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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# 6 Nations

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'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.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Moloney feeling sharper after injury and exile
The Wasps hooker missed last year’s Six Nations through injury and is eager to sting Scotland.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
AWJ +14: It's The42's Six Nations Team of the Championship
Here’s who stood out for us since the start of February.
'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.
Penaud punishes Italy as France survive late onslaught
The wing scored, assisted and denied tries in a tight contest in Rome.
Wales v Ireland, Six Nations
We went minute-by-minute as Ireland went to rain on a Welsh Grand Slam parade.
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.
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.”
Beirne and O'Brien in harness as Ireland bid to halt Welsh title bid
Joe Schmidt has also recalled Andrew Porter, Kieran Marmion and Quinn Roux to his squad for his final Six Nations match.
Hard work and patience the name of the game for Munster's Ryan
The tighthead has forced his way into Joe Schmidt’s plans after sitting out the first two rounds of Six Nation action.
O'Brien and Beirne training hard to give Schmidt headaches for Cardiff
The pair missed out on selection last week but are pushing to be involved against Wales.
Van der Flier sidelined but Kearney and Carbery 'ready to rock and roll'
Dan Leavy is back in the Ireland squad for the final Six Nations game against Wales, while Ross Byrne has been released back to Leinster.
Scotland lose their first-choice back three for trip to Twickenham
Tommy Seymour, Blair Kinghorn and Stuart Hogg have all been ruled out of Saturday’s Six Nations clash.
Back in business: It's The42's Six Nations Team of the Week
Here’s who shone brightest on the penultimate weekend of the Six Nations.
Rory Best: 'It’s exactly how you would plan your last home game here'
The captain was thrilled with how Ireland ‘attacked’ the contest.
'It's taken a while, but there was a bit of our rhythm back' -- Schmidt
The head coach was thrilled to see his side dominate the first half against France on their way to a bonus point win.
Ireland v France, Six Nations
We went minute-by-minute as Ireland attempted to retain their interest in the Championship going into the final week.
Fortune on Wales' side as Gatland's men march on towards 'dream'
Next Saturday in Cardiff should be tasty.
Gatland's Wales dig deep at Murrayfield to set up Grand Slam bid against Ireland
The visitors made it four from four with a hard-fought win over Scotland, and are one victory away from a first Slam since 2012.
'My wife was due three weeks later. I had to be able to drive her to hospital and hold my child'
Three months into retirement, Chris Henry sits down with The42 to reflect on his career with Ulster and Ireland.
Fit-again Ringrose relishing midfield match-up with 'freakish' Fickou
The Leinster centre is back in the Ireland team after injuring his hamstring against England.
'It will be hard to say goodbye': Schmidt's final Six Nations game in Dublin
The Ireland head coach is ready for his last competitive game in charge at the Aviva Stadium.
Beirne given weekend off after reporting 'soreness' in training
The Munster second row has made a strong injury comeback but has been given more time by Joe Schmidt.
'We're not going into our shell or worrying, I think a lot of people outside are'
Keith Earls says Ireland will ‘be back to themselves soon enough’ as Joe Schmidt’s side bid to finish the Six Nations strongly.
Ireland insist Cronin's omission down to 'building squad depth'
Forwards coach Simon Easterby insisted it was not a harsh call to leave the Leinster hooker out of this week’s squad.
Carbery to miss France showdown as Leavy and Henshaw remain sidelined
The Munster out-half has made good progress in his comeback, but Sunday will come too soon for a return.
Byrne and Marmion back in Schmidt's Ireland squad for France
Sean Cronin is not included in the 37-man panel, while Robbie Henshaw and Dan Leavy remain unavailable through injury.
Ireland Women suffer double injury blow as they bid to bounce back after Italy defeat
Centre Michelle Claffey required surgery on the ankle injury picked up in Italy, while Leah Lyons will be sidelined with a shoulder issue.
Captain Hawkshaw a doubt for Ireland U20s with Cork crunch match looming
The captain picked up a ‘knock’ in training yesterday and could lead Noel McNamara to run Sean French from the start.