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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

From The42 No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist Analysis

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist

Andy Farrell’s men will be looking to make improvements in a defensive sense in the Autumn Nations Cup.

# six-nations - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

From The42 Ringrose has Lions ambitions but first focus is return from injury with Leinster Recovery

Ringrose has Lions ambitions but first focus is return from injury with Leinster

The Ireland centre hopes to be back in action for the Champions Cup games in December.

# six-nations - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

From The42 Important run ahead for Ireland as Farrell and Sexton look to learn from Paris Autumn

Important run ahead for Ireland as Farrell and Sexton look to learn from Paris

Ireland get back up and running with a home clash against Wales on Friday week.

# six-nations - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

From The42 Beirne shows up strongly alongside immense Ryan in Ireland's second row Fronting Up

Beirne shows up strongly alongside immense Ryan in Ireland's second row

The Munster man showed he can win the gainline against France last weekend.

From The42 'The guy said, 'There's no way you play for Munster, you can't speak English'' Language

'The guy said, 'There's no way you play for Munster, you can't speak English''

CJ Stander talks about learning a new language, being told he was too small, and dealing with criticism.

From The42 Connors keen to get Autumn Nations Cup going as Ireland take lessons from Paris Next Job

Connors keen to get Autumn Nations Cup going as Ireland take lessons from Paris

The 24-year-old openside flanker is eager to add to his first two Test caps.

# six-nations - Monday 2 November, 2020

From The42 Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris Analysis

Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris

The 24-year-old made his second start in the number 15 shirt as Andy Farrell’s side came up short.

From The42 Stander among shortlist for 6 Nations Player of the Championship Stand-out

Stander among shortlist for 6 Nations Player of the Championship

Three Frenchman are nominated and will hope to be their country’s first recipient.

From The42 'It was a missed opportunity. It's a result that will nag at the Ireland players' Regrets

'It was a missed opportunity. It's a result that will nag at the Ireland players'

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra saw the lads dig into events in Paris.

Eddie Jones vows to bring England to 'the greatest heights in the next four years'

Despite losing their opening game to France, England were confirmed as Six Nations winners on Saturday.

From The42 'Something special is going to happen with this team in the next few years' Belief

'Something special is going to happen with this team in the next few years'

CJ Stander believes Ireland have ‘turned a corner’ despite their defeat in Paris.

From The42 Where next for Ireland? Autumn Nations Cup a chance to look to the future Fresh Faces

Where next for Ireland? Autumn Nations Cup a chance to look to the future

Head coach Andy Farrell feels he needs to keep creating more competition for places.

# six-nations - Sunday 1 November, 2020

From The42 England secure Grand Slam after hammering Italy in Women’s Six Nations finale Red Roses

England secure Grand Slam after hammering Italy in Women’s Six Nations finale

Adam Griggs’ Ireland are awaiting news on their final clash against France, which is due to be rescheduled.

From The42 How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris Analysis

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris

The visitors made a huge call to go to touch before half-time and then conceded just after the break.

From The42 'I was very disappointed coming off like everyone would be' - Sexton Captain

'I was very disappointed coming off like everyone would be' - Sexton

The Ireland skipper bemoaned his side’s inability to be clinical with their chances at Stade de France.

# six-nations - Saturday 31 October, 2020

From The42 Ireland come up short in Paris as England crowned Six Nations champions Second Best

Ireland come up short in Paris as England crowned Six Nations champions

Andy Farrell’s men made errors but France were superb in a bonus-point win.

From The42 As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations Liveblog

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations

France proved too strong for Ireland in the final game of this year’s Six Nations tournament.

From The42 Here's what Ireland need to win the Six Nations after England's victory in Rome Permutations

Here's what Ireland need to win the Six Nations after England's victory in Rome

Eddie Jones’ men scored five tries but didn’t have it all their own way.

From The42 Wales' miserable run continues as Scotland end Six Nations with away win Tough Watch

Wales' miserable run continues as Scotland end Six Nations with away win

Gregor Townsend’s men edged it as Wayne Pivac’s difficult start to his tenure continued.

From The42 'I remember I was the D team captain. In fourth year, I was sub for the social team' Rise

'I remember I was the D team captain. In fourth year, I was sub for the social team'

Hugo Keenan has been a slow-burning success as he gets set for his second Ireland cap tonight.

