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# lineout - Saturday 24 August, 2019

'I think it's fixable' - Ireland's lineout crumbles under English pressure

Ireland captain Rory Best had a tough day out of touch at Twickenham.

# lineout - Monday 11 March, 2019

Analysis: Stander pass sends Earls in for another Schmidt set-piece strike

The Munster back row delivered the scoring pass in what he called ‘a real team try.’

# lineout - Friday 8 March, 2019

Furlong: 'Most defences are looking for two-man hits and it's very, very hard'

Tadhg Furlong takes prides in his ball-carrying and lineout involvements for Ireland.

# lineout - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Analysis: Connacht's clever bounce-back attack cuts Bordeaux apart

Attack coach Nigel Carolan has his charges striking superbly from lineout platforms.

# lineout - Monday 14 January, 2019

Analysis: Beirne's destruction, Earls' try-saver and Carbery's class

Johann van Graan’s Munster delivered their most compelling performance of the season on Friday night.

# lineout - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Analysis: Schmidt's smarts shine through in Ireland's detailed power plays

There were fresh examples of the head coach’s clever thinking against the All Blacks.

# lineout - Monday 23 April, 2018

Analysis: A clever little moment that sums up Donnacha Ryan's excellence

Munster looked to use a clever lineout play early on against Racing but the Tipp man stopped it.

# lineout - Monday 9 April, 2018

Analysis: Ulster show signs of life as lineout attack shines in Edinburgh

Jono Gibbes’ men scored three first-half tries from lineout platforms against Edinburgh.

# lineout - Monday 8 January, 2018

Analysis: Conor Murray's lineout and Munster's clever set-piece attack

We’ve broken down some of the province’s best efforts from scrum and lineout in recent weeks.

# lineout - Monday 20 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland's winning try against England comes from fitting source

The Irish lineout and maul were superb in victory over Eddie Jones’ side.

# lineout - Friday 17 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland Women's intelligent maul key to their Grand Slam shot

Tom Tierney’s side have some clever lineout specialists in their forward pack.

# lineout - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland under pressure to deliver at lineout and maul against England

The close-range failings in the lineout and maul were severely damaging against Wales.

# lineout - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Analysis: Scottish trick play lowlights a bad day for Ireland's lineout and maul

Simon Easterby’s pack missed some big opportunities at key points in the game.

The42 Rugby Show: how Ireland can get their campaign back on track after Murrayfield defeat

Johne Murphy joins Murray Kinsella to dissect the opening weekend action.

# lineout - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Analysis: Where have Ireland's 36 tries over the last year come from?

Joe Schmidt’s side are heavily reliant on their lineout as a source for their scores.

# lineout - Monday 30 January, 2017

How different is professional rugby to the good old days of amateurism?

We’ve taken a look at the Ireland v Scotland games from the 1995 Five Nations and 2016 Six Nations.

# lineout - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Analysis: Rory Best was the real star of Paul O'Connell's try in London

The hooker’s superb rucking opened a hole for the Ireland captain.

# lineout - Monday 5 January, 2015

There are straight lineout throws, crooked ones... and then there is this monstrosity

This throw was more crooked than the characters in ‘Charlie’.

# lineout - Thursday 16 October, 2014

5 important questions for Munster ahead of the Champions Cup

Back row selections, attacking progress, defensive aggression, Zeebs and the set-piece.

# lineout - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Analysis: New Zealand show clinical edge with tries from line-out platform

We’ve taken a detailed look at the Kiwis’ attacking out of touch last weekend.

# lineout - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Gibbes confident that 'hungry, motivated and self-driven' Leinster will improve

The Kiwi forwards coach believes in Leo Cullen’s ability to replace him at the province next season.

# lineout - Thursday 6 March, 2014

'We've gathered some real respect from the other teams' - John Plumtree

The Ireland forwards coach is calling on his pack to finish off the Six Nations with two more powerful performances.

# lineout - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Dave Foley thriving at Munster after 'difficult conversations' with Penney

The Clonmel man talks through putting on weight, calling line-outs and learning from Paul O’Connell.

# lineout - Friday 27 December, 2013

Video: Toby Faletau scores for the Dragons after smart line-out move

The Wales and Lions No. 8 was the beneficiary of some intelligent play by his region in the Pro12 last night.

# lineout - Monday 18 November, 2013

Mike Ross: Ireland's video session won't be pleasant viewing

The Ireland prop admits that his team’s scrum and line-out both failed against the Wallabies.

# lineout - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Back to basics for Ireland at the line-out

Kiwi forwards coach John Plumtree has been working the Irish players’ most fundamental skills.

# lineout - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

'They wanted it more, right from the off' admits Lions captain Rory Best

The Ulster and Ireland hooker may have thrown himself out of Test contention after a wayward outing in Canberra.

# lineout - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Opinion: Warburton has 60 minutes ‘Tah earn first Lions Test start

The Lions captain is testing Warren Gatland’s resolve but the Kiwi is not one to let outside pressures influence his thinking.

# lineout - Sunday 13 January, 2013

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Leinster call out Scarlets over 'sacking' in the lineout

Joe Schmidt spotted some less than legal activities from the Welsh side during throw-ins last night.

# lineout - Saturday 22 December, 2012

As it happened: Connacht v Munster, RaboDirect Pro12

Connacht have taken some impressive scalps in Galway this year and Munster were without some big names.

# lineout - Friday 14 December, 2012

Malcolm O'Kelly backs Leinster to ride the storm and hit their targets

Leinster could do with some lineout advice after last weekend’s blundering.

# lineout - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Heineken Cup: Du Preez wants sluggish Munster to get out of third gear

The lineout gambit worked a treat. If Munster can fix their scrum a follow-up victory awaits.

# lineout - Monday 10 December, 2012

Exiles: McCall backs Saracens to right the wrongs of Thomond showdown

The former Ulster coach is confident his side can progress to the Heineken Cup quarter-finals.

# lineout - Saturday 24 November, 2012

November tests: McCaw stars as All Blacks edge closer to unbeaten 2012

Wales’ losing run continues thanks to an 18-point haul from Aaron Cruden and a super effort from his captain.

# lineout - Monday 18 June, 2012

Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks

The Ulster lock believes Chris Henry, his provincial colleague, would ‘do the job’ if he is selected to replace Jamie Heaslip in the back row.