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#6Nations

# 6nations - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Today was the best slate of Six Nations games ever - Here's how it could be like that every week
# New Rules
From The42
# New Rules

Today was the best slate of Six Nations games ever - Here's how it could be like that every week

Mar 21st 2015, 8:40 PM 12,892 Views 14 Comments

We need to reward tries rather than tight defences.

POC: 'It was like Robbie Henshaw’s 21st birthday with the '80s hits!'
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

POC: 'It was like Robbie Henshaw’s 21st birthday with the '80s hits!'

Mar 21st 2015, 8:35 PM 17,690 Views 16 Comments

The Ireland captain explains exactly how nerve-wracking the last few hours have been.

The only thing better than Jared's sexy line earlier was SOB's Space Jam stretch to touch down
# Good Man Jared
From The42
# Good Man Jared

The only thing better than Jared's sexy line earlier was SOB's Space Jam stretch to touch down

Mar 21st 2015, 8:11 PM 17,435 Views 24 Comments

Jared Payne cut some lovely angles at Murrayfield today.

Heaslip's try-saving smash on Hogg is the sort of thing you'll remember in 50 years time
# Fine Margins
From The42
# Fine Margins

Heaslip's try-saving smash on Hogg is the sort of thing you'll remember in 50 years time

Mar 21st 2015, 7:52 PM 12,093 Views 18 Comments

I want to be buried with today’s rugby when I die.

Yoann Huget goes full French, almost shrugs the Six Nations right out of Ireland's hands
# Headbanger
From The42
# Headbanger

Yoann Huget goes full French, almost shrugs the Six Nations right out of Ireland's hands

Mar 21st 2015, 7:33 PM 17,778 Views 26 Comments

‘Why shouldn’t I run the ball out of my own territory on the final play?’

The Six Nations table makes for sweet viewing this evening
# Top Dogs
From The42
# Top Dogs

The Six Nations table makes for sweet viewing this evening

Mar 21st 2015, 7:22 PM 11,023 Views 16 Comments

Drink it in.

Never in doubt! Ireland secure back-to-back 6 Nations titles on stunning day of rugby
# Champions
From The42
# Champions

Never in doubt! Ireland secure back-to-back 6 Nations titles on stunning day of rugby

Mar 21st 2015, 6:55 PM 66,082 Views 127 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side are the first Ireland team to defend the Six Nations title for 66 years.

As it happened: England v France, Six Nations final day From The42
Live Mar 21st 2015, 6:13 PM

As it happened: England v France, Six Nations final day

Here are the 5 first half tries from a ridiculous England v France game
# That's Entertainment
From The42
# That's Entertainment

Here are the 5 first half tries from a ridiculous England v France game

Mar 21st 2015, 5:57 PM 5,463 Views 8 Comments

The Six Nations is f***ing amazing.

'I'll be either delighted or broken': Joe Schmidt on mission acomplished in Murrayfield
# Waiting Game
From The42
# Waiting Game

'I'll be either delighted or broken': Joe Schmidt on mission acomplished in Murrayfield

Mar 21st 2015, 4:49 PM 6,268 Views 5 Comments

The New Zealander will calm his nerves by eating dinner away from TV screens this afternoon.

Brilliant O'Brien and more talking points from Ireland's big win in Scotland
# Impressive
From The42
# Impressive

Brilliant O'Brien and more talking points from Ireland's big win in Scotland

Mar 21st 2015, 4:48 PM 26,421 Views 42 Comments

Fitter leaders, the backline thriving, England’s task and attack on top.

Here's how we rated Ireland in their swashbuckling four-try win over Scotland
# Out Of Ten
From The42
# Out Of Ten

Here's how we rated Ireland in their swashbuckling four-try win over Scotland

Mar 21st 2015, 4:34 PM 13,000 Views 35 Comments

Ireland’s flankers were tigerish bulldozers.

Four-try Ireland move into strong Six Nations position before England face France
# Benchmark
From The42
# Benchmark

Four-try Ireland move into strong Six Nations position before England face France

Mar 21st 2015, 4:22 PM 9,628 Views 18 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men scored four tries in a hugely entertaining game at Murrayfield.

As it happened: Scotland v Ireland, Six Nations final day From The42
Live Mar 21st 2015, 3:15 PM

As it happened: Scotland v Ireland, Six Nations final day

Wales hit Italy for 61 and set Ireland a target to chase in Edinburgh
# Drama
From The42
# Drama

Wales hit Italy for 61 and set Ireland a target to chase in Edinburgh

Mar 21st 2015, 2:10 PM 9,984 Views 22 Comments

Italy were well and truly rolled over in the second half in Rome.

