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#Grand Slam

# grand-slam - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Serena Williams and LeBron James show their support for Nike's controversial Colin Kaepernick ad campaign
# Backing
From The42
# Backing

Serena Williams and LeBron James show their support for Nike's controversial Colin Kaepernick ad campaign

Sep 5th 2018, 4:24 PM 5,263 Views 0 Comments

“It’s their choice,” she said. “I think that’s one great thing God gave us, is the freedom of choice.”

# grand-slam - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Federer on fire in US Open third-round win over Kyrgios
# Take A Bow
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# Take A Bow

Federer on fire in US Open third-round win over Kyrgios

Sep 1st 2018, 9:44 PM 3,875 Views 2 Comments

The second set was a master class from 20-time Grand Slam winner.

# grand-slam - Friday 8 June, 2018

Munster man Ryan gets major opportunity in Ireland's number three shirt
# Starter
From The42
# Starter

Munster man Ryan gets major opportunity in Ireland's number three shirt

Jun 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,399 Views 18 Comments

The 29-year-old played a part in the Grand Slam success and now starts against the Wallabies.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'I'm going to get very greedy next year': World Cup and everything in between the target for Sean O'Brien
# Missing Man
From The42
# Missing Man

'I'm going to get very greedy next year': World Cup and everything in between the target for Sean O'Brien

May 29th 2018, 6:00 AM 12,704 Views 19 Comments

The back row is having to busy himself with rehab and racing before approaching a comeback in the new season.

# grand-slam - Sunday 13 May, 2018

How Jacob Stockdale scored seven tries to break the Six Nations record
# Try Machine
From The42
# Try Machine

How Jacob Stockdale scored seven tries to break the Six Nations record

May 13th 2018, 7:45 AM 8,511 Views 4 Comments

The 22-year-old talks us through each of his tries during Ireland’s Grand Slam run.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

'I don’t think I would have had the career I’ve had so far if it wasn’t for that day'
# Great Expectations
From The42
# Great Expectations

'I don’t think I would have had the career I’ve had so far if it wasn’t for that day'

Apr 3rd 2018, 10:36 PM 9,061 Views 3 Comments

Rory McIlroy has reflected on his 2011 Masters collapse as he looks forward to this year’s event.

# grand-slam - Monday 26 March, 2018

Ex-Fiji lock joins Cheika's Wallabies as forwards coach in time for summer Tests against Ireland
# Pack Leader
From The42
# Pack Leader

Ex-Fiji lock joins Cheika's Wallabies as forwards coach in time for summer Tests against Ireland

Mar 26th 2018, 10:25 AM 4,979 Views 2 Comments

Simon Raiwalui helped Stade Francais claim their Bouclier in 2015 and is currently working with Biarritz.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Sexton keen on Australia tour and feels Ireland's freshness told in Grand Slam
# Player Welfare
From The42
# Player Welfare

Sexton keen on Australia tour and feels Ireland's freshness told in Grand Slam

Mar 21st 2018, 5:25 PM 27,532 Views 37 Comments

The Ireland out-half believes the IRFU’s central contracting system is a key strength.

Grand Slam success will leave All Blacks wary of the threat that Ireland pose
# Jono Gibbes
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# Jono Gibbes

Grand Slam success will leave All Blacks wary of the threat that Ireland pose

Mar 21st 2018, 3:19 PM 37,588 Views 21 Comments

Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes believes the All Blacks will be looking anxiously over their shoulders.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

The Rugby Show: Rating the Irish Grand Slam winners' performances
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

The Rugby Show: Rating the Irish Grand Slam winners' performances

Mar 20th 2018, 5:14 PM 31,112 Views 16 Comments

Let us know what you made of the Irish team’s performance over the course of the five games.

# grand-slam - Monday 19 March, 2018

'I used to watch the Five Nations and think these places were on a whole different planet'
# Joe Show
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# Joe Show

'I used to watch the Five Nations and think these places were on a whole different planet'

Mar 19th 2018, 11:45 AM 56,954 Views 33 Comments

Joe Schmidt was in reflective form after he added to his exceptional list of honours.

Johnny Sexton revels in Grand Slam glory after 'weird, horrible' build-up week
# The Master
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# The Master

Johnny Sexton revels in Grand Slam glory after 'weird, horrible' build-up week

Mar 19th 2018, 10:00 AM 59,950 Views 33 Comments

The 32-year-old out-half found the pre-match days nerve-wracking.

# grand-slam - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'I was just hoping to play with Leinster A and maybe get a few caps with the senior team'
# Hotshot
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# Hotshot

'I was just hoping to play with Leinster A and maybe get a few caps with the senior team'

Mar 18th 2018, 3:51 PM 18,582 Views 16 Comments

20-year-old Grand Slam winner Jordan Larmour has far exceeded his hopes for the season.

