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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Thursday 10 March, 2022

'Pete's in good form... he's a good emotional leader for us as well'
# Selection
From The42
# Selection

'Pete's in good form... he's a good emotional leader for us as well'

Mar 10th 2022, 2:59 PM 8,220 Views 7 Comments

Andy Farrell believes O’Mahony is getting better, while the Cork man is loving life with Ireland.

Eddie Jones dubs Ireland 'red-hot favourites' after visit to coffee shop
# Mind Games
From The42
# Mind Games

Eddie Jones dubs Ireland 'red-hot favourites' after visit to coffee shop

Mar 10th 2022, 1:38 PM 7,278 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Ireland head coach Andy Farrell pointed out that ‘praise makes you weak’

Simmonds starts for England as Dombrandt makes bench for Ireland game
# Eight
From The42
# Eight

Simmonds starts for England as Dombrandt makes bench for Ireland game

Mar 10th 2022, 1:02 PM 8,055 Views 5 Comments

Jamie George and Joe Marchant have also come into Eddie Jones’ starting XV.

Farrell makes six changes for Ireland's Six Nations clash with England
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Farrell makes six changes for Ireland's Six Nations clash with England

Mar 10th 2022, 11:04 AM 47,605 Views 101 Comments

Johnny Sexton, Hugo Keenan, Andrew Conway, Bundee Aki, Cian Healy, and James Ryan all start.

Doris and the Irish pack keen to be 'ahead of the game' against Itoje and co.
# Linespeed
From The42
# Linespeed

Doris and the Irish pack keen to be 'ahead of the game' against Itoje and co.

Mar 10th 2022, 6:00 AM 4,925 Views 5 Comments

The variety from Ireland’s forwards will be as important as ever.

# six-nations - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Dupont, Villière start for France, Navidi returns to Wales back row
# Les Bleus
From The42
# Les Bleus

Dupont, Villière start for France, Navidi returns to Wales back row

Updated Mar 9th 2022, 2:27 PM 7,841 Views 9 Comments

France’s Grand Slam hopes are on the line in Cardiff on Friday night.

Eddie's right, Ireland are favourites: Talking points ahead of the Six Nations clash with England
# William Hill
From The42
# William Hill

Eddie's right, Ireland are favourites: Talking points ahead of the Six Nations clash with England

Mar 9th 2022, 2:17 PM 2,884 Views 0 Comments

Ciaran Kennedy previews Saturday’s showdown at Twickenham.

# six-nations - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Banned Van der Merwe to miss Scotland's Six Nations games against Italy and Ireland
# Missing Out
From The42
# Missing Out

Banned Van der Merwe to miss Scotland's Six Nations games against Italy and Ireland

Mar 8th 2022, 9:35 PM 8,884 Views 2 Comments

Van der Merwe was shown a red card playing for Worcester Warriors.

Marler excited for 'nice clean bar brawl' with Ireland and their truffle pig farmer
# Loosehead
From The42
# Loosehead

Marler excited for 'nice clean bar brawl' with Ireland and their truffle pig farmer

Mar 8th 2022, 8:00 PM 48,839 Views 11 Comments

The 31-year-old is full of admiration for Tadhg Furlong’s qualities.

'There's more in us' - Keenan says Ireland can hit another gear against England
# London Calling
From The42
# London Calling

'There's more in us' - Keenan says Ireland can hit another gear against England

Updated Mar 8th 2022, 6:30 PM 2,819 Views 0 Comments

Saturday’s Six Nations meeting in London will be the fullback’s first taste of a full Twickenham.

Dupont injury scare for France ahead of Cardiff showdown with Wales
# Merde
From The42
# Merde

Dupont injury scare for France ahead of Cardiff showdown with Wales

Mar 8th 2022, 4:37 PM 5,234 Views 3 Comments

Star scrum-half left training on Tuesday with his left arm bandaged and an ice pack wrapped round it.

'I want to go out at the top' - Sexton confirms he will retire after 2023 Rugby World Cup
# The Last Dance
From The42
# The Last Dance

'I want to go out at the top' - Sexton confirms he will retire after 2023 Rugby World Cup

Updated Mar 8th 2022, 3:03 PM 16,162 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland captain signed a new contract with the IRFU today.

Van Graan thrilled for first signing Loughman
# Irish Rugby
From The42
# Irish Rugby

Van Graan thrilled for first signing Loughman

Mar 8th 2022, 2:26 PM 9,764 Views 0 Comments

Munster prop Jeremy Loughman has been called up to the senior Ireland squad for the first time.

