“Analysis these days has become a big part of our game” – Easterby

The Ireland squad are in camp now for the November internationals. Markers will be laid down for the Six Nations and with two strong games against the Springboks and the Wallabies comes the opportunity to test where we are vis-a-vis the games heavyweights form the Southern Hemisphere, writes Pete Kelly.

Simon Easterby was one of Ireland’s most combative forwards , winning 65 caps at flanker and he comes to the Ireland backroom from the Scarlets where he was head coach.

In a recent article in Easterby stresses the importance of video analysis is his role as Ireland’s forwards coach. He points that although a strong base exists with Irish squad, it is the tweaks to the plan that enables progress.

“Analysis these days has become a big part of our game. I think we’ve just got to keep working one step ahead of everyone.” says Easterby. His role will see him work closely with analyst Mervyn Murphy who is vastly experience in the role and a devotee of detail in analysis.

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“Analysis is done, every single game is covered from four angles, and those are the sorts of things that sides are going to be working out. We’ve got to stay one step ahead of them.”

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