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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# 6Nations

All time
# New Rules
Today was the best slate of Six Nations games ever - Here's how it could be like that every week
We need to reward tries rather than tight defences.
# Legend
POC: 'It was like Robbie Henshaw’s 21st birthday with the '80s hits!'
The Ireland captain explains exactly how nerve-wracking the last few hours have been.
# good man jared
The only thing better than Jared's sexy line earlier was SOB's Space Jam stretch to touch down
Jared Payne cut some lovely angles at Murrayfield today.
# fine margins
Heaslip's try-saving smash on Hogg is the sort of thing you'll remember in 50 years time
I want to be buried with today’s rugby when I die.
# headbanger
Yoann Huget goes full French, almost shrugs the Six Nations right out of Ireland's hands
‘Why shouldn’t I run the ball out of my own territory on the final play?’
# Top Dogs
The Six Nations table makes for sweet viewing this evening
Drink it in.
# Champions
Never in doubt! Ireland secure back-to-back 6 Nations titles on stunning day of rugby
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
Can England deny Ireland back-to-back Six Nations titles?
# that's entertainment
Here are the 5 first half tries from a ridiculous England v France game
The Six Nations is f***ing amazing.
# Waiting Game
'I'll be either delighted or broken': Joe Schmidt on mission acomplished in Murrayfield
The New Zealander will calm his nerves by eating dinner away from TV screens this afternoon.
# Impressive
Brilliant O'Brien and more talking points from Ireland's big win in Scotland
Fitter leaders, the backline thriving, England’s task and attack on top.
# out of ten
Here's how we rated Ireland in their swashbuckling four-try win over Scotland
Ireland’s flankers were tigerish bulldozers.
# benchmark
Four-try Ireland move into strong Six Nations position before England face France
Joe Schmidt’s men scored four tries in a hugely entertaining game at Murrayfield.
AS IT HAPPENED
Scotland v Ireland, Six Nations final day
We went minute-by-minute for Ireland’s mission to Murrayfield.
# Drama
Wales hit Italy for 61 and set Ireland a target to chase in Edinburgh
Italy were well and truly rolled over in the second half in Rome.
# Hats Off
'Who wrote this script?' We're even more pumped than before thanks to RTÉ's 6 Nations promo
Me nerves.
AS IT HAPPENED
Italy v Wales, Six Nations final day
Will Warren Gatland’s men be the clubhouse leaders by 2.30?
# cult of the coach
'I owe him a fair bit' - Joe Schmidt and Vern Cotter ready for chess match
The Kiwi pair won a Top 14 title together at Clermont back in 2010.
# champions chase
Ireland a happy camp under pressure, but O'Connell wary of Scottish spark
Game faces on, it’s the big one.
# mission to murrayfield
Open Thread: Do you think Ireland will win the Six Nations today?
Take a load off your feet and tell us how you think this Super Six Nations Saturday will unfold.
# malfunction
Devin Toner explains what went wrong with Ireland's line-out last week
If only Wales hadn’t competed…
# in the hunt
The Irish team most likely to win a Six Nations title have named their XV to face 35/1 underdogs
The Ireland women’s team are in a great position entering the final weekend.
# thumping
Beware of the Scots: 14 years ago a Murrayfield massacre ruined Ireland's Six Nations chances
That Edinburgh hiding in 2001 remains Ireland’s worst defeat to Scotland in the Six Nations era.
# bull-dowzer
Ireland U20 back row Lorcan Dow happy to take on harsh lessons
The Ulster number eight isn’t easily type-cast in age grade rugby.
# s-and sea
'You know competitors are looking after themselves': How Conor Murray approaches a week of training
The scrum-half has also been known to clear his head with a run on the beach.
# Leader
'We've all lost big games before' - POC set to bounce back with Ireland
The Ireland captain warns ‘it’s a dangerous place to go to start thinking about anything but winning the game.’
# Countdown
Letter from Edinburgh: Schmidt looking for clarity in Murrayfield
Our man in Scotland checks in as anticipation begins to build for tomorrow’s Six Nations clash
# Heroes
I looked up to O'Connell and Heaslip growing up - Scotland prospect Ashe
The 21-year-old Scotland back row is excited to be facing the legendary Ireland captain tomorrow.
# Heartbreak
Remember the time an Irish TMO denied Ireland the Six Nations in a points difference thriller?
We still don’t know how France escaped with the trophy in 2007.
# Church
'Twitter killed me' - Ireland's Healy ready to bounce back from Cardiff errors
We sat down with the loosehead prop as he gets set to pull on Ireland’s number one shirt again.
# Permutations
Here's what needs to happen to bring the Six Nations title back to Ireland
It’s tight at the top.
# Showstopper
'Wales will fancy their chances': Schmidt looks forward to 'a heck of a Saturday' to close 6 Nations
We can’t wait either, Joe.
# decisions
Ireland still without clarity over Wayne Barnes' final scrum penalty call
Head coach Joe Schmidt indicated a degree of unhappiness with the Englishman’s performances in the Six Nations.
# 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
Four years after his last start for Ireland, the winger looked back on a time he considered retiring from rugby.
# Changes
'Wear and tear' sees Zebo omitted as McGrath left disappointed too
The Munster wing has ‘rebounded and trained well’ after being told he would miss out on the Scotland game.
# large and in charge
Healy unleashed and more talking points from Ireland's team for Scotland
Zebo misses out, Joe’s ideal XV, consistency on the bench and the returning Lukey Fitz.
# tweak
Luke Fitzgerald to make long-awaited return in Ireland's 6 Nations title chase against Scotland
Joe Schmidt has also named Cian Healy in the starting line-up with Jack McGrath and Simon Zebo losing out.
# enemy
Here's the team that will attempt to deny Ireland a Six Nations title
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has made two changes for a clash with the ‘hugely motivated’ Irish.
# transition
The sky is still the limit in Ireland's new era of women's rugby
Jenny Murphy is still finding her feet at outside centre, but could find a winner’s medal around her neck this weekend.
# Good Genes
Munster hurling pedigree helping Fitzgerald thrive for Ireland under 20s
The father of the try-scoring winger enjoyed his own underage success.