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#6 Nations

# 6-nations - All time

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 33,738 Views 77 Comments

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

'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 14,187 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 84,729 Views 268 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
From The42
# Flex

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

Feb 2nd 2019, 9:04 PM 11,998 Views 12 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
From The42
# Flying Scotsmen

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

Feb 2nd 2019, 4:13 PM 5,463 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
From The42
# Expectation

U20 boss McNamara unfazed and unsurprised by superb win over England

Feb 2nd 2019, 8:45 AM 9,466 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.

Ireland U20 show attacking intent to grab brilliant bonus point win over England
# Shoot-out
From The42
# Shoot-out

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

Feb 1st 2019, 9:13 PM 51,238 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
From The42
# 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 5,706 Views 8 Comments

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

'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 29,977 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 5,336 Views 8 Comments

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

Henshaw displaces Kearney, O'Brien on the bench as Ireland open Six Nations defence against England
# Team-Sheet
From The42
# Team-Sheet

Henshaw displaces Kearney, O'Brien on the bench as Ireland open Six Nations defence against England

Jan 31st 2019, 1:34 PM 27,076 Views 94 Comments

O’Brien missed the November win over New Zealand with an arm injury, but is back for the clash with England.

We've got the last pair of tickets in town for Ireland v England to give away
# Gold Dust
From The42
# Gold Dust

We've got the last pair of tickets in town for Ireland v England to give away

Jan 31st 2019, 12:04 PM 7,645 Views 0 Comments

We’ll preview the tournament in a live event with Simon Zebo tonight.

McNamara preparing U20s to hit the ground running in Cork
# Feel The Rhythm
From The42
# Feel The Rhythm

McNamara preparing U20s to hit the ground running in Cork

Jan 30th 2019, 8:16 AM 3,872 Views 4 Comments

The U20 boss relishes the cycle of tournament rugby, and his side will work to keep England from settling into any sort of flow.

'I'm in control of my own life now': Peter Stringer enjoying his own brand of freedom in retirement
# Longevity
From The42
# Longevity

'I'm in control of my own life now': Peter Stringer enjoying his own brand of freedom in retirement

Jan 28th 2019, 4:44 PM 16,545 Views 6 Comments

A fitness fanatic, Stringer felt stronger and fitter when he retired at 40 than when he turned professional.

Cullen backs Kearney to step up performance to face England
# Big Game Player
From The42
# Big Game Player

Cullen backs Kearney to step up performance to face England

Jan 28th 2019, 9:38 AM 8,161 Views 40 Comments

Leinster’s head coach was more concerned with why his fullback was left making one-on-one tackles.

QUIZ: Can you identify the Irish U20 year?
# Boyz II Men
From The42
# Boyz II Men

QUIZ: Can you identify the Irish U20 year?

Jan 27th 2019, 8:00 PM 19,051 Views 8 Comments

Does all recent history blend together for you, or were you with these boys every step of the way?

Hartley injured, Farrell captains England squad for 'brutal' Six Nations opener against Ireland
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Hartley injured, Farrell captains England squad for 'brutal' Six Nations opener against Ireland

Jan 17th 2019, 10:08 AM 22,716 Views 50 Comments

Eddie Jones says Ireland are the best team in the world as he aims to take a first win over Joe Schmidt since 2016.

Connacht revival presents lead contenders to break into Ireland Six Nations squad
# Ireland's Call
From The42
# Ireland's Call

Connacht revival presents lead contenders to break into Ireland Six Nations squad

Jan 15th 2019, 8:00 PM 18,601 Views 26 Comments

Joe Schmidt will unveil his squad for the Grand Slam defence tomorrow, but there is precious little room for new faces.

Wasps back row Young recalled, Halfpenny included in Wales Six Nations squad
# Walking Wounded
From The42
# Walking Wounded

Wasps back row Young recalled, Halfpenny included in Wales Six Nations squad

Jan 15th 2019, 12:57 PM 4,309 Views 3 Comments

The fullback has not played since November due to concussion issues.

McKinley and uncapped Sisi among Italy's Six Nations squad
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

McKinley and uncapped Sisi among Italy's Six Nations squad

Jan 9th 2019, 5:40 PM 4,026 Views 2 Comments

Conor O’Shea will bring his squad together for training camp on 20 January.

RFU unveil 28 women given full-time professional contracts
# 15-a-side
From The42
# 15-a-side

RFU unveil 28 women given full-time professional contracts

Jan 3rd 2019, 8:09 PM 6,761 Views 3 Comments

Simon Middleton announced his 35-strong Six Nations squad today.

'It was nice to see what it takes to win a Grand Slam': Munster set to benefit from Arnold's Ireland experience
# Upward Curve
From The42
# Upward Curve

'It was nice to see what it takes to win a Grand Slam': Munster set to benefit from Arnold's Ireland experience

Mar 22nd 2018, 9:13 AM 7,601 Views 10 Comments

The young centre was a regular in Joe Schmidt’s camp through the Six Nations.

IRFU confirm Adam Griggs to stay on as Ireland Women's coach
# Give It Griggsy
From The42
# Give It Griggsy

IRFU confirm Adam Griggs to stay on as Ireland Women's coach

Mar 21st 2018, 11:50 AM 8,822 Views 3 Comments

The New Zealander originally undertook the role on a short-term basis.

