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The42 Rugby Weekly: This Lions tour... is it just wrong?
Murray Kinsella, Bernard Jackman and Gavan Casey break down the biggest talking points in the game.
The life of an Irish coach abroad, Japan's Lions Test, and 50/22 goes international
On the latest pod: Ireland’s Sevens success, the introduction of the 50/22 law at Test level, Noel McNamara’s move to the Sharks, and three massive games this weekend.
Rugby Weekly Extra: Ireland reach the Olympics and the U20s show potential
Eoin Toolan and Murray Kinsella broke down the weekend’s action on today’s pod for members of The42.
'I would love to see young and experienced players go back into a boosted AIL'
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly included discussion of domestic rugby’s place in the pyramid.
The42 Rugby Weekly: New era, Ireland's World Cup finds, U20s and Olympics
The latest episode of the pod focuses on the URC, Ireland’s squad, and big weekends for the 7s and U20s.
'It probably illustrates the way Ireland are looking to develop their attack'
Ireland’s out-half situation was discussed on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
The Great Sean O'Brien Debate, plus Nucifora leaves us with more questions than answers
Bernard, Gavan, and Murray dug into the latest news on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.
'There's this kind of hoard mentality for footage of games that have already happened'
Murray Kinsella, Bernard Jackman and Gavan Casey on the need for access to rugby-match footage for fans, online analysts and the growth of the game.
The42 Rugby Weekly: TV coverage, punditry, and the Champions Cup final
Bernard Jackman joined Gavan Casey and Murray Kinsella to discuss working on live games.
'He's ready, I have massive faith in Ross Byrne's ability to deal with pressure'
The 26-year-old gets another big chance with Johnny Sexton missing.
'People in the domestic game are fatigued, lacking a feeling of connection to the professional game'
Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella are concerned that the lifeblood of Irish rugby is being forgotten by its professional stakeholders.
'We're in 2021 and it's not clear to me as a rugby person who's going to drive Irish women's rugby'
Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella gave their thoughts during a difficult week, and after a stop-start few years, for Irish women’s rugby.
'It was one hour from the deadline and we got the paperwork back from Pretoria'
Bernard Jackman gave fascinating insight into rugby recruitment on The42 Rugby Weekly.
Ireland's youngsters have the star quality to elevate and transcend the XVs scene
Look no further than Ballinasloe RFC to see signs of Béibhinn Parsons’ potential influence on women’s rugby, and indeed women’s sport.
'They actually empower the players to do a huge amount of the strategy' - Jackman on Exeter
Rob Baxter and co. have put the weight on their players to beat Leinster this weekend.
'This is one they should have blocked' - Jackman and Kinsella on Munster's signing of Jenkins
Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella believe Johann van Graan’s recruitment of the South African is the wrong move on numerous levels.
Poor calls and strained player-referee relations a challenge for Schmidt after 'black box' weekend
The former Ireland head coach has a serious task on his hands as part of his recently broadened World Rugby role.
In time, Carbery could solve a lot of Ireland's problems without replacing Sexton
Murray Kinsella, Bernard Jackman and Gavan Casey discussed the Munster man’s positional future ahead of his return to action last night.
Fundamental flaws on both sides of the ball stunting Ireland in open play
Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey dissected Ireland’s defeat to France in what turned out to be a bumper pod.
'The problem is the backlog... Some of these lads should be moved on loan'
Bernard Jackman put forward his theory on Ireland’s succession planning at out-half.
'He was obsessed with the breakdown, particularly when he got involved with Schmidt'
Speaking on The42 Rugby Weekly, Mike Sherry and Bernard Jackman detailed what Paul O’Connell will bring to Ireland.
'I spoke to a French agent last week and he was of the opinion that CJ was going to Bordeaux'
Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discussed Irish rugby’s contractual bottleneck on Thursday’s rugby pod.
'The opportunity is going to be lost for some guys who have been late developers'
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly included a discussion on the pandemic’s impact on Irish rugby’s talent pipeline.
How Paul O'Connell might go about resolving Ireland's lineout issues
‘I know the Stade Francais players who worked with him — the forwards — thought he was world-class,’ said Bernard Jackman of O’Connell on The42 Rugby Weekly.
'I'm luckily not suffering from symptoms so I didn't feel it was right to get involved'
Bernard Jackman told The42 Rugby Weekly about his experiences with concussion.
'I think the example of someone having gone away and it not really helping him is JJ'
Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss Ben Healy’s future on The42 Rugby Weekly.
'He seems to be getting pleasure of a sadistic nature from implementing this gameplan'
Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey picked up the pieces – all of them — from Ireland’s defeat at Twickenham on Thursday’s ‘The42 Rugby Weekly’.
Does Johnny Sexton need more support in his role as Ireland captain?
This week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly asked whether the out-half requires more leadership around him.
Jackman: We have to stop blaming individuals and look at Ireland's defensive system
‘All of our back three have had really difficult moments, and they’re moments that don’t show up as much in high-pressure games for their provinces.’
'It was a missed opportunity. It's a result that will nag at the Ireland players'
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra saw the lads dig into events in Paris.
'As soon as he's had a little dip, he's out of the squad completely, which is harsh'
John Cooney’s omission from the Ireland squad was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.
'The Dragons are coming to Leinster confident, which is very unusual'
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly saw the lads previewing the Irish provinces’ new campaigns.
'If Larkham and Felix can't get it out of them, well then maybe they have to look at themselves'
Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella assess Munster’s non-performance during last Friday’s defeat to Leinster.
'Ulster had a different hurdle to overcome during lockdown than anybody else in Ireland'
Bernard Jackman believes the rules around the UK government’s furlough scheme may have left Ulster a couple of weeks behind their rivals.
'People jumping to the conclusion that Carbery is finished - that's nonsense'
Bernard Jackman believes Munster should back their academy out-halves to support JJ Hanrahan.
'Joey is still the key man. If Joey gets fit, then there's a lot you can do'
Bernard Jackman says the out-half can help get the best out of Munster’s new signings.
'Toulouse went back and the skills coach is working more hours than he's ever worked in his life'
Bernard Jackman discussed the provinces’ impending return to training on Thursday’s podcast.
'The Stormers coming to Thomond Park': Would you be in favour of a new-look Pro18?
Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss the very real prospect of South Africa’s Super Rugby franchises joining the Pro14.
'We're all imagining him and Beauden Barrett linking up at 10 and 15'
The lads on The42 Rugby Weekly are very excited about Dan Carter’s return to Kiwi rugby.
'There's potentially an embarrassment of riches for Munster in that position'
Ben Healy, Jack Crowley, and Jake Flannery will all be hoping for senior team action next season.