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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

'That would be unjust to the jersey': No need for red redemption from O'Mahony
# Hard And Fair
From The42
# Hard And Fair

'That would be unjust to the jersey': No need for red redemption from O'Mahony

Mar 16th 2021, 4:49 PM 13,992 Views 43 Comments

The Munster back row is set to return after serving his suspension for a red card against Wales.

'Hearing God Save the Queen at Croke Park was surreal': Fans relive supporting Ireland v England in the Six Nations
# Better Times
From The42
# Better Times

'Hearing God Save the Queen at Croke Park was surreal': Fans relive supporting Ireland v England in the Six Nations

Mar 16th 2021, 3:59 PM 1,695 Views 1 Comment

We remember matches against the old enemy in the final instalment of our ‘Hear The Roar’ series with William Hill.

Henry Slade emerges as a doubt for England's clash with Ireland
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Henry Slade emerges as a doubt for England's clash with Ireland

Mar 16th 2021, 12:17 PM 4,041 Views 3 Comments

The Exeter centre won’t train today after picking up a leg injury.

'There are not too many tighthead props in world rugby who can do that'
# Dancing Feet
From The42
# Dancing Feet

'There are not too many tighthead props in world rugby who can do that'

Mar 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,079 Views 2 Comments

Mike Ross has been impressed with Tadhg Furlong’s form for Ireland.

# six-nations - Monday 15 March, 2021

Win a Six Nations matchday hamper by telling us your best story from going to Ireland v England
# Memorable Moments
From The42
# Memorable Moments

Win a Six Nations matchday hamper by telling us your best story from going to Ireland v England

Mar 15th 2021, 3:31 PM 1,934 Views 0 Comments

We’re looking for fans to take part in the final instalment of our ‘Hear The Roar’ series.

Ryan injury could force Ireland change as Farrell considers back three options
# Selection
From The42
# Selection

Ryan injury could force Ireland change as Farrell considers back three options

Mar 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 27,161 Views 41 Comments

The Ireland head coach will have to make selection decisions quickly with a six-day turnaround.

# six-nations - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Ireland will keep 'educating' Lowe as they back him to progress at Test level
# Wing Man
From The42
# Wing Man

Ireland will keep 'educating' Lowe as they back him to progress at Test level

Mar 14th 2021, 10:00 PM 19,040 Views 71 Comments

The Leinster wing had a tough afternoon against Scotland in Murrayfield.

Paul O'Connell's stock continues to rise as Scotland's lineout crumbles
# Set-piece
From The42
# Set-piece

Paul O'Connell's stock continues to rise as Scotland's lineout crumbles

Mar 14th 2021, 8:06 PM 14,234 Views 8 Comments

James Ryan led the onslaught in what was perhaps the most crucial area of the game.

Farrell 'really proud' of Ireland but Ryan emerges as injury doubt for England clash
# HIA
From The42
# HIA

Farrell 'really proud' of Ireland but Ryan emerges as injury doubt for England clash

Mar 14th 2021, 7:02 PM 10,779 Views 32 Comments

The Ireland boss said Johnny Sexton was cramping before his late winning penalty.

'With 10 minutes to go, I didn’t see the game unfolding like that' - Sexton
# Ireland
From The42
# Ireland

'With 10 minutes to go, I didn’t see the game unfolding like that' - Sexton

Mar 14th 2021, 6:13 PM 7,860 Views 16 Comments

The 35-year-old slotted the winning penalty late on in Murrayfield.

Johnny Sexton's last-gasp penalty sees Ireland to edgy win over Scotland
# Drama
From The42
# Drama

Johnny Sexton's last-gasp penalty sees Ireland to edgy win over Scotland

Mar 14th 2021, 4:56 PM 43,374 Views 191 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side gave up a 14-point lead in the final quarter but got out of jail.

Farrell's Ireland must quash renewed Scottish confidence in Murrayfield
# Big One
From The42
# Big One

Farrell's Ireland must quash renewed Scottish confidence in Murrayfield

Mar 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,359 Views 16 Comments

Gregor Townsend’s side believe they are better placed to end Ireland’s dominance of this fixture.

# six-nations - Saturday 13 March, 2021

England snatch controversial win over France with Itoje's late try
# Le Crunch
From The42
# Le Crunch

England snatch controversial win over France with Itoje's late try

Mar 13th 2021, 6:49 PM 58,058 Views 53 Comments

France’s Grand Slam chances ruined after Irish TMO overrules referee to award try to England’s Maro Itoje.

