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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Monday 1 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 1st 2021, 4:32 PM 9,642 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 31,065 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 34,899 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
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# Skipper

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

Updated Mar 1st 2021, 8:03 AM 19,572 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
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# Clinical

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

Feb 28th 2021, 8:30 PM 4,492 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
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# STANDOUT

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

Feb 28th 2021, 11:45 AM 9,962 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 12,805 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
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# Reaction

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

Feb 27th 2021, 9:40 PM 11,741 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
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# Triple Crown

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

Feb 27th 2021, 7:22 PM 41,427 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
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# 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 10,721 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 5,425 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 15,015 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
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# New Caps

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

Feb 27th 2021, 5:33 PM 17,186 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 28,882 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 9,279 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
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# Forza

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

Feb 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,005 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 18,074 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 3,603 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 3,426 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 9,245 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
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# Azzurri

Italy team announced for Saturday's clash with Ireland

Feb 25th 2021, 3:03 PM 6,324 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
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# Off

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

Feb 25th 2021, 12:32 PM 6,672 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
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# CONFIRMED

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

Feb 25th 2021, 11:16 AM 34,272 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 6,125 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 10,770 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
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# Detail

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

Feb 24th 2021, 6:43 PM 9,179 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
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# William Hill

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

Feb 24th 2021, 5:27 PM 9,443 Views 15 Comments

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

France v Scotland Six Nations match to be played as scheduled this weekend
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

France v Scotland Six Nations match to be played as scheduled this weekend

Updated Feb 24th 2021, 1:22 PM 4,734 Views 2 Comments

Tournament organisers ‘continue to monitor the situation very closely’ ahead of Sunday’s game.

# six-nations - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

'I'll always remember it': Fans tell their stories of the Six Nations spirit at Ireland v Italy From The42

'I'll always remember it': Fans tell their stories of the Six Nations spirit at Ireland v Italy

Feb 23rd 2021, 5:07 PM 2,068 Views 0 Comments

Matches against the Azzurri are the focus in this week’s instalment of our ‘Hear The Roar’ series with William Hill.

Ireland players pragmatic as they chase the space in attack
# Picture Perfect
From The42
# Picture Perfect

Ireland players pragmatic as they chase the space in attack

Feb 23rd 2021, 4:55 PM 6,493 Views 18 Comments

‘The hard part in international rugby is creating the chances and we’ve done that.’

Sexton hints that 2023 World Cup may be beyond him
# Kicking On
From The42
# Kicking On

Sexton hints that 2023 World Cup may be beyond him

Feb 23rd 2021, 3:21 PM 28,544 Views 59 Comments

‘I’m just going to focus on this campaign and, if I’m around next year, just focus on that and try and make the most of whatever is left.’

France report no new Covid-19 cases as Scotland game awaits the green light
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

France report no new Covid-19 cases as Scotland game awaits the green light

Feb 23rd 2021, 10:39 AM 2,456 Views 1 Comment

French captain Charles Ollivon was among five players ruled out after testing positive yesterday.

# six-nations - Monday 22 February, 2021

Scotland fear more than 10 players could be unavailable if France game is rescheduled
# Decision Wednesday
From The42
# Decision Wednesday

Scotland fear more than 10 players could be unavailable if France game is rescheduled

Updated Feb 22nd 2021, 9:40 PM 36,471 Views 25 Comments

France have registered 14 Covid cases since their victory in Dublin eight days ago, meaning Sunday’s fixture is now in danger.

Ireland attack coach Catt believes 'the way we're going is the right way'
# Decisions
From The42
# Decisions

Ireland attack coach Catt believes 'the way we're going is the right way'

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:00 PM 17,708 Views 37 Comments

The Irish attacking effort against France two weekends ago was underwhelming.

Farrell's Ireland still Covid-free as France wonder if their outbreak started in Dublin
# Healthy
From The42
# Healthy

Farrell's Ireland still Covid-free as France wonder if their outbreak started in Dublin

Feb 22nd 2021, 3:08 PM 28,482 Views 24 Comments

Les Bleus’ Six Nations hopes have been hit hard with key players now ruled out of the Scotland game.

France captain Ollivon among five new Covid-19 cases
# Six Nations
From The42
# Six Nations

France captain Ollivon among five new Covid-19 cases

Feb 22nd 2021, 10:35 AM 7,453 Views 12 Comments

It brings the total number of positive tests recorded in the French camp to 14.

# six-nations - Sunday 21 February, 2021

France star Dupont ruled out of Scotland clash following Covid positive From The42

France star Dupont ruled out of Scotland clash following Covid positive

Feb 21st 2021, 1:48 PM 4,256 Views 2 Comments

Nine Covid cases in French camp with Julien Marchand and Arthur Vincent the latest to test positive.

# six-nations - Friday 19 February, 2021

Scrum-half Dupont the latest member of French camp to test positive for Covid-19
# Update
From The42
# Update

Scrum-half Dupont the latest member of French camp to test positive for Covid-19

Feb 19th 2021, 5:34 PM 6,784 Views 7 Comments

The news comes after head coach Fabien Galthie and scrum coach William Servat also returned positive tests this week.

'These are guys we've all earmarked but we've got to make sure they're ready'
# Young Guns
From The42
# Young Guns

'These are guys we've all earmarked but we've got to make sure they're ready'

Feb 19th 2021, 7:45 AM 15,088 Views 73 Comments

Ireland boss Andy Farrell said he can’t rush promising young players into Test rugby.

Farrell needs Ireland's attack to get firing for 'dangerous' Italy trip
# Concerns
From The42
# Concerns

Farrell needs Ireland's attack to get firing for 'dangerous' Italy trip

Feb 19th 2021, 6:15 AM 3,526 Views 11 Comments

After a blunt performance against France, the Mike Catt-coached Ireland attack needs to improve.