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#6 Nations

# 6-nations - Monday 10 February, 2020

From The42 Farrell releases 13 players back to provinces as 23-man group heads to Cork for camp Game Time

Farrell releases 13 players back to provinces as 23-man group heads to Cork for camp

Ireland will host an open session in CIT on Thursday.

From The42 Ireland U20s won't be overawed ahead of clash with seniors and England 6 Nations

Ireland U20s won't be overawed ahead of clash with seniors and England

Noel McNamara is keen to prep his side to play without the benefit of a supportive home crowd.

# 6-nations - Sunday 9 February, 2020

From The42 Weight of the World Cup shaken off as Ireland prove they can entertain The F Word

Weight of the World Cup shaken off as Ireland prove they can entertain

Ireland played with freedom of expression in attack and, whisper it, had a little fun too.

# 6-nations - Saturday 8 February, 2020

From The42 'This is not the top, we keep going': Deegan ready to work for more after first cap Deegan's Delight

'This is not the top, we keep going': Deegan ready to work for more after first cap

The Leinster back row earned his international debut as a late replacement.

From The42 On your marks: How did you rate Ireland in their big win over Wales? Jordan Larmour

On your marks: How did you rate Ireland in their big win over Wales?

For the second week in a row, CJ Stander got the official man of the match award but this time he had plenty of rivals for that prize. Here are our ratings but tell us what you think.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute as both Andy Farrell and Wayne Pivac enter their second match as head coach.

From The42 Djougang poised to make another big impact for Ireland Ever Ready

Djougang poised to make another big impact for Ireland

The Rush woman was grateful to the Donnybrook crowd that kept her going when her ‘lungs were bursting, body is screaming.’

# 6-nations - Friday 7 February, 2020

From The42 Barnstorming Stewart pushes Ireland to bonus point-win over Wales 10 Out Of 10

Barnstorming Stewart pushes Ireland to bonus point-win over Wales

Openside Mark Hernan scored early and late in the first-half to keep Ireland well clear of the Welsh threat.

From The42 Speedster Smith and Ireland U20 ready to move through the gears against Wales Friday Night Rugby

Speedster Smith and Ireland U20 ready to move through the gears against Wales

After scoring six tries on opening night, Ireland are keen to deliver a sustained threat through the 80 minutes.

# 6-nations - Thursday 6 February, 2020

From The42 'The Test arena is intense and you need to be emotionally right' Head Start

'The Test arena is intense and you need to be emotionally right'

Andrew Conway isn’t about to start resting on his laurels as he prepares for his second Six Nations start at age 28.

From The42 'I think if Conor isn't an 8/10 this week, you can't really keep picking him' Debate

'I think if Conor isn't an 8/10 this week, you can't really keep picking him'

Murray Kinsella and Bernard Jackman make their cases for Conor Murray and John Cooney respectively.

From The42 Cardiff wash-out still stings for Sexton 6 Nations

Cardiff wash-out still stings for Sexton

‘Anytime you lose for Ireland, it never leaves you.’.

50 passes a night put Finlay on the U20 fast track

The Ulster academy 9 took his lead from Aaron Smith after a relatively late start to his rugby path.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

From The42 Welsh woe in November 'gave us the kick up the ass to work hard over Christmas' Red Alert

Welsh woe in November 'gave us the kick up the ass to work hard over Christmas'

Adam Griggs’ side are chasing a repeat of the 2018 win over Wales. They have only beaten Scotland since.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

From The42 'Under Joe, there was no hoping': O'Gara wants more from Ireland's contestable kicks Thrill Of The Chase

'Under Joe, there was no hoping': O'Gara wants more from Ireland's contestable kicks

The La Rochelle boss was disappointed with the chase on Jacob Stockdale’s side of the field against Scotland.

From The42 England hope to have Tuilagi back fit to face Ireland Groin Pains

England hope to have Tuilagi back fit to face Ireland

The powerful centre will miss this weekend’s Calcutta Cup clash.

From The42 Tyrrell goes straight from 7s to 15s squad as Ireland wait on injured trio 6 Nations

Tyrrell goes straight from 7s to 15s squad as Ireland wait on injured trio

Eimear Considine will face a fitness test later this week, while Cliodhna Moloney is progressing through concussion RTP protocols.

From The42 Out with the dreaded Monday review, Andy Farrell's are 'fun' Craic The Whip

Out with the dreaded Monday review, Andy Farrell's are 'fun'

Ireland’s new training base in Abbottstown has allowed for tweaks too.

From The42 U20s braced for 'seismic physical battle' against wounded Welsh Backlash

U20s braced for 'seismic physical battle' against wounded Welsh

Ireland U20 assistant coach Kieran Campbell is bracing his squad for a Welsh backlash.

From The42 'There's more in us,' says Naoupu after birthday battle

'There's more in us,' says Naoupu after birthday battle

The Ireland cente turned 36 before Ireland beat Scotland, but wasn’t in celebratory mood.

