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# 6nations - All time

Ireland are back up to third in the world after beating England
# Highly Rated
From The42
# Highly Rated

Ireland are back up to third in the world after beating England

Mar 2nd 2015, 8:17 PM 9,940 Views 11 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men have moved above the English thanks to their commanding victory.

Analysis: What the hell was Sean O'Brien doing to the England maul?
# Contest
From The42
# Contest

Analysis: What the hell was Sean O'Brien doing to the England maul?

Mar 2nd 2015, 7:49 PM 32,293 Views 20 Comments

There was an odd incident in the 22nd minute of play yesterday in Dublin.

France's Six Nations nightmare continues with Parra and Fofana ruled out
# Under Fire
From The42
# Under Fire

France's Six Nations nightmare continues with Parra and Fofana ruled out

Mar 2nd 2015, 4:18 PM 5,425 Views 6 Comments

Head coach Philippe Saint-André is coming under heavy criticism after the defeat to Wales.

Sexton's hamstring only 'minor' as O'Brien and Payne suffer concussion
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Sexton's hamstring only 'minor' as O'Brien and Payne suffer concussion

Mar 2nd 2015, 3:12 PM 11,284 Views 29 Comments

Both concussed players have begun their return-to-play protocols.

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw's try built on foundation of Irish work rate
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw's try built on foundation of Irish work rate

Mar 2nd 2015, 3:00 PM 17,973 Views 11 Comments

We’ve picked apart the build-up to the Connacht man’s wonderful score against England.

Seven non-Irish players have forced their way into The42's Six Nations Team of the Week
# First XV
From The42
# First XV

Seven non-Irish players have forced their way into The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

Mar 2nd 2015, 11:49 AM 14,076 Views 28 Comments

Most of them were Welsh.

'A lot of our young lads haven't played in that sort of intensity before' -- England coach Lancaster
# Dumped In Dublin
From The42
# Dumped In Dublin

'A lot of our young lads haven't played in that sort of intensity before' -- England coach Lancaster

Mar 2nd 2015, 10:26 AM 12,589 Views 21 Comments

Six of England’s starting XV yesterday had fewer than 10 international caps.

6 talking points as Ireland take control of the 6 Nations after win over England
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

6 talking points as Ireland take control of the 6 Nations after win over England

Mar 2nd 2015, 8:20 AM 64,475 Views 84 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men were in imperious form against England as they extended their winning run to 10 games.

Zebo underlining status as Schmidt favourite on Ireland's left wing
# Zeebs
From The42
# Zeebs

Zebo underlining status as Schmidt favourite on Ireland's left wing

Mar 2nd 2015, 8:00 AM 19,462 Views 37 Comments

The 24-year-old was superb in the victory over England in Dublin yesterday.

'We're not thinking about Grand Slams yet' - Ireland turn focus to Wales
# History Makers
From The42
# History Makers

'We're not thinking about Grand Slams yet' - Ireland turn focus to Wales

Mar 2nd 2015, 6:30 AM 5,354 Views 8 Comments

Ireland will gather for a short training camp in Belfast this week as Warren Gatland’s side come into focus.

Schmidt on Zebo: 'He's a free-spirited young man who loves the game'
# Working Winger
From The42
# Working Winger

Schmidt on Zebo: 'He's a free-spirited young man who loves the game'

Mar 1st 2015, 10:16 PM 15,201 Views 18 Comments

The Munster wing’s hard work made him a stand-out performer against England.

Was that display against England Paul O'Connell's final act at home in the Six Nations?
# Captain Fantastic
From The42
# Captain Fantastic

Was that display against England Paul O'Connell's final act at home in the Six Nations?

Mar 1st 2015, 9:30 PM 43,548 Views 46 Comments

Ireland will finish off this year’s Championship on the road and the captain still hasn’t decided whether he will play beyond the World Cup.

Schmidt vows to 'enjoy the moment, take a deep breath' and pour cold water on Grand Slam talk
# One Step At A Time
From The42
# One Step At A Time

Schmidt vows to 'enjoy the moment, take a deep breath' and pour cold water on Grand Slam talk

Mar 1st 2015, 7:04 PM 6,582 Views 8 Comments

‘Control is fickle’, says the Ireland coach after his team took over at the top of the Six Nations Championship.

