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#6 Nations

# 6-nations - All time

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

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

Feb 3rd 2020, 7:15 AM 4,766 Views 1 Comment

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
# Footwork
From The42
# Footwork

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

Feb 2nd 2020, 6:30 PM 5,640 Views 2 Comments

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
# Fortress
From The42
# Fortress

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

Feb 2nd 2020, 12:31 AM 4,425 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Single-minded
From The42
# Single-minded

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

Feb 1st 2020, 10:08 PM 12,122 Views 10 Comments

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 From The42

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

Feb 1st 2020, 8:24 PM 11,079 Views 30 Comments

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?
# Tip The Scales
From The42
# Tip The Scales

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

Feb 1st 2020, 7:06 PM 54,453 Views 113 Comments

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' From The42

'Until you go into the trenches you never know'

Feb 1st 2020, 8:33 AM 3,534 Views 3 Comments

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
# Jack In The Box
From The42
# Jack In The Box

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

Jan 31st 2020, 9:18 PM 34,585 Views 21 Comments

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
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Moloney feeling sharper after injury and exile

Jan 31st 2020, 9:10 AM 2,750 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Competition
From The42
# Competition

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

Jan 22nd 2020, 3:46 PM 11,582 Views 12 Comments

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
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Vunipola: Mental weakness not an issue for England

Mar 21st 2019, 5:30 PM 3,223 Views 1 Comment

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
# Better Again
From The42
# Better Again

Tom Farrell senses noticeable improvement after Ireland camp

Mar 21st 2019, 6:55 AM 11,982 Views 18 Comments

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
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Six Nations wash-out shows human side of Schmidt

Mar 19th 2019, 9:35 PM 38,881 Views 85 Comments

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
# Our Picks
From The42
# Our Picks

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

Mar 17th 2019, 12:28 PM 35,016 Views 48 Comments

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
# Open And Shut Case
From The42
# Open And Shut Case

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

Mar 16th 2019, 5:28 PM 12,584 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Penaud punishes Italy as France survive late onslaught

Mar 16th 2019, 2:41 PM 6,985 Views 9 Comments

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

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Six Nations From The42
Live Mar 16th 2019, 1:47 PM

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Six Nations

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

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

Mar 14th 2019, 5:49 PM 6,675 Views 2 Comments

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
# Open And Shut Case
From The42
# Open And Shut Case

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

Mar 14th 2019, 5:00 PM 44,222 Views 33 Comments

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
# Slambusters
From The42
# Slambusters

Beirne and O'Brien in harness as Ireland bid to halt Welsh title bid

Mar 14th 2019, 2:21 PM 27,288 Views 60 Comments

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
# Back In The Mix
From The42
# Back In The Mix

Hard work and patience the name of the game for Munster's Ryan

Mar 12th 2019, 8:45 PM 9,295 Views 17 Comments

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
# Options
From The42
# Options

O'Brien and Beirne training hard to give Schmidt headaches for Cardiff

Mar 12th 2019, 2:31 PM 9,488 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Van der Flier sidelined but Kearney and Carbery 'ready to rock and roll'

Mar 12th 2019, 1:03 PM 10,634 Views 76 Comments

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
# Injury Blow
From The42
# Injury Blow

Scotland lose their first-choice back three for trip to Twickenham

Mar 11th 2019, 3:04 PM 5,873 Views 5 Comments

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
# First XV
From The42
# First XV

Back in business: It's The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

Mar 11th 2019, 12:19 PM 10,854 Views 12 Comments

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'
# Skipper
From The42
# Skipper

Rory Best: 'It’s exactly how you would plan your last home game here'

Mar 10th 2019, 8:32 PM 6,459 Views 24 Comments

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
# Cohesive
From The42
# Cohesive

'It's taken a while, but there was a bit of our rhythm back' -- Schmidt

Mar 10th 2019, 6:37 PM 9,262 Views 13 Comments

The head coach was thrilled to see his side dominate the first half against France on their way to a bonus point win.

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations From The42
Live Mar 10th 2019, 1:59 PM

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations

Fortune on Wales' side as Gatland's men march on towards 'dream'
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Fortune on Wales' side as Gatland's men march on towards 'dream'

Mar 9th 2019, 6:08 PM 9,328 Views 13 Comments

Next Saturday in Cardiff should be tasty.

Gatland's Wales dig deep at Murrayfield to set up Grand Slam bid against Ireland
# Four From Four
From The42
# Four From Four

Gatland's Wales dig deep at Murrayfield to set up Grand Slam bid against Ireland

Mar 9th 2019, 4:14 PM 10,155 Views 32 Comments

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'
# The Next Chapter
From The42
# The Next Chapter

'My wife was due three weeks later. I had to be able to drive her to hospital and hold my child'

Mar 9th 2019, 7:15 AM 55,089 Views 13 Comments

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
# 13
From The42
# 13

Fit-again Ringrose relishing midfield match-up with 'freakish' Fickou

Mar 8th 2019, 7:34 PM 7,386 Views 11 Comments

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
# Home
From The42
# Home

'It will be hard to say goodbye': Schmidt's final Six Nations game in Dublin

Mar 8th 2019, 4:32 PM 7,573 Views 9 Comments

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
# Comeback Trail
From The42
# Comeback Trail

Beirne given weekend off after reporting 'soreness' in training

Mar 8th 2019, 3:15 PM 14,000 Views 61 Comments

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'
# Stick To The Process
From The42
# Stick To The Process

'We're not going into our shell or worrying, I think a lot of people outside are'

Mar 7th 2019, 9:00 AM 4,956 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Cut
From The42
# Cut

Ireland insist Cronin's omission down to 'building squad depth'

Mar 6th 2019, 5:28 PM 10,672 Views 22 Comments

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
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Carbery to miss France showdown as Leavy and Henshaw remain sidelined

Mar 6th 2019, 2:24 PM 8,967 Views 13 Comments

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
# Back In The Mix
From The42
# Back In The Mix

Byrne and Marmion back in Schmidt's Ireland squad for France

Mar 6th 2019, 10:33 AM 27,929 Views 41 Comments

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
# Back To Front
From The42
# Back To Front

Ireland Women suffer double injury blow as they bid to bounce back after Italy defeat

Mar 5th 2019, 7:10 AM 4,134 Views 0 Comments

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
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Captain Hawkshaw a doubt for Ireland U20s with Cork crunch match looming

Mar 5th 2019, 6:45 AM 6,446 Views 2 Comments

The captain picked up a ‘knock’ in training yesterday and could lead Noel McNamara to run Sean French from the start.