Wales are one win away from a Grand Slam after hammering Italy
# On Track
From The42
# On Track

Wales are one win away from a Grand Slam after hammering Italy

Mar 13th 2021, 5:00 PM 30,590 Views 48 Comments

Wayne Pivac’s men made it four from four ahead of next weekend’s visit to France.

'They always seem pretty important against Scotland, don’t they?'
# The Boss
From The42
# The Boss

'They always seem pretty important against Scotland, don’t they?'

Mar 13th 2021, 9:10 AM 4,668 Views 15 Comments

Andy Farrell’s Ireland need to show a complete picture of what they’re about.

'We're conscious of the trend... there have been more cards than ever'
# Head Contact
From The42
# Head Contact

'We're conscious of the trend... there have been more cards than ever'

Mar 13th 2021, 6:45 AM 4,409 Views 7 Comments

World Rugby publicly launched its new ‘Head Contact Process’ this week.

'As honest as the day is long' - CJ Stander set to hit 50-cap mark
# Milestone
From The42
# Milestone

'As honest as the day is long' - CJ Stander set to hit 50-cap mark

Mar 13th 2021, 1:01 AM 7,267 Views 12 Comments

The 30-year-old has been a key man since his Test debut back in 2016.

# six-nations - Friday 12 March, 2021

Scotland expect 'the same kicking accuracy that you’d get with Murray'
# Box Kick
From The42
# Box Kick

Scotland expect 'the same kicking accuracy that you’d get with Murray'

Mar 12th 2021, 3:36 PM 5,317 Views 10 Comments

Gregor Townsend feels Ireland’s strengths haven’t changed too much under Andy Farrell.

Four changes to the Scotland XV selected to start against Ireland From The42

Four changes to the Scotland XV selected to start against Ireland

Mar 12th 2021, 1:36 PM 10,466 Views 19 Comments

Murrayfield will play host to the Six Nations meeting of the two sides on Sunday afternoon.

'Rob is a great player for us' - Farrell backs Herring at hooker again
# Hooker
From The42
# Hooker

'Rob is a great player for us' - Farrell backs Herring at hooker again

Mar 12th 2021, 1:13 PM 6,694 Views 27 Comments

Rónan Kelleher returns to the bench as Ireland make three changes for the Scotland clash.

Here your TV guide for this weekend of sport
# Tune In
From The42
# Tune In

Here your TV guide for this weekend of sport

Mar 12th 2021, 7:30 AM 7,845 Views 4 Comments

There’s plenty action in store.

# six-nations - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Farrell set to stick with settled Ireland team for visit to Scotland
# Big Game
From The42
# Big Game

Farrell set to stick with settled Ireland team for visit to Scotland

Mar 11th 2021, 10:30 PM 13,151 Views 24 Comments

Ireland are looking for their second win of the 2021 Six Nations.

'Anyone who wants to watch rugby, you need four or five subscriptions now'
# Fan Frustration
From The42
# Fan Frustration

'Anyone who wants to watch rugby, you need four or five subscriptions now'

Updated Mar 11th 2021, 9:33 PM 42,099 Views 41 Comments

CVC’s investment in the Six Nations was discussed on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

'Very positive for Irish rugby' - Six Nations confirms €426 million deal with CVC
# Done Deal
From The42
# Done Deal

'Very positive for Irish rugby' - Six Nations confirms €426 million deal with CVC

Mar 11th 2021, 12:07 PM 25,988 Views 36 Comments

IRFU CEO Philip Browne has welcomed an injection of €56 million into the union over the next five years.

'Having a fit Conor Murray for the last two games would be brilliant'
# Fitness
From The42
# Fitness

'Having a fit Conor Murray for the last two games would be brilliant'

Mar 11th 2021, 1:01 AM 5,415 Views 6 Comments

The 31-year-old is expected to be back in action with Ireland this weekend.

# six-nations - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

O'Connell marvels at modern locks Baird and Beirne
# Back Five
From The42
# Back Five

O'Connell marvels at modern locks Baird and Beirne

Mar 10th 2021, 5:03 PM 29,423 Views 29 Comments

‘The place for a workhorse second row that hits rucks all day, I don’t know how long more there is in the game for him.’

Name this former Ireland rugby star and win a Six Nations matchday hamper
# Giveaway
From The42
# Giveaway

Name this former Ireland rugby star and win a Six Nations matchday hamper

Mar 10th 2021, 3:29 PM 5,043 Views 9 Comments

We’ve got more great prizes for The42 readers thanks to William Hill.

