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From The42 Easterby and Ireland set about fixing their lineout and maul problems

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.

From The42 Ireland's malfunctioning lineout deeply damaging in Twickenham defeat Concerns

Ireland's malfunctioning lineout deeply damaging in Twickenham defeat

The Irish lineout and maul struggled against Maro Itoje and the English pack.

From The42 Analysis: Lowe shows quality but Ireland's attack misses too many chances Analysis

Analysis: Lowe shows quality but Ireland's attack misses too many chances

Mike Catt’s attack delivered some real smarts off set-piece but they blew some big opportunities.

From The42 Analysis: Super Rugby sides picking apart lineout seams with sharp attack

Analysis: Super Rugby sides picking apart lineout seams with sharp attack

The Brumbies scored an excellent try in behind the lineout against the Rebels.

From The42 Healy 'annoyed' about scrum penalties as Ireland's forwards strive for more Fronting Up

Healy 'annoyed' about scrum penalties as Ireland's forwards strive for more

The Irish maul struggled to get going against Scotland last weekend.

From The42 Free-kick from Ireland's Hourihane sets Aston Villa on way to victory over Newcastle Set-piece

Free-kick from Ireland's Hourihane sets Aston Villa on way to victory over Newcastle

Hourihane also provided Villa’s second goal for Anwar El Ghazi.

From The42 'I think it's fixable' - Ireland's lineout crumbles under English pressure DAMAGING

'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.

Dummy loops, decoys and manipulation: 5 of Schmidt's sharpest plays

Ireland have produced sublime set-piece scores at important times during Schmidt’s tenure.

From The42 Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically Smarts

Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically

The All Blacks thought they knew what was coming but Rassie Erasmus’ team changed the picture.

From The42 Analysis: Connacht's clever bounce-back attack cuts Bordeaux apart Reverse

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

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

From The42 Stockdale's finishing skills reward Ulster's clever set-piece thinking Analysis

Stockdale's finishing skills reward Ulster's clever set-piece thinking

The northern province scored three tries from set-piece platforms against Racing 92 last weekend.

From The42 Analysis: Schmidt's smarts shine through in Ireland's detailed power plays 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.

From The42 'Rory is number one... the rest of us are probably fighting for that second spot' Hooker

'Rory is number one... the rest of us are probably fighting for that second spot'

Munster’s Niall Scannell has started his season in excellent form.

From The42 'It's about being creative but effective... you try to manipulate the defence' Dr Phil

'It's about being creative but effective... you try to manipulate the defence'

Felipe Contepomi is happy with the direction Leinster’s set-piece attack is moving in.

From The42 Suarez put Uruguay ahead against the hosts with a well-placed free-kick Set-piece This post contains videos

Suarez put Uruguay ahead against the hosts with a well-placed free-kick

It’s the Barcelona striker’s second goal of the tournament.

From The42 'It was the greatest cleanout I've ever seen, and I've seen a few cleanouts in my time' Ruck Hit

'It was the greatest cleanout I've ever seen, and I've seen a few cleanouts in my time'

Rob Kearney is confident Ireland can produce one last big effort in their ‘final’ against the Wallabies.

From The42 Schmidt backs 'good scrummaging hooker' Scannell, with Cronin missing out

Schmidt backs 'good scrummaging hooker' Scannell, with Cronin missing out

The Leinster hooker is absent from the matchday 23 for the second Test against the Wallabies.

From The42 Analysis: Schmidt's genius set-piece strike cuts England apart for Stander try Detail

Analysis: Schmidt's genius set-piece strike cuts England apart for Stander try

The Ireland head coach kept back this play for three years before it worked beautifully to help win a Grand Slam.

From The42 Analysis: Joe Schmidt's creative ability shines through on Ireland's power play Intelligent

Analysis: Joe Schmidt's creative ability shines through on Ireland's power play

Ireland produced a detailed three-phase set-piece attack to score against Scotland last weekend.

