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#6Nations

# 6nations - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Ryan Wilson escapes 'contact with eye area' ban, available for clash with Ireland
# Scot Free
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# Scot Free

Ryan Wilson escapes 'contact with eye area' ban, available for clash with Ireland

Feb 28th 2018, 5:01 PM 3,832 Views 6 Comments

The disciplinary committee decided that Wilson’s offence was ‘reckless, light and fleeting’.

# 6nations - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Schmidt: 'We can't afford to keep conceding three tries a game'
# Defence Wins Championships
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# Defence Wins Championships

Schmidt: 'We can't afford to keep conceding three tries a game'

Feb 27th 2018, 4:09 PM 7,644 Views 14 Comments

Scotland’s success in attacking Ireland out wide last year will give Joe Schmidt and Andy Farrell plenty of headaches.

Murray and Sexton limited in training as Schmidt looks to next week for Furlong and Henderson
# Injury Update
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# Injury Update

Murray and Sexton limited in training as Schmidt looks to next week for Furlong and Henderson

Feb 27th 2018, 12:54 PM 10,775 Views 22 Comments

Schmidt was enthusiastic about the chances offered to Joey Carbery and Kieran Marmion in today’s session.

'A talent hits a target, a genius hits a target nobody else can see' - Van Graan on Conor Murray
# Baller
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# Baller

'A talent hits a target, a genius hits a target nobody else can see' - Van Graan on Conor Murray

Feb 27th 2018, 12:18 PM 36,602 Views 37 Comments

The Munster head coach was forced to wince as Conor Murray took treatment late on against Wales.

# 6nations - Monday 26 February, 2018

Scotland number 8 Wilson cited ahead of crunch clash with Ireland
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Scotland number 8 Wilson cited ahead of crunch clash with Ireland

Feb 26th 2018, 8:05 PM 15,088 Views 16 Comments

The back row will find out on Wednesday if he will be permitted to face Ireland after appearing to make contact with the eye area of Nathan Hughes.

# 6nations - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Last year's defeat in Edinburgh still rankles in Grand Slam-chasing Ireland squad
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Last year's defeat in Edinburgh still rankles in Grand Slam-chasing Ireland squad

Feb 25th 2018, 8:16 AM 11,680 Views 5 Comments

10 straight Test wins for Ireland set them on course for a mouth-watering meeting with Gregor Townsend’s impressive side.

# 6nations - Saturday 24 February, 2018

'It doesn't need to be said what is expected when you wear a 13 jersey with Ireland'
# In The Name Of Bod
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# In The Name Of Bod

'It doesn't need to be said what is expected when you wear a 13 jersey with Ireland'

Feb 24th 2018, 10:30 PM 43,283 Views 46 Comments

Chris Farrell delivered a magnificent performance on his first Six Nations outing.

'I apologise to Joe if I upset him': Schmidt and Gatland trade frosty compliments
# Sparring Partners
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# Sparring Partners

'I apologise to Joe if I upset him': Schmidt and Gatland trade frosty compliments

Feb 24th 2018, 7:18 PM 31,140 Views 26 Comments

Warren Gatland was full of praise for Ireland’s five-try display, but his tone wasn’t completely sincere.

Player ratings as Ireland see off Wales in Six Nations thriller
# Marks Out Of 10
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# Marks Out Of 10

Player ratings as Ireland see off Wales in Six Nations thriller

Feb 24th 2018, 4:21 PM 26,846 Views 94 Comments

Chris Farrell and Keith Earls were consistently excellent in a topsy-turvy affair.

Fierce fraternal rivalry makes Wales a pivotal point in Ireland's season
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Fierce fraternal rivalry makes Wales a pivotal point in Ireland's season

Feb 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 11,477 Views 15 Comments

New faces on the pitch do not diminish the spiky relationship between these sides.

# 6nations - Friday 23 February, 2018

Best allays concern over Sexton fitness, plans an unhappy 100th for Gatland
# Captain's Run
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# Captain's Run

Best allays concern over Sexton fitness, plans an unhappy 100th for Gatland

Feb 23rd 2018, 3:26 PM 20,211 Views 26 Comments

The out-half needed some physio attention at the Aviva Stadium today, but returned to finish out the session, according to the captain.

Jumpy off-field, unshakable on it: Dan Leavy is ready for the biggest game of his career
# On The Dl
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# On The Dl

Jumpy off-field, unshakable on it: Dan Leavy is ready for the biggest game of his career

Feb 23rd 2018, 7:46 AM 8,206 Views 33 Comments

Errors, momentous occasions, pivotal contests: the Leinster man sees every challenge as well within his stride.

'One opposition coach has tried to create that story': Schmidt defends Ireland's creative powers
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

'One opposition coach has tried to create that story': Schmidt defends Ireland's creative powers

Feb 23rd 2018, 4:00 AM 11,275 Views 38 Comments

Ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Wales, Schmidt sought to dispel comments Warren Gatland made in 2015.

