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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Wales’ 2020 fixtures to be away with Principality Stadium to remain a hospital
# Pitch Battle
From The42
# Pitch Battle

Wales’ 2020 fixtures to be away with Principality Stadium to remain a hospital

Jul 23rd 2020, 9:10 AM 5,765 Views 5 Comments

The 74,500-seater ground is set to continue as a medical facility in case of second coronavirus spike.

# six-nations - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Six Nations play down expectation of imminent deal with CVC
# No Deal Yet
From The42
# No Deal Yet

Six Nations play down expectation of imminent deal with CVC

Jul 7th 2020, 9:12 PM 4,345 Views 3 Comments

Bernard Laporte has said a deal is almost done.

# six-nations - Saturday 4 July, 2020

What kind of shape are Andy Farrell's Ireland in as they look towards next season?
# Options
From The42
# Options

What kind of shape are Andy Farrell's Ireland in as they look towards next season?

Jul 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,499 Views 48 Comments

Ireland were due to face Australia in Brisbane today.

# six-nations - Thursday 4 June, 2020

The next Six Nations could be expanded to become a home-and-away tournament
# Alternative Arrangements
From The42
# Alternative Arrangements

The next Six Nations could be expanded to become a home-and-away tournament

Jun 4th 2020, 3:10 PM 8,985 Views 19 Comments

It’s one of the options currently being considered, according to RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney.

# six-nations - Friday 22 May, 2020

IRFU confirms plans are in place for inter-pros at the Aviva in August
# Derbies
From The42
# Derbies

IRFU confirms plans are in place for inter-pros at the Aviva in August

May 22nd 2020, 3:17 PM 16,666 Views 21 Comments

The games would take place behind closed doors on 22 and 23 August.

Six Nations confirms it's working with SANZAAR on 'aligned global calendar'
# About Time
From The42
# About Time

Six Nations confirms it's working with SANZAAR on 'aligned global calendar'

May 22nd 2020, 9:23 AM 7,333 Views 11 Comments

The two bodies have been in discussions during the lockdown.

# six-nations - Monday 18 May, 2020

Six Nations issues statement over mooted series without France and Italy
# Contingency Plan
From The42
# Contingency Plan

Six Nations issues statement over mooted series without France and Italy

May 18th 2020, 7:54 PM 13,196 Views 2 Comments

A report suggested that France and Italy would be excluded from the contingency ‘home nations’ competition.

# six-nations - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know Ireland's Grand Slam success years?
# Slammers
From The42
# Slammers

Quiz: How well do you know Ireland's Grand Slam success years?

May 12th 2020, 9:30 PM 29,214 Views 13 Comments

Let’s find out what you know here.

# six-nations - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Beibhinn Parsons
# Hotshot
From The42
# Hotshot

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Beibhinn Parsons

Apr 14th 2020, 11:03 AM 4,158 Views 4 Comments

The 18-year-old Ballinasloe and Connacht wing is a prolific try-scorer.

# six-nations - Thursday 2 April, 2020

'We talked about it being a one campaign thing' - Sexton says captaincy may be reviewed due to disrupted season
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

'We talked about it being a one campaign thing' - Sexton says captaincy may be reviewed due to disrupted season

Apr 2nd 2020, 12:00 PM 16,995 Views 46 Comments

Johnny Sexton discussed his Ireland captaincy, dealing with critisicm, and how he is staying fit during the lockdown.

# six-nations - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Speeding up the scrums a key future focus for World Rugby
# On The Clock
From The42
# On The Clock

Speeding up the scrums a key future focus for World Rugby

Mar 18th 2020, 4:34 PM 7,076 Views 13 Comments

The recent Scotland v France clash highlighted the frustration for many fans.

# six-nations - Monday 16 March, 2020

What does the 50:22 kick look like and how could it change rugby?
# Law
From The42
# Law

What does the 50:22 kick look like and how could it change rugby?

Mar 16th 2020, 4:58 PM 28,000 Views 13 Comments

The law was trialled in Australia last year.

When Joe Schmidt's Ireland went to Paris and won the Six Nations
# Trés Bien
From The42
# Trés Bien

When Joe Schmidt's Ireland went to Paris and won the Six Nations

Mar 16th 2020, 1:48 PM 11,388 Views 11 Comments

We reflect on the agonisingly tense Irish victory on the final day of the 2014 championship.

# six-nations - Friday 13 March, 2020

'I get told I should retire walking around Tesco': Abuse from fans getting tiresome, says North
# Social Distancing
From The42
# Social Distancing

'I get told I should retire walking around Tesco': Abuse from fans getting tiresome, says North

Mar 13th 2020, 10:00 PM 16,929 Views 10 Comments

The Welsh star opens up about online and offline trolls, and concerns regarding his history of head injuries.

