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#Six Nations

# six-nations - Thursday 5 March, 2020

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 6,676 Views 3 Comments

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

Six Nations to postpone Italy-England match in Rome
# Covid-19
From The42
# Covid-19

Six Nations to postpone Italy-England match in Rome

Mar 5th 2020, 9:36 AM 26,204 Views 38 Comments

There was an option to play the fixture behind closed doors, but organisers have moved to postpone it until later in the year.

# six-nations - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

‘Losing the Six Nations on free-to-air TV would be like losing the All-Ireland finals’
# Bidding War
From The42
# Bidding War

‘Losing the Six Nations on free-to-air TV would be like losing the All-Ireland finals’

Mar 4th 2020, 6:19 PM 20,283 Views 35 Comments

Campaign has begun to change legislation and protect Six Nations from going behind pay-wall.

# six-nations - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

TV figures or TV money - the Six Nations has a massive decision to make
# Paywall
From The42
# Paywall

TV figures or TV money - the Six Nations has a massive decision to make

Mar 3rd 2020, 7:05 PM 10,740 Views 12 Comments

There are many strands to the huge decision facing the championship and its six unions.

'He tells the story that I kind of threw him under the bus with ROG, but that's not the case'
# Foot And Mouth
From The42
# Foot And Mouth

'He tells the story that I kind of threw him under the bus with ROG, but that's not the case'

Mar 3rd 2020, 6:04 PM 49,273 Views 6 Comments

Shedding light on 2001′s foot-and-mouth-impacted Six Nations, Eddie O’Sullivan recalls his having to convince Warren Gatland to drop Ronan O’Gara after a Murrayfield disaster.

# six-nations - Monday 2 March, 2020

'The kids don't care whether you win, lose or draw. They just want to have the craic'
# Family First
From The42
# Family First

'The kids don't care whether you win, lose or draw. They just want to have the craic'

Mar 2nd 2020, 12:38 PM 9,509 Views 14 Comments

Ireland flanker Peter O’Mahony on the influence of his father and bouncing back from disappointments.

RTÉ and Virgin Media could lose Six Nations to Sky or BT Sport
# Up In The Air
From The42
# Up In The Air

RTÉ and Virgin Media could lose Six Nations to Sky or BT Sport

Mar 2nd 2020, 12:25 PM 26,698 Views 43 Comments

Negotiations on new TV rights deal up for grabs now but industry source dismisses story as ‘scaremongering’.

20-year-old Ryan Baird links up with Ireland's Six Nations squad
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

20-year-old Ryan Baird links up with Ireland's Six Nations squad

Mar 2nd 2020, 11:11 AM 15,280 Views 35 Comments

Andy Farrell has named a 35-man training squad, with Will Addison missing.

Coronavirus leaves Six Nations fixtures in the balance; meetings in Paris today
# D Day
From The42
# D Day

Coronavirus leaves Six Nations fixtures in the balance; meetings in Paris today

Mar 2nd 2020, 8:12 AM 23,783 Views 25 Comments

Organisers of the tournament will meet today to draw up a crisis plan.

# six-nations - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Biggar emerges as injury doubt for Wales after limping out of Northampton loss to Saracens
# Waiting Game
From The42
# Waiting Game

Biggar emerges as injury doubt for Wales after limping out of Northampton loss to Saracens

Feb 29th 2020, 7:44 PM 5,319 Views 1 Comment

The 30-year-old lasted just 20 minutes into the Saints’ 27-21 defeat by the English champions.

Ireland's Six Nations fixture against France in serious doubt as government announce ban on public gatherings
# Six Nations
From The42
# Six Nations

Ireland's Six Nations fixture against France in serious doubt as government announce ban on public gatherings

Feb 29th 2020, 4:08 PM 51,936 Views 37 Comments

The French government held an exceptional cabinet meeting on Saturday as they seek to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

The minister, coronavirus and the IRFU: It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it
# Viral News
From The42
# Viral News

The minister, coronavirus and the IRFU: It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it

Feb 29th 2020, 11:40 AM 5,932 Views 2 Comments

The IRFU found themselves at the end of communication breakdown from government this week.

'When you're leading an orchestra, you've got to turn your back on the audience'
# The Conductor
From The42
# The Conductor

'When you're leading an orchestra, you've got to turn your back on the audience'

Feb 29th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,140 Views 15 Comments

The pressure is building on Johnny Sexton but he insists he can block out the background noise.

