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#6 Nations

# 6-nations - All time

A peek outside the bubble has James Ryan refreshed and ready to get Ireland firing
# Hit-out
From The42
# Hit-out

A peek outside the bubble has James Ryan refreshed and ready to get Ireland firing

Mar 4th 2019, 9:18 AM 10,801 Views 30 Comments

A few beers and a boistorous crop of U20s has the young lock in positive mood as the Six Nations finish line comes into view.

Schmidt working to get Ireland comfortable amid distractions
# Open And Shut Case
From The42
# Open And Shut Case

Schmidt working to get Ireland comfortable amid distractions

Mar 2nd 2019, 7:20 AM 7,438 Views 6 Comments

The head coach also hit back at a comparison made between this Championship and the 2007 World Cup.

Henderson back fit and firing after 'mighty frustrating' double injury lay-off
# Locked In
From The42
# Locked In

Henderson back fit and firing after 'mighty frustrating' double injury lay-off

Mar 1st 2019, 8:00 PM 5,756 Views 6 Comments

The Ulster second row is ready to return to Ireland’s engine room against France on Sunday week.

Schmidt's Ireland feel the benefit of high-intensity U20s hit-out
# Open Session
From The42
# Open Session

Schmidt's Ireland feel the benefit of high-intensity U20s hit-out

Mar 1st 2019, 5:27 PM 25,642 Views 40 Comments

21 senior players involved as Ireland’s three-day Belfast camp ends with open session.

Sexton on track to face France, Schmidt 'hopeful' of Carbery's availability
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Sexton on track to face France, Schmidt 'hopeful' of Carbery's availability

Mar 1st 2019, 2:01 PM 15,374 Views 30 Comments

The pair trained separately during this morning’s open session in Belfast.

Borthwick plays down training-ground clashes as routine 'pushing and shoving'
# Heated
From The42
# Heated

Borthwick plays down training-ground clashes as routine 'pushing and shoving'

Feb 28th 2019, 5:54 PM 11,027 Views 1 Comment

England and Georgia players reportedly clashed after a scrum session yesterday.

Sexton rejects notion Schmidt's impending departure a distraction for Ireland
# No Excuses
From The42
# No Excuses

Sexton rejects notion Schmidt's impending departure a distraction for Ireland

Feb 26th 2019, 7:59 PM 10,122 Views 45 Comments

The Ireland out-half says it is frustrating when ‘you’re doing everything right but things just aren’t clicking’.

Second, second bottom - whatever: Six Nations form no indicator through Ireland's World Cup history
# Ceiling
From The42
# Ceiling

Second, second bottom - whatever: Six Nations form no indicator through Ireland's World Cup history

Feb 26th 2019, 4:21 PM 9,258 Views 6 Comments

Form in the spring tournament hasn’t been able to push Ireland beyond the eight yet.

French flair or big air: Choose your favourite try of the Six Nations weekend
# Six Of The Best
From The42
# Six Of The Best

French flair or big air: Choose your favourite try of the Six Nations weekend

Feb 25th 2019, 12:19 PM 5,626 Views 7 Comments

We couldn’t make room for any of Ireland’s four scores in Rome.

It's AWJ's world, we just live in it: The42's Six Nations Team of the Week
# First XV
From The42
# First XV

It's AWJ's world, we just live in it: The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

Feb 25th 2019, 11:19 AM 11,987 Views 32 Comments

The second row was an irresistible force in leading Wales to a seismic win over England.

Beirne hoping Schmidt gets to watch back his man-of-the-match display against Ospreys
# Locked And Loaded
From The42
# Locked And Loaded

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

Feb 25th 2019, 12:06 AM 10,540 Views 24 Comments

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

'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 22,859 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
From The42
# Demons

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

Feb 24th 2019, 6:19 PM 14,287 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
From The42
# Platform

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

Feb 24th 2019, 6:07 PM 9,251 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
From The42
# Slog

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

Feb 24th 2019, 5:06 PM 41,815 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 6,702 Views 7 Comments

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

Cronin ready to carry Ireland forward as England's stumble reignites title hope
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

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

Feb 23rd 2019, 11:10 PM 8,667 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
From The42
# History Makers

Gatland hails 'special' Wales players after downing England

Feb 23rd 2019, 7:59 PM 9,861 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
From The42
# Slam Dunk

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

Feb 23rd 2019, 6:47 PM 41,890 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
From The42
# 6 Nations

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

Feb 23rd 2019, 4:22 PM 11,709 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.

Schmidt hopes to see Cronin grab opportunity after show of 'faith'
# Nugget
From The42
# Nugget

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

Feb 22nd 2019, 4:00 PM 6,743 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
From The42
# Reaction

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

Feb 22nd 2019, 2:46 PM 11,033 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
From The42
# Mindset

Cooney proud of overcoming struggles and potholes to make international mark

Feb 22nd 2019, 7:15 AM 5,131 Views 6 Comments

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

Constant presence Aki happy to be on the right side of Chris Farrell fear factor
# Midfield Combinations
From The42
# Midfield Combinations

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

Feb 20th 2019, 7:59 PM 11,890 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
From The42
# 6 Nations

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

Feb 20th 2019, 3:22 PM 7,061 Views 11 Comments

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

Sexton 'ready to go' for Ireland, with Henshaw expected back in training next week
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

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

Feb 15th 2019, 1:12 PM 9,017 Views 42 Comments

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

Marmion set for Connacht return ahead of Ireland's trip to Italy
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

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

Feb 13th 2019, 6:56 AM 7,088 Views 29 Comments

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

Leigh Halfpenny set for return after three months sidelined with concussion
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Leigh Halfpenny set for return after three months sidelined with concussion

Feb 12th 2019, 11:43 AM 4,694 Views 2 Comments

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

Penaud's pearl or an Irish effort? Pick your favourite try of the Six Nations weekend
# 6 Of The Best
From The42
# 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 7,119 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 11,907 Views 21 Comments

Who shone brightest for you in week two?

'You're representing a lot of people when you play for Ireland and defeat hurts'
# Church
From The42
# Church

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

Feb 9th 2019, 9:00 AM 8,672 Views 6 Comments

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

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 10,256 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.’

Intercept specialist Stockdale wary of Russell traps
# Poacher
From The42
# Poacher

Intercept specialist Stockdale wary of Russell traps

Feb 7th 2019, 8:30 PM 5,952 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
From The42
# Opportunity Knocks

Injuries bring World Cup to mind as Schmidt seeks flexibility

Feb 7th 2019, 8:04 PM 16,323 Views 0 Comments

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

Try-scorer Foley the sole change for Ireland U20 after England win
# Next Gen
From The42
# Next Gen

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

Feb 6th 2019, 3:31 PM 7,561 Views 18 Comments

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

'Incredibly hungry' Kilcoyne intent on creating good memories in Murrayfield
# On The Hunt
From The42
# On The Hunt

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

Feb 5th 2019, 8:08 PM 8,659 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
From The42
# 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 7,472 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
From The42
# 6 Nations

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

Feb 5th 2019, 2:07 PM 24,429 Views 87 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 4th 2019, 8:15 PM 26,689 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
From The42
# 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 3,925 Views 2 Comments

Blair Kinghorn cruelly only features once.