Wales v Scotland in the Six Nations is now OFF after late change of mind
# Breaking
From The42
# Breaking

Wales v Scotland in the Six Nations is now OFF after late change of mind

Updated Mar 13th 2020, 2:08 PM 62,273 Views 86 Comments

Earlier, the WRU had said the game would go ahead but sense has finally prevailed.

# six-nations - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Marler handed 10-week ban for Alun Wyn Jones genital grab
# Banned
From The42
# Banned

Marler handed 10-week ban for Alun Wyn Jones genital grab

Mar 12th 2020, 7:37 PM 13,178 Views 41 Comments

England prop banned following disciplinary hearing in Dublin.

RFU and Jones 'regret any implication that Ben O’Keeffe was biased'
# Not In Line
From The42
# Not In Line

RFU and Jones 'regret any implication that Ben O’Keeffe was biased'

Mar 12th 2020, 3:20 PM 7,743 Views 7 Comments

The England head coach had criticised the referee after their win over Wales.

Wales and Scotland make changes for clash that's still scheduled to go ahead
# Cardiff Encounter
From The42
# Cardiff Encounter

Wales and Scotland make changes for clash that's still scheduled to go ahead

Mar 12th 2020, 12:15 PM 5,108 Views 8 Comments

The Six Nations fixture is due to take place in Cardiff on Saturday.

# six-nations - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Analysis: Total accuracy at the breakdown is now almost impossible for referees
# Side Entry
From The42
# Side Entry

Analysis: Total accuracy at the breakdown is now almost impossible for referees

Mar 11th 2020, 8:06 PM 10,860 Views 4 Comments

Eoin Toolan takes a look at some of the issues with the modern-day breakdown.

Fianna Fáil want urgent meeting with IRFU to discuss Sky's 6 Nations bid
# Crunch Talks
From The42
# Crunch Talks

Fianna Fáil want urgent meeting with IRFU to discuss Sky's 6 Nations bid

Mar 11th 2020, 10:15 AM 9,409 Views 9 Comments

Party spokesperson on sport, Marc MacSharry, wrote to the Union this morning in bid to keep tournament on free-to-air TV.

# six-nations - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Ireland U20s, Ireland Women, and Munster among latest postponements
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

Ireland U20s, Ireland Women, and Munster among latest postponements

Updated Mar 10th 2020, 2:25 PM 4,682 Views 1 Comment

More rugby fixtures have been called off for now.

Farrell wary of over-loading Test schedule around November
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Farrell wary of over-loading Test schedule around November

Updated Mar 10th 2020, 8:05 AM 15,756 Views 14 Comments

There are many unknowable variables as Covid-19 spreads, but Farrell hopes that player welfare concerns are maintained and Ireland avoid playing five Tests in five weeks.

# six-nations - Monday 9 March, 2020

Joe Marler has been cited for grabbing Alun Wyn Jones' genitals
# Hearing
From The42
# Hearing

Joe Marler has been cited for grabbing Alun Wyn Jones' genitals

Mar 9th 2020, 3:11 PM 19,258 Views 39 Comments

England’s Courtney Lawes and Manu Tuilagi are also facing disciplinary hearings in Dublin this week.

Farrell says Ireland players were deflated to hear of France postponement
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Farrell says Ireland players were deflated to hear of France postponement

Updated Mar 9th 2020, 2:10 PM 8,521 Views 14 Comments

The squad trained in Abbottstown today believing they are well in the hunt for the Championship.

Ireland's Six Nations clash with France in Paris has been postponed
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Ireland's Six Nations clash with France in Paris has been postponed

Mar 9th 2020, 12:25 PM 55,495 Views 58 Comments

The decision has been made due to fears over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

TV Wrap - French implosion a reliable theme on a deeply abnormal weekend
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

TV Wrap - French implosion a reliable theme on a deeply abnormal weekend

Mar 9th 2020, 8:30 AM 34,190 Views 2 Comments

The biggest game in Europe was in an empty stadium, other events were cancelled and Roy Keane bantered with Micah Richards. Thank heavens for France.

# six-nations - Sunday 8 March, 2020

Ireland's visit to Paris in major doubt as France bans gatherings of more than 1,000
# Confusion
From The42
# Confusion

Ireland's visit to Paris in major doubt as France bans gatherings of more than 1,000

Mar 8th 2020, 10:09 PM 38,671 Views 53 Comments

The French rugby federation says ‘there is no official information’ to confirm the game will be postponed.