From The42 'Roy Keane always showed up on the big days - I wanted to be like that' Fuel

'Roy Keane always showed up on the big days - I wanted to be like that'

Sean O’Brien believes Ireland need a Keane-like mentality if they are to get the result they need in Paris today.

Softies? Ireland vow to deliver physicality in Paris after Rassie's comment

Andy Farrell’s men head into Super Saturday with the Six Nations title still on the line.

# six-nations - Friday 30 October, 2020

How the French rediscovered their mojo

After a decade of farcical selections and disastrous results, new head coach Fabien Galthié has turned France’s fortunes around.

From The42 Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack Halfbacks

Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack

Meanwhile, Antoine Dupont is a major threat to Andy Farrell’s Ireland.

From The42 Murray not willing to throw box-kick away just yet Up And Under

Murray not willing to throw box-kick away just yet

The scrum-half took on the skill just twice last weekend, but isn’t willing to sound its death knell.

# six-nations - Thursday 29 October, 2020

From The42 France move Fickou to wing as 21-year-old Vincent starts against Ireland Team News

France move Fickou to wing as 21-year-old Vincent starts against Ireland

Fullback Anthony Bouthier has been deemed fit to start in Paris.

From The42 'Get the ball in his hands and make people tackle him': Payne excited by Stockdale threat 15 On 15

'Get the ball in his hands and make people tackle him': Payne excited by Stockdale threat

The Ulster defence coach has watched the 24-year-old evolve his understanding of a new position over the past year.

From The42 Farrell's attack up against 'winner and fighter' Edwards' French defence Old Mates

Farrell's attack up against 'winner and fighter' Edwards' French defence

The Ireland boss and French defence coach were team-mates at Wigan in the 1990s.

From The42 James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader Influence

James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader

The 24-year-old has enjoyed taking responsibility for running the Ireland lineout.

# six-nations - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

From The42 Ireland's final Women's Six Nations clash off due to Covid outbreak in France set-up Women's 6n

Ireland's final Women's Six Nations clash off due to Covid outbreak in France set-up

France had previously agreed to play in Dublin instead of Lille.

From The42 Caelan Doris relishing another big occasion to underline his pedigree Blindside

Caelan Doris relishing another big occasion to underline his pedigree

The 22-year-old Leinster back row feels he saves his best performances for the biggest games.

From The42 Farrell intent on imposing 'plan that we know' on France Methodical

Farrell intent on imposing 'plan that we know' on France

The Ireland head coach insists his side won’t be playing high-risk rugby in search of a four-try win in France.

From The42 Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash Team News

Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash

Garry Ringrose misses out due to the broken jaw he sustained last weekend.

From The42 Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run 6 Nations

Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run

The Ireland scrum-half hit the ground running despite an eight-month gap between competitive fixtures.

From The42 Sexton settled into Ireland rhythm and ready to duel France Test Mode

Sexton settled into Ireland rhythm and ready to duel France

The skipper feels improvements in training as he looks forward to a return to Paris.

Heffernan mining confidence from the work he puts in after long wait for second cap

The Connacht hooker is grateful to Andy Friend and Jimmy Duffy for guiding him back to peak form.

# six-nations - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

From The42 Analysis: 80 seconds that show how good Ireland Women's attack can be Team Try

Analysis: 80 seconds that show how good Ireland Women's attack can be

Every single player had a role in Claire Molloy’s try just before half-time against Italy.

From The42 Beirne braced for breakdown battle in Paris with Barnes not ruled out as ref Poachers

Beirne braced for breakdown battle in Paris with Barnes not ruled out as ref

Ireland and France both have strong jackal threats in their teams.

From The42 'I got away with murder when I was younger' - Healy set for 100th Ireland cap 100 Club

'I got away with murder when I was younger' - Healy set for 100th Ireland cap

The 33-year-old nearly retired from rugby in 2015 but battled his way back to the top.

From The42 Henshaw and Aki set for titanic midfield battle against Fickou and Vakatawa Centres

Henshaw and Aki set for titanic midfield battle against Fickou and Vakatawa

The Leinster man was sharp off the bench against Italy last weekend.

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