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How many Irish players would make it into an Ireland/Wales composite team?
# Selection Battles
From The42
# Selection Battles

How many Irish players would make it into an Ireland/Wales composite team?

Mar 12th 2015, 5:48 PM 10,481 Views 34 Comments

Both sides have excellent starting XVs, which makes it hard to narrow down.

No concern over Sexton's hamstring but Ian Keatley travels with Ireland
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

No concern over Sexton's hamstring but Ian Keatley travels with Ireland

Mar 12th 2015, 4:48 PM 5,874 Views 10 Comments

Joe Schmidt also explained why Ian Madigan was not released back to Leinster last weekend.

100 not out: O'Connell 'incredibly motivated' to play on for Ireland
# Paulie
From The42
# Paulie

100 not out: O'Connell 'incredibly motivated' to play on for Ireland

Mar 12th 2015, 3:40 PM 4,365 Views 2 Comments

Joe Schmidt says he hasn’t discussed any retirement plans with the legendary second row.

How different would Saturday's game in Cardiff be if this dazzling out-half was involved?
# Raw Talent
From The42
# Raw Talent

How different would Saturday's game in Cardiff be if this dazzling out-half was involved?

Mar 12th 2015, 2:57 PM 6,022 Views 6 Comments

He isn’t in Warren Gatland’s plans but James Hook is still capable of producing cheeky bits of brilliance.

The 11 best images as Ireland are put through their final paces before heading to Wales
# Looking Sharp
From The42
# Looking Sharp

The 11 best images as Ireland are put through their final paces before heading to Wales

Mar 12th 2015, 2:46 PM 5,717 Views 6 Comments

Now, go beat Wales.

'Teams at Test level tend to be pretty complete' -- Schmidt ready for whatever Wales throw at him
# Kicking On
From The42
# Kicking On

'Teams at Test level tend to be pretty complete' -- Schmidt ready for whatever Wales throw at him

Mar 12th 2015, 2:26 PM 4,135 Views 2 Comments

“They have some very clear and obvious strengths,” says Schmidt. And he doesn’t expect Gatland to change tack.

Heaslip starts as Schmidt names settled Ireland team for trip to Wales
# Winning Momentum
From The42
# Winning Momentum

Heaslip starts as Schmidt names settled Ireland team for trip to Wales

Mar 12th 2015, 1:48 PM 8,416 Views 24 Comments

There’s just a single change to the Irish team searching for a fourth Six Nations win in Cardiff.

Analysis: Sexton's decision making must be sharp against aggressive Wales
# Blitzing Beast
From The42
# Blitzing Beast

Analysis: Sexton's decision making must be sharp against aggressive Wales

Mar 12th 2015, 11:16 AM 8,320 Views 6 Comments

We’ve taken a look at what Ireland can expect from the Welsh defence.

'It's difficult when you concede 20 or 30 kgs to an opponent': Would Shane Williams make it in modern rugby?
# Land Of The Giants
From The42
# Land Of The Giants

'It's difficult when you concede 20 or 30 kgs to an opponent': Would Shane Williams make it in modern rugby?

Mar 12th 2015, 8:06 AM 7,242 Views 5 Comments

Wales’ record try-scorer came late to the sport, but set it alight.

Shane Williams looks back on fearful days against 'best tactical defender' Tommy Bowe
# Inside Out
From The42
# Inside Out

Shane Williams looks back on fearful days against 'best tactical defender' Tommy Bowe

Mar 12th 2015, 6:30 AM 7,644 Views 1 Comment

One of Warren Gatland’s finest hours in charge of Wales involved the switch of the prolific try-scorer away from Bowe.

Two changes for England as they aim to keep Six Nations heat on Schmidt's Ireland
# Rivals
From The42
# Rivals

Two changes for England as they aim to keep Six Nations heat on Schmidt's Ireland

Mar 11th 2015, 4:27 PM 5,028 Views 3 Comments

Stuart Lancaster has brought Mike Brown and Courtney Lawes into his team to face Scotland on Saturday.

Heaslip to return but Schmidt keeping faith for Six Nations clash with Wales
# Continuity
From The42
# Continuity

Heaslip to return but Schmidt keeping faith for Six Nations clash with Wales

Mar 11th 2015, 2:49 PM 10,144 Views 21 Comments

The Ireland head coach looks likely to avoid changes as he aims to maintain winning momentum.

Snapshot: Paul O'Connell lined out for Ireland 'A' opposite the greatest bench of all time
# Impact
From The42
# Impact

Snapshot: Paul O'Connell lined out for Ireland 'A' opposite the greatest bench of all time

Mar 11th 2015, 2:26 PM 13,777 Views 11 Comments

You’d be tempted to throw them on well before the 60 minute mark.

