Rugby Tackled (Episode 2)

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Ireland's Donnacha Ryan is tackled off the ball by Wales' Bradley Davies


This is the second of our Rugby Podcasts – ‘Rugby Tackled’ – hosted by Andy Park, former Ulster winger and member of the famous 1999 European Cup winning team.

This week Andy is joined in the studio by:

Dr David Irwin: former Ulster, Ireland and British and Irish Lion


Simon Best: former Ulster captain and Irish international

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Points for discussion are documented below.

(Times are indicated should you wish to listen to any specific point raised):

00.00: Introduction

00.50: Was it a typical first weekend of stuttering performances from all the competing nations?

01.37: France versus Italy review – and a look forward

07.57: England versus Scotland review – and a look forward

17.08: Ireland versus Wales review – and a look forward

27.17: ‘Tip tackle’ controversy reviewed and possible solutions to this ongoing issue

37.27: Tommy Bowe’s return to Ulster

38.22: Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin’s departure from his current post

41.13: Conclusion

41.27: End

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