'Who wrote this script?' We're even more pumped than before thanks to RTÉ's 6 Nations promo
# Hats Off
From The42
# Hats Off

'Who wrote this script?' We're even more pumped than before thanks to RTÉ's 6 Nations promo

Mar 21st 2015, 12:53 PM 7,060 Views 1 Comment

Me nerves.

As it happened: Italy v Wales, Six Nations final day From The42
Live Mar 21st 2015, 11:58 AM

As it happened: Italy v Wales, Six Nations final day

'I owe him a fair bit' - Joe Schmidt and Vern Cotter ready for chess match
# Cult Of The Coach
From The42
# Cult Of The Coach

'I owe him a fair bit' - Joe Schmidt and Vern Cotter ready for chess match

Mar 21st 2015, 11:08 AM 5,047 Views 0 Comments

The Kiwi pair won a Top 14 title together at Clermont back in 2010.

Ireland a happy camp under pressure, but O'Connell wary of Scottish spark
# Champions Chase
From The42
# Champions Chase

Ireland a happy camp under pressure, but O'Connell wary of Scottish spark

Mar 21st 2015, 7:00 AM 3,121 Views 2 Comments

Game faces on, it’s the big one.

Open Thread: Do you think Ireland will win the Six Nations today?
# Mission To Murrayfield
From The42
# Mission To Murrayfield

Open Thread: Do you think Ireland will win the Six Nations today?

Mar 21st 2015, 12:05 AM 10,086 Views 37 Comments

Take a load off your feet and tell us how you think this Super Six Nations Saturday will unfold.

# 6nations - Friday 20 March, 2015

Devin Toner explains what went wrong with Ireland's line-out last week
# Malfunction
From The42
# Malfunction

Devin Toner explains what went wrong with Ireland's line-out last week

Mar 20th 2015, 11:09 PM 6,675 Views 10 Comments

If only Wales hadn’t competed…

The Irish team most likely to win a Six Nations title have named their XV to face 35/1 underdogs
# In The Hunt
From The42
# In The Hunt

The Irish team most likely to win a Six Nations title have named their XV to face 35/1 underdogs

Mar 20th 2015, 10:03 PM 7,281 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland women’s team are in a great position entering the final weekend.

Beware of the Scots: 14 years ago a Murrayfield massacre ruined Ireland's Six Nations chances
# Thumping
From The42
# Thumping

Beware of the Scots: 14 years ago a Murrayfield massacre ruined Ireland's Six Nations chances

Mar 20th 2015, 7:00 PM 5,255 Views 3 Comments

That Edinburgh hiding in 2001 remains Ireland’s worst defeat to Scotland in the Six Nations era.

Ireland U20 back row Lorcan Dow happy to take on harsh lessons
# Bull-dowzer
From The42
# Bull-dowzer

Ireland U20 back row Lorcan Dow happy to take on harsh lessons

Mar 20th 2015, 6:30 PM 5,988 Views 5 Comments

The Ulster number eight isn’t easily type-cast in age grade rugby.

'You know competitors are looking after themselves': How Conor Murray approaches a week of training
# S-and Sea
From The42
# S-and Sea

'You know competitors are looking after themselves': How Conor Murray approaches a week of training

Mar 20th 2015, 5:15 PM 5,392 Views 3 Comments

The scrum-half has also been known to clear his head with a run on the beach.

'We've all lost big games before' - POC set to bounce back with Ireland
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

'We've all lost big games before' - POC set to bounce back with Ireland

Mar 20th 2015, 4:27 PM 3,297 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland captain warns ‘it’s a dangerous place to go to start thinking about anything but winning the game.’

Letter from Edinburgh: Schmidt looking for clarity in Murrayfield
# Countdown
From The42
# Countdown

Letter from Edinburgh: Schmidt looking for clarity in Murrayfield

Mar 20th 2015, 4:01 PM 18,014 Views 14 Comments

Our man in Scotland checks in as anticipation begins to build for tomorrow’s Six Nations clash

I looked up to O'Connell and Heaslip growing up - Scotland prospect Ashe
# Heroes
From The42
# Heroes

I looked up to O'Connell and Heaslip growing up - Scotland prospect Ashe

Mar 20th 2015, 1:44 PM 4,329 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old Scotland back row is excited to be facing the legendary Ireland captain tomorrow.