He's about to win his 100th Ireland cap but Paulie's first one was pretty damn memorable
# Some Debut
From The42
# Some Debut

He's about to win his 100th Ireland cap but Paulie's first one was pretty damn memorable

Mar 11th 2015, 1:37 PM 7,797 Views 5 Comments

Ireland’s iconic second row gave an all-action performance on his debut at Lansdowne Road.

This advice from an Ireland international could really help you bulk up after the gym
# Top Tips
From The42
# Top Tips

This advice from an Ireland international could really help you bulk up after the gym

Mar 11th 2015, 12:04 PM 11,832 Views 2 Comments

While he recovers from injury, Andrew Trimble has some helpful advice for rugby players.

He used to be a 10 and refused to make sandwiches -- Paul O'Connell's genesis story is absolutely brilliant
# All It Takes
From The42
# All It Takes

He used to be a 10 and refused to make sandwiches -- Paul O'Connell's genesis story is absolutely brilliant

Mar 11th 2015, 10:17 AM 13,877 Views 14 Comments

Here’s the story of how a swimmer became a superhero.

Paul O'Connell getting better as the years go on, he scares me -- Sean Cronin
# Fear Of God
From The42
# Fear Of God

Paul O'Connell getting better as the years go on, he scares me -- Sean Cronin

Mar 11th 2015, 7:17 AM 7,380 Views 6 Comments

The hooker says there has been extra bite between packs this week as players try to match the captain’s standards.

Familiarity with Gatland not necessarily an advantage for Ireland - Best
# Calm Head
From The42
# Calm Head

Familiarity with Gatland not necessarily an advantage for Ireland - Best

Mar 10th 2015, 9:22 PM 6,797 Views 7 Comments

The Ulster hooker says ‘have an idea of what Wales are going to come with,’ but it’s not always easy to stop.

Henshaw not done tapping D'Arcy for tips while taking every chance to build Payne partnership
# Centre Of Attention
From The42
# Centre Of Attention

Henshaw not done tapping D'Arcy for tips while taking every chance to build Payne partnership

Mar 10th 2015, 6:09 PM 7,121 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s new centre partnership will sample the delights of the Millennium Stadium for the first time this weekend.

Photos of the Irish team making a fan's day will make up for all the money you lost on the horses
# Heartwarming
From The42
# Heartwarming

Photos of the Irish team making a fan's day will make up for all the money you lost on the horses

Mar 10th 2015, 4:35 PM 9,068 Views 2 Comments

Jennifer Malone was very happy to run into her heroes at Carton House.

Sexton reaching for 100% kicking capability as Ireland report full deck to take on Wales
# Ramping Up
From The42
# Ramping Up

Sexton reaching for 100% kicking capability as Ireland report full deck to take on Wales

Mar 10th 2015, 2:53 PM 5,533 Views 9 Comments

All injury concerns around Carton House are alleviating.

Warren Gatland has named the team he hopes will ruin Ireland's Grand Slam chances
# Strong Selection
From The42
# Strong Selection

Warren Gatland has named the team he hopes will ruin Ireland's Grand Slam chances

Mar 10th 2015, 12:05 PM 19,683 Views 34 Comments

There is no room for Alex Cuthbert in the Welsh matchday 23.

Unsung hero Gordon D'Arcy the man who made Ireland's backline tick
# Twelve
From The42
# Twelve

Unsung hero Gordon D'Arcy the man who made Ireland's backline tick

Mar 10th 2015, 10:49 AM 9,607 Views 14 Comments

Joe Schmidt foreshadowed the end of an era for centres of D’Arcy’s stature, but the 35-year-old will hopefully receive a fitting send-off.

Ireland prefer to leave Millennium Stadium roof open, but will bide time before decision
# Open Debate
From The42
# Open Debate

Ireland prefer to leave Millennium Stadium roof open, but will bide time before decision

Mar 10th 2015, 8:48 AM 5,928 Views 5 Comments

Unless there’s a deluge, it’ll likely be open on Saturday.

The Gatland seasons: How Ireland fared during the four years when Warren was king
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

The Gatland seasons: How Ireland fared during the four years when Warren was king

Mar 9th 2015, 8:45 PM 16,315 Views 15 Comments

The Wales coach led Ireland between 1998-2001.

A tweet from the World Rugby CEO has sent Wales into a bit of a panic
# Partisan
From The42
# Partisan

A tweet from the World Rugby CEO has sent Wales into a bit of a panic

Mar 9th 2015, 7:32 PM 19,755 Views 11 Comments

What do you make of Brett Gosper’s tweet?