# 6-nations - Monday 3 February, 2020

From The42 Cooney and Murray side-by-side and content to keep challenging each other Friends And Rivals

Cooney and Murray side-by-side and content to keep challenging each other

The two scrum-halves were presented for media duty simultaneously today and it wasn’t awkward at all.

From The42 'It was definitely ugly at times, but we’ll take it' Hard Fought

'It was definitely ugly at times, but we’ll take it'

Ireland Women’s head coach Adam Griggs was a relieved man after yesterday’s 18-14 win over Scotland.

# 6-nations - Sunday 2 February, 2020

From The42 Hard-tackling Caplice thrilled to help Ireland hang tough until Parsons breakaway Footwork

Hard-tackling Caplice thrilled to help Ireland hang tough until Parsons breakaway

The talismanic back row put 21 tackles into a phenomenal defensive effort from Ireland.

From The42 'It's our house': Donnybrook ideal place to start massive year for Ireland Women Fortress

'It's our house': Donnybrook ideal place to start massive year for Ireland Women

Three wins is the stated goal for this year’s Championship. So Ireland Women must make their home a foreboding place for opponents.

# 6-nations - Saturday 1 February, 2020

From The42 'We asked the boys to stand for something and it was true Irish grit out there' Single-minded

'We asked the boys to stand for something and it was true Irish grit out there'

Andy Farrell was delighted with the tenacity of his pack to come out on top of an arm-wrestle with Scotland.

From The42 Farrell hails 'magnificent effort' from Sexton to perform despite minimal prep

Farrell hails 'magnificent effort' from Sexton to perform despite minimal prep

A knee injury left the new Ireland captain unable to train in full until the squad went to Portugal 10 days ago.

From The42 On your marks: How did you rate Ireland in the tense win over Scotland? Tip The Scales

On your marks: How did you rate Ireland in the tense win over Scotland?

CJ Stander took the man-of-the-match award on a day when few Ireland players shone. Here’s our ratings but tell us what you think.

From The42 'Until you go into the trenches you never know'

'Until you go into the trenches you never know'

After increasingly fiery training sessions and a winter’s worth of talk, Lindsay Peat is ready to pour her all into turning Ireland’s form around.

# 6-nations - Friday 31 January, 2020

From The42 Sensational Crowley try helps Ireland to winning start in U20 Six Nations Jack In The Box

Sensational Crowley try helps Ireland to winning start in U20 Six Nations

Both sides earned bonus points, but the Cork Con playmaker ensured the defending champions were a cut above.

From The42 Moloney feeling sharper after injury and exile 6 Nations

Moloney feeling sharper after injury and exile

The Wasps hooker missed last year’s Six Nations through injury and is eager to sting Scotland.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

From The42 'A lot of people have been asking questions about John Cooney today' Competition

'A lot of people have been asking questions about John Cooney today'

Andy Farrell continues to underline the importance of competition, but is tight-lipped over selection for next week’s Six Nations opener.

# 6-nations - Thursday 21 March, 2019

From The42 Vunipola: Mental weakness not an issue for England 6 Nations

Vunipola: Mental weakness not an issue for England

Eddie Jones says psychology has been an issue for England since the last World Cup, but Billy Vunipola sees it differently.

From The42 Tom Farrell senses noticeable improvement after Ireland camp Better Again

Tom Farrell senses noticeable improvement after Ireland camp

The Connacht centre remains uncapped, but already feels his reaction time and decision-making improved in Carton House.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

From The42 Six Nations wash-out shows human side of Schmidt 6 Nations

Six Nations wash-out shows human side of Schmidt

The outgoing head coach won’t tear up his gameplan and start anew, so Ireland will have to fight their way out of this corner.

# 6-nations - Sunday 17 March, 2019

From The42 AWJ +14: It's The42's Six Nations Team of the Championship Our Picks

AWJ +14: It's The42's Six Nations Team of the Championship

Here’s who stood out for us since the start of February.

# 6-nations - Saturday 16 March, 2019

From The42 'A mistake leaving the roof open,' says Gatland as he celebrates Grand Slam Open And Shut Case

'A mistake leaving the roof open,' says Gatland as he celebrates Grand Slam

The winning coach also joked that his side were not looking tired, despite Eddie Jones’ assertions.

From The42 Penaud punishes Italy as France survive late onslaught 6 Nations

Penaud punishes Italy as France survive late onslaught

The wing scored, assisted and denied tries in a tight contest in Rome.

From The42 As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Six Nations Liveblog

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland went to rain on a Welsh Grand Slam parade.

# 6-nations - Thursday 14 March, 2019

From The42 Henderson set for 'few weeks' sidelined as Schmidt signals intent in Cardiff Grand Finale

Henderson set for 'few weeks' sidelined as Schmidt signals intent in Cardiff

The Kiwi hopes the fine margins and crucial decision go his team’s way in his last Six nations match.

From The42 Roof debate rages as Wales request closure, while Schmidt prefers match in open air Open And Shut Case

Roof debate rages as Wales request closure, while Schmidt prefers match in open air

Warren Gatland wants to close the Principality roof because he says they have “a responsibility to the game as a spectacle.”