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From The42 Has the scrum become a blight on modern rugby? Thinkpiece

Has the scrum become a blight on modern rugby?

What is supposed to be a means of re-starting the game after one team makes a mistake has somehow evolved into an interminable wait, write Whiff of Cordite.

From The42 Munster have 'returned to traditional values' this season, but Clermont didn't seem to care Limited Gameplan

Munster have 'returned to traditional values' this season, but Clermont didn't seem to care

Whiff of Cordite says that Munster might need a broader game plan when they travel to Clermont.

From The42 Schmidt needs a good second season bounce in the cold November rain Opinion

Schmidt needs a good second season bounce in the cold November rain

Here’s Whiff of Cordite’s take on the lay of the land as a depleted Ireland face up to Tests against South Africa and Australia.

From The42 Opinion: Whatever way you look at it, Sexton would be money well spent by the IRFU Whiff Of Cordite

Opinion: Whatever way you look at it, Sexton would be money well spent by the IRFU

Getting Ireland’s most important player back into the fold in time for the World Cup is excellent business.

From The42 Diana Ross, NFL in LA and the All Blacks; the week’s best sportswriting Best Reads

Diana Ross, NFL in LA and the All Blacks; the week’s best sportswriting

There are also articles on Leinster’s season and the world of Brazil’s ‘Organizadas’.

From The42 Whiff of Cordite: We need to talk about POM On Your 6

Whiff of Cordite: We need to talk about POM

The Munster blindside (openside, number eight, lock and wing) has divided opinion in the past, but now looks to have refined his game.

From The42 Opinion: Are Ireland’s pack just a little bit too nice? Scrum Time

Opinion: Are Ireland’s pack just a little bit too nice?

Free your inner Rodrigo Roncero, writes the Whiff of Cordite experts.

From The42 Opinion: Regrets? Leinster will have a few after early Euro exit HCup

Opinion: Regrets? Leinster will have a few after early Euro exit

Ulster and Munster march on but they’ll be up against it in the Heineken Cup knock-out stages.

From The42 Opinion: It's time for Rob Penney to make the hard calls and drop Ronan O'Gara Step Backwards

Opinion: It's time for Rob Penney to make the hard calls and drop Ronan O'Gara

Ian Keatley has a better chance to saving Munster’s Heineken Cup season, according to the Whiff of Cordite guys.

From The42 Centre of attention: Can Keith Earls play centre for Ireland? Mythbusters

Centre of attention: Can Keith Earls play centre for Ireland?

Yes, yes he can. And here’s why.

From The42 The big rugby season preview... Munster Provinicial

The big rugby season preview... Munster

The new season approacheth! So Whiff of Cordite are going to start off by looking at Munster, where the prospect of a new era will make for fascinating viewing.

From The42 Opinion: Leinster can overcome double blow to land three in a row Kingpins

Opinion: Leinster can overcome double blow to land three in a row

The lads at Whiff of Cordite have called on Leinster to lift their chins and focus on a season that was a missed conversion from glory.

From The42 Mythbusters: do Ireland need a 'real 7' and bigger centres? Six Nations

Mythbusters: do Ireland need a 'real 7' and bigger centres?

“These myths are reactionary, after recent Irish defeats – both to Wales, as it happens,” Whiff of Cordite writes.

From The42 Keyboard warriors: Rugby bloggers from Wales and Ireland line out for a gchat debate Friendly Discussion

Keyboard warriors: Rugby bloggers from Wales and Ireland line out for a gchat debate

We called in the finest online rugby writers Ireland and Wales had to offer and boy did they give us their thoughts ahead of Sunday’s big game.

From The42 Crystal balls: who'll make it through to the Heineken Cup quarter-finals? Euro Vision

Crystal balls: who'll make it through to the Heineken Cup quarter-finals?

It’s a fool’s errand at this stage of Europe’s premier club competition – but let’s to pick the last eight anyway.

From The42 Ireland v USA: the online debate Ruck

Ireland v USA: the online debate

Ahead of Ireland v USA clash in New Plymouth, we asked two bloggers from either side of the Atlantic to log on for discussion on gchat. Heave