Keith Earls' tap tackle was one of the moments of Ireland's Grand Slam match
# SKILL
From The42
# SKILL

Keith Earls' tap tackle was one of the moments of Ireland's Grand Slam match

Mar 18th 2018, 3:01 PM 16,401 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland wing recovered brilliantly to take down Elliot Daly early in the second half.

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win
# BOD
From The42
# BOD

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win

Mar 18th 2018, 11:55 AM 27,454 Views 13 Comments

He won a handy €500 from a bet he put on for yesterday’s Grand Slam.

Aviva Stadium homecoming for Grand Slam winners cancelled due to snowfall
# It's Off
From The42
# It's Off

Aviva Stadium homecoming for Grand Slam winners cancelled due to snowfall

Mar 18th 2018, 11:51 AM 8,444 Views 5 Comments

Adverse weather conditions means the free-entry event due to take place at 4.30pm has been cancelled.

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win
# BOD
From The Daily Edge
# BOD

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win

Mar 18th 2018, 11:26 AM 12,135 Views 5 Comments

He won a handy €500 from a bet he put on for yesterday’s Grand Slam.

Analysis: Schmidt's genius set-piece strike cuts England apart for Stander try
# Detail
From The42
# Detail

Analysis: Schmidt's genius set-piece strike cuts England apart for Stander try

Mar 18th 2018, 8:00 AM 78,662 Views 38 Comments

The Ireland head coach kept back this play for three years before it worked beautifully to help win a Grand Slam.

# grand-slam - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Irish and Six Nations records look easy as Stockdale continually looks to the next step
# Prolific
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# Prolific

Irish and Six Nations records look easy as Stockdale continually looks to the next step

Mar 17th 2018, 10:29 PM 16,133 Views 17 Comments

The 21-year-old has set a new bar for Irish tries in a single season.

'If they had been a bit more injured, it would've been safer in the changing room!'
# Celebrations
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# Celebrations

'If they had been a bit more injured, it would've been safer in the changing room!'

Mar 17th 2018, 8:08 PM 39,797 Views 13 Comments

Ireland’s players soaked up every moment of their Grand Slam success.

'We wanted to play with a bigger dead-ball area' - England plan backfires
# Lady Luck
From The42
# Lady Luck

'We wanted to play with a bigger dead-ball area' - England plan backfires

Mar 17th 2018, 7:36 PM 25,229 Views 17 Comments

England’s decision to make the in-goal area longer made a difference in the end.

'Johnny just didn't want to do it the same way as ROG': Schmidt hails old heads in clinical win
# Slam Dunk
From The42
# Slam Dunk

'Johnny just didn't want to do it the same way as ROG': Schmidt hails old heads in clinical win

Mar 17th 2018, 6:41 PM 20,328 Views 8 Comments

There was a lot of second half work to do, but Ireland put the winning scores on the board nice and early in Twickenham.

Aviva Stadium to host homecoming celebration for Ireland squad on Sunday
# Grand Slam
From The42
# Grand Slam

Aviva Stadium to host homecoming celebration for Ireland squad on Sunday

Mar 17th 2018, 5:47 PM 11,523 Views 7 Comments

Tickets are free and can be purchased online.

Ireland make history as Schmidt's men claim glorious Grand Slam in London
# Champs
From The42
# Champs

Ireland make history as Schmidt's men claim glorious Grand Slam in London

Mar 17th 2018, 4:48 PM 68,138 Views 105 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side matched the achievements of 1948 and 2009 in convincing style.

As it happened: England v Ireland, Grand Slam decider From The42
Live Mar 17th 2018, 1:45 PM

As it happened: England v Ireland, Grand Slam decider

Emergence of thrilling next generation a huge Six Nations success for Schmidt
# Youth
From The42
# Youth

Emergence of thrilling next generation a huge Six Nations success for Schmidt

Mar 17th 2018, 8:00 AM 25,822 Views 24 Comments

Irish rugby looks like it will be in fine health long after today’s Grand Slam shot.

Ireland's momentum brings belief for their Grand Slam shot in London
# History Beckons
From The42
# History Beckons

Ireland's momentum brings belief for their Grand Slam shot in London

Mar 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 11,923 Views 10 Comments

An intriguing mental and tactical battle lies ahead against an England team fighting for their lives.

# grand-slam - Friday 16 March, 2018

'It's hugely frustrating, he's already passed the number of tries that I've scored!'
# Young Guns
From The42
# Young Guns

'It's hugely frustrating, he's already passed the number of tries that I've scored!'

