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#6Nations

# 6nations - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

If Ireland win the 6 Nations this Saturday, the trophy presentation will be a bit strange
# Subdued Celebrations
From The42
# Subdued Celebrations

If Ireland win the 6 Nations this Saturday, the trophy presentation will be a bit strange

Mar 18th 2015, 3:54 PM 13,420 Views 15 Comments

The staggered kick-off times this weekend could make for some odd post-match celebrations.

Paulie's 'guilty pleasure' might change the way you look at Ireland's most ferocious rugby player
# Outside Interests
From The42
# Outside Interests

Paulie's 'guilty pleasure' might change the way you look at Ireland's most ferocious rugby player

Mar 18th 2015, 2:47 PM 13,861 Views 8 Comments

You will struggle to guess the exact way that the Ireland captain likes to unwind.

Lessons learned in Cardiff might save Ireland in the World Cup - Mike Ross
# Master And Apprentice
From The42
# Master And Apprentice

Lessons learned in Cardiff might save Ireland in the World Cup - Mike Ross

Mar 18th 2015, 1:56 PM 4,457 Views 0 Comments

Two Kiwi head coaches go up against each other at Murrayfield this weekend.

Analysis: Where does Ireland's attack stand under Joe Schmidt?
# Ball In Hand
From The42
# Ball In Hand

Analysis: Where does Ireland's attack stand under Joe Schmidt?

Mar 18th 2015, 12:09 PM 20,820 Views 13 Comments

We’ve broken down what Ireland are attempting to do and where they can improve.

'One team has had an easy run': Gatland criticises 15 years of Six Nations fixtures
# Gatty Grenade
From The42
# Gatty Grenade

'One team has had an easy run': Gatland criticises 15 years of Six Nations fixtures

Mar 18th 2015, 10:15 AM 15,382 Views 28 Comments

The Kiwi says he would like to face ‘lesser teams’ early in the tournament before this weekend’s meeting with Italy.

Schmidt's Ireland confident white line fever will be remedied against Scotland
# 22 Visits
From The42
# 22 Visits

Schmidt's Ireland confident white line fever will be remedied against Scotland

Mar 18th 2015, 6:30 AM 4,329 Views 3 Comments

Assistant coach Simon Easterby says ‘we’re backing the players to make the right calls at the right time.’

# 6nations - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Analysis: Ireland get taste of own medicine in early stages against Wales
# Kick And Chase
From The42
# Kick And Chase

Analysis: Ireland get taste of own medicine in early stages against Wales

Mar 17th 2015, 12:00 PM 14,545 Views 14 Comments

Warren Gatland’s men dominated the early aerial exchanges at the Millennium Stadium.

# 6nations - Monday 16 March, 2015

Three Irish players make the cut in The42's Six Nations Team of the Week
# Dream Team
From The42
# Dream Team

Three Irish players make the cut in The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

Mar 16th 2015, 4:39 PM 9,366 Views 8 Comments

Wales lead the way with six after they derailed Ireland’s Grand Slam bid in Cardiff.

Ireland players 'fearful' as Schmidt ponders changes for Scotland trip
# Starting XV
From The42
# Starting XV

Ireland players 'fearful' as Schmidt ponders changes for Scotland trip

Mar 16th 2015, 3:47 PM 26,945 Views 64 Comments

Ireland have reported a clean bill of health following their disappointing defeat in Cardiff.

'I was close' - Ireland's Bowe agonisingly short of crucial try against Wales From The42

'I was close' - Ireland's Bowe agonisingly short of crucial try against Wales

Mar 16th 2015, 11:15 AM 9,287 Views 8 Comments

The right wing was halted within a metre of the Wales line in the second half.

Schmidt pushes Ireland to look towards Scotland after defeat in Wales
# Moving On
From The42
# Moving On

Schmidt pushes Ireland to look towards Scotland after defeat in Wales

Mar 16th 2015, 7:00 AM 6,257 Views 20 Comments

Eoin Reddan says the Ireland head coach told his players ‘not to dwell on’ their loss.

# 6nations - Sunday 15 March, 2015

O'Connell keen to move past Cardiff disappointment before Scotland showdown
# Poc
From The42
# Poc

O'Connell keen to move past Cardiff disappointment before Scotland showdown

Mar 15th 2015, 8:32 PM 9,462 Views 27 Comments

The Ireland captain says ‘it’s up to individuals to lift themselves’ after defeat in Wales.

Schmidt sees no need for overhaul after Millennium Stadium defeat
# Strategy
From The42
# Strategy

Schmidt sees no need for overhaul after Millennium Stadium defeat

Mar 15th 2015, 7:30 AM 10,463 Views 41 Comments

The Kiwi faces a sleepless week as he reflects on the what ifs and the maybes of the Cardiff loss.

