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#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
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# 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 6,669 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
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# 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 13,821 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.

'It's an honour to do it and when he asked me to do it again, I was delighted'
# Captain
From The42
# Captain

'It's an honour to do it and when he asked me to do it again, I was delighted'

Oct 21st 2020, 7:05 AM 7,415 Views 3 Comments

Johnny Sexton has been reflecting on his captaincy of Ireland as the Six Nations gets underway again.

'Conor Murray's pass is the best pass in Ireland' - Brian O'Driscoll
# 9
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# 9

'Conor Murray's pass is the best pass in Ireland' - Brian O'Driscoll

Oct 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 12,005 Views 17 Comments

The former Ireland captain believes some criticism of the scrum-half has been unwarranted.

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle

Oct 21st 2020, 1:01 AM 16,961 Views 11 Comments

The Munster back row is heading into the restarted Six Nations in superb form.

# six-nations - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

'I get on people's nerves': Bundee Aki refuses to quieten down
# Vocal
From The42
# Vocal

'I get on people's nerves': Bundee Aki refuses to quieten down

Oct 20th 2020, 8:11 PM 10,065 Views 4 Comments

‘My team-mates at Connacht are well used to my loud voice and to me screaming at them, giving them crap here and there.’

Sexton feeling greater responsibility and gratitude as ireland prepare to play through Level 5
# Play On
From The42
# Play On

Sexton feeling greater responsibility and gratitude as ireland prepare to play through Level 5

Oct 20th 2020, 3:10 PM 5,958 Views 2 Comments

The exemption granted to elite sport has the Ireland skipper feeling privileged.

'I think my game is coming along really nicely, to be honest' - Stockdale
# Form
From The42
# Form

'I think my game is coming along really nicely, to be honest' - Stockdale

Oct 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,426 Views 18 Comments

The 24-year-old has been playing at fullback for Ulster in recent times.

# six-nations - Monday 19 October, 2020

Doris relishing restart with an Ireland team playing 'heads-up rugby' From The42

Doris relishing restart with an Ireland team playing 'heads-up rugby'

Oct 19th 2020, 5:07 AM 7,215 Views 9 Comments

The Leinster number 8 will be eager to bank 80 Test minutes after injury limited his time in the first three rounds.

# six-nations - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Injuries and form calls mean Ireland will have a refreshed look against Italy
# Selection
From The42
# Selection

Injuries and form calls mean Ireland will have a refreshed look against Italy

Oct 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,451 Views 13 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men restart their 2020 Six Nations campaign next weekend in Dublin.

# six-nations - Saturday 17 October, 2020

'Why wouldn't we go hunting?': Farrell targets evolution along with a Six Nations title chase
# Bubble
From The42
# Bubble

'Why wouldn't we go hunting?': Farrell targets evolution along with a Six Nations title chase

Oct 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,414 Views 1 Comment

International rugby is scheduled to return to these shores next week.

# six-nations - Friday 16 October, 2020

Andy Farrell: ‘There are bigger things than finishing the Six Nations’ From The42

Andy Farrell: ‘There are bigger things than finishing the Six Nations’

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 1:10 PM 9,350 Views 4 Comments

Ireland coach says the health and safety of the country has to take priority over the completion of a rugby tournament.

# six-nations - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Three-week ban rules Iain Henderson out of Six Nations restart
# Lock Out
From The42
# Lock Out

Three-week ban rules Iain Henderson out of Six Nations restart

Oct 15th 2020, 2:31 PM 8,061 Views 9 Comments

The Ulster lock will be free to play against Wales on 13 November.

# six-nations - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Italy scrum-half Stephen Varney positive for Covid-19 ahead of Ireland fixture
# Blue Flu
From The42
# Blue Flu

Italy scrum-half Stephen Varney positive for Covid-19 ahead of Ireland fixture

Oct 13th 2020, 2:49 PM 8,496 Views 5 Comments

The sides meet in their refixed Six Nations game next week.

# six-nations - Saturday 10 October, 2020

'He's a ridiculous athlete' - Ryan excited by potential of Leinster team-mate Baird
# Lock Stocks
From The42
# Lock Stocks

'He's a ridiculous athlete' - Ryan excited by potential of Leinster team-mate Baird

Oct 10th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,517 Views 6 Comments

Both seconds rows are part of Andy Farrell’s 35-man Ireland squad.

# six-nations - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Baird, Daly, Keenan, Gibson-Park, Byrne, Connors - Ireland's uncapped six
# Newcomers
From The42
# Newcomers

Baird, Daly, Keenan, Gibson-Park, Byrne, Connors - Ireland's uncapped six

Oct 8th 2020, 7:00 PM 9,551 Views 2 Comments

Andy Farrell’s squad includes six men who will be hoping for their Test debuts later this month.

'As soon as he's had a little dip, he's out of the squad completely, which is harsh'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'As soon as he's had a little dip, he's out of the squad completely, which is harsh'

Oct 8th 2020, 2:51 PM 32,309 Views 32 Comments

John Cooney’s omission from the Ireland squad was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

Farrell includes six uncapped players in Ireland squad as Sexton retains captaincy
# Fresh Faces
From The42
# Fresh Faces

Farrell includes six uncapped players in Ireland squad as Sexton retains captaincy

Oct 8th 2020, 10:09 AM 44,303 Views 77 Comments

Ed Byrne, Will Connors, Jamison Gibson-Park, Shane Daly, Hugo Keenan, and Ryan Baird have been included.