# six-nations - Monday 7 March, 2022

Wales say prop Tomas Francis available to face France after head injury
# Back In Action
From The42
# Back In Action

Wales say prop Tomas Francis available to face France after head injury

Mar 7th 2022, 6:26 PM 3,027 Views 2 Comments

Prop passed a head injury assessment during Wales’ clash against England.

'Ireland are the favourites. They're the most cohesive side in the world' - Jones
# Big Week
From The42
# Big Week

'Ireland are the favourites. They're the most cohesive side in the world' - Jones

Mar 7th 2022, 5:04 PM 31,416 Views 21 Comments

Eddie Jones said his England team aren’t intimidated by anyone.

Loughman called up by Ireland as Henderson returns for England game
# Update
From The42
# Update

Loughman called up by Ireland as Henderson returns for England game

Mar 7th 2022, 10:14 AM 21,656 Views 26 Comments

Jordan Larmour has been ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations with injury.

# six-nations - Sunday 6 March, 2022

'You've got to look at rugby and ask, 'Where do we want the sport to be in 10 years' time?''
# Grow The Game
From The42
# Grow The Game

'You've got to look at rugby and ask, 'Where do we want the sport to be in 10 years' time?''

Mar 6th 2022, 7:00 AM 15,907 Views 3 Comments

Ex-England boss Andy Robinson is now the head coach of Romania in the Rugby Europe Championship.

# six-nations - Saturday 5 March, 2022

'I was honest with myself, and I was letting it get at me' - Healy
# Adjustment
From The42
# Adjustment

'I was honest with myself, and I was letting it get at me' - Healy

Mar 5th 2022, 6:30 AM 12,963 Views 1 Comment

After a frustrating lack of gametime in November, Cian Healy is pushing to start in Ireland’s Six Nations clash with England next weekend.

# six-nations - Friday 4 March, 2022

'One of the big things I’ve noticed about Irish players, they’re so conscientious about getting better'
# Paulie
From The42
# Paulie

'One of the big things I’ve noticed about Irish players, they’re so conscientious about getting better'

Mar 4th 2022, 6:30 AM 9,758 Views 3 Comments

Ireland forwards coach Paul O’Connell is currently helping the squad prepare for a 12 March date with England at Twickenham.

# six-nations - Thursday 3 March, 2022

Jonny Hill could return in boost for England after Luke Cowan-Dickie injury
# Huge Blow
From The42
# Huge Blow

Jonny Hill could return in boost for England after Luke Cowan-Dickie injury

Updated Mar 3rd 2022, 3:44 PM 4,737 Views 2 Comments

The hooker could miss the rest of the season after picking up a knee injury against Wales.

Big blow for Ireland as Porter ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations
# Sidelined
From The42
# Sidelined

Big blow for Ireland as Porter ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations

Mar 3rd 2022, 9:37 AM 15,061 Views 29 Comments

The Leinster loosehead picked up an ankle injury last weekend against Italy.

# six-nations - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Italy's Faiva hit with four-week suspension over high tackle on Ireland's Sheehan
# Verdict
From The42
# Verdict

Italy's Faiva hit with four-week suspension over high tackle on Ireland's Sheehan

Mar 2nd 2022, 6:30 PM 3,727 Views 5 Comments

The Italian player was sent off for the tackle in the 19th meeting of their Six Nations fixture.

Tuilagi left out of England training camp ahead of Ireland match From The42

Tuilagi left out of England training camp ahead of Ireland match

Mar 2nd 2022, 4:29 PM 5,214 Views 0 Comments

England play Ireland in Twickenham on 12 March.

# six-nations - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

Farrell releases 11 players from Ireland's Six Nations camp for URC action
# Mini Camp
From The42
# Mini Camp

Farrell releases 11 players from Ireland's Six Nations camp for URC action

Mar 1st 2022, 10:12 AM 15,909 Views 2 Comments

Loosehead prop Andrew Porter will stay with the Ireland squad but have his training load managed due to a rolled ankle.

'That’s one of the worst-case scenarios that you can see on a rugby field'
# Not Impressed
From The42
# Not Impressed

'That’s one of the worst-case scenarios that you can see on a rugby field'

Updated Mar 1st 2022, 8:31 AM 33,711 Views 5 Comments

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell reflects on Sunday’s defeat of 13-man Italy and looks forward to a round four trip to Twickenham.

# six-nations - Monday 28 February, 2022

'I really want to play against England, against fellahs I played with growing up'
# Drive
From The42
# Drive

'I really want to play against England, against fellahs I played with growing up'

Feb 28th 2022, 3:03 PM 47,056 Views 22 Comments

Kieran Treadwell is living the dream with Ireland and wants that to carry on into next month’s match against England at Twickenham.

