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# Six Nations 2012

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# Recovering
Gatland breaks both heels in domestic accident
The Wales rugby coach took a fall while on a visit back to New Zealand over Easter.
# Hot Seat
RFU reward Stuart Lancaster with England job
The RFU have confirmed they’ve agreed a four-year contract with the 42-year-old.
# back of the class
Must do better: Ireland's Six Nations end-of-term report card
Ireland have been often brilliant, frequently decent and occasionally awful in recent years. In this Six Nations Championship, they were all three at some stage.
# Priorities
Alex Cuthbert plans to pay off student loan with Grand Slam bonus
Wales’ hero against France may also be in the market for a new motor.
# Haka
Tommy Bowe warns of New Zealand bloodbath
Declan Kidney will have to pick his men up after a disappointing end to the Six Nations, with the All Blacks on the horizon.
# Six Nations 2012
Six Nations: Kidney: Ross injury was the turning point
Declan Kidney was making no excuses for Ireland’s poor showing against England at Twickenham, and said his side would have lessons to learn.
# How they rated
Six Nations: How Ireland rated against England
It really wasn’t pretty, was it?
# Land of my Fathers
Six Nations wrap: Wales taste Grand Slam glory
Warren Gatland’s men made it a clean sweep for the third time in eight seasons, as Andy Robinson’s Scotland took home the wooden spoon.
Italy v Scotland, Six Nations
It’s the final day of the Six Nations, and we started off our coverage with Italy taking on Scotland at the Stadio Olimpico.
# Six Nations
Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do against England today?
Ireland face a resurgent England at Twickenham in a much-anticipated St Patrick’s Day showdown.
# can't wait
No shortage of motivation to beat old enemy – Bowe
Tommy Bowe is aiming to finish the Six Nations on a high, and maybe even grab himself a sneaky try-scoring record along the way.
# brains trust
Has Ireland's new-look coaching set-up reinvigorated the squad?
Anthony Foley has come due to Ger Smal’s unfortunate ill-health. But has the enforced change helped Declan Kidney’s backroom?
# Countdown
Strettle passed fit for Twickenham test
England have made just one change to the starting XV which beat France in the Stade de France last weekend.
# Six Nations
Will the real Six Nations team of the tournament please stand up...
Yesterday’s award shortlist was a farce, writes Tom Fox. Here’s who should be lauded.
# mud-slinging
Big talk: Ferris brands English 'bad losers'
Stephen Ferris is the latest to stoke the flames ahead of Saturday’s visit to Twickenham.
# Game on
Heaslip: 'Beating England is one of the most enjoyable things an Irishman can do'
The No.8 is looking forward to Saturday’s match.
# Endgame
Opinion: England have come full circle
12 months on from an ambush in the Aviva, will England be wary of falling into the same old trap against Irish ‘underdogs’?
# Review
Looking back: here's what the Scottish papers said about Ireland on Saturday
Section of the visitors’ media criticised the Irish for playing “very close to the edge of the laws all the time”.
# No worries
Injury update: Best, O’Brien, Ryan all expected to be fit by Saturday
Ireland have nothing more than a couple of bumps and bruises to worry about ahead of Saturday’s trip to Twickenham.
# prestige
It's Monday, so here's your Six Nations team of the week
Donnacha Ryan made it, but who are the 14 others to join him? Right this way.
# Six Nations
Five things we learned from this week's Six Nations
On the penultimate weekend of the championship, there was still scope for surprise. Who knew?
Six Nations France v England
We went minute-by-minute as France attempted to keep their Six Nations Championship hopes alive against England.
# On The Mend
Lee Jones still in hospital, but making 'good progess'
The winger is expected to travel back to Scotland tomorrow following his injury in yesterday’s Six Nations match.
# out of 10
Six Nations: How Ireland rated against the Scots
It was another eventful evening at Lansdowne Road as Declan Kidney’s men took on the Scots. Here’s how we think they went.
# Six Nations
Match report: London calling for four-star Ireland
Declan Kidney’s men will travel to Twickenham to face England next week in good spirits after seeing off a determined but one dimensional Scottish side.
Ireland v Scotland, Six Nations
Every kick and tackle and some of the atmosphere live from Lansdowne Road. Join us for Ireland’s latest Six Nations showdown.
# Six Nations
7 questions that may be answered at Lansdowne Road this evening...
Patrick McCarry is in his seat at the Aviva Stadium and ready for Ireland v Scotland. Here’s what’s in store.
Wales v Italy, Six Nations
Wales welcomed Italy to Cardiff this afternoon. We liveblogged the 80 minutes so read how the game unfolded here…
# Preview
Six Nations preview: Reach for the sky, Ireland
Scotland’s pack will be out to impress. Ireland must win the aerial battle to win the game.
# Rocky Road
Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do against Scotland today?
Rory Best will the skipper the side at the Aviva Stadium this evening. How are you feeling about it?
# friendly discussion
Keyboard warriors: Bloggers from Ireland and Scotland engage
We got in touch with our Celtic cousins via G-Mail and managed to find a little common ground ahead of tomorrow’s big game.
# tgif
The Morning Score: Friday
All you need to know by 9AM, except what that weird dream was all about.
# Six Nations
We have the best backs in the world, says Heaslip
We’ll come up with plans, says the Leinster man ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Lansdowne Road.
# tullow tank
SOB off: Peter O'Mahony will start against Scotland
The Munster back row will win his first full cap on Saturday after injury ruled out Sean O’Brien.
# Six Nations
England are 'our best enemies' say French ahead of Paris clash
Philippe Saint-Andre’s side are gearing up for the showdown at the Stade de France.
# you're welcome
The Morning Score: Thursday
Everything you need to know by 9am – except who drank all the orange juice.
# Six Nations
Don't forget Paris: 5 key questions for Ireland ahead of this weekend's Scotland clash
Let’s do this, Deccie.
# Six Nations
Rory Best to captain Ireland against Scotland on Saturday
Ulster man to lead out Ireland to face Andy Robinson’s side at Lansdowne Rd this weekend.
# Six Nations
Saint-Andre mixes it up for England showdown
Half-backs Francois Trinh-Duc and Morgan Parra have paid the price for the points dropped against Ireland last weekend ahead of the clash in Paris on Sunday.
# Code Breaker
Caption time: when ROG met Mickey Harte...
What was said between the Munster out half Ronan O’Gara and the Red Hand boss?