41 heroic phases, Johnny Sexton magic, and how Ireland can improve during the Six Nations 8 months ago

41 heroic phases, Johnny Sexton magic, and how Ireland can improve during the Six Nations

What a weekend of rugby...

Have you recovered yet? We certainly haven't, what a finish that was in Paris on Saturday. We discuss how a seemingly poor French side ran Ireland so close, 41 phases on the road to victory, slow rucks, dire Scotland and surprising Wales on this week's The Hard Yards.

Host Andy McGeady and SportsJOE reporter Pat McCarry are joined in studio by James Downey and Kevin McLaughlin to discuss the weekend's games.

There's also a discussion with Richard Moffet from STATSports, who recently signed a deal to provide GPS tracking and performance monitoring technology to every senior professional rugby side in Ireland.

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1.00 - The Johnny Sexton appreciation show
1.40 - Balls of steel
3.00 - France targeting Ireland
3.25 - The weather and how it changed everything
4.35 - Conor Murray gives his thoughts on the game
6.00 - Joe Schmidt's plan to clear
7.00 - The dangers of cleaning out rucks
7.35 - Latches
10.00 - Stopping a winning formula
15.00- Nigel Owens' performance
19.50 - James Ryan
23.20 - Jalibert
24.30 - Andy loses his competition
25.00 - The team that start against Italy
28.00 - Wales
32.00 - Richard Moffet STATSports
45.00 - Listener questions