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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Thursday 29 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 29th 2020, 5:00 AM 3,993 Views 1 Comment

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

# six-nations - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

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

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

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 9:50 PM 34,736 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Caelan Doris relishing another big occasion to underline his pedigree

Oct 28th 2020, 6:53 PM 6,691 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 28th 2020, 2:19 PM 7,492 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 28th 2020, 12:25 PM 38,355 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run

Oct 28th 2020, 12:00 PM 22,033 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Sexton settled into Ireland rhythm and ready to duel France

Oct 28th 2020, 3:41 AM 6,756 Views 11 Comments

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
# Closed Skills
From The42
# Closed Skills

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

Oct 28th 2020, 2:09 AM 6,923 Views 3 Comments

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

# six-nations - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 27th 2020, 7:45 PM 4,848 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 27th 2020, 6:00 PM 10,488 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 27th 2020, 2:26 PM 11,687 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 27th 2020, 12:00 PM 29,791 Views 19 Comments

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

France wing Thomas ruled out of Ireland clash with fullback Bouthier a doubt
# Blow
From The42
# Blow

France wing Thomas ruled out of Ireland clash with fullback Bouthier a doubt

Oct 27th 2020, 10:08 AM 8,710 Views 7 Comments

The Racing 92 man scored a superb try against Wales last weekend.

# six-nations - Monday 26 October, 2020

France's Haouas to be questioned about alleged robbery before next year's Six Nations
# Criminal Court
From The42
# Criminal Court

France's Haouas to be questioned about alleged robbery before next year's Six Nations

Oct 26th 2020, 5:26 PM 22,203 Views 7 Comments

The incident took place at a tobacconist in 2014.

'That's what Ireland need, multiple first receivers and an unpredictability'
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

'That's what Ireland need, multiple first receivers and an unpredictability'

Oct 26th 2020, 4:03 PM 39,122 Views 11 Comments

Ireland’s attack came in for praise on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

'An incredibly enjoyable environment': POM relishing competition, skills work in Ireland camp
# Perspiration And Inspiration
From The42
# Perspiration And Inspiration

'An incredibly enjoyable environment': POM relishing competition, skills work in Ireland camp

Oct 26th 2020, 2:26 PM 10,460 Views 31 Comments

The blindside typified an apparent renewed focus on skills during the win over Italy.

England include Umaga in squad for title chase From The42

England include Umaga in squad for title chase

Oct 26th 2020, 1:39 PM 12,445 Views 4 Comments

The Wasps 10 is the nephew of All Black legend Tana.

Ireland rule out Ringrose for November, Cooney and Earls back in frame
# Ouch
From The42
# Ouch

Ireland rule out Ringrose for November, Cooney and Earls back in frame

Oct 26th 2020, 9:48 AM 13,473 Views 16 Comments

Jamison Gibson-Park’s international debut was tempered with a tight hamstring.

'I kept trucking away. I knew my time would come if I just kept at it'
# Porridge
From The42
# Porridge

'I kept trucking away. I knew my time would come if I just kept at it'

Oct 26th 2020, 8:00 AM 36,657 Views 5 Comments

24-year-old Will Connors was man of the match on his Ireland debut against Italy.

Farrell seems likely to stick with settled Ireland team for trip to Paris
# Selection
From The42
# Selection

Farrell seems likely to stick with settled Ireland team for trip to Paris

Oct 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 13,397 Views 23 Comments

There were lots of good performances in the 50-17 win over Italy on Saturday.

# six-nations - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations
# Turnovers
From The42
# Turnovers

Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations

Oct 25th 2020, 8:26 PM 11,577 Views 4 Comments

Andy Farrell was most pleased with his side’s defensive work in the big win over Italy.

France lock Le Roux could miss Six Nations clash with Ireland after citing
# Hearing
From The42
# Hearing

France lock Le Roux could miss Six Nations clash with Ireland after citing

Oct 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 107,447 Views 12 Comments

The Racing 92 man was involved in an incident with Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones in the first-half last night.

Conor Murray only box kicked twice for Ireland against Italy. This is why
# Strategy
From The42
# Strategy

Conor Murray only box kicked twice for Ireland against Italy. This is why

Oct 25th 2020, 12:09 PM 50,921 Views 26 Comments

Ireland had encouraging variety in their kicking game as they beat Italy in Dublin.

Ireland face daunting task in Paris as Six Nations heads for Super Saturday finale
# Title Hunt
From The42
# Title Hunt

Ireland face daunting task in Paris as Six Nations heads for Super Saturday finale

Oct 25th 2020, 7:00 AM 36,360 Views 23 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men know that a bonus-point win could secure them the title but France are far from pushovers.

# six-nations - Saturday 24 October, 2020

‘Blessed, privileged, incredible’ – how it feels to make your Ireland debut
# New Boy
From The42
# New Boy

‘Blessed, privileged, incredible’ – how it feels to make your Ireland debut

Oct 24th 2020, 8:47 PM 14,590 Views 1 Comment

At 28, Jamison Gibson-Park feared international rugby had passed him by. Today’s debut for Ireland caps off an incredible personal journey.