Grand Slam-winning captain Rory Best signs new IRFU contract
# Captain Fantastic
From The42
# Captain Fantastic

Grand Slam-winning captain Rory Best signs new IRFU contract

Mar 20th 2018, 10:21 AM 11,516 Views 53 Comments

The hooker has extended his deal until the end of the 2019 World Cup.

7 moments that helped tilt Ireland towards Grand Slam glory
# Iconic
From The42
# Iconic

7 moments that helped tilt Ireland towards Grand Slam glory

Mar 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 16,859 Views 8 Comments

We’ll always have Paris (and Jacob Stockdale intercept tries).

'It's one of the great days for us': Snow-delayed Ireland return to warm welcome after Grand Slam
# Homecoming Kings
From The42
# Homecoming Kings

'It's one of the great days for us': Snow-delayed Ireland return to warm welcome after Grand Slam

Mar 18th 2018, 8:12 PM 22,130 Views 10 Comments

Fans, family, and a Minister were at the Shelbourne to greet the Six Nations champions.

It wasn't easy, but we found space for a few non-Grand Slam winners in our Team of the Championship
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

It wasn't easy, but we found space for a few non-Grand Slam winners in our Team of the Championship

Mar 18th 2018, 1:59 PM 18,499 Views 31 Comments

Who is a must-have in your best XV of the past 15 matches?

The influential Keith Earls finally gets the reward his brilliance deserves
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

The influential Keith Earls finally gets the reward his brilliance deserves

Mar 18th 2018, 7:52 AM 16,834 Views 12 Comments

The 30-year-old was outstanding throughout Ireland’s Grand Slam success.

'The biggest highlight of my career': Best joins O'Driscoll and Mullen in Ireland's elite club
# Captain Fantastic
From The42
# Captain Fantastic

'The biggest highlight of my career': Best joins O'Driscoll and Mullen in Ireland's elite club

Mar 18th 2018, 12:05 AM 15,236 Views 15 Comments

Ireland captain says this team are ‘greedy’ and want to build on the Grand Slam win.

Irish and Six Nations records look easy as Stockdale continually looks to the next step
# Prolific
From The42
# Prolific

Irish and Six Nations records look easy as Stockdale continually looks to the next step

Mar 17th 2018, 10:29 PM 16,152 Views 17 Comments

The 21-year-old has set a new bar for Irish tries in a single season.

'We fear no team in the world and we've proven on our day we can compete with the best'
# Flying Fullback
From The42
# Flying Fullback

'We fear no team in the world and we've proven on our day we can compete with the best'

Mar 17th 2018, 8:30 PM 14,456 Views 31 Comments

Rob Kearney produced another vintage performance on the big stage.

England slip to worst finish since 1987 in final Six Nations table
# Snakes And Ladders
From The42
# Snakes And Ladders

England slip to worst finish since 1987 in final Six Nations table

Mar 17th 2018, 7:34 PM 21,724 Views 17 Comments

Wales and Scotland claimed narrow wins to edge their way up the standings.

'Johnny just didn't want to do it the same way as ROG': Schmidt hails old heads in clinical win
# Slam Dunk
From The42
# Slam Dunk

'Johnny just didn't want to do it the same way as ROG': Schmidt hails old heads in clinical win

Mar 17th 2018, 6:41 PM 20,347 Views 8 Comments

There was a lot of second half work to do, but Ireland put the winning scores on the board nice and early in Twickenham.

The day of days - 20 pictures from Ireland's Grand Slam celebrations
# Picture Perfect
From The42
# Picture Perfect

The day of days - 20 pictures from Ireland's Grand Slam celebrations

Mar 17th 2018, 6:18 PM 20,491 Views 15 Comments

There was a lot of emotion as the players celebrated a remarkable achievement with their families.

Aviva Stadium to host homecoming celebration for Ireland squad on Sunday
# Grand Slam
From The42
# Grand Slam

Aviva Stadium to host homecoming celebration for Ireland squad on Sunday

Mar 17th 2018, 5:47 PM 11,539 Views 7 Comments

Tickets are free and can be purchased online.

How we rated Ireland's Grand Slam winners on a historic day at Twickenham
# Out Of 10
From The42
# Out Of 10

How we rated Ireland's Grand Slam winners on a historic day at Twickenham

Mar 17th 2018, 5:10 PM 59,901 Views 129 Comments

Kearney, Ringrose, Ryan, Furlong and Leavy were all superb.

Watch: Three first-half tries give Ireland the dream start at Twickenham
# Out Of The Blocks
From The42
# Out Of The Blocks

Watch: Three first-half tries give Ireland the dream start at Twickenham

Mar 17th 2018, 3:17 PM 9,869 Views 6 Comments

Ringrose, Stander and Stockdale all crossed.

Laidlaw's late penalty denies Conor O'Shea's Italy as Scotland end on a high
# Six Nations
From The42
# Six Nations

Laidlaw's late penalty denies Conor O'Shea's Italy as Scotland end on a high

Mar 17th 2018, 2:36 PM 5,700 Views 6 Comments

Italy finish with the wooden spoon.

As it happened: England v Ireland, Grand Slam decider From The42
Live Mar 17th 2018, 1:45 PM

As it happened: England v Ireland, Grand Slam decider

'Send us again into a dream land': TV3's Grand Slam tilt promo is spine-tingling
# Grand Slam Saturday
From The42
# Grand Slam Saturday

'Send us again into a dream land': TV3's Grand Slam tilt promo is spine-tingling

Mar 17th 2018, 1:06 PM 11,190 Views 9 Comments

How are the nerves?