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#6 Nations

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‘Ireland are groping around a bit in the dark searching for cohesion’
# The42 Rugby Weekly
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# The42 Rugby Weekly

‘Ireland are groping around a bit in the dark searching for cohesion’

Feb 20th 2020, 4:16 PM 12,640 Views 11 Comments

Andy Dunne and Murray Kinsella examine the key issues in forensic detail ahead of this Sunday’s showdown in Twickenham between Ireland and England.

U20s working to create their own momentum on tough away trip
# Energy Within
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# Energy Within

U20s working to create their own momentum on tough away trip

Feb 20th 2020, 6:45 AM 2,784 Views 0 Comments

After feeling the full benefit of home support against Scotland and Wales, the Grand Slam winners will put their streak on the line in England.

Hyde returns, Soroka steps in for Hernan as Ireland U20s head for England
# Hayden Able
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# Hayden Able

Hyde returns, Soroka steps in for Hernan as Ireland U20s head for England

Feb 19th 2020, 5:38 PM 5,406 Views 10 Comments

Noel McNamara has made four changes to the side that defeated Wales last time out.

Adaptable Ward another welcome tank out of Tullow
# Carlow Rising
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# Carlow Rising

Adaptable Ward another welcome tank out of Tullow

Feb 19th 2020, 6:32 AM 8,430 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland U20 prop is willing to switch to either side of the scrum.

Good start is half the work in Test rugby
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# 6 Nations

Good start is half the work in Test rugby

Feb 19th 2020, 6:00 AM 3,084 Views 2 Comments

Comebacks are rare in this game.

Aki and Henshaw ready to reforge partnership to take on England
# Double Act
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# Double Act

Aki and Henshaw ready to reforge partnership to take on England

Feb 18th 2020, 2:56 PM 6,407 Views 6 Comments

Aki insists that all Ireland centres work on having a good relationship. But his long-standing partnership with Henshaw brings something different.

'Sky is the limit' for U20 lock Thomas Ahern
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# 6 Nations

'Sky is the limit' for U20 lock Thomas Ahern

Feb 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,068 Views 8 Comments

Forwards coach Colm Tucker also says the young side took huge benefit from their brush with the seniors.

James Ryan relishing return to Twickenham
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

James Ryan relishing return to Twickenham

Feb 17th 2020, 8:35 AM 6,561 Views 24 Comments

While many generations in Irish rugby are scarred by Twickenham, the 23-year-old has only fond memories of playing there.

'It’s a lot more chilled, we're barely in the classroom': Earls enjoying freedom under Farrell
# School's Out
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# School's Out

'It’s a lot more chilled, we're barely in the classroom': Earls enjoying freedom under Farrell

Feb 15th 2020, 8:01 AM 12,984 Views 37 Comments

The tension of the World Cup and Japan has, for now at least, dissipated.

‘I was back to being a parent, that's tougher than being a coach against your son’
# The Father The Son...
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# The Father The Son...

‘I was back to being a parent, that's tougher than being a coach against your son’

Feb 14th 2020, 3:16 PM 46,836 Views 5 Comments

It’s not long since Andy Farrell felt the emotion that’s tied up with watching his son play, but he easily shelves it once on coaching duty.

Ringrose a doubt for rest of Six Nations, calf keeps Addison out again
# Game-breakers
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# Game-breakers

Ringrose a doubt for rest of Six Nations, calf keeps Addison out again

Feb 14th 2020, 8:13 AM 10,278 Views 21 Comments

The centre had been ruled out of the upcoming England match, but is doubtful for round five and six.

'I have to be making sure I'm getting the right deal' - Conway open-minded as contract expiry looms
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# The42 Rugby Weekly

'I have to be making sure I'm getting the right deal' - Conway open-minded as contract expiry looms

Feb 13th 2020, 9:29 PM 30,888 Views 48 Comments

The Munster wing signed a two-year deal in 2018, but has become a more regular fixture in the Ireland setup since.

21-year-old Doris back in contention for Ireland ahead of England clash
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21-year-old Doris back in contention for Ireland ahead of England clash

Feb 13th 2020, 3:00 PM 16,057 Views 16 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell also signalled a clean bill of health for Robbie Henshaw.