Mar 16th 2018, 2:47 PM 12,879 Views 3 Comments

Rory Best and the senior players have an important role to play with Ireland’s young guns.

# grand-slam - Thursday 15 March, 2018

3-0 would do: Schmidt ready to accept boring badge if it comes with a Slam
# Pragmatic
From The42
# Pragmatic

3-0 would do: Schmidt ready to accept boring badge if it comes with a Slam

Mar 15th 2018, 4:24 PM 7,643 Views 1 Comment

‘I don’t think we would be uninspired by a 3-0 victory, because we know what’s at stake.’

Henderson handed starting role as Ireland chase Grand Slam in Twickenham
# Team-Sheet
From The42
# Team-Sheet

Henderson handed starting role as Ireland chase Grand Slam in Twickenham

Mar 15th 2018, 1:47 PM 31,983 Views 39 Comments

Rob Kearney and Peter O’Mahony are cleared to play despite sitting out training early this week.

Stockdale ready to follow in Bowe's footsteps and make Grand Slam history
# Try Machine
From The42
# Try Machine

Stockdale ready to follow in Bowe's footsteps and make Grand Slam history

Mar 15th 2018, 9:01 AM 20,827 Views 26 Comments

The 21-year-old seems to be breaking records every weekend for Ireland.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

CJ Stander: 'I felt inside I wanted to flip the table and dance on it'
# First Win
From The42
# First Win

CJ Stander: 'I felt inside I wanted to flip the table and dance on it'

Mar 14th 2018, 6:30 AM 14,409 Views 10 Comments

Ireland’s Six Nations title is the Munster man’s first title success at senior level.

'We were trying to get him to sing 'Joxer Goes To Twickenham' but he couldn’t pull it off!'
# Christy
From The42
# Christy

'We were trying to get him to sing 'Joxer Goes To Twickenham' but he couldn’t pull it off!'

Mar 14th 2018, 6:00 AM 26,073 Views 11 Comments

Ireland aren’t getting distracted with a Grand Slam on the line in London this weekend.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Ankle keeps Kearney out of Ireland session, but Healy and Sexton in full training
# Running Repairs
From The42
# Running Repairs

Ankle keeps Kearney out of Ireland session, but Healy and Sexton in full training

Mar 13th 2018, 3:26 PM 8,310 Views 19 Comments

Cian Healy and Johnny Sexton got through their respective extra work in the scrum and goal-kicking on top of the field session.

# grand-slam - Monday 12 March, 2018

'The opportunity that exists is really precious' - Schmidt set for Grand Slam shot
# Bring It On
From The42
# Bring It On

'The opportunity that exists is really precious' - Schmidt set for Grand Slam shot

Mar 12th 2018, 5:50 AM 7,322 Views 8 Comments

There are battered bodies in Ireland’s squad but no one will be letting up this week.

# grand-slam - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Sexton: 'You've got to take these opportunities with both hands when they come'
# Grand Slam Is On
From The42
# Grand Slam Is On

Sexton: 'You've got to take these opportunities with both hands when they come'

Mar 10th 2018, 7:48 PM 13,065 Views 4 Comments

The experienced out-half recalls O’Gara, O’Connell and O’Driscoll leading Ireland for their 2009 success.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

'It would be really special if we managed to get three championships in five years'
# Within Reach
From The42
# Within Reach

'It would be really special if we managed to get three championships in five years'

Feb 28th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,363 Views 19 Comments

Joe Schmidt says he must find a balance between being critical of young players and building their confidence.

# grand-slam - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Federer beats Cilic in five-set victory to claim 20th Grand Slam title at Australian Open
# 20 And Counting
From The42
# 20 And Counting

Federer beats Cilic in five-set victory to claim 20th Grand Slam title at Australian Open

Jan 28th 2018, 12:00 PM 17,417 Views 30 Comments

Federer secured his 20th Grand Slam on Sunday after beating Croaita’s Marin Cilic in the Australian Open final.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Bankrupt Boris Becker pleads for help in hunt for missing trophies
# Troubled Times
From The42
# Troubled Times

Bankrupt Boris Becker pleads for help in hunt for missing trophies

Jan 24th 2018, 11:15 PM 11,182 Views 10 Comments

The German shook up the tennis world when he became the then youngest-ever male Grand Slam champion at the age of 17,

# grand-slam - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Joy Neville wins World Rugby Referee of the Year award to round off an incredible 2017
# Well Deserved
From The42
# Well Deserved

Joy Neville wins World Rugby Referee of the Year award to round off an incredible 2017

Nov 26th 2017, 9:23 PM 13,463 Views 13 Comments

The former Ireland international refereed the final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup earlier this year.