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#6 Nations

# 6-nations - Monday 25 February, 2019

Beirne hoping Schmidt gets to watch back his man-of-the-match display against Ospreys
# Locked And Loaded
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# Locked And Loaded

Beirne hoping Schmidt gets to watch back his man-of-the-match display against Ospreys

Feb 25th 2019, 12:06 AM 10,510 Views 24 Comments

‘I even forgot my scrum cap,’ said Beirne after arriving late to help Munster win in Wales.

# 6-nations - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'It certainly isn't from a lack of trying': O'Mahony hoping Ireland unlock form for French Test
# Not Far Off
From The42
# Not Far Off

'It certainly isn't from a lack of trying': O'Mahony hoping Ireland unlock form for French Test

Feb 24th 2019, 9:38 PM 22,833 Views 37 Comments

‘I’m not going to sit here and say we’re delighted with the performance.’

Shades of 2007 World Cup, says Shane Horgan as Ireland continue to struggle
# Demons
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# Demons

Shades of 2007 World Cup, says Shane Horgan as Ireland continue to struggle

Feb 24th 2019, 6:19 PM 14,241 Views 19 Comments

‘Everything seemed to be fine, then a couple of things went wrong and we just couldn’t right it again.’

'We didn't get too many launching points': Schmidt laments set-piece and errors in Rome
# Platform
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# Platform

'We didn't get too many launching points': Schmidt laments set-piece and errors in Rome

Feb 24th 2019, 6:07 PM 9,232 Views 56 Comments

‘We’re normally nailed on at the set-piece,’ said Schmidt.

How did you rate Ireland in their stodgy win over Italy?
# Slog
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# Slog

How did you rate Ireland in their stodgy win over Italy?

Feb 24th 2019, 5:06 PM 41,747 Views 95 Comments

Tries from Quinn Roux, Jacob Stockdale, Keith Earls and Conor Murray delivered a bonus point win that feels hard to celebrate.

'If your chance comes, it comes. If it doesn't, you keep working'
# Powerhouse
From The42
# Powerhouse

'If your chance comes, it comes. If it doesn't, you keep working'

Feb 24th 2019, 2:06 AM 6,666 Views 7 Comments

Ultan Dillane is delighted to have worked his way through intense competition to get a first Six Nations start.

# 6-nations - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Cronin ready to carry Ireland forward as England's stumble reignites title hope
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Cronin ready to carry Ireland forward as England's stumble reignites title hope

Feb 23rd 2019, 11:10 PM 8,652 Views 9 Comments

The hooker was already primed to grab an opportunity before Wales stopped England’s march to the Grand Slam.

Gatland hails 'special' Wales players after downing England
# History Makers
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# History Makers

Gatland hails 'special' Wales players after downing England

Feb 23rd 2019, 7:59 PM 9,814 Views 29 Comments

Wales made history with a record 12th successive win in Test matches to keep their Grand Slam bid on course.

Wales derail England's Grand Slam attempt and take over as Six Nations leaders
# Slam Dunk
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# Slam Dunk

Wales derail England's Grand Slam attempt and take over as Six Nations leaders

Feb 23rd 2019, 6:47 PM 41,843 Views 75 Comments

Warren Gatland’s side bullied their way through 34 phases to force Cory Hill’s match-turning try.

France show glimpses of their free-flowing best, but have to work for late bonus point
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

France show glimpses of their free-flowing best, but have to work for late bonus point

Feb 23rd 2019, 4:22 PM 11,692 Views 21 Comments

Gregory Aldritt forced his way over for two late tries as France secured a bonus point victory over Scotland after 88 long minutes.

# 6-nations - Friday 22 February, 2019

Schmidt hopes to see Cronin grab opportunity after show of 'faith'
# Nugget
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# Nugget

Schmidt hopes to see Cronin grab opportunity after show of 'faith'

Feb 22nd 2019, 4:00 PM 6,725 Views 7 Comments

The explosive Leinster hooker will make just a 10th start for Ireland, his first in the Six Nations.

Carty's big chance, pack tweaks and more talking points in Ireland's team to face Italy
# Reaction
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# Reaction

Carty's big chance, pack tweaks and more talking points in Ireland's team to face Italy

Feb 22nd 2019, 2:46 PM 11,017 Views 18 Comments

Joe Schmidt has pushed for continuity in attack with the selection of Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton.

Cooney proud of overcoming struggles and potholes to make international mark
# Mindset
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# Mindset

Cooney proud of overcoming struggles and potholes to make international mark

Feb 22nd 2019, 7:15 AM 5,108 Views 6 Comments

The scrum-half had a nightmare journey to meet with Ulster before his switch from Connacht.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Constant presence Aki happy to be on the right side of Chris Farrell fear factor
# Midfield Combinations
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# Midfield Combinations

Constant presence Aki happy to be on the right side of Chris Farrell fear factor

Feb 20th 2019, 7:59 PM 11,868 Views 10 Comments

‘When you have a guy like him running down your channel, you’d be a bit scared. I know I would be.’