Lions at the back of Sexton's mind as he gears up for Scotland
# Up For Grabs
From The42
# Up For Grabs

Lions at the back of Sexton's mind as he gears up for Scotland

Mar 10th 2021, 3:00 PM 14,650 Views 24 Comments

‘We want to get as many Irish people on that trip as possible.’

Ben Youngs hails Dupont as 'world's best scrum-half' ahead of France clash
# Best Of The Nines
From The42
# Best Of The Nines

Ben Youngs hails Dupont as 'world's best scrum-half' ahead of France clash

Mar 10th 2021, 2:00 PM 3,698 Views 6 Comments

Dupont and France continue their Grand Slam bid at Twickenham on Saturday.

Ireland's line-out 'in a good place now' led by Ryan and O'Connell
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Ireland's line-out 'in a good place now' led by Ryan and O'Connell

Mar 10th 2021, 1:13 PM 5,514 Views 32 Comments

The young pack leader was sorely missed in defeats to Wales and France, but is keen to put O’Connell’s ‘intricacies’ to work against Scotland.

'Celebrations went on late into the night': Fans tell their stories of Ireland v Scotland in the Six Nations
# Hear The Roar
From The42
# Hear The Roar

'Celebrations went on late into the night': Fans tell their stories of Ireland v Scotland in the Six Nations

Mar 10th 2021, 9:14 AM 2,872 Views 0 Comments

Memorable trips to Edinburgh feature heavily in this week’s instalment of our ‘Hear The Roar’ series with William Hill.

# six-nations - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

'People probably don’t appreciate what he offers, but I think that’s changing'
# JGP
From The42
# JGP

'People probably don’t appreciate what he offers, but I think that’s changing'

Mar 9th 2021, 5:10 PM 24,397 Views 45 Comments

Stuart Lancaster is thrilled to see Jamison Gibson-Park rise to the big stage.

'We have to be hard to beat, we can’t give things away and give teams a leg up'
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

'We have to be hard to beat, we can’t give things away and give teams a leg up'

Mar 9th 2021, 3:17 PM 5,384 Views 1 Comment

Paul O’Connell admits it has been a challenge to hold back some detail from Ireland players.

# six-nations - Monday 8 March, 2021

Win a Six Nations hamper by telling us your best story from attending Ireland v Scotland
# Giveaway
From The42
# Giveaway

Win a Six Nations hamper by telling us your best story from attending Ireland v Scotland

Mar 8th 2021, 4:55 PM 1,940 Views 4 Comments

We’re looking for fans to take part in our ‘Hear The Roar’ series.

Stockdale recalled to Ireland squad ahead of Scotland clash
# Return
From The42
# Return

Stockdale recalled to Ireland squad ahead of Scotland clash

Mar 8th 2021, 1:32 PM 24,099 Views 33 Comments

He’ll replace the injured Munster man Shane Daly.

# six-nations - Sunday 7 March, 2021

France winger to undergo surgery and miss Six Nations
# Gabin Villiere
From The42
# Gabin Villiere

France winger to undergo surgery and miss Six Nations

Mar 7th 2021, 12:26 PM 7,005 Views 3 Comments

Villiere sustained the injury as Toulon beat Racing 92.

# six-nations - Thursday 4 March, 2021

French rugby chief Laporte to appear before government in Covid investigation
# Scrutiny
From The42
# Scrutiny

French rugby chief Laporte to appear before government in Covid investigation

Mar 4th 2021, 3:32 PM 3,017 Views 0 Comments

Breaches of the bubble led to a 16-case Covid outbreak in the French squad.

# six-nations - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

FFR clear France head coach Galthié of wrongdoing after Covid-19 outbreak
# Investigation
From The42
# Investigation

FFR clear France head coach Galthié of wrongdoing after Covid-19 outbreak

Mar 3rd 2021, 11:36 AM 5,301 Views 4 Comments

Les Bleus’ head coach left the French Six Nations bubble to watch his son play a game.

# six-nations - Monday 1 March, 2021

Farrell's 23-man squad indicates a settled Ireland side for Scotland clash
# Selection
From The42
# Selection

Farrell's 23-man squad indicates a settled Ireland side for Scotland clash

Mar 1st 2021, 7:30 PM 16,360 Views 16 Comments

The retention of Ryan Baird suggests he could be involved again in Edinburgh.

Referee admits to blunders during Wales-England clash
# Human Error
From The42
# Human Error

Referee admits to blunders during Wales-England clash

Mar 1st 2021, 6:11 PM 15,488 Views 29 Comments

Pascal Gauzere made two crucial decisions in the first half in Cardiff.