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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Friday 25 February, 2022

Italy hand first start to 20-year-old Marin for Sunday's clash with Ireland
# Azzurri
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# Azzurri

Italy hand first start to 20-year-old Marin for Sunday's clash with Ireland

Feb 25th 2022, 12:58 PM 5,439 Views 3 Comments

The Benetton out-half has been selected at centre for the Six Nations fixture at the Aviva Stadium.

Sheehan keen to build on 'valuable' outing in Paris with first Ireland start
# Dan The Man
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# Dan The Man

Sheehan keen to build on 'valuable' outing in Paris with first Ireland start

Feb 25th 2022, 6:30 AM 2,926 Views 6 Comments

The 23-year-old has impressed off Ireland’s bench this season.

# six-nations - Thursday 24 February, 2022

Farrell set to back Carbery for Ireland in Six Nations clash with Italy
# 10
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# 10

Farrell set to back Carbery for Ireland in Six Nations clash with Italy

Feb 24th 2022, 8:52 PM 19,294 Views 16 Comments

It had looked like Johnny Sexton would return at number 10 but Carbery may get another chance.

First Scotland start for Darge as France make one change for Murrayfield clash
# Team News
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# Team News

First Scotland start for Darge as France make one change for Murrayfield clash

Feb 24th 2022, 2:21 PM 4,718 Views 2 Comments

The sides will square off in Edinburgh on Saturday.

Six Nations: Manu Tuilagi returns for England as Wales drop Louis Rees-Zammit
# Selections
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# Selections

Six Nations: Manu Tuilagi returns for England as Wales drop Louis Rees-Zammit

Feb 24th 2022, 1:00 PM 7,300 Views 4 Comments

Tuilagi will make his first Guinness Six Nations start in almost two years.

Ireland still have a championship to play for: Talking points ahead of Sunday's Six Nations game
# William Hill
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# William Hill

Ireland still have a championship to play for: Talking points ahead of Sunday's Six Nations game

Feb 24th 2022, 9:00 AM 2,885 Views 0 Comments

Ciaran Kennedy looks ahead to the arrival of Italy in Dublin, with tips and the latest William Hill odds.

Casey pushing for more Ireland caps after 'learning curve' in last year
# Ambition
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# Ambition

Casey pushing for more Ireland caps after 'learning curve' in last year

Feb 24th 2022, 6:10 AM 6,688 Views 23 Comments

The Munster man made his Test debut against Italy in the 2021 Six Nations.

'The Triple Crown would be a great thing and it's guaranteed if we win the last three'
# Leader
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# Leader

'The Triple Crown would be a great thing and it's guaranteed if we win the last three'

Feb 24th 2022, 1:01 AM 5,023 Views 3 Comments

Johnny Sexton is back to lead Ireland’s push for silverware in this Six Nations.

# six-nations - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

'If you have a negative mindset in here, you are not going to survive'
# Positive Thinking
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# Positive Thinking

'If you have a negative mindset in here, you are not going to survive'

Feb 23rd 2022, 7:00 PM 6,504 Views 1 Comment

Dave Kilcoyne says Andy Farrell has created an ‘honest environment’ in Ireland camp.

'I’m well used to competition' - Fit-again Sexton aiming for swift Ireland return
# Leading Man
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# Leading Man

'I’m well used to competition' - Fit-again Sexton aiming for swift Ireland return

Feb 23rd 2022, 4:04 PM 4,551 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland captain is hoping to feature in Sunday’s Six Nations meeting with Italy.

Ireland's Henderson ruled out of Italy clash after positive Covid test
# Out
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# Out

Ireland's Henderson ruled out of Italy clash after positive Covid test

Feb 23rd 2022, 3:14 PM 8,212 Views 11 Comments

The rest of the squad have tested negative so far this week.

Johnny Sexton set to return as Ireland captain against Italy
# Main Man
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# Main Man

Johnny Sexton set to return as Ireland captain against Italy

Feb 23rd 2022, 1:25 PM 17,931 Views 30 Comments

Joey Carbery started Ireland’s last Six Nations game against France.

Wales set to leave Louis Rees-Zammit out for England clash at Twickenham
# Brave Call
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# Brave Call

Wales set to leave Louis Rees-Zammit out for England clash at Twickenham

Feb 23rd 2022, 10:27 AM 10,189 Views 8 Comments

Fit-again Josh Adams is expected to replace the Gloucester wing.

Friend: Shrewd move by Farrell to release Carty back to Connacht for Scarlets trip
# Get Him Firing
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# Get Him Firing

Friend: Shrewd move by Farrell to release Carty back to Connacht for Scarlets trip

Feb 23rd 2022, 6:00 AM 13,444 Views 3 Comments

‘Pretty much straight after that France game he contacted us to say, ‘if we release Jack, will you use him?’ And it was, ’100% we’ll use him.”