# six-nations - Friday 28 February, 2020

'I'm well used to the criticism, I've had it for my whole career... keep it coming'
# Gutted
From The42
# Gutted

'I'm well used to the criticism, I've had it for my whole career... keep it coming'

Feb 28th 2020, 2:08 PM 20,266 Views 37 Comments

Johnny Sexton feels Ireland could have dealt with England’s linespeed better.

Ireland still waiting for clarity on Italy game rescheduling with October a possibility
# New Plans
From The42
# New Plans

Ireland still waiting for clarity on Italy game rescheduling with October a possibility

Feb 28th 2020, 1:05 PM 5,212 Views 9 Comments

Andy Farrell’s squad will train next week even without a game to play.

# six-nations - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Heaven, hell and purgatory - the story behind Caelan Doris' Six Nations
# Caelan Doris
From The42
# Caelan Doris

Heaven, hell and purgatory - the story behind Caelan Doris' Six Nations

Feb 27th 2020, 5:12 AM 7,991 Views 10 Comments

Catapulted into the team, injured within four minutes of his debut, now playing the waiting game, the 21-year-old has had a rollercoaster start to international rugby.

# six-nations - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Six Nations confirms England's game in Rome is still ON
# Covid-19
From The42
# Covid-19

Six Nations confirms England's game in Rome is still ON

Feb 26th 2020, 5:42 PM 16,064 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s game against France also to go ahead as scheduled – unless there is further government intervention.

Ireland v Italy off - so what happens next?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Ireland v Italy off - so what happens next?

Feb 26th 2020, 5:08 PM 11,172 Views 9 Comments

The decision to postpone next month’s Six Nations match will cause chaos with the rugby calendar. Deciding when to play it again is just one of the big problems rugby’s top brass have to solve.

Ireland to proceed with two-day camp and make new plans after Italy game postponed
# PLAN OF ACTION
From The42
# PLAN OF ACTION

Ireland to proceed with two-day camp and make new plans after Italy game postponed

Feb 26th 2020, 3:20 PM 12,557 Views 21 Comments

Ireland now turn their attention towards a visit to Paris on 14 March.

Analysis: The small details that make a huge difference in winning the aerial battle
# Contest
From The42
# Contest

Analysis: The small details that make a huge difference in winning the aerial battle

Feb 26th 2020, 1:14 PM 9,084 Views 9 Comments

Professional performance analyst Eoin Toolan examines the contests in the air in this Six Nations.

# six-nations - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Remembering the last time the Six Nations ended up in chaos
# Only A Game?
From The42
# Only A Game?

Remembering the last time the Six Nations ended up in chaos

Updated Feb 25th 2020, 8:45 PM 49,548 Views 31 Comments

The Ireland v Italy game is almost certain to be postponed because of the Coronavirus, evoking memories of 2001 when the foot and mouth crisis forced rugby to look at the bigger picture.

Tangles at Twickenham, bringing 'the edge', and a conversation with O'Connell
# Niggle
From The42
# Niggle

Tangles at Twickenham, bringing 'the edge', and a conversation with O'Connell

Feb 25th 2020, 8:23 PM 13,690 Views 14 Comments

23-year-old James Ryan was particularly aggressive as Ireland lost to England on Sunday.

Major blow for Ireland as star player Peat ruled out for remainder of Six Nations
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Major blow for Ireland as star player Peat ruled out for remainder of Six Nations

Feb 25th 2020, 3:38 PM 7,448 Views 3 Comments

An ankle injury has forced 39-year-old prop Lindsay Peat out.

'If Murray is playing that first half for England, he's probably man of the match'
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

'If Murray is playing that first half for England, he's probably man of the match'

Updated Feb 25th 2020, 3:00 PM 58,999 Views 73 Comments

Ireland lock James Ryan says the forwards need to make life easier for Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton.

Prolific Welsh wing Adams ruled out for three months after suffering ankle injury against France
# Latest Blow
From The42
# Latest Blow

Prolific Welsh wing Adams ruled out for three months after suffering ankle injury against France

Feb 25th 2020, 2:37 PM 2,332 Views 0 Comments

The 24-year-old may return for the latter stages of the Cardiff Blues’ Guinness Pro14 campaign, per the WRU.