Ireland look to build on historic England win against ruck-hungry Wales
# Getting Better
From The42
# Getting Better

Ireland look to build on historic England win against ruck-hungry Wales

Mar 15th 2015, 7:00 AM 5,441 Views 3 Comments

Tania Rosser explains that the Irish camp are focused on further improvement.

'I’m only a simple Kiwi boy' - Gatland has last laugh against Ireland
# On The Defence
From The42
# On The Defence

'I’m only a simple Kiwi boy' - Gatland has last laugh against Ireland

Mar 15th 2015, 6:30 AM 10,913 Views 16 Comments

The Wales head coach was understandably satisfied by proceedings at the Millennium Stadium yesterday.

# 6nations - Saturday 14 March, 2015

'We were screaming for it out wide' - Ireland rue major missed chance
# Overlap
From The42
# Overlap

'We were screaming for it out wide' - Ireland rue major missed chance

Mar 14th 2015, 7:59 PM 16,002 Views 15 Comments

Ireland spurned a major overlap wide on the right late in the Millennium Stadium.

Ireland have 'no gripes' with Wayne Barnes after Wales defeat
# OFFICIAL
From The42
# OFFICIAL

Ireland have 'no gripes' with Wayne Barnes after Wales defeat

Mar 14th 2015, 7:23 PM 18,141 Views 35 Comments

Joe Schmidt said his side have to take responsibility for ‘what happens in our ruck’.

England take top spot in Six Nations despite lacklustre display against Scotland
# Chariot
From The42
# Chariot

England take top spot in Six Nations despite lacklustre display against Scotland

Mar 14th 2015, 5:56 PM 11,233 Views 13 Comments

It could have been much worse for Ireland’s Championship hopes.

O'Connell left looking towards Scotland after giving 'a leg up' to Wales
# Chin Up
From The42
# Chin Up

O'Connell left looking towards Scotland after giving 'a leg up' to Wales

Mar 14th 2015, 5:40 PM 6,924 Views 2 Comments

The centurion and captain bemoaned the early glut of penalties conceded as a crucial part of Ireland’s loss.

'We've only got ourselves to blame' -- Joe Schmidt
# Slammed
From The42
# Slammed

'We've only got ourselves to blame' -- Joe Schmidt

Mar 14th 2015, 5:04 PM 9,752 Views 64 Comments

The Kiwi lamented the loss of the aerial battle as Wales shaded all the fine margins in Cardiff.

6 talking points after Ireland suffer defeat to Warren Gatland's Wales
# Big Issues
From The42
# Big Issues

6 talking points after Ireland suffer defeat to Warren Gatland's Wales

Mar 14th 2015, 5:03 PM 13,810 Views 54 Comments

The lineout failings, the Welsh defence, Wayne Barnes and an attack that couldn’t get over the line.

Here's how we rated Ireland in the heart-stopping defeat to Wales
# Out Of 10
From The42
# Out Of 10

Here's how we rated Ireland in the heart-stopping defeat to Wales

Mar 14th 2015, 4:36 PM 16,732 Views 69 Comments

Ireland trailed 12 – 0 in Cardiff and couldn’t reel Wales in during an intense contest.

Ireland's Grand Slam dream ended by ferocious Wales win in Cardiff
# Thriller
From The42
# Thriller

Ireland's Grand Slam dream ended by ferocious Wales win in Cardiff

Mar 14th 2015, 4:28 PM 28,721 Views 179 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men were beaten in an enthralling encounter at the Millennium Stadium.

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Six Nations From The42
Live Mar 14th 2015, 3:30 PM

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Six Nations

'Good touch for a big man' was made for this Cian Healy showboat
# Skillz
From The42
# Skillz

'Good touch for a big man' was made for this Cian Healy showboat

Mar 14th 2015, 2:31 PM 7,123 Views 3 Comments

Outrageous stuff from the prop.

George Hook clearly isn't a fan of Schmidt's penchant for stats judging by this analogy
# Soundbite
From The42
# Soundbite

George Hook clearly isn't a fan of Schmidt's penchant for stats judging by this analogy

Mar 14th 2015, 2:22 PM 8,010 Views 12 Comments

For entertainment alone, we’ll miss him when he retires.

Here's Joe Schmidt in full flight kick-chasing his way to a try in '89
# Joe Show
From The42
# Joe Show

Here's Joe Schmidt in full flight kick-chasing his way to a try in '89

Mar 14th 2015, 1:54 PM 8,586 Views 5 Comments

The Manawatu flier left Jean-Baptiste Lafond in his dust.

