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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# 6n

Last month
February 2023
Italy v Ireland, Six Nations
Andy Farrell’s side continued their Grand Slam bid in Rome.
Last year
# 6n
Disappointment for Ireland as McWilliams era opens with defeat to Wales at RDS
A dominant second-half showing from the visitors saw them win 27-19 in front of a record crowd.
# XV
France coach Galthié positive for Covid-19 before Six Nations opener as team named
Les Bleus face Italy in Paris on Sunday.
# 6n
Gray returns for 'red-hot favourites' Scotland as team named for England opener
Eddie Jones has labelled the hosts heavy favourites ahead of Saturday’s clash at Murrayfield.
All time
# 6n
Ireland U20s ring the changes as they 'bid to bounce back' against Italy in Cardiff
Powerful Munster back row Daniel Okeke earns his first start of the campaign in one of nine switches.
# playing on
‘I’m keen to get my elbows dirty’ - Vunipola plots his own path towards Six Nations fitness
Elsewhere yesterday, the Springboks’ ‘very good’ Eben Etzebeth returned in Toulon’s win at Racing.
# Onwards
Six Nations ‘planning to go ahead as scheduled’ despite worsening Covid-19 crisis
Andy Farrell’s Ireland are due to open their campaign against Wales in Cardiff on 7 February.
# Onwards and Upwards
'It was really emotional because you don't know the last time you're going to put on an Irish jersey'
After her recent injury return, Ireland fullback Eimear Considine is relishing facing England.
# Winning
Five-try Ireland get the better of Wales and Storm Ciara to go two from two in Six Nations
A brilliant result for Adam Griggs’ side, who go top of the table.
# six nations
Henshaw's positional switch, Murray returns and more talking points
Joe Schmidt has named his first team of the 2019 Six Nations.
# Home Advantage
How much does #HomeAdvantage matter in the Six Nations?
After a disappointing start, Ireland target Six Nations success in Twickenham this weekend.
# Champions
'Not easy taking this off for the last time': Brian O'Driscoll says thank you and goodbye
No, thank you Brian.
# Interview
‘As I get older it gets easier’: Toner in prime condition for Scottish friction
The second row is high on confidence these days and will aim to stop Scotland at source today.
# Report
O'Donoghue double helps Ireland Under 20s wash away Scotland
Mike Ruddock’s side kicked off the Six Nations with a convincing home win.
# Chart of the day
6 stats to sum up how bad Ireland were in last year's 6 Nations
This time last year, Ireland were the best at nothing and the worst at plenty.
# TV guide
24 things that will DEFINITELY happen during this year's 6 Nations TV coverage
Excited fans, tearful props and history lessons from rugby pundits to keep you close to the remote control this spring.
# focus group
Open Thread: Who would you like to see named in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad today?
Aside from Shaggy and ROG, obviously.
# Blow
Shoulder surgery likely to rule Sean O'Brien out of Six Nations
O’Brien set for surgery after injuring his shoulder against Ulster last weekend.
# Funeral March
'Slower than a Mike Ross sprint': is this the worst version of Ireland's Call ever?
The Italian band made a right mess of Ireland’s Call in the Stadio Olimpico this afternoon.
# Coy
As you were: Heaslip expected BOD to resume captaincy
The number eight said he had not been informed of Declan Kidney’s decision, but will not feel put out if O’Driscoll takes the honour.
# your call
Open thread: What Ireland side should start the 6 Nations?
Declan Kidney will have big decisions to make next February.