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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Saturday 20 March, 2021

England a daunting challenge as Ireland look to finish Six Nations on a high
# Finale
From The42
# Finale

England a daunting challenge as Ireland look to finish Six Nations on a high

Mar 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 24,164 Views 31 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men will need to be at their peak but that may not even be enough.

# six-nations - Friday 19 March, 2021

Name this ex-Ireland rugby player and win a Six Nations matchday hamper
# Competition
From The42
# Competition

Name this ex-Ireland rugby player and win a Six Nations matchday hamper

Mar 19th 2021, 12:37 PM 11,428 Views 16 Comments

We’re giving away the last of these great prizes thanks to William Hill.

Conor Murray ignores 'outside noise' as he gets set to return for Ireland
# Perception
From The42
# Perception

Conor Murray ignores 'outside noise' as he gets set to return for Ireland

Mar 19th 2021, 1:00 AM 5,598 Views 9 Comments

The 31-year-old scrum-half makes his return tomorrow against England.

# six-nations - Thursday 18 March, 2021

Date for delayed France-Scotland game confirmed
# Refixed
From The42
# Refixed

Date for delayed France-Scotland game confirmed

Mar 18th 2021, 7:48 PM 9,699 Views 3 Comments

The Six Nations clash will take place on 26 March at 8pm.

'We're looking forward to him progressing in the big games for Leinster'
# Selection
From The42
# Selection

'We're looking forward to him progressing in the big games for Leinster'

Mar 18th 2021, 5:28 PM 11,936 Views 26 Comments

James Lowe drops out of the Ireland matchday 23 for the clash with England.

Stockdale and Murray return as Ireland make six changes for England clash
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Stockdale and Murray return as Ireland make six changes for England clash

Mar 18th 2021, 3:25 PM 46,631 Views 149 Comments

Bundee Aki, Jack Conan, Dave Kilcoyne, and Josh van der Flier all start.

'Satisfied' France unchanged for crunch Wales clash
# As You Were
From The42
# As You Were

'Satisfied' France unchanged for crunch Wales clash

Mar 18th 2021, 1:44 PM 3,007 Views 5 Comments

Second-row Romain Taofifenua, fly-half Matthieu Jalibert and flanker Dylan Cretin keep their places.

Jones names Daly at 13 as Slade ruled out of England's clash with Ireland
# One Change
From The42
# One Change

Jones names Daly at 13 as Slade ruled out of England's clash with Ireland

Mar 18th 2021, 11:11 AM 8,189 Views 20 Comments

Joe Marchant comes onto the bench for the trip to Dublin but England are unchanged otherwise.

England expect Ireland to be galvanised by CJ Stander's last hurrah
# Farewell
From The42
# Farewell

England expect Ireland to be galvanised by CJ Stander's last hurrah

Mar 18th 2021, 1:00 AM 5,096 Views 2 Comments

Matt Proudfoot recalls seeing Stander breaking through into South African rugby.

# six-nations - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

'Tadhg Beirne has cemented his spot... he's been a real bonus for Ireland'
# Form
From The42
# Form

'Tadhg Beirne has cemented his spot... he's been a real bonus for Ireland'

Updated Mar 17th 2021, 8:03 PM 26,527 Views 25 Comments

Will Connors has excelled at openside over the last two weekends.

'In three or four years' time, he could be another Richie McCaw'
# STANDOUT
From The42
# STANDOUT

'In three or four years' time, he could be another Richie McCaw'

Mar 17th 2021, 2:30 PM 20,460 Views 6 Comments

Despite still being just 22, Tom Curry is already a dominant force in Test rugby.

England expect Peter O'Mahony to come back into Ireland's starting XV
# Blindside
From The42
# Blindside

England expect Peter O'Mahony to come back into Ireland's starting XV

Mar 17th 2021, 12:41 PM 27,936 Views 58 Comments

The 31-year-old is free to play again after his suspension.

# six-nations - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

England's May expects aerial challenge against Ireland's 'Gaelic football background'
# Kicking
From The42
# Kicking

England's May expects aerial challenge against Ireland's 'Gaelic football background'

Mar 16th 2021, 10:00 PM 14,313 Views 9 Comments

The flying wing scored twice against Andy Farrell’s side last autumn.

'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 14,093 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 1,848 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 4,084 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 8,200 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 1,940 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 27,224 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 19,085 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 14,312 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 10,813 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 7,879 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 43,412 Views 190 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 10,371 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 58,091 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 30,615 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 4,684 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 4,434 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 7,310 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 5,331 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 10,481 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 6,719 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 7,919 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 13,178 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 42,212 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 26,069 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 5,432 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 29,447 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 5,055 Views 9 Comments

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