‘A win over England isn't going to define our championship’
# Hurting
From The42
# Hurting

‘A win over England isn't going to define our championship’

Feb 25th 2020, 1:31 PM 3,066 Views 0 Comments

Wales back-rower Taulupe Faletau maintains his country has loftier ambitions than to simply get one over the old enemy.

Mako Vunipola to miss Wales game as Watson returns
# Blow
From The42
# Blow

Mako Vunipola to miss Wales game as Watson returns

Feb 25th 2020, 11:07 AM 2,886 Views 0 Comments

Eddie Jones is planning without the giant prop for their crucial round four game in Twickenham.

We can still win this year's Six Nations, says Andy Farrell
# Rallying Call
From The42
# Rallying Call

We can still win this year's Six Nations, says Andy Farrell

Feb 25th 2020, 6:24 AM 5,672 Views 14 Comments

Ireland coach was hurt by Sunday’s defeat to England but still thinks his side can have a say in this year’s championship.

# six-nations - Monday 24 February, 2020

It’s time for Farrell to give youth its fling
# New START
From The42
# New START

It’s time for Farrell to give youth its fling

Feb 24th 2020, 3:44 PM 19,118 Views 63 Comments

While there is no need for panic, the Ireland coach does need to make changes and be brave.

Analysis: England's clever kicking pressures Sexton and Stockdale into errors
# Kick To Score
From The42
# Kick To Score

Analysis: England's clever kicking pressures Sexton and Stockdale into errors

Updated Feb 24th 2020, 12:06 PM 29,526 Views 42 Comments

The English intelligently picked apart Ireland’s defence with some clever touches.

If you can't change the result - then change the players
# Beaten Up
From The42
# Beaten Up

If you can't change the result - then change the players

Feb 24th 2020, 6:59 AM 19,951 Views 79 Comments

That’s three defeats on the spin now for Ireland against England. Dropping a third of the side is no longer an area for debate but a necessity.

# six-nations - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Healy injured in Ireland defeat but Farrell feels bench players 'did really well'
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

Healy injured in Ireland defeat but Farrell feels bench players 'did really well'

Feb 23rd 2020, 9:34 PM 12,691 Views 33 Comments

The Ireland boss will now consider making changes for the clash with Italy in two weekends’ time.

A tough day for captain Johnny Sexton on a tough day for Andy Farrell's Ireland
# Captain
From The42
# Captain

A tough day for captain Johnny Sexton on a tough day for Andy Farrell's Ireland

Feb 23rd 2020, 8:26 PM 15,066 Views 57 Comments

The 34-year-old missed his two kicks at goal and made an error for England’s opening try.

'I don't need vindication... some of you guys are so clever' - Eddie Jones
# Selection
From The42
# Selection

'I don't need vindication... some of you guys are so clever' - Eddie Jones

Feb 23rd 2020, 6:14 PM 15,654 Views 15 Comments

The England boss said his side’s win over Ireland could have been declared at half-time.

Player ratings: how we scored Ireland's performance in deflating England defeat
# Out Of 10
From The42
# Out Of 10

Player ratings: how we scored Ireland's performance in deflating England defeat

Feb 23rd 2020, 5:19 PM 74,991 Views 121 Comments

24-12 final score doesn’t tell the full story of Twickenham performance.

Ireland left reeling at Twickenham as outstanding England batter Farrell's men
# Bad
From The42
# Bad

Ireland left reeling at Twickenham as outstanding England batter Farrell's men

Feb 23rd 2020, 4:55 PM 35,067 Views 144 Comments

Eddie Jones’ side delivered their best performance since the World Cup semi-final against the All Blacks last year.

Sexton spill gifts England an early try at Twickenham From The42

Sexton spill gifts England an early try at Twickenham

Feb 23rd 2020, 3:19 PM 12,402 Views 44 Comments

George Ford pounces on Sexton error to score the game’s opening try.

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

As it happened: England v Ireland, Six Nations

Feb 23rd 2020, 1:57 PM 78,064 Views 91 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as Andy Farrell’s resurgent Ireland faced the World Cup finalists.

'Any time that you are able to lift a trophy for your country is huge'
# Triple Crown
From The42
# Triple Crown

'Any time that you are able to lift a trophy for your country is huge'

Feb 23rd 2020, 7:00 AM 14,706 Views 19 Comments

Ireland are on the hunt for a Triple Crown against England at Twickenham today.