# Lineout

Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Darts
'When I was in the academy, I was given out to for doing hooker throws'
Josh van der Flier took on lineout throwing duties with aplomb in Murrayfield yesterday.
Last year
# The Boss
Sublime series success is a momentous achievement for Andy Farrell
The Ireland head coach has steered his team to a series victory in New Zealand.
Tomorrow is a huge day for Paul O'Connell and his Irish forwards
Scrum coach John Fogarty and his pack also need to show they have found solutions.
# locks
Whitelock injury is a big blow for the All Blacks ahead of second Ireland clash
29-year-old Patrick Tuipulotu is now part of the New Zealand squad.
# Irish Abroad
Ex-Munster man Flannery handed permanent contract at Harlequins
The former Ireland hooker joined the Premiership club in 2020.
All time
# growing force
'To be fair, when he's in that position it's 90% him and 10% the lifter'
Rónan Kelleher was impressive at hooker during Ireland’s superb November Test series.
# Analysis
Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates
The former Munster and Ireland lock has made a big impact since joining in January.
# Global Game
'The last time I was in Nigeria, I saw a little boy with a Lions top on'
Maro Itoje is set to play a huge role for the Lions in what will be his second Test series.
# Nous
O'Connell the perfect fit for Lions if Gatland is going to add 'extra resource'
The Lions head coach said they ‘may bring someone else in a little bit later on.’
# Review
Andy Farrell's Ireland show promise but hard work is still ahead
The lineout and scrum were superb during this championship but there’s lots of work to do elsewhere.
# rugby brain
England wary of O'Connell influence ahead of lineout battle with Ireland
Ireland have made 14 lineout steals so far in this championship.
# set-piece
Paul O'Connell's stock continues to rise as Scotland's lineout crumbles
James Ryan led the onslaught in what was perhaps the most crucial area of the game.
# Trends
Analysis: Where did Ireland's 25 tries come from last year?
The importance of the lineout and scrum is as clear as ever.
# Senior PLayer
Henderson gets first Ireland start since February as he resumes lineout calling
The 28-year-old has had a frustrating time with injury, suspension, and a medical issue.
Easterby and Ireland set about fixing their lineout and maul problems
Missed lineouts and missed maul chances were the story of the day at Twickenham last weekend.
# Selection
'We don't want to just be handing out caps' - Ireland stick with autumn squad
Simon Easterby is confident Ireland can remedy their lineout issues.
# concerns
Ireland's malfunctioning lineout deeply damaging in Twickenham defeat
The Irish lineout and maul struggled against Maro Itoje and the English pack.
# Influence
James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader
The 24-year-old has enjoyed taking responsibility for running the Ireland lineout.
# Family man
'I've spent a third of my life in Ireland, we're so happy having a place to call home'
These are exciting times on and off the pitch for Connacht and Ireland lock Quinn Roux.
Analysis: Super Rugby sides picking apart lineout seams with sharp attack
The Brumbies scored an excellent try in behind the lineout against the Rebels.
# Kick to Score
Analysis: How the Crusaders hurt the Hurricanes with their classy kicking game
Scott Robertson’s side used a variety of kicks to cause major problems in Wellington.
# Super Rugby
Why numbers on jerseys matter less than ever as rugby progresses
The return of rugby in New Zealand underlined that Eddie Jones might have been ahead of the curve again.
# number eight
'I was joking that he's going to take my spot' - Stander on Ireland debutant Doris
The Munster man has shifted to blindside flanker to make way for the 21-year-old Leinster back row.
# specialist
'He’s one of the best lineout operators I’ve come across' - O'Donoghue makes crucial steal
The Munster back row has developed into a maul and lineout specialist.
'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.
# inside job
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.’
# Details
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.
# reverse
Analysis: Connacht's clever bounce-back attack cuts Bordeaux apart
Attack coach Nigel Carolan has his charges striking superbly from lineout platforms.
# in depth
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.
# joe show
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.
# Mind Games
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.
# suftum
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.
# Strike Plays
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.
# maul
Analysis: Ireland's winning try against England comes from fitting source
The Irish lineout and maul were superb in victory over Eddie Jones’ side.
# pack power
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.
# key area
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.
# missed chances
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.
# 6 Nations
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.
# Data
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.
# Analysis
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.