'Lowry showed flashes of why we've been so excited about him for some time'
# Magic Mike
From The42
# Magic Mike

'Lowry showed flashes of why we've been so excited about him for some time'

Feb 28th 2022, 2:32 PM 5,485 Views 10 Comments

23-year-old Mike Lowry’s debut was praised on the latest edition of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

Eddie Jones insists England ‘don’t fear anyone’ ahead of Ireland showdown From The42

Eddie Jones insists England ‘don’t fear anyone’ ahead of Ireland showdown

Feb 28th 2022, 12:52 PM 6,379 Views 8 Comments

Ireland and France produced conclusive victories over Italy and Scotland respectively in round three.

Ireland struggle to make sense of 'weird' Italy game as high score fails to take focus off inaccuracy
# Mixed Feelings
From The42
# Mixed Feelings

Ireland struggle to make sense of 'weird' Italy game as high score fails to take focus off inaccuracy

Feb 28th 2022, 6:30 AM 7,662 Views 11 Comments

Andy Farrell and his players were left frustrated following a underwhelming Six Nations clash at the Aviva Stadium.

# six-nations - Sunday 27 February, 2022

'We needed to be a lot more clinical' - Van der Flier acknowledges room for improvement
# Work To Do
From The42
# Work To Do

'We needed to be a lot more clinical' - Van der Flier acknowledges room for improvement

Feb 27th 2022, 8:00 PM 4,775 Views 5 Comments

Ireland looked off-colour despite running up a big score against 13-man Italy.

Player Ratings: How did you rate Ireland in their win over Italy?
# Out Of 10
From The42
# Out Of 10

Player Ratings: How did you rate Ireland in their win over Italy?

Feb 27th 2022, 5:18 PM 18,524 Views 26 Comments

A mixed display as Ireland stuck 57 points on Italy at the Aviva Stadium.

Ireland rack up 57 points after red card forces Italy down to 13 players
# Law
From The42
# Law

Ireland rack up 57 points after red card forces Italy down to 13 players

Feb 27th 2022, 4:58 PM 45,554 Views 70 Comments

A little-known law meant the visitors had to remove another player after Hame Faiva’s sending-off.

Farrell's attack-minded Ireland team must be ruthless and clinical against Italy
# Chasing
From The42
# Chasing

Farrell's attack-minded Ireland team must be ruthless and clinical against Italy

Feb 27th 2022, 6:00 AM 7,820 Views 10 Comments

This exciting Ireland team has plenty of try-scoring potential.

# six-nations - Saturday 26 February, 2022

Eddie Jones' England cling on against Wales to stay in the Six Nations hunt
# Job Done
From The42
# Job Done

Eddie Jones' England cling on against Wales to stay in the Six Nations hunt

Feb 26th 2022, 6:46 PM 12,675 Views 11 Comments

The Welsh made a game of it in the second half but England just about held on.

France march on in Grand Slam bid with bonus-point win against Scotland
# Trés Bien
From The42
# Trés Bien

France march on in Grand Slam bid with bonus-point win against Scotland

Feb 26th 2022, 4:07 PM 10,380 Views 10 Comments

Fabien Galthié’s men were too strong for the Scots at Murrayfield.

'He's like a big South African. He's got that bulk that you don't really see in Irish kids'
# New Breed
From The42
# New Breed

'He's like a big South African. He's got that bulk that you don't really see in Irish kids'

Feb 26th 2022, 8:00 AM 66,968 Views 2 Comments

Dan Sheehan had to fight hard for his breakthrough but he’s now standing out for Ireland.

Farrell has picked an undeniably exciting Ireland team to take on Italy
# Quick
From The42
# Quick

Farrell has picked an undeniably exciting Ireland team to take on Italy

Feb 26th 2022, 7:30 AM 8,720 Views 10 Comments

The back three of Lowry, Hansen, and Lowe will do some damage against Italy.

'Rugby is going to be a small part of my life... I want to make it as meaningful as possible'
# Run Ryan Run
From The42
# Run Ryan Run

'Rugby is going to be a small part of my life... I want to make it as meaningful as possible'

Feb 26th 2022, 6:00 AM 12,119 Views 3 Comments

Ryan Baird has unique athleticism and a unique view of his career in rugby.

# six-nations - Friday 25 February, 2022

Scotland's Hamish Watson out of France match with Covid-19
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Scotland's Hamish Watson out of France match with Covid-19

Feb 25th 2022, 6:51 PM 3,841 Views 3 Comments

Two members of the Scotland backroom team have also tested positive.

Lowry to make Ireland debut as Lowe returns in exciting team for Italy
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Lowry to make Ireland debut as Lowe returns in exciting team for Italy

Feb 25th 2022, 1:04 PM 36,259 Views 57 Comments

Joey Carbery starts at number 10 in a team captained by Peter O’Mahony.