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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.

From The42 Dummy loops, decoys and manipulation: 5 of Schmidt's sharpest plays Genius Of Joe

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.

From The42 Analysis: The error that Joe Schmidt singled Paddy Jackson out for Critical Assessment

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.

From The42 'We haven’t got ahead of ourselves; we haven’t looked down the line' - POM Set Piece Pride

'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.

From The42 Analysis: Effective basics see Schmidt's Ireland win comfortably in Wales Keep It Simple

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.

From The42 'Boks stay bashful about scrum chances while trusting Pollard to fire up the back-line No Scrum No Win

'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.

From The42 Brazilian side offer novel approach to defending low free kicks Body On The Line

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.

From The42 Video: Toby Faletau scores for the Dragons after smart line-out move Sweet Moves

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.

From The42 Penney hails Keatley's 'wonderful' kicking game for Munster Away Win

Penney hails Keatley's 'wonderful' kicking game for Munster

The Kiwi head coach says he was also happy with the set piece in last night’s win against the Dragons,

From The42 Australia stand firm with scrum the philosopher's cornerstone Vindicated

Australia stand firm with scrum the philosopher's cornerstone

The Wallabies’ set-piece proved us all wrong.

From The42 Back to basics for Ireland at the line-out Set-piece

Back to basics for Ireland at the line-out

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

From The42 Sligo try to catch Shamrock Rovers off guard with this 'trick' free-kick Set-piece

Sligo try to catch Shamrock Rovers off guard with this 'trick' free-kick

This one needs another bit of work on the training ground…

From The42 Explainer: What rugby’s new scrum laws mean for the game Crouch Bind Set

Explainer: What rugby’s new scrum laws mean for the game

The IRB say the new scrum sequence is purely to benefit player welfare, but will it impact the wider flow of rugby?

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