Team-mates can ease pressure on Murray while he rediscovers best form - Murphy
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Team-mates can ease pressure on Murray while he rediscovers best form - Murphy

Feb 20th 2019, 3:22 PM 7,032 Views 11 Comments

The skills coach also feels Johnny Sexton will continue to play his game, despite the inherent injury threat it brings.

# 6-nations - Friday 15 February, 2019

Sexton 'ready to go' for Ireland, with Henshaw expected back in training next week
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Sexton 'ready to go' for Ireland, with Henshaw expected back in training next week

Feb 15th 2019, 1:12 PM 8,993 Views 42 Comments

Tadhg Beirne is ‘progressing well’ on his return from injury, according to future head coach Andy Farrell.

# 6-nations - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Marmion set for Connacht return ahead of Ireland's trip to Italy
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Marmion set for Connacht return ahead of Ireland's trip to Italy

Feb 13th 2019, 6:56 AM 7,059 Views 29 Comments

Marmion has shaken off the ankle injury which has hampered him through the early portion of the season.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Leigh Halfpenny set for return after three months sidelined with concussion
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Leigh Halfpenny set for return after three months sidelined with concussion

Feb 12th 2019, 11:43 AM 4,659 Views 2 Comments

The Wales fullback came through symptom-free after contact training with Scarlets last week.

# 6-nations - Monday 11 February, 2019

Penaud's pearl or an Irish effort? Pick your favourite try of the Six Nations weekend
# 6 Of The Best
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# 6 Of The Best

Penaud's pearl or an Irish effort? Pick your favourite try of the Six Nations weekend

Feb 11th 2019, 5:55 PM 7,093 Views 7 Comments

We only found room for one of Jonny May’s scores.

That's a bit more like it:  Here's The42's Six Nations Team of the Week
# First XV
From The42
# First XV

That's a bit more like it: Here's The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

Feb 11th 2019, 11:30 AM 11,883 Views 21 Comments

Who shone brightest for you in week two?

# 6-nations - Saturday 9 February, 2019

'You're representing a lot of people when you play for Ireland and defeat hurts'
# Church
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# Church

'You're representing a lot of people when you play for Ireland and defeat hurts'

Feb 9th 2019, 9:00 AM 8,649 Views 6 Comments

After a difficult week, Cian Healy is hungry to get Ireland back on track at Murrayfield.

# 6-nations - Friday 8 February, 2019

Two years on, Edinburgh bus debacle still a sore spot for Schmidt
# Logistical Nightmare
From The42
# Logistical Nightmare

Two years on, Edinburgh bus debacle still a sore spot for Schmidt

Feb 8th 2019, 12:30 AM 10,206 Views 7 Comments

‘It’s an incredibly simple route from The Balmoral to Murrayfield. How the policemen got lost will forever be a bit of a mystery for us.’

# 6-nations - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Intercept specialist Stockdale wary of Russell traps
# Poacher
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# Poacher

Intercept specialist Stockdale wary of Russell traps

Feb 7th 2019, 8:30 PM 5,922 Views 3 Comments

‘If he sees you going for it, he’ll let you think you’re going to have it, and then he’ll put the ball past you.’

Injuries bring World Cup to mind as Schmidt seeks flexibility
# Opportunity Knocks
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# Opportunity Knocks

Injuries bring World Cup to mind as Schmidt seeks flexibility

Feb 7th 2019, 8:04 PM 16,283 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland head coach was enthusiastic about the prospect of entering a crucial game without his first choice lock and centres

# 6-nations - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Try-scorer Foley the sole change for Ireland U20 after England win
# Next Gen
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# Next Gen

Try-scorer Foley the sole change for Ireland U20 after England win

Feb 6th 2019, 3:31 PM 7,538 Views 18 Comments

Noel McNamara’s men go to Scotland on Friday looking to back up their brilliant opening night performance.

# 6-nations - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

'Incredibly hungry' Kilcoyne intent on creating good memories in Murrayfield
# On The Hunt
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# On The Hunt

'Incredibly hungry' Kilcoyne intent on creating good memories in Murrayfield

Feb 5th 2019, 8:08 PM 8,606 Views 19 Comments

The Munster man has had to wait and work before his latest taste of Six Nations rugby.

'If you don't get it right, we'll get nailed': Accuracy order of the day as Ireland pick themselves up
# Back On The Horse
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# Back On The Horse

'If you don't get it right, we'll get nailed': Accuracy order of the day as Ireland pick themselves up

Feb 5th 2019, 5:30 PM 7,447 Views 5 Comments

Defeat to England has Ireland maintaining a tight focus against a team who will be a World Cup rival come September.

