And petting puppies. And Lions. And Horses. This is the list of things that Kevin McLaughlin, Donncha O'Callaghan and I talk about in order to get away from Ireland's defeat in Wales.
Paddy Wallace and Ireland's Grand Slam game in 2009. Irish Legends, England Legends. And Jerry Flannery and Victor Costello.
Mike McCarthy and Johnny O'Connor talk friendship, penguins. Rugby gets a mention. There are loud noises.
A new design of stud has been deemed legal in rugby union. It's the Smart Power Profiler, and it's a strange one.
Somebody gave me the keys to a podcast. Here's episode 1.
A little something for the Irish Times looking at the stats from the first three weeks of games since the new high tackle guidelines came in...
Has rugby's latest focus switched to the low, no-arms shoulder-chop?
Data on this is hard to get. More, please.
Is it right that the benefit of the doubt goes to the tackler and not the tackled?
The emphasis on Rest is good, but are we doing the Recovery piece right?