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# kick-off - Thursday 1 April, 2021

How this year's new-look Women's Six Nations tournament will work
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How this year's new-look Women's Six Nations tournament will work

Apr 1st 2021, 8:57 AM 3,536 Views 1 Comment

All you need to know ahead of the 2021 Women’s Six Nations.

# kick-off - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Merkel gives go-ahead for top-level German football to resume in mid-May
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Merkel gives go-ahead for top-level German football to resume in mid-May

Updated May 6th 2020, 3:12 PM 17,113 Views 25 Comments

The Bundesliga will become the first of Europe’s biggest five leagues to return to the field.

# kick-off - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Jack McGrath one of three debutants selected for Ulster's Pro14 opener
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Jack McGrath one of three debutants selected for Ulster's Pro14 opener

Sep 26th 2019, 12:17 PM 9,264 Views 10 Comments

Craig Gilroy will also return when Dan McFarland’s side host the Ospreys tomorrow evening.

# kick-off - Thursday 25 October, 2018

'The European headquarters of college football': A test of Ireland's credentials as sporting hosts
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'The European headquarters of college football': A test of Ireland's credentials as sporting hosts

Oct 25th 2018, 8:00 PM 14,834 Views 9 Comments

Padraic O’Kane of the Aer Lingus College Football Classic organising committee reckons the country is more than equipped to become a hub of the sport long into the future.

# kick-off - Friday 5 October, 2018

Defending champions Lansdowne on the road to Clontarf while Shannon return to top flight
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Defending champions Lansdowne on the road to Clontarf while Shannon return to top flight

Oct 5th 2018, 2:12 PM 3,816 Views 0 Comments

The AIL’s top two divisions are back this weekend and we’ve got all the 1A and 1B previews.

# kick-off - Monday 6 March, 2017

No dream MLS debut for former Barcelona coach Tata Martino as new season gets underway
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No dream MLS debut for former Barcelona coach Tata Martino as new season gets underway

Mar 6th 2017, 7:30 AM 5,069 Views 0 Comments

Both expansion sides – Atlanta and Minnesota – suffered defeat in their opening fixtures.

# kick-off - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan and Murray Kinsella on Ireland's chances, tactical trends and more
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The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan and Murray Kinsella on Ireland's chances, tactical trends and more

Jan 31st 2017, 7:00 AM 14,321 Views 5 Comments

The former Ireland head coach joined us for a live preview of the tournament today.

# kick-off - Friday 11 September, 2015

No sign of Deflategate hangover as Brady inspires Patriots in NFL opener
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No sign of Deflategate hangover as Brady inspires Patriots in NFL opener

Sep 11th 2015, 8:31 AM 4,846 Views 4 Comments

The star quarterback threw four touchdowns in the 28-21 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers last night.

# kick-off - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Women's World Cup is an opportunity for Canada & welcome distraction from FIFA chaos
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Women's World Cup is an opportunity for Canada & welcome distraction from FIFA chaos

Jun 6th 2015, 10:40 PM 4,422 Views 9 Comments

The tournament gets underway in Edmonton later tonight and is bigger and better than its ever been.

# kick-off - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Analysis: Intelligent Chiefs push the boundaries by refusing the ruck
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Analysis: Intelligent Chiefs push the boundaries by refusing the ruck

Mar 26th 2015, 6:30 AM 96,131 Views 24 Comments

This just doesn’t look right on first viewing.

# kick-off - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Open thread: what are your sporting hopes for 2013? From The42

Open thread: what are your sporting hopes for 2013?

Jan 1st 2013, 12:26 AM 900 Views 17 Comments

Have that cup of coffee, shrug off last night’s celebrations and tell us what you hope to see this year.

# kick-off - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Ulster Bank League: Quinlan joins commentary team for new season's kick-off
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Ulster Bank League: Quinlan joins commentary team for new season's kick-off

Sep 27th 2012, 11:27 AM 1,007 Views 2 Comments

The former Munster back-row will offer his insight at the ‘Friday Night Lights’ opener between Young Munster and Shannon.

# kick-off - Friday 2 March, 2012

Rovers return: Hoops head to Drogheda with their sights on three-in-a-row
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Rovers return: Hoops head to Drogheda with their sights on three-in-a-row

Mar 2nd 2012, 8:35 AM 226 Views 1 Comment

We caught up with manager Stephen Kenny and chairman Jonathan Roche as the champions prepare to defend their title.

Slideshow: Meet the Airtricity League gaffers for 2012
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Slideshow: Meet the Airtricity League gaffers for 2012

Mar 2nd 2012, 8:05 AM 332 Views 0 Comments

It’s been a long winter and there are a few new faces to get used to. So don’t waste any more time in getting to know the gaffer.

