarland has transformed Ulster.

'It was affecting me turning up the radio in the car... It was painful picking my kids up, changing nappies'
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'It was affecting me turning up the radio in the car... It was painful picking my kids up, changing nappies'

Mar 27th 2020, 8:01 PM 68,431 Views 4 Comments

Mike Sherry makes his debut on The42 Rugby Weekly to give his assessment of where Munster stand under Johann van Graan, and reflect on his decision to retire at 31.

Who is the best-ever import into Irish rugby from abroad?
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Who is the best-ever import into Irish rugby from abroad?

Mar 19th 2020, 2:11 PM 21,270 Views 58 Comments

This week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly found the lads in unanimous agreement.

Why are so many Irish players turning their backs on club rugby after U20s?
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Why are so many Irish players turning their backs on club rugby after U20s?

Mar 5th 2020, 5:24 PM 13,657 Views 20 Comments

Detachment, a lack of fun, and getting balled out of it in the pissing rain: Murray Kinsella and Bernard Jackman discuss Irish amateur rugby’s recruitment problem.

Is Ireland's rugby media too extreme, too harsh, or too soft?
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Is Ireland's rugby media too extreme, too harsh, or too soft?

Feb 27th 2020, 5:38 PM 25,632 Views 143 Comments

Bernard Jackman gave his view on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

‘Ireland are groping around a bit in the dark searching for cohesion’
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‘Ireland are groping around a bit in the dark searching for cohesion’

Feb 20th 2020, 4:16 PM 12,617 Views 11 Comments

Andy Dunne and Murray Kinsella examine the key issues in forensic detail ahead of this Sunday’s showdown in Twickenham between Ireland and England.

'I have to be making sure I'm getting the right deal' - Conway open-minded as contract expiry looms
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'I have to be making sure I'm getting the right deal' - Conway open-minded as contract expiry looms

Feb 13th 2020, 9:29 PM 30,861 Views 48 Comments

The Munster wing signed a two-year deal in 2018, but has become a more regular fixture in the Ireland setup since.

'We've got lads who can do both and I just don't think Stander is one of them'
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'We've got lads who can do both and I just don't think Stander is one of them'

Jan 30th 2020, 8:03 PM 46,894 Views 110 Comments

Andy Dunne wants to see Ireland look for more from their back row forwards.

Jackman on Saracens: How much is enough, and how much do you want to destroy them?
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Jackman on Saracens: How much is enough, and how much do you want to destroy them?

Jan 23rd 2020, 6:08 PM 12,804 Views 28 Comments

‘If Nigel Wray wanted to hide this, do you not think he could have hidden it better?’

'He knows what it takes not just to address a dressing room, but to be a young guy who gets his chance'
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'He knows what it takes not just to address a dressing room, but to be a young guy who gets his chance'

Jan 16th 2020, 5:24 PM 24,146 Views 10 Comments

Garry Doyle, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey broke down Andy Farrell’s Six Nations squad selection on Thursday’s Rugby Weekly.

'Munster need to take a deep breath and be given a year or two to develop'
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'Munster need to take a deep breath and be given a year or two to develop'

Jan 9th 2020, 5:00 PM 21,027 Views 62 Comments

Speaking on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly, Andy Dunne urged people to be patient.

'The amount of scanning he does before he gets to the breakdown is phenomenal'
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'The amount of scanning he does before he gets to the breakdown is phenomenal'

Dec 12th 2019, 5:00 PM 19,181 Views 10 Comments

Ulster’s John Cooney has been a class apart this season.

'It's easy to throw Joe under the bus, everybody has to take responsibility'
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'It's easy to throw Joe under the bus, everybody has to take responsibility'

Dec 5th 2019, 3:30 PM 9,337 Views 30 Comments

Ireland players felt constricted by tension and their coach’s control in 2019, but player-led teams is by no means a new concept.