Farrell's Ireland forced to cancel open training session in Cork
# Open And Shut
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# Open And Shut

Farrell's Ireland forced to cancel open training session in Cork

Feb 13th 2020, 8:26 AM 13,561 Views 6 Comments

Heavy overnight rain in the city means the IRFU had to move training to Musgrave Park.

Ireland U20 flanker Hernan ready to mix it with the big boys in Cork camp
# Ramp Up
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# Ramp Up

Ireland U20 flanker Hernan ready to mix it with the big boys in Cork camp

Feb 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,429 Views 0 Comments

The open training sessions rarely pass without a marker being laid on one side or the other.

More out-half woe for Wales as Williams is ruled out for rest of Six Nations
# Short A Few
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# Short A Few

More out-half woe for Wales as Williams is ruled out for rest of Six Nations

Feb 11th 2020, 9:04 PM 10,003 Views 2 Comments

Wales are already without Gareth Anscombe and Rhys Patchell, while Dan Biggar was forced off in the first half against Ireland.

'If you have a bit of passion about it, then you enjoy it': Andrew Conway feeling the thrill of the chase
# The Under
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# The Under

'If you have a bit of passion about it, then you enjoy it': Andrew Conway feeling the thrill of the chase

Feb 10th 2020, 7:30 PM 5,772 Views 3 Comments

The in-form Ireland wing is thoroughly enjoying the process of fine-tuning his fundamentals.

'These standards don’t change for one player': Townsend hits back at Finn Russell
# Glower Of Scotland
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# Glower Of Scotland

'These standards don’t change for one player': Townsend hits back at Finn Russell

Feb 10th 2020, 4:33 PM 10,838 Views 15 Comments

The Scotland head coach took the unusual move of issuing a statement to address his erstwhile out-half’s comments.

Another blow for Scotland as Jonny Gray is ruled out for remainder of Six Nations
# Murphy's Law
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# Murphy's Law

Another blow for Scotland as Jonny Gray is ruled out for remainder of Six Nations

Feb 10th 2020, 4:02 PM 3,970 Views 3 Comments

The 25-year-old lock suffered a hand injury during Saturday’s defeat to England.

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

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

Feb 10th 2020, 12:39 PM 19,199 Views 30 Comments

Ireland will host an open session in CIT on Thursday.

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

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

Feb 10th 2020, 8:21 AM 7,286 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,697 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 8th 2020, 8:54 PM 9,044 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 8th 2020, 4:46 PM 21,439 Views 76 Comments

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.

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

Djougang poised to make another big impact for Ireland
# Ever Ready
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# Ever Ready

Djougang poised to make another big impact for Ireland

Feb 8th 2020, 7:05 AM 6,443 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Barnstorming Stewart pushes Ireland to bonus point-win over Wales

Feb 7th 2020, 9:17 PM 31,399 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 7th 2020, 6:30 AM 5,978 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Feb 6th 2020, 6:52 PM 5,841 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 6th 2020, 5:21 PM 25,329 Views 17 Comments

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

Cardiff wash-out still stings for Sexton
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Cardiff wash-out still stings for Sexton

Feb 6th 2020, 4:06 PM 4,199 Views 0 Comments

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

50 passes a night put Finlay on the U20 fast track
# Practice Makes Perfect
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# Practice Makes Perfect

50 passes a night put Finlay on the U20 fast track

Feb 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,653 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 5th 2020, 6:00 AM 3,951 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 4th 2020, 5:55 PM 10,916 Views 13 Comments

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

England hope to have Tuilagi back fit to face Ireland
# Groin Pains
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# Groin Pains

England hope to have Tuilagi back fit to face Ireland

Feb 4th 2020, 12:48 PM 4,648 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 4th 2020, 12:15 PM 5,183 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 4th 2020, 8:00 AM 35,067 Views 37 Comments

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

U20s braced for 'seismic physical battle' against wounded Welsh
# Backlash
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# Backlash

U20s braced for 'seismic physical battle' against wounded Welsh

Feb 4th 2020, 7:15 AM 4,800 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 3,816 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Feb 3rd 2020, 3:40 PM 12,749 Views 23 Comments

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