Letter from Cardiff: A Six Nations thriller awaits for relaxed Ireland
# View From The City
From The42
# View From The City

Letter from Cardiff: A Six Nations thriller awaits for relaxed Ireland

Mar 14th 2015, 8:00 AM 13,406 Views 29 Comments

Our man in Cardiff checks in before Joe Schmidt’s side take on the Welsh in a game that could decide the championship.

Schmidt's focus on 'the small jobs' to get Ireland through Cardiff test
# Detail Attention
From The42
# Detail Attention

Schmidt's focus on 'the small jobs' to get Ireland through Cardiff test

Mar 14th 2015, 7:00 AM 3,875 Views 7 Comments

Paul O’Connell says his side still haven’t wasted time thinking about a potential Grand Slam.

Open Thread: How will Ireland fare in the Six Nations clash with Wales?
# Call It
From The42
# Call It

Open Thread: How will Ireland fare in the Six Nations clash with Wales?

Mar 14th 2015, 12:05 AM 6,604 Views 24 Comments

This is gonna be great.

# 6nations - Friday 13 March, 2015

If Wales offload tomorrow like their U20s just did, the Irish Grand Slam dream is dead
# Hands
From The42
# Hands

If Wales offload tomorrow like their U20s just did, the Irish Grand Slam dream is dead

Mar 13th 2015, 8:48 PM 7,808 Views 17 Comments

The young dragons are turning on the style against the Ireland U20 team.

O'Connell 'honoured' to join ROG, BOD and Hayes in Ireland's 100 club
# Centurion
From The42
# Centurion

O'Connell 'honoured' to join ROG, BOD and Hayes in Ireland's 100 club

Mar 13th 2015, 4:50 PM 14,668 Views 13 Comments

‘I’m very competitive, that would be one of my biggest strengths,’ says the Ireland captain.

11 images as Ireland finalise preparations at the Captain's Run in the Millennium Stadium
# Looking Sharp
From The42
# Looking Sharp

11 images as Ireland finalise preparations at the Captain's Run in the Millennium Stadium

Mar 13th 2015, 4:03 PM 6,265 Views 2 Comments

One more sleep.

Wales not expecting 'attractive rugby' from Schmidt's Ireland in Cardiff
# Slugfest
From The42
# Slugfest

Wales not expecting 'attractive rugby' from Schmidt's Ireland in Cardiff

Mar 13th 2015, 1:36 PM 6,912 Views 13 Comments

Wales assistant coach Robin McBryde says Ireland’s squad looks like a ‘very happy’ one.

Jack McGrath in the blocks for 'nine-day sprint' to wrap up the Six Nations
# Number 1
From The42
# Number 1

Jack McGrath in the blocks for 'nine-day sprint' to wrap up the Six Nations

Mar 13th 2015, 9:38 AM 6,507 Views 8 Comments

Three down, two to go.

From ever-present to outsider -- Dave Kearney working hard to get back in the picture with Ireland
# Winger's Prayer
From The42
# Winger's Prayer

From ever-present to outsider -- Dave Kearney working hard to get back in the picture with Ireland

Mar 13th 2015, 8:10 AM 8,106 Views 13 Comments

The Leinster man admits it has been a frustrating experience watching Ireland defend the Six Nations without him.

Madigan: 'ROG always stepped up to the plate and he always executed too'
# IMPACT SUB
From The42
# IMPACT SUB

Madigan: 'ROG always stepped up to the plate and he always executed too'

Mar 13th 2015, 7:00 AM 7,347 Views 15 Comments

The Leinster out-half explains what goes into being a replacement in Joe Schmidt’s match day 23.

# 6nations - Thursday 12 March, 2015

19 February 2000 - The day Warren Gatland gambled on the future of Irish rugby
# New Era
From The42
# New Era

19 February 2000 - The day Warren Gatland gambled on the future of Irish rugby

Mar 12th 2015, 8:30 PM 16,308 Views 10 Comments

Mick Galwey remembers Gatland’s big decision to cap five new players against Scotland.

'I think Johnny Sexton is the in-form fly-half in the world' - Madigan
# The Best
From The42
# The Best

'I think Johnny Sexton is the in-form fly-half in the world' - Madigan

Mar 12th 2015, 7:13 PM 4,824 Views 8 Comments

The Leinster man is playing second fiddle to Sexton at the moment with Ireland.

Clermont flier Nakaitaci handed debut as PSA wields the axe for Italy clash
# Plus ça Change
From The42
# Plus ça Change

Clermont flier Nakaitaci handed debut as PSA wields the axe for Italy clash

Mar 12th 2015, 7:02 PM 5,874 Views 3 Comments

The head coach has made eight changes to the side which lost at home to Wales.