'He's been written off a few times' - D'Arcy left on the outside by Ireland
# Veteran
From The42
# Veteran

'He's been written off a few times' - D'Arcy left on the outside by Ireland

Mar 9th 2015, 2:44 PM 8,119 Views 11 Comments

The 35-year-old has been omitted from Joe Schmidt’s 36-man squad for the final rounds of the Six Nations.

Sexton on track to recover for Wales while Heaslip back in full training
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Sexton on track to recover for Wales while Heaslip back in full training

Mar 9th 2015, 1:35 PM 5,901 Views 8 Comments

Ireland are ‘very happy’ with the out-half’s progress after a hamstring injury.

Schmidt adds three players to Ireland squad as Gordon D'Arcy dropped
# Extended
From The42
# Extended

Schmidt adds three players to Ireland squad as Gordon D'Arcy dropped

Mar 9th 2015, 12:20 PM 14,720 Views 33 Comments

Michael Bent, Tadhg Furlong and Dan Tuohy have been called to Carton House this week.

'I wanted to go out there and smash people' - The things you learn from a chat with Kevin Maggs
# Hero
From The42
# Hero

'I wanted to go out there and smash people' - The things you learn from a chat with Kevin Maggs

Mar 7th 2015, 12:00 PM 17,463 Views 9 Comments

The former Ireland centre talked to The42 about crash balls, Warren Gatland and Mathieu Bastareaud.

Conor Murray outlines 5 core elements of his gym routine
# Gainline
From The42
# Gainline

Conor Murray outlines 5 core elements of his gym routine

Mar 7th 2015, 9:30 AM 22,544 Views 0 Comments

The 93 kg scrum-half played every minute of the wins over England and France. Here’s a taster of what it takes to get in that condition.

Wing Simon Zebo provides the unknown amidst Ireland's intelligent planning
# Creative Influence
From The42
# Creative Influence

Wing Simon Zebo provides the unknown amidst Ireland's intelligent planning

Mar 7th 2015, 7:30 AM 6,767 Views 10 Comments

The Cork man says he won’t sacrifice the game plan just to get his hands on the ball.

Munster man O'Donnell welcomes Ireland's back row competition
# Tod
From The42
# Tod

Munster man O'Donnell welcomes Ireland's back row competition

Mar 6th 2015, 7:30 AM 4,927 Views 11 Comments

The 27-year-old Cahir man has delivered strong performances against Italy and England.

Ireland's open training session marred by unnecessary use of a selfie stick
# Best Pics
From The42
# Best Pics

Ireland's open training session marred by unnecessary use of a selfie stick

Mar 5th 2015, 6:07 PM 13,026 Views 5 Comments

Irish rugby fans got plenty of snaps with their heroes at Ravenhill today.

(It's business) It's business time as Steve Walsh pulls out as referee of Wales-Ireland game
# MIDDLE MAN
From The42
# MIDDLE MAN

(It's business) It's business time as Steve Walsh pulls out as referee of Wales-Ireland game

Mar 5th 2015, 12:02 PM 17,128 Views 29 Comments

Wayne Barnes will be the man in the middle next weekend.

Sam Warburton is hoping this hi-tech icer can help him be fit to face Ireland
# Rice Rice Baby
From The42
# Rice Rice Baby

Sam Warburton is hoping this hi-tech icer can help him be fit to face Ireland

Mar 5th 2015, 11:15 AM 7,347 Views 4 Comments

What ever happened to a bag of peas?

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against England?
# Stats
From The42
# Stats

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against England?

Mar 4th 2015, 9:15 PM 40,829 Views 21 Comments

We’ve detailed every single action by Irish players at the rucks and breakdown last weekend.

Ireland players are not just robots following Schmidt's orders -- Conor Murray
# Framework
From The42
# Framework

Ireland players are not just robots following Schmidt's orders -- Conor Murray

Mar 4th 2015, 8:00 AM 15,812 Views 33 Comments

“Joe does not stop you from backing yourself,” says the star scrum-half.

Here's Conor Murray's view on the 'pressure-off' kick that put Sunday's game beyond England
# Deft
From The42
# Deft

Here's Conor Murray's view on the 'pressure-off' kick that put Sunday's game beyond England

Mar 3rd 2015, 6:23 PM 13,394 Views 13 Comments

Ireland’s play-making number nine is almost completely satisfied with a job well done against England and is ready to get back to work tomorrow.

Analysis: How did Ireland dominate England in the Six Nations?
# Game Plan
From The42
# Game Plan

Analysis: How did Ireland dominate England in the Six Nations?

Mar 3rd 2015, 12:00 PM 18,916 Views 17 Comments

Exiting, discipline, the halfbacks, and a solid set-piece were building blocks for an impressive win.