From The42 Keith Earls' brilliance sums up the excitement around Munster's attack Analysis

Keith Earls' brilliance sums up the excitement around Munster's attack

Joe Schmidt should reap the benefits of the Limerick man’s superb form in the coming weeks.

From The42 Analysis: Conor Murray's lineout and Munster's clever set-piece attack 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.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland under pressure to deliver at lineout and maul against England 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.

Analysis: The error that Joe Schmidt singled Paddy Jackson out for

George North’s first try on Friday night came straight from a clever Welsh lineout attack.

From The42 Analysis: Joe Schmidt tweaked one of his favourite moves against France Strike Play

Analysis: Joe Schmidt tweaked one of his favourite moves against France

Ireland’s dummy loop play has evolved but they missed a great chance against les Bleus.

From The42 Analysis: Sexton puts body on the line for Stander set-piece success Starter Play

Analysis: Sexton puts body on the line for Stander set-piece success

Ireland used an almost identical strike move to that which cut Wales apart.

From The42 Cheltenham Town treat us to one of the all-time great free-kick routines Set-piece

Cheltenham Town treat us to one of the all-time great free-kick routines

21 games unbeaten… and THIS?!

From The42 Conor O'Shea's Quins scored a delightful set-piece try against Saracens Analysis

Conor O'Shea's Quins scored a delightful set-piece try against Saracens

Harlequins enjoyed victory over the reigning Premiership champions and this score was important.

'We haven’t got ahead of ourselves; we haven’t looked down the line' - POM

The Ireland back row says he and his teammates must look after the ball.

Analysis: Effective basics see Schmidt's Ireland win comfortably in Wales

The Six Nations champions started their World Cup warm-ups with an encouraging display.

From The42 Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle Scrum Wars

Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle

Munster’s tightheads will be key players on Saturday

From The42 Try analysis: Munster pull out a set-piece beauty for TOD touchdown Execution

Try analysis: Munster pull out a set-piece beauty for TOD touchdown

Anthony Foley’s side carried out a highly effective lineout move to break down Treviso.

From The42 Scrum battle looks decisive for Ireland against Marler and England

Scrum battle looks decisive for Ireland against Marler and England

Marty Moore says Ireland got through some seriously tough scrummaging sessions at Carton House this week.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland need Paul O'Connell's lineout to be perfect in Rome

Analysis: Ireland need Paul O'Connell's lineout to be perfect in Rome

The veteran second row was unhappy with elements of Ireland’s lineout during the November Tests.

From The42 McCartney keen to prove himself Connacht's vital Kiwi connection Freak

McCartney keen to prove himself Connacht's vital Kiwi connection

The 29-year-old hooker is already learning from the coaching of Pat Lam and Dan McFarland.

From The42 The maul continues to grow in importance as Ireland lead the way Set-piece

The maul continues to grow in importance as Ireland lead the way

Simon Easterby’s pack has picked up where they left off under John Plumtree last season.

From The42 Yaya Toure curled in the perfect free-kick, but was sent off as City lost to CSKA

Yaya Toure curled in the perfect free-kick, but was sent off as City lost to CSKA

Doumbia’s double gave the Russian club all three points in Manchester.

'Boks stay bashful about scrum chances while trusting Pollard to fire up the back-line

South Africa are in rude health, while Joe Schmidt could conceivably have to make do without his entire first-choice front row.

From The42 Otago come up with a beauty of a set-piece try in the ITM Cup First Phase

Otago come up with a beauty of a set-piece try in the ITM Cup

Fa’asiu Fuatai finished off a clever move from the New Zealand side after a line-out attack.

Brazilian side offer novel approach to defending low free kicks

Ponte Preta certainly get points for originality

From The42 Juan Mata puts Man Utd in control against Newcastle with lovely free-kick Vine This post contains videos

Juan Mata puts Man Utd in control against Newcastle with lovely free-kick

David Moyes will be happy with this.

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