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Why coaches now look beyond ‘hairdryer’ treatments to get their point across

clock April 10, 2014 13:41 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Only selective use of the technique made famous by Alex Ferguson will provoke the desired response in players now [More]

O'Driscoll ready to exit stage left

clock March 6, 2014 15:35 by author Irish Examiner Sports
The canonisation of Brian O’Driscoll is already well under way, but the man himself cannot abide all the “over the top” tributes [More]

Schmidt always has players in mind

clock February 6, 2014 17:22 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Nick Purewal believes Joe Schmidt's greatest strength is getting into players' minds [More]

Munster can't complain but they can use small numbers to make a big point

clock January 30, 2014 13:50 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Irish Examiner columnist Ronan O'Gara with a sneak preview of his Irish Examiner column for Friday January 31st [More]

Roko eyes role in Lancaster troops

clock January 23, 2014 13:59 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Meet England's Army player who drives a tank for a living [More]

Who will win the Six Nations?

clock January 20, 2014 15:52 by author Irish Examiner Sports
This season’s Six Nations preparations will be ramped up as squads begin assembling before the opening games on February 1. Andrew Baldock assesses the runners and riders as the countdown to European rugby’s blue riband tournament gathers pace. [More]

Walkinshaw: No panic at Gloucester

clock January 9, 2014 14:14 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Gloucester face Munster this weekend with a mountain of pressure on their shoulders to perform [More]

Ireland's tighthead auditions heating up

clock November 28, 2013 12:13 by author Simon Lewis
Mike Ross has no one beating down his door to take his Ireland shirt but that could all be about to change in the coming weeks [More]

The full fixture list for the 2015 Rugby World Cup

clock November 27, 2013 14:05 by author Irish Examiner Sports
The first steps to planning your World Cup tour start here [More]

Fiji to keep faith against Aussies

clock November 19, 2013 17:37 by author Irish Examiner Sports
The Fijian players' faith and religion is their guiding force ahead of Saturday’s World Cup semi-final against Australia [More]


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