Irish fans won't like this Welsh journalist's comments about 'lump it in the air' Ireland
# Hot Takes
From The42
# Hot Takes

Irish fans won't like this Welsh journalist's comments about 'lump it in the air' Ireland

Mar 1st 2015, 6:48 PM 19,386 Views 47 Comments

Ireland play Wales in two weeks time and already opinions are flying around.

Joe Schmidt has given a health update on Johnny Sexton and Sean O'Brien
# Medical Report
From The42
# Medical Report

Joe Schmidt has given a health update on Johnny Sexton and Sean O'Brien

Mar 1st 2015, 5:48 PM 18,720 Views 7 Comments

Two of Ireland’s most important players went off injured during the big win over England.

Player ratings: How Ireland fared in their Six Nations win over England
# Out Of 10
From The42
# Out Of 10

Player ratings: How Ireland fared in their Six Nations win over England

Mar 1st 2015, 5:37 PM 18,169 Views 43 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland were 10/10 collectively.

Schmidt's dominant Ireland see off England as Henshaw excels in Dublin
# Three In A Row
From The42
# Three In A Row

Schmidt's dominant Ireland see off England as Henshaw excels in Dublin

Mar 1st 2015, 4:46 PM 26,424 Views 82 Comments

Grand Slam hopes remain on track after a third consecutive win in this year’s Six Nations.

As it happened: Ireland v England, Six Nations From The42
Live Mar 1st 2015, 3:54 PM

As it happened: Ireland v England, Six Nations

Clive Woodward makes a very Clive Woodwardy Ireland v England prediction
# Bullish
From The42
# Bullish

Clive Woodward makes a very Clive Woodwardy Ireland v England prediction

Mar 1st 2015, 1:02 PM 16,241 Views 15 Comments

The World Cup-winning boss is firmly backing his team.

'I felt like a complete fraud' - Being a World Cup hero was tough for Jonny Wilkinson
# Conflicted
From The42
# Conflicted

'I felt like a complete fraud' - Being a World Cup hero was tough for Jonny Wilkinson

Mar 1st 2015, 10:00 AM 26,334 Views 24 Comments

The former out-half spoke to us about injuries, THAT drop goal and whether he should have left Newcastle sooner.

'We’re animals, we’re greedy' - Kearney still hungry at 60-cap milestone
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'We’re animals, we’re greedy' - Kearney still hungry at 60-cap milestone

Mar 1st 2015, 8:00 AM 12,298 Views 18 Comments

We caught up with the Ireland fullback ahead of this evening’s crucial Six Nations clash with England.

These two fans had the most serious Ireland v England discussion you are likely to see
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

These two fans had the most serious Ireland v England discussion you are likely to see

Mar 1st 2015, 6:00 AM 6,280 Views 1 Comment

Only England coming to town can inspire such heated debate.

Wasteful France allow Wales leave Paris with valuable win
# Dogged Display
From The42
# Dogged Display

Wasteful France allow Wales leave Paris with valuable win

Feb 28th 2015, 6:48 PM 9,296 Views 39 Comments

Between missed kicks and squandered overlaps, the French left a lot of points out there.

Italy's reaction to their first Six Nations away win since 2007 reminded us why we love it so much
# Scenes
From The42
# Scenes

Italy's reaction to their first Six Nations away win since 2007 reminded us why we love it so much

Feb 28th 2015, 5:18 PM 11,611 Views 11 Comments

It wasn’t pretty but the players savoured every second of the victory.

Italy snatch dramatic victory with last-gasp penalty try at Murrayfield
# Wild
From The42
# Wild

Italy snatch dramatic victory with last-gasp penalty try at Murrayfield

Feb 28th 2015, 4:25 PM 9,176 Views 11 Comments

The visitors struck at the death to earn their first Six Nations away win since 2007.

What was the Irish rugby set-up like in the early 90s? They would meet two days before a game
# Amateur Era
From The42
# Amateur Era

What was the Irish rugby set-up like in the early 90s? They would meet two days before a game

Feb 28th 2015, 11:30 AM 9,258 Views 0 Comments

It was the amateur era but the Irish team were far behind their rivals in terms of preparation.

11 Ireland v England battles that will be settled once and for all this Sunday
# Weight Of History
From The42
# Weight Of History

11 Ireland v England battles that will be settled once and for all this Sunday

Feb 27th 2015, 9:00 PM 10,742 Views 25 Comments

Hold on tight, folks. There’s a whole lot of baggage that goes along with this rivalry.