# 6nations - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Fergie time again, Porter pounces and more talking points as Ireland name side to face Wales
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Fergie time again, Porter pounces and more talking points as Ireland name side to face Wales

Feb 22nd 2018, 5:15 PM 29,218 Views 78 Comments

The absence of two Lions from the tight five will be felt.

'I get a call every Monday from the old man and mum, trying to tweak my game'
# Son Of Hercules
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# Son Of Hercules

'I get a call every Monday from the old man and mum, trying to tweak my game'

Feb 22nd 2018, 4:00 AM 10,301 Views 8 Comments

Bundee Aki has more than Joe Schmidt to answer to when the odd pass goes astray.

# 6nations - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

'Bundee’s eyes lit up when I tried to take him on the outside'
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

'Bundee’s eyes lit up when I tried to take him on the outside'

Feb 21st 2018, 6:41 AM 16,823 Views 9 Comments

Having missed out on November, the in-form Sean Cronin is taking satisfaction in vital contributions no matter what stage of the match.

# 6nations - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

'We have to put Conor and his kicking game under pressure'
# Box Clever
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# Box Clever

'We have to put Conor and his kicking game under pressure'

Feb 20th 2018, 4:24 PM 20,333 Views 19 Comments

Wales are intent on attacking Ireland’s strengths during Saturday’s pivotal Six Nations clash.

Faletau misses out as Wales name starting XV to face Ireland
# Team-Sheet
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# Team-Sheet

Faletau misses out as Wales name starting XV to face Ireland

Feb 20th 2018, 12:29 PM 18,983 Views 42 Comments

However, Gatland has been able to recall Liam Williams, Leigh Halfpenny and Dan Biggar for his 100th match in charge of the Principality.

'It just doesn't feel like the other knee': O'Mahony's 2015 injury can't just be forgotten
# Lasting Impact
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# Lasting Impact

'It just doesn't feel like the other knee': O'Mahony's 2015 injury can't just be forgotten

Feb 20th 2018, 6:39 AM 11,070 Views 9 Comments

The blindside no longer thinks about his ACL when running out for games, but he has to keep it in mind throughout the rest of his work week.

# 6nations - Monday 19 February, 2018

Focus inwards as Ireland bid to end winless run against Wales
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Focus inwards as Ireland bid to end winless run against Wales

Feb 19th 2018, 3:44 PM 8,653 Views 7 Comments

Losses in Cardiff and a draw last time out in Dublin have left Ireland without a Six Nations win over Wales since 2014.

# 6nations - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Wales match may come too soon, but Ringrose ready to step up return
# Comeback Kid
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# Comeback Kid

Wales match may come too soon, but Ringrose ready to step up return

Feb 13th 2018, 12:48 PM 21,350 Views 16 Comments

Stuart Lancaster suggests the centre may make his return against the Kings and does not expect to have Robbie Henshaw available to take on Saracens on 1 April.

A definitive ranking of the best Six Nations tries so far
# 6 Of The Best
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# 6 Of The Best

A definitive ranking of the best Six Nations tries so far

Feb 13th 2018, 11:14 AM 11,922 Views 9 Comments

32 tries into the 2018 Championship, we give you the cream that’s risen to the top.

# 6nations - Monday 12 February, 2018

England will test their scrum against 'biggest, ugliest, strongest' Georgian pack in training this week
# Lelos
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# Lelos

England will test their scrum against 'biggest, ugliest, strongest' Georgian pack in training this week

Feb 12th 2018, 2:58 PM 12,544 Views 13 Comments

Eddie Jones’ forwards have a heavy workload before an open training session later in the week.

French rugby players questioned as witnesses by Scottish police at Edinburgh Airport
# Rugby
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# Rugby

French rugby players questioned as witnesses by Scottish police at Edinburgh Airport

Feb 12th 2018, 1:25 PM 45,606 Views 12 Comments

Police Scotland say “no crime has been committed” following their inquiries.

Terrific Thomas, excellent Earls and the rest of our Six Nations Team of the Week
# Round 2
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# Round 2

Terrific Thomas, excellent Earls and the rest of our Six Nations Team of the Week

Feb 12th 2018, 11:24 AM 10,421 Views 12 Comments

Scotland got back in the winners’ circle. England and Ireland marched on. But who stood out for you?

# 6nations - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Stockdale shows thirst for tries with clinical late finish
# Predator
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# Predator

Stockdale shows thirst for tries with clinical late finish

Feb 11th 2018, 9:21 AM 7,407 Views 16 Comments

The Ulster wing appeared to have an easy pass option, but trusted his speed to sustain his remarkable try-per-Test ratio.

# 6nations - Saturday 10 February, 2018

First international try 'something special', but Aki refuses to ease off the pedal
# Test Match Special
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# Test Match Special

First international try 'something special', but Aki refuses to ease off the pedal

Feb 10th 2018, 9:29 PM 12,156 Views 24 Comments

The Connacht man opened his try-scoring account with a powerful barge over the line in the first half of Ireland’s win over Italy.