'Munster have less of a chance of winning something today than they had last week'
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'Munster have less of a chance of winning something today than they had last week'

Nov 28th 2019, 5:00 PM 23,415 Views 35 Comments

Bernard Jackman has fears that Alby Mathewson’s departure will affect Munster’s trophy chances.

'If he feels that Johnny's got an easy ride in, he'll be banging on Leo and Stuart's door'
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'If he feels that Johnny's got an easy ride in, he'll be banging on Leo and Stuart's door'

Nov 14th 2019, 5:41 PM 14,439 Views 20 Comments

Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella explore the potential benefits of the World Cup for Ireland’s provinces.

'He will be much in demand, particularly if he's a World Cup winner'
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'He will be much in demand, particularly if he's a World Cup winner'

Oct 31st 2019, 8:00 PM 28,408 Views 5 Comments

Felix Jones has put himself in the best position to soak up a wealth of coaching knowledge.

Andy Dunne: Ireland need to make sacrifices during Six Nations or shut up about World Cups
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Andy Dunne: Ireland need to make sacrifices during Six Nations or shut up about World Cups

Oct 24th 2019, 5:19 PM 36,329 Views 55 Comments

‘How about we stop relying on guys who aren’t playing well? At least give guys a kick up the arse.’

The lineout duel: New Zealand's quick-draw throws can be disrupted by Ireland
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The lineout duel: New Zealand's quick-draw throws can be disrupted by Ireland

Oct 17th 2019, 4:36 PM 8,346 Views 11 Comments

Ireland can throw New Zealand off kilter by slowing them down at lineout time, says Andy Dunne.

'Joe Schmidt will have an array of plays ready for this New Zealand defence'
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'Joe Schmidt will have an array of plays ready for this New Zealand defence'

Oct 14th 2019, 5:54 PM 29,114 Views 52 Comments

Murray Kinsella and Eoin Toolan look ahead to Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against the All Blacks.

Ireland's style of play coming at a cost in humidity, but could still work in their favour
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Ireland's style of play coming at a cost in humidity, but could still work in their favour

Oct 7th 2019, 9:30 PM 41,263 Views 35 Comments

‘If that humidity does drop and Ireland can be really, really accurate with the ball… I don’t see why reverting back to that won’t draw success for them.’

A pack of problems: Are Ireland's forwards failing to match the intensity of the backs?
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A pack of problems: Are Ireland's forwards failing to match the intensity of the backs?

Oct 4th 2019, 6:31 PM 19,275 Views 10 Comments

Today’s podcast suggests that the back are actually performing pretty well in Japan but are being let down by the pack.

Understanding where Ireland came up short against Japan and the battle to keep their World Cup hopes alive
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Understanding where Ireland came up short against Japan and the battle to keep their World Cup hopes alive

Sep 30th 2019, 8:05 PM 10,882 Views 14 Comments

Murray Kinsella and Eoin Toolan sat down in Japan to break down where it all fell apart.

Jackman backs Kleyn to start Ireland's World Cup opener ahead of Henderson
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Jackman backs Kleyn to start Ireland's World Cup opener ahead of Henderson

Sep 9th 2019, 6:07 PM 14,662 Views 65 Comments

‘He’s going to get better as you have to remember it’s only his third Test.’

'A success would be getting into a semi-final... But that quarter-final is the big hurdle'
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'A success would be getting into a semi-final... But that quarter-final is the big hurdle'

Sep 5th 2019, 7:36 PM 5,671 Views 3 Comments

Murray Kinsella, Bernard Jackman and Gavan Casey discuss Ireland’s World Cup prospects 15 days out from the tournament.

'We've criticised Schmidt for not taking risks in the past and that's what he's doing'
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'We've criticised Schmidt for not taking risks in the past and that's what he's doing'

Sep 2nd 2019, 7:20 PM 9,379 Views 39 Comments

Murray Kinsella joined Gavan Casey, Ryan Bailey and Sean Farrell in The42 Rugby Weekly studio following Ireland’s squad announcement.