# six-nations - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Ulster scrum-half John Cooney set to miss out on Farrell's Ireland squad
# Nines
From The42
# Nines

Ulster scrum-half John Cooney set to miss out on Farrell's Ireland squad

Oct 7th 2020, 8:13 PM 26,732 Views 66 Comments

The 30-year-old came off the bench three times during the Six Nations earlier this year.

Earls sidelined by back injury as Munster rule Scannell out for two months
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Earls sidelined by back injury as Munster rule Scannell out for two months

Oct 7th 2020, 4:28 PM 10,616 Views 7 Comments

Ireland boss Andy Farrell already had several injury concerns ahead of the autumn campaign.

No formal discussions yet as Wales boss Pivac says 2021 Six Nations could be delayed
# Options Open
From The42
# Options Open

No formal discussions yet as Wales boss Pivac says 2021 Six Nations could be delayed

Oct 7th 2020, 3:36 PM 3,556 Views 2 Comments

Tournament organisers are considering all options amidst serious financial worries within the sport.

Another blow for Jones' England as Courtney Lawes ruled out of autumn Tests
# Sidelined
From The42
# Sidelined

Another blow for Jones' England as Courtney Lawes ruled out of autumn Tests

Oct 7th 2020, 2:31 PM 4,261 Views 2 Comments

England take on Ireland at Twickenham in the Autumn Nations Cup in November.

First start for Ireland next on agenda for 22-year-old Leinster man Kelleher
# Hooker
From The42
# Hooker

First start for Ireland next on agenda for 22-year-old Leinster man Kelleher

Oct 7th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,479 Views 7 Comments

The powerful hooker won his first three caps off the bench earlier this year.

# six-nations - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Sexton set to be fit for Six Nations but Deegan's knee injury is 'not minor'
# Hammy
From The42
# Hammy

Sexton set to be fit for Six Nations but Deegan's knee injury is 'not minor'

Oct 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 5,083 Views 3 Comments

The 35-year-old was injured during Leinster’s win over the Dragons.

# six-nations - Monday 5 October, 2020

Eddie Jones selects four newcomers as England prepare for Six Nations restart
# International Affairs
From The42
# International Affairs

Eddie Jones selects four newcomers as England prepare for Six Nations restart

Oct 5th 2020, 11:22 AM 8,363 Views 4 Comments

Leicester Tigers prop Joe Heyes – whose mother is Irish – is one of 12 uncapped players included.

# six-nations - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Furlong remains hopeful of being fit for restart of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
# Key Man
From The42
# Key Man

Furlong remains hopeful of being fit for restart of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Sep 29th 2020, 9:36 AM 6,459 Views 8 Comments

The 27-year-old Leinster tighthead hasn’t played since rugby got back up and running in August.

# six-nations - Monday 21 September, 2020

Griggs' Ireland set for Six Nations return next month as postponed fixture details confirmed
# We Go Again
From The42
# We Go Again

Griggs' Ireland set for Six Nations return next month as postponed fixture details confirmed

Sep 21st 2020, 2:30 PM 3,273 Views 0 Comments

A massive end to 2020 lies ahead.

# six-nations - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Exciting autumn for Farrell's Ireland as Fiji and Georgia get a welcome invitation
# New Look
From The42
# New Look

Exciting autumn for Farrell's Ireland as Fiji and Georgia get a welcome invitation

Sep 10th 2020, 7:30 PM 5,320 Views 3 Comments

Fixtures against Italy and Georgia look like chances to test the depth

# six-nations - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Murray to have scan on thigh injury sustained in Munster's defeat to Leinster
# Worry
From The42
# Worry

Murray to have scan on thigh injury sustained in Munster's defeat to Leinster

Sep 8th 2020, 2:02 PM 7,863 Views 26 Comments

The scrum-half will hope to be cleared of serious injury with the Six Nations resuming next month.

# six-nations - Monday 10 August, 2020

Griggs' Ireland set for busy end to 2020 as World Cup European qualifier dates confirmed
# Back In Business
From The42
# Back In Business

Griggs' Ireland set for busy end to 2020 as World Cup European qualifier dates confirmed

Aug 10th 2020, 6:21 PM 4,707 Views 0 Comments

A huge end to this unprecedented year lies ahead.

# six-nations - Friday 7 August, 2020

'I'm sure we're going to see a few bolters for all countries' - Farrell
# Crystal Ball
From The42
# Crystal Ball

'I'm sure we're going to see a few bolters for all countries' - Farrell

Aug 7th 2020, 7:15 AM 8,828 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland boss is embracing the challenge of an uncertain season ahead.

Farrell praises Sexton for 'super job' as Ireland captain during Six Nations
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

Farrell praises Sexton for 'super job' as Ireland captain during Six Nations

Aug 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,162 Views 23 Comments

The 35-year-old took over from Rory Best for the Six Nations earlier this year.

# six-nations - Thursday 6 August, 2020

'We know it's there to be won' - Farrell's Ireland hungry for Six Nations shot
# Target
From The42
# Target

'We know it's there to be won' - Farrell's Ireland hungry for Six Nations shot

Updated Aug 6th 2020, 5:14 PM 25,306 Views 31 Comments

The national team head coach is excited about the new ‘Eight Nations’ tournament this autumn.

James Lowe 'a great tonic for Irish rugby' as November qualification looms
# On The Radar
From The42
# On The Radar

James Lowe 'a great tonic for Irish rugby' as November qualification looms

Aug 6th 2020, 12:45 PM 10,612 Views 30 Comments

Ireland boss Andy Farrell has been impressed with many elements of the Leinster wing’s game.

# six-nations - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix

Updated Aug 4th 2020, 8:03 PM 26,126 Views 26 Comments

The 27-year-old out-half had his struggles post-World Cup but remains a classy operator.