# kick-off - Sunday 5 February, 2012

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations Championship From The42
Live Feb 5th 2012, 2:34 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations Championship

# kick-off - Saturday 6 August, 2011

Depleted Birmingham endure miserable start to Championship season
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Depleted Birmingham endure miserable start to Championship season

Aug 6th 2011, 6:19 PM 118 Views 0 Comments

Favourites Leicester may have won their opening day encounter against Coventry, but it wasn’t a happy baptism for either Chris Hughton or Steve McClaren.

# kick-off - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Here we go again: Irish provinces learn opponents in next season's Heineken Cup
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Here we go again: Irish provinces learn opponents in next season's Heineken Cup

Jun 7th 2011, 12:44 PM 629 Views 4 Comments

Champions Leinster were first out of the hat in Twickenham today while Connacht, Munster and Ulster also learned fate.

# kick-off - Monday 28 February, 2011

League of Ireland build-up: Bohs happy to be in the race
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League of Ireland build-up: Bohs happy to be in the race

Feb 28th 2011, 9:13 AM 319 Views 0 Comments

In the first of our club profiles, ahead of the Airtricity League’s return on Friday night, Alan Smith expects the Gypsies to be off the pace this year.

# kick-off - Saturday 5 February, 2011

Six Nations preview, meet the teams
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Six Nations preview, meet the teams

Feb 5th 2011, 7:00 AM 207 Views 0 Comments

Paul Ring introduces the sides that hope to come out on top of the northern hemisphere this year.

# kick-off - Friday 4 February, 2011

Six Nations preview: can Kidney's men answer Ireland's call?
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Six Nations preview: can Kidney's men answer Ireland's call?

Feb 4th 2011, 5:50 PM 340 Views 0 Comments

We’ve looked at the prospects of Ireland’s Six Nations rivals. Now it’s time to weigh up the strengths and weaknesses of Declan Kidney’s men.

Six Nations preview: Italy no pushover as Parisse returns
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Six Nations preview: Italy no pushover as Parisse returns

Feb 4th 2011, 2:59 PM 362 Views 0 Comments

Rejoice, for Six Nations day is finally upon us. Part five of our tournament preview takes a look at Ireland’s opponents this weekend, Nick Mallett’s Azzurri.

# kick-off - Thursday 3 February, 2011

Six Nations preview: Scotland to cause a few problems?
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Six Nations preview: Scotland to cause a few problems?

Feb 3rd 2011, 5:43 PM 323 Views 0 Comments

Thank God it’s Thursday evening, which means that there are just over twenty-four hours to go until this year’s Six Nations kicks-off. Andy Robinson’s Scotland are next up for the once-over as we continue our tournament preview.

Kristopher Burton handed debut shot against Irish in Rome
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Kristopher Burton handed debut shot against Irish in Rome

Feb 3rd 2011, 2:03 PM 1,178 Views 0 Comments

Italians name side to open the Six Nations championship against Declan Kidney’s men.

Six Nations preview: England set up as the team to beat
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Six Nations preview: England set up as the team to beat

Feb 3rd 2011, 10:50 AM 265 Views 0 Comments

We’re at the half-way point in our Six Nations preview series. Ahead of the tournament opener tomorrow night, it’s time for us to run the rule over the bookmakers’ favourites, the “Auld Enemy” from across the water.

# kick-off - Wednesday 2 February, 2011

Six Nations preview: injury-hit Wales look set to struggle
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Six Nations preview: injury-hit Wales look set to struggle

Feb 2nd 2011, 4:59 PM 309 Views 0 Comments

With the Six Nations opener around the corner, part two of our tournament preview series focuses on one of the teams set for Friday night lights.

Injuries no insult for Ireland
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Injuries no insult for Ireland

Feb 2nd 2011, 3:12 PM 243 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s growing injury crisis is an opportunity that Declan Kidney should exploit, writes Mark Hobbs.

I want that one: your foolproof guide to all those Fantasy Six Nations contests
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I want that one: your foolproof guide to all those Fantasy Six Nations contests

Feb 2nd 2011, 12:38 PM 1,542 Views 0 Comments

We hold your hand and explain the myriad online manager formats as the championship draws ever closer.

Six Nations preview: much to ponder as France shape up for another tilt
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Six Nations preview: much to ponder as France shape up for another tilt

Feb 2nd 2011, 11:09 AM 474 Views 0 Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year if you’re a rugby fan. We kick off our Six Nations preview with a look at the defending champs. Allez les bleus!