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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 10th 2021, 3:00 PM 14,667 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
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# Best Of The Nines

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

Mar 10th 2021, 2:00 PM 3,739 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
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# 6 Nations

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

Mar 10th 2021, 1:13 PM 5,523 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
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# 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 2,906 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 24,424 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
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# 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 5,402 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 1,949 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 24,153 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 7,024 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 3,037 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 5,315 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
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# Selection

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

Mar 1st 2021, 7:30 PM 16,377 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 15,502 Views 29 Comments

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

Murray coming straight back at 9 for Ireland shouldn't be a foregone conclusion
# Competition
From The42
# Competition

Murray coming straight back at 9 for Ireland shouldn't be a foregone conclusion

Mar 1st 2021, 4:32 PM 9,668 Views 22 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra features discussion of Jamison Gibson-Park’s impact.

Ireland release 13 players to feature in this week's inter-pro derbies
# Game Time
From The42
# Game Time

Ireland release 13 players to feature in this week's inter-pro derbies

Updated Mar 1st 2021, 3:03 PM 31,086 Views 38 Comments

21-year-old lock Ryan Baird is one of 23 players who will remain with Ireland this week.

French rugby chief Laporte confirms coach Galthie left Six Nations bubble
# Blowing Bubbles
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# Blowing Bubbles

French rugby chief Laporte confirms coach Galthie left Six Nations bubble

Mar 1st 2021, 8:26 AM 34,928 Views 15 Comments

Galthie was one of 16 members of the French squad to have tested positive for Covid-19.

Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome
# Skipper
From The42
# Skipper

Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome

Updated Mar 1st 2021, 8:03 AM 19,618 Views 30 Comments

‘His performance was excellent but it’s more than that.’

# six-nations - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Keenan's try the pick of the bunch but Ireland's turnover attack is still flat
# Clinical
From The42
# Clinical

Keenan's try the pick of the bunch but Ireland's turnover attack is still flat

Feb 28th 2021, 8:30 PM 4,506 Views 5 Comments

Attack coach Mike Catt will be pleased with Ireland’s efforts from lineout platforms.

Connors takes his chance in Rome to push for Ireland start against Scotland
# STANDOUT
From The42
# STANDOUT

Connors takes his chance in Rome to push for Ireland start against Scotland

Feb 28th 2021, 11:45 AM 9,991 Views 30 Comments

The 24-year-old openside was among the best performers in a six-try win for Andy Farrell’s side.

# six-nations - Saturday 27 February, 2021

'In seven to eight years this team will be competitive with everyone'
# Forecast
From The42
# Forecast

'In seven to eight years this team will be competitive with everyone'

Feb 27th 2021, 9:56 PM 12,845 Views 4 Comments

Italy head coach Franco Smith was speaking after their Six Nations defeat to Ireland today.

Eddie Jones avoids blaming referee after 'unusual' decisions in Wales defeat
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Eddie Jones avoids blaming referee after 'unusual' decisions in Wales defeat

Feb 27th 2021, 9:40 PM 11,765 Views 23 Comments

Wayne Pivac’s side lifted the Triple Crown after amassing their highest Test score against England.

Wales put 40 points on England to stay on course for Grand Slam
# Triple Crown
From The42
# Triple Crown

Wales put 40 points on England to stay on course for Grand Slam

Feb 27th 2021, 7:22 PM 41,438 Views 49 Comments

The defeat all but ended reigning the champions’ hopes of a successful title defence.

'I don't want to sit back and be happy with being third choice': Casey ready for more Test rugby
# Worth The Wait
From The42
# Worth The Wait

'I don't want to sit back and be happy with being third choice': Casey ready for more Test rugby

Feb 27th 2021, 6:45 PM 10,736 Views 31 Comments

The 21-year-old scrum-half was made to wait over 140 minutes as a replacement before winning his first cap.

'It doesn't mean everything is fixed now' - Ireland have tougher tasks ahead
# Work To Do
From The42
# Work To Do

'It doesn't mean everything is fixed now' - Ireland have tougher tasks ahead

Feb 27th 2021, 6:35 PM 5,434 Views 9 Comments

After a six-try win in Rome, Ireland now look towards a visit to Edinburgh.

Out of 10: How did you rate Ireland's victory in Rome? From The42

Out of 10: How did you rate Ireland's victory in Rome?

Feb 27th 2021, 6:01 PM 15,024 Views 17 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men secured their first win of the Championship with a rout of Italy..