# six-nations - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Wholesale changes unlikely for Ireland but Farrell could make tweaks
# Selection
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# Selection

Wholesale changes unlikely for Ireland but Farrell could make tweaks

Feb 22nd 2022, 2:47 PM 10,130 Views 21 Comments

The Ireland head coach will be keen to keep his frontliners sharp for the England clash in Round 4.

Ireland tighthead O'Toole ruled out of this weekend's clash with Italy
# Injury
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# Injury

Ireland tighthead O'Toole ruled out of this weekend's clash with Italy

Feb 22nd 2022, 1:02 PM 13,085 Views 13 Comments

The 23-year-old Ulster man picked up a hamstring strain over the weekend.

# six-nations - Monday 21 February, 2022

Italy's injury list grows ahead of Six Nations visit to Dublin
# Worries
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# Worries

Italy's injury list grows ahead of Six Nations visit to Dublin

Feb 21st 2022, 1:42 PM 6,822 Views 6 Comments

Head coach Kieran Crowley hopes his side can end their 34-game losing streak.

James Lowe and Jimmy O'Brien called up to Ireland's Six Nations squad
# Reinforcements
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# Reinforcements

James Lowe and Jimmy O'Brien called up to Ireland's Six Nations squad

Feb 21st 2022, 11:46 AM 29,506 Views 33 Comments

The 14 players who were released to their provinces last week are back in Ireland camp.

'A central contract is something I never really thought I'd get in my career'
# Road Less Travelled
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# Road Less Travelled

'A central contract is something I never really thought I'd get in my career'

Feb 21st 2022, 6:30 AM 16,144 Views 9 Comments

Tadhg Beirne’s new three-year deal with the IRFU speaks volumes of his quality.

# six-nations - Saturday 19 February, 2022

Farrell weighs up selection for Italy as Ireland sidestep physicality 'trap'
# Changes
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# Changes

Farrell weighs up selection for Italy as Ireland sidestep physicality 'trap'

Feb 19th 2022, 4:01 PM 27,764 Views 31 Comments

Joey or Johnny for the Italy game?

# six-nations - Friday 18 February, 2022

'It's been a bit of a rocky one for me' - Henshaw looking to finish frustrating season on a high
# Feeling Fresh
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# Feeling Fresh

'It's been a bit of a rocky one for me' - Henshaw looking to finish frustrating season on a high

Feb 18th 2022, 5:11 PM 5,169 Views 4 Comments

The centre has only managed a handful of appearances for club and country since returning from the Lions tour to South Africa.

Jones faces England captaincy call as Lawes passed fit to face Wales
# Good To Go
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# Good To Go

Jones faces England captaincy call as Lawes passed fit to face Wales

Feb 18th 2022, 3:47 PM 2,606 Views 0 Comments

Flanker Tom Curry has been skipper in England’s first two matches.

Sexton set to be fit for Italy as Farrell stresses need to learn from Paris
# Back In The Mix
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# Back In The Mix

Sexton set to be fit for Italy as Farrell stresses need to learn from Paris

Feb 18th 2022, 3:09 PM 4,510 Views 11 Comments

The Ireland captain is on course to feature against the Azzurri on 27 February.

Six Nations organisers refute reports of Italy being replaced by South Africa
# Statement
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# Statement

Six Nations organisers refute reports of Italy being replaced by South Africa

Feb 18th 2022, 11:56 AM 3,329 Views 11 Comments

It was reported this week that the Springboks could take the place of the Italians as soon as 2025.

'There's always going to be competition' - Keenan hoping to retain full-back berth against Italy
# Keenan Keen
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# Keenan Keen

'There's always going to be competition' - Keenan hoping to retain full-back berth against Italy

Feb 18th 2022, 6:00 AM 5,328 Views 10 Comments

Andy Farrell may rotate his starting side for next week’s meeting with Italy, as Ulster’s Mike Lowry vies for Keenan’s position.

# six-nations - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Convicted prop Haouas recalled to France Six Nations squad
# Return
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# Return

Convicted prop Haouas recalled to France Six Nations squad

Feb 17th 2022, 1:50 PM 11,038 Views 7 Comments

The 27-year-old Montpellier star was convicted earlier this month for his role in a series of burglaries.

Should South Africa join the Six Nations at Italy's expense?
# The42 Rugby Weekly
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# The42 Rugby Weekly

Should South Africa join the Six Nations at Italy's expense?