Toner and Ringrose ruled out of Ireland's clash with Scotland
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Toner and Ringrose ruled out of Ireland's clash with Scotland

Feb 5th 2019, 2:07 PM 24,382 Views 87 Comments

Scrum coach Greg Feek hopes to have Keith Earls fit for Murrayfield.

# 6-nations - Monday 4 February, 2019

Chin up, it's The42's Six Nations Team of the Week
# Chariots Of Fire
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# Chariots Of Fire

Chin up, it's The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

Feb 4th 2019, 8:15 PM 26,659 Views 24 Comments

How many Irish players would you have picked for the best XV of round one?

Slade or something from Stade de France? Pick your favourite try from Six Nations opening weekend
# Six Of The Best
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# Six Of The Best

Slade or something from Stade de France? Pick your favourite try from Six Nations opening weekend

Feb 4th 2019, 5:23 PM 3,894 Views 2 Comments

Blair Kinghorn cruelly only features once.

# 6-nations - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Another false start a cause for concern with World Cup on the horizon
# Caught Cold
From The42
# Caught Cold

Another false start a cause for concern with World Cup on the horizon

Feb 3rd 2019, 7:55 AM 33,697 Views 77 Comments

Joe Schmidt admits it is a frustration to see his side stutter first game out again.

# 6-nations - Saturday 2 February, 2019

'We're nowhere near our best': Jones holds fire after England dominate in Dublin
# More To Come
From The42
# More To Come

'We're nowhere near our best': Jones holds fire after England dominate in Dublin

Feb 2nd 2019, 11:03 PM 14,147 Views 38 Comments

The England head coach says his side haven’t started working on their attacking game, so improvements are bound to come as the tournament wears on.

How did you rate Ireland in their humbling home loss to England?
# Out Of 10
From The42
# Out Of 10

How did you rate Ireland in their humbling home loss to England?

Feb 2nd 2019, 9:05 PM 84,606 Views 267 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side were under pressure from first minute to last as England grabbed a bonus point win.

Schmidt laments a lack of 'simmering physical intensity' in four-try loss to England
# Flex
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# Flex

Schmidt laments a lack of 'simmering physical intensity' in four-try loss to England

Feb 2nd 2019, 9:04 PM 11,968 Views 11 Comments

‘I don’t think I’ve seen a game where our opponents got so many physical, dominant tackles.’

Kinghorn claims hat-trick in classy Scotland bonus point win over Italy
# Flying Scotsmen
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# Flying Scotsmen

Kinghorn claims hat-trick in classy Scotland bonus point win over Italy

Feb 2nd 2019, 4:13 PM 5,442 Views 9 Comments

Only a late trio of Italy tries took any gloss off a fine Scottish performance.

U20 boss McNamara unfazed and unsurprised by superb win over England
# Expectation
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# Expectation

U20 boss McNamara unfazed and unsurprised by superb win over England

Feb 2nd 2019, 8:45 AM 9,441 Views 11 Comments

The head coach paid credit to his side’s mental toughness as they twice faced 11-point deficits in the first half.

# 6-nations - Friday 1 February, 2019

Ireland U20 show attacking intent to grab brilliant bonus point win over England
# Shoot-out
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# Shoot-out

Ireland U20 show attacking intent to grab brilliant bonus point win over England

Feb 1st 2019, 9:13 PM 51,094 Views 61 Comments

Noel McNamara’s men had to battle back from 11 down twice before grabbing a superb win.

'We’re keen on playing with pace and moving England around as much as we possibly can'
# U20 RUGBY
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# U20 RUGBY

'We’re keen on playing with pace and moving England around as much as we possibly can'

Feb 1st 2019, 2:06 AM 5,683 Views 8 Comments

Cork plays host to Ireland’s next generation against the might of England tonight.

# 6-nations - Thursday 31 January, 2019

'We hate losing': O'Mahony silently simmering ahead of England clash
# Fear Factor
From The42
# Fear Factor

'We hate losing': O'Mahony silently simmering ahead of England clash

Jan 31st 2019, 7:58 PM 29,944 Views 68 Comments

The blindside cut an intense figure as he put the final touches on preparation for the opener.

Schmidt: 'I don't think it's going to be boring, it's going to be incredibly exhilarating'
# War Of Words
From The42
# War Of Words

Schmidt: 'I don't think it's going to be boring, it's going to be incredibly exhilarating'

Jan 31st 2019, 2:58 PM 5,311 Views 8 Comments

Ireland’s head coach stressed the importance of respecting an opponent’s ability.