In pics: Ireland and England squads go through paces ahead of pivotal Six Nations clash
# 6Nations
From The42
# 6Nations

In pics: Ireland and England squads go through paces ahead of pivotal Six Nations clash

Feb 27th 2015, 4:58 PM 4,907 Views 5 Comments

Here’s how the Championship’s remaining unbeaten sides are shaping up for the big one on Sunday.

Jack McGrath Ireland's 'stand-out player against South Africa and he's played right through'
# Tough Calls
From The42
# Tough Calls

Jack McGrath Ireland's 'stand-out player against South Africa and he's played right through'

Feb 27th 2015, 3:12 PM 7,645 Views 8 Comments

Here’s Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt explaining some tight selection calls.

Healy held back and more talking points from Ireland's XV for England
# Big Issues
From The42
# Big Issues

Healy held back and more talking points from Ireland's XV for England

Feb 27th 2015, 3:00 PM 17,180 Views 15 Comments

There’s no change at 23, while Jordi Murphy starts his second game of the championship.

Murphy at number eight as Schmidt opts for continuity in Ireland selection
# Minimal Change
From The42
# Minimal Change

Murphy at number eight as Schmidt opts for continuity in Ireland selection

Feb 27th 2015, 2:02 PM 13,099 Views 45 Comments

Here’s the starting team and replacements to face England on Sunday afternoon.

England XV as expected with Goode and Nowell brought in for Ireland clash
# Know Your Enemy
From The42
# Know Your Enemy

England XV as expected with Goode and Nowell brought in for Ireland clash

Feb 27th 2015, 10:09 AM 8,734 Views 21 Comments

Stuart Lancaster has kept the changes in his back three.

Keith Wood: Expectation on Ireland 'not as much of a danger as in times past'
# Belief
From The42
# Belief

Keith Wood: Expectation on Ireland 'not as much of a danger as in times past'

Feb 27th 2015, 8:30 AM 6,247 Views 2 Comments

The legendary hooker is finding it difficult to pick out a winner for Sunday’s clash with England.

How good are Johnny Sexton and George Ford? We asked Jonny Wilkinson
# Expert Opinion
From The42
# Expert Opinion

How good are Johnny Sexton and George Ford? We asked Jonny Wilkinson

Feb 27th 2015, 7:00 AM 13,013 Views 11 Comments

It’s Ireland v England but it’s also Sexton v Ford.

Horne steps in for suspended Russell as Scotland name side for pivotal Italy clash
# Warriors
From The42
# Warriors

Horne steps in for suspended Russell as Scotland name side for pivotal Italy clash

Feb 26th 2015, 10:13 PM 4,966 Views 4 Comments

Vern Cotter has made two enforced and two tactical changes for Saturday’s meeting with the Azzurri.

Analysis: Joseph's X-factor for England a major threat to Ireland
# 13
From The42
# 13

Analysis: Joseph's X-factor for England a major threat to Ireland

Feb 26th 2015, 5:00 PM 18,300 Views 16 Comments

We identify what makes England’s outside centre such a dangerous attacker.

Easterby and Healy confident Jordi Murphy will 'muscle up' in Heaslip's absence
# Back Row Balance
From The42
# Back Row Balance

Easterby and Healy confident Jordi Murphy will 'muscle up' in Heaslip's absence

Feb 26th 2015, 10:05 AM 8,891 Views 35 Comments

The vice captain’s back injury has paved the way for the 23-year-old to make his third Test start.

Five days to forget in Ireland's Six Nations rivalry with England
# Dark Days
From The42
# Dark Days

Five days to forget in Ireland's Six Nations rivalry with England

Feb 26th 2015, 6:30 AM 4,859 Views 3 Comments

A not-so-happy look back at some of the days when England outgunned Ireland in the Six Nations.

Simon Zebo braced for Goode grief as Ireland aim to kick on past England
# Collective Spirit
From The42
# Collective Spirit

Simon Zebo braced for Goode grief as Ireland aim to kick on past England

Feb 26th 2015, 6:00 AM 5,342 Views 5 Comments

The wing says the Saracens fullback has ‘some of the best footwork I’ve ever seen’.

Choke conversation out of breath with Ireland refusing to take focus off England
# View From Carton House
From The42
# View From Carton House

Choke conversation out of breath with Ireland refusing to take focus off England

Feb 25th 2015, 4:49 PM 6,181 Views 3 Comments

Two weeks feels like an interminably long wait for a game of this magnitude. Roll on Sunday.