'They typified our performance' - Best mates Connors and Keenan shine for Ireland
# First Caps
From The42
# First Caps

'They typified our performance' - Best mates Connors and Keenan shine for Ireland

Oct 24th 2020, 7:21 PM 11,679 Views 2 Comments

Jamison Gibson-Park and Ed Byrne also won their first caps off the bench against Italy.

Garry Ringrose suffers broken jaw against Italy in blow for Ireland
# Injury Toll
From The42
# Injury Toll

Garry Ringrose suffers broken jaw against Italy in blow for Ireland

Oct 24th 2020, 6:19 PM 19,717 Views 31 Comments

The Leinster man could be sidelined for four to six weeks, according to Andy Farrell.

Debutants impress as Ireland secure bonus-point win to keep Six Nations hopes alive
# On To Paris
From The42
# On To Paris

Debutants impress as Ireland secure bonus-point win to keep Six Nations hopes alive

Oct 24th 2020, 5:30 PM 50,339 Views 44 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men scored seven tries in a 50-17 win over Italy in Dublin.

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations
# Minute-by-Minute
From The42
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations

Updated Oct 24th 2020, 5:15 PM 53,416 Views 33 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side run in seven tries to hammer Italy at the Aviva.

Scanning, kicking, more playmakers, solid set-piece - Ireland's attack aims this autumn
# Game Plan
From The42
# Game Plan

Scanning, kicking, more playmakers, solid set-piece - Ireland's attack aims this autumn

Oct 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,206 Views 2 Comments

Attack coach Mike Catt says teams ‘can’t just be one-dimensional anymore.’

'It's going to be fun': Conway revelling in the competition under Farrell
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

'It's going to be fun': Conway revelling in the competition under Farrell

Oct 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 4,934 Views 1 Comment

Training and form carry a great deal more weight under Andy Farrell, the Munster wing says.

# six-nations - Friday 23 October, 2020

'We don't just see him as a chop tackler' - Ireland back Connors' attacking skills
# Openside
From The42
# Openside

'We don't just see him as a chop tackler' - Ireland back Connors' attacking skills

Oct 23rd 2020, 1:13 PM 7,290 Views 7 Comments

Attack coach Mike Catt also believes newcomer Hugo Keenan has “a huge future.”

John Hayes backs Andrew Porter to pass Italian and French exams
# The Bull
From The42
# The Bull

John Hayes backs Andrew Porter to pass Italian and French exams

Oct 23rd 2020, 7:20 AM 7,679 Views 7 Comments

Porter struggled for Leinster against Saracens in last month’s Champions Cup quarter-final but Munster and Ireland legend Hayes believes the tight-head will thrive in the Six Nations.

# six-nations - Thursday 22 October, 2020

'They're wise heads' - A first start for Ireland in experienced company as Six Nations resumes
# New Kid On The Block
From The42
# New Kid On The Block

'They're wise heads' - A first start for Ireland in experienced company as Six Nations resumes

Oct 22nd 2020, 6:14 PM 4,521 Views 1 Comment

Dorothy Wall has been named to start against Italy after some impressive appearances earlier this year.

'Absolutely scary... We're grateful it was found early' - Ireland welcome back Naoupu after health scare
# Ready To Rock
From The42
# Ready To Rock

'Absolutely scary... We're grateful it was found early' - Ireland welcome back Naoupu after health scare

Oct 22nd 2020, 3:46 PM 6,667 Views 1 Comment

The star centre is among a list of key players that have returned to the squad in time for their Six Nations clash with Italy.

Italy make five changes for Saturday's date with Ireland From The42

Italy make five changes for Saturday's date with Ireland

Oct 22nd 2020, 3:46 PM 6,408 Views 3 Comments

Italians change both half-backs as they bid for first win on Irish soil this century.

Dorothy Wall to make first Ireland start against Italy
# Women's Six Nations
From The42
# Women's Six Nations

Dorothy Wall to make first Ireland start against Italy

Oct 22nd 2020, 11:39 AM 4,236 Views 2 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side get their Six Nations back up and running this weekend in Dublin.

'If you can't deal with the pressure of a selection day, you're not right for the job' From The42

'If you can't deal with the pressure of a selection day, you're not right for the job'

Oct 22nd 2020, 6:27 AM 7,441 Views 5 Comments

Ireland players are feeling the heat of competition in training for longer as they are made wait to see the starting XV.

# six-nations - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

POM provides Ireland back-up but van der Flier 'doing nothing wrong'
# Options
From The42
# Options

POM provides Ireland back-up but van der Flier 'doing nothing wrong'

Oct 21st 2020, 5:29 PM 13,820 Views 10 Comments

Will Connors will make his Test debut at openside flanker against Italy on Saturday.

Keenan and Connors handed debuts as Stockdale moves to 15 for Ireland
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Keenan and Connors handed debuts as Stockdale moves to 15 for Ireland

Oct 21st 2020, 12:29 PM 36,144 Views 74 Comments

Ed Byrne and Jamison Gibson-Park are set for their first caps off the bench against Italy.