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Friday 18 March, 2016

'Simon Zebo's strengths are what Ireland need more of in attack'

Lynne Cantwell looks at what makes Stuart Hogg effective and Simon Zebo in Ireland’s 15 shirt.

Friday 11 March, 2016

'Spaces not faces. General movement helped us to a Grand Slam'

Our Six Nations columnists Lynne Cantwell outlines the good work the Italian union are doing.

Friday 4 March, 2016

'The Italy and Scotland games are invaluable learning opportunities for Ireland'

Our Six Nations columnist Lynne Cantwell looks at the challenges for Ireland’s women’s team.

Thursday 25 February, 2016

'This is why the richest union in the world repeatedly fails to dominate'

Our Six Nations columnist Lynne Cantwell analyses the English side awaiting Joe Schmidt’s men in London.

Friday 19 February, 2016

Lynne Cantwell: 'Do we have under-developed rugby decision-makers?'

Our Six Nations columnist reflects on what Ireland can learn ahead of the trip to Twickenham.

Friday 12 February, 2016

Lynne Cantwell: Sexton shines, French offloads and a Perpignan test

Our Six Nations columnist looks at how Ireland can deal with the French offload threat.

Thursday 4 February, 2016

'They don't have a fear of doing something wrong. You're supposed to express yourself'

Our columnist Lynne Cantwell looks at how Ireland can genuinely make progress during the Six Nations.

Thursday 29 October, 2015

Lynne Cantwell: BOD and D'Arcy had it, All Blacks Nonu and Smith have it too

Our World Cup columnist looks at the strength of the All Blacks’ centre pairing.

Friday 23 October, 2015

Lynne Cantwell: Success at 2019 World Cup must be target in IRFU's review

Our World Cup columnist looks at a process that needs to be unforgiving and honest.

Wednesday 14 October, 2015

'I could see tears in the doc’s eyes and understood how hard it was for her'

Our World Cup columnist Lynne Cantwell recalls the cruel end to her international career.

Wednesday 7 October, 2015

'Joe Schmidt's Ireland will have analysed France to the smallest detail'

Lynne Cantwell explains what is actually involved in opposition analysis in rugby.

Thursday 1 October, 2015

'It's not just about one or two decision makers, every player has to understand'

Lynne Cantwell explains how Ireland’s women’s team improved their effectiveness on the pitch.

Wednesday 23 September, 2015

'Are you willing to do everything, knowing you may not play a minute of the World Cup?'

Ireland legend Lynne Cantwell says Joe Schmidt will have his side completely focused on ‘the controllables’.