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# specialist

Last year
Liverpool progress in Carabao Cup thanks to more shootout heroics from Caoimhín Kelleher
Elsewhere, Man City beat Chelsea while Spurs and Arsenal fell to shock defeats.
All time
'You're naive if you think you can win without kicking well. Often, kicking decides games'
Dave Alred helped England to the World Cup in 2003 and remains obsessed with kicking.
Jerry Flannery joins Premiership club Harlequins as lineout coach
The 41-year-old left his role as forwards coach of Munster last year.
'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.
Hogan's contact skills pushing Leinster players forward while avoiding injury
After winning the Champions Cup, Leinster decided to create a new position in their backroom team.
Lineout leader Devin Toner remains a key figure for Schmidt's Ireland
The 32-year-old is a specialist when it comes to the set-piece.
Hogg injury a worry for Lions but Murray fine after dislocated finger
The fullback collided with the Lions scrum-half’s elbow during the win over the Crusaders.
'If you try to run before you can walk, you end up standing for nothing'
Andy Farrell continues to push his defensive thinking forward.
Scrum Doctor Bracken taking Connacht and Wasps lessons into coaching
A Heineken Cup-winning prop, Peter Bracken has developed a scrum-coaching business.
'I love working with him' - Leinster appreciating McQuilkin influence
The former Ireland international has made a major impact on his return to the eastern province.
This is one of the best free-kicks we've seen in a while
We give a doff of the hat to Medellin’s Luis Carlos Arias for an absolute belter.
Here are several free-kicks we'll never forget from ex-Ireland international Ian Harte
The former Leeds defender announced his retirement earlier in the week.
Sean O'Brien set for five to six months out following shoulder surgery
Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has confirmed that O’Brien will be missing long-term.
Counter-attacking and basic skills the keys to Prendergast's philosophy
Grenoble’s new backs coach outlines his areas of focus ahead of the Top 14 season.
No psychiatrists outside Dublin to assess suicidal pregnant women
Dr Anthony McCarthy of the National Maternity Hospital said that there is a wrong assumption that women will try to manipulate psychiatrists by saying they are suicidal in order to have a termination.