Remember the time an Irish TMO denied Ireland the Six Nations in a points difference thriller?
# Heartbreak
From The42
# Heartbreak

Remember the time an Irish TMO denied Ireland the Six Nations in a points difference thriller?

Mar 20th 2015, 1:13 PM 7,561 Views 4 Comments

We still don’t know how France escaped with the trophy in 2007.

'Twitter killed me' - Ireland's Healy ready to bounce back from Cardiff errors
# Church
From The42
# Church

'Twitter killed me' - Ireland's Healy ready to bounce back from Cardiff errors

Mar 20th 2015, 12:25 PM 33,428 Views 20 Comments

We sat down with the loosehead prop as he gets set to pull on Ireland’s number one shirt again.

Here's what needs to happen to bring the Six Nations title back to Ireland
# Permutations
From The42
# Permutations

Here's what needs to happen to bring the Six Nations title back to Ireland

Mar 20th 2015, 8:12 AM 35,280 Views 42 Comments

It’s tight at the top.

# 6nations - Thursday 19 March, 2015

'Wales will fancy their chances': Schmidt looks forward to 'a heck of a Saturday' to close 6 Nations
# Showstopper
From The42
# Showstopper

'Wales will fancy their chances': Schmidt looks forward to 'a heck of a Saturday' to close 6 Nations

Mar 19th 2015, 6:22 PM 6,260 Views 6 Comments

We can’t wait either, Joe.

Ireland still without clarity over Wayne Barnes' final scrum penalty call
# Decisions
From The42
# Decisions

Ireland still without clarity over Wayne Barnes' final scrum penalty call

Mar 19th 2015, 5:55 PM 15,386 Views 29 Comments

Head coach Joe Schmidt indicated a degree of unhappiness with the Englishman’s performances in the Six Nations.

'I find it hard to say I'm lucky, I've worked really hard to get back in this position' - Luke Fitzgerald
# Back From The Brink
From The42
# Back From The Brink

'I find it hard to say I'm lucky, I've worked really hard to get back in this position' - Luke Fitzgerald

Mar 19th 2015, 5:00 PM 17,535 Views 33 Comments

Four years after his last start for Ireland, the winger looked back on a time he considered retiring from rugby.

'Wear and tear' sees Zebo omitted as McGrath left disappointed too
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

'Wear and tear' sees Zebo omitted as McGrath left disappointed too

Mar 19th 2015, 2:56 PM 13,100 Views 18 Comments

The Munster wing has ‘rebounded and trained well’ after being told he would miss out on the Scotland game.

Healy unleashed and more talking points from Ireland's team for Scotland
# Large And In Charge
From The42
# Large And In Charge

Healy unleashed and more talking points from Ireland's team for Scotland

Mar 19th 2015, 1:55 PM 23,608 Views 39 Comments

Zebo misses out, Joe’s ideal XV, consistency on the bench and the returning Lukey Fitz.

Luke Fitzgerald to make long-awaited return in Ireland's 6 Nations title chase against Scotland
# Tweak
From The42
# Tweak

Luke Fitzgerald to make long-awaited return in Ireland's 6 Nations title chase against Scotland

Mar 19th 2015, 1:48 PM 11,295 Views 29 Comments

Joe Schmidt has also named Cian Healy in the starting line-up with Jack McGrath and Simon Zebo losing out.

Here's the team that will attempt to deny Ireland a Six Nations title
# Enemy
From The42
# Enemy

Here's the team that will attempt to deny Ireland a Six Nations title

Mar 19th 2015, 12:06 PM 18,181 Views 28 Comments

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has made two changes for a clash with the ‘hugely motivated’ Irish.

The sky is still the limit in Ireland's new era of women's rugby
# Transition
From The42
# Transition

The sky is still the limit in Ireland's new era of women's rugby

Mar 19th 2015, 10:10 AM 4,936 Views 2 Comments

Jenny Murphy is still finding her feet at outside centre, but could find a winner’s medal around her neck this weekend.

Munster hurling pedigree helping Fitzgerald thrive for Ireland under 20s
# Good Genes
From The42
# Good Genes

Munster hurling pedigree helping Fitzgerald thrive for Ireland under 20s

Mar 19th 2015, 8:25 AM 7,070 Views 3 Comments

The father of the try-scoring winger enjoyed his own underage success.