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Murray Kinsella Irish-based freelance sports journalist

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About Murray Kinsella

Murray is a freelance sports journalist based in Ireland. He has a strong interest in the technical aspects of rugby and his league of preference is the Top 14 in France.

Murray Kinsella's latest articles

How does England combat the Wallabies' 1-3-3-1 attack shape

On the eve of England’s 2nd test in Melbourne, Murray Kinsella look’s at how England need to shut down the Wallabies’ attack.

Crusaders holding their shape 2-4-2

Leading rugby writer, Murray Kinsella takes an indepth look at this season’s development of the Crusaders long standing 2-4-2 attack.

Mindset, commitment and competence of their players on the pitch behind Japan's win

After Japan’s historic win over South Africa, Murray Kinsella looks at the quality of coaching and thought behind Japan’s efforts at this World Cup and over the last four years or so.

World Rugby attempts to clarify key laws

Leading Irish rugby writer, Murray Kinsella looks at World Rugby’s recent moves to clarify a number of laws in May and their effect in the lead up to and during the Rugby World Cup.

Breakdown battle pivotal in quest for Bledisloe

Murray Kinsella reviews last week’s titanic breakdown battle and how it will be crucial again for this week’s Bledisloe Cup decider.

The Clash of the 'Jackals'

Ahead of this weekend’s Rugby Championship final between the All Black’s and Wallabies, Murray Kinsella takes an in depth look at two of the games greatest flankers, past or present, Richie McCaw and David Pocock, going head to head again.

Brodie Retallick a complete rugby player

Murray Kinsella looks at what makes Brodie Retallick, 2014 World Player of the Year the complete player and how he is continuing to improve.

Hurricanes counter Pocock at the breakdown

This week Murray looks at the breakdown battle between Brumbies David Pocock and the Hurricanes forwards during the Super 15 Semi final.

SUPER RUGBY finals start with Highlanders hosting two-time champions the Chiefs

This week Murray takes an in depth look at the Highlanders chances of topping the two time champion Chiefs. The Highlanders potent backline force comes under Murray’s expert analysis.

In Defence of Bath’s Attack

This week leading rugby writer, Murray Kinsella takes an in depth analysis of the changes Mike Ford as Head Coach has brought to Bath’s game. Transforming their attack from defence.