Scotland's Ritchie 'shocked' by Haouas punch as France blow Grand Slam hopes
# Les Bleus See Red
From The42
# Les Bleus See Red

Scotland's Ritchie 'shocked' by Haouas punch as France blow Grand Slam hopes

Mar 8th 2020, 9:50 PM 16,820 Views 16 Comments

Les Bleus crashed to a 28-17 defeat at Murrayfield.

Red card costly as France's Grand Slam bid is squandered with defeat to Scotland
# Bleus It
From The42
# Bleus It

Red card costly as France's Grand Slam bid is squandered with defeat to Scotland

Mar 8th 2020, 5:32 PM 36,117 Views 46 Comments

After overcoming England, Italy and Wales, the championship leaders saw their winning run halted.

'It’s absolute rubbish' – Jones furious with referee over Tuilagi red
# Red Mist
From The42
# Red Mist

'It’s absolute rubbish' – Jones furious with referee over Tuilagi red

Mar 8th 2020, 11:00 AM 17,489 Views 29 Comments

The England centre was dismissed with six minutes left during the win against Wales at Twickenham.

# six-nations - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Letter of rugby laws would see Marler hit with a minimum 12-week ban
# Crime And Punishment
From The42
# Crime And Punishment

Letter of rugby laws would see Marler hit with a minimum 12-week ban

Mar 7th 2020, 9:57 PM 25,572 Views 41 Comments

Alun Wyn Jones bemoaned the lack of action on the incident from officials.

Tuilagi red card mars England's Triple Crown-sealing win over Wales
# Over The Top
From The42
# Over The Top

Tuilagi red card mars England's Triple Crown-sealing win over Wales

Mar 7th 2020, 7:21 PM 45,150 Views 54 Comments

Eddie Jones’ side were dominant and 33-16 up before the explosive centre smashed into George North.

As it happened: England v Wales, Six Nations
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: England v Wales, Six Nations

Mar 7th 2020, 3:45 PM 50,709 Views 9 Comments

Ireland’s game is off, but the Six Nations rumbled on and we went minute-by-minute.

# six-nations - Friday 6 March, 2020

Scotland make three changes for French showdown as Brown prepares for 50th cap
# And The Team Is...
From The42
# And The Team Is...

Scotland make three changes for French showdown as Brown prepares for 50th cap

Mar 6th 2020, 3:54 PM 5,081 Views 2 Comments

Gregor Townsend’s side will host the Six Nations Test on Sunday.

UK and Irish politicians up the ante to keep Six Nations on free-to-air TV
# Pie In The Sky
From The42
# Pie In The Sky

UK and Irish politicians up the ante to keep Six Nations on free-to-air TV

Updated Mar 6th 2020, 3:00 PM 16,929 Views 16 Comments

Chief executives of the Welsh, English and Scottish unions have been asked by British parliament if they plan to sell broadcasting rights to Sky TV.

Galthié doubting Thomas’ ability to do job against the Scots
# Ready Teddy Go
From The42
# Ready Teddy Go

Galthié doubting Thomas’ ability to do job against the Scots

Mar 6th 2020, 1:28 PM 7,122 Views 3 Comments

French coach drops inconsistent French winger Teddy Thomas for Sunday’s big game in Murrayfield.

# six-nations - Thursday 5 March, 2020

‘Six Nations has been undermined even further by postponements’
# Fixture Chaos
From The42
# Fixture Chaos

‘Six Nations has been undermined even further by postponements’

Mar 5th 2020, 2:06 PM 11,696 Views 9 Comments

Eddie O’Sullivan believes re-fixing Italy games was only call to make – but says structure of tournament remains deeply flawed.

Six Nations 'fully intends' to complete championship as Italy v England postponed
# BACKLOG
From The42
# BACKLOG

Six Nations 'fully intends' to complete championship as Italy v England postponed

Mar 5th 2020, 1:21 PM 3,914 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, Munster and Connacht have seen Pro14 visits to Italy postponed.

Andy Farrell's Ireland training against Ulster to keep sharp for Six Nations
# Opposition
From The42
# Opposition

Andy Farrell's Ireland training against Ulster to keep sharp for Six Nations

Mar 5th 2020, 1:04 PM 7,865 Views 3 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side will provide opposition at today’s session.

Wilson and Watson for England XV as Wales bring back Liam Williams
# Game On
From The42
# Game On

Wilson and Watson for England XV as Wales bring back Liam Williams

Mar 5th 2020, 11:06 AM 6,675 Views 3 Comments

The pair have missed out on international duty since featuring the World Cup final.