'The tea leaves say he's going' - Will Kleyn's inclusion keep Beirne from the World Cup squad?
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'The tea leaves say he's going' - Will Kleyn's inclusion keep Beirne from the World Cup squad?

Aug 15th 2019, 9:30 PM 27,448 Views 91 Comments

On this week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly, Gavan, Murray and Bernard Jackman look at each of the 15 positions and pick out the candidates that they would bring to the World Cup.

New Zealand or South Africa in the quarters? Thanks to Rassie, there's no longer an easier option
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New Zealand or South Africa in the quarters? Thanks to Rassie, there's no longer an easier option

Aug 8th 2019, 9:30 PM 27,777 Views 51 Comments

Bernard Jackman explains how the former Munster boss has turned things around in his native land.

'Kearney was really in no position to contest the ball': Leinster get the benefit of any doubt on replay
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'Kearney was really in no position to contest the ball': Leinster get the benefit of any doubt on replay

May 27th 2019, 7:55 PM 39,766 Views 41 Comments

Faraway screens just might have helped Rob Kearney avoid a red in Glasgow.

Would ex-England coach Rowntree be a good appointment for Munster?
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Would ex-England coach Rowntree be a good appointment for Munster?

May 23rd 2019, 3:31 PM 11,841 Views 47 Comments

Gavan Casey, Ryan Bailey and Andy Dunne discussed whether he would be a good fit at the province on The42 Rugby Weekly.

'Agents are realising, actually Irish players are a pretty valuable commodity'
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'Agents are realising, actually Irish players are a pretty valuable commodity'

May 16th 2019, 8:05 PM 30,921 Views 9 Comments

After Conán O’Donnell’s Super Rugby debut, Murray Kinsella and Andy Dunne wondered which other Irish players would thrive down south.

'I'd question how this was allowed happen. It has played out incredibly badly'
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'I'd question how this was allowed happen. It has played out incredibly badly'

May 9th 2019, 6:43 PM 20,416 Views 73 Comments

Bernard Jackman discussed the departure of Munster coaches Felix Jones and Jerry Flannery on The42 Rugby Weekly.

Could Stockdale offer something different as Ireland's next fullback?
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Could Stockdale offer something different as Ireland's next fullback?

Apr 18th 2019, 7:07 PM 24,689 Views 65 Comments

Murray Kinsella and Andy Dunne discussed the merits of having an attacking fullback after Stockdale’s appearance at 15 last weekend.

'We need to get away from the days of signing bit-part players from other teams'
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'We need to get away from the days of signing bit-part players from other teams'

Updated Apr 4th 2019, 9:33 PM 32,168 Views 31 Comments

Rory Best has described the acquisition of Jack McGrath as a statement signing from Ulster.

'The scope for him to improve even further at Munster is really exciting'
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'The scope for him to improve even further at Munster is really exciting'

Mar 28th 2019, 10:00 PM 20,316 Views 29 Comments

Joey Carbery’s contract extension was discussed by Murray Kinsella and Bernard Jackman on this week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

Is John Fogarty the perfect fit as Andy Farrell's Ireland scrum coach?
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Is John Fogarty the perfect fit as Andy Farrell's Ireland scrum coach?

Mar 28th 2019, 6:02 PM 8,094 Views 15 Comments

The former hooker has been heavily linked with a role on Farrell’s coaching ticket.

'There are multiple relatively easy fixes' but approach must change for Ireland
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'There are multiple relatively easy fixes' but approach must change for Ireland

Mar 21st 2019, 4:35 PM 10,868 Views 28 Comments

Players respond to freedom, says Andy Dunne on this week’s podcast.

Cardiff cauldron is Beirne's opportunity to force his way into World Cup plans
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Cardiff cauldron is Beirne's opportunity to force his way into World Cup plans

Mar 14th 2019, 6:59 PM 5,920 Views 14 Comments

Tadhg Beirne needs to seize his Six Nations debut, Bernard Jackman says.