Feb 17th 2022, 12:33 PM 33,211 Views 56 Comments

There could be change ahead with SA Rugby aligning itself to the Northern Hemisphere.

Earls faces 'longer-term rehab' so wait for 100th Ireland cap goes on
# Injury Update
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# Injury Update

Earls faces 'longer-term rehab' so wait for 100th Ireland cap goes on

Feb 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 8,328 Views 3 Comments

Munster say Damian de Allende and Jason Jenkins are back running.

# six-nations - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Marcus Smith recalls Dan Biggar’s Lions welcome ahead of Six Nations showdown
# Respect
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# Respect

Marcus Smith recalls Dan Biggar’s Lions welcome ahead of Six Nations showdown

Feb 16th 2022, 3:32 PM 10,296 Views 0 Comments

The England start will hope to line-up against the Wales captain on 26 February.

# six-nations - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Robin McBryde: France scrummaging a lot more intelligently than they have been in the past
# Blue On Bleu
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# Blue On Bleu

Robin McBryde: France scrummaging a lot more intelligently than they have been in the past

Feb 15th 2022, 8:00 AM 6,848 Views 0 Comments

Despite obvious concerns for Rónan Kelleher, the Leinster assistant coach was pleased to see Dan Sheehan get such exposure to the French in Paris.

# six-nations - Monday 14 February, 2022

Farrell releases 14 players from Ireland's Six Nations camp for URC action
# Break Week
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# Break Week

Farrell releases 14 players from Ireland's Six Nations camp for URC action

Updated Feb 14th 2022, 3:12 PM 41,880 Views 15 Comments

An Ireland squad of 23 will gather again on Thursday for two days of training.

France in driving seat but Farrell 'unbelievably pleased' with Ireland's effort
# Positives
From The42
# Positives

France in driving seat but Farrell 'unbelievably pleased' with Ireland's effort

Feb 14th 2022, 6:10 AM 5,042 Views 8 Comments

The head coach praised the ‘character, fight, and want’ from his players in Paris.

# six-nations - Sunday 13 February, 2022

Marcus Smith stars as England register bonus-point victory over Italy in Rome
# Gimme Five
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# Gimme Five

Marcus Smith stars as England register bonus-point victory over Italy in Rome

Feb 13th 2022, 5:22 PM 11,149 Views 7 Comments

Eddie Jones’ side got their first win of the 2022 Six Nations with a comprehensive triumph over the Azzurri.

Dupont's France 'not talking about Grand Slam' despite Ireland victory
# No Grand Talk
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# No Grand Talk

Dupont's France 'not talking about Grand Slam' despite Ireland victory

Feb 13th 2022, 10:31 AM 6,944 Views 31 Comments

Next up for Dupont and France is a trip to Edinburgh on 26 February.

'He was excellent' - Carbery steps up for Ireland in Sexton's absence
# Number 10
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# Number 10

'He was excellent' - Carbery steps up for Ireland in Sexton's absence

Feb 13th 2022, 7:00 AM 38,483 Views 47 Comments

The 26-year-old Munster man impressed his head coach, Andy Farrell.

# six-nations - Saturday 12 February, 2022

'We're one step behind now, but the tournament is definitely not out of reach'
# Still In It
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# Still In It

'We're one step behind now, but the tournament is definitely not out of reach'

Feb 12th 2022, 8:40 PM 11,223 Views 11 Comments

Dan Sheehan focused on the positives after an encouraging individual display against France.

Player ratings: Ireland come up short in France
# Out Of 10
From The42
# Out Of 10

Player ratings: Ireland come up short in France

Updated Feb 12th 2022, 7:58 PM 76,479 Views 132 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side were beaten by a powerful French outfit at the Stade de France.

'It just felt like it was the right decision at the time' - Ireland captain Ryan
# Big Call
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# Big Call

'It just felt like it was the right decision at the time' - Ireland captain Ryan

Feb 12th 2022, 7:52 PM 17,662 Views 32 Comments

Andy Farrell hailed his players’ mental strength after a narrow defeat to France.

Farrell's Ireland go down fighting as France's Grand Slam bid stays on track
# Les Bleus
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# Les Bleus

Farrell's Ireland go down fighting as France's Grand Slam bid stays on track

Feb 12th 2022, 6:37 PM 42,368 Views 161 Comments

A late decision not to kick into the corner was curious but Ireland showed grit at Stade de France.

Wales edge out Scots in dramatic finish to kill Tartan Army's grand slam hopes
# Biggar And Better
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# Biggar And Better

Wales edge out Scots in dramatic finish to kill Tartan Army's grand slam hopes

Feb 12th 2022, 4:25 PM 7,206 Views 8 Comments

Dan Biggar got the winning score with a drop goal.