'Keith Earls has gotten a little bit older, he hasn’t gotten any slower' -- Schmidt
# Final Stretch
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# Final Stretch

'Keith Earls has gotten a little bit older, he hasn’t gotten any slower' -- Schmidt

Feb 10th 2018, 7:28 PM 17,655 Views 17 Comments

While Sergio Parisse hailed Ireland’s style, the closing 25 minutes presented a few concerns for Joe Schmidt’s men.

# 6nations - Friday 9 February, 2018

Following a 6-year absence, Lionel Beauxis will start for France against Scotland
# Experience
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# Experience

Following a 6-year absence, Lionel Beauxis will start for France against Scotland

Feb 9th 2018, 10:54 AM 8,688 Views 22 Comments

The out-half has not won an international cap since 2012.

# 6nations - Monday 21 March, 2016

Sexton and Murray on shortlist for Six Nations Player of the Tournament
# That's A Wrap
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# That's A Wrap

Sexton and Murray on shortlist for Six Nations Player of the Tournament

Mar 21st 2016, 8:49 AM 17,987 Views 33 Comments

Grand Slam winners England lead the way with three nominees.

# 6nations - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Vunipola stars again as England claim first Grand Slam in 13 years
# Perfect Record
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# Perfect Record

Vunipola stars again as England claim first Grand Slam in 13 years

Mar 19th 2016, 10:30 PM 13,238 Views 43 Comments

Eddie Jones’ side recorded a 31-21 win in Paris to make it five wins from five in this year’s Six Nations.

# 6nations - Thursday 17 March, 2016

World Rugby calls for explanation on why Marler wasn't punished for 'gypsy boy' jibe
# Row Rumbles On
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# Row Rumbles On

World Rugby calls for explanation on why Marler wasn't punished for 'gypsy boy' jibe

Mar 17th 2016, 9:08 PM 13,018 Views 28 Comments

The Six Nations organisers have been put under scrutiny following the remark aimed at Wales prop Samson Lee.

# 6nations - Thursday 10 March, 2016

'Wales scrummage terribly illegally!' Eddie Jones is back playing mind games
# Shots Fired
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# Shots Fired

'Wales scrummage terribly illegally!' Eddie Jones is back playing mind games

Mar 10th 2016, 6:26 PM 6,200 Views 16 Comments

Referees afraid to ping Welsh infractions, says Jones ahead of Six Nations showdown.

England unchanged for Wales clash - but big Manu Tuilagi is back on the bench
# Missing Manu
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# Missing Manu

England unchanged for Wales clash - but big Manu Tuilagi is back on the bench

Mar 10th 2016, 11:15 AM 4,524 Views 4 Comments

Centre set to make his first international appearance since June 2014.

# 6nations - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

James Haskell wants to stop showing slo-mo replays of foul play on stadium screens
# Under Review
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# Under Review

James Haskell wants to stop showing slo-mo replays of foul play on stadium screens

Mar 8th 2016, 1:27 PM 7,206 Views 10 Comments

“Any tackle looks pretty bad when seen like that.”

# 6nations - Friday 26 February, 2016

'Everything else, apart from the rugby, is a sideshow': Ireland not taking Eddie Jones's bait
# Fighting Talk
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# Fighting Talk

'Everything else, apart from the rugby, is a sideshow': Ireland not taking Eddie Jones's bait

Feb 26th 2016, 3:00 PM 5,219 Views 4 Comments

Best hails Josh van der Flier as a “handful” ahead of his Ireland debut.

# 6nations - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Power boost for Ireland U20s, but injury forces changes in the pack
# Wolfpuppies
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# Wolfpuppies

Power boost for Ireland U20s, but injury forces changes in the pack

Feb 24th 2016, 1:33 PM 5,594 Views 6 Comments

Leinster back row Greg Jones and Munster prop Ben Betts look set to make their debut away to England.

# 6nations - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

McCloskey and Marshall standing by as Jared Payne sits out Ireland training
# Hamstrung
From The42
# Hamstrung

McCloskey and Marshall standing by as Jared Payne sits out Ireland training

Feb 23rd 2016, 2:06 PM 8,434 Views 23 Comments

The Kiwi took almost a full part in training on Monday, but was back in the physio room today.

'Everyone hates England!' Eddie Jones calls on players to use rivalry as motivation
# No One Likes Us
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# No One Likes Us

'Everyone hates England!' Eddie Jones calls on players to use rivalry as motivation

Feb 23rd 2016, 12:00 PM 14,288 Views 36 Comments

“There is that long-seated rivalry and hatred of England. You can feel it.”

'It hurts when he tackles': No fear over Dillane's physicality ahead of likely Twickenham debut
# Ult-imate Warrior
From The42
# Ult-imate Warrior

'It hurts when he tackles': No fear over Dillane's physicality ahead of likely Twickenham debut

Feb 23rd 2016, 6:30 AM 14,479 Views 18 Comments

Connacht’s bruising lock has been 24th man so far in this tournament, but injury means he is next in line for the number 19 shirt next time out.