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# ireland - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Five key questions ahead of Ireland's Six Nations opener against Wales
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

Five key questions ahead of Ireland's Six Nations opener against Wales

Feb 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 9,175 Views 2 Comments

We look at the big issues as Andy Farrell’s Ireland kick off their 2021 campaign in Cardiff.

# ireland - Saturday 6 February, 2021

'We have to be better, full stop,' says Wales coach Jenkins
# Dragon Fire
From The42
# Dragon Fire

'We have to be better, full stop,' says Wales coach Jenkins

Feb 6th 2021, 7:20 PM 5,679 Views 4 Comments

Wales take on Ireland tomorrow after slumping to seven defeats from 10 games in 2020.

‘What in the name of Jaysus were we doing going into a warzone to play rugby?’
# Cult Hero
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# Cult Hero

‘What in the name of Jaysus were we doing going into a warzone to play rugby?’

Feb 6th 2021, 10:09 AM 47,930 Views 23 Comments

Noel Mannion is best remembered for his iconic try against Wales in 1989 – but his fondest memories come from crossing the border to play in Ulster.

# ireland - Friday 5 February, 2021

'It is going to be a war of attrition. We have not won there since 2013'
# Poke The Dragon
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# Poke The Dragon

'It is going to be a war of attrition. We have not won there since 2013'

Feb 5th 2021, 8:01 PM 26,400 Views 23 Comments

Andy Farrell says criticism of Welsh team is unfair.

James Lowe gets the nod as Ireland name their team for Six Nations opener
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

James Lowe gets the nod as Ireland name their team for Six Nations opener

Feb 5th 2021, 11:17 AM 48,286 Views 103 Comments

Andy Farrell has opted for five Leinster backs in his starting XV while Josh Van Der Flier gets selected at openside.

Poll: Who do you think will be crowned 2021 Six Nations champions?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Poll: Who do you think will be crowned 2021 Six Nations champions?

Feb 5th 2021, 7:45 AM 6,840 Views 5 Comments

The tournament starts this weekend in Rome, London and Cardiff.

# ireland - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Van der Flier set to start for Ireland in Six Nations clash with Wales
# Back Row
From The42
# Back Row

Van der Flier set to start for Ireland in Six Nations clash with Wales

Feb 4th 2021, 9:55 PM 38,218 Views 41 Comments

The 27-year-old is set to team up with CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony.

‘I was blown away by the home anthem’: Fans share their stadium memories of Ireland v Wales clashes
# William Hill
From The42
# William Hill

‘I was blown away by the home anthem’: Fans share their stadium memories of Ireland v Wales clashes

Feb 4th 2021, 9:30 AM 3,775 Views 1 Comment

We’re kicking off a new series ‘Hear The Roar’ with our Six Nations coverage sponsor William Hill.

# ireland - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Major blow for Wales as wing Adams sent home for breaching Covid protocols
# Key Man
From The42
# Key Man

Major blow for Wales as wing Adams sent home for breaching Covid protocols

Feb 3rd 2021, 6:18 PM 8,619 Views 2 Comments

The 25-year-old was the top try-scorer at the 2019 World Cup.

Ireland skipper Sexton fit for Wales game after return to full training
# Good To Go
From The42
# Good To Go

Ireland skipper Sexton fit for Wales game after return to full training

Feb 3rd 2021, 4:13 PM 4,646 Views 18 Comments

The 35-year-old has recovered from a hamstring issue.

O'Mahony enjoying chances to show 'the skills and the football' for Ireland
# Wide Role
From The42
# Wide Role

O'Mahony enjoying chances to show 'the skills and the football' for Ireland

Feb 3rd 2021, 3:31 PM 6,205 Views 6 Comments

The Munster man is often tasked with holding width in Ireland’s attacking shape.

# ireland - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash
# Concussion
From The42
# Concussion

Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash

Feb 2nd 2021, 3:16 PM 26,157 Views 46 Comments

Quinn Roux has also picked up an injury, while Gavin Coombes and Ryan Baird join the squad.

IRFU had 'preliminary' discussions about a joint bid to host the 2031 World Cup
# RWC31
From The42
# RWC31

IRFU had 'preliminary' discussions about a joint bid to host the 2031 World Cup

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:36 AM 14,610 Views 22 Comments

An RFU spokesperson said a bid with Ireland, Scotland, and Wales was being considered.