'His attitude reminds me of what I read about Wilkinson' - Casey and Baird debut
# New Caps
From The42
# New Caps

'His attitude reminds me of what I read about Wilkinson' - Casey and Baird debut

Feb 27th 2021, 5:33 PM 17,231 Views 17 Comments

The 21-year-old pair won their first Ireland caps in the final quarter of the win over Italy.

Farrell's Ireland notch first win of Six Nations with six-try success over Italy
# Up And Running
From The42
# Up And Running

Farrell's Ireland notch first win of Six Nations with six-try success over Italy

Feb 27th 2021, 5:15 PM 28,909 Views 54 Comments

Will Connors scored a brace for Ireland as Craig Casey and Ryan Baird made their Test debuts.

French government warns it could pull Les Bleus' approval to play in Six Nations
# Sacre Bleu
From The42
# Sacre Bleu

French government warns it could pull Les Bleus' approval to play in Six Nations

Feb 27th 2021, 1:55 PM 9,300 Views 2 Comments

The Sports Minister wants more information on the Covid-19 outbreak in the France camp.

Ireland bid to get their Six Nations show on the road with big win in Rome
# Forza
From The42
# Forza

Ireland bid to get their Six Nations show on the road with big win in Rome

Feb 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,019 Views 7 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men take on a youthful but defensively porous Italian outfit at Stadio Olimpico.

# six-nations - Friday 26 February, 2021

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

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

Feb 26th 2021, 3:00 PM 18,097 Views 5 Comments

Ireland fans will be focused on tomorrow’s meeting with Italy in the Six Nations.

England dealt major blow as Lawes is ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

England dealt major blow as Lawes is ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations

Feb 26th 2021, 12:41 PM 3,614 Views 1 Comment

The Northampton Saints player sustained a chest injury in training.

Garbisi urges Italy to seize day against Ireland and avoid 30th straight loss
# Azzurri
From The42
# Azzurri

Garbisi urges Italy to seize day against Ireland and avoid 30th straight loss

Feb 26th 2021, 8:58 AM 3,434 Views 5 Comments

The hosts haven’t beaten Ireland since the Six Nations in March 2013 in Rome.

# six-nations - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Farrell aiming to gain momentum as he picks strong Ireland team for Italy
# Selection
From The42
# Selection

Farrell aiming to gain momentum as he picks strong Ireland team for Italy

Feb 25th 2021, 6:00 PM 9,264 Views 22 Comments

There are seven changes to the starting XV while Ryan Baird and Craig Casey should debut off the bench.

Italy team announced for Saturday's clash with Ireland
# Azzurri
From The42
# Azzurri

Italy team announced for Saturday's clash with Ireland

Feb 25th 2021, 3:03 PM 6,338 Views 5 Comments

Head coach Franco Smith has selected the same XV that started in their defeat to England.

Postponed: France's clash with Scotland will be rescheduled after Covid outbreak
# Off
From The42
# Off

Postponed: France's clash with Scotland will be rescheduled after Covid outbreak

Feb 25th 2021, 12:32 PM 6,689 Views 8 Comments

Another positive test in the French camp today has seen the fixture postponed.

Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes

Feb 25th 2021, 11:16 AM 34,288 Views 72 Comments

Tadhg Furlong will make his first Test start in a year against Italy on Saturday.

France suspend training after another positive Covid-19 test
# Another Case
From The42
# Another Case

France suspend training after another positive Covid-19 test

Feb 25th 2021, 9:18 AM 6,134 Views 8 Comments

The France squad have been placed in isolation, with the Six Nations meeting with Scotland set for Sunday.

# six-nations - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

England rugby team respond to Ian Botham's 'unhappy' comments
# Unhappy
From The42
# Unhappy

England rugby team respond to Ian Botham's 'unhappy' comments

Feb 24th 2021, 11:20 PM 10,802 Views 4 Comments

The cricket legend has said he will be backing Wales when the two countries meet.

Henderson: O'Connell 're-coaching the small things that everyone, in inverted commas, 'already knows''
# Detail
From The42
# Detail

Henderson: O'Connell 're-coaching the small things that everyone, in inverted commas, 'already knows''

Feb 24th 2021, 6:43 PM 9,214 Views 2 Comments

The Ulster captain saluted the coaches behind Ireland’s improved set piece, which has been a rare bright spark in a poor Six Nations to date.

Name this Ireland rugby legend and win a Six Nations matchday hamper
# William Hill
From The42
# William Hill

Name this Ireland rugby legend and win a Six Nations matchday hamper

Feb 24th 2021, 5:27 PM 9,458 Views 15 Comments

We’re giving away a number of great prizes throughout the tournament thanks to William Hill.