# ireland - Monday 1 February, 2021

Familiar faces seem likely to lead the charge for Farrell's Ireland in Cardiff
# Ireland
From The42
# Ireland

Familiar faces seem likely to lead the charge for Farrell's Ireland in Cardiff

Updated Feb 1st 2021, 8:03 PM 25,085 Views 60 Comments

The Ireland boss will feel many of his key men are in good form coming into this Six Nations.

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines
# Article 16
# Article 16

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines

Feb 1st 2021, 6:05 PM 23,114 Views 30 Comments

The proposal caused outcry on both sides of the Irish Sea.

Tottenham and Ireland striker Parrott drops down a division in new loan move
# Fly Away
From The42
# Fly Away

Tottenham and Ireland striker Parrott drops down a division in new loan move

Feb 1st 2021, 2:42 PM 43,792 Views 32 Comments

The 18-year-old heads to Ipswich Town after his Millwall spell was cut short.

# ireland - Saturday 30 January, 2021

'There’s been a bit of craic with Killer saying that the Ardscoil lads are back'
# Obsession
From The42
# Obsession

'There’s been a bit of craic with Killer saying that the Ardscoil lads are back'

Jan 30th 2021, 7:00 AM 36,632 Views 4 Comments

Craig Casey is eager to earn his first Ireland cap.

# ireland - Friday 29 January, 2021

'His athleticism is ridiculous but he can also pack a scrum' - Beirne pushes for Ireland start
# Form
From The42
# Form

'His athleticism is ridiculous but he can also pack a scrum' - Beirne pushes for Ireland start

Updated Jan 29th 2021, 9:38 PM 26,982 Views 21 Comments

The Munster lock has been in excellent form in recent months.

New Zealand face Australia in 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup opener, as Ireland sit tight
# Schedule
From The42
# Schedule

New Zealand face Australia in 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup opener, as Ireland sit tight

Jan 29th 2021, 10:31 AM 3,101 Views 1 Comment

Adam Griggs’ side are yet to qualify amidst uncertainty due to the pandemic.

# ireland - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Farrell excited by 'great squad' and backs those lacking game time to get up to speed
# Optimism
From The42
# Optimism

Farrell excited by 'great squad' and backs those lacking game time to get up to speed

Jan 28th 2021, 7:15 AM 3,713 Views 5 Comments

The head coach believes he has named a strong squad even if several players are short of game time

Sexton spots 'good omens' for Ireland as captain closes in on 100 caps
# Wrongs To Right
From The42
# Wrongs To Right

Sexton spots 'good omens' for Ireland as captain closes in on 100 caps

Jan 28th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,678 Views 6 Comments

The 35-year-old believes Ireland are in good condition to make a dent in 2021.

Ireland still open to prospect of Porter switching to loosehead as Furlong returns
# Prop Life
From The42
# Prop Life

Ireland still open to prospect of Porter switching to loosehead as Furlong returns

Jan 28th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,135 Views 18 Comments

The 25-year-old has been crucial at tighthead for Leinster and Ireland in the past six months.

# ireland - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Alun Wyn Jones set to be fit for Wales’ Six Nations opener against Ireland
# Keeping Up With Jones
From The42
# Keeping Up With Jones

Alun Wyn Jones set to be fit for Wales’ Six Nations opener against Ireland

Jan 27th 2021, 3:26 PM 2,182 Views 2 Comments

The Wales captain has not played since December.

Dublin voted Team of the Year while Katie Taylor is again Ireland's most admired sports star
# 2020 Survey
From The42
# 2020 Survey

Dublin voted Team of the Year while Katie Taylor is again Ireland's most admired sports star

Updated Jan 27th 2021, 12:07 PM 17,714 Views 42 Comments

Taylor’s win over Delfine Persoon was voted the most memorable sporting moment.

# ireland - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Sublime Rashid helps Afghanistan secure 3-0 whitewash over Ireland
# Clean Sweep
From The42
# Clean Sweep

Sublime Rashid helps Afghanistan secure 3-0 whitewash over Ireland

Jan 26th 2021, 3:25 PM 1,971 Views 3 Comments

Ireland suffered a 36-run loss in the third one-day international in Abu Dhabi today.

'He will be there for a long time' - Munster proud of Casey's Ireland call-up
# Prospect
From The42
# Prospect

'He will be there for a long time' - Munster proud of Casey's Ireland call-up

Jan 26th 2021, 3:21 PM 6,699 Views 9 Comments

The 21-year-old Limerick man is part of the Six Nations squad.

The Ireland depth chart: Big names back and two exciting prospects
# New Squad
From The42
# New Squad

The Ireland depth chart: Big names back and two exciting prospects

Jan 26th 2021, 3:00 PM 20,329 Views 38 Comments

Andy Farrell has a few players short of game time in his 36-man squad for the Six Nations.

Furlong 'in fantastic shape' as he gets set to return for Leinster on Saturday
# 11 Months Later
From The42
# 11 Months Later

Furlong 'in fantastic shape' as he gets set to return for Leinster on Saturday

Jan 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,363 Views 8 Comments

The Wexford man is in line to feature against Scarlets this weekend.

# ireland - Monday 25 January, 2021

'McGrath is particularly unlucky to miss out. He was impressive against Munster'
# Nines
From The42
# Nines

'McGrath is particularly unlucky to miss out. He was impressive against Munster'

Jan 25th 2021, 10:00 PM 31,221 Views 52 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra breaks down Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad.

Johnny Sexton suffers 'minor' injury but Tadhg Furlong 'very close' to return
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Johnny Sexton suffers 'minor' injury but Tadhg Furlong 'very close' to return

Jan 25th 2021, 2:31 PM 5,233 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland captain was replaced in the second half at Thomond Park on Saturday.

Uncapped Casey and O'Toole included in Ireland's Six Nations squad
# Fresh Faces
From The42
# Fresh Faces

Uncapped Casey and O'Toole included in Ireland's Six Nations squad

Jan 25th 2021, 10:20 AM 40,597 Views 127 Comments

Jacob Stockdale is missing due to injury.

Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?

Jan 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 33,638 Views 40 Comments

UL’s Dr Owen Worth says the Brexit question may have been answered, but the greater concept at stake is the Union itself.

# ireland - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Afghanistan outclass Ireland in second ODI as World Cup qualification hopes dented
# Well Beaten
From The42
# Well Beaten

Afghanistan outclass Ireland in second ODI as World Cup qualification hopes dented

Jan 24th 2021, 3:11 PM 2,266 Views 2 Comments

Rahmat Shah smashed an unbeaten century to guide Afghanistan to a seven-wicket victory in Abu Dhabi.

Full steam ahead: Munster and Leinster to dominate Irish team selection
# Audition Winners
From The42
# Audition Winners

Full steam ahead: Munster and Leinster to dominate Irish team selection

Updated Jan 24th 2021, 3:00 PM 30,363 Views 60 Comments

There could be as many as 13 players from the two provinces in Ireland’s side for the Six Nations opener on 7 February.

# ireland - Thursday 21 January, 2021

'My dad gave me a good piece of advice at Christmas. He said, 'Just play like a kid.''
# Be Yourself
From The42
# Be Yourself

'My dad gave me a good piece of advice at Christmas. He said, 'Just play like a kid.''

Jan 21st 2021, 9:10 AM 10,329 Views 0 Comments

Beibhinn Parsons has been named Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Women’s Player of The Year.

Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
# Key Man
From The42
# Key Man

Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Updated Jan 21st 2021, 7:53 AM 14,124 Views 24 Comments

The Leinster man has been named the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Men’s Player of the Year.

The medical student who has made sporting history for Ireland
# Pioneer
From The42
# Pioneer

The medical student who has made sporting history for Ireland

Jan 21st 2021, 7:15 AM 8,827 Views 2 Comments

Elsa Desmond is the first woman to represent the country internationally in luge.

# ireland - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Redpath picks Scotland over England as Wales recall experienced Lydiate
# Squad Lists
From The42
# Squad Lists

Redpath picks Scotland over England as Wales recall experienced Lydiate

Jan 20th 2021, 1:10 PM 9,627 Views 5 Comments

Gregor Townsend and Wayne Pivac have named their 35-man Six Nations squads.

# ireland - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Ruddock among those keen to impress Farrell in last Six Nations audition
# Trial
From The42
# Trial

Ruddock among those keen to impress Farrell in last Six Nations audition

Jan 19th 2021, 7:05 AM 9,463 Views 10 Comments

Munster’s clash with Leinster gives players one last chance to convince the Ireland boss.

# ireland - Monday 18 January, 2021

Ireland crush UAE to square series, with Singh on song
# ODI
From The42
# ODI

Ireland crush UAE to square series, with Singh on song

Jan 18th 2021, 1:29 PM 2,861 Views 1 Comment

A remarkable all-round display from the Leinster all-rounder helped Ireland beat the UAE by 112 runs in Abu Dhabi.